Speaking to a crowd of Whidbey Island dignitaries, Gov. Jay Inslee touted the benefits of his proposed $12.2 billion transportation package, including ferry funding aboard the Tokitae on Wednesday during a trip between Mukilteo and Clinton.
Next year will be a year of transition for Whidbey as all three municipalities will have new mayors.
South Whidbey School District teachers may join thousands of other Washington State educators in a protest against the state’s lack of funding for public schools.
Students at South Whidbey High School made the most of their regularly scheduled half-day Wednesday with an Earth Day observance which included attending educational presentations and beautifying the school with freshly planted flowers and trees.
Two seats on the Northwest Senior Services Advisory Board will be open for appointment this June.
Island County will be awarded more than a dozen rental vouchers to help homeless veterans find permanent homes.
The Island County commissioners are seeking applicants to fill an unexpired term on the Civil Service Commission. The commission consists of three members appointed by the board, plus a secretary/chief examiner. Duties and responsibilities may be found in Chapter 2.12 of the Island County Code and RCW 41.14.060.
South Whidbey baseball is headed to the postseason after bouncing back from a loss in the first of a three-game series against Sultan this week. The Falcons won 5-3 on Wednesday and 2-0 Thursday to claim the series and punch their ticket to the 1A District 1 tournament.
Falcon sophomore Anton Klein shot a 41 through nine holes at Useless Bay Golf & Country Club on Thursday to lead South Whidbey past Glacier Peak in a non-league boys golf meet. South Whidbey, a 1A school, took down 3A Glacier Peak 232-235.
A state nursing association has filed an Unfair Labor Practice complaint against Whidbey General Hospital for disciplining or firing nurses without providing supporting documentation.
So far, so good for South Whidbey softball against Cedar Park Christian after the Falcons beat the Eagles for the second time this season. South Whidbey edged the home team in Bothell 6-2 behind the performance of freshman pitcher Mackenzee Collins. She struck out 10 batters and gave up four hits and one walk with no earned runs.
The second meeting of the Cascade Conference’s top two boys soccer teams went much like the first: physical, tense, and a one-goal advantage for Archbishop Murphy over South Whidbey. Playing for a shot at winning the league title, South Whidbey scored first but didn’t score last as Archbishop Murphy likely secured its conference title 3-2 on Tuesday.
For critics of Island Transit, two gazebos have become a symbol of a boondoggle. The two picturesque but seldom-used structures are reminders of the lavish spending on the new transit facility near Coupeville. Over-spending on the project was connected to a financial scandal that resulted in employee layoffs, route cuts and the ouster of the director last year.
The Eagles’ 17th annual plant and garden sale is next month, just in time for Mother’s Day. The sale is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 2 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 3 at the Eagles Aerie, one mile south of Freeland on Highway 525.
A maritime marvel literally unfolded before a crowd at Lone Lake this week.
In her 20 years of employment at the South Whidbey School District, Freeland resident Donna Taylor has done far more than balance the budget. She’s watched kids grow up, graduate and start families of their own. She enjoys seeing the wedding and birth announcements for former students, most of whom knew her by name.
South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District officials continued a discussion last week of a possible ballot measure that would fundamentally alter its constitution by transitioning to a “metropolitan” designation.
Langley was awash in costumes, face paint, temporary tattoos and even one large cloth gray whale during its annual Welcome the Whales Parade on April 18.
Whales, orcas, jellyfish, salmon, a sea star and a ghost shrimp were all spotted strolling through Langley on Saturday during the annual Welcome the Whales Parade.
A widow has dropped a legal challenge to the Island County coroner’s determination in the manner of her husband’s death.