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County buys pumps to combat annual flooding in Mutiny Bay

The Island County Board of Commissioners signed a contract for $162,000 on…

  • Oct 4th, 2017

Tiny houses can make a big dent in affordable housing, new nonprofit says

It’s regularly said that affordable housing is one of the leading issues…

WSU Extension Island County embraces digital portal to education

The burden of having to travel off-island for college courses has the…

Elderly fraud to be focus of Oct. 17 meeting at WICA

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is coming to Langley. FBI Supervisory…

  • Sep 30th, 2017

Oak Harbor officer was justified in shooting, prosecutor finds

Officer Michael Brown was “entirely justified” in shooting a kidnapping suspect in…

Fire marshal to extinguish burn ban on Sunday

Whidbey’s burn ban will officially end this weekend. Island County Fire Marshal…

  • Sep 30th, 2017

Port pitches parking plea to Sen. Murray

Port of South Whidbey commissioners asked representatives of U.S. Sen. Patty Murray…

‘Dine Out Wednesdays’ to support the South Whidbey School District

Fourteen restaurants are participating in the “Dine Out Wednesdays for South Whidbey…

  • Sep 30th, 2017

Where digital meets dirt; county taps phone app data for planning insight

When the county last updated its non-motorized trail plan in 2006, transportation…

South Whidbey Fire/EMS may seek off-island help

Hoping to combat a declining volunteer force, South Whidbey Fire/EMS is considering…

Funeral home loss worries police

The closure of South Whidbey’s only funeral home in July has presented…

Fall ferry schedule begins Sunday

Washington State Ferries’ fall sailing schedule will go into effect Sunday, Oct.…

  • Sep 29th, 2017

Parks district posts draft comp plan online for public review

South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District has posted a draft of a…

Highway 525 crash sends two to hospital as ‘precautionary measure’

Two people were transported to WhidbeyHealth following a rear-end collision on Highway…

Vacant buildings lead to meeting with biz leader

Langley residents and the city’s mayor have deemed two vacant buildings in…

Week-long event to feature Whidbey Island farms

Friday, Sept. 29 will kick off the first-ever Whidbey Island Grown Week,…

Logo designed for South Whidbey Community Center

The South Whidbey School Board will likely approve a new logo for…

  • Sep 27th, 2017

Langley Middle School closure savings to be discussed

The impact of Langley Middle School’s closure on the South Whidbey School…

  • Sep 26th, 2017

Dick Caldwell dies at 83

Dick Caldwell, a former Island County commissioner and conservative voice on Whidbey,…

Deciphering fact from fiction, Sno-Isle Libraries tackles fake news

Oak Harbor librarian helps readers decipher fact from fiction

Burn ban restrictions reduced by Island County fire marshal

One good thing about the return of soggy weather is that Whidbey…

Navy delays release of Environmental Impact Statement on Growlers

The Navy is delaying a decision on aircraft practice on Whidbey Island…

No seismic work planned at LMS

Seismically retrofitting Langley Middle School isn’t on the South Whidbey School District’s…

Deputy fired multiple shots in fatal confrontation

A man in a confrontation with police on North Whidbey Sunday night…

Repaving project to close widely used intersection in Langley

A repaving and sidewalk project at the intersection of Cascade Avenue and…

  • Sep 23rd, 2017

State auditor issues finding against county

The Washington State Auditor’s Office issued an audit finding against Island County…

Yacht burns, sinks off west side of Whidbey Island

A man made it to safety after a yacht caught fire off…

State, family to erect memorial road sign for DUI victim

Mary Jo Keil wakes up every morning and thinks about the same…

Maxwelton Outdoor Classroom turns 20, celebration planned for next month

As much as salmon and students are integral to the Maxwelton Outdoor…

Langley Main Street Association to clean up Langley Park

The Langley Main Street Association is taking the lead on making improvements…

WAIF providing shelter to Texas hurricane cats

A group of feline refugees traveled across the country to Whidbey Island…

Oak Harbor burglary leads to streaking suspects

A man is facing a felony charge after he allegedly broke into…

Clinton man uninjured in rollover crash

A 32-year-old Clinton man was involved in a single-vehicle rollover crash on…

  • Sep 19th, 2017

Coupeville man accused in $1 million fraud scheme

A man running an online business out of a Coupeville home defrauded…

Djangofest Northwest tunes up Wednesday

Gypsy jazz will fill Langley’s streets this week. The 17th annual DjangoFest…

Parks district seeks input on comprehensive plan

South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District has posted its draft comprehensive plan…

  • Sep 19th, 2017

Deputy shoots kills armed man on North Whidbey | Updated

A deputy with the Island County Sheriff’s Office shot and killed an…

School district releases LMS rental rates

The price tags for rentable rooms at Langley Middle School have been…

Final county jail review documents ‘impressive’ change

Impressive progress has been made in improving the management and operation of…

Goose worker to compete in state bagging championship

Next Wednesday, grocery baggers from across the state will compete to see…

South Whidbey High School garden grows in popularity with students

South Whidbey High School junior Matthew Simmons isn’t a fan of tomatoes.…

Is South Whidbey having a baby boom?

It’s no secret that South Whidbey’s demographic is older than it was…

Capital budget: jobs, addiction funding at risk

As the state capital budget remains quagmired in the Legislature over a…

Living ‘an authentic life’ invites many questions, transgender man says

Living ‘an authentic life’ invites many questions, transgender man says

Intern program helps small farms bloom

Interns can be a rare commodity in the world of small farming.…

Island County planners look to streamline shoreline permit process

Getting a permit to develop on the shoreline may become easier and…

NAS Whidbey to hold public meeting on base hunting

People interested in hunting on Naval Air Station Whidbey Island property during…

  • Sep 9th, 2017

Island Transit lauded for its improved safety record

Fewer accidents on the road leads to high praise from risk pool

Former Oak Harbor man wanted on suspicion of child molesting

A former Oak Harbor man accused of molesting a 9-year-old girl is…

City of Langley seeks input on new LED light

The City of Langley is seeking input on a new light emitting…