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LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Nuñez deserves another four years

  • Oct 24, 2014 at 4:31PM

Editor, I appreciate Island County treasurer Ana Maria Nuñez’s leadership in coordinating this last year the PAC’s User Group which develops the software programming priorities of the county treasurer’s True Automation property tax collection system for 13 counties in Washington. Even during difficult personal and family health issues over the last 12 months, Ana Maria continued to participate in the discussions and decisions of the Washington State Association of County Treasurers (WSACT), including state legislation and participating on WSACT committees. She is a strong advocate for excellence in treasury management and an asset to the citizens of Island County.

Lakewood rallies for five-set victory

  • Oct 24, 2014 at 6:00PM

Lakewood bounced back from a two-set deficit and avoided a sweep by winning three straight sets to beat South Whidbey in a Cascade Conference volleyball match Wednesday.

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.

Island County candidate contributions, expenses revealed

  • Oct 24, 2014 at 6:00PM

If money makes a difference in races for political office, then it appears Island County District 3 Commissioner candidate Karla Jacks will have a hefty advantage over challenger Rick Hannold in next month’s general election.

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.

Look for ballots mailed last week in Island County

  • Today at 6:00AM

Voter ballots were mailed Oct. 14 and should be in mailboxes and post office boxes now.

Regional education chief to help in South Whidbey school director selection

  • Today at 6:00AM

Unable to reach a decision themselves, South Whidbey School Board directors are now looking to the region’s top education official for help in selecting a new member.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Vote “Yes” on Initiative 594

  • Today at 6:00AM

Editor, I finally went and read the text of the Initiative 594, which would require background checks for all gun sales, not just those in gun shops. I have to say it seems like a reasonable initiative. Currently no background check is required if you buy a gun from a gun show, on the internet, or anywhere except from a licensed gun shop. With a loophole that big, why bother to have any background check law at all?

Langley girl takes high place at 5K

  • Today at 6:00AM

A 10-year-old girl from Langley finished second in her age division at the Dawg Dash 5K run on Sunday in Seattle.

Girls soccer ends season winless after narrow loss

  • Today at 8:00AM

South Whidbey’s last and best hope for a victory was dashed in a wet and windy loss Wednesday night to Lakewood, 1-0.

$77 million 2015 budget adopted in Island County

  • Today at 8:00AM

Despite lingering concerns about overspending, Island County commissioners adopted a $77 million budget Monday.

Former Island Transit chief gave herself raises, audit revealed

  • Today at 8:00AM

Reports by the Washington State Auditor’s Office lays the blame for financial problems at Island Transit squarely at the feet of the five-member board.

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.

Family celebrates 25 years of leadership at Freeland Trinity Lutheran Church

  • Today at 10:00AM

Jim Lindus, senior pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church in Freeland, and wife Felicia will celebrate 25 years of pastoral leadership this Sunday, Oct. 26. Felicia Lindus is the director of the church’s preschool. They have been married 30 years.

Crowd ponders how to spark vitality, growth in Clinton

  • Today at 10:00AM

Island County’s comprehensive plan, the Clinton Community Council’s goals and the Clinton area’s desires and needs all intersected at a meeting Thursday night.

Dia de los Muertos honors dead, celebrates life

  • Today at 10:00AM

In Mexico—as well as in many parts of the United States—the days from Nov. 1-2 are spent celebrating life and honoring the deceased during Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, a holiday which has developed through a pairing of Catholic and ancient Aztec traditions.

Whidbey Ryther Center unit raises nearly $25,000

  • Today at 12:00PM

Nearly $25,000 was raised by the South Whidbey Mardi Unit of Ryther Child Center, a nonprofit that helps at-risk children and families.

EDITORIAL | Asking for assistance was the right call

  • Today at 12:00PM

Sometimes indecision and a little delay isn’t such a bad thing. This week, the South Whidbey School Board wrestled to fill the District 2 seat, which has been vacant since Fred O’Neal resigned in late August. While the board was ultimately unsuccessful in selecting one of two candidates, the outcome was no failure. Rather, the board’s decision to bring in a bit of outside help, an expert in education if you will, was a demonstration in good government and institutional humility.

New arrival | Kian Wesley Fouts

  • Today at 1:00PM

Kian Wesley Fouts was born at Whidbey General Hospital to parents Daniel and Amber Fouts of Freeland on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2014. Kian weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces at the time of birth.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Breast cancer cure or breast cancer quackery?

  • Today at 2:00PM

Editor, As this is breast cancer awareness month, I would like to make everyone aware of the possible cure. Please take an hour from your life and watch “Clearing the Smoke: The science of cannabis.” This documentary, produced by Montana PBS and available for free viewing on their website, contains an explanation of the mammalian endocannabinoid system and the use of cannabidiol to trigger cell death in cancers. This will give you a very good place to start in your understanding of cannabidiol, the endocannabinoid system and receptors, and programmed cell death. Science, instead of rhetoric or politics.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Rick Hannold is not right for commissioner

  • Today at 4:00PM

Editor, I just read the three letters in the Oct. 18 South Whidbey Record extolling the virtues of Island County commissioner candidate Rick Hannold. Wow, where to start? David Hiestand wrote, “Our economy is in shambles, our national debt is ($17 trillion dollars); 90-plus million Americans who once had a job and contributed to the economy have been kept out of the workforce by Democrat policies.”

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Bring back voters’ pamphlets

  • Today at 6:00PM

Editor, I have a ballot. I have a pen to mark my ballot. I have a stamp to mail my ballot. I have a voters’ pamphlet for issues and candidates of state-wide significance. Yet, I have no voters’ pamphlet for issues and candidates of county significance. Voters’ pamphlets enable me to read about both sides of an issue, as well as prepared statements from opposing candidates.

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