Opinion

A wave of assault stories sweeping away the debris of secrets | Guest Opinion

by Julie Gottman, PH.D. Special to the Sounder Al Franken, Harvey Weinstein,…

  • Nov 20th, 2017

 

What China’s recyclables ban means for us | Editorial

The Sounder has reported on China’s import ban on many recyclables including…

 

Thank you for veteran tribute | Guest column

by Tom and Karen Ritter Orcas Island A tribute to the military…

  • Nov 15th, 2017

 

‘Building the blue wall’

by Senator Kevin Ranker D-Orcas With the election of Manka Dhingra, Democrats…

  • Nov 14th, 2017

What you need to know about UW Medicine in the islands | Opinion

While UW Medicine has the potential to be a great benefit to…

Vote yes on school bond and levy | Letter

The school board has put forward a bond that will address the…

  • Oct 17th, 2017

Yes to both school measures | Editorial

Following the failure – by just a few votes – of the…

Abuzz about the Orcas Island Film Festival | Editorial

The Orcas Island Film Festival is becoming a pretty big deal. In…

Be a part of ‘Women in Business’ special | Editorial

Sometimes we are asked why we publish the annual Women in Business…

End lawmakers’ exemption from public records law | Everett Herald editorial

By The Herald Editorial Board Recall earlier this summer when the Legislature…

  • Sep 27th, 2017

Truth behind the mayor race | Guest column

Heidi Siegmund Cuda, whose short film “Rigged! A Tail of Corruption” debuts…

  • Sep 20th, 2017

Positive outcome for park and ride funding error | Editorial

Anyone who travels on the ferry has been watching the progress of…

In response to the Republicans | Guest column

by Martha Fuller The Republican Party guest editorial of Aug. 30, is…

  • Sep 1st, 2017

Why is it ok for the county council to protect “illegal” immigrants? | Guest column

By David Turnoy Now that the council has passed an ordinance protecting…

  • Aug 31st, 2017

An end to fish farming | Reporter’s notebook

When the news broke that thousands of non-native salmon were released into…

Republicans call for tolerance after alleged harassment at county fair | Guest Opinion

by Nathan Butler, Chair of the SJC Republican Party and Vice Chair…

  • Aug 26th, 2017

Quarterly county review | A tale of two trends

by F. Milene Henley San Juan County Auditor It is the best…

  • Aug 23rd, 2017

Ferry saga continues | Editorial

We’re not done talking about our ferry frustration. But let’s start with…

Clean air for San Juan County?

by Michael Riordan Special to the Sounder During the recent smoke surge…

  • Aug 7th, 2017

Child support plays important role | Editorial

I had a deadbeat dad. For those not familiar with the term,…

Preserving Mt. Constitution’s history | Guest column

by Rolf Erikson Special to the Sounder The stone tower on the…

  • Jul 31st, 2017

Fear the deer | Guest Column

by Emery Rhodes Orcas Island Deer. They are here, there and everywhere.…

  • Jul 26th, 2017

Ferry wake-up call | Editorial

The San Juan Islands have been at the center of a transportation…

Put down the phone | Editorial

Unless you don’t own a cell phone or have incredible willpower, you’ve…

Put down your phone | Editorial

Unless you don’t own a cell phone or have incredible willpower, you’ve…

Give the orca whales a wide berth | Editorial

As part of the Marine Mammal Protection Act, which was originally adopted…

  • Jul 10th, 2017

When perseverance pays off | Editorial

Determination. Dedication. Diligence. Karl Kruger embodies these words – and many more…

Tiny homes could hold a big solution | Editorial

Affordable housing is a well-documented problem on these fair isles we call…

  • Jun 26th, 2017

Sea level rise in the San Juans | Guest Column

by Ian Miller Special to the Sounder The notion of climate change…

  • Jun 19th, 2017

Trumpcare lacks common sense | Guest Column

by U.S. Congressman Rick Larsen If there were a book on common…

  • Jun 6th, 2017

Can you bear it? | Editorial

The black bear is a symbol of protection, a scavenger, a beautiful…

Camp Orkila: bringing joy to the lives of kids

Within the Orcas community, there is a multi-layered operation that bustles quietly…

Giving back to the community | Guest column

By Nathan Butler Chairman, SJC Republican Party About six years ago I…

  • May 18th, 2017

Gratitude for visitors who help our economy | Editorial

San Juan County Council members recognized May 7–13 as National Travel and…

  • May 17th, 2017

What we’ve learned from our mothers | Editorial

In honor of Mother’s Day, we asked our readers what they have…

Don’t harm the swallows | Guest Column

by Sadie Bailey Orcas Island The swallows have returned late this spring;…

  • Apr 21st, 2017

Early learning is part of a healthy community | Editorial

You’ll be hard pressed to find anyone in the educational field who…

When we lose community members too soon | Editorial

Life is precious. This is not a new adage, but when two…

Local workshop considered effects of large oil spill on lives of islanders

by Ken Carrasco Member of the San Juan County Marine Resources Committee…

  • Apr 8th, 2017

Orcas has a seed bank | Guest column

Submitted by Katie Wilkins and Dan Borman, curators of the Orcas Island…

  • Apr 6th, 2017