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Northrop Gruman fights fines in death

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 5:58PM

Case involving X-Craft worker now goes to mediation. Northrop Gruman is appealing state-imposed penalties levied against the company for three safety violations in the accidental death of William Dayton on Feb. 6 at Nichols Brothers Boats Builders in Freeland.

Island County sheriff will get money for new crime scene gear

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 5:58PM

Island County Sheriff Mike Hawley hopes to do some serious shopping in 2006 to upgrade his office's crime scene investigation capabilities. And with President Bush's OK, Hawley will have $150,000 to buy new technology and forensic tools.

Mukilteo firm awarded Clinton Beach project

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 5:58PM

The Port of South Whidbey accepted a bid to construct a recreation facility next to the Clinton ferry, saving $120,424 in the process. Advanced Construction of Mukilteo won the bidding war with a $498,180 figure -- the lowest of three others was $618,604.

Farmers say county should back off from farm regulations

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 5:58PM

Stop the excessive regulation of farmers and their land, critics of new rules governing agriculture on Whidbey Island told the county's planning commission Tuesday evening. Island County has been revising rules covering agriculture and the use of land that has "critical areas," properties with wetlands, streams or other environmentally sensitive spots.

Quest continues to pay for children's theater facility

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 5:58PM

Don't let the look fool you. They don't own it yet. That's the message that Whidbey Children's Theater president Peggy Juve wants spread around town. "While there are some people who still don't know about our theater space, there are still people who assume it's paid for and that we own it," Juve said.

Multi-purpose garden project will mean less pavement in Langley

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 5:58PM

Unsightly "no parking" zones on Langley streets may be replaced with pedestrian-friendly gardens if a boulevard beautification plan takes root. Second Street, the location of the city's civic and commercial center, has been nominated to receive a series of small gardens. Pansies could replace painted "no parking" places. And the proposal would mean more trees, ground-cover and stones in place of the zebra-striped zones now painted on the asphalt.

Country club says no hunting on its lagoon property. Control over Dike No. 1 questionable

  • Nov 9, 2005 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 5:58PM

A dispute over who has control of hunting from Dike No. 1 in Deer Lagoon has added to the controversy surrounding hunting at the popular shooting spot. "No hunting allowed" says the board of the Useless Bay Golf and Country Club. And that was the message sent to the commissioners of Island County Diking District No. 1. The dispute arose when directors at the golf course realized that Diking District No. 1 commissioners had authorized hunting and shooting from the dike.

Abandoned and alone: injured dog rescued, needs home

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 5:57PM

A Langley man got more than paint when he stopped at Home Depot in Lynnwood recently. Instead of a gallon of "ceiling white," Greg McKell, brought home a sweet-faced, 60-pound shepherd mix dog. He found the dog crawling on its belly, dodging cars in the busy parking lot Sunday evening about 7:30 p.m. "The dog was attempting to stay out of the way of cars zooming in and out of the large parking lot. No one seemed to notice him, or care about his fate," McKell said.

Clinton Water District race heats up at end

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 5:57PM

A low-key race for a position on the Clinton Water District board has slipped into the sewer the week before the election. Physical therapist Doug Brand has challenged 12-year veteran Joan Nelson for her commissioner's seat. But the future of sewers in Clinton has popped up as both candidates are bringing their campaigns to a close.

Langley Middle School students learn the culture of clay and fire

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 5:57PM

As layers of sawdust are cleared away from the top of the smoldering fire, small clay pots begin to emerge. Students carefully poke at them with sticks. There is a clinking sound as student teacher David Adams begins to lift the small "pinch" cups out of the fire with a shovel to be cooled in a bucket of water.

Citizens group supports tax increase for city

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 5:57PM

A citizen's group is asking residents to "Say Yes for Langley" on the Nov. 8 ballot. The group of citizens formed in August to support the property tax levy proposition that would increase revenues for the city's general fund. That fund pays for general government services such as police, parks and city hall.

Pit bulls blamed for killing sheep in Langley

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 5:57PM

Popularity of breed worries authorities

County budget close to finish

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 5:57PM

Commissioners may add three new deputies

Langley proposes new rules for homes

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 5:57PM

Hunting rules will be changed

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 5:56PM

Goss Lake Woods included in changes to hunting areas

Harbor project obtains funding

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 5:56PM

Good Cheer moves at Bayview location

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 5:56PM

Second Airlift Northwest crew member found

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 5:56PM

Navy suspends search for third

Tragedy at home for Katrina worker

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 5:56PM

Relief aide's home is hit by double fire

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