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Island County prosecutor recuses himself from jail death review

  • Aug 26, 2015 at 5:18PM

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.

 

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Eastern wildfires send haze west

  • Aug 26, 2015 at 6:00PM

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.

Athletics, arts bond considered by South Whidbey School District

  • Aug 26, 2015 at 4:00PM

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.

Island County Undersheriff Kelly Mauck announces resignation

  • Aug 26, 2015 at 2:00PM

The man who has helped the Island County Sheriff run the department since taking office in 2007 is leaving.

Whidbey General spokeswoman leaves for Naval Hospital

  • Aug 26, 2015 at 12:00PM

After 20 years with Whidbey General Hospital, spokeswoman Trish Rose has left her position to work for Naval Hospital Oak Harbor.

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