Teens chase boat thieves through Whidbey waters with drone

  • Jul 22, 2016 at 3:35PM

Two teens with a drone and sheriff’s deputies thwarted South Whidbey boat bandits out for a joyride Wednesday. The unusual case, complete with a happy ending, made regional and even national TV news this week.


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Federal grant to help fund employee training in Island County

  • Today at 12:00PM

A $2.7 million federal grant will help manufacturing businesses across Washington pay for worker training at nearly no cost, according to a recent press release from the Workforce Training Board.

Construction to be done on Harbor Avenue in Freeland

  • Today at 12:00PM

Construction to install a new right turn lane from Harbor Avenue to Highway 525 in Freeland will begin on Monday.

South Whidbey girls dream of a bigger tomorrow

  • Today at 10:00AM

For more than a couple dozen South Whidbey girls this past week at Langley Middle School, it was time to dream big. That, and having fun along the way. At a free, three-day “Start Dreaming” camp sponsored by Soroptimist International of South Whidbey Island, girls going into the sixth, seventh and eighth grades participated in a plethora of activities ranging from career planning to fitness activities. The focus, organizers said, revolved around empowering the young women.

Island County explores jail healthcare options

  • Today at 10:00AM

With room for 58 inmates, the Island County Jail is small by most standards, but the responsibility to provide inmates with sufficient medical care is anything but. “We’re a small jail but we still have to define a minimal level of care,” said Sheriff Mark Brown. What that level of care should be was the focus for Brown and other county officials last week.

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