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State adds sailings on Clinton route for busy Fourth of July weekend

To mitigate the loss of the Tokitae and ease the busy Fourth…

Water main installed at South Whidbey High School garden

For months, South Whidbey School District Farm and Garden Coordinator Raelani Kessler…

  • Jul 1st, 2017

Whidbey photographers offer glimpse into Havana life

Walking through the streets of Havana, Marcia Wesley and three other South…

New, redesigned bus routes come to South End

More runs, a newly designed route for businesses and doctors’ offices and…

State shutdown would put pinch on crabbing season

It appears unlikely the government will shut down due to failure to…

Whidbey Institute to expand lodging

The Whidbey Institute gave contractors the thumbs up last week to begin…

Serial rapist moves to Tacoma

A serial rapist who terrorized Oak Harbor in the early 1990s has…

School board to approve purchase of projectors

The South Whidbey School Board is likely to approve over $30,000 in…

  • Jun 28th, 2017

Celebrate America blasts off in Freeland next week

Hot food, 1980’s revival glam rock music and a 20-minute fireworks display…

SWHS cross country team asks to go to Mont.

A request by South Whidbey High School’s cross country team to travel…

  • Jun 28th, 2017

Clinton man wins taekwondo sparring world championship

Whidbey Island has a mixed martial arts world champion. Jeffrey Chia of…

Langley City Council to discuss amplified music events at special session

The Machine Shop’s request to hold an amplified music event this weekend…

  • Jun 28th, 2017

No job layoffs for Island County despite state budget impasse

Human resources director: “We have to do this cruel dance. I just hate it”

National Geographic boat was damaged during launch; cruise company cancels scheduled tours

The National Geographic Quest, a 240-foot cruise boat completed by Nichols Brothers…

Freeland driver charged in road rage incident

An 88-year-old Freeland man got so mad at a tailgater that he…

Summer crabbing season announced

Crabbers can start dusting off their crab pots as the Washington Department…

  • Jun 26th, 2017

New website provides history behind Langley’s downtown buildings

The history behind many of Langley’s downtown buildings is now just a…

Freeland roads to be closed for July 4 event

Two roads will be closed near Freeland Park for the town’s annual…

  • Jun 24th, 2017

Langley takes official step toward SolSmart designation

Langley made its first official step toward achieving a SolSmart designation when…

  • Jun 24th, 2017

Whidbey Islanders protest Trumpcare’s possible Medicaid cuts

It’s not every day that 20-somethings in pickup trucks scream obscenities at…

Don’t forget new Whidbey fireworks rules are in effect, sheriff warns

The fireworks season on Whidbey begins next week in Oak Harbor, but…

Organizers scrub Choochokam 2017, announce new vision

Choochokam is cancelled, again. An email sent to a Langley business by…

Freeland says goodbye to ‘the last chicken house’

A chapter of Freeland’s agricultural and pioneering past closed this week with…

Pooch falls off huge Clinton bluff, lives to wag tail another day

A stranded pup named “Chunk” was rescued from the side of a…

Math camp; it’s cooler than it sounds

Cormac McCarthy doesn’t want kids to be afraid of math, but the…

Washington State Ferries seeks feedback on proposed rate hike

Washington State Ferries (WSF) is looking for feedback on a new fare…

  • Jun 21st, 2017

Low tides could affect travel time for certain vehicles on Clinton-to-Mukilteo ferry route

Low tides may affect travel for low-clearance trucks, trailers and other tow…

  • Jun 20th, 2017

Pint with a cause funds SW non-profit program

A South Whidbey-based nonprofit’s far reaching influence can be found on grocery…

Former Marines retire Langley City Hall flag

Members of Col. Richard “Buck” Francisco Marine Corps League Detachment 1451 conducted…

  • Jun 20th, 2017

Expect traffic delays on Highway 525 until fall

Commuters along Whidbey’s main corridor from Coupeville to Clinton can expect to…

Whidbey Conservation District welcomes Anza Muenchow to board

Clinton resident and farm owner Anza Muenchow is the newest member of…

  • Jun 17th, 2017

Island County announces Cultus Bay Road fix

A fix for an unstable section of Cultus Bay Road should be…

  • Jun 17th, 2017

Island County officials brace for state budget crisis crunch

State lawmakers delay could to lead lay-offs, program cuts

Island County launches veteran survey

Island County is conducting a survey of the needs and status of…

  • Jun 17th, 2017

School board director disagrees with raise for superintendent

South Whidbey School District Superintendent Jo Moccia received her third annual raise…

Ebey’s Trail grant approval veers off course

Long-winded jet noise debate flies again at county meeting

Langley City Council approves increase in live music events

The Langley City Council voted to increase the maximum number of special…

  • Jun 17th, 2017

Sanctuary city topic costs Langley a fifth of its annual legal budget

The sanctuary city discussion was a costly topic for the city of…

Clinton man pleads ‘not guilty’ to vehicular homicide charge

Jeffrey Lewellen, the Clinton man accused of causing a collision that killed…

Fulton, Durbin receive 2017 teacher excellence awards from Schools Foundation

South Whidbey High School teachers Doug Fulton and Tim Durbin both received…

  • Jun 15th, 2017

WhidbeyHealth new addition to open July 7

Transferring of patients planned with military precision

WhidbeyHealth gets clean bill of financial health

WhidbeyHealth passed its yearly financial physical Monday. An independent audit firm told…

Mysterious case of missing bouncy house partially solved by eagle-eyed parks worker

Tom Fallon, South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District’s Groundskeeper, was just beginning…

Saving a life is an island-wide effort in Coupeville

An Eagle Scout project from nine years ago was one of many…

New chairs, desks to be purchased by the South Whidbey School District

Replacing old and damaged furniture for three school campuses could cost the…

  • Jun 13th, 2017

State pulls Tokitae for three weeks for mandatory inspection; vessel replaced by smaller 124-car ferry

Motorists on the Clinton-to-Mukilteo ferry route will have to make due without…

  • Jun 13th, 2017

South Whidbey High School, South Whidbey Academy graduate 118

South Whidbey High School graduate Spencer Fee knows that while one chapter…

Murderer will return after winning part of appeal

An Oak Harbor man who killed his two grandfathers in 2011 and…

Whidbey Island Bank helps food bank establish summer feeding program | CORRECTED

Good Cheer Food Bank is seeking donations to qualify for a $5,000…

  • Jun 12th, 2017

POLICE REPORT | A mysterious black helicopter, a ‘ginormous’ section of fallen bluff and a stolen rock

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

  • Jun 10th, 2017