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Coupeville man charged with DUI accident
Nov 21 2012, 9:52 AM
A 51-year-old Coupeville man was charged in an alleged August drinking-and-driving accident on North Whidbey that seriously injured a passenger, court documents indicate.
Prosecutors charged Philip W. Broderick in Island County Superior Court Nov. 8 with vehicular assault.
If convicted of the charge, he would face three to nine months in jail under the standard sentencing range.
Charges filed in pregnant assault
Nov 21 2012, 9:54 AM
A 32-year-old man is accused of kneeing his pregnant wife in the stomach, choking her and then holding a knife to her throat while they were camping at Deception Pass last month, according to court documents.
The suspect, 32-year-old Jason P. Boomer, pleaded not guilty in Island County Superior Court Nov. 5 to two counts of second-degree assault, a domestic violence crime.
Romney wants what’s best | Letters
Nov 21 2012, 9:58 AM
I am writing in response to my old swim coach being fired and after attending the board meeting at the senior center. I was very disappointed by how it was run, and how much disrespect there was from the board, because they were missing quite a few members.
I have been out of North Whidbey Aquatic Club for about three years now, Neil Romney was my only coach and I couldn’t have asked for a better one. He taught me things not only to use in the pool and at swim meets, but life lessons. I still use some of them to this day. Any kid working with Neil has been very lucky.
Why pay more for recycling in Island County | Letters
Nov 21 2012, 9:59 AM
I already recycle and have done so since I moved here. I do it for a few reasons, one of which is to keep my trash bill low.
Curbside recycling, let’s see here; I can pay $11 more a month for a service I neither need nor want and I’ll still have to take my glass to the recycle center.
Haugen falls victim to smear campaign | Letters
Nov 21 2012, 10:00 AM
At the close of this election season, the 10th Legislative District lost a longtime, stalwart leader when Mary Margaret Haugen was defeated. Sen. Haugen earned the bipartisan respect of the lawmakers she worked with over the years and the admiration of those who had the privilege of knowing her. It is sad that her service to the citizens ended without a well-deserved public acknowledgement of her unmatched dedication. It is especially disheartening that she was the target of an unwarranted and unprofessional smear campaign. It is not uncommon for challengers to deny culpability when a negative campaign is waged on their behalf. If a candidate has so little control over their own campaign tactics, how can we expect them to be effective in office?
Set marijuana prisoners free | Letters
Nov 21 2012, 10:01 AM
Now that the people have spoken and overwhelmingly approved the use of marijuana as a recreational drug, it is appropriate that the Washington State Attorney General should review those cases where individuals have been incarcerated for using it. Absent any other crime they should be released immediately.
Fall prep athletes receive letters, awards
Nov 21 2012, 10:01 AM
Oak Harbor and Coupeville high schools closed out the fall season by distributing letters and special awards to the Wildcat and Wolf athletes.
Hospice is a great resource
Nov 21 2012, 10:02 AM
November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, and today I am writing to remind all of us that there is an incredible resource in Skagit, Island, Snohomish and San Juan counties that provides comfort, dignity and respect to all those coping with a life-limiting illness — Hospice of the Northwest.
Hospice of the Northwest helps patients and families focus on living. The hospice team provides expert medical care that treats patients and people who love them with dignity and respect. The Hospice of the Northwest team provides care to people of all ages, with any illness. They provide this care wherever a patient calls home, like private residences, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and long term care centers.
Ferry named for famous Penn Cove orca
Nov 21 2012, 10:04 AM
One of the state’s newest ferries will have a connection to a noteworthy orca.
The Washington State Transportation Commission Tuesday approved the names for two 144-car ferries that are currently under construction. Those names are the Samish and the Tokitae, which is named after an orca whale that was captured in Penn Cove and currently an attraction at the Miami Seaquarium where the marine mammal is known as Lolita. She is the last survivor of the 45 southern resident orcas captured in the state in the 1960s and 1970s. The practice was banned in state waters in 1976.
Prosser resigns after 25 years on the North Whidbey park board
Nov 21 2012, 10:05 AM
One of Whidbey’s longest serving elected officials announced he is leaving his position.
Citing health reasons, North Whidbey Park and Recreation District Commissioner Harvey Prosser announced his resignation this week from the elected board.
“I’m trying to get well again and it’s not going well,” said Prosser, 84, who lives north of Oak Harbor.
He added that he is also losing some of his hearing and he isn’t able to understand words that aren’t spoken clearly.