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Judge dismisses Emerson lawsuit against Island County

  • May 28, 2011 at 9:00AM updated at 1:46PM

A one-of-a-kind lawsuit that Island County Commissioner Kelly Emerson and her husband brought against the county, two county employees and a former commissioner was dismissed Friday. The only issues remaining to be resolved are whether the Emersons will appeal and how much the county planning department will fine them.

Island County judge hurt in motorcycle crash

  • May 30, 2011 at 8:29AM

A judge for Island County District Court was injured when he hit a deer on Highway 20 just north of Coupeville Sunday morning.

UPDATE | Kwarsick announces candidacy in Langley mayor's race

  • Jun 1, 2011 at 2:29PM

Langley Planning Director Larry Kwarsick is running for mayor in the Village by the Sea. Kwarsick announced his candidacy for the mayor's job in Langley on Wednesday. He said he would run as a part-time mayor, for part-time pay.

Island County property rights chapter kicks off

  • Jun 8, 2011 at 10:00AM updated at 4:32PM

A new Island County chapter of a group dedicated to protecting property rights held its first meeting last Wednesday night at a Mexican restaurant in Oak Harbor.

Emerson unhappy with Island County committee choices

  • Jun 9, 2011 at 9:00AM

The Island County commissioners’ normally mundane task of appointing people to voluntary boards became a little more action-packed Monday morning. Commissioner Kelly Emerson, the sole Republican on the three-member board, was clamorously unhappy that she didn’t get to name anyone to the Water Resources Advisory Committee.

New ferry trails old in Admiralty crossings

  • Jun 14, 2011 at 1:38PM

Quarterly performance results for Washington State Ferries’ newest vessel, the $76.93 million Chetzemoka, may indicate that they really don’t make them like they used to.

Law allows toilets, trash cans back in the parks

  • Jun 15, 2011 at 11:00AM updated Jun 16, 2011 at 8:34AM

A change in state law will allow Island County officials to use a different method to pay for maintenance at county parks, which translate to a return of portable toilets and trash pickup to some South Whidbey parks.

Island County commissioner Emerson’s nemesis gets a raise

  • Jun 15, 2011 at 10:00AM updated Jun 16, 2011 at 8:34AM

One Island County commissioner sued the county’s planning director and now the other two commissioners have given him a raise. Commissioners Angie Homola and Helen Price Johnson voted to raise Planning Director Bob Pederson’s pay grade from an E-28 to an E-29.

Whidbey General Hospital ponders bond, merger

  • Jun 18, 2011 at 10:00AM updated Jun 20, 2011 at 6:21AM

Four weeks after voters rejected a $50 million expansion bond, somber leaders of Whidbey General Hospital are starting to plan for the future of the 40-year-old facility.

Barefoot Bandit is headed to Island County

  • Jun 17, 2011 at 2:00PM updated Jun 20, 2011 at 6:20AM

Colton Harris-Moore, the so-called Barefoot Bandit, could be sitting in Island County jail in Coupeville within a month or so. Harris-Moore, a 20-year-old former Camano Island resident, pleaded guilty to seven federal criminal charges Friday in U.S. District Court in Seattle. Island County Prosecutor Greg Banks said he expects Harris-Moore to be transferred to Island County to face state charges during the estimated three-month interval between plea and sentencing in federal court.

Oak Harbor mayor wants Freeland growth money

  • Jun 21, 2011 at 3:49PM

Disagreements between Island County and city of Oak Harbor officials over planning have turned into an all-out slugging match that the Western Washington Growth Management Hearings Board has been called on to referee. At the heart of the matter is this: Oak Harbor Mayor Jim Slowik believes that county officials are earmarking population growth and distributing money to Freeland at the expense of Oak Harbor.

Chumleigh vs. Kellzilla: Man protests county commissioner

  • Jun 21, 2011 at 3:53PM

A Camano Island man who’s upset with Island County Commissioner Kelly Emerson and her “Tea Party agenda” has coined a term he hopes will catch on. Kellzilla.

Early budget figures bring relief to Island County

  • Jun 24, 2011 at 9:00AM

For the first time in four years , Elaine Marlow delivered some good news about the county’s finances.

Island County park plan to set hunting, smoking policies

  • Jun 26, 2011 at 10:00AM updated Jun 29, 2011 at 8:32AM

The process of creating a plan to govern Island County parks has touched on two hot-button issues: hunting and smoking. Island County Public Works Director Bill Oakes recently went to the county commissioners to get guidance on how the new parks plan should address the two concerns. As a result of the commissioners’ counsel, residents can expect smoking restrictions in a handful of county parks and a slight change in hunting rules.

Island County wants Emerson to pay its lawyer fees

  • Jun 25, 2011 at 10:00AM

Island County Commissioner Kelly Emerson’s legal battle against Island County may become even more expensive for her. The attorney representing Island County is asking a judge to force Emerson and her husband to pay the county’s cost of defending against the couple’s lawsuit. The county’s current tab for legal defense is $35,915.

Bail set at $10 million for fugitive in Freeland murder

  • Jun 28, 2011 at 3:48PM

Flanked by two sheriff’s deputies, accused killer James “Jim” Huden made his first appearance in an Island County courtroom Tuesday after nearly eight years on the run.

Second ferry added to Coupeville-Port Townsend route in time for holiday weekend

  • Jun 28, 2011 at 5:07PM

Two-boat service will return to the Coupeville (Keystone)-Port Townsend route in time for the Fourth of July holiday weekend, state ferry officials announced Tuesday.

Nichols Brothers Boat Builders looks at expanding to Oak Harbor

  • Jun 29, 2011 at 1:05PM

Nichols Brothers Boat Builders is looking at expanding its operations into Oak Harbor.

Newest ferry restores Port Townsend-to-Coupeville route

  • Jul 1, 2011 at 3:04PM

After nearly four years, two-boat service has been restored on the Port Townsend-to-Coupeville ferry route.

County commissioners consider night meetings

  • Jul 3, 2011 at 9:00AM

Island County commissioners may become night owls every so often.

Island County road patching is prelude to paving

  • Jul 6, 2011 at 10:00AM

The road construction season is underway in Island County, which means drivers can expect delays, the summertime smell of hot asphalt and, in the end, smoother roads. Work crews are busy preparing the base, surface, and roadside for 26 miles of roads that will be resurfaced this summer as part of the county’s paving and oiling program.

More than 3,000 Whidbey Island kids seek mental health help

  • Jul 6, 2011 at 10:00AM updated at 12:35PM

Jhonas Burke went through misery that’s shockingly common for teenagers on happy Whidbey Island and elsewhere across the nation. He was so depressed that there were times when he wanted to die. He felt like an outcast, an outsider. Thoughts ran like a freight train through his head, but he had no one to share them with. He’s a smart kid, but he was falling behind in classes at Oak Harbor High School.

Clinton resident arrested in slaying of Bellingham woman | UPDATE

  • Jul 9, 2011 at 10:05AM

A frantic police search across South Whidbey ended Thursday evening in the arrest of a Clinton woman wanted in the killing of a Bellingham woman earlier this week.

Huden enters 'not guilty' plea on first-degree murder charge

  • Jul 11, 2011 at 2:57PM

James "Jim" Huden entered a plea of "not guilty" in the first-degree murder of Russel A. Douglas of Langley during a brief court appearance Monday in Island County Superior Court.

Whidbey General Hospital to try again in February

  • Jul 12, 2011 at 12:38PM

Hospital leaders hope the second time is the charm. Whidbey General Hospital commissioners Monday evening approved a Feb. 14, 2012, date to send another bond proposal to voters for the same $50 million previously rejected. Proceeds would fund expansion of the hospital’s Coupeville campus.

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