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Students, teachers and staff of Bayview School were struggling this week to cope with the senseless shooting death Sunday night of a recent graduate.
The water has to go somewhere, and a lot of it late this week was in the Maxwelton Valley.
If you find a harbor seal pup on the beach, keep your distance. You may save its life, and protect yourself from disease or injury.
Captn Blynd says the reaction to his plan to form a local medical marijuana cooperative has been slim to none. For local law enforcement, it appears to be wait-and-see.
Go ahead and move the ferry terminal out of Mukilteo — when Saratoga Passage freezes over. “It was a clear theme,” Hadley Rodero, a Washington State Ferries consultant, said this past week. “They want that terminal to stay in Mukilteo.”
Kindergarten will have a new look in the South Whidbey School District next fall.
The city of Langley continues to feel the economic pinch, and if things don’t pick up may be forced to amend its budget and make more cuts, city finance director Debbie Mahler warned.
For the first time in seven years, there will be no Saturday morning protests of the Iraq War at the Bayview park-and-ride lot.
Nichols Brothers Boat Builders will get nearly a million dollars in federal stimulus funds as one of 10 small shipyards in the state to receive grants.
A Clinton water commissioner is battling state legislation that would let cities, towns and the county raise local utility bills by as much as six percent.
The first of five public meetings focusing on the future of Glendale Creek and its delicate surroundings is this week in Clinton.
Four South End candidates vying for a vacant position on the Whidbey General Hospital board of directors were interviewed last week, and one is expected to be confirmed soon.
Someone broke into Casey’s Crafts in the Bayview Shopping Center late last Saturday night or early Sunday morning and made off with a heavy safe from the office, owner Laurie Davenport of Langley said Tuesday.
Overnight commuter parking in Mukilteo is going fast, and what’s left of it is going up. Diamond Parking notified Whidbey Island ferry commuters this past Friday that the city of Mukilteo will take over the two remaining 75-space overnight lots near the Mukilteo Lighthouse.
Cash-strapped Island County is considering collecting boat-launch fees at the eight facilities it owns, including three on the South End.
Island commuters who keep a car in Mukilteo to avoid waiting in line for the ferry are rapidly losing their overnight parking spots. As many as 300 islanders keep an extra car on the mainland to avoid the hassles of driving on. But by September, there may be no overnight parking spots left.
Embattled Island County Diking District 1 has a new commissioner — one of its critics. John Shepard, a retired professor of medicine, was appointed to the three-man commission this week by Island County Commissioners.
Three four-legged sleuths combed Maxwelton Beach at Useless Bay for nearly four hours on Friday, searching for clues that might lead to the identity of an apparent homicide victim whose skull was found in the same area late last fall.
Two red-tailed hawks in the South Whidbey area have died in the past two weeks after being shot, local veterinarian Dave Parent said.
The Langley Community Forum, a spirited platform for the discussion of city issues, is scaling back its online operation, organizers said.