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Sanctuary, relocation, ‘cruelty’ pondered by Langley rabbit group

Finding a way to address the concerns of property owners in Langley has remained as challenging as trying to catch the rascally rabbits at the heart of the citywide issue.

How to get your Christmas, holiday fix on South Whidbey | CORRECTED

Plenty of people say the holidays bring with them a busy time of family, friends, gatherings and parties.

Mo’s Pub to pour its last pint Sunday

Mo’s Pub and Eatery in Langley will pour its last pint and serve its final plate of fish and chips this weekend.

Clinton Community Council searches for downtown leaders

Finding new leaders to champion the once-neglected causes of Clinton is becoming a paramount task for a group of volunteers committed to creating a voice for the unincorporated area.

Decision on planning director’s employment likely to come Monday

The fate of Michael Davolio’s position as Langley’s planning chief may be decided next week.

Finding reflection, quiet with Langley holiday concert

Early sunsets, cool temperatures and the holiday spirit are working together with musicians Sheila Weidendorf and Mathew Habib to create a quiet, contemplative Christmas concert.

FBI raids Clinton home, business

FBI agents served a warrant at a private residence and a longtime business in Clinton on Thursday morning, surprising neighbors and sparking questions about the nature of the raids.

Langley son rolling steady with Seattle radio gig

Running a major radio station’s evening programs is a lifestyle for South Whidbey son Zach Van Lue.

Crowd braves frigid temps for Lighting of Langley, holiday season start

The freezing temperatures were just right for Santa Claus to roll into town on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle for the Lighting of Langley ceremony Saturday.

Langley mayor-elect begins transition work | CORRECTED

Tim Callison, Langley's incoming mayor, is already preparing for the office. Election results were certified Tuesday, Nov. 24. Callison led Sharon Emerson 297-262, a difference of 35 votes. Since gaining a lead in the Nov. 3 general election, Callison has taken preliminary steps to assume mayoral duties from Mayor Fred McCarthy, who did not seek re-election after serving for nearly three and a half years.

Rear-ended driver sent to hospital with ‘minor’ injuries after Highway 525, Scott Road crash

The driver of a Subaru Outback station wagon was sent to Whidbey General Hospital after being rear ended by the driver of a Ford truck on Monday morning.

Need for support remains at Good Cheer Food Bank

Numbers have held steady over 2014 so far this year at the Good Cheer Food Bank, which means the need is just the same as its record high.

Building a better bike outfit—for women, by women on Whidbey Island

When Lisa McDermott and Mary Dettrich first began cycling, they were at a loss for finding a good fit.

South Whidbey stores ready for small business boon

Gennie Martin knows she opened her store, It’s Raining Art & Supplies in Langley, at a challenging time — just after the summer and a couple of months before the winter holidays.

City to pay thousands to fix Second Street mistake in Langley

Another Second Street redo is in the works for Langley.

“The Nutcracker,” where Whidbey Island dancers make beauty, grace, snowflakes, mice, and rehearsal look effortless

Beauty, power, grace, elegance and speed: the list of ways to describe the company of Whidbey Island Dance Theatre goes on while a select group of dancers rehearsed.

Langley planning director’s future remains uncertain

Almost a month after being placed on paid administrative leave, the employment status of Langley’s planning director remains uncertain.

Warming center opens in Langley

The only warming center available on South Whidbey finally opened Thursday, a year after announcing its intention to open and in the midst of widespread power outages across Whidbey Island.

Wind storm knocks out power, delays ferries, blocks roads across Whidbey Island

A monstrous wind storm swept across the Puget Sound region Tuesday, leaving 900 locations in need of repairs and more than 200,000 homes without power.

2 percent utility increases set for Langley in 2016

Without much further discussion and little public participation at a public hearing Monday night, the Langley City Council approved a 2 percent increase for utility services in 2016.