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  1. Port of South Whidbey moves forward with fair study plansRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 12 | South Whidbey Record

    ... to expect," Gordon said. Port Interim Executive Director Angi Mozer confirmed she will submit applications for Island County Rural Economic Development funds and money from the state Community Economic Revitalization Board, or CERB. The amount ...

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  2. Transportation, capital plans OK'd by Island County commissionersRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 12 | South Whidbey Record

    Two six-year plans, for capital improvement and transportation, were adopted Monday by Island County commissioners during the board's regular business meeting. The $39 million transportation plan is mostly included in the capital improvement plan total but focuses on ongoing road maintenance throughout the county's unincorporated areas 2015-2020.

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  3. Coincidence? Hoax 911 calls come before 2 Washington bank robberiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 11 | KATU-TV Portland

    ... robbed a Clinton bank on Monday called 911 moments earlier to report a murder. Detective Ed Wallace with the Island County Sheriff's Office said the false police report was likely an attempt to buy the robber more time by sending deputies to the ...

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  4. Coincidence? Hoax 911 calls come before 2 bank robberiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 10 | KOMO News

    ... robbed a Clinton bank on Monday called 911 moments earlier to report a murder. Detective Ed Wallace with the Island County Sheriff's Office said the false police report was likely an attempt to buy the robber more time by sending deputies to the ...

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  5. Deadline looms for Glendale beachRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 10 | South Whidbey Record

    ... protect a rare stretch of accessible Whidbey beach. The Land Trust plans to own and manage the properties and Island County will acquire a conservation easement that removes all development rights and ensures permanent public beach access. This same ...

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  6. Retired dentist dies in unexplained fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 10 | South Whidbey Record

    ... clues. There is no evidence of foul play or arson, according to both Merrill and Detective Rick Felici, of the Island County Sheriff's Office. Lt. Jen Porter with Central Whidbey Island Fire and Rescue said firefighters had trouble finding the house ...

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  7. Researchers find no tsunami evidence, just one big Whidbey earthquakeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 10 | South Whidbey Record

    However, the study did unveil a substantial shift in the ground level in the Crescent Harbor area, according to Jim Rich, volunteer with Island County's department of emergency management and a retired oceanographer. "We were looking for evidence of tsunamis," Rich said.

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  8. The voice of a bank robber? Police release recording of 911 ruseRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 10 | South Whidbey Record

    The Island County Sheriff's Office today released a recording of what detectives believe was a phony 9-1-1 call used as a diversionary tactic in Monday's Clinton bank robbery. In the recording, a man's voice reports the shooting of a woman in the area of Brainers Road.

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  9. EDITORIAL | Critical area rules require moderationRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 10 | South Whidbey Record

    ... litigation threats of green warriors. For many others, however, the answer is not so clear and, thankfully, Island County planning leaders are included in this group. A farmer's ability to maintain ditches is one of the questions they are grappling ...

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  10. People with disabilities struggling in wake of Island Transit cutsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 10 | Whidbey News-Times

    ... said, "and people are really feeling isolated." Cheryn Weiser, the executive director of Senior Services of Island County, agrees. She said some people are also having trouble getting to senior center programs because of the cuts; about 16 of the 20 ...

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  11. Picnic to foster Clinton spiritRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 10 | South Whidbey Record

    In the case of the first-ever Clinton Town Picnic this Saturday, those pumpkins will be hurtling through the air after being launched from a trebuchet, all in the name of building a stronger community identity for the sprawling unincorporated area of Island County. "Clinton is unique in that it has the ferry, everybody knows that.

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  12. Sheriff seeking info about Clinton bank robberyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 10 | Whidbey News-Times

    The Island County Sheriff's Office confirmed the bank was hit by a lone gunman. The suspect made off with an undisclosed amount of cash and, in an unusual move, stole a bank employee's vehicle as a getaway car.

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  13. Whidbey Environmental Action Network says it will take county to hearings boardRead the original story

    Wednesday Sep 10 | Personal Injury Law News

    Environmental activists say they'll challenge Island County in the Western Washington Growth Management Hearings Board again if major changes aren't made to fish, wildlife and habitat regulations.

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  14. Man hiding in China badgering sheriff onlineRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 10 | Whidbey News-Times

    A former South Whidbey man who's hiding from the long arm of the law in China was banned recently from the Island County Sheriff's Office Facebook for trollish activities, according to Detective Ed Wallace. Trolling is defined as being "deliberately offensive" or "provocative online posting" aimed at upsetting someone or eliciting an angry response from them.

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  15. Whidbey homes featured on tourRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 10 | Whidbey News-Times

    ... Fidalgo Island, to a more affordable 1,595-square-foot Oak Harbor house constructed by Habitat for Humanity of Island County, to a remodel of a 1908 Anacortes home. "Most of them are custom homes," said Brenda Harter, SICBA events coordinator. "Two ...

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  16. Land Trust faces deadline in beach purchaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 10 | Whidbey News-Times

    ... protect a rare stretch of accessible Whidbey beach. The Land Trust plans to own and manage the properties and Island County will simply acquire a conservation easement that removes all development rights and ensures permanent public beach access. ...

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  17. Washington bank robber may have placed hoax 911 call to buy time, police sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 9 | The Oregonian

    An Island County sheriff's officer says the man who robbed a bank on Washington's Whidbey Island may have also placed a hoax 911 call moments earlier to make a bogus report of a murder and divert officers' attention. KOMO-TV reports that Detective Ed Wallace says a masked man armed with a black handgun walked into a Wells Fargo branch in Clinton on Monday and demanded money from a teller.

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  18. Paratransit service cuts run deep on South End, meeting plannedRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 9 | South Whidbey Record

    ... said, "and people are really feeling isolated." Cheryn Weiser, the executive director of Senior Services of Island County, agreed. She said some people are also having trouble getting to senior center programs because of the cuts; about 16 of the 20 ...

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  19. Island County commissioner candidate Hannold to visit ClintonRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 9 | South Whidbey Record

    Rick Hannold, a District 3 candidate for Island County's board of commissioners, will be in Clinton later this month. The Camano Island Republican is scheduled for a meet and greet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept.

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  20. Phony 9-1-1 call preceded Clinton bankheist; ruse was used before, cops sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 9 | South Whidbey Record

    The Island County Sheriff's Office confirmed the bank was hit by a lone gunman. The suspect made off with an undisclosed amount of cash, and in an unusual move used a bank employee's vehicle as a getaway car.

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