Opinion

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…

  • Sep 6th, 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…

Why programs like aerial acrobatics are so critical | Editorial

Aerial acrobatics are a superhuman feat. To see performers swinging high in…

COHC offers second opinion | Guest Column

The “Vote no on public hospital district” published recently are inaccurate, stating…

  • Apr 9th, 2018

Lange for hospital commissioner | Letters

Please take a few minutes to learn about Art Lange, who is…

  • Mar 27th, 2018

Orcas Island students benefit from legislative action | Guest Column

Carol Sutton and Tom Baldwin As we described in our previous two-part…

  • Mar 23rd, 2018

Thank You from the Community Resource Center

by Meg Massey for the Orcas Community Resource Center Hurrah! You kept…

  • Mar 23rd, 2018

Vote yes on public hospital district for Orcas | Editorial

The issue of health care on Orcas Island is not going to…

Our kids are fighting for what they believe | Editorial

We felt overwhelming pride and a deep well of sadness as our…

Being prepared when the ‘big one’ strikes | Reporter’s Notebook

When it comes to disaster preparation, do as I say, not as…

UW isn’t serving needs of community | Letter

I have the exact problem that Coleen O’Brien outlined in her letter…

  • Mar 6th, 2018

Thanks to Inslee, veto is a major win for the people | Editorial

We have been truly appalled by the actions of our state government…

What’s in a name? Emergency, urgent and primary care | Guest column

by Tom Eversole Special to the Sounder We are truly grateful for…

  • Mar 1st, 2018

Arming teachers with guns | A cautionary tale

by Hank Pollard Special to the Sounder The security guard watched the…

  • Mar 1st, 2018