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Whidbey General Hospital coughs up cash for cleared nurse’s legal fees

  • Jul 1, 2015 at 6:00AM updated Jul 2, 2015 at 6:17AM

Whidbey General Hospital paid its chief nursing officer’s legal fees in defending against a gross-misdemeanor criminal charge of which she was found not guilty.

 

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2.5 percent vechile, 1 percent passenger fare increases floated for state ferries

  • Jul 1, 2015 at 2:00PM updated Jul 2, 2015 at 10:30AM

Ferry fare increases totaling 5 percent for vehicles and 2 percent for passengers over two years are proposed by the Washington State Transportation Commission. In a news release, the fare hikes would be staggered over time. The first increase would occur Oct. 1 this year with 2.5 percent for vehicles and 1 percent for passengers. That would be mirrored again in May 2016.

Plan ahead for holiday traffic on Clinton ferry

  • Jul 1, 2015 at 4:00PM

The Independence Day holiday weekend is one of the busiest travel times of the year for Washington State Ferries. In a news release from the Washington State Department of Transportation, the agency encouraged ferry riders to plan ahead for heavy traffic at the Mukilteo and Clinton terminals Thursday, July 2 through Sunday, July 5. Ferries will operate on normal sailing schedules Saturday, July 4.

Island County seeks new workforce council member

  • Jul 1, 2015 at 4:00PM

The Island County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants to serve on the Northwest Workforce Development Council. The board appoints council members for two- or three-year terms, which may be renewed by mutual agreement. Washington State is divided into 12 Service Delivery Areas (or SDA), and Island County’s SDA consists of the four counties: Whatcom, Skagit, San Juan and Island.

Payless Scratch ticket pays off big for Freeland couple

  • Jul 1, 2015 at 12:00PM

A Freeland woman won $75,000 from a Scratch ticket sold at the Freeland Payless Food Store. The woman opted to remain anonymous after claiming her prize from the Everett regional office of Washington’s Lottery. A Freeland couple won $75,000 from a Scratch ticket sold at the Freeland Payless Food Store. They opted to remain anonymous after claiming their prize from the Everett regional office of Washington’s Lottery. According to a press release from Curator Assistant Account Executive Anna Brown, the woman who bought the ticket was ecstatic.

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