Opinion

| Editorial

The power of speaking your truth | Editorial

  • Sep 16th, 2019

 

Lopez Island School District under fire for discrimination and sexually hostile work environment | Guest column

Submitted by Cedar Law PLLC Cedar Law PLLC, a Seattle-based education firm,…

  • Sep 9th, 2019

 

Update on Washington State Democratic presidential candidate selection process

by David Turnoy Chair, SJC Democrats For those of you who have…

  • Sep 12th, 2019

 

Enjoy our islands’ fall bounty | Editorial

Our communities have breathed a collective sigh of relief now that the…

Everett Earl “Bud” McKee | Passages

Everett Earl “Bud” McKee was born May 31, 1931 in Longview Washington…

  • Sep 4th, 2019

A story of tsunamis | Editorial

When I lived in Oregon, I was just 80 miles from the…

Respect for the whales | Guest Column

by Mike Conner Lopez Island Born into a sea of noise, Tahlequah’s…

  • Aug 29th, 2019

Back to school means vaccine time | Guest column

Submitted by the Orcas Island Health Care District Get a jump start…

  • Aug 28th, 2019

Why turtles should not be carnival prizes | Editorial

We received a flurry of complaints from islanders after a carnival game…

Eliminate the private automobile

Submitted by Stephen Carter I have a modest proposal. Let’s eliminate the…

  • Aug 23rd, 2019

As the sun sets on summer, school starts

As the summer nears its end, and the weather starts to cool,…

The realities of paddleboarding | Reporter’s notebook

In the last 10 years, the sport of stand-up paddleboarding has exploded,…

  • Aug 15th, 2019

Heartfelt thanks to the Stand Up Men

by Dave Dunaway Executive Director SAFE San Juans Four years ago a…

  • Aug 14th, 2019

San Juan County Fair: Cultivating a love of community | Editorial

It’s time to get a little dust on your boots, hay in…

Response to pledge Editorial – Guest Column

by Minnie Knych San Juan Island I am not an Army brat;…

  • Aug 7th, 2019

Do what’s best for the animals | Editorial

I remember the first time I saw an orca, or really, any…

Mullis Center treated unfairly over pledge debate | Editorial

I am an Army brat. I was born in a hospital on…

Navy takes environmental stewardship seriously | Guest column

by Christopher “Scotty” Gray Rear Admiral, USN Commander, Navy Region Northwest Recent…

  • Jul 20th, 2019

Summer update from the land bank | Guest column

by Lincoln Bormann Land Bank Director The San Juan County Land Bank…

  • Jul 13th, 2019

Bikers and car drivers: remember rules of the road | Editorial

Island drivers share the road with meandering deer, brave bunnies and, from…

  • Jul 10th, 2019

We the People of the Salish Sea celebrate In(ter)dependence Day | Guest column

by Chom Greacen Lopez Island We the People of the Salish Sea…

  • Jul 8th, 2019

Kaiser investigation imperils county emergency services| Guest column

by Loren Johnson, MD As reported in the Sounder, the State Office…

  • Jul 5th, 2019

Remember: personal fireworks are illegal | Editorial

They glisten across the night sky and symbolize the rocket’s red glare…

  • Jun 30th, 2019

Tanker traffic continues to increase through Salish Sea

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans Vessel traffic from ocean-going oil…

  • Jun 27th, 2019

We’ve been let down by Kaiser | Editorial

The solitude that comes with living in the San Juan Islands is…

Why the friends?

by George Lawson Lopez Island Departing daily at 7 a.m. from the…

  • Jun 24th, 2019

Wisdom for graduates | Editorial

High school graduation is the iconic event that officially carries you from…

Help get April’s Grove over the finish line | Guest column

by Hilary Canty Executive director, Orcas Island Community Foundation Access to affordable…

  • Jun 21st, 2019

I went to teach but I came away learning

by Joanna Massey Sounder copy editor It’s not every day you’re asked…

  • Jun 17th, 2019

Sharing the wisdom of fathers | Editorial

What we learn from our fathers can stay with us far into…

  • Jun 15th, 2019

A Definitive Fork in the Road

by Steve Ulvi San Juan Island We conflate our form of government,…

  • Jun 7th, 2019

The reality of springtime sadness

by Colleen Smith Editor/Publisher Most of us associate depression with the darker…

  • Jun 4th, 2019

We have a healthcare void | Guest column

by Evan Perrollaz Inter Island Healthcare Foundation member and administrator of the…

  • May 31st, 2019

Campaign launched for San Juan County Orca Protection Initiative

by Sorrel North Lopez Island resident Lopez Island orca advocacy group, Southern…

  • May 29th, 2019

Bagby steps down as editor | Editorial

by Cali Bagby Journal general manager After three years of serving as…

  • May 27th, 2019

Island’s housing needs are moving along

by Diane Craig Staff reporter The last time Orcas Island saw the…

  • May 23rd, 2019

Animals’ lives depend on leaving no trace

I was absolutely heartbroken to hear that Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center…

  • May 21st, 2019

Requiem for an island addict | Guest column

by Edwin Wordsworth Orcas Island It’s 8:30 a.m. Stage Junkie basks in…

  • May 20th, 2019
Laura Kussman/contributed photo
                                Above: Jake Perrine and Grace McCune are presenting “Cirque-US” at Orcas Center.

‘Cirque-US’ brings the Orcas community together

by Robert Hall Orcas Center Grace McCune’s Rock on the Rock choir…

  • May 19th, 2019
Laura Kussman/contributed photo
                                Above: Jake Perrine and Grace McCune are presenting “Cirque-US” at Orcas Center.

Make your mental health a priority

Mental health issues have long lived in the shadows of shame. Stigmatized…