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Island County commissioners plan night meetings
Mar 01 2013, 2:58 PM
As soon as this month, one of Island County’s weekly board meetings will be held during the evening.
According to Commission Chairwoman Helen Price Johnson, there is board agreement to start the commissioner’s fourth Monday meeting of the month at 6 p.m. It currently begins at 2 p.m.
The idea is to facilitate community input by providing more options for residents who may not be able to get to board’s daytime meetings, most of which begin in the morning.
Whidbey Sonar technician finally able to say that he won big on The Price Right
Mar 01 2013, 3:32 PM
Brandon Lewis can finally reveal his big secret.
For nearly two months, he kept his lips sealed around co-workers at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station. He was able to tell them he was on a game show, but couldn’t say how he fared. Loose lips could jeopardize his agreement.
But Wednesday morning, that all changed when The Price is Right aired his episode, revealing that Lewis not only appeared on the game show, he won the grand prize.
We need to support upcoming veterans legislation | Sound Off
Mar 01 2013, 3:26 PM
Since leaving office I have been traveling to Olympia working on passing two bills. One is for the State Building Code Council to provide better tools for Washingtonians to meet energy reduction requirements and to pay for jurisdiction training and cost/ benefit analysis on construction codes.
The other, which I will detail here, is a continuation of unfinished business to help indigent veterans, a bill former Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen prime sponsored in 2012, and which died in the Senate.
The fuse to the climate bomb | Letters
Mar 01 2013, 3:23 PM
The president is about to make possibly the most important decision in history: whether to approve the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline, which would connect the Alberta Tar Sands to refineries owned by the Koch brothers in Texas.
According to one of the world’s leading climatologists, NASA’s James Hansen, the tar sands are a “climate bomb” which if allowed to reach its full potential means “game over for the climate.” The XL pipeline is the fuse to that bomb. It is critical to our future that this bomb not go off. The fossil fuel industry has spent $146 million convincing the public to ignore this issue. Unfortunately, they did not convince the forces of nature. Prevention is no longer an option. With 394ppm of CO2 in the atmosphere we are in phase two of the CO2 Crisis: Mitigation and Adaptation.
North Whidbey Middle School eighth-graders offer a glimpse of their culture
Mar 01 2013, 3:36 PM
North Whidbey Middle School eighth-graders shared a little bit of themselves Wednesday night.
Dozens of middle schoolers crammed into the gym Wednesday for the second-annual Culture Night.
Their presentations highlighting everything from their ancestry to a favorite activity and how that affects their family.
Island County commissioners set to quash gun ban petitions
Mar 01 2013, 3:10 PM
A controversial proposal to establish a petition process and other requirements for establishing shooting bans in rural parts of Island County may be put down for good next week.
Island County commissioners tabled the explosive issue last year, but will rehash the plan again Wednesday, March 6. The meeting begins at 11 a.m. and will be held in the commissioner’s hearing room, 6 N.E. Sixth St. in Coupeville.
Front loader stolen from Goldie Street location | Oak Harbor Scanner
Mar 01 2013, 3:06 PM
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Suspect arrested in Coupeville's Prairie Perk burglary
Mar 03 2013, 1:08 PM
Detectives with the Island County Sheriff’s Office arrested one suspect and are looking for another in the break-in of a Coupeville coffee stand Feb. 19.
Detective Ed Wallace said the juvenile suspect, a Coupeville boy, is facing a burglary charge in Juvenile Court.
The boy was visible entering the Prairie Perks stand in a surveillance video, according to the detective.
Listening to voices from within can be the most soothing | Faithful Living
Mar 01 2013, 3:39 PM
He was a bold man who first ate an oyster.
-- Jonathan Swift
“Be bold! Be daring!” has been my husband’s mantra to me throughout our 31 years of marriage. But such encouragement started long before that. If I think way back I recall Matt calling out those words from a floating dock. We were just kids and attending summer camp on Catalina Island, off the coast of California. Water was a restricted commodity back then and if you wanted to wash your hair it had to be done in the Pacific Ocean. I wasn’t at all sure about that plan, but I recall Matt holding up a small bottle of shampoo while treading water, out by that dock.
“I’ll rinse it for you. Swim on out here and go for it!”
Roommate accused of ID theft in Island County
Mar 01 2013, 3:16 PM
A 20-year-old man is accused of stealing a laptop, video games, a gold ring and a wallet from a roommate he met through a roommate-finder website, court documents state.
On Feb. 21, Island County prosecutors charged Phillip D. Sistrunk, currently an Everett resident, with identity theft in the second degree, two counts of theft in the second degree, malicious mischief in the third degree and obstructing a law enforcement officer.