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Langley cop saves man from opiate overdose

Narcan used for first time by Langley Police Department

Economist to give talk on housing market at WICA

A local real estate agent is hosting a presentation on economic forecasting by the chief economist for Windermere Real Estate, Matthew Gardner, at 6 p.m.… Continue reading

Law will allow for nuclear missile preparation

It’s unclear what exactly would happen if Whidbey Island were to receive a message of an impending missile attack, because for more than 30 years… Continue reading

Seed farm grows with online store | CORRECTED

The growth of Deep Harvest Farm has been measured and intentional. Owners Annie Jesperson and Nathaniel Talbot have spent the past four years slowly increasing… Continue reading

Wine, spirits, chocolate: a sweet Whidbey treat

Vintners expect a full house for annual tasting tour

Calyx School student photos shine at Bayview exhibit

Calyx School student photos shine at Bayview exhibit

New code could bring tiny homes to Langley in 2019

Langley could become a pilot city for new tiny home building codes next year. The city’s planning department is asking state building code officials if… Continue reading

City fails to notify public of workshop, violates OPMA

The Langley City Council appears to have violated the Open Public Meeting Act (OPMA) at a recent workshop meeting. One of the OPMA’s four requirements… Continue reading

Knox Shannon, 8, holds, a gnome given by his aunt.

Habitat celebrates 50th house built in 20 years

Lindsey Shannon can’t bring herself to climb higher than two steps up a ladder. But that didn’t stop her from helping a team of Habitat… Continue reading

Knox Shannon, 8, holds, a gnome given by his aunt.
The county is seeking input on draft regulations that develop new definitions and regulations for wineries, breweries, cideries and distilleries in rural areas. Photo provided

Island County drafts new winery and event regulations

Island County is looking for input on draft regulatory updates to code focused on special events and wineries, distilleries, breweries and cideries in rural areas.… Continue reading

The county is seeking input on draft regulations that develop new definitions and regulations for wineries, breweries, cideries and distilleries in rural areas. Photo provided

Accused burglar claims ‘Hobo Law’

A South Whidbey woman who was living at a Lone Lake vacation home without permission told people she was allowed to stay there under “Hobo… Continue reading

Langley icon, Richard Clyde, dies at 92

Richard Clyde was an honest man, well known in Langley for running a garage and being a pillar of the community. He was also an… Continue reading

State to fund $3 million expansion of Ferry Dock Road

Long awaited plans to improve the pickup and drop-off area at Ferry Dock Road in Clinton are likely breaking ground in May. Construction over the… Continue reading

Officials consider islandwide high-speed internet

Elected officials in Island County discussed the possibility of implementing islandwide broadband last week at a Council of Governments meeting with the hope of eventually… Continue reading

Data shows Island County’s economy is strong

A consistent decrease in the unemployment rate suggests that Island County has emerged from the Great Recession with a steadily growing economy, according to an… Continue reading

Disney’s “Aladdin” gets South Whidbey spin

Never too much fun for Langley theater ‘elders’

Human remains, strangers in a vacation home and mail in a tree | SHERIFF’S REPORT

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Wednesday, Dec. 27 At 1:18 p.m., a break-in was reported at… Continue reading

Report casts doubts on Whidbey arsonist’s sanity, mental capacity

A forensic mental health examination of a man accused of burning down two houses on South Whidbey in July casts doubt on his sanity and… Continue reading

County, volunteers conduct annual homeless count

Natasha Hamblin’s life is in a state of flux. The 29-year-old is homeless and has been a heroin addict for the past six years. She… Continue reading

Nurses needed for WhidbeyHealth’s SANE program

WhidbeyHealth Medical Center is looking for candidates willing to be trained to provide sexual assault nurse exams. The SANE program involves highly trained nurse practitioners… Continue reading