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Early release approved for man who raped, killed Stanwood girl in 1997
David Dodge was 17 when he murdered Ashley Jones, 12, at random. He was sentenced to 50 years.
Camano man convicted of first-degree murder in Everett park shooting
Kyle Caperoon is the last of three defendants to be convicted in James Scannell’s death in 2020 at Langus Riverfront Park.
Stanwood-Camano School Board seeks applicants for vacancy
Ken Christoferson, the district’s longest serving board member, resigned on Dec. 6.
Shavers wins by narrow margin as Dems flip seat in 10th District
Democrat Clyde Shavers won by 211 votes against incumbent state Rep. Greg Gilday. It’s close enough for a recount.
Shavers holds 189-vote lead on Gilday in race still too close to call
Shavers, a Democrat, is looking to unseat Gilday, a first-term GOP lawmaker. The outcome could be clear in Wednesday’s tally.
Island County sheriff’s sergeant accused of drugging, raping women
Investigators believe Sgt. John Nieder mixed a date rape drug into drinks of two women before sexually assaulting them.
In Whidbey swing district, Democratic challenger aims to repeat primary win
Incumbent Greg Gilday and Clyde Shavers are in a tight, heated race for state House to serve Whidbey, Camano and the Stanwood area.
Island County settles sexual harassment lawsuit with deputy
The county will pay Deputy Mike Adrian a total of $105,000.
A local board game made of mushrooms? Sure, sounds fungi
A Stanwood trio plans to launch their first board game, using fungi and recycled materials to teach about Borneo rainforests.
In ‘emergency acquisition,’ 226 acres of Whidbey Island’s farmland, forest saved
The beachside Keystone Preserve, south of Coupeville, is the Whidbey Camano Land Trust’s largest purchase at $9.1 million.
Camano Island to get new transmission line — and fewer power outages
It’ll be the second transmission line on the island. It should help keep the lights on during windstorms.
First-ever Pride celebrations draw hundreds in north county
“We didn’t expect this could happen here,” said Sall Hutson, 76. “In little towns a long time ago, you could hardly come out at all.”
School levies failing in Marysville, Stanwood-Camano, Lakewood
Granite Falls and Sultan were passing their levies. And in Mill Creek, voters approved joining South County Fire.
Man charged in fatal shooting outside pool hall near Everett
Prosecutors charged Octaviano Vera-Hernandez Jr. with first-degree murder in Damien Navarro’s death last month.
Schools eye fixes to leaky roofs, aging boilers, old tech
The Lakewood and Stanwood-Camano districts are seeking voter approval for capital projects and technology needs.
Dead gray whale on Camano Island beach to stay put for months
The death is the latest in an ongoing unusual mortality event for gray whales. This one appeared to be malnourished.
McClinchy Mile Bike Ride back after two-year pandemic hiatus
Cyclists new and experienced can find a route between 15 and 50 miles in Camano Island and Stanwood.
Camano Island woman dies in head-on crash
The 76-year-old woman was driving south on E Camano Drive when she crossed the center line, according to the state patrol.
Voters to act on school funding measures, fire district annexation
Granite Falls, Marysville, Stanwood and Sultan all suffered levy defeats in February. They’ll try again April 26.
Gray whale beached on Camano
Officials said they would perform a necropsy Saturday. The species is experiencing an “unusual mortality event.”