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Proposition 1 found its greatest support in the precinct that includes the Edgecliff neighborhood, according to the first election tally released by Island County.
Charging that Island County government needs a “course correction,” Robert “Jeff” Lauderdale officially announced Saturday that he will be running as a Republican candidate in the 2012 race to represent District 1 on the board of county commissioners.
Island County commissioners will talk about the future population of Freeland at their work session today. The amount of growth forecast for Freeland has been a bone of contention for opponents of the Freeland Water & Sewer District’s $40 million plan to install a sewer system that would serve an expanding Freeland.
It looks like Langley will keep its mayor.
The second suspect in the brutal 2003 murder of a Langley man made her first appearance in Island County Superior Court Tuesday.
Charging that Island County government needs a "course correction," Robert "Jeff" Lauderdale officially announced Saturday that he will be running as a Republican candidate in the 2012 race to represent District 1 on the board of county commissioners.
It’s nigh time for the undecided to make a decision. Ballots are due Tuesday, Aug. 16 for this year’s Primary Election.
Next week’s Primary Election is casting a shadow over Langley’s impending search for a new city councilman.
In any other election year, Thomas Gill might have been able to easily shake his “always a bridesmaid” curse. Not so this time. Unlike many elections of the past, the line of suitors for Langley voters runs deep this year. Candidates in two council races will face a shake-out vote in the Primary Election, with the top two advancing to November.
COUPEVILLE — The second suspect in the 2003 Christmastime murder of Russel Douglas will make her first court appearance in Island County Superior Court next week, according to the Island County Prosecutor's Office.
LANGLEY — The Primary Election scrum for Position 3 on the Langley City Council has one candidate who says things look fine in the Village by the Sea, and two candidates who say the scene at city hall isn’t so spectacular. Robin Adams, Jim Sundberg and Kathleen Waters are vying to replace Councilwoman Fran Abel, who decided not to run to retain her spot on the council. It’s the first primary run-off in recent memory for Langley, a town that usually sees candidates running unopposed on the ballot.
Costly assessments on property owners near Useless Bay that are being used to pay for a controversial pump project are not illegal, an Island County Superior Court judge has ruled.
Amid continued criticism of his support of Proposition 1, Langley City Councilman Robert Gilman abruptly resigned at the start of Monday’s council meeting.
LANGLEY — City hall has busted its budget for legal help this year. With the city council’s recent approval of payment for the latest set of attorney bills — ones totaling $5,070 for June — and other attorney bills already paid, the city of Langley has spent $39,527 on legal services since January.
LANGLEY — Amid continued criticism of his support of Proposition 1, Langley City Councilman Robert Gilman abruptly resigned Monday evening.
The first candidate has jumped into the race to serve in the position now held by Island County Commissioner Helen Price Johnson. Robert "Jeff" Lauderdale has filed as a Republican candidate in the 2012 race to represent District 1 on the Island County Board of Commissioners.
LANGLEY — The Village by the Sea nearly turned into the City of Congeniality during Thursday’s forum for city council candidates in August’s Primary Election.
LANGLEY — Accountable and effective government — plus a more powerful city council — are the big benefits of adopting the council-manager model of government, a group of outside experts said at a town meeting devoted to Proposition 1 Thursday.
LANGLEY — Robin Adams, a candidate for the Langley City Council and one of the petitioners who put the change-of-government measure, Proposition 1, on the Primary Election ballot, said he will vote against the proposal.
Hoping to avoid future legal entanglements — and another nightmarish mess such as the one that hamstrung the city during its review of Langley Passage — the Langley City Council gave its initial approval Monday to creating a hearing examiner system.
Bids to remake the private parking lot at Langley Christian Missionary Alliance Church into a public park-and-ride have all come in higher than the city's estimate to get the project finished.
Port of South Whidbey commissioners have rejected a $100,000 purchase offer from neighbors for the port's Dorothy Cleveland Park Trail property.
The Langley City Council won’t use its bully pulpit in the debate over Proposition 1, the August ballot measure to change the city’s form of government and eliminate the position of an elected mayor.
James "Jim" Huden entered a plea of "not guilty" in the first-degree murder of Russel A. Douglas of Langley during a brief court appearance Monday in Island County Superior Court.
Supporters of the move to change Langley's form of government will hold a town meeting next week to talk about Proposition 1.
The second suspect arrested in the 2003 murder of a Langley man allegedly helped lure the victim to where he was killed, and plotted the murder with the man who will be arraigned for first-degree murder today in an Island County courtroom.
A second person has been charged in the 2003 killing of Russel Douglas, the Island County Prosecutor's Office announced Monday.
The sole candidate in the race for Langley mayor said he will keep his day job if he is elected to the top post at city hall.
Athletes of all abilities will find next year’s Whidbey Island Triathlon a little more taxing. Quite literally.
Hot dog, what a parade! While the crowd at this year’s Maxwelton Independence Day Parade didn’t smash earlier attendance figures — and the hot dog record remains intact — the patriotic promenade drew an appreciative crowd and more than 150 entries.
Larry Kwarsick, the only candidate in Langley’s mayoral race, said Thursday he has contacted state officials to see if there’s a way he can avoid getting paid too much to be the city’s next mayor.
Alexander Hawley is going to a barbecue at his boss’s house on the Fourth of July. And it’s a really big deal.
The sour economy is forcing another nonprofit on South Whidbey to make drastic cuts to its budget.
Get ready for the big holiday weekend on Whidbey Island; fun, fireworks, food and entertainment galore at Celebrate America in Freeland, followed by the annual Maxwelton Fourth of July Parade.
Nichols Brothers Boat Builders is looking at expanding its operations into Oak Harbor.
Flanked by two sheriff’s deputies, accused killer James “Jim” Huden made his first appearance in an Island County courtroom Tuesday after nearly eight years on the run.
Freeland residents are raising alarm over thousands of dollars in bills for expensive dinners, hotel rooms and other expenses that were racked up by officials involved in Freeland’s $40 million sewer expansion project.
With more choppy water ahead, the Port of South Whidbey is taking a new tack on its long quest to expand the Langley Marina.
The Port of South Whidbey may restart discussions with the company interested in putting a cellphone tower on port property near the top of the Dorothy Cleveland Trail.
A well-known Seattle lawyer with extensive trial experience will defend the city of Langley in an age discrimination lawsuit filed by a former public works employee.
The Langley City Council unanimously approved an agreement that finalized the city's annexation into the Sno-Isle Library District at the council's meeting on Monday.
In a surprising political face slap, the city council voted Monday to strip Councilman Robert Gilman of his post as mayor pro tem for Langley.
Langley’s stout population of eager voters makes it unlikely that Edgecliff residents who are angry about the city’s approval of the controversial Langley Passage will be the deciding factor in the upcoming vote to change the city’s form of government.
The city of Langley may spend more than planned, once again, on its legal fees.
A suspect in a South Whidbey murder who has been hiding in Mexico for nearly seven years is expected to return to Washington state within the next few weeks.
Expensive, unfair and unwanted. Former mayors and other city officials were united in agreement during a town hall meeting Tuesday on the topic of Proposition 1, the proposal to change Langley’s form of government. The move to the council-manager model, which would eliminate the position of an elected mayor, was a bad idea from start to finish, they said.
A suspect in a South Whidbey murder who has been on the run since May 2005 has been arrested in Mexico, Island County Prosecutor Greg Banks said Friday.
Now two seats on the Langley City Council will have an early shake-out vote in August's Primary Election. R. Bruce Allen, a local volunteer and board member for the South Whidbey Youth Connection, filed as a candidate Thursday in the race for Position 4.
The Langley City Council has decided to trim the salary it pays the mayor.
The race for the Position 3 seat on the Langley City Council will now start in the Primary Election in August.