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WA Hospital Mergers Create Patient Care Concerns

(Public News Service)  Almost half the hospital beds in Washington are now part of faith-based healthcare systems, up from one-in-four just four years ago. Some believe the trend could limit the types of care available to...

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Moratorium on marijuana production likely Tuesday

San Juan County Manager Mike Thomas will present a draft ordinance to the San Juan County Council Tuesday morning, If adopted a six-month moratorium on construction of marijuana production facilities would be imposed. The moratorium could be...

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Emergency call sends NAS Whidbey Island SAR to Orcas Island

NAVAL AIR STATION WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash. – A Search and Rescue (SAR) team from Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island flew an emergency medical evacuation early Saturday afternoon on Sept. 27, 2014 for a 76-year-old man...

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Wolverines romp past Braves

Friday Harbor running back Willie Blackmon receives a congratulatory pat on the helmet from Coach Richard Ledford. Blackmon had just scored the final touchdown in Friday Harbor's 39-21 victory over previously unbeaten La Conner, Friday, Sept. 26.. - Matt Pranger photo


Artstock is back - Oct. 4 and 5

This year’s ArtStock has a new focus on making it fun to wander around the Town of Friday Harbor. Local artists will be demonstrating their various talents to share with all.

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Environment - Science - Whales

Huge pods of white-sided dolphins seen in the San Juans

Huge pods of white-sided dolphins seen in the San Juans

Pacific Whale Watch Association (PWWA) crews are reporting a boom in the last several weeks in sightings of Pacific white-sided dolphins, or “lags,” often traveling in huge pods of up to 150 or more.

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"Off the Edge” Orcas Island Film Festival, October 10 – 13

View and vote online for Best Short Film shot in the San Juan Islands. The first annual Orcas Island Film Festival – Off the Edge will take place from October 10 to 13, 2014, focusing on a...

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A Story Told In Stone Sept. 30

A Story Told In Stone Sept. 30

A Story Told In Stone draws us into the world of the Polynesians of Raivavae in the Austral Islands and the Nuku Hiva on the Marquesas Islands.  The film will be shown at 7 p.m. Tuesday...

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Things to Do

Domestic violence forum: It Is Everyone’s Issue Sept. 30 in Friday Harbor

Domestic Violence is not just a women's issue, it is a human issue. Both men and women play a critical role in ending this...

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Remember My Name Vigil October 8

A Remember My Name vigil will be held at 12 noon Wednesday, October 8  on the San Juan County Courthouse lawn, to honor the...

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Friday Harbor APS Pet of the Week

  • Pet of the Week: Chester

    Meet Chester! He’s every bit as sweet and cuddly as he looks. He is about three years old, neutered and current on his vaccines. The only thing he’s missing is a family to call his own. He’s guaranteed to keep your lap warm this winter! Stop by the Friday Harbor  Animal Shelter by the shelter and meet him and his feline friend

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