Gipson legal fees paid with ‘verbal’ loan

  • Jul 29, 2016 at 4:00PM

The former CEO of Whidbey’s public hospital district gave a hospital administrator what amounts to a $250,000 loan to fund her criminal defense through what appears to have been a verbal agreement, recently filed court documents indicate. WhidbeyHealth Medical Center, formerly Whidbey General Hospital, still hasn’t been reimbursed, though a Superior Court judge’s rulings in an appeal may clear the way for reimbursement through a special state fund for people who claim self-defense and are acquitted.


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Auditor’s office gearing up for Tuesday Primary Election

  • Today at 10:00AM

At the county Auditor’s Office, Elections Supervisor Michele Reagan is seeing a slow trickle of ballots that is all too familiar.

Woman under criminal investigation after SUV drives off Bayview Road

  • Today at 10:00AM

A woman who drove her SUV off Bayview Road and injured her young daughter is under criminal investigation by the Island County Sheriff’s Office, a spokesman said Friday afternoon.

South Whidbey School Board approves $20.1 million budget for 2016-17 school year

  • Today at 10:00AM

The South Whidbey School Board approved a $20.1 million budget for the 2016-17 school year after a brief public hearing Wednesday night.

Mysteries of kombucha: Langley entrepreneur expanding fermented tea product

  • Today at 8:00AM

Whidbey Island is home to an array of produce and food products: fruits and vegetables, beer, bread bakers, etc. One of the few things the island was missing was its own kombucha brewer — until now. The fermented tea drink is now brewing on South Whidbey at the hands of the island’s first wholesale kombucha business, Amrita Kombucha.

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