Sounder, Journal and Weekly endorse Hughes and Palmateer | Editorial

Some local election seasons, it’s clear who our editorial staff will choose…

  • Oct 21st, 2020



Helping yourself in times of change | Guest column

Submitted by Dwight T. Colley, PsyD San Juan County Human Services Advisory…

  • Oct 20th, 2020



Celebrating LGBTQ+ history this October | Editorial

This October is the 26th annual celebration of LGBTQ+ History Month in the United States.



Supporting island restaurants amid a pandemic | Guest column

The grim reality is that many will not make it through winter.

  • Oct 9th, 2020
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Vote with confidence by mail | Guest column

Submitted by Randall K. Gaylord Voters can vote by mail with confidence…

  • Sep 30th, 2020
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Breaking the domestic violence cycle

Behaviors are learned, patterns are reinforced, cycles are repeated.

  • Sep 29th, 2020
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Time travel | Guest Column

Submitted by Denny Kaill The COVID-19 virus has caused considerable world-wide economic…

  • Sep 26th, 2020
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Pandemics take a toll on our mental health | Editorial

Economically, socially, physically and environmentally — people are feeling pushed to their limits.

Pivot plan is critical for small business survival | Guest column

Submitted by Jeremy Field, U.S. Small Business Administration, and Duane Fladland, Washington Small Business Development Center

  • Sep 11th, 2020

Upcoming specials highlight seniors, women and shopping locally | Editorial

The staff of the Islands’ Sounder, Journal of the San Juans and Islands’ Weekly will be spending the next few months writing, editing and designing three important special sections for our island communities.

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The economics of a pandemic | Guest Column

How are we doing: The economics of a pandemic

  • Sep 3rd, 2020
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Taking care of your mental health amid COVID-19 | Guest column

Submitted by Dwight T. Colley, Psy.D. Chair, San Juan County Human Services Advisory Board

  • Aug 27th, 2020
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Riding out the COVID-19 storm together | Guest column

Submitted by Erin Bernardi As San Juan County winds down our summer…

  • Aug 19th, 2020
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History – Revision by Omission | Letter

Submitted by David Turnoy Orcas Island A letter to the editor by…

  • Aug 19th, 2020

Tax credit proposal would aid local journalism

Bipartisan legislation in the U.S. House would offer tax credits to advertisers and subscribers

  • Aug 12th, 2020

Plastic Free Salish Sea with Friends intern

Kaia Friends of the San Juans’ Summer Intern My name is Kaia…

  • Aug 9th, 2020

OPALCO rebuttal to Alex MacLeod | Guest column

Submitted by Orcas Power and Light Cooperative Despite Mr. MacLeod’s repeated attempts…

  • Aug 4th, 2020

OPALCO is overpaying for mediocre leadership | Guest column

By Alex MacLeod A year or so ago I reported that we…

  • Aug 4th, 2020

Daniel Miller running for council

Submitted by Daniel Miller Former New England Antique shop owner Daniel Miller…

  • Jul 28th, 2020

Love is not tourism | Editorial

We first met when we were 15 years old. We dated when…

Orcas Women Coalition endorses Christine Minney | Guest column

Submitted by Christine Minney for San Juan County Council The Orcas Women’s…

  • Jul 22nd, 2020

Mindy Kayl running as Write-In candidate for SJC council, District 2

Submitted by Kayl for Council “As a World and community, we are…

  • Jul 28th, 2020

Sharon Kivisto runs for county council| Guest Column

Submitted by Sharon Kivisto I’m Sharon Kivisto and I’m campaigning to be…

  • Jul 14th, 2020

Steve Wehrly runs for county council| Guest Column

Submitted by Steve Wehrly I ask you to vote for me because…

  • Jul 14th, 2020

Expanding restaurant capacity is dangerous | Guest column

By Michael Riordan Michael Riordan writes about science, technology and public policy.…

  • Jul 15th, 2020

San Juan County’s Coronavirus future

by Michael Riordan, who writes about science, technology and public policy from…

  • May 27th, 2020

Wearing masks to protect others | Guest column

By Jim Corenman, San Juan Island I was disappointed to see the…

  • May 1st, 2020


By Mara Williams, ANP-BC Dietrich Klinghardt, MD, Ph.D., an internationally renowned physician,…

  • Apr 7th, 2020

A story of hope

By Glenn Aufderhar A happy story from the great flu epidemic of…

  • Apr 5th, 2020

We can’t ignore coronavirus | Editorial

As islanders, it can be unsettling when the “outside world” comes slipping…

Updated Presidential Primary/Caucus/Convention Procedure

Submitted by David Turnoy The procedure for choosing presidential nominees has changed…

  • Feb 11th, 2020

Celebrate Black History Month

It’s troubling — but not surprising — to note that the San…

The pursuit of money versus the prosperity of orcas | Guest column

Submitted by Sorrel North Another Southern resident orca is missing and presumed…

  • Feb 4th, 2020

OPALCO should reconsider dam stance | Guest column

Submitted by Elisabeth Robson I hope that Orcas Power and Light Cooperative…

  • Jan 20th, 2020

What it means to register as a sex offender

Periodically, the sheriff’s log will feature entries regarding sex offender residence checks.…

Start the new year off with our special sections | Editorial

In the first quarter of the new year, your island papers are…

  • Jan 7th, 2020

Good news from around the world in 2019 | Editorial

The Island’s Weekly would like to look beyond the borders of our…

A shuffle of positions at the island newspapers

Staff report There have been a few changes in the island newspapers…

  • Dec 17th, 2019

Giving thanks | Readers share what they are thankful for this year

It has become a tradition for our island newspapers to share anonymous…

  • Nov 26th, 2019

Lopez School needs proactive leadership | Guest column

Submitted by Chris Aiken From recent allegations of sexual harassment to a…

  • Nov 20th, 2019