From left, Costa Lavigne, Tanissa Lavigne, Marco Lavigne, Jill Peterson and Rand Stamm help form a chain of protesters encircling the Island County Jail Sunday. The Lavignes traveled from Lopez Island to protest the death of their friend, Keaton Farris.  - Jessie Stensland photo

Protest sheds light on Island County Jail failures

  • Jun 24, 2015 at 2:00PM

More than 250 people, many of them from Lopez Island, took part in the protest of the Island County Jail, where 25-year-old Keaton Farris died from dehydration in April. The protesters handed out water bottles.


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Flight operations scheduled at OLF June 29

  • Jan 10, 2014 at 1:00PM updated Jun 25, 2015 at 4:31PM

Field Carrier Landing Practice operations for aircraft stationed at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station are scheduled to occur at the Outlying Field in Coupeville, Wash., in the afternoon of Monday, June 29, 2015.

Cat reported stolen during vacation

  • Jun 24, 2015 at 5:00PM

The Coupeville Marshal's Office responded to the following calls.

Start date unknown for pending Madrona Way project

  • Jun 24, 2015 at 4:00PM

A start date for construction of Phase 1 of the Madrona Way Project is up in the air at this point.

Investigation shows death a result of ‘catastrophic’ failures at Island County Jail

  • Jun 24, 2015 at 2:00PM

“Catastrophic systemic failures” at the Island County Jail led to a 25-year-old man’s death from dehydration April 8, Island County Sheriff Mark Brown said.

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