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Saturday | South Whidbey Record

Input sought on natural hazards in Island County

A coalition of Island County cities, towns and special purpose districts are creating a plan to prepare for impacts of natural disasters.

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Saturday Jul 19 | South Whidbey Record

Alleged Freeland hand slicer lands in court

A 46-year-old Freeland man is accused of slicing another man on the hand with a knife during an argument about video surveillance, court documents state.

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Related Topix: Freeland, WA

Saturday Jul 19 | Whidbey News-Times

Sheriff fights to protect deputy files

A proposal to move sheriff's deputy files into the county's human resources office was kiboshed by the county's two Republican commissioners during Wednesday's work session.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

South Whidbey Record

Island County to consider fairground contract next week

Commissioners will weigh the options at their July 21 meeting as part of their discussion of the county's Capital Improvement Plan.

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Related Topix: Langley, WA

Wed Jul 16, 2014

South Whidbey Record

Funding for Island County sex offender program

The Island County Sheriff's Department will receive $75,778 for the Registered Sex Offender Address and Residency Verification Program.

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South Whidbey Record

Langley historic group has open spot

The commission reviews and approves nominations for the Langley Register of Historic Places and development that may impact historic places in the city.

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Related Topix: Langley, WA

South Whidbey Record

Island County commissioner candidates share vision

While candidates for Island County Commissioner District 3 share the desire to help shape the future of the county, their individual visions differ widely.

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Related Topix: US News, Camano Island, WA, Camano, WA

HeraldNet

In Our View/10th Legislative District: A smart vote: Rep. Dave Hayes

Rep. Dave Hayes, R-Camano Island, is the consummate citizen-legislator, exhibiting a lawmaking style the populist framers of Washington's Constitution had in mind when they conceived a part-time Legislature.

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Related Topix: Camano Island, WA, Snohomish County, WA, Camano, WA, Arlington, WA, Marysville, WA, Opinion

Tue Jul 15, 2014

South Whidbey Record

EDITORIAL | Benefits outweigh the bad of Glendale

Imagine if you lived a few blocks from the water, or maybe just across the street, but you had to get in your car and drive miles away just to legally stand on the beach and throw a few stones into the waves.

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Related Topix: Greenbank, WA, Camano, WA, Opinion

South Whidbey Record

Fairgrounds' future still in limbo as officials ponder lease

The horse arena at Island County Fairgrounds would be covered and scaled down in a major redesign proposal.

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Related Topix: Coupeville, WA, Langley, WA

Sat Jul 12, 2014

South Whidbey Record

Congressional candidates weigh in on OLF

Democratic Congressman Rick Larsen said Thursday that he continues his support for use of Outlying Field Coupeville by the EA-18G Growlers based at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station.

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Related Topix: Coupeville, WA, US Military, US Navy, US News, Immigration Reform

South Whidbey Record

Glendale buy to result in loss of pier, boat launch

Acquiring key shoreline properties in Glendale for public use will mean the removal of an existing concrete boat launch and an over-water pier.

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Related Topix: Camano, WA

South Whidbey Record

Island County seeks law and justice council member

The Island County Board of Commissioners is seeking a citizen member representative from County Commissioner District 3 to serve on the Law and Justice Council for a term that expires on February 28, 2015.

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Related Topix: Coupeville, WA

South Whidbey Record

Permit headache douses Bayview pot biz

Whidbey Island Cannabis Company lacks the proper permits to open one of the state's first recreational marijuana stores, and the county planning director alerted shop owner Maureen Cooke five days before the new business received the state's OK.

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Related Topix: Marijuana

Fri Jul 11, 2014

South Whidbey Record

Education center leaves Bayview, goes on hiatus

One month later, the education center announced it was leaving Bayview School and had terminated all of its remaining classes, workshops, lectures and seminars.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Coupeville, WA, Oak Harbor, WA, Clinton, WA

South Whidbey Record

Modified burn ban starts soon in Island County

Island County Sheriff Mark Brown, also the county's fire marshal, sent out the notice of the burn ban which prohibits outdoor burning of natural debris, including burns that were issued permits.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

South Whidbey Record

Island County plans speed study to address resident concerns

Speed limits on roads throughout the county will be examined in a study this fall in response to petitions filed by residents.

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Related Topix: Camano Island, WA

Tue Jul 08, 2014

South Whidbey Record

Guillemot surveys are important reminders | Whidbey Birding

Summer time and the living is easy, well at least for us humans. It's the most demanding month for our avian friends.

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South Whidbey Record

Parade brings out the crowds, sun

Betty and Jim Lightner march in the Maxwelton Independence Day Parade followed by members of the Whidbey PFLAG chapter on July 4. The sun shone warmly and a salty sea breeze wafted through the streets as hundreds walked, peddled and drove to take in the 99th annual Maxwelton Independence Day Parade.

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Related Topix: Clinton, WA

South Whidbey Record

South Whidbey Pot Shop Gets Green Light

The process was arduous and the startup costly, but Maureen Cooke, owner of Mo's Pub and Eatery in Langley, was the first name on the state's list of approved sellers released Monday, July 7. Yet for all the hurdles jumped, money spent and time invested into Cooke's newest venture, Whidbey Island Cannabis Company, she'll have to bide her time a bit ... (more)

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Related Topix: Langley, WA, Marijuana, Oak Harbor, WA, Camano Island, WA, Freeland, WA

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