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Budget meetings scheduled for Langley, port

It’s almost November, meaning budget crunch time again for local South Whidbey governments. The public can once again see how the budget sausage is made… Continue reading

Events code seeks balance

Sound and access remain the most contentious topics in the most recent draft of rural event regulations in the county. Staff presented Monday the Island… Continue reading

Client allegedly stalked attorney

A defense attorney withdrew this week from representing a defendant in Island County Superior Court after obtaining a no-contact order against the man. In court… Continue reading

Fort gets spooky for Halloween

Haunted Fort event will be a scary good time

A light-filled cemetery marks All Soul’s Eve

F or more than 20 years, on the day after the costumed merriment of Halloween, a more reflective community event takes place in the environs of… Continue reading

Wraparound art planned for Langley utility boxes

Drab Whidbey Telecom utility boxes will soon transcend into popping spots of color and design with a new Langley public art project. The city council… Continue reading

Outside money pours in, but most contributors are local

Outside interests have poured money into local elections this year, but the majority of campaign contributions still come from the candidates’ constituency, data from the… Continue reading

Candle damages Clinton home

A Clinton home was saved Monday from destruction after a resident arrived to find his house in smoke, according to South Whidbey Fire/EMS Deputy Chief… Continue reading

WICA to present Ballet Victoria

Whidbey Island Center for the Arts will be present “Ballet Victoria” 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2. “Ballet Victoria is a boutique professional ballet company with… Continue reading

  • Oct 24, 2018

Sheriff candidates offer different philosophies

Both of the men who want to be Island County sheriff come from within the department, but they are very different candidates with very different… Continue reading

Navy wants comments on Growler impact to reserve

The Navy is asking for public comment on a draft “memorandum of agreement” regarding EA-18G Growler aircraft and historic properties on Whidbey Island even though… Continue reading

Man gets maximum sentence for sex crime

A Freeland man who sexually assaulted a sleeping woman at a South Whidbey cabin four years ago was sent to prison Monday. Island County Superior… Continue reading

Proclamation aims to build understanding of dwarfism

Lolly Titherington knows how frustrating it is being unable to reach the sink to wash her hands or not be able to see the keyboard… Continue reading

Pulitzer-winning cartoonist to be hosted by WICA

Whidbey Island Center for the Arts is welcoming back acclaimed editorial cartoonist David Horsey 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 . Robert Merry joins Horsey in… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2018

Commissioners weigh in on military compatibility plan

As the state tries to create planning guidelines for development near military installations, Island County commissioners want to ensure land use decisions remain under local… Continue reading

Langley Whale Center seeking volunteers

The Langley Whale Center is taking volunteer applications and offering on-the-job training. Volunteer docents greet and count visitors, explain educational displays and help with gift… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2018
Photo by Patricia Guthrie/Whidbey News Group
                                Clay Canfield helps Terri Marie Desrosiers into the Island Transit RideLink van that transports veterans to medical appointments.

New van for veterans helps with health care

It’s not an ambulance, fire truck or other rescue vehicle. But to its new occupants, the plain white eight-passenger van is “a life safer.” Tuesday,… Continue reading

Photo by Patricia Guthrie/Whidbey News Group
                                Clay Canfield helps Terri Marie Desrosiers into the Island Transit RideLink van that transports veterans to medical appointments.

See Rover run, see Rover read

Library goes to the dogs with therapy training

Whale of a piggy bank

Will a whale make a good pig? A Langley arts group is exploring installing a large whale piggy bank near Langley’s Whale Bell Park to… Continue reading

EDC asks for more money

The Economic Development Council for Island County is seeking to re-brand, but it needs more money from Island County to do so. “We have a… Continue reading