Opinion

Readers weigh in on motherhood.

The magic of motherhood | Editorial

In my life and experience of motherhood, I’ve come to realize that…

 

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An island lament | Letter

TO: A transplant FROM: An eagle I’ve been watching while you carve…

  • May 5th, 2021

 

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Knowing our past: A proposal to rename Harney Channel to Cayou Channel |Guest Column

by Ken Carrasco (Orcas Island) and Stephanie Buffum (Shaw Island) The naming…

  • Apr 29th, 2021

 

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County: sign up now for your COVID-19 vaccine

Submitted by San Juan County. More than 2,000 vaccine appointments are now…

  • Apr 29th, 2021
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Orcas Island School District to offer voluntary COVID-19 testing

by Eric Webb Superintendent, Orcas Island School District Orcas Island School District,…

  • Apr 15th, 2021
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Editorial

Celebrating Mother Earth | Editorial

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

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Reporter’s Notebook | Now is the time

The recent murderous attack against Asian-owned businesses in Georgia, the deaths of…

  • Apr 2nd, 2021
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Can vacation rentals be good neighbors? | Guest column

by Yonatan Aldort Vacation Rental Work Group As the dust settles around…

  • Mar 23rd, 2021
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Spring is special section season | Editorial

The days are longer, bulbs are pushing up through the dirt and…

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Orkila is much more than s’mores around the campfire | Editorial

Like many organizations during this public health crisis, Camp Orkila has stepped…

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Some changes around the Journal office | Editorial

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

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Guest column

Stop Vilifying Vacation Rentals

by Jan Scilipoti Lopez Island I came to be a vacation rental…

  • Mar 10th, 2021
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Letter to the editor

Camille not to join new clinic | Letter

A letter to my community, patients and friends, After much consideration, I…

  • Mar 10th, 2021
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Editorial

Reflecting on schools reopening

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

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Helping your teen have a happy and healthy relationship | Guest column

by SAFE San Juans So, it is time for “that” discussion…Your teen…

  • Mar 2nd, 2021
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Women’s History Month: Why it’s important | Reporter’s Notebook

So, here we are, celebrating another March Women’s History Month. Considering all…

  • Feb 25th, 2021
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Snow recap from Uzek Susol | Guest column

by Uzek Susol Orcas Towing Well done Orcas, you did great through…

  • Feb 22nd, 2021
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Editorial

Surviving the winter | Editorial

As members of isolated communities that endure dark nights and grey skies…

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What love means to me | Editorial

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

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Your trust in us is valued | Editorial

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

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National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Submitted by SAFE San Juans. February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness…

  • Jan 31st, 2021
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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…

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Vacation rentals are symptom of a larger issue | Editorial

Those who have been advocating for a vacation rental moratorium celebrated on…

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Navy responds to study that said military training noise affects orcas | Guest column

By Capt. Matt Arny NAS Whidbey Island Commanding Officer Numerous area media…

  • Jan 18th, 2021
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San Juan County Council calls for vacation rental moratorium

The Vacation Rental Working Group realizes key objective

  • Jan 17th, 2021
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The aftermath of Jan. 6: What now?

By Diane Craig Staff Reporter Like many Americans, I’ve been trying to…

  • Jan 21st, 2021
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Five Real Estate Resolutions for 2021 | Paid Column

by Wally Gudgell Gudgell Group, 360-376-2172, https://gudgellgroup.com/ Never has a year brought…

  • Jan 11th, 2021
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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…

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Mobile COVID-19 testing comes to Orcas Island | A thank you from the OIHCD

Submitted by Orcas Island Health Care District Orcas Family Health Center delivered…

  • Dec 30th, 2020
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Looking forward toward a new year | Editorial

What a decade 2020 has been. It’s become an annual tradition at…

  • Dec 29th, 2020
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Give the gift of giving this season | Editorial

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

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Professional whale watchers serve sentinel role to protect whales | Guest column

Concerns surface that proposed WDFW restrictions limit protective actions

  • Dec 11th, 2020
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Philanthropy may be the key to sustaining local newspapers | Editorial

As the pandemic marches on, businesses’ bottom lines are shrinking. And your…

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Shopping locally has never been more critical | Editorial

Since the pandemic began, islanders have rallied around each other in ways…

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Giving thanks | Readers share their gratitude

It has become a tradition here at the Journal and the Sounder…

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Being well through COVID-19 | Guest column

by Dwight T. Colley, PsyD Chair, San Juan County Human Services Advisory…

  • Nov 25th, 2020
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Why are there vacation rental permits during a pandemic? | Letter

After reading the story “Lisa Byers talks vacation rentals,” I was surprised…

  • Nov 24th, 2020
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Bristol Hospice not on our side

by Joanne Richardson, MFS, EMT-P San Juan Island When Elizabeth Kubler Ross…

  • Nov 22nd, 2020
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A tale of two islands | Guest column

by Kimberly Mayer San Juan Island Harbors, lighthouses, beaches, wildlife, and farmlands…

  • Nov 21st, 2020
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COVID-19 cases are surging | Editorial

For many islanders, summer in the San Juans was marked by a…

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