A rabbit casts a watchful eye at the Island County Fairgrounds Thursday. - Justin Burnett / The Record

PETA objects to Langley falconry proposal

  • Oct 3, 2015 at 6:00AM updated Oct 4, 2015 at 8:34AM

Langley’s long-standing rabbit headache and one of its most discussed solutions, falconry, became much more complicated this week.

Island County settles records request suit for $15,000

  • Oct 5, 2015 at 3:15PM

Island County has agreed to pay $15,000 to The Freedom Foundation, an Olympia-based advocacy group, after failing to act on a public-records request. County commissioner Rick Hannold on Monday said he is disappointed the county agreed to the settlement, while a Foundation attorney characterized it as a victory for citizens' rights.

Whidbey General Hospital hopefuls make affiliation plans clear, Langley mayoral candidates say ‘no’ to funicular, ‘yes’ to diversifying economy

  • Oct 2, 2015 at 4:00PM updated Oct 5, 2015 at 9:32AM

Six people hoping to fill three positions in the general election this November answered a string of questions during a forum hosted by The Record on Wednesday night in Langley. Before a crowd of about 70 people at Langley United Methodist Church’s Fellowship Hall, four candidates for two spots on the Whidbey General Hospital board of commissioners and the two Langley mayoral candidates responded to inquiries about their leadership style, what they want to improve and change, and where they want to take their respective agencies in the coming years.


LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Tim Callison will do a fine job as Langley mayor

  • Oct 3, 2015 at 6:00PM

Editor, I worked with and for Tim Callison for several years. I could endorse him for his strategic vision, his ability to unite a diverse team or his business skills, but what I really want to share is the way that he always kept a personal touch. During a break in an intense sales strategy meeting, I was sitting outside and thinking of all the things that we were trying to achieve. Tim came and sat next to me and asked, “What’s your dream?” I was unprepared for the question but offered some thoughts. “Are you moving towards it?” was his unexpected follow-up.

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