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LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Gun initiative is a bad idea

  • Oct 29, 2014 at 4:00PM

Editor, State Initiative 594 is a bad idea. If I-594 were in place one year ago Jaylen Fryberg would still be dead and he would have still murdered another student and wounded four others. Neither I-594 nor the fact that the school is a “Gun Free Zone” stopped Jaylen Fryberg from murdering fellow students.

Fungi hunters tour Chinook woods in Clinton

  • Oct 29, 2014 at 5:00PM

A group eager to learn turned out to the Whidbey Institute in Clinton this past weekend to search for mushrooms.

WICA opens dramatic reading series with Poe

  • Oct 29, 2014 at 5:00PM

Nevermore will South Whidbey residents want for a taste of Victorian era macabre.

KUDOS | Whidbey doctor receives top award at Seattle conference

  • Oct 29, 2014 at 6:00PM

Dr. Brenden Hansen of Whidbey General Hospital’s Emergency Department was honored as Medical Director of the Year at TEAMHealth Emergency Medicine Leadership Conference in Seattle on Oct. 1.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Thanks to Ryther dinner hosts

  • Oct 29, 2014 at 6:00PM

Editor, The members of Mardi Unit of Ryther Children’s Center League would like to express their sincere gratitude and appreciation to the Holmes Harbor Rod and Gun Club for extending their generosity in hosting the annual dinner/auction for Mardi Unit.

Art unveiling set for Langley's Second Street

  • Oct 29, 2014 at 8:00PM

Second Street’s plaza will have a spooky reveal Friday night.

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife looking for fishing group advisors

  • Oct 29, 2014 at 10:00PM

Anyone interested in advising on policy issues regarding steelhead and cutthroat trout should consider joining the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) citizen advisory group.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Deputy treasurer position is important

  • Oct 31, 2014 at 4:37PM

Editor, At a recent forum, Island County treasurer candidate Wanda Grone indicated that, were she required to make budget cuts, the "position" she would eliminate would be that of the foreclosure deputy. To paraphrase, as the numbers of property subject to tax foreclosure have dropped, those duties could easily be absorbed by the other staff members.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Whidbey General was awesome

  • Oct 31, 2014 at 4:00PM

Editor, Don’t ever hesitate when it comes to using our local Whidbey Hospital emergency room. I’ve gone twice and each time I was treated fast, with respect and by caring staff. They can diagnose and stabilize you and send you on your way to a hospital better suited to treat your condition.

South Whidbey grieves loss of Langley leader

  • Oct 31, 2014 at 4:00PM

Tucker Stevens, an educator, civic-minded Langley resident, husband and father, died Wednesday night. He was 73.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Ana Maria Nuñez for treasurer

  • Oct 31, 2014 at 6:00PM

Editor, Incumbent Ana Maria Nuñez is extremely qualified to be the Island County treasurer. I have learned that she implemented more new and innovative programs and services for Island County than any treasurer before her. In the last four years she has eliminated a backlog in processing adjustments to property taxes that existed for 10 years; not a problem she created but one she fixed.

Libby Berry to present as Artists of South Whidbey featured guest

  • Oct 31, 2014 at 6:00PM

Artist Libby Berry will demonstrate her craft Tuesday, Nov. 11 at the Trinity Lutheran Community Building in Freeland.

With funds, South Whidbey port says ‘Yes’ to one year of fairgrounds management

  • Nov 1, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Nov 2, 2014 at 8:28AM

If the money comes through, the Port of South Whidbey is getting into the fairground management business.

VIEWPOINT | With audit done, Island Transit is back on track, in the black

  • Nov 1, 2014 at 6:00AM

The state Auditors have finished their review of the Island Transit books for 2013 and confirmed there was no malfeasance. No money was stolen, but there was sloppy record-keeping and the previous management was not following standard practices in some important areas. Specifically, management of the cash-flow and documentation of the federal grant funds for the new building project in payroll and tracking inventory were of concern. The good news is the reductions in service earlier this year were sufficient to reduce expenses so Island Transit is operating in the black again and beginning to rebuild the reserve. Also a new financial officer has instituted proper record-keeping and begun a full review of internal controls to be sure best practices are being followed in all areas going forward.

Commissioner Jill Johnson endorses Island County board candidate Rick Hannold

  • Nov 1, 2014 at 8:00AM

Island County Commissioner Jill Johnson endorsed board candidate Rick Hannold in a letter to the newspaper last week. Both are Republicans.

EDITORIAL | Island Transit board should remain

  • Nov 1, 2014 at 8:00AM updated Nov 3, 2014 at 11:39AM

Elected officials are held to a higher standard than the rest of us common folk. It may seem unfair at times, but it’s true all the same, and none of those who have taken an oath of office can say they didn’t know that intense public scrutiny and demands for accountability, legitimate or otherwise, are part of the job. That’s one of the reasons Oak Harbor Mayor Scott Dudley has struck the war post and announced he’ll be visiting the home municipalities of Island Transit board members and lobbying for their resignations. But perhaps someone should remind North Whidbey’s raging bull of righteousness of that very same standard. Some transit directors may need to step down, but it’s not up to Dudley to decide who, not even in Oak Harbor — it’s the city council’s decision — and self aggrandizing displays of accountability are unbecoming of the office of mayor, in any town.

Win over Mount Baker extends Whidbey’s playoff run

  • Nov 1, 2014 at 8:00AM

Despite having secured another district playoff match, South Whidbey volleyball players were solemn after a 3-1 loss in the second round to top-ranked Cedar Park Christian on Wednesday.

Woodworker launches campaign to fund eco-friendly business

  • Nov 1, 2014 at 8:00AM updated Nov 2, 2014 at 1:28PM

With his feet, Walter Dill once danced agilely across the bamboo floor of a dance studio with quick, precise movements; with his hands, decades later, he uses the same precision and agility — and the same bamboo flooring — to create architecturally bold home accessories.

Angi Mozer selected as Port of South Whidbey executive director

  • Nov 1, 2014 at 10:00AM

The search for a new Port of South Whidbey executive director appears to be over.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Karla Jacks is highly qualified

  • Nov 1, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, Voters in Island County have the opportunity to elect as Island County commissioner the highly qualified Karla Jacks. With a bachelor of arts degree and a masters’ of business administration, she has worked in leadership positions for major companies, including Marriott and Boeing, as director of food services and as financial operations specialist.

Weddings event set for next week on Whidbey

  • Nov 1, 2014 at 10:00AM

This year’s Weddings on Whidbey and Events Tour is not just for the blushing bride. The event, now in its second year, will highlight services and vendors for all types of events, according to Gloria Mickunas, organizer and owner of Whidbey Party Girls!.

SLIDESHOW | Falcons take down Mountaineers in 1A volleyball playoff

  • Nov 1, 2014 at 12:00PM

South Whidbey swept Mount Baker 3-0 in the 1A District 1 volleyball tournament Wednesday, Oct. 29 in Bothell.

Homes needed for Whidbey Hearts & Hammers work project

  • Nov 1, 2014 at 12:00PM

Homes are needed for the South Whidbey Hearts & Hammers annual work day coming up May 2, 2015.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | The truth about state Initiative 594

  • Nov 1, 2014 at 12:00PM

Editor, Television can be bought easily with $8 million and put people on TV who speak in generalities without any substantial proof. If you want to believe real Washington people with true facts, talk to law enforcement officers as the majority of police groups won’t vote for Initiative 594 — they support I-591. I-594 is a bad initiative that won’t stop criminals and will only put restrictions on law abiding gun owners.

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