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Attic fire closes Senior Thrift in Freeland

Senior Thrift in Freeland is closed due to a fire that broke…

 

South Whidbey campground funding in limbo with state capital budget

Although the state’s operating budget was approved at the last minute on…

 

New Lone Lake test shows neurotoxin level increase

Results from another analysis of Lone Lake show that neurotoxin levels have…

 

Ferry service returns following mysterious terminal damage in Mukilteo; loading restrictions in effect

Service on the Clinton-to-Mukilteo ferry route was halted for more than 30…

Budget hearing for 2017-18 school year set for Wednesday

A $20.74 million budget for the 2017-18 school year will be discussed…

The tasty Whidbey Island fare

For the younger crowd, the Whidbey Island Fair is all about rides…

Lone Lake closes due to toxic algae bloom

Lone Lake is closed temporarily due to toxic algae levels that are…

Hands off your phone by Sunday, or face fines

New state law cracks down on distracted driving

Man avoids deer but crashes car near Freeland

A 23-year-old man who swerved his Pontiac sedan to miss a deer…

  • Jul 22nd, 2017

Whidbey Island Triathlon forces road restrictions

The 21st annual Whidbey Island Triathlon returns Saturday, July 29, which means…

  • Jul 22nd, 2017

State patrol to monitor roads for ‘unsafe’ motorcyclists

Washington State Patrol (WSP) troopers in Island County will be on the…

  • Jul 22nd, 2017

$50 million WhidbeyHealth wing set to open next week

CEO Forbes “couldn’t be prouder” of taxpaxer-funded state-of-art facility

UW study pins orca pregnancy problems on lack of salmon

A new study links a lack of salmon to failed pregnancies in…

Clinton Wells Fargo to close

Clinton will soon be down to just one bank as Wells Fargo…

Arraignment for alleged arsonist rescheduled for next week

The arraignment of Blake Fountain on a charge of first-degree arson has…

  • Jul 19th, 2017

Highway crews paving on both ends of Whidbey Island

30-mile road project nearing completion

  • Jul 18th, 2017

Goosefoot launches new grant program, seeks applicants

Goosefoot is seeking applicants for a newly created community grant program for…

  • Jul 19th, 2017

Langley Second Street Dance receives funding for 2018 event

Following another successful Second Street Dance in Langley on July 8, the…

  • Jul 19th, 2017

Grassroots effort aims to purchase land, preserve trails in Langley

When Langley resident Shelley Ackerman heard the properties containing the trails next…

Clinton man charged in sword incident

A Clinton man is facing charges for allegedly trying to to push…

Property tax hikes part of McCleary agreement

A hike in property taxes is coming in 2018 with an increased…

Field School to preserve structure on Ebey’s Reserve

The public has an opportunity to help preserve a bit of Central…

Survey asks public to weigh in on Langley Middle School’s future

A survey released by the South Whidbey School District on Friday gives…

  • Jul 15th, 2017

Oak Harbor man sent to prison for indecent exposure

An Oak Harbor man convicted of exposing himself to a teenager at…

  • Jul 12th, 2017

Only funeral home on South Whidbey closes

The only funeral home on South Whidbey closed Friday. Services Corporation International,…

SHERIFF’S REPORT | ‘Screaming’ peacocks, a buried gun and 100 mph scooters

The following are 911 reports to the Island County Sheriff’s Office. Sunday,…

  • Jul 12th, 2017

Oak Harbor man accused of assault in gravel pit

A transient man is facing a felony charge for allegedly assaulting a…

  • Jul 12th, 2017

Airbnb impacts local hospitality industry

Every September, Whidbey Island Center for the Arts officials are faced with…

Two men injured in July 3 crash

A two-vehicle collision momentarily shut down both lanes of Highway 525 last…

  • Jul 12th, 2017

Man shot by officer in Oak Harbor was armed, police say

A man who was shot by a police officer Tuesday in downtown…

Know your rights; ACLU-WA on Trump

A public meeting for citizens to learn how to stand up to…

  • Jul 12th, 2017

Be safe when clamoring for clams, health agency advises

Interactive map provides warnings, zooms in on beaches

Be safe when clamoring for clams, health agency advises

Interactive map provides warnings, zooms in on beaches

Man alleged to have destroyed two homes charged with first degree arson

A 48-year-old man accused of starting a fire that burned down two…

Paving work along Highway 525 to continue through Friday

Paving work on Highway 525 through Freeland and Bayview is expected to…

  • Jul 11th, 2017

Penn Cove a challenging course for Race Week sailors

35th annual Oak Harbor event a mix of tense days, toga nights

Celebrate America draws hundreds to Freeland Park

The 23rd annual Celebrate America event entertained hundreds for more than eight…

South Whidbey School Board approves projector purchases

New technology is coming to the South Whidbey School District. The South…

  • Jul 8th, 2017

NAS Whidbey SAR team rescues kayaker in Dugualla Bay

A Whidbey Island kayaker may owe his life to a sharp-eyed member…

Deadline to vote in ‘nicest place to live America’ contest

The deadline to cast a vote for South Whidbey as the “nicest…

Whidbey celebrates independence the Maxwelton way

Some came to witness the hoards of colorful characters in the parade,…

Forty people participate in demonstration calling for President Trump’s impeachment

The first of what may become a series of protests calling for…

WhidbeyHealth delays opening of new addition

Last-minute inspections still needed

  • Jul 7th, 2017

Clinton-Mukilteo ferry route down to one boat

The Clinton-Mukilteo ferry route is on one-boat-service until further notice, according to…

Arson suspect suffered from mental health issues, police say

A man suspected of starting a fire that destroyed two homes on…

Coupeville six year road plan approved

The town of Coupeville approved its Six Year Transportation Improvement plan that…

  • Jul 5th, 2017

Overdose antidote added to county opioid outreach team

Outside funding delivers 100 Narcan kits

Dancin’ in the streets; Langley Street Dance to feature music, beer garden, food

Langley’s Second Street Plaza may be hard to recognize this weekend. Hundreds…

Washington state budget fully funds education

Gov. Jay Inslee signed a two-year operating budget this past Friday night…

  • Jul 4th, 2017

Seawall Park to have a theme of ‘natural beauty’

A host of little changes currently underway are steering Seawall Park in…