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Appeals court reverses dismissal of noise-disclosure lawsuit

A lawsuit over the alleged inadequacy of jet-noise disclosures from Whidbey real…

This flu season resulting in more deaths than past years

Three Island County residents have died from influenza during a particularly severe…

Volunteers sought at Langley Whale Center

The Langley Whale Center is looking for new volunteers. The organization recently…

  • Feb 25th, 2017

Animal mutilations terrifying Whidbey Island family

A North Whidbey family is feeling terrorized by a prowler they believe…

School district property taxes could increase with Senate bill

An education bill recently passed by the Senate majority and now before…

State report finds link between Growlers, health problems

A Washington State Department of Health report that analyzes existing studies contradicts…

Gov. Inslee orders state agencies not to enforce federal immigration laws

By ENRIQUE PéREZ DE LA ROSA WNPA Olympia News Bureau OLYMPIA, Feb.…

  • Feb 24th, 2017

Langley City Council give thumbs down to sanctuary city ordinance

Langley will not become a sanctuary city, and it appears the mayor…

Claim against Island County Sheriff’s Office settled for $1.5 million

The risk pool representing Island County recently settled a claim against the…

Citizens: Don’t punish town for exercising free speech

Valentine’s Day was anything but sweet at an Island County commissioners’ meeting…

Detectives await DNA results in possible Oak Harbor vehicular homicide

The Island County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate an unusual North…

Mystery Weekend to return to Langley

The prompt for the 33rd annual Mystery Weekend was recently announced. Participants…

  • Feb 22nd, 2017

Jet noise won’t be a problem, hospital chief says

Officials with WhidbeyHealth Medical Center should consider how proposed Navy Growler jet…

Clinton man sentenced in federal court for child porn

A former Clinton resident was sentenced in federal court this week for…

Freeland father, daughter plead ‘guilty’ in escrow case

A Freeland woman who ran an escrow company with her father is…

Langley mayor may resign if sanctuary city vote is OK’d

Langley Mayor Tim Callison confirmed Tuesday that he may resign if the…

Habitat for Humanity of Island County to build another home for a low-income family

Habitat for Humanity of Island County is at it again. The local…

  • Feb 18th, 2017

Langley City Council to conduct first reading of sanctuary city resolution Tuesday night

A first reading of a resolution declaring Langley a sanctuary city will…

  • Feb 18th, 2017

Langley Ethics Board adds new member

Langley’s ethics board has a new member. Bob French, a Langley resident,…

  • Feb 18th, 2017

The women of South Whidbey Fire/EMS: changing perceptions one fire at a time

The fire service has traditionally been dominated by men, and continues to…

SW Record examines complex sanctuary debate

The sanctuary city topic in Langley has dominated headlines in The Record…

Lone Lake to be restocked with trout

Fishermen wielding bows and arrows will take to Lone Lake this April…

Supreme Court denies commissioners’ request to reconsider

The state Supreme Court last week denied the Island County commissioners’ request…

I-COM receives finding in audit

The state Auditor’s Office found that I-COM dispatch center had inadequate controls…

Commissioners deny grant, calling Coupeville anti-Navy

Firing a shot across the bow of any communities that decide to…

Updated design plans, construction details for the new Mukilteo ferry terminal at open house

Washington State Ferries is inviting the public to an open house Wednesday,…

  • Feb 14th, 2017

Skagit County inmate recovering after suicide attempt at Island County jail

An inmate at the Island County jail who tried to killed himself…

Around 200 gather for sanctuary city meeting at Langley church

Nearly 200 people attended an educational community meeting Thursday night at the…

Ace evacuated after stove ‘poof’

A propane fire insert on display in the center of the store…

Salmon season to start next week

After Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced the delay of…

  • Feb 11th, 2017

Volunteers needed to help Whidbey Veterans Resource Center

Training offered by South Whidbey group

Whidbey talent show expands its search

Organizers of Whidbey Has Talent are searching farther and wider to add…

Death with dignity: Freeland woman fights to make assisted suicide less taboo

Vocal, independent and opinionated, Theo Wells has spent much of her life…

Langley Middle School transition plans announced

Maxwelton Road will be a busy place in the morning on school…

Hospital seeks photography donations for new wing

Hospital seeks photography donations for new wing

  • Feb 11th, 2017

Sex offender moves to Greenbank, cops to hold community meeting

A level two sex offender has moved to Greenbank and will be…

South Whidbey High Risk State Park?

Instead of permanently shuttering 46 campgrounds at South Whidbey State Park to…

Ferry passenger who refuses to pay causes back-up, sailing delay

A ferry customer who refused to pay for a ticket Friday morning…

Looking at ways to bring affordable housing to Whidbey

New government regulations adding to costs

Coupeville port sued for wrongful termination

Citing a state whistle-blower law, the former executive director for the Port…

Freeland trail work may begin next month

Construction on the fourth section of what county government dreams will one…

Clipper vacations will stop by in Langley

Whale watching season is on the horizon, and Clipper Vacations is planning…

Sanctuary vote tabled; critics of proposal speak up at city council meeting

Monday night’s Langley City Council meeting did not include a decision on…

Tiny homes are in Langley’s future

A tiny home community is in Langley’s future. The Langley City Council…

  • Feb 8th, 2017

Garbage piling up at solid waste facility, county asks for dumping hiatus

Island residents asked to hold onto their trash for the weekend

Kids swap books for boards, sleds and skis after Monday snowfall

South Whidbey residents were quick to take advantage of about two inches…

Driver ditches wrecked vehicle near Bailey’s Corner

The driver of a vehicle that crashed into a power pole near…

Congressman Larsen calls for the end of orca captivity

Congressman Rick Larsen is calling on Congress to end orca whale captivity…

  • Feb 4th, 2017

Langley woman accused of power-tool assault

A Langley woman is accused of attacking her estranged husband with a…

Long-range state parks plan says camping at South Whidbey State Park a no-go

The trees will remain, overnight camping will not. That’s the verdict of…