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Langley City Council now has two races

Langley has another city council race. Christy Korrow, chairwoman of Langley Planning…

Langley sidewalk project draws ire, praise from residents

A new sidewalk project on First Street is moving ahead despite a…

WhidbeyHealth ‘digs and dives’ for good employees

Healthcare system celebrates its 800-plus staff

First day of filing week produces race for Langley City Council seat

An open Langley City Council seat became the first contested race on…

Four poisoned in two separate incidents

Four people on South Whidbey were recently left in critical condition after…

Oak Harbor police find stabbing is possibly self-inflicted

Investigators are continuing to look into an unusual incident Monday night that…

Poppy fundraiser supports Whidbey veterans

The annual poppy fundraiser of the South Whidbey American Legion Auxiliary Unit…

  • May 17th, 2017

The HUB in Langley to stay open during summer

A $6,000 donation will allow The HUB in Langley to keep its…

Langley enrolls in decade-long energy savings plan with Puget Sound Energy

The Langley City Council recently gave city officials the thumbs up to…

  • May 16th, 2017

Langley inclusive ordinance goes back to city attorney for additional review

Those wanting a first reading of an inclusive city ordinance will have…

Filing week to begin with Langley City Council vacancy

Two of three Langley City Council members up for election this November…

WhidbeyHealth CEO gets praise, $70,000 bonus

Geri Forbes, CEO for WhidbeyHealth, received high praise and a $70,000 bonus…

Goosefoot extends lease at Bayview School

The old Bayview School will continue to be Goosefoot’s home base for…

  • May 13th, 2017

Frick Lane improvements leads to statewide award

The Langley Main Street Association’s revitalization of Frick Lane received statewide recognition…

  • May 13th, 2017

Langley city councilwoman wins national tennis championship with team

The look of pride was hard to miss on the face of…

Langley City Council to discuss city attorney’s inclusive city guidance on Monday night

The Langley City Council will discuss city attorney Mike Kenyon’s guidance on…

  • May 13th, 2017

Island County deputy’s guild lawsuit finally heads to trial

After five years, a lawsuit between Island County and the Island County…

Useless Bay earthquake sounded like ‘sonic boom’ to some, went unnoticed by others

A small earthquake that originated in Useless Bay Thursday morning was one…

Bow fishermen return to Lone Lake for carp

Two more carp are in the bag and out of Lone Lake.…

National healthcare changes worry hospital leaders

WhidbeyHealth administrators are stuck in wait and worry mode as the Republican…

Volunteers for NAS Whidbey environmental board wanted

Environmental issues are a hot topic surrounding Naval Air Station Whidbey Island…

Small spill creates initial concern in Penn Cove

Business owners on the Coupeville Wharf got a mild scare early Friday…

  • May 10th, 2017

South Whidbey teens charged in car-theft spree

Two South Whidbey teenagers’ vehicle-stealing-and-joyriding spree on March 21 and 22 ended…

New hospital addition may use 50 percent less energy

New heating system to cut energy use by half

South Whidbey Schools Foundation gala dinner is May 20

The South Whidbey Schools Foundation will host its annual fundraising gala May…

  • May 9th, 2017

Annual workday draws over 300 volunteers to fix 36 homes

Rick Emlee could hardly believe what he was seeing. About a half-dozen…

Deer ruckus hits Coupeville

Some of Coupeville’s four-legged residents are a bit ornery these days, and…

Island County prescription program needs booster shot

More residents could be paying less for Rx

Pick-up truck takes out light pole in Clinton

A mechanical issue caused a white Ford pick-up truck to lose control…

A trip to Gitmo: prosecutor attends hearing of alleged USS Cole terrorist

From behind triple-pane glass at the back of an enormous courtroom, Island…

State park decision-makers to consider South Whidbey park plans

Long-range plans for state park land on South Whidbey, including a permanent…

  • May 6th, 2017

Possession Beach boat ramp redo set for June

A facelift of the public boat ramp at Possession Beach is finally…

Freeland man selected as next Port of Coupeville executive director

Former Whidbey Telecom employee Chris Michalopoulos is the new executive director for…

Island Transit reaches contract with union

Island Transit finally has a contract with bus operators and dispatchers. The…

Tons of toxic trash targeted in state budget cuts

Program for poisons collected 300,000 pounds last year

Bayview Farmers Market official reports strong opening day

The 2017 farmers market season on South Whidbey opened Saturday, flowing with…

Island Transit bus route changes set to begin July 1

Bus routes on Whidbey and Camano Islands will change at the beginning…

Hundreds participate in climate march through streets of Langley

Demonstrators numbering in the hundreds took aim at President Donald Trump’s policies…

Shrimp, halibut seasons in Whidbey waters announced

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) released the dates for…

Langley wellness center application scrubbed due to high project costs

A wellness center proposed to be a one-stop shop for massage therapy,…

Hearts & Hammers workday slated for this weekend

Saturday is the big day. An army of Hearts & Hammers volunteers…

Langley’s Second Street project leads to national recognition

Langley’s $2.2 million redesign of Second Street in 2014 is being recognized…

Port of Coupeville sets half off discount for nonprofits

The Port of Coupeville established a policy offering a 50 percent discount…

South Whidbey Days for Girls kits delivered to Haiti

Former Freeland resident founded global non-profit

Building a bridge to the beach; ADA upgrades planned for Clinton Beach Park

Getting closer to the water’s edge on South Whidbey will soon be…

South Whidbey High School to enclose outside area

The South Whidbey School Board approved a $62,000 project at its regular…

  • Apr 29th, 2017

Time for hunters to apply for special permits

Hunters have until May 24 to apply for special permits for fall…

  • Apr 29th, 2017

Former Island County Jail deputies appear in court on charges of falsifying logs

Two former Island County corrections deputies accused of forging jail records after…

South Whidbey Fire/EMS receives high bond rating grade

South Whidbey Fire/EMS can borrow money cheaply, thanks to a recent bond…

WhidbeyHealth names new Coupeville board commissioner

Kurt Blankenship chosen from six candidates