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Submit nominees for Hometown Hero

Want to nominate a Hometown Hero? This series began in 1995 and is published in the South Whidbey Record, all of those years written by… Continue reading

  • Jan 29, 2019

Freeland Library gets needed makeover

Open look creates more room for books

Volunteer group relays complaints and kudos to WhidbeyHealth

‘Our role is to be proactive, reactive and advisory’

It’s more than just numbers to new county budget manager

Island County commissioners want the public to see the annual budget as more than a list of numbers. Tasked with making this shift and creating… Continue reading

Would you pay more taxes for a community pool?

South Whidbey Parks survey wants to know

Oregon poet Clemens Starck to read at Freeland church

Oregon poet Clemens Starck will read poems as part of a Sunday service at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Whidbey Island at 10 a.m. on… Continue reading

  • Jan 29, 2019

Men who led police in vehicle chases found, charged

Oak Harbor police caught two men who led police in high-speed chases in stolen cars this month, according to court documents. Zachary M. Pederson, 23,… Continue reading

By George, City Hall has turned presidential

Langley Masons donate Washington portrait

Students trek to Olympia to support plastic straw ban

By Emma Scher WNPA Olympia News Bureau Despite a bus cancellation, a group of students from Kirkland’s Lake Washington High School made it to Olympia… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2019

WhidbeyHealth Seeks Patient Advisors for Council

WhidbeyHealth is seeking applicants for its Patient and Family Advisory Council, The council is a group of volunteers dedicated to improving hospital and clinic processes… Continue reading

  • Jan 25, 2019

Homeless count is a snapshot in time

By definition, many dire living situations don’t count

Mentally ill man sentenced in sword incident

A judge acknowledged that a South Whidbey man suffered from serious mental illness, but she handed him a lengthy prison sentence in order to protect… Continue reading

Langley shows solidarity with Coupeville’s Growler opposition

City council cites possible negative affects to South Whidbey

Thousands show up at hearing on proposed state gun laws

By Sean Harding WNPA Olympia News Bureau OLYMPIA — More than 2,000 people signed into the Senate Law and Justice Committee on Monday for hearings… Continue reading

  • Jan 23, 2019

Lawmakers could remove the statute of limitations for felony sex crimes

By Emma Epperly WNPA Olympia News Bureau The House public safety committee heard public testimony Tuesday on two bills that address the statute of limitations… Continue reading

  • Jan 23, 2019

Resuming life after a devastating fire

Ben Wooldridge: ‘There’s something else out there for me’

Whale workshop features new book on captive orcas

Sandra Pollard chronicles ‘extraordinary effort to bring Tokitae home’

‘Super blood wolf moon’ was visible Sunday night

Sunday night, clear skies over Whidbey Island allowed ideal viewing conditions for the rare “super blood wolf moon.” Social media is filled with photos of… Continue reading

  • Jan 22, 2019

Couple settles DSHS lawsuit for $3 million

The state Department of Social and Health Services settled a lawsuit brought by an Island County family for $3 million, according to documents filed in… Continue reading

Family wants to change murder victim’s name

Her family members will forever know her as Kathie Ann Hill, but they also want that to be her legal name. Hill’s niece is appealing… Continue reading