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Yesterday | 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

Saturday | 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

Saturday | 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

Saturday | 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

Mon Jul 07, 2014

HeraldNet

Retailers in Smokey Point, Camano Island snag pot store licenses

Two entrepreneurs in Snohomish County and one in Island County are among the state's first batch of applicants awarded licenses to operate retail stores where marijuana will be legally sold.

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Related Topix: Camano Island, WA, Smokey Point, WA, Snohomish County, WA, Langley, WA

HeraldNet

Retailers in Smokey Point, Camano Island snag pot store licenses

Two entrepreneurs in Snohomish County and one in Island County are among the state's first batch of applicants awarded licenses to operate retail stores where marijuana will be legally sold.

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Related Topix: Camano Island, WA, Smokey Point, WA, Snohomish County, WA, Langley, WA

Sat Jul 05, 2014

Whidbey News-Times

Prosecutor says more investigation needed on alleged rape case

On June 18, prosecutors charged Douglas L. Blackburn, 50, in Island County Superior Court with third-degree rape and unlawful imprisonment with sexual motivation.

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Fri Jul 04, 2014

South Whidbey Record

Voter forums held on Central Whidbey

Participating will be candidates for Island County treasurer, and those seeking to fill Position 2 of the 10th Legislative District, currently held by Dave Hayes, R-Camano.

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Related Topix: Camano, WA

Thu Jul 03, 2014

Whidbey News-Times

South Whidbey port looks at taking over fair property management

In a surprise move last week, Port of South Whidbey commissioners voted unanimously to consider taking over management of the Langley property, a job currently performed by the Island County Fair Association.

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Related Topix: Langley, WA, Freeland, WA

Wed Jul 02, 2014

Whidbey News-Times

Island County seeking representative for Law and Justice Council

The Board of Island County Commissioners is seeking a citizen member representative from County Commissioner District No.

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Related Topix: Coupeville, WA

South Whidbey Record

Langley Police get alleged fleet-footed thief

Langley Police Chief Dave Marks got his man. Though he wasn't the one to personally arrest Travis Loetterle, who he jokingly called his "arch-nemesis."

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Whidbey News-Times

Why hasn't the county joined computer age? | Letter

I have pondered this for some time now: Why isn't Island County in the computer age? What is he talking about, you ask? Each hourly county employee must fill out a paper hourly report to be paid.

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Related Topix: Opinion

South Whidbey Record

Island County ponders growing weed problem

The Washington State University Extension office is requesting funding that would increase the salary for the county's Noxious Weed Coordinator Janet Stein.

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Related Topix: Washington State University, Agriculture, Science

South Whidbey Record

Island County transportation meetings coming later this month

Island County's Transportation Element Update project team will visit locations around the county for a second time to speak with interested citizens about projects and gather input on early draft proposed goals, policies and future transportation conditions.

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Related Topix: Camano, WA

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