Opinion

Keep vessels away from Southern resident orcas | Guest column

by Mike Conner, Sorrel North, Jean Behnke, Ken Akopiantz, Andre Entermann and…

  • Nov 17th, 2018

 

Dissonance means Democracy | Letters

We applaud the passion and motivation of islanders who have written letters…

 

Thoughts from a Jew on Orcas Island | Opinion

by David Kobrin Special to the Sounder I write as a Jew…

  • Nov 4th, 2018

 

Remembering veterans | Guest Column

by Phil Peterson Special to the Sounder John Kennedy once said that…

  • Nov 2nd, 2018

Sounder endorses Brandli for judge | Editorial

We had a difficult decision in choosing who to endorse for district…

  • Oct 31st, 2018

Yes to REET | Editorial

Staff report We support the affordable housing measure on this November’s ballot.…

  • Oct 30th, 2018

Yes for Power | Letter

It is with great enthusiasm that I offer my endorsement of Nick…

  • Oct 30th, 2018
A painting of Joseph Bettis by Gabriele Beyer.

When disaster strikes in the remote waters of Canada | Guest Column

by Gabriele Beyer Special to the Sounder The leaves glowed golden along…

  • Oct 26th, 2018
A painting of Joseph Bettis by Gabriele Beyer.

Sounder and Journal endorses Gaylord and Krebs | Editorial

We endorse San Juan County Prosecuting Attorney Randall Gaylord and Sheriff Ronald…

Women in business: why we matter | Reporter’s Notebook

by Diane Craig Why, after more than 25 years, do we still…

  • Oct 17th, 2018

Awareness is the first step | Editorial

Without awareness and action, there cannot be social change. Nationally and locally,…

Starting construction at April’s Grove: change for a worthy purpose | Guest Column

by Jeanne Beck and Lisa Byers OPAL Land Trust OPAL Community Land…

  • Sep 30th, 2018

Stand up in the face of bigotry | Guest column

by Timothy Coffey Orcas Island Recently, I was having lunch at a…

  • Sep 21st, 2018

WSF responds to ferry debacle | Guest Column

Washington State Ferries provided the following information to particular residents, elected officials…

  • Sep 14th, 2018

We cannot ignore child exploitation | Guest Column

by Anita Castle Special to the Sounder Our close-knit Orcas community has…

  • Oct 18th, 2018

Why the Sounder reports on crime | Editorial

Why do we write court stories? Are we being sensational? We are…

  • Sep 5th, 2018

A local pilot’s opinion on the airport master plan | Guest column

by Clark Cundy Special to the Sounder Here are my thoughts on…

  • Aug 15th, 2018

The future of Moran State Park is bright | Editorial

There are some intriguing changes afoot at our beloved state park. The…

  • Aug 15th, 2018

Threading the needle: public funding of public education | Guest column

by Tom Baldwin For the Budget Advisory Committee Orcas Island School District…

  • Aug 15th, 2018

Don’t use social media to report crime | Editorial

In this age of technology, it’s become easy and convenient to make…

Ranker: ‘Witnessing extinction is not an option. We must do everything in our power to protect and recover our resident Orca’

Senator Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas, released the following statement regarding the need for…

  • Aug 3rd, 2018

Vote for a prosecutor you can trust | Guest Column

Editor’s note: The following is a rebuttal to Nick Power’s column “Candidate…

  • Jul 30th, 2018

Elections are an important part of democracy | Guest column

by Brad Brown Our Revolution Orcas “Elections belong to the people. It’s…

  • Jul 29th, 2018

Candidate talks drugs, prosecution | Guest column

Submitted by Nick Power. I’m running for San Juan County Prosecuting Attorney…

  • Jul 25th, 2018

Asher runs for sheriff

Submitted by Jeff Asher. In this election, I am running “for” rather…

  • Jul 25th, 2018

Elder abuse can happen here | Editorial

As we enter our golden years, the risk of isolation and neglect…

Are we ready for a wildfire?

by Jeffrey Bossler Orcas Island Back in the 70s and the 80s…

  • Jul 12th, 2018

Sounder deadlines are changing | Editorial

Here at the Islands’ Sounder, we have deadlines printed every week in…

Experience with an opioid addict | Reporter’s notebook

The editorial staff at the Islands’ Sounder commends San Juan County for…

San Juan County is violating the Constitution | Guest column

by Nicholas Power San Juan Island There has been a lot of…

  • Jun 20th, 2018

Graduation season: endings, beginnings | Editorial

High school graduation is the big event that officially ushers you from…

San Juan County is in the crosshairs of the Alberta Tar Sands | Guest Column

by Elisabeth Robson Lopez Island Many of us know how devastating the…

  • Jun 13th, 2018

Vote yes for REET affordable housing measure | Editorial

The local housing crisis is real. Islanders are forced into communal living…

An eagle survived being poisoned thanks to Wolf Hollow | Guest Column

by Sara Christensen I am a part-time resident of Orcas Island and…

  • Jun 12th, 2018

I loved my public school education | Reporter’s Notebook

I remember making three dimensional maps of the country with flour dough.…

Council made right choice with sidewalk ordinance | Editorial

Commercial and residential growth is not showing any sign of slowing down…

  • May 16th, 2018

Democracy in action? | Guest column

by Michael Riordan Orcas Island Despite tremendous opposition voiced at its meeting…

  • May 21st, 2018

New housing project is step in right direction | Editorial

I don’t fault anyone for owning a vacation rental or second home…

A response to Seattle Times’ coverage of local ‘sex and deception’ | Editorial

Thanks to one corrupt detective, the county is facing a $10 million…

Taking care of our island tourists | Editorial

We can’t imagine what would happen to our communities if tourism drastically…