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Yesterday | Whidbey News-Times

Island County outlines plan for Ala Spit

A preliminary plan for the restoration of Ala Spit County Park was approved Monday with the aim of making the area more hospitable to salmon.

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Yesterday | South Whidbey Record

New Island County patrol boat funding in place

The funding was issued through the Homeland Security Grant Program under Operation Stonegarden.

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Related Topix: Boat Disaster, Coupeville, WA

Yesterday | South Whidbey Record

Whidbey fair group wants regular Island County funding, new lease

Running the Island County Fairgrounds costs too much, and the managing Whidbey Island Fair Association wants county funding as part of a restructured lease.

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Related Topix: Langley, WA

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Whidbey News-Times

Man and his trusty dog sniffing out pests

The Island County Health Department has a brochure on how to help prevent animals like rats getting into your home, but prevention tactics don't always work.

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Related Topix: Oak Harbor, WA, Small Business, Personal Finance, Italy, World News,

South Whidbey Record

Island County marijuana rules up for input

A public hearing has been set for 10:15 a.m. Monday, April 21, in the Board of County Commissioners Hearing Room in Coupeville.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Coupeville, WA

South Whidbey Record

Langley seeks arts commissioners

Seven three-year positions are available for the Langley Arts Commission, and are open to all Island County residents.

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Related Topix: Langley, WA

South Whidbey Record

Glendale buy gets green light

Reversing a decision made last month, Island County commissioners moved forward Monday with grant applications to acquire beach access properties adjacent to Glendale.

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Related Topix: Camano, WA

Mon Apr 14, 2014

PNW Local News

Deadline today for chamber forum

The lunch forum is 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 17 at the Whidbey Golf Club, 2430 Fairway Lane, Oak Harbor.

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Related Topix: Oak Harbor, WA

Sun Apr 13, 2014

South Whidbey Record

Island County Fairgrounds plan revenue forecast a steep climb

The old adage of spending money to make money is evident in the $10.12 million makeover proposal for the Island County Fairgrounds.

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Related Topix: Snohomish County, WA, Monroe, WA

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Whidbey News-Times

Opponents put brakes on $10.12-million plan for Whidbey fair

Opponents of a $10.12 million, 10-year plan to change the Island County Fairgrounds got what they wanted - a slower, more public approach to saving the property.

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Related Topix: Langley, WA, Oak Harbor, WA

South Whidbey Record

A Whidbey homeless shelter?

Stephen Haggan, a Vietnam vet who panhandles near Walmart, said he and his family are going to be kicked out of their temporary living situation.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs

Fri Apr 11, 2014

South Whidbey Record

Hospital board to consider Bayview property sale

A proposal to sell a 4.5-acre Bayview property purchased in 2007 for nearly $2 million would likely result in a financial loss for Whidbey General Hospital, a commissioner said Thursday.

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Related Topix: Clinton, WA, Oak Harbor, WA, Freeland, WA

Thu Apr 10, 2014

South Whidbey Record

Island County sets four fish, wildlife rule forums

Those passionate about the island's fish and wildlife will have a chance to weigh in on future plans this month.

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Related Topix: Camano, WA, Coupeville, WA

South Whidbey Record

CADA'a OEs director says adieu

As the executive director of Citizens Against Domestic and Sexual Abuse, she's seen thousands of victims of violence come through the doors.

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Related Topix: Coupeville, WA, Oak Harbor, WA, Freeland, WA, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

HeraldNet

Front Porch: Serve on municipal advisory groups

Serve on municipal advisory groups: The Mill Creek City Council seeks applicants to join a new Economic Development Committee, which will meet twice a month for up to three months starting in May. Letters of interest are due April 30. More info: www.cityofmillcreek.com , 425-921-5717 or The city of Edmonds still seeks a few more people for its ... (more)

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Related Topix: Edmonds, WA, Everett, WA, Snohomish County, WA

Wed Apr 09, 2014

South Whidbey Record

'Static' homeless numbers remain a cause for concern in Island County

Someone driving by the Safeway parking lot entrance might recognize him as the guy who holds up signs with messages like, "I love you" and "smile."

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Related Topix: 401K, Personal Finance, Oak Harbor, WA, Langley, WA

South Whidbey Record

'Static' homeless numbers remain a cause for concern in Island County

Someone driving by the Safeway parking lot entrance might recognize him as the guy who holds up signs with messages like, "I love you" and "smile."

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Related Topix: 401K, Personal Finance, Oak Harbor, WA, Langley, WA

Mon Apr 07, 2014

South Whidbey Record

Langley First Street loss, beauty award

Langley will hold a public hearing on possibly vacating a narrow strip of First Street and Anthes Avenue to the owners of the Dog House Tavern on Monday.

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Related Topix: Langley, WA

The Washington Evening Journal

Police log - April 7, 2014

An arrest is merely an accusation. All suspects should be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Related Topix: Washington, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Examiner.com

Callahan's Firehouse Studio is a great place to visit in Langley, Whidbey Island

Callahan McVay opened his glass blowing studio and art glass gallery in the former Fire Station at 179 2nd Street in Langley in July 2009.

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Related Topix: Langley, WA, Clinton, WA

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