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All signs point to Museo

  • Feb 26, 2016 at 3:03PM

Need a sign? Look no further than First Street in Langley. Museo will open an exhibit all about signs in the literal sense with an artist reception 5-7 p.m., Saturday, March 5.

Overnight parking left out, crowd slams new Mukilteo ferry terminal’s lack of parking, second slip

  • Feb 26, 2016 at 4:00PM

Ferry users let state officials have an earful about poor parking considerations and a lack of preparations for emergencies Tuesday night.

Tokitae pulled for sprinkler testing Friday morning

  • Feb 26, 2016 at 4:00PM

The Tokitae was removed from service briefly on the Clinton-to-Mukilteo route Friday morning.

Raises, improved leave included in Whidbey hospital, nurses contract; vote coming

  • Feb 26, 2016 at 6:00PM

Whidbey General Hospital and the nurses’s union reached a tentative contract agreement this week, potentially ending nearly a year of negotiations.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Grateful for young, talented musicians

  • Feb 27, 2016 at 4:00PM

Editor, It was wonderful to read reporter Evan Thompson’s recent article about the youthful musicians playing with Whidbey Island Community Orchestra. Since it came out, we’ve had even more interest from high school students from as far north as Oak Harbor, and we have been very pleased to invite them to play with the orchestra.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | What was hospital board thinking?

  • Feb 27, 2016 at 12:00PM

As a property owner, I ask the Whidbey General Hospital commissioners, “What were you thinking?”

VIEWPOINT | No need to tweak public records law

  • Feb 27, 2016 at 8:00AM

At a recent hearing on House Bill 2576, Walter Elliott, Port of Kingston commissioner, made the bold statement, “public records requests take 80 percent of our tax revenue,” and that the port had “almost nothing left” to spend on economic development. Nobody asked him for any clarification, leaving the impression that the port spends 80 percent of its revenue, or of its operating budget, on handling records requests.

Oak Harbor's Haggen store auction pushed back

  • Feb 27, 2016 at 8:00AM

An auction that could decide the fate of Oak Harbor’s Haggen store was postponed a third time, to March 11, according to a document filed Friday with the federal bankruptcy court in Delaware.

South Whidbey State Park supporters seek work party help

  • Feb 26, 2016 at 6:00PM

After damage from heavy rain and wind storms this winter, South Whidbey State Park needs a little tender love and care.

South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District to hear campground ideas

  • Feb 27, 2016 at 2:00PM

The South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District has finalized a location for its first public meeting about campground development on 35 acres of land adjacent to Community Park.

DECA students advance to state competition | NOTABLE

  • Feb 27, 2016 at 2:00PM

South Whidbey High School students from the Distributive Education Clubs of America were honored at a recent district meeting for their accomplishments.

South Whidbey grad earns academic honors | KUDOS

  • Feb 27, 2016 at 4:00PM

Emma Lungren, a 2015 graduate of South Whidbey High School, achieved academic distinction in her first year at Whitman College in Walla Walla.

Personal story laid bare on WICA stage

  • Feb 27, 2016 at 6:00PM

Actress and storyteller Ann Randolph has quite the life story to tell, from living in an Appalachian mental institution to working with Mel Brooks and Ann Bancroft in an off-Broadway play.

Wrestling coaches Thompson and Newman return for another go

  • Feb 26, 2016 at 8:00PM

Two South Whidbey coaches, once contemplating retirement at the end of the winter sports season, decided to stick it out for at least one more year.

Nurses' contract in place with Whidbey hospital district

  • Feb 25, 2016 at 8:00AM updated Feb 26, 2016 at 7:46AM

Whidbey General Hospital and the nurses’s union reached a tentative contract agreement Monday night, potentially ending nearly a year of negotiations.

Trio of businesses seek to jump-start Clinton with rebranding; area christened Port Clinton

  • Feb 24, 2016 at 6:00AM updated Feb 25, 2016 at 8:22AM

With patience and persistence, a few Clinton businesses are hoping to get a head start in making the once seemingly vacant commercial area into a destination town.

WGH, nurse's union reach tentative contract agreement

  • Feb 24, 2016 at 9:37AM

Whidbey General Hospital and the nurses's union reached a tentative contract agreement Monday night, potentially ending nearly a year of negotiations.

South Whidbey port leaders to vet traffic concepts for feasibility

  • Feb 24, 2016 at 6:00AM updated at 8:10AM

Early concepts for rerouting traffic along the highway near the Clinton Ferry Terminal will get a simple look-over by officials from state agencies and Island County at a meeting in late March.

Island County Commissioner Price Johnson will seek third term

  • Feb 23, 2016 at 4:00PM

Helen Price Johnson will seek a third term as Island County District 1 commissioner. Price Johnson, a Democrat from Clinton, was out of town Tuesday and not available for comment, but she did send a text confirming her intention to seek re-election and that she'd officially announced her candidacy.

SOUTH WHIDBEY SHERIFF'S REPORT | Early morning hammering, school lurker, and The Predator

  • Feb 24, 2016 at 12:00PM

The following are 9-1-1 calls to the Island County Sheriff’s Office, South Precinct.

FEMA will reconsider flood map areas of Island County

  • Feb 24, 2016 at 10:00AM

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, agreed this past week to reconsider its preliminary mapping of some Island County areas as subject to flooding. The concession, made by FEMA Engineer Ted Perkins during a work session with the county commissioners, apparently eliminates the county’s need to undertake expensive studies of every remapped parcel that it disagrees now faces a flood hazard.

Langley council sorts out emergency shelter options

  • Feb 23, 2016 at 6:00PM

A Langley city councilwoman did a little fact finding about which places can and can’t operate as emergency warming shelters and revealed the need for some changes to the city’s response plan.

Guilty plea made in Oak Harbor teen’s murder

  • Feb 24, 2016 at 6:00PM

One of the four people accused in the murder last fall of an Oak Harbor teenager pleaded guilty Monday and agreed to testify against the others.

Alleged Camano Island stabber held in jail

  • Feb 24, 2016 at 4:00PM

A 19-year-old man is accused of stabbing another man to death during an argument at a Camano Island home Feb. 20, according to court documents.

‘Harefic’ murder sets sleuths loose in Langley

  • Feb 24, 2016 at 4:00PM

Bunnies, hares, rabbits, coneys — leporidae by any other name may be the reason for the murder in this year’s Langley Mystery Weekend.

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