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Road work to delay traffic along Highway 525

Repaving will reduce traffic to one lane

Langley Middle School campus to house research, archive center

Langley Middle School’s doors may be closing to students next week, but…

Langley City Council approves planning document changes

The first reading of a resolution containing proposed amendments to Island County’s…

  • Jun 10th, 2017

Rooting out poison hemlock; Sunlight Beach good Samaritan gets help from neighbors

For nearly a decade, Jean Wilcox has been the bane of poison…

Commissioners make grant for trail contingent on jet-noise statement

A project to build a portion of a trail system in Central…

Two new sculptures coming to Clyde Alley in Langley

Clyde Alley was once barren of art. Today, it’s shaping up be…

Driftwood blaze the result of unattended beach fire, official says

An unattended beach fire got out of control at Admiralty Heights on…

No traffic light, roundabout for Cameron Road, state says

State road officials appear to be rejecting a request from several businesses…

Clinton Community Council puts out call for park clean-up volunteers

Those who missed a community clean-up of Dan Porter Park in Clinton…

  • Jun 7th, 2017

Langley to continue sustainability efforts despite Trump pulling the U.S. from Paris climate change accord

Langley will continue to reduce its carbon footprint despite President Donald Trump’s…

  • Jun 7th, 2017

Valedictorians talk challenges, obstacles, accomplishments

A total of 102 South Whidbey High School students will receive their…

Beusch appointed to Langley City Council seat

Burt Beusch is Langley’s newest city council member. Beusch was appointed to…

Langley City Council shelves inclusive ordinance, proposal supporters vow to fight on in November election

Langley’s long debated inclusive city ordinance appears to be dead. The city…

Around 200 former students, staff say farewell to Langley Middle School

It was like a family reunion for Nedra Floyd Paulter. The 1966…

Island County seeks noxious weed board member

The Island County commissioners are seeking applicants to fill a position on…

No critical injuries from Greenbank rollover

A Freeland woman survived a rollover accident in Greenbank on Wednesday. The…

Fish for free without a license next weekend

Anglers across Washington can legally cast their lines without a state-issued fishing…

Port of South Whidbey town hall planned

Port of South Whidbey Commissioner Curt Gordon will host a town hall…

  • Jun 3rd, 2017

Inclusive city ordinance proposal returns, again

The long awaited first reading of an inclusive city ordinance is set…

Seattle’s future mayor? Greenbank man says he has the right stuff

Fifteen years ago, Thom Gunn wrote a column for the Seattle Times…

Clinton man charged in fatal crash

The Clinton man involved in a fatal car accident involving a moped…

Three Langley residents vie for open city council seat

Three Langley residents will vie for an appointed seat on the city…

Island County policy amendments shouldn’t impact Langley’s comprehensive plan

Proposed revisions to Island County’s countywide planning policies will have a minimal…

  • May 31st, 2017

County to hold bridge-to-boat trail meetings in June

Bikers, hikers, paddlers, runners, horseback riders, fishing enthusiasts, beach strollers, sand castle…

Recycling in Island County being revisited

Voluntary curbside pickup for rural residents a possibility

Community to bid adieu to Langley Middle School on Friday

A chance to say a final goodbye in recognition of the closure…

Memorial Day service pays tribute to local heroes

The sacrifices of about a dozen South Enders who gave their lives…

Lake Stevens woman dies in head-on crash; police arrest Clinton man

A Lake Stevens woman is dead and a Clinton man is facing…

Meet South Whidbey’s ‘Startup Queens’ | CORRECTED

If South Whidbey residents have a favorite community nonprofit, there’s a good…

Schooner breaks free from mooring, takes unmanned trip during storm

After a harrowing ordeal Tuesday, Mark Saia arrived home around midnight and…

Car takes out power pole in collision near Skatchet Head

Some homes in the Scatchet Head area were left without cable service…

Memorial Day event to honor South Whidbey veterans

The annual Memorial Day ceremony at Bayview Cemetery this week will have…

Farewell event for LMS next week

A farewell event for Langley Middle School is set for next week.…

  • May 27th, 2017

Ryan’s House may lose grant over minor debate

A non-profit organization that serves homeless youth on Whidbey Island may lose…

South Whidbey School Board approves kitchen upgrade

The South Whidbey School Board approved $75,000 in improvements to kitchen equipment…

  • May 27th, 2017

Filing week yields two more South Whidbey races: parks and city council

The close of filing week has revealed two additional races, one for…

Dog House owners await building permit to begin repairs | CORRECTED

The owners of the Dog House in Langley will likely be issued…

Coupeville to get its own whale bell

Taking a tune from Langley, the Coupeville Historic Waterfront Association is installing…

  • May 24th, 2017

Clinton deer abuser sent to jail

A Clinton man who broke a fawn’s pelvis with his bare hands…

Law, Constitutional expert to visit Whidbey, give lectures

In the wake of a highly contested 2016 presidential election, political engagement…

Washington state ferry fare hikes proposed

A state panel took the first step last Tuesday to hiking fares…

  • May 24th, 2017

SHERIFF’S REPORT | A man with a sword, a dangerous looking go-cart and a rogue pig

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

  • May 23rd, 2017

Useless Bay tidelands to remain under Parks purview

Hundreds of acres of Useless Bay tidelands will remain under the stewardship…

WhidbeyHealth consolidates billing offices to Coupeville

Improving customer service the goal of “First Call Resolve”

Therapist pleads to indecent exposure

A therapist who was caught in a compromising position at Deception Pass…

District won’t move to Langley Middle School facility

After exploring the idea of relocating the South Whidbey Parks and Recreation…

City of Langley seeks applicants for vacated council seat

The Langley City Council is looking for people interested in filling a…

  • May 20th, 2017

Bank ruckus leads to arrest of man

An incident that occurred at Heritage Bank in Clinton Tuesday morning that…

Teaching indigenous history through cultural immersion

Fourth grade is the school year when elementary students learn about Washington…

Ready for another South Whidbey pool pitch? Group, district prep for a new discussion

Serious efforts to bring a public pool to South Whidbey appear to…