When "death by chocolate” cupcakes are served, you know it’s going to be a good meeting. Libby Garcia held her first Death Cafe session on Orcas in January, and a group of 75 people showed up.
The first time Katie Zwilling was asked to cover up while breastfeeding at an Eastsound business, she carried around her anger with her for six months.
Washington State Ferries sails into its busy season with the spring schedule starting Sunday, March 22. Peak season surcharge fare increases go into effect May 1.
Rep. Rick Larsen, WA-02, will hold a series of town hall meetings with constituents to share information about his work in Congress and answer questions.
The Eastsound Planning and Review Committee, the Orcas Chamber of Commerce and the San Juan County Council represented by Rick Hughes are hosting a town meeting to identify and consider things that can be done to enhance or improve the Eastsound village character.
The Affordable Care Act is working for thousands of families across Washington state who can access health care more easily as a result of the law that was enacted five years ago today, said Rep. Rick Larsen, WA-02.
Jeff Morris was in Sidney, B.C. today for the opening of the Anacortes to Sidney Ferry.
Aubrey Schermerhorn and Halley Parnell, former Orcas students, made the grueling journey this year in the “Scott Firefighter Stairclimb” in Seattle’s Columbia Center.
If the pen is mightier than the sword, can't it be true for all forms of art? Perhaps that is why the Lummi Nation, opponents of the proposed coal terminal at Cherry Point, north of Bellingham, carried a traditional totem pole from the far reaches of the Wyoming coal fields to its final resting place in British Columbia in 2014, and made a film about it.
After three years on the job, Orcas Island Fire Chief Kevin O'Brien has resigned from his position.
During the nearly two-week telecommunications outage in San Juan County in November of 2013, two tragic situations occurred because first responders could not help the most vulnerable in their time of need.
William Shakespeare has been dead for nearly 400 years and still his stories inspire current generations.
You send a text to your daughter. Five minutes goes by and there is no response. You wait another five, and you can feel the anxiety and impatience rising. Why hasn’t she answered?
CenturyLink will perform network switching testing of their radio and fiber facilities in the San Juan Islands on March 19 between 12 a.m. and 5 a.m.
Washington State Ferries sails into its busy season with the spring schedule starting Sunday, March 22. Peak season surcharge fare increases go into effect May 1. For this year’s spring-holiday travel, customers can beat the Mother’s Day and Memorial Day rush by reserving a space to and from the San Juan Islands. Sailings are filling fast, however WSF will release two more blocks of vehicle reservations two weeks before, and then two days before each sailing departs. Reservations are also available on the Port Townsend/Coupeville route and for international sailings between Anacortes and Sidney B.C.
A bill that would change how teachers and principals are evaluated passed the Senate Wednesday. Senate Bill 5478 would require that state tests be used in evaluating teachers’ and principals’ overall performance. In current law, state tests may be used but are not required to be used in the evaluations. The
At a public outreach meeting on Orcas last Friday, Washington State Ferries representatives made a bold claim: they are committed to a wait time of 30 minutes or less for vehicle traffic arriving to board ferries
Since the state legislature convened in mid-January, San Juan County Council Member Jamie Stephens has traveled to the state capital at least once every other week to lobby for the county’s interests in issues ranging from capital projects to jet noise.
Orcas Currents started with a truly cosmic bang last year with an astronaut discussing possible asteroid collisions with Earth.
Initiated March 9 in San Juan County Superior Court, the lawsuit contends the Community Development and Planning Department collected fees in excess of what is allowed under state law and that applicants that paid those fees are entitled to a collective refund of no less than $1.2 million.