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- Aug 4, 2011 at 11:00AM updated Aug 5, 2013 at 2:44PM
The Island County Sheriff’s Office is looking for help in identifying two men who committed a theft at the Clinton Liquor Store shortly before 7 p.m. Saturday, July 30.
- Aug 8, 2011 at 8:00AM
This month a celebrity is scheduled to visit Whidbey Island. After her breakout role in the 1990s flick “Star Trek: Generations,” this actress entered the big leagues and starred alongside heartthrob Johnny Depp in “Pirates of the Carribean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” in 2003.
- Aug 9, 2011 at 9:14AM
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 9, 2011 at 10:00AM updated at 3:27PM
The Port Townsend to Coupeville ferry route is back to one-boat service due to a mechanical problem on the Chetzemoka. Engineers on the 64-car ferry discovered a small leak in the vessel’s keel cooler, which prompted officials to pull the Chetzemoka from service, according to an email from Marta Coursey, spokesperson for Washington State Ferries.
- Aug 13, 2011 at 10:00AM
The Whidbey Environmental Action Network, commonly known as WEAN, is well known for bringing litigation against Island County over land-use policy and other environmental issues, having scored major victories on a number of occasions.
- Aug 15, 2011 at 8:10AM
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 16, 2011 at 2:09PM
The second suspect in the brutal 2003 murder of a Langley man made her first appearance in Island County Superior Court Tuesday.
- Aug 18, 2011 at 10:00AM
A plan to further protect the publicly owned Greenbank Farm appears to have hit an impasse with Island County which is eyeing part of the land for a parking lot. The Port of Coupeville, which owns much of the farm, wants an easement to add a layer of protection for the agricultural and environmentally sensitive land while bringing in money to replenish depleted cash reserves. Island County wants language for a commuter parking lot included in the document.
- Aug 17, 2011 at 2:00PM
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 23, 2011 at 3:00PM
The bail for the former beautician and beauty queen charged in the first-degree murder of a Langley man was cut from $5 million to $500,000 at her bail hearing Tuesday in Island County Superior Court.
- Aug 25, 2011 at 1:01PM
Karla Gilbert attracted a few curious stares Thursday while standing near the end of the Coupeville Wharf. She's going to get a lot more interested looks in the months to come, though.
- Aug 29, 2011 at 9:38AM
Robert "Jeff" Lauderdale's campaign is off to a running start — in fundraising, at least.
- Aug 29, 2011 at 1:44PM
Hunters will have fewer days to bag a deer on the Trillium woods property, officials with the Whidbey Camano Land Trust announced today.
- Sep 2, 2011 at 11:47AM
COUPEVILLE — An Island County Superior Court judge has agreed to release accused murderer and former beauty queen Peggy Sue Thomas out on bail.
- Sep 3, 2011 at 9:11AM
Island County Commissioner Helen Price Johnson will run for reelection. Price Johnson said she was running for a second term because she wanted to see follow-up work completed on a number of issues.
Officials stay mum on third suspect in Douglas murder: Documents show county has had more than two suspects since 2005
- Sep 4, 2011 at 10:17AM
Though only two people have been arrested in the 2003 murder of Russel Douglas, Island County law enforcement officials have long suspected that three people were involved in the Christmastime killing of the former Langley resident.
- Sep 6, 2011 at 4:14PM
Investigators with the Island County Sheriff’s Office are asking the public for help locating a dermatologist who allegedly assaulted his girlfriend and may be suicidal. Detective Ed Wallace said deputies have probable cause to arrest Dr. Donald “Russell” Johnson, 51, on suspicion of second-degree assault, a felony domestic violence charge. The alleged incident occurred at the couple’s Cornet Bay home Tuesday morning.
- Sep 9, 2011 at 4:40PM
A jury in a civil trial found that a state senator's husband battered his wife's former campaign manager and he should pay her $50,000 in damages.
- Sep 13, 2011 at 10:00AM updated at 2:41PM
Island County would become part of a new Congressional district under a proposed plan unveiled Tuesday by former U.S. Sen. Slade Gorton of the Washington State Redistricting Commission.
- Sep 14, 2011 at 10:00AM
Whidbey General Hospital officials have decided to hold off on sending another bond proposal to voters. At a Monday night meeting, hospital commissioners unanimously reversed their previous decision to place a $50-million proposal to expand the hospital on the ballot next February. It would have been a redo of the bond that failed to reach the 60 percent supermajority in a May 17 special election this year.
- Sep 22, 2011 at 3:00PM
The Island County commissioners don’t have any extra money to spend next year, but they were able to restore modest amounts of funding to a few offices by moving money around.
- Sep 23, 2011 at 3:21PM
There was no food fight or salad tossing, but the Whidbey Island League of Women Voters hosted a lively discussion among commissioners about the state of Island County Wednesday night. The League of Women Voters event was sold out more than a week ahead of time, partly due to a tongue-in-cheek editorial by the Whidbey News-Time predicting food-related fisticuffs between commissioners with dueling philosophies. The board is made up of two Democratic commissioners and a Tea Party Republican.
- Sep 25, 2011 at 10:00AM
Coupeville leaders will see something happen that they’ve been wanting for years — a lower speed limit on the highway going through Coupeville. In the coming weeks, the speed limit on Highway 20 through Coupeville’s town limits will drop from 55 miles per hour to just 45 mph.
- Sep 25, 2011 at 10:00AM
There may yet be hope for a plan that would help Freeland-based Nichols Brothers Boat Builders set up shop in Oak Harbor. On Tuesday, the Oak Harbor City Council directed staff to start developing a scope of work for a taxpayer-funded feasibility study of the Seaplane Base. While a lot still needs to happen before the study becomes a reality, the hope is that it will help the Whidbey shipyard open a satellite facility and bring about 100 new jobs to the community.
- Sep 28, 2011 at 1:57PM
Island County has done a poor job of monitoring the spending of the Freeland Water and Sewer District on its $40 million sewer project, state officials said in a recently released audit of Island County.