Brian Kelly

Vote certified in Island County, Sundberg says he’s ready to serve

Island County election workers finalized the vote tally for the 2011 General Election Tuesday, and no new votes were counted in the closest race on the South End.

Teen driver enters not-guilty plea on vehicular homicide charges

The teenager who was behind the wheel in a tragic car accident that killed three young men earlier this month near Clinton entered a not-guilty plea during her arraignment on charges of vehicular homicide in Island County Superior Court Monday.

State says Homola has not registered for her re-election run

Island County Commissioner Angie Homola has not filed to run for re-election in 2012. That's the view of the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission, the state agency that serves as a watchdog on campaigns.

Langley council votes to keep police department at reduced staffing level

The city’s small police force will have to wait for relief. City officials have decided to push off talk about restoring the Langley Police Department to a four-man force and the city council has given its initial approval to a 2012 budget that would pay for only three officers.

Driver faces arraignment Monday for fatal crash

The driver in the car crash that killed three young South Whidbey men will be arraigned in Island County Superior Court on three counts of vehicular homicide on Monday, Nov. 28.

Island County rejects bills from sewer district

Island County is refusing to pay more than $43,000 in costs that Freeland officials have piled up in pursuit of a controversial $40 million sewer expansion project south of Holmes Harbor.

Langley City Council to vote on new police chief

The city’s acting police chief may get a permanent promotion to the job.

Kwarsick: Cut Langley mayor’s salary by $23K

Langley’s next mayor should make less than what the city pays an office assistant.

South Whidbey unites in grief to say farewell to accident victim

LANGLEY — One smile did it all. Getting into trouble; getting out of trouble. Making new friends, keeping old ones.

New vote count, but no change in Langley council race

Add two more votes to the total for R. Bruce Allen. Island County elections workers wrapped up their final vote tally before the election is certified on Nov. 29, and approximately 100 more votes were counted today.

Fire District 3 considers $44K consultant contract for public relations

Commissioners for Island County Fire District 3 will consider a $44,750 consultant contract for public relations work at their meeting tonight in Langley.

Freeland officials reverse course on sewer LID

FREELAND — Lou Malzone won’t get to make good on a big campaign promise. Three other guys beat him to it.

Driver charged in Clinton wreck that left three dead

The teen driver in the crash that killed three South Whidbey men was charged with three counts of vehicular homicide Tuesday in Island County Superior Court.

Teen driver in fatal crash held on $150,000 bail

An Island County judge has ordered the driver in a triple-fatality car accident near Clinton held on $150,000 bail.

Vote on I-1183 is over, but questions continue to swirl

Thursday was Day Two and another day of uncertainty for Ken Vaughan. Vaughan owns the liquor store in Freeland, and like other state-licensed contract liquor sellers, he’s found there are no easy answers after voters approved Initiative 1183 Tuesday and took the state out of the liquor business.

County canvassing board takes on role of mind readers

What were voters thinking? Three top Island County officials spent a little more than an hour Wednesday trying to sort that out.

Neighbor recounts terrible night of fatal crash

It was just after midnight Friday, and Robert Volz heard a loud noise and looked out his living room window to see headlights in his driveway. "What the hell's going on?" he asked. He soon found out. Hell was across the street.

Langley Marina project moves forward as planned

The ship has already left the dock. Community Planner Jeff Arango told the council this week it’s too late for city officials to get the Port of South Whidbey to change its plans for the first phase of the makeover of the Langley Marina.

Allen’s lead grows by seven votes in Langley council race

R. Bruce Allen has picked up seven more votes and now has a 25-vote lead over Thomas Gill in the race for Position 4 on the Langley City Council.

Gale force winds to hit Whidbey Island Friday

Whidbey Island will be smacked by high winds — which may cause flooding along the west coast of the island — Friday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service office in Seattle.