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County launches opiate program aimed at Whidbey, Camano addicts

Island County recently launched two programs aimed at opioid abuse. A new…

 

Therapy dog helps South Whidbey Elementary School students read, relax

Students have come to know it as “Ruby Time.” Aiden Moore, 7,…

 

South Whidbey teens arrested after string of car thefts

A car-stealing spree that began in Coupeville on Tuesday, ended in Oak…

 

Clinton man with stolen car charged

A night cruising around in a stolen car has left a Clinton…

HUB in Langley to stay open over spring break

For the first time in its two-plus-decade existence, The HUB will be…

  • Mar 25th, 2017

Concern about security of South Whidbey Primary School, transition questions draws parent meeting

Concern about South Whidbey Primary School’s security, as well as questions about…

  • Mar 25th, 2017

Island County Senior Services changes its name

Island County Senior Services has a new name — Island Senior Resources.…

  • Mar 24th, 2017

Langley is officially inclusive; city council also agrees to keep ordinance discussion alive

Langley is now an inclusive city by resolution, and may later become…

WhidbeyHealth Medical Center expansion now 74 percent complete

Private “air-jet” massage tubs for mothers-to-be. Skylights shining above waiting rooms. Patient…

WhidbeyHealth workers claim ‘hostile’ work environment at hospital

WhidbeyHealth Medical Center employees with the diagnostic imaging department warned health district…

Island County to host public hearing over fairgrounds transfer

The county is inviting the public to comment on the sale and…

  • Mar 24th, 2017

Langley councilwoman won’t resign early as planned

Langley City Councilwoman Rene Neff won’t resign this summer as planned. Neff…

Ex-Oak Harbor police officer pleads to federal child porn charge

A former Oak Harbor school resource officer who exchanged sexually explicit images…

Amendments made to Langley’s code of ethics

Two amendments were made to Langley’s code of ethics at the city…

Hawk spends 12 hours in The Goose swooping shoppers, scaring employees

A sharp-shinned hawk made The Goose its home for about 12 hours…

Langley inclusive city ordinance returns, with teeth

A draft inclusive city ordinance to be unveiled and examined by the…

Over 200 homes to be affected by planned power outage

Over 200 homes in the areas of French, Sills, Bailey and Maxwelton…

  • Mar 18th, 2017

Tuesday outage in Clinton caused by wreck

A collision that took out a power pole in Clinton early Tuesday…

  • Mar 18th, 2017

Two young adults require marine rescue

South Whidbey Fire/EMS, Camano Fire Department and the U.S. Coast Guard teamed…

  • Mar 18th, 2017

Guitar, ukulele program brings music to the classroom

In the late afternoon on March 7 inside South Whidbey Elementary School,…

Port of South Whidbey OKs over $23,000 in economic development grants

Port of South Whidbey commissioners on Tuesday agreed to dish out over…

South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District ponders move

The South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District is looking at moving its…

Langley Chamber of Commerce leaders step down; vice president to lead board

The Langley Chamber of Commerce’s has a new new leader. Nancy Rowan,…

  • Mar 17th, 2017

Island Transit driver receives ‘Above & Beyond’ award

Island Transit and the Washington State Transit Insurance Pool recently recognized a…

  • Mar 15th, 2017

Oak Harbor man arrested after accidentally shooting self near school

A 70-year-old man was arrested in Oak Harbor today for accidentally shooting…

Study scrubs plans for solar panels on Langley city hall

An effort to make Langley City Hall more green-friendly with the installation…

State allocates $245,000 of marijuana revenue to fund anti-drug school programs

The Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery, or DBHR, has allocated approximately…

Langley’s ethics board finds that quorum committed by city council was ‘unintentional’

Langley’s ethics training and advisory board found that an illegal quorum committed…

  • Mar 15th, 2017

Freeland sewer project remains afloat with 2-1 vote by Freeland Water and Sewer District Commissioners | Corrected

The Freeland sewer project will live on. A majority of the Freeland…

WSF to propose Clinton ferry schedule change at open house

Washington State Ferries (WSF) is proposing schedule changes to the Clinton-to-Mukilteo ferry…

Newspaper bill from city hall was just to ‘get your attention,’ mayor says

Though he personally sent an invoice, Langley Mayor Tim Callison said Monday…

Osprey nest removed near Classic Road

An osprey nest on top of a power pole near Classic Road…

  • Mar 11th, 2017

Freeland sewer board considers holding project indefinitely

By this time next week, the long debated Phase 1A Freeland sewer…

Wreck causes power outage for Langley residents

A vehicle that collided with a power pole Wednesday evening left some…

  • Mar 11th, 2017

State road projects to be discussed at open house in Coupeville

Informal presentation by WSDOT in Coupeville

Whidbey ‘citizen scientists’ publish seabird study

For the past 12 years, Frances Wood could be found on early…

Mayor of Langley puts price on freedom of the press

In an unprecedented move, Langley Mayor Tim Callison this week began a…

Island County health officials exonerated by state board

The state Board of Health exonerated two Island County public health officials…

House bill would allow municipalities to charge for digital records

OLYMPIA, Mar. 8 — In floor action Mar. 3, the House of…

Greenbank man charged in slow-speed chase

A 41-year-old Greenbank man who allegedly led a deputy on a car…

SHERIFF’s REPORT | ‘Weirdo’ grafitti, a frantic caller and slow food truck service

The following are 911 calls to the Island County Sheriff’s Office, South…

Dog suffers ‘massive trauma’ after being thrown from car

The Island County animal control officer is asking the public for help…

Council agrees to discuss new draft inclusive ordinance

The door could still be open for a sanctuary city vote in…

Port eyes $1.67 million in fairgrounds improvments

The Port of South Whidbey hopes to become the official new owner…

Marine Corps League to set up on South End

A new Marine Corps League is coming to South Whidbey and organizers…

Over 200 attend town talk with Rep. Rick Larsen | Corrected

Congressman Rick Larsen told a packed audience of more than 200 people…

American Legion memorial honors lost Whidbey veterans

A new memorial at American Legion Post 141 in Bayview will don…

Berm spells end to de facto Freeland car lot

Private car sales in Freeland may take a small dip following the…

  • Mar 7th, 2017

Iconic Central Whidbey barn burns to ground

Fire took down an iconic Central Whidbey barn Monday night, turning the…

OHHS scare Thursday may be linked to other bomb threats

Oak Harbor High School was one of a number of schools across…