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Road-usage charges may replace gas tax as state prepares to launch test program

By TIM GRUVER WNPA Olympia News Bureau OLYMPIA — You could be…

  • Jan 26th, 2017

Legislation proposed to meet crisis: Smartphones = distracted drivers

By TIM GRUVER WNPA Olympia News Bureau OLYMPIA, Jan. 26 — Two…

  • Jan 26th, 2017

Oak Harbor man allegedly prevented woman from calling 911

A 39-year-old Oak Harbor man is facing charges for allegedly violating a…

Port seeking firm to draft comp plan

The Port of Coupeville is looking to hire a professional consultant to…

Over 1,000 march in Langley protest; participation exceeded city’s population

Langley was host to perhaps the largest political demonstration in the city’s…

Sea lion visits Nichols Brothers, practices car decorating skills

A large California sea lion made national waves in Freeland on Saturday.…

South Whidbey Fire/EMS calls reach 2,600 for 2016

South Whidbey Fire/EMS responded to 2,600 emergency calls last year, setting a…

Tram malfunction leaves two on Langley cliffside

A man and his adult son were left hanging on a Clinton…

Longtime South Whidbey volunteer firefighter, captain retires after 22 years

One of the longest-serving volunteer firefighters for South Whidbey Fire/EMS has hung…

South Whidbey School Board to decide Langley Middle School’s fate tonight

South Whidbey School District directors are expected to vote on the long…

Parks district OK’s soccer game while fields remain closed

After weeks of looking elsewhere to practice and play games, a South…

Inauguration day: Langley family celebrates in D.C. with Pres. Trump as Dems protest at home

While most South Whidbey Republicans spent Inauguration Day in quiet celebration, one…

Whidbey residents make history as part of Womxn’s March on Seattle

They caught the 8 a.m. Clinton ferry, loaded four buses in Mukilteo,…

Choochokam slated for the end of August at Community Park

Choochokam Arts Festival will return in 2017, albeit with a new date…

  • Jan 21st, 2017

Washington State Ferries announces its figures from 2016

The Clinton-to-Mukilteo ferry route hauled 2.2 million vehicles in 2016, according to…

Soggy South Whidbey soccer fields, closure lead to gripes

An old squabble over field usage between the South Whidbey Youth Soccer…

Sanctuary city talks resume at Langley City Hall

If there is anyone opposed to Langley becoming a sanctuary city, their…

Thousands rally in Olympia for education funding

By GRACE SWANSON WNPA Olympia News Bureau Olympia — More than 6,500…

  • Jan 19th, 2017

Legislators aim to protect, restrict gun rights

By ENRIQUE PéREZ DE LA ROSA WNPA Olympia News Bureau After the…

  • Jan 19th, 2017

Ryan’s House gains occupancy

After having to wait for months to allow homeless youth to stay…

Island County settles Wonn Road beach access lawsuit

In a 2-1 vote Tuesday, the Island County Board of Commissioners chose…

Coupeville man faces child porn charges

A Coupeville man is facing more than eight years in prison for…

Admiralty Inlet salmon season pushed back

Anglers who fish for salmon in Admiralty Inlet will have to wait…

Langley must wait to discover if its the ‘happiest seaside town’ in America

Those wanting to know if Langley is named the happiest seaside town…

  • Jan 18th, 2017

Langley couple buys Whidbey Airpark; pilots supportive of improvement plans

Whidbey Airpark is under new ownership. Sky and Tara Rudolph, who recently…

WICA to ‘shine a light’ on intolerance

Theater, music and film have long been mediums used to start dialogues…

Whidbey cited as popular ‘small town’ rental destination

Whidbey Island is a small town, entire of itself. At least that’s…

Homeless meeting at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts draws 150 people

A community discussion about homelessness on Whidbey drew a crowd of about…

League to host Saturday brunch with Whidbey lawmakers

Whidbey’s delegation of state lawmakers will be on the North End Saturday,…

  • Jan 16th, 2017

Pink hats and politics: Islanders join efforts toward women’s national march

Whidbey Island will be well represented next Saturday at the Women’s March…

Community gathers for final talk about LMS closure

A feeling of frustration and stress among teachers, parents and community members…

Langley’s sanctuary city talks to resume on Tuesday night at City Hall

Langley potentially becoming a sanctuary city will be a point of discussion…

  • Jan 14th, 2017

Friday blaze claims Freeland home, dog

A Freeland home was severely damaged on Friday when a fire broke…

Wonn Road dispute may finally end with settlement

A decades-long feud over shoreline property at the end of Wonn Road…

Dog rescued after falling from cliff

South Whidbey Fire/EMS rescued a dog from a cliff in Langley this…

O’Neal returns to South Whidbey School Board

Fred O’Neal is back on the South Whidbey School Board. O’Neal, a…

Red Cross issues an emergency call for blood

A winter blood shortage has spurred The American Red Cross to issue…

  • Jan 11th, 2017

Langley officials announce record revenue generated from visitors

Though it’s been 11 days since the new year, Langley officials could…

  • Jan 11th, 2017

House fire claims the life of Coupeville man

A Coupeville man perished Friday night in the third house fire in…

Cascade Mall shooter charged with five counts of aggravated murder

Oak Harbor resident and accused Cascade Mall shooter Arcan Cetin was charged…

Flu sufferers fill Whidbey Island waiting rooms

Flu is taking its toll on Island County with feverish people packing…

A second proposed settlement on the table in beach access lawsuit

Island County commissioners will be discussing publicly for the first time Wednesday…

Langley leaders eye $14.7 million in infrastructure upgrades

Langley may see an improvement in infrastructure within the next six years.…

Two South Whidbey residents apply for vacant school board seat

A former longtime South Whidbey School Board director and an at times…

Over 1,000 turn out for annual Sea Float Scramble in Langley

It’s often said that winter is the time of year when business…

WhidbeyHealth town hall meeting to focus on advance directives

Too many people leave too many painful life and death decisions to…

  • Jan 7th, 2017

Langley artists to be recognized at Saturday ceremony

Three artists who made sculptures for Second Street will be officially recognized…

  • Jan 7th, 2017

Wednesday collision in Clinton closes highway lanes

A fender bender on Highway 525 and Campbell Road Wednesday afternoon was…

  • Jan 7th, 2017

Island County to lead public meeting on opioid use

Island County, in partnership with the Center for Opioid Safety Education and…

  • Jan 7th, 2017

SHERIFF’S REPORT | Funny money, a phony worker who wants to pay for sex and a 20-year grudge

The following are 911 reports to the Island County Sheriff’s Office, South…

  • Jan 7th, 2017