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Navy delays release of Environmental Impact Statement on Growlers

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

 

Yacht burns, sinks off west side of Whidbey Island

A man made it to safety after a yacht caught fire off…

 

Burn ban restrictions reduced by Island County fire marshal

One good thing about the return of soggy weather is that Whidbey…

 

Deputy fired multiple shots in fatal confrontation

A man in a confrontation with police on North Whidbey Sunday night…

Repaving project to close widely used intersection in Langley

A repaving and sidewalk project at the intersection of Cascade Avenue and…

  • Sep 23rd, 2017

State auditor issues finding against county

The Washington State Auditor’s Office issued an audit finding against Island County…

No seismic work planned at LMS

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

State, family to erect memorial road sign for DUI victim

Mary Jo Keil wakes up every morning and thinks about the same…

Maxwelton Outdoor Classroom turns 20, celebration planned for next month

As much as salmon and students are integral to the Maxwelton Outdoor…

Langley Main Street Association to clean up Langley Park

The Langley Main Street Association is taking the lead on making improvements…

Djangofest Northwest tunes up Wednesday

Gypsy jazz will fill Langley’s streets this week. The 17th annual DjangoFest…

Coupeville man accused in $1 million fraud scheme

A man running an online business out of a Coupeville home defrauded…

Deputy shoots kills armed man on North Whidbey | Updated

A deputy with the Island County Sheriff’s Office shot and killed an…

Clinton man uninjured in rollover crash

A 32-year-old Clinton man was involved in a single-vehicle rollover crash on…

  • Sep 19th, 2017

WAIF providing shelter to Texas hurricane cats

A group of feline refugees traveled across the country to Whidbey Island…

Oak Harbor burglary leads to streaking suspects

A man is facing a felony charge after he allegedly broke into…

Parks district seeks input on comprehensive plan

South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District has posted its draft comprehensive plan…

  • Sep 19th, 2017

Goose worker to compete in state bagging championship

Next Wednesday, grocery baggers from across the state will compete to see…

School district releases LMS rental rates

The price tags for rentable rooms at Langley Middle School have been…

Final county jail review documents ‘impressive’ change

Impressive progress has been made in improving the management and operation of…

South Whidbey High School garden grows in popularity with students

South Whidbey High School junior Matthew Simmons isn’t a fan of tomatoes.…

Island County planners look to streamline shoreline permit process

Getting a permit to develop on the shoreline may become easier and…

Living ‘an authentic life’ invites many questions, transgender man says

Living ‘an authentic life’ invites many questions, transgender man says

Intern program helps small farms bloom

Interns can be a rare commodity in the world of small farming.…

Capital budget: jobs, addiction funding at risk

As the state capital budget remains quagmired in the Legislature over a…

Is South Whidbey having a baby boom?

It’s no secret that South Whidbey’s demographic is older than it was…

Island Transit lauded for its improved safety record

Fewer accidents on the road leads to high praise from risk pool

NAS Whidbey to hold public meeting on base hunting

People interested in hunting on Naval Air Station Whidbey Island property during…

  • Sep 9th, 2017

Former Oak Harbor man wanted on suspicion of child molesting

A former Oak Harbor man accused of molesting a 9-year-old girl is…

South Whidbey steps up to help Hurricane Harvey victims

It was Tuesday, Sept. 5, just a few days after the worst…

City of Langley seeks input on new LED light

The City of Langley is seeking input on a new light emitting…

Planning for the worst at the emergency prep fair

Ash fell from the sky earlier this week in Western Washington, and…

Suspected DUI crash in Freeland sends one to hospital | CORRECTED

A Freeland woman may face DUI and vehicular assault charges after striking…

Two boys suspected in Freeland house fire

Whidbey police have arrested two young boys in connection with a suspicious…

New scoreboard seen in action at South Whidbey football game

South Whidbey High School’s new $82,491 Daktronic scoreboard debuted on Friday night.…

  • Sep 6th, 2017

Man airlifted after rollover in Clinton

A Langley resident was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after…

  • Sep 6th, 2017

Judge orders Oak Harbor burglary suspect to get mental health evaluation

A homeless Oak Harbor man claiming to be a “sovereign” with diplomatic…

Reunion for LHS class of 1957 sparks old memories, rekindles friendships

Though it’s been 60 years since Langley High School’s class of 1957…

Missing sex offender wanted on arrest warrant

A South Whidbey sex offender who went missing is wanted on a…

South Whidbey High School’s stadium renamed after Jim ‘Coach’ Leierer

Jim “Coach” Leierer’s legacy was officially cemented in a fitting place on…

Lewellen pleads guilty, receives 138-month sentence

A Yelm man and former South Whidbey resident will spend the next…

Crabbing season ends on Labor Day

For crabbers dropping their pots in the waters surrounding Whidbey, this weekend…

  • Sep 2nd, 2017

Boy scout with Whidbey roots builds shelter for food bank

Good Cheer Food Bank customers waiting for a ride home now have…

Bipartisan group promotes civility first

President Donald Trump didn’t invent rudeness. He may be the most high-profile…

Burning: An ancient tool being used to restore Central Whidbey’s ancient prairies

To restore prairie land on Central Whidbey, local organizations are turning to…

Alleged Coupeville dog killer charged

A Coupeville man accused of killing a dog with a pickax and…

State capital budget gap spurs Whidbey agencies to consider new options

The state legislature had until the end of its third special session…

Coupeville ferry run will temporarily return to two boats

The ferry run between Keystone and Port Townsend will temporarily return to…

South Whidbey schools set to begin year next week

The first day of school is just around the corner for many…

  • Sep 5th, 2017

Process to update long-awaited Freeland development regulations begins

After years of envisioning growth rules for the Freeland Subarea Plan, Island…