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UPDATED: Mon., July 15, 2019

Group proposes enclosure for orcas in San Juan Islands

An environmental nonprofit group is hosting a series of public meetings in western Washington to discuss the possibility of creating an enclosure in Washington’s San Juan Islands for orcas retired …


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019

What do wine, the Seattle Storm and Mount St. Helens have in common? They could soon be celebrated on Washington license plates.

Legislature considers more plates for Washington drivers.


New flag meant to protect endangered Southern Resident orcas

A new “whale warning flag” will be flown by boats and select land stations along the west side of San Juan Island starting this weekend to let boaters know whales …


UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018

U.S. agency wants to protect butterfly found only on island

Federal wildlife officials want to protect a rare white and green butterfly found only on Washington’s San Juan Island.


Man dies in scuba diving accident near San Juans

Authorities said a Whatcom County man has died after a scuba diving accident near the San Juan Islands.


San Juan’s Moran State Park boasts amazing lakes, trails and views

OLGA, Wash. – Ocean beauty, beaches and boating? You won’t even miss them at Moran State Park. The park is in the San Juan Islands, where saltwater recreation and views …


San Juan Islands high on everyone’s list, including Obama’s

Washington’s San Juan Islands are among the hottest items in the world of recreational travel this year. In recent months, standouts among the 28 islands and some 400 more rocks …


Winter’s slow pace ideal for an escape to San Juans

The San Juan Islands have a reputation, a mystique, that when they are mentioned as a destination exclamation points surround their name. Mention them and people react as if you …


Interior Secretary Salazar visits Washington state

ANACORTES, Wash. (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar was in Washington state Wednesday to discuss local efforts to preserve Bureau of Land Management lands in the San Juan Islands.