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  • Jul 2, 2008 at 9:00AM updated Jul 5, 2008 at 9:33AM

South Whidbey High School received a solar power installation grant from Puget Sound Energy. The grant will provide for the installation of photovoltaic systems, as well as educational tools that will help students monitor the systems and learn about solar power.

City of Langley opens up more parking in Langley business core

  • Jul 5, 2008 at 9:31AM

The city of Langley nearly doubled parking on the waterside of First Street by changing the striping from parallel to angle parking.

Forty-five years of love and art

  • Jul 5, 2008 at 12:00AM

It’s a bit of Americana at its best.

Langley has new chairman for city’s Planning Advisory Board

  • Jul 5, 2008 at 12:00AM

Langley Mayor Paul Samuelson has picked Jim Sundberg to be the new chairman of the Planning Advisory Board.

South Whidbey Record launches new column on earth-friendly living

  • Jul 5, 2008 at 12:00AM

Do you wish you knew how to be more “green,” and possibly leave a smaller carbon footprint on the earth?

DjangoFest Northwest ’08 tickets on sale

  • Jul 4, 2008 at 11:45AM

Tickets are now on sale for DjangoFest Northwest, Whidbey Island’s signature festival that brings gypsy jazz performers to Whidbey Island Center for the Arts. WICA announced the performers who will attend this year’s event this week. The festival attracts gypsy jazz fans from across the globe, and many performances typically sell out well in advance.

PUD measure qualifies for November ballot

  • Jul 3, 2008 at 4:45PM

Only 27 hours after submitting a petition to form a local public utilities district, the auditor's office announced late Thursday that "People For Yes on Whidbey PUD" had collected enough signatures to qualify the measure for the November ballot. Auditor staff, led by Michele Reagan, started counting and validating signatures immediately after the petitions were turned in Wednesday morning and notified "People For Yes on Whidbey PUD" today at 1:15 p.m. that the minimum number of 2,464 valid signatures had been reached.

Whidbey PUD backers deliver petition

  • Jul 3, 2008 at 9:31AM

"People For Yes on Whidbey PUD" turned in their petitions at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Island County Auditors office. The group exceeded their goal with a big cushion of extra signatures and are likely to qualify for the November ballot. The group wants to start a public utilities district on Whidbey Island that would replace Puget Sound Energy as the provider of electric power in the area.

Today's cartoon for Friday, July 4.

  • Jul 4, 2008 at 9:00AM

VIEWPOINT: County continues to probe Greenbank beach issue

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 11:00AM updated at 1:48PM

Thank you for your coverage of an important issue for not only the Greenbank community, but neighborhoods throughout our two islands. It is important to provide your readers with a clear statement of Island County Planning and Community Development’s position on this issue, and particularly the situation regarding Wonn Road.

Today's cartoon for Wednesday, July 2.

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 8:00AM updated at 1:48PM

Today's cartoon is by Pat Bagley of the Salt Lake Tribune.

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