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Pick-up truck takes out light pole in Clinton

A mechanical issue caused a white Ford pick-up truck to lose control…

A trip to Gitmo: prosecutor attends hearing of alleged USS Cole terrorist

From behind triple-pane glass at the back of an enormous courtroom, Island…

State park decision-makers to consider South Whidbey park plans

Long-range plans for state park land on South Whidbey, including a permanent…

  • May 6th, 2017

Possession Beach boat ramp redo set for June

A facelift of the public boat ramp at Possession Beach is finally…

Freeland man selected as next Port of Coupeville executive director

Former Whidbey Telecom employee Chris Michalopoulos is the new executive director for…

Island Transit reaches contract with union

Island Transit finally has a contract with bus operators and dispatchers. The…

Tons of toxic trash targeted in state budget cuts

Program for poisons collected 300,000 pounds last year

Bayview Farmers Market official reports strong opening day

The 2017 farmers market season on South Whidbey opened Saturday, flowing with…

Island Transit bus route changes set to begin July 1

Bus routes on Whidbey and Camano Islands will change at the beginning…

Hundreds participate in climate march through streets of Langley

Demonstrators numbering in the hundreds took aim at President Donald Trump’s policies…

Shrimp, halibut seasons in Whidbey waters announced

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) released the dates for…

Langley wellness center application scrubbed due to high project costs

A wellness center proposed to be a one-stop shop for massage therapy,…

Hearts & Hammers workday slated for this weekend

Saturday is the big day. An army of Hearts & Hammers volunteers…

Langley’s Second Street project leads to national recognition

Langley’s $2.2 million redesign of Second Street in 2014 is being recognized…

Port of Coupeville sets half off discount for nonprofits

The Port of Coupeville established a policy offering a 50 percent discount…

South Whidbey Days for Girls kits delivered to Haiti

Former Freeland resident founded global non-profit

Building a bridge to the beach; ADA upgrades planned for Clinton Beach Park

Getting closer to the water’s edge on South Whidbey will soon be…

South Whidbey High School to enclose outside area

The South Whidbey School Board approved a $62,000 project at its regular…

  • Apr 29th, 2017

Time for hunters to apply for special permits

Hunters have until May 24 to apply for special permits for fall…

  • Apr 29th, 2017

Former Island County Jail deputies appear in court on charges of falsifying logs

Two former Island County corrections deputies accused of forging jail records after…

South Whidbey Fire/EMS receives high bond rating grade

South Whidbey Fire/EMS can borrow money cheaply, thanks to a recent bond…

WhidbeyHealth names new Coupeville board commissioner

Kurt Blankenship chosen from six candidates

Langley business booster: clipper shuttles thousands to city in slow season

Things have felt a lot like summer over the past month and…

Bayview, Tilth farmers markets to open this weekend

Get ready farmers market lovers, the 2017 season begins this weekend. Kicking…

  • Apr 28th, 2017

Elementary school students bid adieu to 234 salmon

Audrey Gmerek knew for months that this spring’s Salmon in the Classroom…

Goosefoot, nonprofits partner for better philanthropy

Four Whidbey non-profit organizations are teaming up with Goosefoot to leverage their…

  • Apr 26th, 2017

Climate march to hit streets of Langley this weekend

Taking note of other climate marches happening around the country but wanting…

Deer Lagoon Grange celebrates 90th birthday with open house

It’s official: April 2017 will be known as Island County Grange month.…

Status of gray whale hit by boat unknown

The fate of gray whale struck by a powerboat in Saratoga Passage…

Navy sets meeting for special operations training

Strolling along a beach at Deception Pass or South Whidbey State Park,…

New $72,000 intercom system at high school approved by South Whidbey School Board

The purchase of a new $72,000 intercom system at South Whidbey High…

  • Apr 22nd, 2017

First reading of inclusive city ordinance could come in mid-May

There appears to be some progress in Langley with an inclusive city…

State extends Whidbey highway work to weekends

Construction at Highway 525 and Highway 20 intersections will now extend into…

Clinton drive-by shooter sentenced for August 2016 crime

A 20-year-old Oak Harbor man was recently sent to prison for shooting…

  • Apr 22nd, 2017

New museum exhibit highlights 120,000 years on Whidbey

About 1,200 centuries ago, Whidbey was part of a broad alluvial plain…

Minor earthquake jolts Whidbey residents

A 3.1-magnitude earthquake struck about two miles offshore from Ebey’s Landing Wednesday…

Makeshift home in Freeland claimed by fire

A structure fire in the wee hours of this past Saturday morning…

South Whidbey High School’s Earth Day event hailed as ‘best’ to date

Lynda Moran wasn’t sure what her classmates and peers thought of the…

Deer Lagoon Grange turns 90, plans Saturday open house

Deer Lagoon Grange will host an open house this weekend, celebrating 90…

  • Apr 20th, 2017

Island County drug court rules medication helps with addiction

Kody Schwiger gave up everything for heroin. A low-point, he recalls, was…

MV Tokitae hauls less by total, more on average; 144-car ferry still makes the grade, officials say

The state ferry Tokitae transported over 23,000 fewer cars, made 10 percent…

Drug Take Back on South Whidbey set for April 29

At a time when opioid abuse is at epidemic proportions, it’s more…

Driver OK after roll over in Freeland

A rollover left a vehicle wedged between trees and a tire stuck…

  • Apr 18th, 2017

Hundreds hunt for stuffed bunnies in downtown Langley

Wyatt Walsh looked high and low for a stuffed bunny during the…

Man faces trial after extradition to Whidbey

A former South Whidbey man accused of sexual assault is scheduled to…

Accused Cascade Mall shooter found dead in Snohomish County jail

Suspected Cascade Mall shooter and Oak Harbor resident Arcan Cetin was found…

Bow fishermen spear grass carp during the night at Lone Lake

Bow fishermen had a successful night hunting for troublesome grass carp in…

  • Apr 17th, 2017

Future of Freeland sewers still in doubt

Freeland Water and Sewer District commissioners wanted feedback, and they got it.…

Freeland wreck leaves vehicle in ditch

A two-car collision snarled traffic in Freeland for about 30 minutes on…

  • Apr 15th, 2017