Opinion

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?

Why the friends?

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

  • Jun 24th, 2019
Why the friends?
Help get April’s Grove over the finish line | Guest column

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
Help get April’s Grove over the finish line | Guest column
Wisdom for graduates | Editorial

Wisdom for graduates | Editorial

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

Wisdom for graduates | Editorial
I went to teach but I came away learning

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
I went to teach but I came away learning
Sharing the wisdom of fathers | Editorial

Sharing the wisdom of fathers | Editorial

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

  • Jun 15th, 2019
Sharing the wisdom of fathers | Editorial
A Definitive Fork in the Road

A Definitive Fork in the Road

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

  • Jun 7th, 2019
A Definitive Fork in the Road
The reality of springtime sadness

The reality of springtime sadness

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

  • Jun 4th, 2019
The reality of springtime sadness
We have a healthcare void | Guest column

We have a healthcare void | Guest column

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

  • May 31st, 2019
We have a healthcare void | Guest column
Campaign launched for San Juan County Orca Protection Initiative

Campaign launched for San Juan County Orca Protection Initiative

by Sorrel North Lopez Island resident Lopez Island orca advocacy group, Southern…

  • May 29th, 2019
Campaign launched for San Juan County Orca Protection Initiative
Bagby steps down as editor | Editorial

Bagby steps down as editor | Editorial

by Cali Bagby Journal general manager After three years of serving as…

  • May 27th, 2019
Bagby steps down as editor | Editorial
Island’s housing needs are moving along

Island’s housing needs are moving along

by Diane Craig Staff reporter The last time Orcas Island saw the…

  • May 23rd, 2019
Island’s housing needs are moving along
Animals’ lives depend on leaving no trace

Animals’ lives depend on leaving no trace

I was absolutely heartbroken to hear that Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center…

  • May 21st, 2019
Animals’ lives depend on leaving no trace
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