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Resident injured in fire, explosion

One man was sent to Harborview Medical Center with severe burns after a fire in rural Clinton Wednesday night, according to South Whidbey Fire/EMS Deputy… Continue reading

No easy path to short-term rental regulations

Langley continues to balance the needs of residents and visitors

Framed in golden tresses

Visitors flock to view Bayview’s blooming archway of laburnum

Marines present Memorial Day salute

The annual Memorial Day tribute to honor the fallen men and women of war takes place at 11 a.m., Monday, May 27 at Bayview Cemetery.… Continue reading

Meet the artists at the Art Walk

The Langley Whale Center invites the community to come Saturday, June 1 for the Langley’s First Saturday Art Walk and “Meet the Artists” event, which… Continue reading

  • May 21, 2019

Invading furniture | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Wednesday, May 8 At 7:25 a.m., a resident reported finding a… Continue reading

Navy investigation exposes rationale behind ‘sky penis’

The “sky penis” gave Naval Air Station Whidbey Island unwanted national and even international exposure again this month. The Navy News published a story based… Continue reading

Oceans Flamenco en Vivo is coming to Bayview

Seattle-based Flamenco artist Savannah Fuentes is bringing her latest show, “Oceans, Flamenco en Vivo,” to South Whidbey. The show is 7:30 p.m., Monday, May 27… Continue reading

  • May 21, 2019

Snow fell heavily on county budget

In areas presumably other than milk and bread, February’s uncharacteristically rough weather seems to have had an impact on sales tax revenue. Island County Budget… Continue reading

Embezzlement had far-reaching consequences

A woman’s crimes brought a once-thriving business to the brink of bankruptcy, cost people their livelihoods and hurt her family. Shannon Brown’s decision to embezzle… Continue reading

Island County takes step to help Wagon Wheel

The Island County Planning Commission has taken the first step to eliminate a potential barrier for Oak Harbor to provide water to a mobile home… Continue reading

Couple launches flight service

The trip to Seattle from Oak Harbor takes just 19 minutes if Chris Taylor is driving. “Some people wait longer than that for coffee,” Taylor… Continue reading

Whidbey’s shrimp season mighty small and plenty busy

Local waters awash in thousands of buoys, hundreds of boaters and dinner for dozens

Commissioner raises stink over whale carcass

When a massive carcass of a gray whale washes up on Puget Sound shores, it’s towed to a less-populated area to decompose in peace. Whidbey… Continue reading

Traveling bear | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Thursday, May 2 At 1:24 a.m., a Teronda Drive resident reported… Continue reading

Autism Partnership collaborates to create workshops

Michelle and Brian Kepler sometimes feel like they’re almost constantly apologizing for their son. But for the last several weeks, they’ve had a place they… Continue reading

AG talks Navy Growlers, opioids during EDC meeting

The state’s top lawyer said Tuesday he and his team are “very much aware” of the Growler noise situation on Whidbey Island but had no… Continue reading

Outcast Productions presenting the comedy ‘Schtick’

Outcast Productions is presenting the comedy, “Schtick,” at the Outcast Theater from May 17 to June 1. The latest production by the Outcast Theater at… Continue reading

  • May 17, 2019

Bookkeeper guilty of stealing $250,000

A former bookkeeper accused of stealing more than $250,000 from a Langley business over the course of three years is going to prison, according to… Continue reading

Filing week draws new faces, contested races

School board leader Linda Racicot faces challenger