Whidbey firefighters battle fires in Eastern Washington

  • Aug 26, 2015 at 4:00AM updated Aug 27, 2015 at 1:29PM

Four Whidbey Island firefighters are battling “violent fire activity” in Eastern Washington until at least the end of this week.


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Rollover accident snarls traffic at Deception Pass | Update

  • Aug 26, 2015 at 8:00PM updated Aug 27, 2015 at 9:21AM

Emergency responders were called to Deception Pass Bridge this evening for a report of a car that flipped over with occupants trapped inside.

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Island County prosecutor recuses himself from jail death review

  • Aug 26, 2015 at 5:18PM

Island County Prosecutor Greg Banks announced today that he no longer believes he is the right person to review the April death of Keaton Farris in the Coupeville Jail. In a released statement, Banks said to avoid any perceptions of a conflict of interest that he has requested Whatcom County Prosecuting Attorney Dave McEachran perform the review on behalf of his office.

Prosecutor asks for $532,000 increase in budget for 2016

  • Aug 26, 2015 at 7:00AM

The county’s prosecuting attorney is seeking 2016 budget hikes far higher than those of some other departments, according to documents presented to the Board of Island County Commissioners this week and last during budget workshops.

Navy to conduct oil spill disaster exercise in Crescent Harbor

  • Aug 26, 2015 at 4:00AM

The U.S. Navy will conduct a day-long major oil spill exercise in Crescent Harbor on Thursday, Aug. 27, with other federal, state and local government organizations.

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