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Grassroots effort aims to purchase land, preserve trails in Langley

When Langley resident Shelley Ackerman heard the properties containing the trails next…

Property tax hikes part of McCleary agreement

A hike in property taxes is coming in 2018 with an increased…

Survey asks public to weigh in on Langley Middle School’s future

A survey released by the South Whidbey School District on Friday gives…

  • Jul 15th, 2017

Man shot by officer in Oak Harbor was armed, police say

A man who was shot by a police officer Tuesday in downtown…

Be safe when clamoring for clams, health agency advises

Interactive map provides warnings, zooms in on beaches

Penn Cove a challenging course for Race Week sailors

35th annual Oak Harbor event a mix of tense days, toga nights

Know your rights; ACLU-WA on Trump

A public meeting for citizens to learn how to stand up to…

  • Jul 12th, 2017

Oak Harbor man sent to prison for indecent exposure

An Oak Harbor man convicted of exposing himself to a teenager at…

  • Jul 12th, 2017

Only funeral home on South Whidbey closes

The only funeral home on South Whidbey closed Friday. Services Corporation International,…

SHERIFF’S REPORT | ‘Screaming’ peacocks, a buried gun and 100 mph scooters

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

  • Jul 12th, 2017

Airbnb impacts local hospitality industry

Every September, Whidbey Island Center for the Arts officials are faced with…

Oak Harbor man accused of assault in gravel pit

A transient man is facing a felony charge for allegedly assaulting a…

  • Jul 12th, 2017

Two men injured in July 3 crash

A two-vehicle collision momentarily shut down both lanes of Highway 525 last…

  • Jul 12th, 2017

Be safe when clamoring for clams, health agency advises

Interactive map provides warnings, zooms in on beaches

Man alleged to have destroyed two homes charged with first degree arson

A 48-year-old man accused of starting a fire that burned down two…

Paving work along Highway 525 to continue through Friday

Paving work on Highway 525 through Freeland and Bayview is expected to…

  • Jul 11th, 2017

Celebrate America draws hundreds to Freeland Park

The 23rd annual Celebrate America event entertained hundreds for more than eight…

South Whidbey School Board approves projector purchases

New technology is coming to the South Whidbey School District. The South…

  • Jul 8th, 2017

Deadline to vote in ‘nicest place to live America’ contest

The deadline to cast a vote for South Whidbey as the “nicest…

NAS Whidbey SAR team rescues kayaker in Dugualla Bay

A Whidbey Island kayaker may owe his life to a sharp-eyed member…

Whidbey celebrates independence the Maxwelton way

Some came to witness the hoards of colorful characters in the parade,…

Forty people participate in demonstration calling for President Trump’s impeachment

The first of what may become a series of protests calling for…

Arson suspect suffered from mental health issues, police say

A man suspected of starting a fire that destroyed two homes on…

WhidbeyHealth delays opening of new addition

Last-minute inspections still needed

  • Jul 7th, 2017

Clinton-Mukilteo ferry route down to one boat

The Clinton-Mukilteo ferry route is on one-boat-service until further notice, according to…

Coupeville six year road plan approved

The town of Coupeville approved its Six Year Transportation Improvement plan that…

  • Jul 5th, 2017

Overdose antidote added to county opioid outreach team

Outside funding delivers 100 Narcan kits

Dancin’ in the streets; Langley Street Dance to feature music, beer garden, food

Langley’s Second Street Plaza may be hard to recognize this weekend. Hundreds…

Washington state budget fully funds education

Gov. Jay Inslee signed a two-year operating budget this past Friday night…

  • Jul 4th, 2017

Seawall Park to have a theme of ‘natural beauty’

A host of little changes currently underway are steering Seawall Park in…

Island County burn ban to go into effect on July 7

A burn ban goes into effect in unincorporated Island County July 7.…

  • Jul 3rd, 2017

Car catches fire, causes outage in Clinton

A male driver estimated to be in his 20s is OK after…

  • Jul 3rd, 2017

Compass Health program tackles mental health needs for Island County children

“They’ll get all up in your life” says grateful Mom

Langley City Council votes to rock on with OK of live music event

The show will go on. The Langley City Council gave The Machine…

SHERIFF’S REPORT | A stolen donation jar, clam poachers and bear traps for burglars

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

  • Jul 1st, 2017

State adds sailings on Clinton route for busy Fourth of July weekend

To mitigate the loss of the Tokitae and ease the busy Fourth…

Water main installed at South Whidbey High School garden

For months, South Whidbey School District Farm and Garden Coordinator Raelani Kessler…

  • Jul 1st, 2017

Whidbey photographers offer glimpse into Havana life

Walking through the streets of Havana, Marcia Wesley and three other South…

New, redesigned bus routes come to South End

More runs, a newly designed route for businesses and doctors’ offices and…

State shutdown would put pinch on crabbing season

It appears unlikely the government will shut down due to failure to…

Whidbey Institute to expand lodging

The Whidbey Institute gave contractors the thumbs up last week to begin…

Serial rapist moves to Tacoma

A serial rapist who terrorized Oak Harbor in the early 1990s has…

School board to approve purchase of projectors

The South Whidbey School Board is likely to approve over $30,000 in…

  • Jun 28th, 2017

Celebrate America blasts off in Freeland next week

Hot food, 1980’s revival glam rock music and a 20-minute fireworks display…

SWHS cross country team asks to go to Mont.

A request by South Whidbey High School’s cross country team to travel…

  • Jun 28th, 2017

Clinton man wins taekwondo sparring world championship

Whidbey Island has a mixed martial arts world champion. Jeffrey Chia of…

Langley City Council to discuss amplified music events at special session

The Machine Shop’s request to hold an amplified music event this weekend…

  • Jun 28th, 2017

No job layoffs for Island County despite state budget impasse

Human resources director: “We have to do this cruel dance. I just hate it”

National Geographic boat was damaged during launch; cruise company cancels scheduled tours

The National Geographic Quest, a 240-foot cruise boat completed by Nichols Brothers…

Freeland driver charged in road rage incident

An 88-year-old Freeland man got so mad at a tailgater that he…