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Audubon Seabird Survey talk set for April 11

Whidbey Audubon Society welcomes Jennifer Lang, conservation science coordinator of Seattle Audubon, to its April 11 general meeting at the Coupeville Recreation Hall to tell… Continue reading

  • Apr 9, 2019

Freeland Water, Sewer District updating plan

Freeland Water and Sewer District is updating its comprehensive water plan. The district updated its water system plan last October and has posted that draft… Continue reading

  • Apr 9, 2019

Could Whidbey locales be certifiably creative?

New state program promoting economy, vitality through culture

Growler protests continue

The Secretary of the Navy made a final decision regarding EA-18G Growler aircraft on Whidbey Island, but the protests over jet noise haven’t stopped. The… Continue reading

Island Transit looking at services changes

Route 56 between Freeland, Greenbank may be canceled

School librarians demonstrate at the Capitol to protest funding cuts

By Emma Epperly WNPA Olympia News Bureau Seattle Public School librarians gathered on the steps of the Capitol building Tuesday to protest the lack of… Continue reading

  • Apr 9, 2019

Senate passes amended operating budget, negotiations begin

By Emma Epperly WNPA Olympia News Bureau OLYMPIA — The state Senate passed an amended version of the operating budget totalling $52.5 billion for the… Continue reading

  • Apr 9, 2019

Recycling cumbersome, but as necessary as ever

Confused about plastic, glass, paper? Ask questions at transfer stations

Hospital board may consider CEO bonus

Special forum attracted many, was deemed ‘positively effective’

Bookstore crime thriller picked for Whidbey Reads

When author Matthew Sullivan made a bookstore the scene of the crime in his thriller “Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore,” he knew what he… Continue reading

  • Apr 5, 2019

Farming family brings flowers to Greenbank Farm

Greenbank Farm, currently known for its retail stores, pies and dog park, is getting back to its roots with some good, old-fashioned traditional farming. The… Continue reading

Police chase truck around parking lots

Oak Harbor man ordered to have mental health evaluation

County reviews code changes to address housing crisis

Island County commissioners and planning staff are gearing up to make policy changes to facilitate more affordable housing development. In October 2018, commissioners adopted goals… Continue reading

Oak Harbor student accused of hate crime

A boy at North Whidbey Middle School has been charged with committing a hate crime for repeatedly using a racial slur and assaulting a fellow… Continue reading

Hearing set on Freeland regulations

The Island County Planning Commission will hold its last public hearing on Freeland development regulations later this month. At 6 p.m., Monday April 22 at… Continue reading

Nurse accused of being unprofessional

The state Nursing Commission charged a Whidbey Island licensed practical nurse with unprofessional conduct for refusing to measure an unresponsive patient’s respiration rate, according to… Continue reading

Coupeville Community Green project finally underway

Long-awaited parking improvements are underway in Coupeville. Construction of a new, paved parking lot next to the Community Green began Monday as well as the… Continue reading

Boy sent nude pics of students, police say

A student at South Whidbey Middle School was accused of possessing naked photos of several female students on his phone and distributing them to his… Continue reading

County opioid outreach among most successful

Just after the second anniversary of its launch, the Island County Opioid Outreach program boasts one of the best rates of getting people into treatment… Continue reading

Legislation to confiscate firearms in domestic violence situations moves forward

By Emma Epperly WNPA Olympia News Bureau A bill to require the removal of firearms from domestic violence calls if there is probable cause that… Continue reading

  • Apr 5, 2019