Opinion

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…

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

Disaster prep for business – it makes sense | Guest column

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

  • 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

A story of tsunamis | Editorial

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

Everett Earl “Bud” McKee | Passages

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

  • Sep 4th, 2019

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,…

Heartfelt thanks to the Stand Up Men

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

  • Aug 14th, 2019

Response to pledge Editorial – Guest Column

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

  • Aug 7th, 2019

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

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

Do what’s best for the animals | Editorial

I remember the first time I saw an orca, or really, any…

Mullis Center treated unfairly over pledge debate | Editorial

I am an Army brat. I was born in a hospital on…

Navy takes environmental stewardship seriously | Guest column

by Christopher “Scotty” Gray Rear Admiral, USN Commander, Navy Region Northwest Recent…

  • Jul 20th, 2019

Summer update from the land bank | Guest column

by Lincoln Bormann Land Bank Director The San Juan County Land Bank…

  • Jul 13th, 2019

Bikers and car drivers: remember rules of the road | Editorial

Island drivers share the road with meandering deer, brave bunnies and, from…

  • Jul 10th, 2019

We the People of the Salish Sea celebrate In(ter)dependence Day | Guest column

by Chom Greacen Lopez Island We the People of the Salish Sea…

  • Jul 8th, 2019

Kaiser investigation imperils county emergency services| Guest column

by Loren Johnson, MD As reported in the Sounder, the State Office…

  • Jul 5th, 2019

Remember: personal fireworks are illegal | Editorial

They glisten across the night sky and symbolize the rocket’s red glare…

  • Jun 30th, 2019

We’ve been let down by Kaiser | Editorial

The solitude that comes with living in the San Juan Islands is…

Tanker traffic continues to increase through Salish Sea

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans Vessel traffic from ocean-going oil…

  • Jun 27th, 2019

Why the friends?

by George Lawson Lopez Island Departing daily at 7 a.m. from the…

  • Jun 24th, 2019

Help get April’s Grove over the finish line | Guest column

by Hilary Canty Executive director, Orcas Island Community Foundation Access to affordable…

  • Jun 21st, 2019

Wisdom for graduates | Editorial

High school graduation is the iconic event that officially carries you from…

I went to teach but I came away learning

by Joanna Massey Sounder copy editor It’s not every day you’re asked…

  • Jun 17th, 2019

Sharing the wisdom of fathers | Editorial

What we learn from our fathers can stay with us far into…

  • Jun 15th, 2019

A Definitive Fork in the Road

by Steve Ulvi San Juan Island We conflate our form of government,…

  • Jun 7th, 2019

The reality of springtime sadness

by Colleen Smith Editor/Publisher Most of us associate depression with the darker…

  • Jun 4th, 2019

We have a healthcare void | Guest column

by Evan Perrollaz Inter Island Healthcare Foundation member and administrator of the…

  • May 31st, 2019