Opinion

What does a healthy relationship look like? | Guest Column

by Courtney Smith SAFE San Juans Community Advocate Whether it’s your family…

  • Feb 18th, 2017

 

Affordable Housing on the rocks | Guest Column

By Steve Ulvi Community Home Trust Board Member Sometimes the most complex…

  • Feb 17th, 2017

 

What Valentine’s Day means to us this year | Reporter’s Notebook

Valentine’s Day is traditionally thought of as a holiday to celebrate romantic…

 

Vote no on school bond | Letter

By Justin Paulsen The Orcas Island School District has placed before the…

  • Feb 1st, 2017

Vote no on school bond | Guest column

by Clyde and April Duke Orcas Island We had three children go…

  • Jan 30th, 2017

Vote yes for school bond | Guest Column

by the Orcas Island School Board and OISD Superintendent Soon you will…

  • Jan 26th, 2017

In support of peaceful protesting | Editorial

I’ve heard way too many people say “protests don’t solve anything.” That’s…

Goodbye to the matriarch of Jpod | Editorial

The southern resident killer whales are sacred, wondrous members of our Pacific…

Lopez Clinic and Medicare: key issues and changes

Submitted by the CWMA and LIMC You may have seen a petition…

  • Jan 10th, 2017

Ray Conner leaves our region a better place | Guest Column

Submitted by Governor Chris Gregoire Chris Gregoire was the 22nd governor of…

  • Jan 10th, 2017

Women of Orcas, ‘we can do it’ | Guest column

By Donna Riordan, Anne Bertino and Martha Fuller Special to the Sounder…

  • Jan 6th, 2017

County looks back at productive 2016 | Guest Column

by Mike Thomas San Juan County Manager The holiday season is a…

  • Jan 4th, 2017

The year 2016 wasn’t all misery | Editorial

Many Americans are expressing gratitude that 2016 is coming to an end.…

A balance between planning and ecological preservation | Guest Column

Sometimes far out suggestions evoke new ways to envision an issue that…

  • Jan 3rd, 2017

Thank you, Orcas | Letter

Words cannot express the overwhelming generosity and true spirit of our caring…

  • Jan 3rd, 2017

What happened to tolerance? | Guest Column

by Bill Criddle Special to the Sounder I read Michelle Loftus’s column…

  • Jan 3rd, 2017

Response to Loftus | Letter

This letter is in response to the guest column that originally ran…

  • Dec 21st, 2016

A Republican’s view of the 2016 presidential election

by Michelle Loftus Republicans of San Juan County Many of us are…

  • Dec 21st, 2016

Let’s get beyond ‘General Hospital’ | Guest Column

by Donna and Michael Riordan Special to the Sounder Having lived on…

  • Dec 20th, 2016

Final election column of the year

by San Juan County Auditor F. Milene Henley The votes are counted,…

  • Dec 15th, 2016

A bounty of gifts in your own backyard: shop locally | Editorial

Before you are standing in line at that big department store, Christmas…

Orcas Medical Foundation Q&A | Part II

by the Orcas Island Medical Foundation This is the second in a…

  • Dec 9th, 2016

Stand with San Juan Islands | Reporter’s Notebook

This past weekend was a success for water protectors at the Dakota…

Orcas Medical Foundation Q&A | Guest Opinion

by Orcas Medical Foundation This is the first in a series of…

  • Dec 6th, 2016

A physician’s perspective on the Orcas Medical Center | Guest Column

by Dale Heisinger Special to the Sounder After attending the University of…

  • Dec 1st, 2016

Medical Foundation is not serving Orcas | Part 2

Last week I wrote a column outlining my concerns about the direction…

  • Nov 30th, 2016

Nine excellent reasons to support UW Neighborhood Clinics on Orcas

by Alison Shaw Special to the Sounder I worked at OMC as…

  • Nov 30th, 2016

Orcas Medical Foundation is looking to future for all of Orcas | Guest Column

by the Orcas Medical Foundation For 60 years, Orcas Medical Foundation has…

  • Nov 28th, 2016

Orcas School District to seek $8 million bond

The following was submitted by the Orcas Island School Board. The Orcas…

  • Nov 26th, 2016

Orcas Medical Foundation is not serving the residents of Orcas | Guest Column

by David Shinstrom Special to the Sounder This letter is to the…

  • Nov 22nd, 2016

We need a united front at home | Editorial

Last Wednesday, voters woke up to heavy rain and dark skies. At…

Guest column | Third quarter review of county finances

by F. Milene Henley San Juan County Auditor My first year of…

  • Nov 11th, 2016

We must listen to each other to mend the divide | Guest Column

by Dr. Julie Gottman Orcas Island I started the day listening to…

  • Nov 11th, 2016

Vote for the library levy | Editorial

What would our community be without a vibrant public library? It’s not…

Durland responds to endorsements | Leer

would like to correct some misinformation in your editorial of 10-26-16.

  • Nov 1st, 2016

Yes for the library | Letter

Our library is more than just books, audiobooks, CDs and DVDs

  • Nov 1st, 2016

Yes for library levy | Letter

Our library is awesome. It is an institution of learning, inspiration and imagination for us all.

  • Nov 1st, 2016

Vote for Jarman | Letter

I am 14 years old, and I am Bob Jarman’s granddaughter.

  • Nov 1st, 2016

Sounder editorial staff endorses Hughes and Watson

The editorial staff of the Islands’ Sounder and Journal of the San…

  • Nov 2nd, 2016

Hughes endorses library levy | Letter

The Orcas Public Library is one of the most important places for our community.

  • Oct 28th, 2016