Mandi Johnson

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Vehicular homicide trial postponed until March

The trial date for an Orcas man accused of vehicular homicide has…

  • Feb 6th, 2019 12:12pm
Stills from the security camera submitted as evidence

Case thrown out due to government misconduct

A criminal case being tried in San Juan County District Court has…

  • Feb 5th, 2019 2:28pm
Stills from the security camera submitted as evidence

Investigation finds former Sen. Ranker harassed employee

An independent investigation into allegations of sexual harassment by former Sen. Kevin…

  • Feb 1st, 2019 6:01pm

Measles outbreak spreads across Washington

A highly contagious infectious disease is slowly making its way through the…

  • Jan 31st, 2019 3:53pm

Kaiser Permanente denies airlift services

Kaiser Permanente denied 20 air ambulance flights from the San Juan Islands…

  • Jan 29th, 2019 11:15am

Gov. Inslee says orcas are a priority

The Southern resident orcas are among Gov. Jay Inslee’s top priorities in…

  • Jan 23rd, 2019 1:30am

Property owner files a legal complaint about vacation rentals

An Orcas man is intending to sue the county, a state agency…

  • Jan 22nd, 2019 5:21pm

Vikings take on Wolverines at home

The Orcas Island High School Vikings battled the Friday Harbor High School…

  • Jan 21st, 2019 1:47pm
Nick Power at an election forum on Orcas in 2019.

Inquiries into county candidate’s campaigns

The Public Disclosure Commission is looking into accusations that Nick Power violated…

  • Jan 21st, 2019 12:49pm
Nick Power at an election forum on Orcas in 2019.

Kenneth Gibbs talks high-energy at ‘Meeting of the Minds’

Energy invisible to the human eye is falling to the planet’s surface…

  • Jan 16th, 2019 1:30am

Orca task force is briefed on state budget

Gov. Jay Inslee is committed to saving the Southern resident orca population…

  • Jan 15th, 2019 4:11pm

Sean Hunter pleads guilty rape of a child

((Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story stated Hunter was sentenced…

  • Jan 15th, 2019 10:13am

Top 10 stories of 2018 | Part 2

At the end of the year, The Islands’ Sounder takes a look…

  • Jan 8th, 2019 10:29am

Two Southern resident orcas nearing death

Two Southern resident orcas nearing death

  • Jan 7th, 2019 10:45am
The retaining wall at the Orcas ferry landing was extended to provide a protected pathway to the future pedestrian park.

Councilmember Rick Hughes year-end review

Update: A previous version of this article (including the one in print)…

  • Jan 2nd, 2019 2:45pm
The retaining wall at the Orcas ferry landing was extended to provide a protected pathway to the future pedestrian park.

CenturyLink outage disrupts 911 services

Communities across the nation were without the ability to call 911 due…

  • Dec 28th, 2018 11:29am

Area tribes address Canadian officials about oil pipeline expansion

Four Washington Native American tribes won’t let international borders stop their voices…

  • Dec 26th, 2018 4:11pm

Sea snails struggle in the Salish Sea

The Southern resident orcas aren’t the only species headed toward extinction in…

  • Dec 20th, 2018 9:38am

Salish Sea hatcheries to increase salmon stocks

When the demand for a product increases, a company will often raise…

  • Dec 20th, 2018 9:38am

Paul Allen leaves a legacy on the San Juan Islands

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen not only left a substantial impact on the…

  • Dec 17th, 2018 4:56pm

Don’t drink and drive | Reporter’s notebook

Don’t drink and drive | Reporter’s notebook

  • Dec 16th, 2018 1:30am

County adopts Complete Streets ordinance

Walkers, cyclists and drivers are all critical to San Juan County road…

  • Dec 10th, 2018 9:27am

Local voters upstage neighbors | SJC has highest turnout in state

San Juan County residents are the most active voters in the state.…

  • Dec 7th, 2018 1:30am

Colleen Smith is the 2018 ‘Flat Person’ for Orcas Island Community Foundation

Each year, the Orcas Island Community Foundation features a “flat person” as…

  • Dec 4th, 2018 4:32pm

Ocean Night at the Sea View Theatre: ‘Beneath the Salish Sea’ movie screening

Head out to the Sea View Theatre for an underwater odyssey through…

  • Nov 28th, 2018 10:05am

Vacation rental violations begin collecting fines

More than 40 people have paid nearly $58,000 in penalties since new…

  • Nov 27th, 2018 1:30am

Port of Orcas approves 2019 budget

In 2019, the Port of Orcas is projecting to spend only 72…

  • Nov 21st, 2018 1:30am

OPALCO reaches out to membership with listening sessions

Low member turnout at Orcas Power and Light Cooperative’s four-island listening sessions…

  • Nov 18th, 2018 1:30am

Friday Harbor Labs scientist first speaker in Ocean Night series

SeaDoc Society held its inaugural family-friendly, multimedia-focused Ocean Night at Sea View…

  • Nov 14th, 2018 12:43pm

Forums tackle prevalence of poverty

Behind the million-dollar homes and celebrity residents of the San Juan Islands,…

  • Nov 14th, 2018 12:17pm

Orcas Island School honors veterans

The annual Veteran’s Day assembly held at the Orcas Island School on…

  • Nov 14th, 2018 1:30am

‘La Cage aux Folles’ at Orcas Center | Review

Fun and fanciful, the Orcas Center’s production of “La Cage aux Folles”…

  • Nov 13th, 2018 2:35pm

Get your drag on at ‘La Cage aux Folles’

Men in dresses and heels, what more could you want? In early…

  • Nov 1st, 2018 1:30am

Candidates debate the issues at Orcas forum

Seven candidates vying for a variety of government offices gathered to discuss…

  • Oct 23rd, 2018 1:30am

Orcas kids have filmmaking workshop during film festival

Nine young Orcas Islanders got an opportunity most people only ever dream…

  • Oct 18th, 2018 1:30am

Susan Bradbury opening the door to a healthy future | Women in Business profile

Susan Bradbury wants to lead people to metaphorically open doors to their…

  • Oct 16th, 2018 4:07pm

Renowned scientist Frans de Waal talks animal intellect

For more than four decades, Frans de Waal has studied primates to…

  • Oct 10th, 2018 1:30am

The islands glow purple through the month of October in recognition of domestic violence victims

For the month of October, SAFE San Juans hopes to make the…

  • Oct 2nd, 2018 1:30am

Christina Orchid’s pop-up crab shack, Oct. 4–7

If you ever had a-hankerin’ for a squid po’ boy, Christina Orchid…

  • Oct 1st, 2018 9:45am

Orcas native Jake Knapp releases second book

Following the success of his first book “Sprint: How to Solve Big…

  • Sep 29th, 2018 1:30am