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Proposed Langley bus stop move stalls

A plan to relocate a bus stop in Langley hit a pothole…

Deputy shoots South Whidbey suspect with sponge bullet

A South Whidbey man who held off police in a brief standoff…

Arr, Langley be gettin ‘pirate-style’ telescopes

The view in Langley is about to get a whole lot better.…

Langley City Council meetings return to the airwaves

After months of not airing Langley City Council meetings on the radio,…

  • Aug 8th, 2017

Air quality alert extended through Thursday as smokey skies continue

The layer of smoke that has blanketed Whidbey Island for the past…

  • Aug 8th, 2017

Whidbey EMS seeks grant for community paramedics

Too many local 911 calls involve social needs, not medical emergencies, paramedics say

Whidbey police warn of phony cop phone scam

Island police are warning the public of a telephone con where scammers…

  • Aug 8th, 2017

Please do something about drug houses, residents say

Residents in the Sun Vista neighborhood in Sunlight Beach have been complaining…

Langley man accused in pellet gun shooting over raw chicken

A man is accused of shooting a woman in the head with…

As Freeland sewers drown in financial infeasibility, two new proposals rise to surface

With a $5 million funding gap continuing to hamstring the Freeland sewer…

Port of Coupeville seeks public input on comprehensive scheme

Ideas were abundant Tuesday from a small group of community members interested…

State restricts fishing, county urges anglers to pee-lease use the portable toilets

What do portable toilets and pink salmon have in common? Anglers, of…

Smoke staying in our skies — and eyes — through the weekend

B.C. wildfires blanket Washington with’ worst’ air quality in the nation

Woman rescued after driving off cliff in Clinton

Whidbey firefighters rescued a woman who was stranded in her car on…

Too hot? Too dry? Too bad. More is on the way to Whidbey.

Higher temperatures lead to stricter burn ban

Conservation Futures Program to benefit forest, shores and farmland on Whidbey

County commissioners approve $1.1 million in tax-funded grants

The Whidbey Triathlon, in photos

More than 200 people competed in the 21st Whidbey Triathlon on Saturday,…

Island Ice in Oak Harbor could get new home

Whidbey Island may be getting a semi-permanent, synthetic ice rink, open from…

  • Aug 2nd, 2017

Arraignment of Fountain, arson suspect, delayed

Blake Fountain, the 48-year-old arson suspect involved in the July 6 fire…

  • Aug 2nd, 2017

Sorry anglers, no more chinook, state says

Anglers in Marine Area 9, which covers Admiralty Inlet, can no longer…

  • Aug 2nd, 2017

New approaches explored for backlog of code violations in Island County

Commissioner: ‘What we want to do is get people on a path to enforcement’

Whidbey’s 360 area code now needed for all local calls

Western Washington joins the national trend of 10-digit dialing

Famous musician survives head-on crash with suspected drunk driver in Langley

Internationally known musician and Grammy award winner Macklemore was involved in a…

Search and Rescue conducts two missions Monday in Whatcom County

Search and Rescue teams from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island conducted two…

  • Jul 29th, 2017

Individual health care plans on South Whidbey will dwindle to one in 2018

When Langley resident Kymy Johnson received a letter from her health insurance…

Island Transit asks the public to weigh in on plan, what agency can do better

Island Transit is hoping to hear from its users to identify transit…

  • Jul 29th, 2017

School budget approved, parents express concern about consolidation

The South Whidbey School Board approved a $20.67 million budget for the…

Burglars tee off at Clinton’s Island Greens Golf Course — again

Wielding a sledge hammer to break up concrete from around a steel…

City of Langley wins PRA lawsuit

The city of Langley has prevailed in a lawsuit brought by Clinton…

  • Jul 29th, 2017

Oak Harbor retailer focus of racial harassment complaint

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is suing Big 5 Sporting Goods after…

Recent testing at Lone Lake shows neurotoxin levels are 150 times over state limit

“When in doubt, stay out.” It turns out that simple catch phrase…

New Lone Lake test shows neurotoxin level increase

Results from another analysis of Lone Lake show that neurotoxin levels have…

South Whidbey campground funding in limbo with state capital budget

Although the state’s operating budget was approved at the last minute on…

Attic fire closes Senior Thrift in Freeland

Senior Thrift in Freeland is closed due to a fire that broke…

Ferry service returns following mysterious terminal damage in Mukilteo; loading restrictions in effect

Service on the Clinton-to-Mukilteo ferry route was halted for more than 30…

Budget hearing for 2017-18 school year set for Wednesday

A $20.74 million budget for the 2017-18 school year will be discussed…

State patrol to monitor roads for ‘unsafe’ motorcyclists

Washington State Patrol (WSP) troopers in Island County will be on the…

  • Jul 22nd, 2017

Whidbey Island Triathlon forces road restrictions

The 21st annual Whidbey Island Triathlon returns Saturday, July 29, which means…

  • Jul 22nd, 2017

Man avoids deer but crashes car near Freeland

A 23-year-old man who swerved his Pontiac sedan to miss a deer…

  • Jul 22nd, 2017

Hands off your phone by Sunday, or face fines

New state law cracks down on distracted driving

The tasty Whidbey Island fare

For the younger crowd, the Whidbey Island Fair is all about rides…

Lone Lake closes due to toxic algae bloom

Lone Lake is closed temporarily due to toxic algae levels that are…

Langley Second Street Dance receives funding for 2018 event

Following another successful Second Street Dance in Langley on July 8, the…

  • Jul 19th, 2017

Goosefoot launches new grant program, seeks applicants

Goosefoot is seeking applicants for a newly created community grant program for…

  • Jul 19th, 2017

UW study pins orca pregnancy problems on lack of salmon

A new study links a lack of salmon to failed pregnancies in…

Arraignment for alleged arsonist rescheduled for next week

The arraignment of Blake Fountain on a charge of first-degree arson has…

  • Jul 19th, 2017

$50 million WhidbeyHealth wing set to open next week

CEO Forbes “couldn’t be prouder” of taxpaxer-funded state-of-art facility

Highway crews paving on both ends of Whidbey Island

30-mile road project nearing completion

  • Jul 18th, 2017

Clinton Wells Fargo to close

Clinton will soon be down to just one bank as Wells Fargo…

Clinton man charged in sword incident

A Clinton man is facing charges for allegedly trying to to push…