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A shuffle of positions at the island newspapers

A shuffle of positions at the island newspapers

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

  • Dec 17th, 2019
A shuffle of positions at the island newspapers
Giving thanks | Readers share what they are thankful for this year

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
Giving thanks | Readers share what they are thankful for this year
An abundance of opportunities to shop here at home | Editorial

An abundance of opportunities to shop here at home | Editorial

Thanksgiving is a week away, and with that comes the launch of…

An abundance of opportunities to shop here at home | Editorial
Bipartisan hope emerging on climate change | Guest column

Bipartisan hope emerging on climate change | Guest column

Submitted by Mark Reynolds and Ryan T. Palmateer It appears Republicans and…

  • Nov 23rd, 2019
Bipartisan hope emerging on climate change | Guest column
Lopez School needs proactive leadership | Guest column

Lopez School needs proactive leadership | Guest column

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

  • Nov 20th, 2019
Lopez School needs proactive leadership | Guest column
A Quieter Violence: Spiritual Bypassing | Guest column

A Quieter Violence: Spiritual Bypassing | Guest column

Submitted by Erica Karnes Struggling with feelings of sadness and despair lately?…

  • Nov 5th, 2019
A Quieter Violence: Spiritual Bypassing | Guest column
Thanks for support of SAFE San Juans | Guest column

Thanks for support of SAFE San Juans | Guest column

Submitted by the SAFE San Juans Team SAFE San Juans is pleased…

  • Nov 5th, 2019
Thanks for support of SAFE San Juans | Guest column
Proposition 2 will benefit our island community

Proposition 2 will benefit our island community

Submitted by Ken Carrasco Elections such as the one coming up this…

  • Oct 24th, 2019
Proposition 2 will benefit our island community
Sexual harassment, victim-blaming and the future of Lopez | Guest column

Sexual harassment, victim-blaming and the future of Lopez | Guest column

Submitted by Erica Karnes Any culture wherein sexual violence is upheld as…

  • Oct 23rd, 2019
Sexual harassment, victim-blaming and the future of Lopez | Guest column
Women in business: why we matter

Women in business: why we matter

by Diane Craig Staff reporter Why, after nearly three decades, do we…

  • Oct 15th, 2019
Women in business: why we matter
Domestic Violence Awareness month in the San Juans | Guest column

Domestic Violence Awareness month in the San Juans | Guest column

Submitted by Samantha Community Advocate and Therapist for SAFE San Juans In…

  • Oct 10th, 2019
Domestic Violence Awareness month in the San Juans | Guest column
OPALCO, dam removal opposition should wait for scientific study completion | Guest column

OPALCO, dam removal opposition should wait for scientific study completion | Guest column

Submitted by Chris and Chom Greacen Orcas Power and Light Cooperative is…

  • Oct 1st, 2019
OPALCO, dam removal opposition should wait for scientific study completion | Guest column
Sex and the Scapegoat

Sex and the Scapegoat

Submitted by Eleanor Burke As an old English idiom goes, “hell hath…

  • Oct 1st, 2019
Sex and the Scapegoat
There’s a better way to resolve conflict | Guest column

There’s a better way to resolve conflict | Guest column

Submitted by Kimberly Vora I am writing in regards to the conflict…

  • Oct 1st, 2019
There’s a better way to resolve conflict | Guest column
Update on Washington State Democratic presidential candidate selection process

Update on Washington State Democratic presidential candidate selection process

By David Turnoy, Chair, San Juan County Democrats For those of you…

  • Sep 10th, 2019
Update on Washington State Democratic presidential candidate selection process
Lopez Island School District under fire for discrimination and sexually hostile work environment | Guest column

Lopez Island School District under fire for discrimination and sexually hostile work environment | Guest column

Submitted by Cedar Law PLLC Cedar Law PLLC, a Seattle-based education firm,…

  • Sep 9th, 2019
Lopez Island School District under fire for discrimination and sexually hostile work environment | Guest column
Eliminate the private automobile

Eliminate the private automobile

Submitted by Stephen Carter I have a modest proposal. Let’s eliminate the…

  • Aug 27th, 2019
Eliminate the private automobile
Respect for the whales | Guest Column

Respect for the whales | Guest Column

Submitted by Mike Conner Born into a sea of noise, Tahlequah’s calf…

  • Aug 27th, 2019
Respect for the whales | Guest Column
The realities of paddleboarding | Reporter’s notebook

The realities of paddleboarding | Reporter’s notebook

In the last 10 years, the sport of stand-up paddleboarding has exploded,…

  • Aug 27th, 2019
The realities of paddleboarding | Reporter’s notebook
Heartfelt thanks to the Stand Up Men

Heartfelt thanks to the Stand Up Men

Submitted by Dave Dunaway Executive Director SAFE San Juans Four years ago…

  • Aug 20th, 2019
Heartfelt thanks to the Stand Up Men

Fourth of July Lions Fun Run/Walk results

Ian M. Lange special for the Weekly Lopezians and friends, again you…

  • Jul 19th, 2019

Endangered Southern resident orcas absent from the Salish Sea for the first June on record

Submitted on behalf of all the contributing organizations The endangered Southern resident…

  • Jul 9th, 2019
Kaiser investigation imperils county emergency services| Guest column

Kaiser investigation imperils county emergency services| Guest column

Submitted by Dr. Loren Johnson As reported in the Journal, the State…

  • Jul 9th, 2019
Kaiser investigation imperils county emergency services| Guest column
Summer update from the land bank | Guest column

Summer update from the land bank | Guest column

by Lincoln Bormann Land Bank Director The San Juan County Land Bank…

  • Jul 9th, 2019
Summer update from the land bank | Guest column
Remember: personal fireworks are illegal | Editorial

Remember: personal fireworks are illegal | Editorial

They glisten across the night sky and symbolize the rocket’s red glare…

  • Jul 1st, 2019
Remember: personal fireworks are illegal | Editorial
Why the friends?

Why the friends?

Submitted by George Lawson Departing daily at 7 a.m. from Quackenbush dock…

  • Jun 28th, 2019
Why the friends?
Tourism Mitigation Board

Tourism Mitigation Board

Submitted by Gregg Blomberg I believe San Juan County needs a Tourism…

  • Jun 17th, 2019
Tourism Mitigation Board
Long term health care needed

Long term health care needed

By Evan Perrollaz, Inter Island Healthcare Foundation member, administrator of the Village…

  • Jun 7th, 2019
Long term health care needed
Keep the original ferries

Keep the original ferries

Submitted by Mark Schmid Dear Washington State, I write to you about…

  • May 30th, 2019
Keep the original ferries
Remembering Martin Friedmann

Remembering Martin Friedmann

The recent obituary of Martin Friedmann (Feb. 27, 2019) was very interesting…

  • Apr 26th, 2019
Remembering Martin Friedmann
Re: Steve Bristow’s guest column

Re: Steve Bristow’s guest column

By Rhea Y. Miller In response to the guest column by Steve…

  • Apr 26th, 2019
Re: Steve Bristow’s guest column
Breaking free from alcohol addiction | Editorial

Breaking free from alcohol addiction | Editorial

Overcoming alcohol addiction may feel like a Herculean task, but it can…

Breaking free from alcohol addiction | Editorial
A Love Letter to the Earth and the Salish Sea

A Love Letter to the Earth and the Salish Sea

By Chom Greacen, Community Rights San Juan Islands Dear Earth, Dear Salish…

  • Apr 16th, 2019
A Love Letter to the Earth and the Salish Sea
Spring is special section season

Spring is special section season

The sweet smell of freshly mowed grass and the warm sun on…

Spring is special section season
30 years; remembering the Exxon Valdez oil spill | Guest Column

30 years; remembering the Exxon Valdez oil spill | Guest Column

by Kimbal Sundberg Imagine waking up in the San Juans and smelling…

  • Mar 27th, 2019
30 years; remembering the Exxon Valdez oil spill | Guest Column
Navy announces massive Growler expansion | Guest Column

Navy announces massive Growler expansion | Guest Column

Submitted by Rhea Miller In an unprecedented move and over the objections…

  • Mar 21st, 2019
Navy announces massive Growler expansion | Guest Column
The only solution to save the orca: peace and quiet | Guest column

The only solution to save the orca: peace and quiet | Guest column

Submitted by Sorrel North For nearly a year, Gov. Jay Inslee’s task…

  • Mar 11th, 2019
The only solution to save the orca: peace and quiet | Guest column
The art of being prepared | Editorial

The art of being prepared | Editorial

San Juan County residents are passionate about disaster preparedness. And we are…

The art of being prepared | Editorial
Local Harbor seal survives gunshot wound

Local Harbor seal survives gunshot wound

Submitted by The Whale Museum On Saturday, Jan. 26, a harbor seal…

  • Feb 22nd, 2019
Local Harbor seal survives gunshot wound

Former Senator Kevin Ranker releases statement regarding sexual harassment allegations | Guest Column

by Kevin Ranker Former state senator, D-Orcas This week a Senate investigation…

  • Feb 1st, 2019