Mandi Johnson

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First SJICN vacation rental forum focuses on discovery

The conversation regarding vacation rentals continues in San Juan County, with a…

  • Jun 14th, 2021 2:05pm
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June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month | Editorial

Happy Pride Month! The celebration of Pride Month in June began in…

  • Jun 12th, 2021 1:30am
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Pride flags stolen from residences around Lopez Island

Only a broken wooden pole remained where a rainbow flag once blew…

  • Jun 8th, 2021 1:30am
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Landlord facing charges had previous complaints against him

A Friday Harbor landlord recently charged with voyeurism and residential burglary was…

  • Jun 2nd, 2021 1:30am
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Minding your mental health in May | Editorial

There is no denying that for most people around the world 2020…

  • May 23rd, 2021 12:49pm
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Friday Harbor landlord charged with burglary and voyeurism

The San Juan County Sheriff’s office is seeking information from former tenants…

  • May 16th, 2021 8:06pm
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San Juan County is best in state for small business; and an economic update

San Juan County earned the honors of best county in Washington state…

  • Apr 19th, 2021 1:30am
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Celebrating Mother Earth | Editorial

Editor’s note: A previous version of this article had incorrect information regarding…

  • Apr 15th, 2021 1:30am
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The MV Sealth sails from Orcas to Shaw Island on the afternoon of Jan. 27, 2021. (Mandi Johnson/staff photo)

Catching up with the ferries

Though ferry ridership in the San Juans has nearly returned to its…

  • Mar 31st, 2021 1:30am
The MV Sealth sails from Orcas to Shaw Island on the afternoon of Jan. 27, 2021. (Mandi Johnson/staff photo)
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Talking about organic waste in San Juan County

More than 40 million tons of food waste ends up in landfills…

  • Mar 30th, 2021 1:30am
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County Council amends vacation rental moratorium to cover only select land use designations on Orcas and Lopez

Recognizing that vacation rentals aren’t as significant of a problem in some…

  • Mar 16th, 2021 3:00pm
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Some changes around the Journal office | Editorial

Change has become second nature amid the COVID-19 pandemic. About a year…

  • Mar 13th, 2021 1:30am
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Jennifer Johnston’s third-grade class at Orcas Island Elementary School. (Colleen Smith/staff photo)

Island schools talk reopening strategies

For some island students, it’s been 11 months since they walked the…

  • Mar 7th, 2021 1:30am
Jennifer Johnston’s third-grade class at Orcas Island Elementary School. (Colleen Smith/staff photo)
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Reflecting on schools reopening

Hallways that sat empty for many months are starting to refill. Within…

  • Mar 4th, 2021 1:30am
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San Juan County’s vacation rental discussion continues

San Juan County has issued permits for 1,002 vacation rentals, according to…

  • Mar 4th, 2021 1:30am
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It takes a village to rescue a beloved lost pooch

As the tidewaters rose, rescuers knew they didn’t have long to save…

  • Feb 18th, 2021 1:30am
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Tremor event draws regional attention

Thousands of tremors rattled under Vancouver Island between Jan. 26 and Feb.…

  • Feb 16th, 2021 1:30am
Pacific Northwest Seismic Network’s shake map screenshot from the afternoon of Feb. 8.
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What love means to me | Editorial

Readers may recall that in July 2020 I wrote about being separated…

  • Feb 11th, 2021 1:30am
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Your trust in us is valued | Editorial

One of the most disheartening things I’ve witnessed since I began this…

  • Feb 3rd, 2021 1:30am
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‘Vaccine’ peddler who caused controversy in Friday Harbor charged

In April 2020, Johnny T. Stine was making plans with his long-time…

  • Jan 27th, 2021 1:30am
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San Juan County’s COVID success — keep it up!

The United States hit a very grim milestone on Jan. 19, reaching…

  • Jan 27th, 2021 1:30am
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Shoreline Master Program review completes

Changes are coming to the San Juan County Shoreline Master Program. With…

  • Jan 27th, 2021 1:30am
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San Juan County Council places moratorium on new vacation rental permits

As of 12:01 a.m. on Jan. 13, San Juan County has a…

  • Jan 19th, 2021 3:00pm
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Upper left: Jamie Stephens. Upper right: Mike Thomas. Lower left: Cindy Wolf. Lower right: Christine Minney.

Council hosts first meeting of 2021

The two newest San Juan County Council Members were introduced to their…

  • Jan 16th, 2021 1:30am
Upper left: Jamie Stephens. Upper right: Mike Thomas. Lower left: Cindy Wolf. Lower right: Christine Minney.
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2020 wasn’t all terrible: The best news of the year | Editorial

The year 2020 will likely go down in history books as one…

  • Jan 5th, 2021 1:30am
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On Dec. 29, Christine Minney and Cindy Wolf were sworn into office by San Juan County Superior Court Judge Katheryn Loring.

Minney and Wolf are sworn in

San Juan County’s newly-elected County Counselors are ready to begin their tenure.…

  • Jan 3rd, 2021 1:30am
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On Dec. 29, Christine Minney and Cindy Wolf were sworn into office by San Juan County Superior Court Judge Katheryn Loring.
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‘The land we stand on’ with Russel Barsh

The islands may be marketed as pristine and untouched by human hands,…

  • Dec 28th, 2020 1:30am
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Give the gift of giving this season | Editorial

‘Tis the season for giving, and in a year unlike any most…

  • Dec 23rd, 2020 1:30am
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Employment in San Juan County is down nearly a quarter

Between September 2019 and September 2020, the number of employed people in…

  • Dec 11th, 2020 1:30am
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Two new COVID cases in San Juan County

Two new cases of COVID were added to the San Juan County…

  • Dec 3rd, 2020 5:48pm
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New COVID cases bring county count to 63

There have now been 63 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the…

  • Nov 24th, 2020 10:43am
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Now is a crucial time to stop the spread of COVID

COVID-19 cases are rising — globally, nationally, in the state and in…

  • Nov 20th, 2020 12:00pm
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Minney and Wolf win council election

Christine Minney and Cindy Wolf won the November 2020 election to represent…

  • Nov 9th, 2020 12:09pm
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Hospital district opposes hospice sale

The hospital district is seeking to stop the sale of Hospice of…

  • Nov 7th, 2020 8:54pm
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Keep Hospice of the Northwest locally owned | Editorial

As the San Juans actively seek solutions to long-term care for seniors…

  • Nov 4th, 2020 1:30am
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The forest of Mount Constitution. (Mandi Johnson/staff photo)

San Juan County a priority in state’s forest plan

The San Juan Islands are heavily and densely forested. Because of this,…

  • Nov 3rd, 2020 1:30am
The forest of Mount Constitution. (Mandi Johnson/staff photo)
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Meet one of the women working to keep the islands SAFE

SAFE San Juans Therapist Manager Stephanie Claus says she has the best…

  • Oct 31st, 2020 1:30am
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Island papers win awards from state newspaper association

In early October, the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association announced the winners of…

  • Oct 26th, 2020 9:56am
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Woman charged with hitting a flagger with car in 2018 to be sentenced

Nearly two years after a Friday Harbor flagger was struck by a…

  • Oct 21st, 2020 12:31pm
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Fourth of July Beach on San Juan Island. (Adam W. Ritchey/contributed photo)

Council candidates talk environmental concerns

Their reasons for running are as diverse as their personal backgrounds. The…

  • Oct 19th, 2020 1:30am
Fourth of July Beach on San Juan Island. (Adam W. Ritchey/contributed photo)