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LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Can’t we get Oak Harbor Mayor Dudley out of here?

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 12:00PM

Editor, Oak Harbor Mayor Scott Dudley sounds like a bully to me, and that is the last thing we need. Island Transit’s woes are complex and long standing, and the agency needs all the help it can get. Hollering at people, and attacking them publicly is a lousy strategy. Elected officials are supposed to forge compromises and work for solutions. Can’t we get this guy out of there? He is making things worse, his style is destructive.

Langley's Sassy Siren gets new owner

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 2:00PM

Langley’s most attitude-laden clothing boutique is changing hands. Jennifer Krouse is the new owner of the Sassy Siren after Tracey Fleisher ran it for several years.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Grone’s claims were untrue, incumbent says

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 2:00PM

Editor, My opponent claims I was absent from my office 50 percent of the year. This is untrue. I was gone from my office to care for my sister who was fighting breast cancer for three months, time allowed under the Family Medical Leave Act. However, as agreed with the Board of Island County Commissioners, I did telecommute from her home, completing the work for which I am responsible. I conducted weekly teleconferences with the chief deputy and accountant, staying apprised of issues in my office.

Langley fairgrounds upgrades OK’d

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 4:00PM

The Island County Area Fairgrounds will receive $29,338 worth of electrical repairs in the coming weeks. Commissioners approved the contract with Clinton-based electrical contractor Jerry Beck and Company Inc. at their regular Monday meeting.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Tuition hike isn’t needed for higher education focus

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 4:00PM

Editor, In light of the governor’s recent request for state agencies to plan for a 15 percent reduction in their budgets, I have sent a letter asking for his support in keeping higher education affordable by proposing a budget that does not make cuts to higher education funding.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Karla Jacks is right Island County commissioner

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 6:00PM

Editor, Local elections matter. Please take the time to become informed and vote for those seeking county offices. Four years ago, the voters of Island County made what I believe was a less than informed decision, and elected Kelly Emerson as county commissioner. For three and a half years the Island County Board of Commissioners and the citizens of this county suffered through our ill-fated choice.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Commissioner candidate endorses fellow Republican

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Oct 2, 2014 at 9:35AM

Editor, Let me say right from the start that I completely, wholeheartedly, and unequivocally endorse Rick Hannold for election to the District 3 seat on the Island County Board of Commissioners. I strongly urge all of you who were so kind as to honor me with your votes in last month’s primary to cast your vote for Rick this November. I firmly believe that the election of the Karla “Tax”/Mary Margaret Haugen ticket (and don’t kid yourselves, that’s exactly what it is) to the board will result in nothing but higher taxes, bigger government, more burdensome and unnecessary regulations, and a general decline in the overall quality of life here in Island County.

Whidbey General to honor boat, dock workers

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 6:00PM

Whidbey General Hospital’s emergency responders will honor ferry workers on the Clinton-to-Mukilteo run Saturday, Oct. 4. The hospital emergency medical technicians and paramedics rely on the ferry to transport patients to the mainland for specialized care or severe trauma or cardiac issues. Last year, 600 patients were taken across the ferry to facilities on the mainland, according to a press release from Whidbey General Hospital.

South Whidbey pot license holder eager to open store

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Oct 2, 2014 at 8:31AM

Whidbey Island Cannabis Company is a recreational marijuana store in name only.

Orcas headed to Puget Sound, whale group says

  • Oct 2, 2014 at 10:58AM

Hot on the tails of spawning salmon, experts expect orcas to be in Puget Sound this month. After spending most of the summer in the San Juan Islands, Southern Resident orca pods venture into Puget Sound for the fall and early winter months, Orca Network announced in a news release this week. They typically travel down Admiralty Inlet to south of Vashon Island chasing chum salmon runs, which start around Oct. 1.

Candidate forums have election Q&A

  • Oct 3, 2014 at 4:00PM

Candidates hoping to earn an elected position and firearms initiatives in the November general election will participate at two public forums this month.

Funding fallout sinks Snohomish PUD’s tidal turbine project off Whidbey

  • Oct 3, 2014 at 4:03PM

Confusion about a funding agreement contributed to the sudden end of an eight-year, multimillion-dollar tidal energy project near Whidbey Island.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Langley Lift would block view shed

  • Oct 3, 2014 at 4:06PM

Editor, I am against permitting for the Langley lift. I have lived in the area for 30 years and the panoramic view along Cascade Avenue as you come into Langley is one of the delights of the area. I hear tourists and locals alike marvel at that view when I am at work in downtown Langley. Why blight it with anything at all? If the view weren’t important why would the trees be trimmed? Why would the sign be there identifying the mountains in the panoramic view?

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Dudley a champion for transit change

  • Oct 3, 2014 at 6:00PM

Editor, It is time to start basing our opinions about government agencies on facts, not emotions. In a recent letter to the editor, a writer speculated that Scott Dudley sounds to her like a bully. He is an official from Oak Harbor trying to bring accountability to a badly mismanaged Island Transit. The problems there are deep and run from the top down.

City reloads on I-594 support

  • Oct 3, 2014 at 6:00PM

Langley is unholstering its previously proposed support for Initiative 594 in a procedure to be considered by the Langley City Council on Monday, Oct. 6.

Temporary ramp fixes installed on new Tokitae ferry

  • Oct 3, 2014 at 6:00PM

A handful of little changes to Washington’s newest ferry are costing big bucks for a design flaw.

Langley Lift plan must fall, critics say

  • Oct 4, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Oct 6, 2014 at 5:07PM

What was scheduled to be a normal, quiet Langley Planning Advisory Board meeting became a packed, comment-filled and at times unruly spat over a proposed elevator and bridge on Cascade Avenue.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | ‘Un-GOP’ Congress this November

  • Oct 4, 2014 at 6:00AM

Editor, As we approach another election, it is incumbent on us in the electorate to be sure we don’t allow the Grand Old Party to continue to GOP-up the government. In the last six years the GOP has used every devious ploy to keep the government from running properly, from not confirming presidential appointments to filibustering every piece of progressive legislation put before it, even legislation that was first proposed by them. They do this, not for the sake of the people, but just to embarrass the president at the expense of the people, which their leadership has clearly stated.

Seattle hosts Schell celebration

  • Oct 4, 2014 at 6:00AM

A celebration of Paul Schell’s life will be held next week in Seattle, the city where Schell made his mark as mayor and advocate.

Clinton bank robber still at large, police say

  • Oct 4, 2014 at 8:00AM

It’s been nearly a month since the armed robbery of Wells Fargo Bank in Clinton, and while police have yet to make an arrest detectives say they are making progress.

Falcons avoid third five-set match, beat Cougars

  • Oct 4, 2014 at 8:00AM

Avoiding another five-set match was right next to winning on the South Whidbey volleyball team’s priority list Tuesday night.

WhidbeyTV partners with South Whidbey High School for tech production program

  • Oct 4, 2014 at 8:00AM

South Whidbey High School students now have the opportunity to learn camera operation techniques with real-life application thanks to an independent study mentor program developed by WhidbeyTV.

EDITORIAL | Loss of Whidbey tidal turbine project a loss for all

  • Oct 4, 2014 at 10:00AM

Years of work, millions invested, and in the end it appears the financial currents of affordable energy proved too much for Admiralty Inlet. This week, the Snohomish County Public Utility District announced it has scrubbed its research project exploring tidal energy in the waters between Fort Casey on Central Whidbey and Port Townsend due to unexpected financial problems with its partner, the federal Department of Energy.

Soccer’s slide continues

  • Oct 4, 2014 at 10:00AM

South Whidbey was once again shut out after a 1-0 girls soccer match loss to Lakewood on Tuesday.

Late audit may result in Island Transit finding

  • Oct 4, 2014 at 10:00AM

Island Transit was late with paperwork related to an audit, which is likely to have findings showing the misappropriation of federal funds, according to Oak Harbor Mayor Scott Dudley.

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