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Freeland medical pot shop sees growing demand

  • Oct 25, 2012 at 12:00PM

Whidbey Island’s only storefront medical-marijuana cooperative opened five months ago, and business has been steadily increasing. Now serving about 400 patients, the founder of this nonprofit cooperative says it provides socially responsible and legal access to medicinal cannabis for patients suffering from terminal or debilitating medical conditions.

Guild weaves Uncommon Threads together

  • Oct 25, 2012 at 12:00PM

“I just love walking into the Uncommon Threads event on the first day,” said weaver Linda LaMay of Clinton. “Uncommon Threads” is Whidbey Weavers Guild annual event that will be held Friday and Saturday, Nov. 2-3 at Greenbank Farm’s big red barn.

Hansen hired as new Examiner editor

  • Oct 25, 2012 at 12:00PM

Megan Hansen has been named editor of The Whidbey Examiner and The Whidbey News-Times. Hansen spent the past four years as assistant editor of the Nisqually Valley News in Yelm. “I’m excited to have Megan join our team,” said Kasia Pierzga, publisher of the News-Times, the Examiner and The South Whidbey Record.

Community Calendar

  • Oct 24, 2012 at 1:19PM

The following are some events happening on Whidbey. Here is your chance to learn a new skill, meet new people or just have fun!

Editorials: Keep Price Johnson, Homola on county board; No on charter schools; Yes on marijuana regulation

  • Oct 25, 2012 at 1:00PM

Keep Price Johnson, Homola on county board; No on charter schools; Yes on marijuana regulation

Ferries honored for successful fuel conservation program

  • Oct 24, 2012 at 1:03PM

A highly skilled team of state employees has been recognized this year for its innovative work to conserve fuel and save the state of Washington more than $700,000 per year.

South Whidbey Fire/EMS pushes for lid lift

  • 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.

Archaeology Day is Sunday

  • Oct 25, 2012 at 1:00PM

Island County Historical Museum will host Archaeology Day from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28 at the museum, 908 NW Alexander St., Coupeville and from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Coupeville Library, 788 NW Alexander St.

Mystery, history, jazz

  • Oct 24, 2012 at 12:59PM

The Penn Cove Players promise to make the frightening exciting at the upcoming production of Postcards from Whidbey Island. “Halloween Mystery, History and Jazz” will be presented at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 and 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28 at the Coupeville High School Performing Arts Center.

Road rage and an annoying weed eater

  • Oct 25, 2012 at 12:00PM

Recent reports from the Coupeville Town Marshal’s Office

Applicants needed for Housing Authority Board

  • Oct 25, 2012 at 12:00PM

The Island County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants to fill a term on the Island County Housing Authority Board that expires on Dec. 6.

Long dry spell ends with hail and funnel cloud

  • Oct 25, 2012 at 12:00PM

A quick slide into fall and winter started on Oct. 13. We knew it was coming, but most of us were surprised it took so long to arrive. Starting July 24, Coupeville experienced drought conditions with only about 0.2 inches of rain – the same amount we received on the day the drought ended.

Green leads Kings to down Wolves

  • Oct 25, 2012 at 12:00PM

For the King’s football team, Green means go. Behind quarterback Billy Green, the No. 1-ranked Knights flew by Coupeville 51-7 Friday, Oct. 19, at Mickey Clark Field. Green, who will play for Brigham Young University next year, passed for 313 yards and four touchdowns (58, 5, 40 and 24 yards).

District 1 candidates reveal a study in contrasts

  • 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.

Differences stark in District 2 Commissioner race

  • 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.

Math a challenge for Lauderdale

  • Oct 25, 2012 at 12:00PM

So Jeff Lauderdale’s campaign website states that “logic and science must be applied to all of the challenges” we’re facing. Apparently, Lauderdale’s version of “logic and science” doesn’t include facts and elementary math.

Voter excited about Johnson

  • Oct 25, 2012 at 12:00PM

I am so excited to put in writing my support for Jill Johnson. Having been a part of the local business community for over 30 years, I have had the opportunity to experience many positive changes and visions for our community. I’ve seen Jill’s leadership, energy, knowledge, experience and passion while working with the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce. I know she will use these wonderful qualities toward making a difference as an Island County Commissioner.

Voter tired of political “dirt”

  • Oct 25, 2012 at 12:00PM

Political dirt poured out of my Whidbey Island mailbox last weekend, in the form of hit pieces denouncing State Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen from something called the “Good Government Leadership Council” in Centralia. Candidate Barbara Bailey has to bear responsibility for these disgusting attack flyers that are so clearly disrespectful, no matter what party you claim as yours. There are no issues here, just attacks. Aren’t we tired of this? This is trash mail from the state Senate Republican PAC!

Keep Haugen at the helm

  • Oct 25, 2012 at 12:00PM

That Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen laid the wood to those Marine Union members whom she felt were chiseling the public is a tribute to the honesty and impartiality of this conscientious public servant. Capt. Haugen has run a tight ship for 20 years. Keep her at the helm.

Restoration plan is risky

  • Oct 25, 2012 at 12:00PM

Angie Homola’s Swan Lake Preservation Group wants to use Island County’s Shoreline “Restoration” plan to turn Boss/Swan Lake into a body of salt water, thus moving Puget Sound inland and seriously risking salt water intrusion into the fresh water wells of residents living in the vicinity of West Beach, including the area just south of where the Navy has just started drawing fresh water from wells to water the Navy Golf Course.

Top-down control will destroy our society

  • Oct 25, 2012 at 12:00PM

At a recent candidate forum, Island County Commissioner Price Johnson remarked that the Clean Water Utility tax had been crafted to mitigate previous cuts to the Law and Justice budget. The taxing utility was enacted administratively without a consenting vote by the citizens under the authority of RCW 36.89.080. That law dealt with storm water control, and monies could be “used only for” control measures.

We need a change in our commissioners

  • Oct 25, 2012 at 12:00PM

I have read glowing editorials and letters to the editor in the South Whidbey Record, the Whidbey Examiner, and the Whidbey News Times about our current Island County commissioners. One element of their tenure as commissioners that is not mentioned in these opinions is the fact that, through their actions, our current commissioners have not represented the land owners/property-tax payers. These folks are the majority of their constituents.

Haugen listens to the concerns of the people

  • Oct 25, 2012 at 12:00PM

I have known Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen for 37 years. We have worked together on education issues during all these years. I have gone to Mary Margaret for support for education bills and laws many times. She has always stepped up to the plate to support the local school district and its students.

You, too, can become a weather watcher

  • Oct 18, 2012 at 8:00AM updated Oct 19, 2012 at 10:04AM

WSU Island County Extension already has plenty of weather data volunteers, but there’s another group looking for more amateur meteorologists: the nonprofit Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network, a nationwide volunteer organization that recently expanded to include Canada. NOAA and the National Science Foundation are major sponsors of the network.

Nationally-renown speaker to get 'Radical' on Whidbey parents

  • Oct 19, 2012 at 10:01AM

CNN columnist and popular teen-lifestyles and family advice author Vanessa Van Petten will offer Whidbey Island parents tips on understanding the world of teenagers, when she speaks at 7 p.m., Oct. 23 at South Whidbey High School. The event is free and open to the public, and it is co-sponsored by the Readiness to Learn Foundation and the Langley Middle School Parent Teacher Association. The South Whidbey School District is hosting the event.

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