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In the face of diminishing funding for state parks, local parks staff said they are having to get creative to keep parks running smoothly.
While researchers have discovered the virus causing millions of sea stars to die off, Whidbey islanders remain concerned.
Jack Ng started in the restaurant business as a dishwasher. Today, he’s the owner of China City’s two Whidbey Island locations in Freeland and Oak Harbor, and opened an off-island location in Mill Creek in July.
A plan to revamp Greenbank Farm and increase its economic viability won’t be considered by the Port of Coupeville until next year.
BEACH WATCHERS TO STAND ALONE: Group casts off university shackles to become independent organization
The Island County Beach Watchers are breaking free from Washington State University Extension, citing frustration with restrictive policies and conflicts in vision.
A burnt bag of popcorn caused a minor interruption of Wednesday’s public meeting discussing Navy testing and training in the Northwest.
Island County elected officials are getting a raise, but it appears some of them believe the commissioner-approved 2 percent increases are a “slap in the face.”
Island County leaders are trying to dissuade Skagit County from dumping them from a regional transportation planning board.
A class action suit has been filed against Windermere Real Estate and RE/MAX Acorn Properties that alleges the companies did not properly disclose the dangers of jet noise to homebuyers.
Island County Commissioner Jill Johnson reprimanded county Treasurer Ana Maria Nuñez at the end of Monday’s meeting over a perceived error on Camano Island tax statements.
Despite an ongoing debate about jet noise, particularly at Outlying Field Coupeville, residents expressed broad support at a forum on the possible installation of several additional P-8A squadrons at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station.
The sound of jet noise behind Wednesday’s 9/11 Memorial seemed appropriate to Capt. Mike Nortier, commanding officer of Whidbey Island Naval Air Station.
County leaders approved a continuation of the conservation futures levy recently at the same rate as last year despite resident support for a 1 percent increase.
U.S. Navy leaders want to purchase additional EA-18G Growlers and increase Electronic Attack Squadron size.
The Island County commissioners don’t always agree on how to approach the comprehensive plan update due next year, but all believe it needs as much public participation as possible.
On the street, Ray Conger is known as “The Mailman.” Someone driving by the Safeway parking lot entrance might recognize him as the guy who holds up signs with messages like, “I love you” and “smile.” Conger is part of a homeless population that more than doubled around 2012 and stayed that way.
Researchers search for tsunami evidence in two Whidbey Island locations have come up empty.
Those struggling financially on the island can find a free meal or groceries almost every day of the week on Whidbey Island.
Dorothy Bell’s recovery from a serious car crash many years ago gave her an adventurous spirit and an appreciation for life. And in keeping with that spirit, Bell lived out a dream Saturday when she jumped out of an airplane on her birthday.
A flag now flies in front of the county’s historic court house building on a pole that has been broken for more than 10 years.