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State road projects to be discussed at open house in Coupeville

Informal presentation by WSDOT in Coupeville

Island County health officials exonerated by state board

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

Dog suffers ‘massive trauma’ after being thrown from car

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

House bill would allow municipalities to charge for digital records

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

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

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

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…

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…

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…

Coupeville High School declares ‘emergency’ over leaky roof

Whidbey Island’s cold, wet winter has been particularly unkind to Coupeville High…

First Saratoga gray whale spotted

It’s nearing that time of year when the waters off Whidbey Island…

  • Mar 4th, 2017

South Whidbey veterans receive quilts in honor of service

While “The Greatest Generation” continues to fade away with time, a community…

Washington Department Fish and Wildlife project low wild salmon returns

Fishery managers at the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and…

  • Mar 4th, 2017

Rep. Larsen to discuss Affordable Care Act with town talk at Langley United Methodist Church

Congressman Rick Larsen will host a public discussion in Langley on Affordable…

  • Mar 3rd, 2017

Rene Neff to resign from Langley City Council

Langley City Councilwoman Rene Neff confirmed this week that she will resign…

South Whidbey fireboat assists in Hat Island marine rescue

South Whidbey Fire/EMS’s fireboat made a quick dash to Hat Island, also…

  • Mar 3rd, 2017

Good Cheer welcomes its youngest board member — ever

Most college applications only include information on a student’s grade point average,…

Oak Harbor man gets 18 years for child rape

An Oak Harbor man pleaded guilty to raping three young girls but…

Goosefoot tax status change will benefit community, organization says

Goosefoot announced it has changed its tax exempt status from that of…

WSDOT sets meeting on 2017 road projects in Island County

Road construction season is just around the corner. Washington State Department of…

  • Mar 1st, 2017

Island County offices return to full hours starting March 6

Coupeville campus open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to serve the public

This year’s Whidbey Island Fair to be held in July

The Whidbey Island Fair will kick off about two weeks earlier than…

Goosefoot kicks in for new Senior Services freezer

Senior Services asked, Goosefoot delivered. The non-profit group recently presented Senior Services…

  • Feb 28th, 2017

SLIDESHOW | Lone Lake swimming with rainbows; fly clubs dump 500 pounds of trout into ‘regional’ fishing hole

Five hundred pounds of trout were introduced into Lone Lake on Monday.…

  • Feb 28th, 2017

Two school campuses in South Whidbey School District to be painted, repaired

There will soon be some spick and span walls around the South…

  • Feb 25th, 2017

Appeals court reverses dismissal of noise-disclosure lawsuit

A lawsuit over the alleged inadequacy of jet-noise disclosures from Whidbey real…

This flu season resulting in more deaths than past years

Three Island County residents have died from influenza during a particularly severe…

Volunteers sought at Langley Whale Center

The Langley Whale Center is looking for new volunteers. The organization recently…

  • Feb 25th, 2017

Animal mutilations terrifying Whidbey Island family

A North Whidbey family is feeling terrorized by a prowler they believe…

School district property taxes could increase with Senate bill

An education bill recently passed by the Senate majority and now before…

State report finds link between Growlers, health problems

A Washington State Department of Health report that analyzes existing studies contradicts…

Gov. Inslee orders state agencies not to enforce federal immigration laws

By ENRIQUE PéREZ DE LA ROSA WNPA Olympia News Bureau OLYMPIA, Feb.…

  • Feb 24th, 2017

Langley City Council give thumbs down to sanctuary city ordinance

Langley will not become a sanctuary city, and it appears the mayor…

Claim against Island County Sheriff’s Office settled for $1.5 million

The risk pool representing Island County recently settled a claim against the…

Citizens: Don’t punish town for exercising free speech

Valentine’s Day was anything but sweet at an Island County commissioners’ meeting…

Detectives await DNA results in possible Oak Harbor vehicular homicide

The Island County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate an unusual North…

Mystery Weekend to return to Langley

The prompt for the 33rd annual Mystery Weekend was recently announced. Participants…

  • Feb 22nd, 2017

Jet noise won’t be a problem, hospital chief says

Officials with WhidbeyHealth Medical Center should consider how proposed Navy Growler jet…

Clinton man sentenced in federal court for child porn

A former Clinton resident was sentenced in federal court this week for…

Freeland father, daughter plead ‘guilty’ in escrow case

A Freeland woman who ran an escrow company with her father is…

Langley mayor may resign if sanctuary city vote is OK’d

Langley Mayor Tim Callison confirmed Tuesday that he may resign if the…

Habitat for Humanity of Island County to build another home for a low-income family

Habitat for Humanity of Island County is at it again. The local…

  • Feb 18th, 2017

Langley City Council to conduct first reading of sanctuary city resolution Tuesday night

A first reading of a resolution declaring Langley a sanctuary city will…

  • Feb 18th, 2017

Langley Ethics Board adds new member

Langley’s ethics board has a new member. Bob French, a Langley resident,…

  • Feb 18th, 2017

The women of South Whidbey Fire/EMS: changing perceptions one fire at a time

The fire service has traditionally been dominated by men, and continues to…