Mandi Johnson

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metro

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
metro
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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
COVID-19 graphic
metro

Minney and Wolf win council election

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

  • Nov 9th, 2020 12:09pm
metro

Hospital district opposes hospice sale

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

  • Nov 7th, 2020 8:54pm
Editorial

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
Editorial
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)
Stephanie Claus

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
Stephanie Claus
Editorial

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
Editorial
crime

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
crime
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)
Editorial

Celebrating LGBTQ+ history this October | Editorial

This October is the 26th annual celebration of LGBTQ+ History Month in the United States.

  • Oct 15th, 2020 1:30am
Editorial
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Pacasum sentenced to 54 months in prison

An Orcas teen who pleaded guilty to rape of a child has been sentenced.

  • Oct 7th, 2020 1:30am
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An EA-18G Growler taxis toward the runway at Ault Field, Whidbey Island on March 29, 2019. (Paul Seeber, U.S. Navy/contributed photo)

Sound Defenders Alliance seeks to cease Navy encroachment

The Navy’s Growlers have been a bane of many Lopezians for nearly a decade.

  • Oct 6th, 2020 1:30am
An EA-18G Growler taxis toward the runway at Ault Field, Whidbey Island on March 29, 2019. (Paul Seeber, U.S. Navy/contributed photo)
San Juan County receives more CARES Act funds from the state

San Juan County receives more CARES Act funds from the state

On Aug. 21, Inslee announced funds were to be awarded from the state’s federal stimulus funding.

  • Sep 24th, 2020 2:34pm
San Juan County receives more CARES Act funds from the state
Deputy’s son born on sheriff’s boat

Deputy’s son born on sheriff’s boat

This time, it wasn’t the stork who made the middle of the night call to assist two pregnant mothers.

  • Sep 22nd, 2020 1:30am
Deputy’s son born on sheriff’s boat
Be aware of fraud and 911 pocket-dials | Editorial

Be aware of fraud and 911 pocket-dials | Editorial

Beware of iPhone pocket-dialing 911 and coronavirus-related fraud

  • Sep 16th, 2020 1:30am
Be aware of fraud and 911 pocket-dials | Editorial
Lopez respectfully removes Black lives memorial

Lopez respectfully removes Black lives memorial

After withstanding three vandalizations, the signs memorializing Black lives lost on Lopez are gone.

  • Sep 12th, 2020 1:30am
Lopez respectfully removes Black lives memorial
Washington’s child care crisis

Washington’s child care crisis

Eighty-six percent of San Juan County’s demand for child care is met…

  • Sep 7th, 2020 1:30am
Washington’s child care crisis
San Juan County adopts changes to marijuana ordinance

San Juan County adopts changes to marijuana ordinance

The moratorium on marijuana production and processing will lift after being in…

  • Sep 6th, 2020 1:30am
San Juan County adopts changes to marijuana ordinance
A conversation with local elected officials

A conversation with local elected officials

Four of the islands’ elected officials held a meeting to discuss the state of the islands.

  • Aug 31st, 2020 1:30am
A conversation with local elected officials
Congress acts to stop USPS service reductions

Congress acts to stop USPS service reductions

As the 2020 General Election nears, new concerns regarding mail-in voting have…

  • Aug 24th, 2020 3:00pm
Congress acts to stop USPS service reductions
Reported child abuse on San Juan Island

Reported child abuse on San Juan Island

Two Friday Harbor women have been charged with assault of a child.…

  • Aug 19th, 2020 1:30am
Reported child abuse on San Juan Island
County adds one new COVID case as of mid-August

County adds one new COVID case as of mid-August

Update: Another case of COVID was confirmed on Orcas on Aug. 17.…

  • Aug 18th, 2020 1:30am
County adds one new COVID case as of mid-August
Ferry delays likely to remain for now

Ferry delays likely to remain for now

The ferries occasionally running behind in the summer is something islanders are…

  • Aug 16th, 2020 10:11pm
Ferry delays likely to remain for now
Lopez man arrested for vandalizing Black Lives Matter memorial signs

Lopez man arrested for vandalizing Black Lives Matter memorial signs

A Lopez Island man said he attempted to destroy a Black Lives…

  • Aug 14th, 2020 4:00pm
Lopez man arrested for vandalizing Black Lives Matter memorial signs
Radio legend and San Juan Islander Pat O’Day dies

Radio legend and San Juan Islander Pat O’Day dies

A founding father of Northwest rock and roll scene has played his…

  • Aug 10th, 2020 10:35am
Radio legend and San Juan Islander Pat O’Day dies

Grellet-Tinner’s lawsuit against county dismissed

A 2017 lawsuit against San Juan County, Sheriff Ron Krebs and former…

  • Aug 4th, 2020 3:07pm
Planning commission approves marijuana draft ordinance

Planning commission approves marijuana draft ordinance

San Juan County is one step closer to amending marijuana production and…

  • Aug 2nd, 2020 1:30am
Planning commission approves marijuana draft ordinance
Tahlequah, J35, is seen in two aerial photos from SR³. The wideness of her mid-section is evidence of her pregnancy, according to researchers. (SR³ SeaLife Response, Rehab and Research and NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center in 2019 and SR³ and Southall Environmental Associates in 2020; NMFS research permit 19091)

World-famous mourning mother orca pregnant again

It’s been nearly two years to the day since Tahlequah, J35, carried…

  • Jul 31st, 2020 11:10am
Tahlequah, J35, is seen in two aerial photos from SR³. The wideness of her mid-section is evidence of her pregnancy, according to researchers. (SR³ SeaLife Response, Rehab and Research and NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center in 2019 and SR³ and Southall Environmental Associates in 2020; NMFS research permit 19091)
Recreate responsibly, avoid marine mammals

Recreate responsibly, avoid marine mammals

Keep away from marine mammals — for both your safety and theirs.…

  • Jul 31st, 2020 1:30am
Recreate responsibly, avoid marine mammals
San Juan County COVID-19 update

San Juan County COVID-19 update

San Juan County will remain in Phase Two for the foreseeable future.…

  • Jul 27th, 2020 11:22am
San Juan County COVID-19 update
Love is not tourism | Editorial

Love is not tourism | Editorial

We first met when we were 15 years old. We dated when…

  • Jul 22nd, 2020 1:30am
Love is not tourism | Editorial
New cases of COVID-19 causes San Juan County Council to reconsider Phase Three

New cases of COVID-19 causes San Juan County Council to reconsider Phase Three

Over the course of four days, five new cases of COVID-19 were…

  • Jul 21st, 2020 1:13pm
New cases of COVID-19 causes San Juan County Council to reconsider Phase Three
Lopez Island signs memorialize lives lost

Lopez Island signs memorialize lives lost

Being on a small island off the shores of Washington state has…

  • Jul 12th, 2020 1:30am
Lopez Island signs memorialize lives lost
A reminder that the Southern resident orcas are still struggling

A reminder that the Southern resident orcas are still struggling

The Southern resident orcas waited until the very end of June to…

  • Jul 6th, 2020 10:18am
A reminder that the Southern resident orcas are still struggling

San Juan County pursues Phase Three

San Juan County may soon be entering Phase Three of Gov. Jay…

  • Jun 27th, 2020 1:00am
County talks COVID grants

County talks COVID grants

As of June 1, San Juan County has incurred $618,686.87 in COVID-19…

  • Jun 18th, 2020 1:30am
County talks COVID grants
Lummi Nation logo. (Contributed photo)

Remembering Lummi hereditary chief Bill James

The hereditary chief of the Lummi People Bill Tsi’li’xw James died on…

  • Jun 17th, 2020 1:30am
Lummi Nation logo. (Contributed photo)
Move to Phase Three postponed

Move to Phase Three postponed

While San Juan County was eligible to request to move to Phase…

  • Jun 15th, 2020 11:16am
Move to Phase Three postponed
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San Juan County COVID-19 update

It’s been almost two months since the last case of COVID-19 was…

  • Jun 10th, 2020 10:34am
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