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6 hrs ago | South Whidbey Record

'48 Hours: Dangerous Beauty," to debut Saturday

News release - How did a former beauty queen-turned-high-end limo driver end up at the heart of a murder case? Peter Van Sant and 48 HOURS explore that question in "Dangerous Beauty," an investigation into the death of a Washington man and the trail that leads to Peggy Sue Thomas, a one-time Ms.

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Related Topix: 48 Hours, Entertainment, Television

Wed Apr 23, 2014

South Whidbey Record

Island County cops to host drug takeback

The service is free and anonymous and medications can be disposed of at the Island County Sheriff's Office South Precinct in Freeland, the Coupeville Marshal's Office and the Oak Harbor Police Department from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26. According to a news release from the sheriff's office, Americans turned in more than 647,000 pounds of ... (more)

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Related Topix: Coupeville, WA, Drug Enforcement Administration

Examiner.com

The place to go on So.Whidbey for great deli Sandwiches: Pickles Deli, Clinton

Pickles Deli specializes in made-to-order artisan sandwiches. Owner Kim Bailey uses bread from Essential Baking and Boar's Head meats and cheeses.

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Related Topix: Clinton, WA, Baked Goods, Life, Food, Bread, Mukilteo, WA, Recreational Vehicle, Diamond

HeraldNet

Tax-related ballot measures passing

Tax-related measures in Marysville, Arlington and Camano Island were passing late Tuesday after the first mailed-in ballots were counted: The Arlington city budget would get an influx of badly needed revenue with an increase in the property-tax rate.

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Related Topix: Camano Island, WA, Marysville, WA, 9

Tue Apr 22, 2014

South Whidbey Record

Parks district gets its levy bump

Voters soundly approved the South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District's ballot request to continue its maintenance and operation levy on Tuesday night.

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Sat Apr 19, 2014

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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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

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

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