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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
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