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Commissioners weigh in on military compatibility plan

As the state tries to create planning guidelines for development near military installations, Island County commissioners want to ensure land use decisions remain under local… Continue reading

Langley Whale Center seeking volunteers

The Langley Whale Center is taking volunteer applications and offering on-the-job training. Volunteer docents greet and count visitors, explain educational displays and help with gift… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2018
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                                Clay Canfield helps Terri Marie Desrosiers into the Island Transit RideLink van that transports veterans to medical appointments.

New van for veterans helps with health care

It’s not an ambulance, fire truck or other rescue vehicle. But to its new occupants, the plain white eight-passenger van is “a life safer.” Tuesday,… Continue reading

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                                Clay Canfield helps Terri Marie Desrosiers into the Island Transit RideLink van that transports veterans to medical appointments.

See Rover run, see Rover read

Library goes to the dogs with therapy training

Whale of a piggy bank

Will a whale make a good pig? A Langley arts group is exploring installing a large whale piggy bank near Langley’s Whale Bell Park to… Continue reading

EDC asks for more money

The Economic Development Council for Island County is seeking to re-brand, but it needs more money from Island County to do so. “We have a… Continue reading

Author’s new book looks at dying at home

‘It’s my passion to demystify hospice’ — Karen J. Clayton

‘Bipartisan’ lawmaker faces challenger

When it comes to campaigning, state Rep. Norma Smith and her challenger have very different styles. Smith, a Republican who lives in Clinton, speaks at… Continue reading

Burglar burned hole in door

A 17-year-old Mukilteo boy is accused of staying at a rental house in Clinton without permission and burning a hole in the door, according to… Continue reading

Fingerprints lead to suspect

Fingerprints led police to a suspect in the burglary of a South Whidbey home, according to court documents. Prosecutors charged Dillon J. Tresslar, 29, in… Continue reading

Dryer fire extinguished

A swift response by South Whidbey firefighters saved a structure after a dryer caught fire Monday afternoon. South Whidbey Fire/EMS personnel arrived to a building… Continue reading

DNA leads to burglary suspect

DNA evidence led to charges being filed against a man who allegedly stole Depression-era glassware and other items from a Central Whidbey property two years… Continue reading

Langley council resolution supports carbon fee measure

Langley’s city council members voted Monday to support the state carbon emissions fee initiative on the Nov. 6 ballot after listening to comments from about… Continue reading

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                                The Shifty Sailors play at the Tall Ship Festival in Riga, Latvia in 2003 aboard the German sailing vessel Seute Deern. Pictured are Jim Amis, Mike Thelen, Wylie Vracin, Karl Olsen, Clarke Harvey, Vern Olsen (accordion), Ray Loe, Bruce Bardwell, Denny Armstrong (guitar), Jack Moeller and Peter Lawl.

Shifty Sailors celebrating 25th anniversary

The maritime-themed musical group Shifty Sailors will celebrate their 25th anniversary with a concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Coupeville Recreation Hall.… Continue reading

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                                The Shifty Sailors play at the Tall Ship Festival in Riga, Latvia in 2003 aboard the German sailing vessel Seute Deern. Pictured are Jim Amis, Mike Thelen, Wylie Vracin, Karl Olsen, Clarke Harvey, Vern Olsen (accordion), Ray Loe, Bruce Bardwell, Denny Armstrong (guitar), Jack Moeller and Peter Lawl.

Haunted Petting Zoo hosted by 4-H club

This month Island County 4-H’s Kool Kritters will morph into Kreepy Kritters. At 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, demonic cats, guinea pig witches and vampire… Continue reading

Pupils pick precious pumpkins for pies

School garden harvests lessons of land

County begins economic development planning

Having just adopted a major update to the housing element, Island County is now looking to evaluate the next section of its comprehensive plan —… Continue reading

Commissioners adopt updated housing element

The Island County Board of Commissioners has unanimously adopted the housing element of the comprehensive plan, after more than a year of work to update… Continue reading

County questions role in providing kids’ vaccinations

In the midst of county budget discussions, the role of Island County Public Health in delivering vaccinations for students is coming into question. Last year,… Continue reading

Republican Rick Hannold faces Democrat Janet St. Clair.

Commissioner candidates tout leadership styles

Island County commissioner candidate Janet St. Clair said that if elected, she’ll bring a different leadership style of “looking for solutions” and treating “department heads… Continue reading

Republican Rick Hannold faces Democrat Janet St. Clair.