New laws for vehicle licenses

  • Dec 18, 2014 at 1:00PM

Two laws enacted in 2014 will soon affect vehicle license renewals. Beginning Jan. 1, 2015, ESHB 1129 will make vehicle transactions subject to a $5 licensing service fee on vehicle registration renewals and a $12 service fee on title transfers.


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Orcas man to serve 48 days for meth possession

  • Dec 17, 2014 at 7:00AM updated at 9:05AM

An Orcas Island man, asleep on the library lawn in mid-October with methamphetamine in his pocket, was ordered to serve 48 days in jail on the heels of a second felony conviction in a little over a year.

Missing boater, tampered mailbox, oyster trespass | Sheriff's Log

  • Dec 16, 2014 at 4:43PM

Deputies and a dive team assisted the U.S. Coast Guard with a search for a missing boater. A boat was found crashed onto rocks near Cape Saint Mary, Lopez Island. The boat operator, a 50-year-old Bremerton man, is missing.

Real estate stats from Northwest Multiple Listing Service

  • Dec 16, 2014 at 7:00AM

According to the Northwest Multiple Listing Service’s active listing report of residential and condominium units for San Juan County, there were a total of 25 new listings for October compared to 27 in 2013. New listings so far for the entire year were 510 in October, which is 41 more than last year.

'Hush house' for Growlers backed by Larsen, Murray

  • Dec 15, 2014 at 9:44AM

The amount of noise emanating from Whidbey Island's fleet of navy jets may be muffled to a significant degree if navy officials heed a request of two senior members of the Washington state's congressional delegation.

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