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EDITORIAL | Passing jail death review on was the right call

  • Aug 29, 2015 at 12:00PM

Island County Prosecutor Greg Banks this week announced that he is not the right person to perform a review into the death of Keaton Farris at the Coupeville jail this past April. While perhaps a bit overdue, this was the right call and we applaud the prosecutor’s decision to step away from this important investigation. The results may yet result in no criminal proceedings, no matter who performs it, but he is absolutely correct that his conclusions would always be suspect.

EDITORIAL | Langley rabbit discussion was long overdue

  • Aug 29, 2015 at 6:00AM

The South Whidbey School District this week said it was considering spending up to $55,000 on fencing to combat Langley’s bunny problem. This is both disappointing and encouraging news. It’s disappointing that taxpayers may shoulder such a huge bill to address the cuddly hot potato other leaders have declined to touch, but it’s encouraging to see a public agency finally taking steps to address what is clearly an out-of-control rabbit population.

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