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No one is happy with fish and wildlife protection regulations approved Monday, but Island County commissioners are saying it’s a place to start.
As Island County enters its annual budget cycle, preliminary numbers show rebounding tax figures.
County fees for permit and consulting services could see a few changes in the near future, under a proposal being considered by the Island County commissioners.
A rural event center permit issued to Whidbey Wayfarer Farm in Langley has been appealed by neighbors who aren’t too excited about weddings in their Bayview Road neighborhood.
A plan to revamp Greenbank Farm and increase its economic viability won’t be considered by the Port of Coupeville until next year.
A year after the creation of the BaRC Re-tail Store, charged with taking reusable items out of the garbage stream, the Central Whidbey venue is thriving.
Researchers search for tsunami evidence in two Whidbey Island locations have come up empty.
Environmental activists plan to challenge Island County in the Western Washington Growth Management Hearing Board again if major changes aren’t made to fish, wildlife and habitat regulations.
As the county struggles to find a balance between protecting the environment and farmers’ right to maintain their land, neither camp appears happy with the latest regulatory update.
A flag now flies in front of the county’s historic court house building on a pole that has been broken for more than 10 years.
A farmer’s right to maintain drainage ditches without regulation was at the core of Monday’s debate on fish and wildlife protections at the Island County commissioners meeting.
Dorothy Bell’s recovery from a serious car crash many years ago gave her an adventurous spirit and an appreciation for life. And in keeping with that spirit, Bell lived out a dream Saturday when she jumped out of an airplane on her birthday.
Where did the money go and what is Island Transit going to do about it? This was the main question repeated by an angry and confused room full of people at the Island Transit board meeting Friday in the wake of financial mismanagement, service reductions and staffing cuts.
Island Transit Chief Martha Rose was aware of the transportation agency’s building fiscal crisis for years, and ignored repeated warnings, according to the department’s former finance manager.
A man who forged signatures so he could divorce his wife and marry his girlfriend was sentenced this week, according to court documents.
Nudist Democrat David Olinger, who ran as a write-in candidate for Island County Sheriff, won’t be going on to the general election.
Treasurer’s race to start recount Monday with Hannold, Jacks, Nuñez and Grone in the running.
In the next couple of weeks many parents of Whidbey students will receive letters indicating their elementary schools are failing them. According to the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, they are.
More than 200 ballots were rejected Monday at the Island County Auditor’s office due to late postmarks and other issues.
Island County has been identified as one of several Washington counties that are at imminent or critical risk of losing their chemical dependency programs.