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14 hrs ago | Whidbey News-Times

Treasurer candidates discuss accuracy, work ethic

Candidates challenging incumbent Island County Treasurer Ana Maria NuA ez said they can do a better job handling the county's money.

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18 hrs ago | South Whidbey Record

Langley cop's 'arch nemesis' accused of pooch trafficking

A 23-year-old homeless man who recently led South Whidbey cops on a foot chase through Langley may end up behind bars in a state prison for trying to sell a poodle that belonged to someone else, court documents allege.

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Related Topix: Langley, WA, State Prisons, Prison

20 hrs ago | Whidbey News-Times

Starfish deaths puzzling experts

This map shows the locations on Whidbey and Camano islands where apparently diseased starfish have been discovered.

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Related Topix: Camano, WA, Olympic National Park, US National Parks, UC Santa Cruz

Tue Jul 29, 2014

HeraldNet

Distinct voices in House contest

Rep. Dave Hayes, R-Camano Island, faces three challengers in his bid to keep a seat in the Washington State House of Representatives.

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Related Topix: US News, Snohomish County, WA, Skagit County, WA, Oak Harbor, WA, Langley, WA

Mon Jul 28, 2014

HeraldNet

Island County: We need Nunez to stay as treasurer

Feel strongly about something? Share it with the community by writing a letter to the editor.

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Related Topix: Everett, WA, Opinion

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Examiner.com

Habitat Stores in Freeland and Oak Harbor:Quality used furniture & appliances

"If you haven't been to the Freeland Habitat Store lately, you are missing out on a variety of new and used building supplies at great prices," says store manager, Corinne Rouse-Kay.

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Related Topix: Camano Island, WA

Sat Jul 26, 2014

South Whidbey Record

Three treasurer candidates to face off in primary

Candidates running against Island County Treasurer Ana Maria Nunez say they can do a better job handling the county's money.

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South Whidbey Record

Dying starfish stump experts

The pisaster starfish, known officially as a "seastar," has the traditional five limbs and comes in a wide variety of colors.

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Related Topix: Camano, WA, Olympic National Park, US National Parks, UC Santa Cruz

Whidbey News-Times

Young kayakers rescued at Deception Pass

Two instructors took their class of 12-year-olds and temporarily lost sight of them "due to whatever reason," according to Ed Wallace from the Island County Sheriff's Department.

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South Whidbey Record

Sound Off | Bluff stabilization is a Langley responsibility

Please address a solution to the separate and serious landslides on Wharf Street in 2013.

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Related Topix: Langley, WA, Snohomish County, WA, Oso, WA, Opinion

Whidbey News-Times

Unconventional 10th District candidates challenge party favorites

Two candidates backed by their respective parties are being challenged by party outsiders in the race for state representative, position 2 in the 10th Legislative District.

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Related Topix: US News, Oak Harbor, WA, Guns, US Politics, Barack Obama, Education Etc.

HeraldNet

Island County: Jacks' experience makes perfect fit

I pray that people will do their homework and research who they are voting for. If you look at Karla Jacks you will see she is the obvious choice for Island County Commissioner No.

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Related Topix: Camano Island, WA, Oklahoma City University, Camano, WA, Stanwood, WA, Opinion

Fri Jul 25, 2014

South Whidbey Record

Shoddy accounting results in transit staff cuts, service reduction

A total of 24 employees will be laid off, Saturday bus service is being cancelled and five routes will be eliminated or changed due to financial problems uncovered at Island Transit.

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Related Topix: Coupeville, WA

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Whidbey News-Times

Island County commissioners clash over island-wide bike trail

Island County Board of Commissioners voted 2-1 to remove phase II of the Freeland trail project during Monday's regular session.

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Related Topix: Freeland, WA

Tue Jul 22, 2014

South Whidbey Record

Island County Fair Association gets $30,000 for maintenance from county

Island County commissioners approved $30,000 for maintenance of the Island County Fairgrounds Monday, but management of the property remains uncertain.

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South Whidbey Record

Four to face off in primary for state office

Two candidates who have the support of their respective parties are being challenged by party outsiders in the race for state representative, position 2 in the state's 10th Legislative District.

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Related Topix: Camano, WA, Oak Harbor, WA, US News, Guns, US Politics, Barack Obama

South Whidbey Record

Prominent South Whidbey business burglarized

Police are on the hunt for a commercial burglar on South Whidbey, and though they have a suspect in mind, the thief remains at large.

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Related Topix: Freeland, WA, Clinton, WA

Sat Jul 19, 2014

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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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

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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