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Island County Prosecutor Greg Banks announced today that he no longer believes he is the right person to review the April death of Keaton Farris in the Coupeville Jail. In a released statement, Banks said to avoid any perceptions of a conflict of interest that he has requested Whatcom County Prosecuting Attorney Dave McEachran perform the review on behalf of his office.
Community Events, August 2015
The wildfires raging across Eastern Washington that claimed the lives of three U.S. Forest Service firefighters also sent a haze of smoke to Western Washington and the Puget Sound area this past weekend.
A discussion involving the possible pursuit of a bond for athletics and arts will be had at South Whidbey School District’s board of directors retreat from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Aug. 26 in the Elementary School Community Room.
The man who has helped the Island County Sheriff run the department since taking office in 2007 is leaving.
After 20 years with Whidbey General Hospital, spokeswoman Trish Rose has left her position to work for Naval Hospital Oak Harbor.