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Wally Gudgell

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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The aftermath of Jan. 6: What now?

Like many Americans, I’ve been trying to process last Wednesday’s assault on…

  • Jan 13th, 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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Editorial

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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This week's editorial.

Shopping locally has never been more critical | Editorial

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

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This week's editorial.

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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Letter to the editor.

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
Letter to the editor.
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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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Recognizing Veterans Day, Nov. 11 | Editorial

At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month,…

  • Nov 11th, 2020
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Getting through these troubles | Guest column

Dwight T. Colley, PsyD Chair, SJI Human Services Advisory Board Everything about…

  • Nov 9th, 2020
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Is it socialism? | Guest column

by David Kobrin Orcas Island As a boy, it was right for…

  • Nov 5th, 2020
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Editorial

Keep Hospice of the Northwest locally owned | Editorial

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

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Editorial

Island papers win awards from state newspaper association

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

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Sounder, Journal and Weekly endorse Hughes and Palmateer | Editorial

Some local election seasons, it’s clear who our editorial staff will choose…

  • Oct 22nd, 2020
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Helping yourself in times of change | Guest column

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

  • Oct 18th, 2020
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letter

County council is a political office | Letter

Thank you to those of you who have raised the question as…

  • Oct 16th, 2020
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Editorial

Celebrating LGBTQ+ history this October | Editorial

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

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Cindy Wolf for County Council | Letter

I met Cindy at a community meeting in the wake of the…

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Supporting island restaurants amid a pandemic | Guest column

The grim reality is that many will not make it through winter.

  • Oct 13th, 2020
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Vote with confidence by mail | Guest column

by Randall K. Gaylord San Juan County Prosecuting Attorney Voters can vote…

  • Oct 2nd, 2020
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Breaking the domestic violence cycle

Breaking the domestic violence cycle

Behaviors are learned, patterns are reinforced, cycles are repeated.

  • Sep 26th, 2020
Breaking the domestic violence cycle
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Time travel | Guest Column

by Denny Kaill San Juan Island The Covid-19 virus has caused considerable…

  • Sep 24th, 2020
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Pandemics take a toll on our mental health | Editorial

Pandemics take a toll on our mental health | Editorial

Economically, socially, physically and environmentally — people are feeling pushed to their limits.

Pandemics take a toll on our mental health | Editorial
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

Be aware of fraud and 911 pocket-dials | Editorial
Pivot plan is critical for small business survival | Guest column

Pivot plan is critical for small business survival | Guest column

by Jeremy Field U.S. Small Business Administration and Duane Fladland Washington Small…

  • Sep 9th, 2020
Pivot plan is critical for small business survival | Guest column
Upcoming specials highlight seniors, women and shopping locally | Editorial

Upcoming specials highlight seniors, women and shopping locally | Editorial

The staff of the Islands’ Sounder, Journal of the San Juans and…

Upcoming specials highlight seniors, women and shopping locally | Editorial
Virtual connections are exhausting | Reporter’s Notebook

Virtual connections are exhausting | Reporter’s Notebook

COVID has upended our lives and it’s how we manage change that matters

  • Sep 3rd, 2020
Virtual connections are exhausting | Reporter’s Notebook
Taking care of your mental health amid COVID-19 | Guest column

Taking care of your mental health amid COVID-19 | Guest column

Submitted by Dwight T. Colley, Psy.D. Chair, San Juan County Human Services…

  • Aug 27th, 2020
Taking care of your mental health amid COVID-19 | Guest column
A man fishes for salmon on the Snake River above the Lower Granite Dam in Washington state in October, 2016. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review via AP file)

Debate regarding Snake River dams is far from over | Editorial

If we are to avoid the extinction of salmon runs and orcas, talks regarding the dams should continue.

  • Aug 13th, 2020
A man fishes for salmon on the Snake River above the Lower Granite Dam in Washington state in October, 2016. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review via AP file)
Tax credit proposal would aid local journalism | Editorial

Tax credit proposal would aid local journalism | Editorial

Bipartisan legislation in the U.S. House would offer tax credits to advertisers and subscribers

  • Aug 12th, 2020
Tax credit proposal would aid local journalism | Editorial
OPALCO rebuttal to MacLeod’s column | Guest column

OPALCO rebuttal to MacLeod’s column | Guest column

Submitted by Orcas Power and Light Cooperative Despite Mr. MacLeod’s repeated attempts…

  • Aug 6th, 2020
OPALCO rebuttal to MacLeod’s column | Guest column
Concerns about OPALCO’s GM salary | Guest column

Concerns about OPALCO’s GM salary | Guest column

by Alex MacLeod Shaw Island A year or so ago I reported…

  • Aug 6th, 2020
Concerns about OPALCO’s GM salary | Guest column
Contributed photo                                Kaia at the Lopez Dump with a mermaid made of litter.

Plastic Free Salish Sea with Friends intern

by Kaia, Friends of the San Juans’ Summer Intern My name is…

  • Aug 1st, 2020
Contributed photo                                Kaia at the Lopez Dump with a mermaid made of litter.