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Wrestling coaches Thompson and Newman return for another go

  • Feb 26, 2016 at 8:00PM

Two South Whidbey coaches, once contemplating retirement at the end of the winter sports season, decided to stick it out for at least one more year.

Nurses' contract in place with Whidbey hospital district

  • Feb 25, 2016 at 8:00AM updated Feb 26, 2016 at 7:46AM

Whidbey General Hospital and the nurses’s union reached a tentative contract agreement Monday night, potentially ending nearly a year of negotiations.

Trio of businesses seek to jump-start Clinton with rebranding; area christened Port Clinton

  • Feb 24, 2016 at 6:00AM updated Feb 25, 2016 at 8:22AM

With patience and persistence, a few Clinton businesses are hoping to get a head start in making the once seemingly vacant commercial area into a destination town.

WGH, nurse's union reach tentative contract agreement

  • Feb 24, 2016 at 9:37AM

Whidbey General Hospital and the nurses's union reached a tentative contract agreement Monday night, potentially ending nearly a year of negotiations.

South Whidbey port leaders to vet traffic concepts for feasibility

  • Feb 24, 2016 at 6:00AM updated at 8:10AM

Early concepts for rerouting traffic along the highway near the Clinton Ferry Terminal will get a simple look-over by officials from state agencies and Island County at a meeting in late March.

Island County Commissioner Price Johnson will seek third term

  • Feb 23, 2016 at 4:00PM

Helen Price Johnson will seek a third term as Island County District 1 commissioner. Price Johnson, a Democrat from Clinton, was out of town Tuesday and not available for comment, but she did send a text confirming her intention to seek re-election and that she'd officially announced her candidacy.

SOUTH WHIDBEY SHERIFF'S REPORT | Early morning hammering, school lurker, and The Predator

  • Feb 24, 2016 at 12:00PM

The following are 9-1-1 calls to the Island County Sheriff’s Office, South Precinct.

FEMA will reconsider flood map areas of Island County

  • Feb 24, 2016 at 10:00AM

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, agreed this past week to reconsider its preliminary mapping of some Island County areas as subject to flooding. The concession, made by FEMA Engineer Ted Perkins during a work session with the county commissioners, apparently eliminates the county’s need to undertake expensive studies of every remapped parcel that it disagrees now faces a flood hazard.

Langley council sorts out emergency shelter options

  • Feb 23, 2016 at 6:00PM

A Langley city councilwoman did a little fact finding about which places can and can’t operate as emergency warming shelters and revealed the need for some changes to the city’s response plan.

Guilty plea made in Oak Harbor teen’s murder

  • Feb 24, 2016 at 6:00PM

One of the four people accused in the murder last fall of an Oak Harbor teenager pleaded guilty Monday and agreed to testify against the others.

Alleged Camano Island stabber held in jail

  • Feb 24, 2016 at 4:00PM

A 19-year-old man is accused of stabbing another man to death during an argument at a Camano Island home Feb. 20, according to court documents.

‘Harefic’ murder sets sleuths loose in Langley

  • Feb 24, 2016 at 4:00PM

Bunnies, hares, rabbits, coneys — leporidae by any other name may be the reason for the murder in this year’s Langley Mystery Weekend.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Island County prosecutor should back up claims

  • Feb 24, 2016 at 12:00PM

Editor, Island County Prosecutor Greg Banks is again wasting county taxpayer dollars, this time over $250,000. Banks claims commissioners cannot hire counsel without his approval. He’s wrong. Three Superior Court judges told him he’s wrong, two stated this in writing to him on April 20, 2015, and the third threw out his recent court case. RCW 36.32.200 among other things states “… the contract of employment of such attorney or counsel has been first reduced to writing and approved by the presiding superior court judge of the county in writing.”

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Take a chance, vote for Sanders for president

  • Feb 24, 2016 at 8:00AM

Editor, It’s not that much of a stretch to see why so many voters gravitate towards Donald Trump. He has everything they don’t have — power and a voice. He is listened to, even if you don’t agree with him, which I personally don’t. Most folks that I have met in my life, basically all want the same thing, whether in our country or abroad. They simply want to be heard. Having a job, a nest and being able to take your babies to the doctor when they are sick are pretty simple needs, yet for some are still unobtainable.

EDITOR'S COLUMN | Life with a view, I can imagine it well

  • Feb 24, 2016 at 6:00AM

The sunrise Tuesday morning was a gasper, one of those multi-hued affairs that just seem impossible. Complete with fog and frost, it was too much to resist and I became a passenger in my own car. It took on a will of its own, passing the turn to work and barreling down Highway 525 toward Double Bluff for a photo. I’m not a big sunrise/sunset shot kinda guy as they tend to be tiresome images, but I’ve been on the hunt for a cover image for one of the paper’s special sections and this was it. The colors reflected off Deer Lagoon, the fog, Mount Rainier in the background — it was perfect.

Feb. 24, 1966, Feb. 26, 1991 and Feb. 21, 2001 | HISTORY CORNER

  • Feb 24, 2016 at 8:00AM

The following are segments of stories taken from the front pages of the Whidbey Island Record 50, 25 and 15 years ago on Thursday, Feb. 24 1966, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 1991 and Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2001.

Whidbey Island book clubs share top reads from 2015 | NOTABLE

  • Feb 23, 2016 at 6:00PM

Some 125 book lovers representing 33 book clubs from Oak Harbor to Clinton participated in the All Island Book Clubs Event earlier this month.

Records bill ‘no,’ basic education ‘yes’ - Whidbey lawmakers breakdown bill support at Saturday forum

  • Feb 23, 2016 at 4:00PM

As of Saturday, two of the 10th Legislative District’s three state lawmakers will not support an aggressive bill aimed at softening the Open Public Records Act.

Falcons eliminated from WIAA Mat Classic State Championship final rounds

  • Feb 24, 2016 at 2:00AM

South Whidbey junior 138-pounder Hunter Newman’s season came down to 43 seconds.

Washington Legislature adopts basic education bill

  • Feb 19, 2016 at 4:00PM updated Feb 23, 2016 at 7:24AM

A much discussed basic education bill was approved by the state Legislature this week, and is now awaiting the governor’s signature.

Mukilteo ferry terminal, highway plans draw ire

  • Feb 20, 2016 at 6:00AM updated Feb 22, 2016 at 9:41AM

An early idea to bolster pedestrian access along Highway 525 near the Mukilteo Ferry Terminal has government leaders, residents and commuters on both sides of the water calling for a halt.

Public records bill still alive in legislature

  • Feb 19, 2016 at 3:00PM updated Feb 20, 2016 at 11:25AM

OLYMPIA — A bill that would allow government agencies to prioritize or delay some public records requests based on their size or cost remains alive, even after failing to get a floor vote in the Washington State House by Wednesday's cutoff. House Bill 2576 has been designated as "necessary to implement the budget," and still has a chance of passing this session, even though it didn't receive a vote in the House by the Legislature's deadline for bills to pass their house of origin.

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