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Pink hats and politics: Islanders join efforts toward women’s national march

Whidbey Island will be well represented next Saturday at the Women’s March…

 

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O’Neal returns to South Whidbey School Board

Fred O’Neal is back on the South Whidbey School Board. O’Neal, a…

 

Wonn Road dispute may finally end with settlement

A decades-long feud over shoreline property at the end of Wonn Road…

 

Flu sufferers fill Whidbey Island waiting rooms

Flu is taking its toll on Island County with feverish people packing…

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Over 1,000 turn out for annual Sea Float Scramble in Langley

It’s often said that winter is the time of year when business…

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A second proposed settlement on the table in beach access lawsuit

Island County commissioners will be discussing publicly for the first time Wednesday…

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Capt. Jerry Helm, center, with Central Whidbey Fire & Rescue, walks away from a house where a man was found dead after a house fire in Coupeville Friday night. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times

House fire claims the life of Coupeville man

A Coupeville man perished Friday night in the third house fire in…

Capt. Jerry Helm, center, with Central Whidbey Fire & Rescue, walks away from a house where a man was found dead after a house fire in Coupeville Friday night. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times

Two South Whidbey residents apply for vacant school board seat

A former longtime South Whidbey School Board director and an at times…

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                                Langley City Councilwoman Rene Neff (left) agreed with City Councilwoman Dominique Emerson’s proposal to wait nine months before making a determination on Seawall Park. To her left is City Councilman Bruce Allen.

No park rules for nine months, Langley says

Frequent users of Seawall Park can rest assured they won’t lose nighttime…

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                                Langley City Councilwoman Rene Neff (left) agreed with City Councilwoman Dominique Emerson’s proposal to wait nine months before making a determination on Seawall Park. To her left is City Councilman Bruce Allen.
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Freeland sewer project resumes

Despite significant and looming funding problems, the Freeland Water and Sewer District…

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Low-speed car chase results in search for Greenbank man

A Greenbank man suspected of evading police in a car chase in…

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Polar bears dip into new year at Double Bluff Beach Park

It was a chilly, but brave start to 2017 for over 100…

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Oak Harbor, Clinton the first to welcome newborns in 2017

Eliette Pincin rang in the new year as Whidbey’s firstborn in 2017.…

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2016: A year in review

Sunday marks the start of a new year, and if 2017 is…

  • Dec 31st, 2016
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Suspect in fatal collision in Freeland had Oxycodone in system

David Lee Hinton, the driver who struck and killed a bicyclist on…

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                                Jonathan Tollefson (left) and Dinah Hassrick (right) hold a candelight vigils during a memoriam for J34 on Tuesday night at Whale Bell Park in Langley. J34, a Southern Resident Killer Whale, died on Dec. 20.

Langley mourns orcas with tears, candlelight vigil

Candles quivered and noses sniffled in Langley on Tuesday night during a…

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                                Jonathan Tollefson (left) and Dinah Hassrick (right) hold a candelight vigils during a memoriam for J34 on Tuesday night at Whale Bell Park in Langley. J34, a Southern Resident Killer Whale, died on Dec. 20.
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                                Peggy Taylor sits with her dog Chico at her home in Langley.

Self expression: A Langley woman’s tool for changing the world

When Peggy Taylor looked around in the mid-1990s, she saw that personal…

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                                Peggy Taylor sits with her dog Chico at her home in Langley.
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Heavy rains shutter sports complex

South Parks and Recreation District commissioners have decided to temporarily close the…

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Freeland zoning reduced with growth plan OK

Island County finally has a long-term growth plan for the 9,452 additional…

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South Whidbey School Board discussion leads to district kerfuffle

It turns out that there won’t be a shuffle of South Whidbey…

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Freeland sewer work suspended; draft study reveals unacceptable rates

After spending more than three years and about $1.6 million to bring…

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                                Langley Mayor Tim Callison points out the boundaries of Seawall Park on a map of the area during a community discussion on Wednesday night at Langley City Hall.

Langley residents say ‘no’ to video surveillance at Seawall Park

Video surveillance cameras at Seawall Park received a resounding “no” from attendees…

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                                Langley Mayor Tim Callison points out the boundaries of Seawall Park on a map of the area during a community discussion on Wednesday night at Langley City Hall.
Island County Coroner Robert Bishop speaks to media during a press conference Dec. 22, 2016, at the North Whidbey Fire and Rescue station 25 in Oak Harbor, Wash., to discuss a tragic house fire that killed a woman and her two small chilren. Photo by Michael Watkins/Whidbey News-Times.

Fire that killed three on North Whidbey was an accident, investigators say

A fire that claimed the lives of a mother and two children…

Island County Coroner Robert Bishop speaks to media during a press conference Dec. 22, 2016, at the North Whidbey Fire and Rescue station 25 in Oak Harbor, Wash., to discuss a tragic house fire that killed a woman and her two small chilren. Photo by Michael Watkins/Whidbey News-Times.
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                                Over 50 people attended a Langley City Council meeting on Monday night, many of whom came to support an idea for the city to become a sanctuary city.

Sanctuary city advocates dominate Langley City Council meeting

A host of South Whidbey residents lobbied the city council on Monday…

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                                Over 50 people attended a Langley City Council meeting on Monday night, many of whom came to support an idea for the city to become a sanctuary city.
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                                Erik Rohde’s girlfriend, Nina Planque, and Bill Rowland stand in front of the Gale Runner, a 31-foot dismasted sailboat that is linked to the deaths of three U.S. Coast Guardsmen in 1997.

Clinton man buys property, finds maritime history stashed in barn

A Clinton man has come into possession of a piece of maritime…

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                                Erik Rohde’s girlfriend, Nina Planque, and Bill Rowland stand in front of the Gale Runner, a 31-foot dismasted sailboat that is linked to the deaths of three U.S. Coast Guardsmen in 1997.
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                                Authorities are still investigating the cause of a residential fire in the 4000 block of DeGraff Road that claimed the lives of a mother and her two young children Sunday in Oak Harbor.

Three die in North Whidbey fire on Sunday

A mother and her two young children perished in a deadly house…

  • Dec 20th, 2016
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                                Authorities are still investigating the cause of a residential fire in the 4000 block of DeGraff Road that claimed the lives of a mother and her two young children Sunday in Oak Harbor.
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                                Postal carrier Sam Wolfe drops off mail at the South Whidbey Fire/EMS Station 31 in Freeland. South Whidbey has seen a string of attempted mail thefts in the past few weeks.

Watch for mail, package thieves; holidays bring spike in mailbox crime, post office says

When Langley Police Chief Dave Marks issued a public warning on Facebook…

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                                Postal carrier Sam Wolfe drops off mail at the South Whidbey Fire/EMS Station 31 in Freeland. South Whidbey has seen a string of attempted mail thefts in the past few weeks.

California murder was an ‘accident,’ attorney says

A defense attorney representing a Clinton woman who is accused of murdering…

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High court rules Island County Commissioners broke the law in hiring outside attorney

The Washington State Supreme Court ruled unanimously this week that the Island…

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                                Rocco Gianni recently stepped down from his position as a South Whidbey School Board Director. Gianni is seen here gardening at his home in Useless Bay.

Gianni steps down from South Whidbey School Board

Roughly a month away from a decision that could spell the closure…

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                                Rocco Gianni recently stepped down from his position as a South Whidbey School Board Director. Gianni is seen here gardening at his home in Useless Bay.
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Nichols found guilty, judge hands down maximum sentence

Before a filled courtroom in Coupeville, a judge likened drinking and driving…

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                                An unidentified woman holds up a sign about jet noise at a public meeting in Coupeville on Friday nihgt.

Oak Harbor, Coupeville EIS meetings draw much different crowds

Navy public meetings held to inform the public may have resulted in…

  • Dec 14th, 2016
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                                An unidentified woman holds up a sign about jet noise at a public meeting in Coupeville on Friday nihgt.
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                                The underside of Ott & Murphy’s Winery in Langley and other buildings on First Street have been used as a hub for homeless activity in the past. A community discussion hopes to deter this sort of activity, as well as drug usage also happening in the area.

Langley preps for another round of Seawall Park talks

While the city of Langley considers opening its doors as a sanctuary…

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                                The underside of Ott & Murphy’s Winery in Langley and other buildings on First Street have been used as a hub for homeless activity in the past. A community discussion hopes to deter this sort of activity, as well as drug usage also happening in the area.
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                                1-year-old Isaac Colbet sits on Santa’s lap at Maple Ridge Assisted Living in Freeland.

Santa spreads Christmas cheer with South Whidbey Fire/EMS

When Christmas jingles carried through neighborhoods, red and white lights flashed and…

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                                1-year-old Isaac Colbet sits on Santa’s lap at Maple Ridge Assisted Living in Freeland.
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Nichols case set for trial next week

A South Whidbey woman accused of driving drunk and causing a Valentine’s…

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                                Lori O’Brien, a parent of two in the South Whidbey School District, discusses challenges associated with the potential closure of Langley Middle School at a community meeting on Wednesday night at South Whidbey High School.

Ongoing discussion moves toward Langley Middle School closure

All signs are pointing toward the closure of Langley Middle School. It’s…

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                                Lori O’Brien, a parent of two in the South Whidbey School District, discusses challenges associated with the potential closure of Langley Middle School at a community meeting on Wednesday night at South Whidbey High School.
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They dreamed of snow on South Whidbey, and so it came to be

Many South Enders got what they hoped for when they woke up…

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                                A porpoise skeleton called “Maxine” was recently installed at the Langley Whale Center.

Porpoise skeleton at whale museum found on Maxwelton Beach

A porpoise skeleton exhibit was installed at the Langley Whale Center on…

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                                A porpoise skeleton called “Maxine” was recently installed at the Langley Whale Center.
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Clinton considers cycling future; proposed bike route could stretch from Deer Lake to ferry

South Whidbey cyclists and residents were given a glimpse into a more…

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Island County OK’s $85.7 million budget for 2017

A pilot project to address increasing opioid use in Whidbey and Camano…

Langley man calls foul over shredded records

Langley is facing another lawsuit over alleged state Public Records Act violations.…

Certified Island County election results yield no surprises

Island County’s 2016 General Election results were certified Tuesday, revealing no surprises.…

Missing funds at South Whidbey High School Booster Club sparks case

The Island County Sheriff’s Office is working on a felony-level theft case…

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Suquamish to join Tokitae on Clinton ferry route

A small effort that began in Clinton and blossomed into an area-wide…

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                                South Whidbey Fire/EMS Deputy Chief Wendy Moffatt douses the flames.

Mailman saves mail before scrambling from burning truck

A United States Postal Service truck burst into flames in Freeland on…

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                                South Whidbey Fire/EMS Deputy Chief Wendy Moffatt douses the flames.
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                                Two Langley public works employees use a tool to turn water back on for residents around Third Street following the fracture of a water main line. Residents in the area will be without water for a couple hours today as repairs are made to the pipe.

Waterline break disrupts service in Langley | UPDATE

A water main that fractured in Langley on Tuesday has caused headaches…

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                                Two Langley public works employees use a tool to turn water back on for residents around Third Street following the fracture of a water main line. Residents in the area will be without water for a couple hours today as repairs are made to the pipe.
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                                Oasis for Animals owner Jean Favini holds a kitten who survived the fire named Bob. Favini says Bob ate for the first time when a Record reporter visited her office.

Rescue owner risks fire to save cats

Nearly 20 cats owe another one of their nine lives to Oasis…

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                                Oasis for Animals owner Jean Favini holds a kitten who survived the fire named Bob. Favini says Bob ate for the first time when a Record reporter visited her office.
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                                An L-shaped driveway with two parking areas has already been developed and is ready for Habitat for Humanity’s 10 multi-family housing project in Langley. The lot to the left of it in this picture is the other parcel that is being purchased.

Habitat for Humanity eyes 10-home project in Langley

In its largest project to date, Habitat for Humanity of Island County…

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                                An L-shaped driveway with two parking areas has already been developed and is ready for Habitat for Humanity’s 10 multi-family housing project in Langley. The lot to the left of it in this picture is the other parcel that is being purchased.

Port of South Whidbey OK’s $1.38 million budget

Port of South Whidbey commissioners this week approved a 2017 budget that…

Contributed photo Members of Hunziker’s family toss a biodegradable box containing Hunziker’s ashes off a ferry on the Mukilteo-to-Clinton route.

Saying goodbye the South Whidbey way

From the stern of a ferry on the Mukilteo-to-Clinton route Friday afternoon,…

Contributed photo Members of Hunziker’s family toss a biodegradable box containing Hunziker’s ashes off a ferry on the Mukilteo-to-Clinton route.