LOCAL NEWS DIGEST
Even after almost a month, there was really not a large political news backlog for the island. I don’t include crime or other news generally.
The SJI School District Superintendent is leaving (speaking of education!): “San Juan Island School District superintendent announces departure” (Journal)
- “San Juan Island School District schedules community budget workshop” (Journal)
Journal: Around Town | Updates on Friday Harbor roundabout, land bank purchases, San Juan Island’s sixth-grade move, and more
“Port of Friday Harbor commissioners approve Jensen shipyard purchase” (Journal)
- “FH Port Holds Hearing & Purchases Jensen Shipyard, But Few Show Up” (Island Guardian)
“San Juan Island fire, hospital districts talk EMS merger in first public meeting” (Journal) (I neither endorse nor condemn this article, I am simply reporting it)
- “Fire District & EMTs Mangement Will Form Committee To Explore Merger” (Island Guardian)
On Orcas/Lopez — “Why it may take longer for your next hospital or clinic visit” (Sounder, Islander)
There are a number of letters to the editors and editorials on the proposed Public Hospital District for Orcas. I recommend just searching the opinion pages, I generally don’t post opinion links.
Alcohol continues to be the drug of choice for teens” (Islands’ Weekly)
“New Washington state laws to impact San Juan County” (Islands’ Weekly)
“Puget Sound officially designated No Discharge Zone” (Island Guardian)
“Salmon Fishing Season Set – But No Restocking For Cooke.” (Island Guardian)