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EDITORIAL | Storm recovery should be county’s first focus

  • Dec 17, 2014 at 8:00AM

Last week, Island County Auditor Sheilah Crider said her days of opening the administrative building to the public in the morning need to come to an end. She’s done it for years, it’s not her job and the time has come for someone else to take over.

 

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EDITORIAL | First responders did an awesome job after storm

  • Dec 13, 2014 at 10:00AM

South Whidbey was hit by a massive windstorm this week, one of the biggest and most destructive in years. The power went out, downed trees blocked roads everywhere, and homes were damaged. It’s a wonder that despite so much destruction, most roads were drivable by noon on Friday morning.

EDITORIAL | Hospital officials should hand over incident report

  • Dec 13, 2014 at 8:00AM

Fourth-degree assault charges were recently filed against a leading Whidbey General Hospital administrator, Chief Nursing Officer Linda Gipson. She’s accused of choking a restrained patient who was allegedly not cooperating with hospital staff. While the jury is still out, it seems WGH decision makers aren’t waiting for a verdict to decide her innocence.

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