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Dead gray whale sighted off South Whidbey

A dead gray whale was sighted in the waters off Whidbey Island on Sunday.

South Whidbey native escapes mounting turmoil in Cairo

A former South Whidbey resident escaped the turmoil in Egypt on Friday after a knuckle-biting trip from his houseboat on the Nile River to the Cairo airport, his mother said.

Clinton burglary, car-theft suspect jailed in Snohomish County

A 28-year-old Tacoma man is in jail in Snohomish County after an apparent wild time on both sides of Saratoga Passage earlier this month.

Four battle for Fire District 3 commission seat

Four candidates with differing views on several key issues are vying for a seat on the Island County Fire District 3 board of commissioners in the Tuesday, Aug. 18, primary election.

Freeland grad wins regional Emmy award for documentary

Shannon Schrecengost of Freelend was one of a team of four researchers from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma who received an Emmy Award for a documentary about drugs and guns.

Land trust hopes to buy Trillium Woods property

The Whidbey Camano Land Trust has purchased an option to buy 664 acres of the former Trillium Woods property between Freeland and Greenbank.

Early morning windstorm sweeps Whidbey

A windy, wet cold front rapidly moving in from the west early Thursday morning caused scattered power outages and downed trees, but no reported injuries, officials said.

Two years later, volunteers repair state park stairway

It’s back to the beach at South Whidbey State Park north of Freeland, thanks to a few community volunteers who took tools in hand and fixed the stairs waylaid by a winter storm two years ago.

Two arrested in Clinton car prowls

Two young men await theft charges after at least 20 vehicles were entered and items taken in the Clinton area this past weekend, according to the Island County Sheriff's Office.

Langley sings in harmony on noise

In response to concerns raised by some downtown residents and merchants about loud amplified music and “industrial noise” in the downtown core, the subject returned at this week’s meeting of the Langley City Council.

Langley shies away from short-term rental zoning revision

The city’s not likely to revise its zoning code anytime soon to allow shorter rental periods in residential neighborhoods, Langley Planning Director Larry Cort said this week.

More property in the works for Freeland sewer project

The Freeland Water & Sewer District is close to acquiring another piece of property for its future sewer system.

UPDATE | Missing Freeland horse follows jogger home

Rebel the rambling horse was back in his pasture Thursday morning after going missing in the woods for 13 days.

LMS student to be a local correspondent for national magazine

There’s a new ace reporter on the beat, and he’s a 12-year-old from Greenbank.“When stuff comes up, I like to grab it,” said Kaj Lund… Continue reading

Whidbey General Hospital moves forward on new EMS station

A new $1.2 million Emergency Medical Services building in Bayview moved a step closer Wednesday. Hospital district commissioners voted to call for bids next week on the project, which will be built along Highway 525 near Bayview Road.

Glass blowers have warm feelings for Langley fire station

A pair of glass artists have a hot new idea for Langley’s vacant fire station on Second Street.

Freeland family escapes injury as nearby building burns

A young Freeland family escaped injury when their detached garage and home theater caught fire early Friday morning, fire officials said.

No fed stimulus money coming for WGH facility

There’s no federal stimulus money for Whidbey General Hospital’s new South End healthcare facility at Bayview, so the project remains on hold until the economy improves, Tom Tomasino, hospital interim chief executive, said Monday.

Duck hunting banned at Deer Lagoon

A total ban on bird hunting in Deer Lagoon near Bayview was adopted unanimously by Island County commissioners at a special session Monday night in Freeland.

UPDATE | Hunting banned at Deer Lagoon

A total ban on hunting in Deer Lagoon near Bayview was adopted unanimously by Island County Commissioners at a special session Monday night in Freeland.