Something amiss at SJ EMS - Updated with info from Dr. Sullivan

Rumors have been circulating about problems at San Juan Island Emergency Medical Services. Leaders of other emergency-related agencies are allegedly having difficulty working with the SJ EMS Chief Jerry Martin. People are upset that taxpayers are paying the ferry fare for him to take his EMS-provided vehicle to his home on Ferndale on weekends.


Primary voting begins Friday, and all 39 Washington counties will provide free ballot return postage

OLYMPIA — Registered voters throughout Washington will soon be receiving ballots for the Aug. 7 Primary Election. Thanks to Secretary of State Kim Wyman, Governor Jay Inslee, and county officials statewide, voters in every county can return their ballots via the U.S. Postal Service without having to pay for a stamp.


PHD to discuss possible sale of IIMC building Tuesday, July 17

San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1 will hold a special meeting at 1 p.m. Tuesday July 17, 2018 at the Frank Wilson Memorial EMS Building, 1079 Spring Street in Friday Harbor. The commissioners will review and take action on a sales contract for the Inter Island Medical Center (IIMC) building. The will also receive and evaluate complaints brought against a public employee and will review the performance of a public employee.

There will be two executive sessions each followed by a public session to take action.


Coast Guard rescues 2 kayakers near San Juan Islands

SEATTLE -- A Coast Guard Station Bellingham boat crew rescued two kayakers from the water near the San Juan Islands, Saturday evening July 14, 2018.

The boat crew arrived in their 45-foot Response Boat-Medium, located and recovered the kayakers and then transferred them to a Bellingham Fire and Rescue Boat crew, where an Emergency Medical Technician began the initial treatment for hypothermia.


Seattle residents invited to audition for feature film

(Seattle, WA)– June 16, 2018 – Seattle residents are invited to audition for Hooked, a feature film that is shooting all over Seattle and on the Eastside in August. The film is being directed by award-winning filmmaker Allen Wolf from a screenplay based on his acclaimed novel. Hooked is about a man who believes he found his soulmate but his autism keeps him from realizing her real identity. This romantic comedy will highlight the issue of human trafficking and help people see autism through a new lens.

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