Whidbey Island Cannabis Company to open tomorrow

Drew Elliott, operations manager at Whidbey Island Cannabis Company in Bayview, holds up a selection of the edible recreational marijuana products available for legal sale for the first time in Island County history.  - Ben Watanabe / The Record
  • Oct 23, 2014 at 6:43PM

Whidbey Island's first recreational marijuana store is expected to open its doors Friday. Whidbey Island Cannabis Company owner Maureen Cooke said she's waiting for the delivery of her occupancy permit, but all the other hurdles are cleared for an 11 a.m. grand opening Oct. 24. She expects the first day to be "a zoo."

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Sheriff's website can help trick-or-treaters avoid sex offenders

  • Oct 23, 2014 at 11:00AM updated at 3:37PM

Whidbey Island parents can help keep their little trick-or-treaters safe by checking a sex-offender website before hitting the streets this Halloween. Island County Sheriff Mark Brown urges people to be aware of how lives in your neighborhood by visiting www.islandcounty.net and clicking on the "sex offender information" tab.

Clinton author draws on power of religious icons

  • Oct 22, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Oct 23, 2014 at 1:34PM

Mary Green always listened to the words of her god; throughout her life she had meaningful conversations through prayer and found guidance within the gospels. But Green, a self-described “highly visual” person, said she lacked the “eyes to see.”

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Suspect in Oak Harbor shooting death appears in court, motive still unclear

  • Oct 22, 2014 at 4:00PM updated Oct 23, 2014 at 11:09AM

Christopher Malaga showed no emotion as he sat in court today. He remained stone-faced as a woman wailed in sorrow from the galley crowded with members of his alleged victim's family. The 23-year-old is accused of shooting and killing Adam Garcia, a man who apparently was his friend before a falling out.

Langley OK’s historic buildings demolition rules

  • Oct 21, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Oct 23, 2014 at 10:20AM

Demolition of a registered historic building officially has a process for review and rules to avoid “demolition by neglect” in Langley.

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