Opinion

What’s in a name? Emergency, urgent and primary care | Guest column

What’s in a name? Emergency, urgent and primary care | Guest column

by Tom Eversole Special to the Sounder We are truly grateful for…

  • Mar 1st, 2018
What’s in a name? Emergency, urgent and primary care | Guest column
Suicide coverage missed a critical point | Guest Column

Suicide coverage missed a critical point | Guest Column

by Jack M. Pedigo Special to the Sounder The Feb. 28, 2018:…

  • Feb 28th, 2018
Suicide coverage missed a critical point | Guest Column
Please speak up before it’s too late | Editorial

Please speak up before it’s too late | Editorial

We sang Celine Dion at the top of our lungs with the…

Please speak up before it’s too late | Editorial
What are the legislators hiding? | Guest column

What are the legislators hiding? | Guest column

by Michael Riordan Special to the Sounder In a brazen attempt to…

  • Feb 28th, 2018
What are the legislators hiding? | Guest column
Why you should care about the hospital district | Editorial

Why you should care about the hospital district | Editorial

The future of health care on Orcas Island is unknown. In April…

Why you should care about the hospital district | Editorial
Unintended consequences of good intentions | Part one

Unintended consequences of good intentions | Part one

by Carol Sutton and Tom Baldwin Sometimes, the noblest of intentions can…

  • Feb 15th, 2018
Unintended consequences of good intentions | Part one
The cost of running a health clinic | Guest column

The cost of running a health clinic | Guest column

by Alison Shaw and Aaimee Johnson In the ‘50s and ‘60s, a…

  • Feb 14th, 2018
The cost of running a health clinic | Guest column
Bravo to state Senate for net pen ban | Editorial

Bravo to state Senate for net pen ban | Editorial

When a Cooke Aquaculture net pen holding more than 300,000 invasive Atlantic…

Bravo to state Senate for net pen ban | Editorial
What does Valentine’s Day mean to you? | Editorial

What does Valentine’s Day mean to you? | Editorial

Valentine’s Day is traditionally thought of as a holiday to celebrate romantic…

What does Valentine’s Day mean to you? | Editorial
Democracy in Chains | Guest Column

Democracy in Chains | Guest Column

By David Turnoy Have you ever had a conversation with someone, asking…

  • Jan 24th, 2018
Democracy in Chains | Guest Column
What we can do today to help the orcas | Editorial

What we can do today to help the orcas | Editorial

In a perfect world, the Southern resident killer whales would be thriving.…

What we can do today to help the orcas | Editorial
Consider a donation to Camp Orkila | Editorial

Consider a donation to Camp Orkila | Editorial

Camp Orkila’s 280-acre, waterfront facility is a major part of our community’s…

Consider a donation to Camp Orkila | Editorial
To protect orca and salmon, you need to protect beaches and forage fish | Guest column

To protect orca and salmon, you need to protect beaches and forage fish | Guest column

Why Friends of the San Juans is appealing the county’s update to the Shoreline Management Program

  • Jan 22nd, 2018
To protect orca and salmon, you need to protect beaches and forage fish | Guest column
County should call on Congress to pass Carbon Fee-and-Dividend legislation | Guest column

County should call on Congress to pass Carbon Fee-and-Dividend legislation | Guest column

By David Foutch, Lopez Island Thank you for the informative article on…

  • Jan 13th, 2018
County should call on Congress to pass Carbon Fee-and-Dividend legislation | Guest column
WSF mismanagement in the islands | Guest column

WSF mismanagement in the islands | Guest column

by John Brantigan In my Jan. 1 editorial in the Seattle Times,…

  • Jan 12th, 2018
WSF mismanagement in the islands | Guest column

The good things that happened in 2017 | Editorial

It’s been another rough year. The divisiveness of the 2016 presidential election…

We can all prevent suicide | Editorial

For those who are left behind after a suicide, the devastating emotions…

Thanks for helping to open the Exchange | Guest column

Thanks for helping to open the Exchange | Guest column

Submitted by the board and staff of Orcas Recycling Services and The…

  • Dec 21st, 2017
Thanks for helping to open the Exchange | Guest column

Every hour, someone dies in a drunk driving crash | Editorial

Drunk driving is the number one cause of death on our roadways.…

Equitable internet access for all Americans | Reporter’s Notebook

Like telephone and power, Americans should have access to the internet without…

What we’ve learned from Dickens | Editorial

What we’ve learned from Dickens | Editorial

At the Sounder, we are well aware of the powers of the…

What we’ve learned from Dickens | Editorial
Choose wisely where to spend your money this season | Editorial

Choose wisely where to spend your money this season | Editorial

All of us at the Sounder, Journal of the San Juans and…

Choose wisely where to spend your money this season | Editorial

A wave of assault stories sweeping away the debris of secrets | Guest Opinion

by Julie Gottman, PH.D. Special to the Sounder Al Franken, Harvey Weinstein,…

  • Nov 20th, 2017

What China’s recyclables ban means for us | Editorial

The Sounder has reported on China’s import ban on many recyclables including…

Thank you for veteran tribute | Guest column

by Tom and Karen Ritter Orcas Island A tribute to the military…

  • Nov 15th, 2017
‘Building the blue wall’

‘Building the blue wall’

by Senator Kevin Ranker D-Orcas With the election of Manka Dhingra, Democrats…

  • Nov 14th, 2017
‘Building the blue wall’

What you need to know about UW Medicine in the islands | Opinion

While UW Medicine has the potential to be a great benefit to…

Vote yes on school bond and levy | Letter

The school board has put forward a bond that will address the…

  • Oct 17th, 2017

Yes to both school measures | Editorial

Following the failure – by just a few votes – of the…

Abuzz about the Orcas Island Film Festival | Editorial

Abuzz about the Orcas Island Film Festival | Editorial

The Orcas Island Film Festival is becoming a pretty big deal. In…

Abuzz about the Orcas Island Film Festival | Editorial
Be a part of ‘Women in Business’ special | Editorial

Be a part of ‘Women in Business’ special | Editorial

Sometimes we are asked why we publish the annual Women in Business…

Be a part of ‘Women in Business’ special | Editorial

End lawmakers’ exemption from public records law | Everett Herald editorial

By The Herald Editorial Board Recall earlier this summer when the Legislature…

  • Sep 27th, 2017

Truth behind the mayor race | Guest column

Heidi Siegmund Cuda, whose short film “Rigged! A Tail of Corruption” debuts…

  • Sep 20th, 2017

In response to the Republicans | Guest column

by Martha Fuller The Republican Party guest editorial of Aug. 30, is…

  • Sep 1st, 2017

Positive outcome for park and ride funding error | Editorial

Anyone who travels on the ferry has been watching the progress of…

Why is it ok for the county council to protect “illegal” immigrants? | Guest column

By David Turnoy Now that the council has passed an ordinance protecting…

  • Aug 31st, 2017

An end to fish farming | Reporter’s notebook

When the news broke that thousands of non-native salmon were released into…

Republicans call for tolerance after alleged harassment at county fair | Guest Opinion

by Nathan Butler, Chair of the SJC Republican Party and Vice Chair…

  • Aug 26th, 2017
Quarterly county review | A tale of two trends

Quarterly county review | A tale of two trends

by F. Milene Henley San Juan County Auditor It is the best…

  • Aug 23rd, 2017
Quarterly county review | A tale of two trends

Ferry saga continues | Editorial

We’re not done talking about our ferry frustration. But let’s start with…