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State title-winning soccer coach banned from Sports Complex

  • Mar 8, 2014 at 8:00AM

In the parlance of soccer, Terry Swanson got a red card last Thursday.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Ronald Reagan’s mythical “welfare queen”

  • Mar 8, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, Everyone’s heard of Ronald Reagan’s mythical “welfare queen.” She’s lazy, uneducated, unwilling to do anything to improve herself or her lot — she just wants those government checks to keep rolling in. Oh, and she also dresses well, drives an expensive car, lives in a nice house or apartment, and spends her money on luxury items, etc.

Langley musician explores sound in modern album

  • Mar 8, 2014 at 10:00AM

Listening to a song for the first time can be a loaded experience. Everything from the mood of the listener to the ambiance in the background impacts the first encounter.

Island County District 3 sees third commissioner candidate step forward

  • Mar 8, 2014 at 10:00AM

Camano Island resident Marc Hennemann said as county commissioner he would keep taxes down and make public safety a priority.

“Kind to your Mind” with Jim Freeman | RELIGION NOTES

  • Mar 8, 2014 at 10:00AM

Jim Freeman will talk about being “Kind to your Mind” at 10 a.m. Sunday, March 9, at Unity of Whidbey, 5671 Crawford Road. Ever thought about why you were thinking what you were thinking? Do our thoughts come from a place of faith, or a place of fear? The church welcomes Freeman to address these thoughts.

Swanson reigns supreme | Parks board reinstates soccer coach’s privileges

  • Mar 9, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 8:42AM

Calling it regrettable and a misunderstanding, the South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District commissioners unanimously voted Thursday night to lift a one-year parks ban on Terry Swanson.

Young scientists present findings at Langley Middle School fair | KUDOS

  • Mar 9, 2014 at 6:00AM

Curiosity was key for students in Langley Middle School’s Science Fair on Thursday night.

Landslide alert issued for Whidbey Island

  • Mar 9, 2014 at 8:00AM

Heavy rainfall over the past week and a prediction of up to three more inches Friday led the National Weather Service to issue a landslide warning to Whidbey Island on Wednesday.

Island County pronounces March as Women’s History Month

  • Mar 9, 2014 at 8:00AM

The Island County commissioners on Monday proclaimed March 2014 Women’s History Month for Island County. Each year the board makes the designation “to pay tribute to the millions of women who helped create a better world for the times in which they lived as well as for future generations.”

South Whidbey wrestling coach taps out after 12 years

  • Mar 9, 2014 at 10:00AM

Spending several full Saturdays at wrestling tournaments for the past 12 years finally proved too much for Jim Thompson, South Whidbey High School’s head wrestling coach.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Island County Comprehensive plan needs beach access signs

  • Mar 9, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, Recently I attended a hearing to give public input on the transportation element of Island County’s Comprehensive Plan. The “Comp Plan” serves as the policy document which will shape growth and development here over the next 20 years. I wasn’t able to get on the agenda, but I believe all of us can support a request to include in the plan identification of public beach access points.

Langley design board has openings

  • Apr 2, 2014 at 6:00AM

The Langley Design Review Board currently has two openings: one for an open seat and another as an alternate for an existing board member. The board is a five-member volunteer body responsible for reviewing site design, architectural design and landscaping for all public and private development applications except single family residences. All commercial and non-commercial signage is also subject to review.

Ebey’s Reserve marijuana restrictions removed

  • Apr 2, 2014 at 6:00AM

Island County Planning Commission members heard the concerns of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve farmers and removed restrictions on recreational marijuana operations in that area this week.

Langley citizen boards seek members

  • Mar 10, 2014 at 9:24AM

Three citizen boards in Langley need more members: the Planning Advisory Board, Cemetery Board and Library Board all have at least one vacancy. All of the volunteer positions are appointed by the mayor.

EDITOR'S COLUMN | A night to remember on Puget Sound

  • Apr 2, 2014 at 8:00AM

When I was 14, I spent the night stranded aboard a 20-foot sailboat hard aground in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. An evening of tropical breezes spent with my first high school sweetheart, it was hardly a traumatic experience. We were returning from a long day sailing to Coconut Island — made famous as the profile of “Gilligan’s Island” — when the boat came to an abrupt halt.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Public got its say at fair meeting

  • Apr 2, 2014 at 8:00AM

Editor, At the most recent meeting for commentary on the Fairgrounds Strategic Plan, facilitators almost sidetracked the public’s desire to speak out. However, the audience prevailed, and, as a result, we all heard some good ideas.

South Whidbey school district to discuss future

  • Mar 10, 2014 at 9:27AM

The future is the main topic of discussion for the South Whidbey School District Board of Directors during a workshop next week. On the agenda is general program discussion. Principals from each of the schools will discuss their vision with the board. This is a periodic discussion for the staff and board members to review the direction of the schools and district.

Langley City Council approves ethics code

  • Mar 10, 2014 at 8:00AM

Hoping to avoid “frivolous” claims and witch hunts, the Langley City Council approved the long-wrought ethics code Monday night but declined to establish a standing board to hear complaints.

How the proposed Island Event Center Development Authority works

  • Mar 10, 2014 at 9:21AM

The Island Event Center Development Authority, the proposed name for the agency that would own and operate the Island County Fairgrounds, would have near autonomy from the county.

Spring sports draw nearly half of SWHS students

  • Mar 10, 2014 at 10:00AM

For first-year Athletic Director Kelly Kirk, spring has been a great sports season so far.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Commissioners deserve kudos for Wonn Road stand

  • Mar 10, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, Just about one year ago, Island County finally filed its lawsuit against property owners on either side of Wonn Road which has been a public beach access since before statehood in 1889.

Oak Harbor attorney accused of stealing from WAIF donor

  • Apr 2, 2014 at 10:00AM

Alleged theft and money laundering by a former Oak Harbor attorney resulted in the loss of hundreds of thousands of dollars for Whidbey Animals’ Improvement Foundation, according to the president of the nonprofit group’s board.

Loganberry Festival scrubbed due to conflicting fair dates

  • Mar 11, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 2:53PM

The fate of one of Whidbey Island’s long-standing festivals is up in the air.

Spring break, Air Force style | Colorado cadets forfeit vacation to build Freeland home

  • Apr 3, 2014 at 6:00AM

Spring break isn’t always about partying on some faraway tropical beach.

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