Report: WA Must Be More Aggressive to Fight Cancer

Washington News Service SEATTLE - Washington state is falling short in some areas of cancer prevention, according to a new report.

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network annual report finds the Evergreen State is woefully underfunding tobacco-cessation programs, an important step toward stopping preventable cancer. The state spent $2.3 million in fiscal year 2017, only three-percent of the $63.6 million the CDC recommends.


Public Hearing: Docket review and recommendations August 8

San Juan County Council will review Community Development Department's proposed Annual docket at the council meeting on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 in the Legislative Building at 55 Second Street in Friday Harbor.  To view the items look at the council's meeting agenda on the county website. Links to documents are posted next to the agenda items. For more information about the docket process visit


Public hearing about Public Facilities Financing Assistance Program

A public hearing will be held at approximately 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, August 8, 2017 regarding the distribution of the Public Facilities Financing Assistance Program in the Legislative Building in Friday Harbor. The San Juan County Council will hear comments on the recommendations from the committee. Requests totaled $1,439,097. The amount of funds available are $221,184. The funding comes from a .04 percent sales and use tax. 


Samish out of service; Alternate Schedule begins Monday, Aug. 7

Due to a problem with the number two engine on the M/V Samish, the Anacortes/San Juan Islands/Sidney, BC route is operating on a four-boat emergency schedule until another vessel can join the route and restore it to a full five-boat capacity. To see the alternative schedule go to the  WSF BULLETIN PAGE and in the article on the bulletin page click on the link to Anacortes/San Juan Islands/Sidney Alternate Schedule.


Sheriff's Log - July 26-August 2: Stolen tip jar, missing medication, and bicyclist relieving himself

San Juan County Sheriff's deputies responded to 263 calls between July 26 and August 2 26, 2017 including this one: A Deputy spoke with a Lopez Island property owner regarding a trespassing complaint. The reporting person stated unidentified bicyclist urinated in her yard without permission. The bike tour company agreed to take steps in the future to prevent similar activities in the future.

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