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Posted on: September 14, 2021

Elections FAQs

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It’s that time again, Islanders! With the 2021 General Election just around the corner, and the heightened focus on our electoral process, your Elections Team wanted to take a moment to share some frequently asked questions.

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Posted on: August 4, 2021

Police Reform

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As of 12:01 am on July 26th, the State of Washington enacted a group of laws aimed at “police reform”. These laws are aimed at enhancing accountability, training, and transparency among law enforcement, however, what these new laws will do is significantl...

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Posted on: April 27, 2021

San Juan County Charter Review Commission Videos

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Please see the San Juan County Charter Review Commission meetings, via the County's YouTube Channel.

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Posted on: October 15, 2021

Seasonal Changes Bring Extra Challenges to Resident Killer Whales

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FRIDAY HARBOR, WA. - As summer Chinook salmon runs wane in the Salish Sea, Southern Resident Killer Whales typically begin to travel further south in Puget Sound in search of prey. A study compiling 10 years’ worth of data found evidence that th...

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Posted on: October 18, 2021

San Juan County Employee Recognized by the Oil Spill Task Force

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The Pacific States/British Columbia Oil Spill Task Force is honoring Marta Green with a 2021 Legacy Award for her committed leadership in developing and advancing the San Juan Islands’ Oil Spill Prevention Strategy. Over the last five years, Mar...

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Posted on: October 18, 2021

San Juan County Employee Recognized by the Oil Spill Task Force

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The Pacific States/British Columbia Oil Spill Task Force is honoring Marta Green with a 2021 Legacy Award for her committed leadership in developing and advancing the San Juan Islands’ Oil Spill Prevention Strategy. Over the last five years, Mar...

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Posted on: October 15, 2021

Seasonal Changes Bring Extra Challenges to Resident Killer Whales

Killer Whales NOAA Fisheries West Coast licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0 Image obtained under NMFS permit

FRIDAY HARBOR, WA. - As summer Chinook salmon runs wane in the Salish Sea, Southern Resident Killer Whales typically begin to travel further south in Puget Sound in search of prey. A study compiling 10 years’ worth of data found evidence that th...

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Posted on: June 25, 2021

Let Your Flag Fly! Use the Whale Warning Flag to Protect Both Whales and Boaters

Whale Warning Flag by Jeanne Hyde

Across the region, homes and businesses will soon be displaying the Stars and Stripes to herald the Fourth of July holiday. Meanwhile, on the waters of the Salish Sea, another flag can be spotted - the whale warning flag. The Fourth of July holiday weeken...

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Posted on: September 29, 2021

Washington’s Plastic Bag Ban Goes Into Effect Oct. 1

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Following a delay due to Covid-19, the Washington Plastic Bag Ban (RCW 70A.530) will go into effect statewide on October 1, 2021. This means that retailers and restaurants throughout the state will be prohibited from providing single-use plastic carryout ...

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Posted on: October 13, 2021

JURY DUTY: OCTOBER 18 - 22, 2021

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For the jury term that begins on Monday, October 18th through Friday, October 22nd, all jurors are excused.  

For the jury term that began on Monday, October 11th jurors have been contacted and will be continued to be contacted by phone as needed....

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Posted on: June 25, 2021

Let Your Flag Fly! Use the Whale Warning Flag to Protect Both Whales and Boaters

Whale Warning Flag by Jeanne Hyde

Across the region, homes and businesses will soon be displaying the Stars and Stripes to herald the Fourth of July holiday. Meanwhile, on the waters of the Salish Sea, another flag can be spotted - the whale warning flag. The Fourth of July holiday weeken...

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Environmental Stewardship
Posted on: October 15, 2021

Seasonal Changes Bring Extra Challenges to Resident Killer Whales

Killer Whales NOAA Fisheries West Coast licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0 Image obtained under NMFS permit

FRIDAY HARBOR, WA. - As summer Chinook salmon runs wane in the Salish Sea, Southern Resident Killer Whales typically begin to travel further south in Puget Sound in search of prey. A study compiling 10 years’ worth of data found evidence that th...

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Posted on: October 18, 2021

San Juan County Employee Recognized by the Oil Spill Task Force

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The Pacific States/British Columbia Oil Spill Task Force is honoring Marta Green with a 2021 Legacy Award for her committed leadership in developing and advancing the San Juan Islands’ Oil Spill Prevention Strategy. Over the last five years, Mar...

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Posted on: September 29, 2021

Washington’s Plastic Bag Ban Goes Into Effect Oct. 1

BYOB bring your own bag

Following a delay due to Covid-19, the Washington Plastic Bag Ban (RCW 70A.530) will go into effect statewide on October 1, 2021. This means that retailers and restaurants throughout the state will be prohibited from providing single-use plastic carryout ...

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