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Burn ban lifted by Island County Sheriff’s Office

Due to the increase in “fuel moisture levels,” the Island County Sheriff’s Office has lifted the ban on outdoor burning. The lift went into effect… Continue reading

  • Sep 13, 2019

Residents seek class-action lawsuit over Growler noise

Attorneys representing 24 individuals and couples in Central Whidbey filed a lawsuit Thursday that seeks damages from the Navy over EA-18G Growler aircraft practice. The… Continue reading

Four Whidbey residents sign up for senate appointment

At least four people from Whidbey Island are asking to be appointed to the state senate position that will be empty at the end of… Continue reading

Navy man dies in seventh motorcycle crash on Whidbey since May

A 24-year-old sailor was killed in a collision Saturday afternoon on Ault Field Road. The incident was the seventh motorcycle accident on Whidbey Island since… Continue reading

Photo by Govinda Rosling
                                A marbled murrelet floats in the water near the Langley marina.

Navy reexamines Growler impacts on seabird

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson has declared his first victory in a lawsuit against the Navy related to the environmental impacts of EA-18G Growler… Continue reading

Photo by Govinda Rosling
                                A marbled murrelet floats in the water near the Langley marina.
Employee Seth Haynie stocks organic produce at The Goose Community Grocer in Bayview

The Goose that lays many golden eggs: Store run by nonprofit celebrates 10 years

To most people, shopping at a community grocery store means ticking off a weekly list of veggies, breads, seafood and snacks at a convenient nearby… Continue reading

Employee Seth Haynie stocks organic produce at The Goose Community Grocer in Bayview
Client Jackie Milligan, left, and driver Millie Leengran, right, participate in the Medical Transportation program at Island Senior Resources. Photo courtesy of Island Senior Services

Senior Resources seeking volunteers for medical transportation

Hitching a ride to the doctor can be a big ordeal for senior citizens or those with disabilities, but fortunately Whidbey wheels get turning when… Continue reading

Client Jackie Milligan, left, and driver Millie Leengran, right, participate in the Medical Transportation program at Island Senior Resources. Photo courtesy of Island Senior Services

WhidbeyHealth town hall meeting slated

WhidbeyHealth officials are heading to South Whidbey as part of an ongoing effort to increase public trust in the institution. CEO Ron Telles and Hospital… Continue reading

PLAG presents workshop on Sept. 14 and 15

Two workshops and community conversations entitled, “Hearts Open to Real Lives: The Science of Gender,” will be presented on Whidbey Island on Saturday, Sept. 14,… Continue reading

  • Sep 6, 2019

Proposal to improve duck habitat leads to lawsuit

Island County filed a counterclaim this week against a limited liability corporation that wants to improve duck habitat on a South Whidbey property. In July,… Continue reading

Democrat announces run for District 2 commissioner seat

A self-described “lawn guy” is vying for a seat on the Board of Island County Commissioners in the 2020 election. Democrat Christopher Reed is running… Continue reading

County officials discuss ways to obtain state affordable housing funds

Local leaders are grappling with how to utilize complicated new state legislation to bring in money for affordable housing. Faith Pettis, a partner at Seattle-based… Continue reading

Passenger injured in Aug. 17 crash dies | Corrected

An Edmonds man injured in an Aug. 17 South Whidbey traffic accident has died. The King County medical examiner pronounced Gary Hughes, 71, had died… Continue reading

Tall ship Lady Washington sails into Langley Sept. 19

Lady Washington, the “official tall ship of Washington state,” will visit Langley Sept. 19-22 and offer vessel tours and sailings at the marina. Launched in… Continue reading

  • Sep 3, 2019

Two candidates jump into 2020 Island County commissioner race

The affordable housing crisis is central to the campaigns of the two candidates for Island County commissioner. Former Island County planner Nathan Howard and private… Continue reading

Viva Las Langley! Artist Tim Leonard’s neon signs are lighting up the village

Viva Las Langley. The nine-foot neon motel sign near the entrance to Langley is a retro atomic boomerang in blue and green lights with a… Continue reading

Man injured in jail seeks $3 million in damages

A man assaulted inside the Island County Jail in 2015 has filed a $3-million claim against the county, arguing that jail personnel were negligent in… Continue reading

Prosecutor apologizes for Facebook posts about Trump

Greg Banks is sorry and he’s going to change his social-media ways. Earlier this month, conservative talk show host Jason Rantz contacted the Island County… Continue reading

Boy pleads guilty to disclosing nude photos of students

A 15-year-old South Whidbey boy who distributed nude photos of female students pleaded guilty to charges this month. Under a plea bargain, the boy pleaded… Continue reading

Lawmakers sue Gov. Jay Inslee over ‘veto too far’ | The Petri Dish

When Gov. Jay Inslee vetoed a 12-word sentence in the transportation budget in May, he knew what he was doing was without precedent in this… Continue reading

  • Aug 30, 2019