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Requiem for an island addict | Guest column

Requiem for an island addict | Guest column

by Edwin Wordsworth Orcas Island It’s 8:30 a.m. Stage Junkie basks in…

  • May 20th, 2019
Requiem for an island addict | Guest column
Laura Kussman/contributed photo                                Above: Jake Perrine and Grace McCune are presenting “Cirque-US” at Orcas Center.

‘Cirque-US’ brings the Orcas community together

by Robert Hall Orcas Center Grace McCune’s Rock on the Rock choir…

  • May 19th, 2019
Laura Kussman/contributed photo                                Above: Jake Perrine and Grace McCune are presenting “Cirque-US” at Orcas Center.
Make your mental health a priority

Make your mental health a priority

Mental health issues have long lived in the shadows of shame. Stigmatized…

Make your mental health a priority
Why you should care about Small Business Week | Editorial

Why you should care about Small Business Week | Editorial

It’s easy to take for granted the storefronts that line our quaint…

Why you should care about Small Business Week | Editorial
Thank you vets and navigators for your service | Editorial

Thank you vets and navigators for your service | Editorial

We salute the veteran navigators who have generously given their time to…

Thank you vets and navigators for your service | Editorial
RB Chronicles Part 3 | Editorial

RB Chronicles Part 3 | Editorial

Sometimes I think I talk too much. Take my breast cancer, for…

  • Apr 26th, 2019
RB Chronicles Part 3 | Editorial
Are you SAFE? Elevate sexual assault & domestic violence prevention educationin the San Juans

Are you SAFE? Elevate sexual assault & domestic violence prevention educationin the San Juans

by Ron Hanson, Larry Greene, Paul Walsh, Juan Lopez, Kerwin Johnson, Mick…

  • Apr 25th, 2019
Are you SAFE? Elevate sexual assault & domestic violence prevention educationin the San Juans

Help for an islander | Letter

An older hardworking woman finally confided in me about her circumstances. She,…

  • Apr 23rd, 2019

Stand Up Men update

Stand Up Men chose April, Sexual Assault Month, to launch a campaign…

  • Apr 23rd, 2019
Redefining how we speak about sexual assault | Reporter’s notebook

Redefining how we speak about sexual assault | Reporter’s notebook

Words are powerful. While that may sound trite, it’s good to remember…

  • Apr 19th, 2019
Redefining how we speak about sexual assault | Reporter’s notebook
A Love Letter to the Earth and the Salish Sea

A Love Letter to the Earth and the Salish Sea

by Chom Greacen Community Rights San Juan Islands Dear Earth, Dear Salish…

  • Apr 13th, 2019
A Love Letter to the Earth and the Salish Sea
We cannot ignore sexual assault | Editorial

We cannot ignore sexual assault | Editorial

Every 92 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted. Who are the people…

We cannot ignore sexual assault | Editorial
Breaking free from alcohol addiction | Editorial

Breaking free from alcohol addiction | Editorial

Overcoming alcohol addiction may feel like a Herculean task, but it can…

Breaking free from alcohol addiction | Editorial
The impetus for after-hours urgent care on Orcas Island | Guest Column

The impetus for after-hours urgent care on Orcas Island | Guest Column

by Vincent Shu, MD Orcas Island Despite there having been discussions and…

  • Apr 3rd, 2019
The impetus for after-hours urgent care on Orcas Island | Guest Column
30 years; remembering the Exxon Valdez oil spill | Guest Column

30 years; remembering the Exxon Valdez oil spill | Guest Column

by Kimbal Sundberg Friday Harbor Imagine waking up in the San Juans…

  • Mar 18th, 2019
30 years; remembering the Exxon Valdez oil spill | Guest Column
Land bank rejects ultimatum from Coffelt Farm Stewards | Guest Column

Land bank rejects ultimatum from Coffelt Farm Stewards | Guest Column

Submitted by the San Juan County Land Bank. At its monthly public…

  • Mar 18th, 2019
Land bank rejects ultimatum from Coffelt Farm Stewards | Guest Column
Lessons learned from the Exxon Valdez | Editorial

Lessons learned from the Exxon Valdez | Editorial

I was a little over a year old when the Exxon Valdez…

Lessons learned from the Exxon Valdez | Editorial
Save the Olga Post Office | Guest Column

Save the Olga Post Office | Guest Column

by Clarissa Liening Last year Olga residents learned that their beloved post…

  • Mar 14th, 2019
Save the Olga Post Office | Guest Column
March is National Nutrition Month | Editorial

March is National Nutrition Month | Editorial

I know exactly when I haven’t been eating enough fruits and vegetables.…

March is National Nutrition Month | Editorial
RB Chronicles Part 2 | Column

RB Chronicles Part 2 | Column

All too often, when our lives turn on a dime, it’s the…

  • Mar 6th, 2019
RB Chronicles Part 2 | Column
The Canadian Energy Board made a flawed decision | Guest Column

The Canadian Energy Board made a flawed decision | Guest Column

by Janet Alderton and Michael Riordan Despite overwhelming opposition from British Columbia,…

  • Feb 28th, 2019
The Canadian Energy Board made a flawed decision | Guest Column
State ferry system and economy need new ferries | Guest column

State ferry system and economy need new ferries | Guest column

by Rick Hughes San Juan County Council Washington State Ferries’ new Long…

  • Feb 24th, 2019
State ferry system and economy need new ferries | Guest column
The art of being prepared | Editorial

The art of being prepared | Editorial

San Juan County residents are passionate about disaster preparedness. And we are…

The art of being prepared | Editorial
Dismayed with case dismissal

Dismayed with case dismissal

We are dismayed that a criminal case has been thrown out due…

Dismayed with case dismissal
Valentine’s Day in a time of unrest | Editorial

Valentine’s Day in a time of unrest | Editorial

It’s a national holiday to express affection for those you care about.…

  • Feb 11th, 2019
Valentine’s Day in a time of unrest | Editorial
The facts about airlift insurance | Editorial

The facts about airlift insurance | Editorial

With Kaiser Permanente denying claims for emergency air ambulance services, it’s a…

The facts about airlift insurance | Editorial

Former Senator Kevin Ranker releases statement regarding sexual harassment allegations | Guest Column

by Kevin Ranker Former state senator, D-Orcas This week a Senate investigation…

  • Feb 1st, 2019
‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ prompted important conversation | Guest Column

‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ prompted important conversation | Guest Column

by Luann Pamatian SAFE San Juans advocate Domestic violence. Sexual assault. These…

  • Feb 1st, 2019
‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ prompted important conversation | Guest Column
Electrify the San Juan Islands ferry routes first | Guest column

Electrify the San Juan Islands ferry routes first | Guest column

Submitted by Orcas Power and Light Cooperative The Washington State Ferries long-range…

  • Jan 19th, 2019
Electrify the San Juan Islands ferry routes first | Guest column
Thank you, school board members | Editorial

Thank you, school board members | Editorial

January is school board recognition month, and we’d like to express gratitude…

Thank you, school board members | Editorial
A time of renewal for the Islands’ Oil Spill Association | Guest Column

A time of renewal for the Islands’ Oil Spill Association | Guest Column

by Ken Carrasco Secretary, IOSA Board of Directors For many of us,…

  • Jan 11th, 2019
A time of renewal for the Islands’ Oil Spill Association | Guest Column
New year brings new special sections | Editorial

New year brings new special sections | Editorial

In the first quarter of the new year, your island papers are…

New year brings new special sections | Editorial
A lot of great news stories from 2018 | Editorial

A lot of great news stories from 2018 | Editorial

The Islands’ Sounder has outlined the good and bad of 2018 for…

A lot of great news stories from 2018 | Editorial
Long-term care task force forms | Guest Column

Long-term care task force forms | Guest Column

by Evan Perrollaz, Janice Fisher, Beth Williams-Geiger, Beth Helstien, Deanna Osborne, Kyle…

  • Dec 22nd, 2018
Long-term care task force forms | Guest Column
Accomplishing your new year’s goals | Editorial

Accomplishing your new year’s goals | Editorial

The new year is a time to reflect on the past 12…

Accomplishing your new year’s goals | Editorial
Don’t drink and drive | Reporter’s notebook

Don’t drink and drive | Reporter’s notebook

Don’t drink and drive | Reporter’s notebook

Don’t drink and drive | Reporter’s notebook
Oh, deer: San Juan islander looks at local deer overpopulation | Guest column

Oh, deer: San Juan islander looks at local deer overpopulation | Guest column

By Steve Ulvi San Juan Island Along with about a hundred others,…

  • Dec 10th, 2018
Oh, deer: San Juan islander looks at local deer overpopulation | Guest column
Quakers lobby for food benefits | Guest column

Quakers lobby for food benefits | Guest column

by Tom Rawson Special to the Sounder The Friends Committee on National…

  • Dec 10th, 2018
Quakers lobby for food benefits | Guest column
Holiday traditions bring us together | Editorial

Holiday traditions bring us together | Editorial

Close your eyes for a moment and envision what the holidays mean…

Holiday traditions bring us together | Editorial
Council members aren’t demonstrating enough effort to save the orcas | Guest column

Council members aren’t demonstrating enough effort to save the orcas | Guest column

Submitted by Janet Alderton Tahlequah is the mother orca who carried her…

  • Dec 5th, 2018
Council members aren’t demonstrating enough effort to save the orcas | Guest column