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Daniel Miller running for council

Daniel Miller running for council

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

  • Jul 28th, 2020
Daniel Miller running for council
Orcas Women Coalition endorses Christine Minney | Guest column

Orcas Women Coalition endorses Christine Minney | Guest column

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

  • Jul 22nd, 2020
Orcas Women Coalition endorses Christine Minney | Guest column
Love is not tourism | Editorial

Love is not tourism | Editorial

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

Love is not tourism | Editorial
Expanding restaurant capacity is dangerous | Guest column

Expanding restaurant capacity is dangerous | Guest column

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

  • Jul 15th, 2020
Expanding restaurant capacity is dangerous | Guest column
Steve Wehrly runs for county council| Guest Column

Steve Wehrly runs for county council| Guest Column

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

  • Jul 14th, 2020
Steve Wehrly runs for county council| Guest Column
Sharon Kivisto runs for county council| Guest Column

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
Sharon Kivisto runs for county council| Guest Column
San Juan County’s Coronavirus future

San Juan County’s Coronavirus future

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

  • May 27th, 2020
San Juan County’s Coronavirus future
Wearing masks to protect others | Guest column

Wearing masks to protect others | Guest column

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

  • May 1st, 2020
Wearing masks to protect others | Guest column
COVID19

COVID19

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

  • Apr 7th, 2020
COVID19
A story of hope

A story of hope

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

  • Apr 5th, 2020
A story of hope
We can’t ignore coronavirus | Editorial

We can’t ignore coronavirus | Editorial

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

We can’t ignore coronavirus | Editorial
Celebrate Black History Month

Celebrate Black History Month

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

Celebrate Black History Month
Updated Presidential Primary/Caucus/Convention Procedure

Updated Presidential Primary/Caucus/Convention Procedure

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

  • Feb 11th, 2020
Updated Presidential Primary/Caucus/Convention Procedure
The pursuit of money versus the prosperity of orcas | Guest column

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
The pursuit of money versus the prosperity of orcas | Guest column
What it means to register as a sex offender

What it means to register as a sex offender

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

What it means to register as a sex offender
OPALCO should reconsider dam stance | Guest column

OPALCO should reconsider dam stance | Guest column

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

  • Jan 20th, 2020
OPALCO should reconsider dam stance | Guest column
Start the new year off with our special sections | Editorial

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
Start the new year off with our special sections | Editorial
Good news from around the world in 2019 | Editorial

Good news from around the world in 2019 | Editorial

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

Good news from around the world in 2019 | Editorial
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