Voters will have their chance to quiz candidates running for state and Whidbey public offices next week in two election forums.
Young student artists across Puget Sound are being invited to enter into a drawing contest to be featured on the cover of the Washington State Ferries 2017 winter sailing schedule. The competition is open to students from kindergarten to fifth grade.
A Greenbank couple will make Kiwanis history this weekend when they assume leadership roles within the international organization. Ron Myers will become the first Whidbey man to serve as governor of the Pacific Northwest Region, an area encompassing several states, and his wife Linda Myers will become the first female president of Kiwanis of South Whidbey, an organization with roots that stretch back 48 years.
Residents of Coupeville’s Terry Mobile Park awoke to one of the worst imaginable scenarios early Thursday morning — the sound of a screaming child inside a burning building.
State police have identified the man who died in a high-speed crash in Freeland yesterday as Richard B Clark of Oak Harbor. He was 24. The accident happened shortly before 4 p.m. Wednesday on Highway 525 just past the intersection at Cameron Road.
A man is confirmed dead in what police describe as a high-speed accident in Freeland today. According to state police, a red Acura was Southbound on Highway 525 and had just passed Cameron Road at about 4 p.m. when it attempted to pass another southbound vehicle.
It’s begun. The hopes of a few Clinton movers and shakers to spark a movement of widespread lobbying for ferry improvements on the South End appears to have succeeded as several independent efforts are well underway this week.
The day after catching a suspected mass murderer and making international news, Lt. Mike Hawley was back at work on North Whidbey, investigating a burglary in which a suspect left behind a prescription bottle with her name on it.
Langley’s parks will remain hourless for the time being, the city council decided Monday. The parks’ hours of operation may also remain unchanged until 2017 if the council opts to take the advice of the Langley Parks and Open Space Commission, which recommended the council table the issue for half a year until further examination of increased patrol activity and cleanup efforts of heroin syringes found around Seawall Park are made.
Days after five people were killed in a shooting at the Cascade Mall in Burlington, the Oak Harbor community is still reeling with the knowledge that the man who committed the inconceivable act of violence is one of their own.
When South Whidbey football’s season began, coaches and players knew there would be some challenges ahead. Among the biggest was fielding a young, inexperienced and small Falcon squad following a 1-9 season in 2015. They didn’t know a giant would also be standing in their way. The Falcons (0-4 overall, 0-2 in the Cascade Conference) forfeited their game against Archbishop Murphy on Friday night due to a scarce roster and a competitive disadvantage, administrators said.
After months of drawing up preliminary design plans and applying for grants, it looks like South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District will score more than $200,000 to help fund the construction of campgrounds at Community Park.
Not all animals are created equal, the South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District decided this week. At least not when it comes to their poop. After a month of hearing why and why not horse owners should be required to pick up dung on Community Park trails like other animal owners, district commissioners decided it was not a big enough issue to draft and adopt new policy for equestrians.
Alleged mall shooter Arcan Cetin appeared in Skagit County District Court Monday morning. He's being held on $2 million bail
On the shores of Lone Lake, the small waves caused by the whipping wind have brought a smelly issue to the surrounding land: dead rainbow trout — lots of them. The rotting fish, which number in the dozens in some areas of the shore, line the entirety of the lake. Concerned anglers, many of whom see Lone Lake as a prime spot for fishing, reported the situation to the state spurring an investigation. Officials from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Washington State Department of Ecology visited the lake on Monday to determine the cause of the issue.
A suspect is the shooting Friday at the Cascade Mall in Burlington was arrested in Oak Harbor today. The shooting in the women's Macy's store took the lives of five people and injured a woman.
When Scott Darnell started painting rocks and hiding them in various places across Whidbey, he never imagined nearly 14,000 people would embark on an island-wide scavenger hunt to find them. Now, some Whidbey businesses and organizations are trying to take advantage of the game’s popularity.
Programs seem to be a more prized possession in the South Whidbey School District than its buildings following a community planning meeting Wednesday night in the commons of South Whidbey High School. Around 50 people attended the meeting and their input spoke strongly for consolidation of more of the district’s school facilities. The goal for the meeting was to discuss ways to reduce the district’s footprint while maintaining or enhancing its programs.
DjangoFest Northwest visitors and Langley residents had to maneuver around a closed Camano Avenue on Wednesday and Thursday after a water line broke, flooding the street and causing the road to buckle.
Shenanigans with lasers earned a Freeland man a jail sentence and more than $100,000 in fines.