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Langley city council supports gun control

By Wendy Leigh wleigh@whidbeynewsgroup.com In a unanimous vote at the Langley City Council meeting on Monday evening, Aug. 19, the council members agreed to approve… Continue reading

  • Aug 20, 2019

Buffalo abuse and submarine theft | Island Scanner

Tuesday, July 23 At 11 a.m., a caller reported that tires and rims were stolen off a deck on Custer Street. At 2:52 p.m., a… Continue reading

Two Democrats will challenge Rep. Norma Smith in 2020

Democratic candidates are getting an early start in their bid to replace two Republican state lawmakers from Island County in 2020. Democrats Scott McMullen and… Continue reading

  • Aug 20, 2019

Three people seriously injured in head-on collision Saturday

Two people were airlifted and another seriously injured in a head-on collision on State Highway 525 Saturday night. Around 6:40 p.m., a Jeep Wrangler driven… Continue reading

Souped up and sudsy: Racers in Langley’s annual Soup Box Derby readying creative rides for Aug. 25

By Wendy Leigh When Jack Healy says he’s into copper bathtubs, he isn’t joking around. That’s exactly what he’ll be “into” Sunday, Aug. 25, when… Continue reading

  • Aug 19, 2019

Getting ready for school

Ensuring students have supplies for new year

Whidbey’s Janie Cribbs keeps on belting out the blues

By Patricia Guthrie Special to The Record Stevie Nicks, Janis Joplin, Bonnie Rait. These are just a few of the famous performers that Janie Cribbs… Continue reading

  • Aug 16, 2019

Commissioners sign contract to build mental health crisis center

Whidbey Island is a step closer to having its first facility for helping its most vulnerable citizens without taking them to the emergency room or… Continue reading

WICA brings Mueller report to stage Aug. 23

Whidbey Island Center for the Arts will present Robert Schenkkan’s “The Investigation: A Search for the Truth in Ten Acts” on Aug. 23. This is… Continue reading

  • Aug 16, 2019

Port of South Whidbey agrees to join Creative District effort

Langley is inching closer to becoming certifiably creative. Eight organizations have come together to form the organization Langley Creates and eventually submit an application to… Continue reading

Annual music festival on the water canceled

An annual musical event at the Langley marina has been cancelled this year, according to Port of South Whidbey Officials. Dock Stock was originally planned… Continue reading

  • Aug 16, 2019

County awards $3M to Langley for infrastructure projects

County commissioners have decided to give restorations at the Coupeville Wharf and improvements to East Langley a lift. The Island County Board of Commissioners voted… Continue reading

Port hits permit snag in planned fairgrounds renovation

Planned kitchen upgrades at the fairgrounds have hit permit snags, and the landowners are considering challenging the city over them. Port of South Whidbey commissioners… Continue reading

Hospital aims to recruit more providers, improve access

The number of unfilled positions at WhidbeyHealth is affecting patients’ access to care, which is causing some to go off island, CEO Ron Telles said… Continue reading

Island County looks to facilitate more farm worker housing

Island County is looking to make it easier for farm owners and operators to build housing for their laborers. Planning staff Monday presented recommendations to… Continue reading

Island County needs more workers, higher paying jobs, report says

Island County’s economy needs younger workers, according to a recent draft report. A consultant and county planning staff presented an economic trends and conditions report… Continue reading

Three decades of advocacy: WEAN has made its mark on environmental policy in Island County

For 30 years, one group on Whidbey Island has served as a watchdog for the environment. Steve Erickson and Marianne Edain, founders of Whidbey Environmental… Continue reading

The last resorts: Tour spins the tale of South Whidbey’s former fishing camps

By WENDY LEIGH wleigh@whidbeynewsgroup.com Any South Whidbey native over the age of 60 is sure to have a tall tale about the lively fishing resorts… Continue reading

  • Aug 12, 2019

Man accused in Walmart theft, leading police chase

A man is accused of stealing a TV from Walmart and leading police on a high-speed chase before crashing and running away, according to court… Continue reading

Motorcyclist injured in collision with deer

A deer precipitated a serious motorcycle accident on South Whidbey Aug. 6, according to the Washington State Patrol. The agency reported that Morgan Will, 57,… Continue reading