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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…

South Whidbey steps up to help Hurricane Harvey victims

It was Tuesday, Sept. 5, just a few days after the worst…

Suspected DUI crash in Freeland sends one to hospital | CORRECTED

A Freeland woman may face DUI and vehicular assault charges after striking…

Planning for the worst at the emergency prep fair

Ash fell from the sky earlier this week in Western Washington, and…

Two boys suspected in Freeland house fire

Whidbey police have arrested two young boys in connection with a suspicious…

New scoreboard seen in action at South Whidbey football game

South Whidbey High School’s new $82,491 Daktronic scoreboard debuted on Friday night.…

  • Sep 6th, 2017

Man airlifted after rollover in Clinton

A Langley resident was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after…

  • Sep 6th, 2017

Judge orders Oak Harbor burglary suspect to get mental health evaluation

A homeless Oak Harbor man claiming to be a “sovereign” with diplomatic…

Reunion for LHS class of 1957 sparks old memories, rekindles friendships

Though it’s been 60 years since Langley High School’s class of 1957…

Missing sex offender wanted on arrest warrant

A South Whidbey sex offender who went missing is wanted on a…

South Whidbey High School’s stadium renamed after Jim ‘Coach’ Leierer

Jim “Coach” Leierer’s legacy was officially cemented in a fitting place on…

Lewellen pleads guilty, receives 138-month sentence

A Yelm man and former South Whidbey resident will spend the next…

South Whidbey schools set to begin year next week

The first day of school is just around the corner for many…

  • Sep 5th, 2017

Bipartisan group promotes civility first

President Donald Trump didn’t invent rudeness. He may be the most high-profile…

Boy scout with Whidbey roots builds shelter for food bank

Good Cheer Food Bank customers waiting for a ride home now have…

Crabbing season ends on Labor Day

For crabbers dropping their pots in the waters surrounding Whidbey, this weekend…

  • Sep 2nd, 2017

Alleged Coupeville dog killer charged

A Coupeville man accused of killing a dog with a pickax and…

Burning: An ancient tool being used to restore Central Whidbey’s ancient prairies

To restore prairie land on Central Whidbey, local organizations are turning to…

State capital budget gap spurs Whidbey agencies to consider new options

The state legislature had until the end of its third special session…

Coupeville ferry run will temporarily return to two boats

The ferry run between Keystone and Port Townsend will temporarily return to…

Process to update long-awaited Freeland development regulations begins

After years of envisioning growth rules for the Freeland Subarea Plan, Island…

2017 Soup Box Derby draws crowds, smiles

Speed demons, youngsters and businesses on wheels bombed down Zippy Raceway at…

First Street project in Langley delayed until 2018

A First Street sidewalk project to improve pedestrian mobility in Langley has…

  • Aug 30th, 2017

Joint effort ponders Greenbank tide gate headache

An earth-and-cobble dike, tide gate and other infrastructure built in the early…

New funding bolsters Big Brothers Big Sisters presence

A year ago, 11-year-old Matthew Smith was behind in school, mostly kept…

New Mukilteo ferry terminal construction to start next month

Construction crews are close to breaking ground for the new $139 million…

  • Aug 30th, 2017

Sort out guardianship issues before it’s too late, Freeland woman says

Out of everyone in her family, Freeland resident Carolyn Buck says she…

Coupeville man accused of killing dog with pickax

A Coupeville man is accused of beating a dog to death with…

Whidbey’s war on drugs

President Donald Trump announced this month the country’s opioid problem is now…

Port to hold public meeting on Clinton market study

Calming and managing ferry traffic, developing a community drain field for new…

City council commits to boost in Island Senior Resources funding

Though an attic fire at Senior Thrift in July caused a significant…

Survey results narrow Langley Middle School use

Survey results show South Whidbey residents largely support Langley Middle School transforming…

School meeting draws 700 students, parents

Students affected by the closure of Langley Middle School had a taste…

State encourages anglers to hit the beach for Atlantic salmon after net pen failure

After the recent net pen failure that resulted in the release of…