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Precinct results give detail on Prop. 1, Langley council races

Proposition 1 found its greatest support in the precinct that includes the Edgecliff neighborhood, according to the first election tally released by Island County.

  • Aug 17th, 2011 10:57pm

Lauderdale officially announces run for commissioner | UPDATE

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.

  • Aug 17th, 2011 3:28pm

Island County planners to ask for help on new Freeland population forecast

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.

  • Aug 17th, 2011 3:25pm

Prop. 1 falling to defeat in a landslide

It looks like Langley will keep its mayor.

  • Aug 17th, 2011 3:56am

Thomas to remain in jail on $5 million bond

The second suspect in the brutal 2003 murder of a Langley man made her first appearance in Island County Superior Court Tuesday.

  • Aug 16th, 2011 9:14pm

Lauderdale officially announces run for Island County commissioner

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.

  • Aug 15th, 2011 3:31pm

Langley’s future on the line in primary vote

It’s nigh time for the undecided to make a decision. Ballots are due Tuesday, Aug. 16 for this year’s Primary Election.

  • Aug 14th, 2011 6:00pm

Langley council to talk about finding replacement for Gilman on Monday

Next week’s Primary Election is casting a shadow over Langley’s impending search for a new city councilman.

  • Aug 13th, 2011 4:55pm

LANGLEY PRIMARY ELECTION: POSITION 4 | Council race will bring a new voice to Langley

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.

  • Aug 11th, 2011 5:36pm

Murder suspect is coming back to Island County next week to face charges

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.

  • Aug 9th, 2011 4:30pm

LANGLEY PRIMARY ELECTION: POSITION 3 | Three square off for coveted seat on council

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.

  • Aug 8th, 2011 7:55pm

Assessments for controversial Useless Bay pump not illegal, judge rules

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.

  • Aug 4th, 2011 9:21pm

Gilman resigns from city council | UPDATE

Amid continued criticism of his support of Proposition 1, Langley City Councilman Robert Gilman abruptly resigned at the start of Monday’s council meeting.

  • Aug 3rd, 2011 12:26am

Langley goes over budget once again on attorney fees

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.

  • Aug 4th, 2011 3:24pm

Langley Councilman Gilman resigns from city council

LANGLEY — Amid continued criticism of his support of Proposition 1, Langley City Councilman Robert Gilman abruptly resigned Monday evening.

  • Aug 2nd, 2011 1:21am

Central Whidbey resident files to run for Price Johnson’s county commissioner seat

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.

  • Aug 1st, 2011 9:07pm

Council hopefuls stump for votes at Langley forum

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.

  • Jul 31st, 2011 7:49pm

Big benefit of Prop. 1: More powerful city council

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.

  • Jul 23rd, 2011 5:05pm

Adams says he’ll vote no on Langley’s Prop. 1

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.

  • Jul 22nd, 2011 2:27pm

Langley City Council votes to get help on development issues

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.

  • Jul 20th, 2011 4:06pm

Bids too high for Langley’s new park-and-ride lot

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.

  • Jul 17th, 2011 5:56pm

Port of South Whidbey rejects land purchase offer

Port of South Whidbey commissioners have rejected a $100,000 purchase offer from neighbors for the port's Dorothy Cleveland Park Trail property.

  • Jul 16th, 2011 8:50pm

Langley council backs away from resolution opposing Prop. 1

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.

  • Jul 14th, 2011 4:49pm

Huden enters ‘not guilty’ plea on first-degree murder charge

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.

  • Jul 11th, 2011 9:58pm

Prop. 1 supporters to host town hall, announce new website

Supporters of the move to change Langley's form of government will hold a town meeting next week to talk about Proposition 1.

  • Jul 13th, 2011 12:31am

Second suspect in Douglas murder allegedly lured victim to murder scene

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.

  • Jul 11th, 2011 6:49pm

Second person arrested in Douglas murder

A second person has been charged in the 2003 killing of Russel Douglas, the Island County Prosecutor's Office announced Monday.

  • Jul 11th, 2011 5:45pm

Kwarsick will keep Coupeville job if elected Langley mayor

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.

  • Jul 9th, 2011 5:07pm

Sales taxes coming to South Whidbey parks district

Athletes of all abilities will find next year’s Whidbey Island Triathlon a little more taxing. Quite literally.

  • Jul 7th, 2011 4:22pm

Maxwelton Independence Day Parade draws thousands for its 96th edition

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.

  • Jul 6th, 2011 10:11pm

Mayor’s pay emerges as Prop. 1 issue in Langley

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.

  • Jul 3rd, 2011 7:13pm

Local Marine invited to White House shindig

Alexander Hawley is going to a barbecue at his boss’s house on the Fourth of July. And it’s a really big deal.

  • Jul 4th, 2011 11:29pm

Jobs cut at nonprofit as donations drop off

The sour economy is forcing another nonprofit on South Whidbey to make drastic cuts to its budget.

  • Jul 2nd, 2011 6:40pm

Freedom reigns on Whidbey | JULY FOURTH WEEKEND PLANNER

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.

  • Jun 30th, 2011 4:46pm

Nichols Brothers Boat Builders looks at expanding to Oak Harbor

Nichols Brothers Boat Builders is looking at expanding its operations into Oak Harbor.

  • Jun 29th, 2011 8:05pm

Bail set at $10 million for fugitive in Freeland murder

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.

  • Jun 28th, 2011 10:51pm

Big bills for meals, travel fuel outrage: Freeland residents call for state audit of sewer district

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.

  • Jun 27th, 2011 3:04pm

Port scales back Langley Marina makeover

With more choppy water ahead, the Port of South Whidbey is taking a new tack on its long quest to expand the Langley Marina.

  • Jun 25th, 2011 5:58pm

Possession Point cell tower talks may be revived

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.

  • Jun 25th, 2011 5:52pm

Seattle attorney to defend Langley against lawsuit

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.

  • Jun 24th, 2011 4:26pm

Langley council approves annexation contract

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.

  • Jun 24th, 2011 4:24pm

Langley City Council removes councilman from leadership role

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.

  • Jun 22nd, 2011 6:01pm

Edgecliff voters not likely to sway Prop. 1 election

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.

  • Jun 19th, 2011 5:22pm

Langley’s legal fees hit high mark

The city of Langley may spend more than planned, once again, on its legal fees.

  • Jun 18th, 2011 5:16pm

Fugitive in Freeland murder on his way back to Whidbey

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.

  • Jun 15th, 2011 9:50pm

Prop. 1 blasted at town hall

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.

  • Jun 11th, 2011 5:50pm

Suspect in 2003 murder on South Whidbey arrested in Mexico

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.

  • Jun 10th, 2011 8:44pm

Second Langley council seat to have crucial Primary Election vote

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.

  • Jun 9th, 2011 7:03pm

Langley City Council cuts mayor’s pay, slightly

The Langley City Council has decided to trim the salary it pays the mayor.

  • Jun 9th, 2011 8:02am

Three candidates for Langley council seat will spur Primary Election showdown

The race for the Position 3 seat on the Langley City Council will now start in the Primary Election in August.

  • Jun 8th, 2011 10:17pm