Apple acknowledges Whidbey map errors, promises fix

Apple’s Maps app, which is on its mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptop computers, lists the location of Langley on Hat Island. The mistake has been present for years, and now that city officials know they plan to lobby the tech giant to correct the error. - Justin Burnett / The Record
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After years of complaints, tech giant Apple Inc. acknowledged two major Whidbey Island errors on its mobile map program this week and promised to have at least one of the problems fixed within two months. Island County Commissioner Helen Price Johnson broke the good news late Thursday afternoon with a call to The Record, saying she'd been contacted by a company representative and assured the Langley issue was being addressed.

'Land of the Headhunters' returns to the big screen | PRESS RELEASE

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The Island County Historical Society will screen the recently re-released silent film classic, "In the Land of the Headhunters" this month. This rare film, produced by photographer Edward S. Curtis, was shot in and around the Prince Rupert area of British Columbia, and debuted in 1914. The film portrays a simple love story, but is renowned for the Kwakwaka'wakw actors, who Curtis had dress in their aboriginal cedar bark and animal skin clothing, according to a Thursday news release.

Island Transit: Agency faces a long road ahead, director says

  • Mar 4, 2015 at 6:00AM updated Mar 5, 2015 at 6:57AM

The challenges facing Island Transit go beyond the financial mess that came to light last summer.

Comprehensive Plan update input meetings ahead for Island County

  • Mar 4, 2015 at 6:00PM

Island County will host a number of informal public meetings to discuss the Island County Comprehensive Plan Update, to be completed in 2016. Island County is expected to grow by 9,452 people and 2,031 jobs between now and 2036, according to a news release from the Island County planning department.

Tournament loss ends Reign soccer team’s 8-year run

  • Mar 4, 2015 at 6:00PM

The South Whidbey Reign’s rule of the state championship is over after the boys U-19 soccer club lost 3-0 to Seattle United on Feb. 8 in Tukwila.

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