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Suquamish to join Tokitae on Clinton ferry route

A small effort that began in Clinton and blossomed into an area-wide…

 

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                                South Whidbey Fire/EMS Deputy Chief Wendy Moffatt douses the flames.

Mailman saves mail before scrambling from burning truck

A United States Postal Service truck burst into flames in Freeland on…

 

Human rights activists, Syrian refugees to lead panel discussion on global refugee crisis

Human rights activists and Syrian refugees will be at the heart of…

 

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                                Oasis for Animals owner Jean Favini holds a kitten who survived the fire named Bob. Favini says Bob ate for the first time when a Record reporter visited her office.

Rescue owner risks fire to save cats

Nearly 20 cats owe another one of their nine lives to Oasis…

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                                Oasis for Animals owner Jean Favini holds a kitten who survived the fire named Bob. Favini says Bob ate for the first time when a Record reporter visited her office.
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                                Langley is currently mulling over a proposal by residents to become a sanctuary city.

Langley considers request to become sanctuary city

Langley’s doors have always swung open far and wide for residents and…

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                                Langley is currently mulling over a proposal by residents to become a sanctuary city.
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                                Two Langley public works employees use a tool to turn water back on for residents around Third Street following the fracture of a water main line. Residents in the area will be without water for a couple hours today as repairs are made to the pipe.

Waterline break disrupts service in Langley | UPDATE

A water main that fractured in Langley on Tuesday has caused headaches…

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                                Two Langley public works employees use a tool to turn water back on for residents around Third Street following the fracture of a water main line. Residents in the area will be without water for a couple hours today as repairs are made to the pipe.
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                                Emma Lungren, Lisa Hauffler, and Kevin Lungren pose for a quick photo while skiing Stevens Pass. If there are enough riders signed up for the SnowRider Ski Bus on Dec. 15, the charter bus will once again hit the slopes. Otherwise, it will be cancelled for a third straight year.

Early registration needed for SnowRider Ski Bus program

As the saying goes, “The third time is the charm.” South Whidbey…

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                                Emma Lungren, Lisa Hauffler, and Kevin Lungren pose for a quick photo while skiing Stevens Pass. If there are enough riders signed up for the SnowRider Ski Bus on Dec. 15, the charter bus will once again hit the slopes. Otherwise, it will be cancelled for a third straight year.

Langley to install two sharps containers

Two sharps containers will be placed in Langley’s visitor center restrooms at…

  • Nov 30th, 2016
Contributed photo Members of Hunziker’s family toss a biodegradable box containing Hunziker’s ashes off a ferry on the Mukilteo-to-Clinton route.

Saying goodbye the South Whidbey way

From the stern of a ferry on the Mukilteo-to-Clinton route Friday afternoon,…

Contributed photo Members of Hunziker’s family toss a biodegradable box containing Hunziker’s ashes off a ferry on the Mukilteo-to-Clinton route.

Port of South Whidbey OK’s $1.38 million budget

Port of South Whidbey commissioners this week approved a 2017 budget that…

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                                An L-shaped driveway with two parking areas has already been developed and is ready for Habitat for Humanity’s 10 multi-family housing project in Langley. The lot to the left of it in this picture is the other parcel that is being purchased.

Habitat for Humanity eyes 10-home project in Langley

In its largest project to date, Habitat for Humanity of Island County…

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                                An L-shaped driveway with two parking areas has already been developed and is ready for Habitat for Humanity’s 10 multi-family housing project in Langley. The lot to the left of it in this picture is the other parcel that is being purchased.

10th Legislative District rep from Camano named House whip

State Sen. Barbara Bailey (R-Oak Harbor) and Rep. Dave Hayes (R-Camano) have…

  • Nov 30th, 2016

High winds lead to Thanksgiving outages on South Whidbey

Many South Enders were left without power over Thanksgiving weekend as high…

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                                In June, Langley Public Works Director Stan Berryman points out the old pine tree next to Village Pizzeria. The tree will get the ax following an arborist report by Eli Walton of Oak Harbor’s Pioneer Tree Service and Landscaping.

First Street tree must come down, Langley official says

One of the most recognizable trees on Langley’s First Street is getting…

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                                In June, Langley Public Works Director Stan Berryman points out the old pine tree next to Village Pizzeria. The tree will get the ax following an arborist report by Eli Walton of Oak Harbor’s Pioneer Tree Service and Landscaping.

Langley man who videotaped rape sent to prison on lengthy term

A 25-year-old Langley man who videotaped himself raping an unconscious woman at…

Kyle Jensen / The Record Parks commissioner and treasurer Matt Simms goes over the 2017 budget with parks staff and other commissioners.

South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District approves $1 million budget, wage increases

Wage increases for South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District staff are included…

Kyle Jensen / The Record Parks commissioner and treasurer Matt Simms goes over the 2017 budget with parks staff and other commissioners.

State still pondering where to put new 144-car ferry

The fate of an effort to bring the fourth and final 144-car…

Motorist drives vehicle into Puget Sound

A driver had to escape her sinking car after the vehicle was…

Island County Public Works to discuss bike, pedestrian paths in Clinton

Island County Public Works is hosting an open house to discuss bicycle…

Comprehensive plan public hearing considered by board of commissioners

The Island County Board of Commissioners are considering scheduling a public hearing…

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                                Star Store Basics Owner Gene Felton stands next to a hose that has been used to reroute excess water from inside a utility closet.

Further investigations into Star Store Basics flooding required

Langley Public Works Director Stan Berryman said further investigation is needed to…

  • Nov 26th, 2016
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                                Star Store Basics Owner Gene Felton stands next to a hose that has been used to reroute excess water from inside a utility closet.
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Freeland sewer project hits snag; well costs, lifespan now in question

The viability of an $800,000 property the Freeland Water and Sewer District…

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Schools, courts tackle truancy with collaborative agreement

Keeping kids in school while also finding the root causes of truancy…

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Star Store flooding headache traced to Second Street fix in Langley

Unintended consequences of the $2.2 million redesign of Second Street in 2014…

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Port of South Whidbey, Goosefoot consider kitchen partnership at fairgrounds

A hefty upgrade and potential expansion to a commercial kitchen at the…

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Longtime Red Cross operator, Langley resident, looks back on experiences

Serendipity and immersion have been the name of the game in Dan…

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                                Contractors pump storm water from an empty lot at Brighton Beach in Clinton. The lot and the surrounding area was estimated to be submerged in about four feet of water.

Torrential downpour breaches Brighton Beach berm in Clinton

An evening rainstorm last week was too much for the Brighton Beach…

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                                Contractors pump storm water from an empty lot at Brighton Beach in Clinton. The lot and the surrounding area was estimated to be submerged in about four feet of water.
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                                Langley resident Bill Marshall uses a visual aid while practicing a speech at the first open house for the local Toastmasters chapter, South Whidbey Sound Off.

South Whidbey Toastmasters chapter aims for new members

Whether they’re aiming to overcome the fear of speeches, impress their employer…

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                                Langley resident Bill Marshall uses a visual aid while practicing a speech at the first open house for the local Toastmasters chapter, South Whidbey Sound Off.

High tides predicted across Puget Sound

Today’s tide is predicted to go above the high astronomical tide, HAT,…

Online threats could land Freeland man in prison for two years

A 45-year-old Freeland man may face more than two years in prison…

Holiday closure for Island County solid waste facilities

Island County solid waste facilities will be closed Thanksgiving Day and the…

Island County has high net wealth, low credit card debt

Island County residents are doing pretty well financially, according to reports from…

South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District director meets with state representatives

South Whidbey Parks and Recreation Director Doug Coutts met with Island County…

Langley man calls foul over shredded records

Langley is facing another lawsuit over alleged state Public Records Act violations.…

Certified Island County election results yield no surprises

Island County’s 2016 General Election results were certified Tuesday, revealing no surprises.…

Missing funds at South Whidbey High School Booster Club sparks case

The Island County Sheriff’s Office is working on a felony-level theft case…

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                                Protesters opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline stand outside Wells Fargo Bank in Coupeville Tuesday. The group opposes the bank funding the pipeline project and the potential impact to the environment.

Group rallies in Coupeville in support of Sioux Tribe

More than 100 island residents converged on Coupeville Tuesday to rally in…

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                                Protesters opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline stand outside Wells Fargo Bank in Coupeville Tuesday. The group opposes the bank funding the pipeline project and the potential impact to the environment.

South Whidbey School District to tackle absences, truancy with collaborative agreement

In an effort to reduce chronic absenteeism and truant students involved in…

  • Nov 16th, 2016

Langley may waive House of Hope application and buildings fees

To help the South Whidbey Homeless Coalition expand its office space in…

New volunteer firefighters brought onto South Whidbey Fire/EMS

In the wake of increasing emergency calls, South Whidbey Fire/EMS has welcomed…

Comprehensive plan approval not far

The Island County Comprehensive Plan and Freeland Subarea Plan are inching toward…

South Whidbey Garden Club seeks grant applications from non-profit organizations

The South Whidbey Garden Club is seeking grant applications from non-profit organizations…

  • Nov 22nd, 2016
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                                Nine South Whidbey High School students protested the election of Donald Trump on Monday afternoon.

South Whidbey High School students protest Donald Trump

Nine South Whidbey High School students walked out of class this week…

  • Nov 16th, 2016
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                                Nine South Whidbey High School students protested the election of Donald Trump on Monday afternoon.
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                                Past volunteer James Canby serves up on Mobile Turkey Unit day in 2013.

Mobile Turkey Unit volunteers prepare for record serving year

At the end of the day, the Mobile Turkey Unit just wants…

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                                Past volunteer James Canby serves up on Mobile Turkey Unit day in 2013.
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                                Damon Arndt shows schematics of his proposed wellness centre to Rene Neff (center) and Ursula Shoudy (right) of the Langley City Council.

Langley looks at code change to green light wellness center

An amendment to Langley municipal code may be the next step toward…

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                                Damon Arndt shows schematics of his proposed wellness centre to Rene Neff (center) and Ursula Shoudy (right) of the Langley City Council.
Kyle Jensen / The Record South Whidbey Fire/EMS commissioners sign off to approve the 2017 budget.

Commissioners approve $2.7 million South Whidbey Fire/EMS budget

The South Whidbey Fire/EMS Board of Commissioners OK’d the 2017 budget with…

Kyle Jensen / The Record South Whidbey Fire/EMS commissioners sign off to approve the 2017 budget.

Bailey, Price Johnson and Johnson maintain election leads

Additional counts continue to keep incumbent candidates in state and county races…

  • Nov 13th, 2016

City budgets for infrastructure, 2.2 percent COLAs in 2017 preliminary budget

Langley’s 2017 $6.6 million preliminary budget includes improvements to city streets, a…

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                                Eighth-grader Sophia Paczynski uses a soldering iron to attach wires to a dismantled auto back-up camera’s circuit board. The white box on left is for making a mold to create the camera’s waterproof casing.

Galileo ROV team to meet with Port of Seattle

South Whidbey’s Galileo ROV team will soon take a break from building…

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                                Eighth-grader Sophia Paczynski uses a soldering iron to attach wires to a dismantled auto back-up camera’s circuit board. The white box on left is for making a mold to create the camera’s waterproof casing.

Langley police to start syringe log

At the request of the Langley City Council, the Langley Police Department…