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Morton challenges Gill for Langley City Council seat

A newcomer to politics is up against a longtime Langley resident and…

 

Dark Sky advocates aim to dim Whidbey’s lights

Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) save energy and money, but there’s a hidden price…

 

Freeland man grows pet composting business

Saying goodbye to pets is tough. Fluffy doesn’t have to be gone…

 

South Whidbey Fire/EMS opens up to out-of-district volunteers

South Whidbey Fire/EMS responders tending to patients might come from elsewhere in…

  • Oct 14th, 2017

Ballot boxes expected next week

South Whidbey voters should expect to receive ballots in their mailboxes next…

  • Oct 14th, 2017

City of Langley budget to remain secret for now

A draft version of the City of Langley’s 2018 budget was presented…

  • Oct 14th, 2017

Trash hits the fan with dump fees

The Island County commissioners recently directed the public works to implement credit…

No kids hurt in South Whidbey School bus crash

No kids were hurt when a South Whidbey School District bus collided…

Emerson, Nesbeitt vie for Langley City Council, position 2

Two Langley residents with different takes on the city’s needs are running…

Clinton man finds skull in storage unit

A South Whidbey picker’s score of a lifetime came with an unexpected…

Forum organized for Langley City Council candidates

Candidates vying for open Langley City Council seats will answer questions at…

Kid charged in August house fire in Freeland

A 15-year-old Freeland boy is facing charges related to a Aug. 23…

Late-season crabbing opens in Whidbey waters

Crabbers can once again hit the waters surrounding Whidbey with the opening…

Child porn case leads to charges for Oak Harbor man

A child pornography investigation by a special agent with the Department of…

  • Oct 11th, 2017

County seeks public input on housing with new survey

Island County recently released a survey to gather information about residents’ housing…

The Nobel Prize: South Whidbey grad’s research contributed to coveted physics award

A South Whidbey grad who played a role in observing and studying…

Beusch, Korrow vie for Langley City Council, Position 1

Serving the hopes and wishes of citizens, improving affordable housing and supporting…

Clinton beach access project breaks border to the shoreline

Five years ago, Kyle Richardson was living life in California. He had…

Critics question gun store following Las Vegas tragedy

The massacre in Las Vegas has put a Clinton business in the…

Whidbey Camano Land Trust to hold consevation plan meetings

The Whidbey Camano Land Trust will hold two neighborhood meetings on Whidbey…

  • Oct 7th, 2017

County seeks input on future trails

Island County Public Works will be holding open houses from 5:30-7:30 p.m.…

Langley comp plan ready for public review

A final draft of Langley’s comprehensive plan has been posted for public…

  • Oct 7th, 2017

State health officials close Penn Cove, Saratoga Passage to all shellfish harvesting

High levels of lethal toxin detected throughout region

WSU Extension Island County embraces digital portal to education

The burden of having to travel off-island for college courses has the…

Coupeville man gets 30 months for child porn

A Coupeville man was sentenced to two and half years in prison…

Tiny houses can make a big dent in affordable housing, new nonprofit says

It’s regularly said that affordable housing is one of the leading issues…

Lagoon Point finishes four-year-long bridge project

Following a four-year closure, Whidbey Island’s only private bridge should be back…

County buys pumps to combat annual flooding in Mutiny Bay

The Island County Board of Commissioners signed a contract for $162,000 on…

  • Oct 4th, 2017

Ballot box to be placed in Langley

A ballot drop box is coming to Langley. Mayor Tim Callison told…

  • Oct 4th, 2017

Langley City Council approves request to bolster Clipper visits

Clipper Vacations visitors should expect plenty of amenities to go along with…

  • Oct 4th, 2017

Langley City Council approves tourism funds for festival

The Langley City Council approved $2,500 in additional tourism funds for the…

  • Oct 4th, 2017

State lawmaker to speak with city staff

A state lawmaker with Langley City Hall staff on Friday to discuss…

  • Oct 4th, 2017

Elderly fraud to be focus of Oct. 17 meeting at WICA

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is coming to Langley. FBI Supervisory…

  • Sep 30th, 2017

Oak Harbor officer was justified in shooting, prosecutor finds

Officer Michael Brown was “entirely justified” in shooting a kidnapping suspect in…

Port pitches parking plea to Sen. Murray

Port of South Whidbey commissioners asked representatives of U.S. Sen. Patty Murray…

Fire marshal to extinguish burn ban on Sunday

Whidbey’s burn ban will officially end this weekend. Island County Fire Marshal…

  • Sep 30th, 2017

Where digital meets dirt; county taps phone app data for planning insight

When the county last updated its non-motorized trail plan in 2006, transportation…

‘Dine Out Wednesdays’ to support the South Whidbey School District

Fourteen restaurants are participating in the “Dine Out Wednesdays for South Whidbey…

  • Sep 30th, 2017

South Whidbey Fire/EMS may seek off-island help

Hoping to combat a declining volunteer force, South Whidbey Fire/EMS is considering…

Funeral home loss worries police

The closure of South Whidbey’s only funeral home in July has presented…

Parks district posts draft comp plan online for public review

South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District has posted a draft of a…

Fall ferry schedule begins Sunday

Washington State Ferries’ fall sailing schedule will go into effect Sunday, Oct.…

  • Sep 29th, 2017

Vacant buildings lead to meeting with biz leader

Langley residents and the city’s mayor have deemed two vacant buildings in…

Logo designed for South Whidbey Community Center

The South Whidbey School Board will likely approve a new logo for…

  • Sep 27th, 2017

Highway 525 crash sends two to hospital as ‘precautionary measure’

Two people were transported to WhidbeyHealth following a rear-end collision on Highway…

Langley Middle School closure savings to be discussed

The impact of Langley Middle School’s closure on the South Whidbey School…

  • Sep 26th, 2017

Dick Caldwell dies at 83

Dick Caldwell, a former Island County commissioner and conservative voice on Whidbey,…

Week-long event to feature Whidbey Island farms

Friday, Sept. 29 will kick off the first-ever Whidbey Island Grown Week,…

No seismic work planned at LMS

Seismically retrofitting Langley Middle School isn’t on the South Whidbey School District’s…

Navy delays release of Environmental Impact Statement on Growlers

The Navy is delaying a decision on aircraft practice on Whidbey Island…