Opinion

I loved my public school education | Reporter’s Notebook

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

Democracy in action? | Guest column

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

  • May 21st, 2018

Council made right choice with sidewalk ordinance | Editorial

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

  • May 16th, 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

Vote yes on public hospital district for Orcas | Editorial

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

Thank You from the Community Resource Center

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

  • Mar 23rd, 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

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

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

Our kids are fighting for what they believe | Editorial

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

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…

Arming teachers with guns | A cautionary tale

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

  • Mar 1st, 2018

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

Suicide coverage missed a critical point | Guest Column

by Jack M. Pedigo Special to the Sounder The Feb. 28, 2018:…

  • Feb 28th, 2018

Please speak up before it’s too late | Editorial

We sang Celine Dion at the top of our lungs with the…

What are the legislators hiding? | Guest column

by Michael Riordan Special to the Sounder In a brazen attempt to…

  • Feb 28th, 2018

Why you should care about the hospital district | Editorial

The future of health care on Orcas Island is unknown. In April…

Unintended consequences of good intentions | Part one

by Carol Sutton and Tom Baldwin Sometimes, the noblest of intentions can…

  • Feb 15th, 2018

The cost of running a health clinic | Guest column

by Alison Shaw and Aaimee Johnson In the ‘50s and ‘60s, a…

  • Feb 14th, 2018

Bravo to state Senate for net pen ban | Editorial

When a Cooke Aquaculture net pen holding more than 300,000 invasive Atlantic…

What does Valentine’s Day mean to you? | Editorial

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

Democracy in Chains | Guest Column

By David Turnoy Have you ever had a conversation with someone, asking…

  • Jan 24th, 2018

What we can do today to help the orcas | Editorial

In a perfect world, the Southern resident killer whales would be thriving.…

Consider a donation to Camp Orkila | Editorial

Camp Orkila’s 280-acre, waterfront facility is a major part of our community’s…

To protect orca and salmon, you need to protect beaches and forage fish | Guest column

Why Friends of the San Juans is appealing the county’s update to the Shoreline Management Program

  • Jan 22nd, 2018

County should call on Congress to pass Carbon Fee-and-Dividend legislation | Guest column

By David Foutch, Lopez Island Thank you for the informative article on…

  • Jan 13th, 2018

WSF mismanagement in the islands | Guest column

by John Brantigan In my Jan. 1 editorial in the Seattle Times,…

  • Jan 12th, 2018

The good things that happened in 2017 | Editorial

It’s been another rough year. The divisiveness of the 2016 presidential election…

We can all prevent suicide | Editorial

For those who are left behind after a suicide, the devastating emotions…

Thanks for helping to open the Exchange | Guest column

Submitted by the board and staff of Orcas Recycling Services and The…

  • Dec 21st, 2017

Every hour, someone dies in a drunk driving crash | Editorial

Drunk driving is the number one cause of death on our roadways.…

Equitable internet access for all Americans | Reporter’s Notebook

Like telephone and power, Americans should have access to the internet without…

What we’ve learned from Dickens | Editorial

At the Sounder, we are well aware of the powers of the…

Choose wisely where to spend your money this season | Editorial

All of us at the Sounder, Journal of the San Juans and…

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