Langley High grad survives wildfire by jumping in lake

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The largest wildfire in Washington’s history nearly claimed the life of a former South Whidbey man last week.


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Banks asks for bigger bucks in 2016 budget request

  • Today at 4:00PM

The county’s prosecuting attorney is seeking 2016 budget hikes far higher than those of some other departments, according to documents presented to the Board of Island County Commissioners this week and last during budget workshops.

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.

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.

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.

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