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Island County commissioners will be discussing publicly for the first time Wednesday a second proposed settlement in the lawsuit over the ownership of a beach… Continue reading
The Navy’s test of the Town of Coupeville’s water came back with results very similar to those from the town’s independent testing, Mayor Molly Hughes… Continue reading
Whidbey residents may see phone-related changes in the new year. Phone companies will begin issuing a new “overlay” area code in Western Washington, possibly beginning… Continue reading
A fire that claimed the lives of a mother and two children on North Whidbey on Sunday was a tragic accident, according to detectives, fire… Continue reading
The Washington State Supreme Court ruled unanimously this week that the Island County commissioners acted in an unlawful and unconstitutional manner when they hired a… Continue reading
A water sample from a well at a former fire training area at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island tested for a potentially toxic chemical at… Continue reading
A 25-year-old Langley man who videotaped himself raping an unconscious woman at a party last year was recently sentenced to a lengthy prison term. Timothy… Continue reading
A 45-year-old Freeland man may face more than two years in prison for making a series of threats to a woman through Facebook. A jury… Continue reading
Island County residents are doing pretty well financially, according to reports from financial technology company SmartAsset. The county has one of the highest per capita… Continue reading
The incumbent candidates in state and county races affecting Whidbey Island were ahead of challengers in the first count of ballots Tuesday night. As expected,… Continue reading
A state board denied an environmental group’s request to reconsider parts of a recent decision regarding Island County’s environmental regulations. Still, the issue of whether… Continue reading
The Washington State Board of Health will consider in a meeting today whether to investigate a complaint against two Island County Public Health employees. In… Continue reading
A trio of Island County employees from different disciplines will hit the streets next year in search of heroin users and pill takers. The Island… Continue reading
Wells near NAS Whidbey, OLF Coupeville to be tested for possibly hazardous chemical …
Suspect mall shooter waives right to a speedy trial as investigators continue to build case…
A race for a state senate seat is one of the few contests that’s sparked any heat between candidates in local and state campaigns affecting Whidbey Island. It’s a particularly important race for state political parties and should also be a close one.
Prosecutors recently dismissed charges against a 35-year-old man accused of raping a woman in her Freeland home in August. The case may not be over, however. The charges were dismissed without prejudice so they can be refiled in the future if the evidence supports them, according to Island County Chief Deputy Criminal Prosecutor Eric Ohme.
Detectives with the Island County Sheriff’s Office are trying to identify three suspects who stole $10,000 worth of tobacco products from a Freeland gas station last month.
Implementing an expert’s recommendations for improving the operations of the Island County jail will come with a high price tag.