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- Jul 29, 2015 at 4:00PM
The Port of Coupeville, after having been in negotiation with the Greenbank Farm Management Group for more than one year has come to a point of impasse.
- Jul 29, 2015 at 4:06PM
In memory of the nearly 40 Southern Resident orcas captured in Washington state, and the 13 orcas killed during the captures, and in honor of Lolita, or Tokitae, the sole survivor, Orca Network is sponsoring several events to commemorate the 45th anniversary of the 1970 Penn Cove Orca Capture on Saturday, Aug. 8.
- Jul 29, 2015 at 5:00PM
Ah! Thank you, Port of Coupeville commissioners. Finally, you have shown your true nature; blatant tyranny, clear collusion and hit and run tactics.
- Jul 29, 2015 at 3:00PM updated Jul 30, 2015 at 1:24PM
During the course of Saturday’s Renaissance at the Farm festivities, attendees had the opportunity to learn from and observe a number of entertaining and educational presenters.
- Aug 21, 2012 at 3:22PM
Karen Koschak has left retirement behind to guide the Coupeville School District as its interim superintendent for the next year as it searches for a permanent chief.
- Sep 27, 2012 at 9:00AM
The League of Women Voters of Whidbey Island and Sno-Isle Libraries will host a series of candidate forums for the upcoming general election. Candidates fro State Senate, State Legislature Positions 1 and 2 and County Commissioner Districts 1 and 2.
- Sep 27, 2012 at 10:00AM
Rob McKenna, Washington state Attorney General and Republican candidate for governor, will make a campaign stop in Oak Harbor later this month. He will by at Angelo’s Caffé, 670 SE Pioneer Way, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29.
- Oct 3, 2012 at 10:58AM
The League of Women Voters of Whidbey Island will host several candidate forums. The first features candidates vying for Island County and state elected office and begins at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 4, at the Oak Harbor Elks Lodge, 155 NE Ernst Street.
- Oct 11, 2012 at 10:00AM updated Oct 15, 2012 at 10:16AM
The reapportionment of the 10th Legislative District left it much as it was before – a swing district evenly divided between Republican and Democratic voters. The race to fill the open House seat in the 10th features two civil servants from opposing parties.
- Oct 11, 2012 at 10:00AM
Melissa Ferris, manager of the Washington State Department of Natural Resources Derelict Vessel Removal Program, has been honored for her leadership of the department’s response to the sinking and retrieval of the vessel Deep Sea in Penn Cove earlier this year.
- Oct 11, 2012 at 9:00AM updated Oct 15, 2012 at 10:16AM
It wasn’t even a close call for U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen. He’s in favor of the proposed Cherry Point coal terminal in Bellingham for one reason – jobs. “Jobs are the driving force behind my whole campaign,” says the 2nd Congressional District Democrat who is seeking a seventh term in the House.
- Oct 17, 2012 at 3:00PM updated Oct 18, 2012 at 9:24AM
Check your mailbox! If you are a registered voter in Island County, your ballot is on its way and should arrive within the next day or two. Approximately 46,000 General Election ballots were mailed out by Island County Auditor Sheilah Crider on Wednesday, Oct. 17.
- Oct 18, 2012 at 8:00AM updated at 11:57AM
For the first time in two decades, state Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen faces an uphill battle against an election opponent who can match her both in campaign dollars and name recognition. The 10th Legislative District Democrat was bested by 5 percentage points in the August primary election by Republican state Rep. Barbara Bailey. They were the only candidates on the primary ballot. The race is one of three Senate contests statewide that could tilt control of that body to Republicans. Bailey, 68, has made that prospect a centerpiece of her campaign.
- Oct 25, 2012 at 12:00PM
The tension between the two candidates vying to represent North Whidbey residents on the Board of Island County Commissioners started before either of them ran for public office. The city of Oak Harbor was considering a measure that would have lead to a large development on the south end of the city.
- Oct 25, 2012 at 12:00PM
Who to choose? Political newcomer Jeff Lauderdale or incumbent Island County Commissioner Helen Price Johnson couldn’t be more different in their views about how Island County government should be run. Lauderdale, a Republican, believes the board’s priorities are askew, that in a time when revenue is scarce, law and justice needs should be satisfied above all else.
- Oct 24, 2012 at 1:02PM
South Whidbey Fire/EMS has a 15-cent levy lid lift on the November General Election ballot to support its volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician program. If passed, this would be the first voter-approved funding increase for the fire district in 23 years.
- Nov 1, 2012 at 12:11PM
In what has chalked up as one of the friendliest races of the year, 10th Legislative District incumbent Norma Smith is defending the Position 1 seat from challenger Aaron Simpson. Smith, R-Clinton, has held the seat since her appointment in late 2007. A former writer and operations manager for a communications firm, Smith’s political achievements include terms on the South Whidbey School Board and six years as special assistant to the late Congressman Jack Metcalf. By comparison, Simpson, a Democrat from Langley, is a political newcomer with no experience in public office.
- Nov 1, 2012 at 12:13PM
Meridian defeated the Coupeville football team 34-6 in a two-quarter mini-game at Blaine High School Tuesday in a district tournament play-in contest. The loss eliminated the Wolves (2-7) from postseason play, setting up a game Friday or Saturday with Chimacum (4-5) in Port Townsend in a matchup of two teams who did not make the playoffs. The starting time has not been determined. Meridian went 70 yards in 13 plays, converting a fourth down along the way, on the game’s opening possession to go up 7-0.
- Nov 7, 2012 at 12:00PM updated at 3:13PM
Island County residents elected some new faces, while keeping some familiar ones during Tuesday’s General Election. It appears that the partisan balance of the Board of Island County Board of Commissioners will shift with one of two Democratic commissioners losing in the Nov. 6 election, according to initial ballot results.
- Nov 28, 2012 at 10:04AM
About 2,700 Puget Sound Energy customers around Coupeville lost power for about an hour Wednesday morning.
- Dec 12, 2012 at 3:24PM
The Island County Sheriff's Office is holding a public meeting in Coupeville Thursday, Dec. 20 to discuss a Level 3 sex offender who's moving back to the community.
- Dec 17, 2012 at 10:11AM
Powerful winds and high tides today forced the closure of several roads on Whidbey Island and disrupted service on the Port Townsend-to-Coupeville ferry route.
- Jan 30, 2013 at 3:12PM
Coupeville town officials jumped into action today to evaluate and hopefully slow a section of eroding bluff along Front Street. The bank, located between North Kinney and North Gould Streets, began sloughing off onto the beach earlier this month and the sidewalk in the area began to sag toward the beach.
- Feb 25, 2013 at 5:05PM
Two Coupeville men were rescued by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew today after their small boat was caught by strong winds and pushed out of Penn Cove and into Puget Sound. The two men, and their dog, were hoisted to safety amidst 46-mph winds and six to seven-foot seas. No one was injured but all three were dropped off at Whidbey General Hospital.
- Mar 27, 2013 at 11:00AM updated Mar 29, 2013 at 2:44PM
An enormous landslide in Ledgewood this morning has severely damaged at least one home and impacted more than 30 others. The slide occurred in the Central Whidbey Community at about 4 a.m. Hundreds of feet of earth sloughed off from the bluff above Driftwood Way, destroying much of the road and knocking one home off its foundation.