Beaver, wildlife rules appeal holds water with hearings board in Island County

  • Today at 4:31PM

Island County’s 2014 beaver dam rules sprang a significant leak recently when a state regulatory board found they failed to protect critical areas as required by state law and were not based on best available science.

2.5 percent vehicle, 1 percent passenger fare increases floated for state ferries

  • Jul 1, 2015 at 2:00PM updated Jul 2, 2015 at 7:25PM

Ferry fare increases totaling 5 percent for vehicles and 2 percent for passengers over two years are proposed by the Washington State Transportation Commission. In a news release, the fare hikes would be staggered over time. The first increase would occur Oct. 1 this year with 2.5 percent for vehicles and 1 percent for passengers. That would be mirrored again in May 2016.

Commuters brace as Deception Pass bridge closure begins soon

  • Today at 6:00PM

Deception Pass bridge will close to traffic for five consecutive nights beginning Sunday, July 12, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.

South Whidbey Record hires island grad to cover sports beat

  • Today at 5:01PM

South Whidbey’s own Evan Thompson has joined the South Whidbey Record as the editorial department’s newest reporter. Young, hungry and ready to write, the 21-year-old Clinton resident comes to the paper fresh from Central Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in print/online journalism and intern experience at a host of dailies.

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