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Wednesday | South Whidbey Record

Parks board passes on purchase of more Trustland Trails land

The parks board turned down an offer to buy the parcel of wooded land for $110,000 at its Aug. 20 meeting.

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Wednesday | Whidbey News-Times

Island County commissioners split over extended appointment

Commissioners appointed a new member of the Law and Justice Council for an unusually long term despite opposition from Commissioner Helen Price Johnson.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Whidbey News-Times

Man wanted for burglary

The Island County Sheriff's Office is seeking information as to the whereabouts of Christian Shorey, who currently has a $10,000 felony warrant for his arrest for burglary in the second degree.

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Sat Aug 23, 2014

South Whidbey Record

Users ask for more float length at Possession Beach

Port of South Whidbey Commissioners sang the same song regarding the Possession Beach boat ramp at a special meeting Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Clinton, WA

South Whidbey Record

Langley promises involvement in future fairgrounds plan

The Langley City Council formally approved the city's involvement in whatever developments may come to the Island County Fairgrounds.

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Related Topix: Langley, WA

Whidbey News-Times

'Whining' won't stop Growler booster | Letter

I also felt instinctively that, if deciding on which bailout, our federal and state politicians should prioritize evacuating those who, according to the Island County planning director, in December, bought property based on a "Form 22W" lacking "both required disclosure statements, nor cite applicable county code."

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Related Topix: Coupeville, WA, Opinion

Whidbey News-Times

Ex-finance director says Rose knew financial debacle was coming

The former Island Transit finance manager is defending her reputation after being fired and accused of financial mismanagement by the executive director.

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Related Topix: Oak Harbor, WA

Fri Aug 22, 2014

South Whidbey Record

Collateral damage: South Whidbey poet discusses trauma through poetry

The sun would be up in Kabul as the moon shone over Whidbey Island; her loved one, a deployed soldier who had confessed to Beeman this war was "one too many," was in a world she was unable to access, both physically and emotionally.

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Related Topix: Arts, Poetry, World News, Afghanistan, Asia

South Whidbey Record

Fraudulent divorcee sentenced for forgery in Island County

A man who forged signatures so he could divorce his wife and marry his girlfriend was sentenced this week, according to court documents.

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HeraldNet

Foundation working to preserve Camano City Schoolhouse

Volunteers continue to restore the historic Camano City Schoolhouse, which was built in 1905.

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Related Topix: Camano, WA, Camano Island, WA

Wed Aug 20, 2014

South Whidbey Record

Former deputy joins Langley police force

Michael Beech swears in as an officer of the Langley Police Department during a city council meeting Aug. 18. He joins the city after two decades as an Island County Sheriff's Office deputy.

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Related Topix: Langley, WA

Journal of the San Juans

Convicted sex offender back behind bars 24 hours after release

A San Juan Island man who recently served six months for a felony sex offense faces a new round of criminal charges for allegedly spending time with a woman and her child shortly after his release from jail.

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Related Topix: San Juan County, WA, Snohomish County, WA, Snohomish, WA

South Whidbey Record

Mini burglar hits Neil's Clover Patch

Neil's Clover Patch Cafe became the latest victim in a string of commercial burglaries on South Whidbey this past weekend.

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Related Topix: Coupeville, WA, Prison

Whidbey News-Times

Nudist's campaign fails to gain traction

Dave Olinger puts on his "ferocious" face while holding a rifle. He is running as a write-in candidate for Island county sheriff.

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Sat Aug 16, 2014

South Whidbey Record

New officer joins Langley police ranks

Officer Michael Beech will swear in as a member of the Langley Police Department during the city council meeting at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 18. Beech served in the United States Marine Corps for four years and worked for the Island County Sheriff's Office for two decades.

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Related Topix: Langley, WA

South Whidbey Record

EDITORIAL | Port commissioners were right to wait

Resisting a new-car smell that apparently still lingers at the 90-year-old Island County Fairgrounds, Port of South Whidbey commissioners this week agreed the board needs more information before it can decide whether or not to take on the role of property manager.

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Related Topix: Langley, WA, Coupeville, WA, Opinion

Fri Aug 15, 2014

South Whidbey Record

Port still interested, but fairgrounds idea needs more study

Before the commissioners would agree to taking over the 13-acre property during Wednesday's special meeting - a packed affair with about a dozen people crowded into the small conference room at the port's Freeland office - they asked Island County Commissioner Helen Price Johnson for more information and more time.

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Related Topix: Freeland, WA, Canada, Langley, WA

South Whidbey Record

Auditor's Office rejects hundreds of primary election ballots

More than 200 ballots were rejected Monday at the Island County Auditor's office due to late postmarks and other issues.

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Related Topix: Camano Island, WA

King County Journal

Freeland bicyclist reported OK following collision with van | UPDATE

South Whidbey Fire/EMS firefighter Jon Gabelein directs traffic Thursday morning in the intersection of Highway 525 and Fish Road following a bicycle versus van accident.

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Related Topix: Freeland, WA, Fire

Thu Aug 14, 2014

NewsTarget.com

Marine mystery disease along Pacific Coast baffles scientists

Sea stars up and down the Pacific Coast are dying off in record numbers, and scientists say they can't figure out what's going on.

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