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New sheriff sets up shop

With a murder and plane crash within the first two weeks of taking office, Rick Felici is off to a busy start as the new… Continue reading

 

Rep. Paul begins as new kid on block

District 10 lawmakers vow to work together

 

Cannabis company collects coats, bedding for needy

Freeland store links with Whidbey Homeless Coalition

 

County revisits event code

Island County commissioners are considering changes to recently adopted rural event regulations that had been repeatedly recommended during the year-long code update process. Commissioners Helen… Continue reading

WhidbeyHealth expresses regret over insurance snafu

Retired workers caught in web of communication chaos

First Street design project goes before council

Improving safety, boosting aesthetics remain priorities

Parks district seeks names for new trails

Public invited to make suggestions

Carlyle hits the gas on renewable energy bill

By Emma Scher WNPA Olympia News Bureau A bill to transition Washington into a state that runs entirely on renewable energy will go to the… Continue reading

  • Jan 18, 2019

Taxation with representation: Senate holds hearing on capital gains tax

By Sean Harding WNPA Olympia News Bureau People representing small business owners and low income workers had plenty to say at a public hearing Wednesday… Continue reading

  • Jan 18, 2019

‘Bring Back Our $30 Car Tabs’ initiative could be on November ballot

By Emma Epperly WNPA Olympia News Bureau “Bring Back Our $30 Car Tabs,” an initiative that would limit annual motor-vehicle registration fees to $30 except… Continue reading

  • Jan 18, 2019

Bill would offer more protections for health care ‘whistleblowers’

By Emma Scher WNPA Olympia News Bureau Healthcare professionals may gain protection from retaliation for reporting medical care violations even if they don’t work for… Continue reading

  • Jan 18, 2019

Lawmakers want to eliminate postage for voters

By Madeline Coats WNPA Olympia News Bureau A proposed law requested by Gov. Jay Inslee would provide prepaid postage for all election ballots in the… Continue reading

  • Jan 18, 2019

Lawmakers scramble to save Puget Sound orcas

By Sean Harding WNPA Olympia News Bureau Gov. Jay Inslee introduced an executive order last year establishing the Southern Resident Orca Task Force, directing state… Continue reading

  • Jan 18, 2019

Broad support for state amendment to D-Escalate Washington, I-940

By Emma Epperly WNPA Olympia News Bureau House Bill 1064, a proposed amendment to De-Escalate Washington- Initiative 940, was unanimously voted through the House Public… Continue reading

  • Jan 18, 2019

State clam may be chosen

By Madeline Coats WNPA Olympia News Bureau Washington may become the first state to designate an official state clam, according to a law co-sponsored by… Continue reading

  • Jan 18, 2019

Governor Inslee’s State of the State address fuels partisanship

By Emma Scher WNPA Olympia News Bureau OLYMPIA— In his State of the State address Tuesday, Governor Jay Inslee emphasized his program requests, but was… Continue reading

  • Jan 17, 2019

Lawmakers propose law to shield children from marijuana

By Madeline Coats WNPA Olympia News Bureau OLYMPIA — The House Committee on Commerce and Gaming took up a bill that would include preschools and… Continue reading

  • Jan 17, 2019

Creation of State Broadband Office focus for Gov. Inslee

By Emma Epperly WNPA Olympia News Bureau The creation of a Statewide Broadband Office and an initial investment of $25 million into getting broadband into… Continue reading

  • Jan 17, 2019

Man told victim’s mother about murder, then killed himself

Editor’s advisory: The following article contains details that could be disturbing for some readers. After shooting and killing his ex-girlfriend, a Whidbey Island man called… Continue reading

Gathering to praise the peacemakers

Freeland event to celebrate Martin Luther King