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EDITORIAL | Commitment to public beach access is well placed

  • Today at 8:00AM

Improving public beach access in Island County took a big step forward this week. County representatives on the Sub-Regional Transportation Planning Organization on Wednesday agreed to earmark an additional $90,000 of federal transportation money for a total 2015 budget of $175,000 for the identification of existing public beach access. In so doing, the county demonstrated its commitment to preserving and maintaining a vital and seemingly ever shrinking public resource.

 

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Apple’s mega map mistake needs redress

  • Feb 25, 2015 at 6:00AM

Langley is not on Hat Island. It never has been nor will it ever be. Yet, good luck trying to convince Apple Inc. of that fact, or for that matter even getting a media representative on the horn. That such a large and respected tech company could make such a mistake in the first place is difficult to believe. That they would ignore repeated requests to fix the error, however, one that’s persisted for years, is rude and just plain irresponsible.

MAYOR'S BEAT | Options abound for Langley-to-marina transportation

  • Feb 21, 2015 at 6:00PM

The city first received a Rural Economic Development grant in 2005 from Island County for $242,423 to widen Wharf Street and better connect the Langley marina and the City of Langley. For six years thereafter the grant funds remained unclaimed and the economy declined significantly at the end of 2007.

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