What will you do with one arm behind your back? | Editorial

  • Jun 29, 2016 at 1:30AM

For more than 30 years, the Orcas Island Education Foundation has been providing support to our public schools to make up for the failure of Washington state legislature to fully fund education.


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No EMS, call a taxi?

  • Today at 1:30AM

There are three basic protection services on which we all rely and take for granted; fire, police and emergence medical service. San Juan Island is on the brink of losing our EMS. Funding entitlement expires Dec. 31, 2016 if Proposition 1 fails to garner at least 60 percent of the vote in our fast approaching election!

15th annual San Juan Island Lavender Festival Pelindaba Lavender Farm

  • Jul 16, 2016 at 1:30AM

This coming weekend Pelindaba Lavender Farm will be hosting the San Juan Island Lavender Festival. All are invited to come see, smell, hear, touch and taste The Complete Lavender Experience™ – July 16 & 17, 2016. Festival activities are scheduled 10am - 5pm both days. The event is free and open to the public. Ample parking is available.

EMS ā€“ will it survive even with a levy increase?-letters

  • Jul 14, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 9:30AM

EMS – will it survive even with a levy increase?-letters

Why we report on court cases | Editorial

  • Jul 12, 2016 at 1:30AM

Why do we write court stories? Are we being sensational? We are a close-knit community – should we really be reading about people's private lives? How does the Sounder choose which law and justice stories to write about? These are some of the questions raised in emails and on our websites by our readers.

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