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Hospital sued by former employees

Two former WhidbeyHealth Medical Center employees who worked in the emergency room filed lawsuits against the hospital district, claiming unlawful discharge and other violations of… Continue reading

Park commissioner: Bond would save trails, fulfill mission

An effort to save a connecting trail system and 40 acres of forest could come to a successful end in November. The South Whidbey Parks… Continue reading

Firefighters rescue elderly retriever from steep bluff

Firefighters aided in the rescue of an elderly Labrador retriever that became stuck on a steep bluff Saturday afternoon. Gus’ family heard him barking from… Continue reading

Rise in Langley’s water rates tied to bond vote

A steep water rate hike is likely in Langley’s future. Consultants from an engineering firm and utility planning agency presented the draft update to the… Continue reading

Larsen talks health care, housing at vets forum

A local congressman and a panel of veteran service providers fielded questions and comments last week from veterans frustrated with long wait times, lack of… Continue reading

Candidate forum slated for Oct. 8

With less than two weeks until ballots are mailed out, candidate forum season is in high gear. The League of Women Voters of Whidbey Island… Continue reading

Fundraiser dinner to support Northwest Language & Cultural Center

A fundraiser dinner to support the work of Northwest Language & Cultural Center is 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 at Coupeville United Methodist Church Fellowship… Continue reading

  • Oct 4, 2019

Conservation District changes system of charges

Whidbey Island Conservation District is changing how it funds a number of its services, which are provided for free to property owners on the island.… Continue reading

‘Only progressive’ faces incumbent for Langley City Council

One man is touting his experience and another his progressive stances in the race for a spot on the Langley City Council. Bruce Allen has… Continue reading

Positions open on port’s fairgrounds committee

The Port of South Whidbey is accepting letters of interest for those wishing to serve on the Fairgrounds Advisory Committee. On an annual basis three… Continue reading

  • Oct 4, 2019

County hosts Narcan Night

County officials want to remind the public that, although there is more awareness of the issue, the opioid crisis is far from over. People are… Continue reading

Man arrested after pointing gun at deputy with sheriff’s office

An unusual dispute between a landlord and a tenant led to a dangerous moment at a Central Whidbey location Friday, Sept. 27, court documents say.… Continue reading

Poop talk in Oct. 3

Residents are invited to get the scoop on poop at a community discussion hosted by Washington State University Extension on Thursday, Oct. 3. Scientists and… Continue reading

Passenger pickup, drop off area open at ferry dock

It took awhile to happen, but the improved passenger pickup and drop off area at the Clinton Ferry Terminal is finally open this week. The… Continue reading

County considering cluster housing code revamp

The Island County planning department may consider changing how it allows for clustered housing as part of ongoing efforts to address the affordable housing shortage.… Continue reading

Firefighters rescue horse stuck in mud

South Whidbey Fire / EMS responded to reports of a couple of four-legged Whidbey residents that needed rescuing over the course of two days. Sunday… Continue reading

New combat veteran group forming

Mental health counselor Jeff Rogers knows firsthand that serving in a combat zone can be a unique, difficult-to-describe experience. Rogers and fellow Vietnam veteran Steve… Continue reading

Group offers training to help abuse victims

At 19 years old, Fe Mischo was tumbling through what she later learned is called a cycle of abuse. She was isolated, had a child… Continue reading

4-H to host Rally Day next Sunday

Events for Oct. 6 include a chance to pet animals, sign up for club

Drunk man chases cars | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Tuesday, Sept. 10 At 5:33 p.m., a Holmes View Drive resident… Continue reading