Opinion

An abundance of opportunities to shop here at home | Editorial

Thanksgiving is a week away, and with that comes the launch of…

 

Bipartisan hope emerging on climate change | Guest column

by Mark Reynolds and Ryan T. Palmateer It appears Republicans and Democrats…

  • Nov 18th, 2019

 

Orcas Island Airport Master Plan Overview

by Leah Whitfield CM, ACE, Aviation Manager The Orcas Island Airport Master…

  • Nov 16th, 2019

 

I-976 could have dire consequences | Editorial

Our hearts sank when the election results filtered in on Nov. 5.…

RB Chronicles | Part 4

Anniversaries are funny things. From celebrating a wedding anniversary, sobriety milestones, friendships,…

  • Nov 7th, 2019

Thanks for support of SAFE San Juans | Guest column

Submitted by the SAFE San Juans Team. SAFE San Juans is pleased…

  • Nov 2nd, 2019

Vacation Rental Working Group to petition county council

On Tuesday, Nov. 5, the Vacation Rental Working Group and other concerned…

  • Oct 31st, 2019

ESWD wastewater treatment plant expansion project

Submitted by the Eastsound Sewer and Water District Board of Commissioner. Last…

  • Oct 30th, 2019

A hidden problem, a community solution | Guest column

by Necia Quast San Juan Island Most islanders don’t know many teens…

  • Oct 29th, 2019

ERIP Results Report

by Tom Owens The Early Reading Intervention Project created and taught by…

  • Oct 29th, 2019

Yes on county’s levy lift; no on I-976 | Editorial

Vote yes for Proposition 2 The county has put forth a levy…

  • Oct 28th, 2019

Proposition 2 will benefit our island community

Submitted by Ken Carrasco. Elections such as the one coming up this…

  • Oct 21st, 2019

Another award-winning year for island newspapers | Editorial

The Washington Newspaper Publishers Association held its 132 Annual Meeting over the…

  • Oct 22nd, 2019

Vote yes on I-976 | Guest column

by Tim Eyman Taxpayers are getting ripped off and politicians refuse to…

  • Oct 19th, 2019

Tim Eyman’s I-976 severely impacts Ferries | Guest column

by the San Juan County Ferry Advisory Committee Tim Eyman is back…

  • Oct 19th, 2019

Importance of the Census | Guest Column

by Brad Brown Special to the Sounder There is a commercial on…

  • Oct 16th, 2019

Women in business: why we matter

by Diane Craig Staff reporter Why, after nearly three decades, do we…

  • Oct 14th, 2019

We cannot give up on the climate | Reporter’s notebook

If the climate crusade is exploding, Swedish 16-year-old Greta Thunberg lit the…

  • Oct 11th, 2019

Domestic Violence Awareness month in the San Juans | Guest column

by Samantha Community Advocate and Therapist for SAFE San Juans. In 1987…

  • Oct 10th, 2019

Are you being abused? | Editorial

Our local domestic violence and sexual assault agency has seen a surge…

Disaster prep for business – it makes sense | Guest column

Submitted by the San Juan County Economic Development Council. As storm season…

  • Sep 30th, 2019

OPALCO: visionary IRP but dam removal opposition should wait for scientific study completion

Submitted by Chris and Chom Greacen. Orcas Power and Light Cooperative is…

  • Sep 30th, 2019

The 2020 census is underway | Part Two

by Brad Brown Special to the Sounder The first Article, second Section…

  • Sep 29th, 2019

Thank you to the pilot angels of Orcas and San Juan | Guest column

by Karen Hiller Orcas Island When my husband and I moved to…

  • Sep 27th, 2019

An opportunity to help house our aging population | Reporter’s notebook

Community. The very word conjures a sense of security, of belonging, of…

  • Sep 26th, 2019

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The power of speaking your truth | Editorial

  • Sep 16th, 2019

Update on Washington State Democratic presidential candidate selection process

by David Turnoy Chair, SJC Democrats For those of you who have…

  • Sep 12th, 2019

Enjoy our islands’ fall bounty | Editorial

Our communities have breathed a collective sigh of relief now that the…

Lopez Island School District under fire for discrimination and sexually hostile work environment | Guest column

Submitted by Cedar Law PLLC Cedar Law PLLC, a Seattle-based education firm,…

  • Sep 9th, 2019

Everett Earl “Bud” McKee | Passages

Everett Earl “Bud” McKee was born May 31, 1931 in Longview Washington…

  • Sep 4th, 2019

A story of tsunamis | Editorial

When I lived in Oregon, I was just 80 miles from the…

Respect for the whales | Guest Column

by Mike Conner Lopez Island Born into a sea of noise, Tahlequah’s…

  • Aug 29th, 2019

Back to school means vaccine time | Guest column

Submitted by the Orcas Island Health Care District Get a jump start…

  • Aug 28th, 2019

Why turtles should not be carnival prizes | Editorial

We received a flurry of complaints from islanders after a carnival game…

Eliminate the private automobile

Submitted by Stephen Carter I have a modest proposal. Let’s eliminate the…

  • Aug 23rd, 2019

As the sun sets on summer, school starts

As the summer nears its end, and the weather starts to cool,…

The realities of paddleboarding | Reporter’s notebook

In the last 10 years, the sport of stand-up paddleboarding has exploded,…

  • Aug 15th, 2019

Heartfelt thanks to the Stand Up Men

by Dave Dunaway Executive Director SAFE San Juans Four years ago a…

  • Aug 14th, 2019

San Juan County Fair: Cultivating a love of community | Editorial

It’s time to get a little dust on your boots, hay in…

Response to pledge Editorial – Guest Column

by Minnie Knych San Juan Island I am not an Army brat;…

  • Aug 7th, 2019