Justin Burnett

Justin posted 734 stories to South Whidbey Record.
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Coupeville man faces child porn charges

A Coupeville man is facing more than eight years in prison for…

  • Jan 18th, 2017 4:42pm

Freeland sewer project resumes

Despite significant and looming funding problems, the Freeland Water and Sewer District…

  • Jan 7th, 2017 6:00am

Suspect in fatal collision in Freeland had Oxycodone in system

David Lee Hinton, the driver who struck and killed a bicyclist on…

  • Jan 5th, 2017 8:28am

Freeland sewer work suspended; draft study reveals unacceptable rates

After spending more than three years and about $1.6 million to bring…

  • Dec 24th, 2016 12:41pm

California murder was an ‘accident,’ attorney says

A defense attorney representing a Clinton woman who is accused of murdering…

  • Dec 17th, 2016 8:00am

Nichols found guilty, judge hands down maximum sentence

Before a filled courtroom in Coupeville, a judge likened drinking and driving…

  • Dec 16th, 2016 5:03pm

EDITOR’S COLUMN | They’re gonna be great, trust me.

It’s been more than a month since the November General Election, and…

  • Dec 14th, 2016 6:00am

Nichols case set for trial next week

A South Whidbey woman accused of driving drunk and causing a Valentine’s…

  • Dec 14th, 2016 10:30am

Burglaries prompt public warning by Island County Sheriff’s Office

A string of burglaries on South Whidbey prompted island police to issue…

  • Dec 9th, 2016 4:00pm

WEATHER UPDATE | Forecasters predict one to three inches of snow on Thursday

The National Weather Service has downgraded the “winter storm watch” it issued…

  • Dec 7th, 2016 3:53pm

EDITOR’S COLUMN | Beware Washington’s signature green goop

Question: What’s slipperier, the slime/mold that so loves to cake decks on…

  • Dec 7th, 2016 6:00am

Certified Island County election results yield no surprises

Island County’s 2016 General Election results were certified Tuesday, revealing no surprises.…

  • Dec 4th, 2016 9:57am

Missing funds at South Whidbey High School Booster Club sparks case

The Island County Sheriff’s Office is working on a felony-level theft case…

  • Dec 3rd, 2016 6:00am

Suquamish to join Tokitae on Clinton ferry route

A small effort that began in Clinton and blossomed into an area-wide…

  • Dec 4th, 2016 9:50am

Port of South Whidbey OK’s $1.38 million budget

Port of South Whidbey commissioners this week approved a 2017 budget that…

  • Nov 26th, 2016 6:00am

State still pondering where to put new 144-car ferry

The fate of an effort to bring the fourth and final 144-car…

  • Nov 25th, 2016 4:00pm

Freeland sewer project hits snag; well costs, lifespan now in question

The viability of an $800,000 property the Freeland Water and Sewer District…

  • Nov 23rd, 2016 7:57am

Thanks for the votes, we’ll do great things together

Editor, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the…

  • Nov 19th, 2016 12:00pm

Port of South Whidbey, Goosefoot consider kitchen partnership at fairgrounds

A hefty upgrade and potential expansion to a commercial kitchen at the…

  • Nov 22nd, 2016 9:57am

EDITOR’S COLUMN | Trump is our new president, accept it

I’ve been thinking about a post-election column on the presidential race for…

  • Nov 16th, 2016 6:00am

South Whidbey woman works to help refugees

A Freeland woman who describes herself as just a “regular” person is…

  • Nov 12th, 2016 9:31am

Coffee blamed as cause of Suburban crash

Reaching for a cup of coffee had a frightening consequence for a…

  • Nov 11th, 2016 6:00pm

Clinton ferry service resumes following morning closure

The Clinton-to-Mukilteo ferry route is back in action. Washington State Ferries confirmed…

  • Nov 5th, 2016 12:41pm

Clinton ferry service resumes following morning closure

The Clinton-to-Mukilteo ferry route is back in action. Washington State Ferries confirmed…

  • Nov 7th, 2016 5:49pm

Elect Price Johnson to another term

Editor, With the election only a few days away, we are writing…

  • Nov 5th, 2016 10:00am

Box truck cripples Mukilteo ferry terminal, closes entire route

Service on the Clinton-to-Mukilteo ferry route was brought to a sudden halt…

  • Nov 5th, 2016 12:35pm

Record recognized for ‘general excellence’ in state newspaper contest

The South Whidbey Record earned top marks at the Washington Newspaper Publishers…

  • Oct 31st, 2016 5:31pm

Police officer, retired educator vie for House seat

The race for one of the District 10 state House of Representatives seat has been a civil but engaging contest focused on the issues facing Washington state.

  • Oct 25th, 2016 9:42pm

Write-in Dem steps forward to challenge Smith, Scott

The quiet and seemingly already decided race for South Whidbey’s state representative seat just got a bit more interesting with the emergence of a third challenger.

  • Oct 27th, 2016 12:24am

WSF to consider ferry request for Whidbey

South Whidbey’s quest to get another 144-car ferry in Clinton may soon be at an end. Washington State Ferries leaders are scheduled to meet internally to discuss the fate of the Suquamish over the next couple of weeks. And while there’s no guarantee, a decision could be made and announced as soon as early November.

  • Oct 21st, 2016 11:25pm

HOMETOWN HERO | DIANA PUTNEYWorking to be an example of goodness

All who have been touched by Diana Putney describe her as humble, sweet, caring …

  • Nov 4th, 2016 4:27pm

Price Johnson, Wray vie for district 1 commissioner’s seat

Affordable housing, mental health and the opioid crisis have emerged as the top issues in the race for Island County commissioner, district 1.

  • Oct 18th, 2016 9:58pm

Electrical fire knocks Tokitae out of service; Clinton route down to one boat until further notice

A small electrical fire on the Tokitae knocked the vessel out of service today, leaving the Clinton-to-Mukilteo route with just one boat. According to Washington State Ferries spokesman Ian Sterling, a pipe associated with the vessel's heating system burst sometime before noon. It was located in a small room and started an "electrical fire." He described the fire as small and that passengers were never in any danger.

  • Oct 9th, 2016 3:16pm

EDITOR’S COLUMN | Whidbey roads are a path to island history

Like many middle-aged, working-class family men, I have a few defining and perhaps stereotypical characteristics. I like watching TV, my dirty socks never seem make it to the clothes hamper, I spend too much time at work and I like to eat. A lot. Yup, being the man of the house and finishing off that extra scoop of rice at dinner — I can’t responsibly let it go to waste — have taken a hefty toll. I won’t go into details, but let’s just say the days of weighing a trim buck-60 are long gone.

  • Oct 4th, 2016 9:05pm

Police confirm one dead in high-speed Freeland crash

A man is confirmed dead in what police describe as a high-speed accident in Freeland today. According to state police, a red Acura was Southbound on Highway 525 and had just passed Cameron Road at about 4 p.m. when it attempted to pass another southbound vehicle.

  • Sep 29th, 2016 3:03pm

Ferry movement begins; Multiple groups answer call for service improvements

It’s begun. The hopes of a few Clinton movers and shakers to spark a movement of widespread lobbying for ferry improvements on the South End appears to have succeeded as several independent efforts are well underway this week.

  • Sep 27th, 2016 9:32pm

EDITOR’S COLUMN | Participate in a spelling bee? Not this year.

“Hell no, absolutely not!” That was my official response to The Record’s recent invitation to participate in the Clinton Library’s first Spellathon.

  • Sep 26th, 2016 3:25pm

Freeland gets $2.7 million sewer grant

Freeland’s phase 1A sewer project received a $2.7 million shot in the arm last week.

  • Sep 20th, 2016 9:52pm

Clinton seeks relief to ferry congestion

On the heels of what many are describing as the worst summer in recent memory for long ferry lines, members of the Clinton Community Council are setting their gaze on the state’s fourth and final budgeted 144-car ferry. The Suquamish is scheduled to hit the water in 2018, but where the vessel will end up remains undecided. Leading members of the council believe it should come to the South End, and the body will decide later this month whether or not to formally lobby the state for the vessel.

  • Sep 17th, 2016 12:13am

Bayview pot farm site plan gets OK from county hearing examiner

South Whidbey’s first marijuana production facility, Now in Zen, has received a green light from the county’s hearing examiner. In his written decision, Island Hearing Examiner Michael Bobbink approved the proposed Bayview farm’s site plan, describing it as a “small agricultural type operation” and dismissing the concerns of a vocal group of opposing neighbors.

  • Sep 16th, 2016 2:01pm

EDITOR’S COLUMN | Texting can, must wait until later

There’s a time and a place for everything, my mom used to say. Sadly, we can’t do everything all the time. Blackberry and crab seasons are in the summer, pinks only run every odd year, skiing is a winter sport, and fall through spring is when young minds spend their days at school. That means homework and early bedtimes. Lame.

  • Sep 6th, 2016 10:03pm

Finally ready to launch: Possession Beach boat ramp redesign to begin in November

After years of dreaming and planning about a better boat launch at Possession Beach Waterfront Park, the project is finally about to become a reality. The Port of South Whidbey recently hired a construction manager, and officials say work on the new ramp and docks will likely begin within two months. “I’d say the first week of November is a safe bet,” said Jan-Marc Jouas, interim executive director for the port. Regular users of the popular launch are looking forward to the improvements.

  • Sep 5th, 2016 4:06pm

Ferry ridership growth slowed by capacity problems in Clinton

At a time when state ferry leaders are heralding “record” ridership increases throughout the system, statistics for the Clinton-to-Mukilteo route reveal second quarter growth is at its lowest level in five years.

  • Sep 2nd, 2016 2:33pm

Port of South Whidbey makes counteroffer for marina parking lot

Taxpayers may end up paying more than top dollar for a small parking lot in Langley.

  • Aug 26th, 2016 10:29pm

Pot farm: Legal is allowed, Island County Hearing Examiner says

You may not like having a pot farm sprout up in your backyard, but that doesn’t mean it’s illegal. A key land use official made that clear to a crowd of about 30 people during a public hearing in Coupeville on Thursday. The meeting was the final step in the review process of a site plan for Now in Zen, a proposed 30,000-square-foot marijuana production facility located off Bayview Road.

  • Aug 19th, 2016 10:42pm

EDITOR’S COLUMN | New neighbor thinks he owns the place

I’ve got a new neighbor, and I admit I don’t like him. He’s loud, rude and spends way to much time looking in my bedroom window. Squirrels — they think they own the world. This one seems convinced he owns the tree just a few feet from where I sleep.

  • Aug 16th, 2016 9:16pm

CORRECTION | Bud or bust? Neighbors take aim at proposed Bayview pot farm on eve of decision

South Whidbey’s first marijuana production facility will flower or die before an independent land use official in Coupeville next week. Now in Zen, a proposed pot farm off Bayview Road, was pitched to the public at a community meeting in January. Six months have passed and the business is nearly through the county’s permit process. It has but one more step before it can secure building permits: getting a final nod from Island County Hearing Examiner Michael Bobbink.

  • Sep 12th, 2016 9:43pm

EDITOR’S COLUMN | Vacation is great, but there’s no place like home

Well, here I am again. Back at my desk penning my first column in weeks. For those who didn’t know, and it appears that’s limited to a very few, I’ve been away on vacation. For two full weeks, the family and I cruised British Columbia getting sunburned, swimming in Desolation Sound, enjoying phenomenal sailing and spending way too much money, though much of it was on basics such as food.

  • Aug 10th, 2016 2:00pm

Bicyclist killed by suspected drunk driver in Freeland; man released following court appearance

A South Whidbey bicyclist is dead and another man facing charges of vehicular homicide following a collision on East Harbor Road in Freeland Thursday evening. The Washington State Patrol identified the deceased Friday morning as Randall L. Lorraine, 58, of Langley. According to a press memo, Lorriane was riding a bike eastbound on the right shoulder of East Harbor Road shortly after 9 p.m. when he was struck from behind by a 1997 grey Lexus E300, also eastbound. He died at the scene.

  • Aug 7th, 2016 3:28am

Port of South Whidbey commissioners mull next fairgrounds step

The Port of South Whidbey got what it asked for this week, becoming the proud new owner of the Island County Fairgrounds.

  • Aug 9th, 2016 2:05pm