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Famous musician survives head-on crash with suspected drunk driver in Langley

Internationally known musician and Grammy award winner Macklemore was involved in a…

Search and Rescue conducts two missions Monday in Whatcom County

Search and Rescue teams from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island conducted two…

  • Jul 29th, 2017

Individual health care plans on South Whidbey will dwindle to one in 2018

When Langley resident Kymy Johnson received a letter from her health insurance…

Island Transit asks the public to weigh in on plan, what agency can do better

Island Transit is hoping to hear from its users to identify transit…

  • Jul 29th, 2017

School budget approved, parents express concern about consolidation

The South Whidbey School Board approved a $20.67 million budget for the…

Burglars tee off at Clinton’s Island Greens Golf Course — again

Wielding a sledge hammer to break up concrete from around a steel…

City of Langley wins PRA lawsuit

The city of Langley has prevailed in a lawsuit brought by Clinton…

  • Jul 29th, 2017

Oak Harbor retailer focus of racial harassment complaint

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is suing Big 5 Sporting Goods after…

Recent testing at Lone Lake shows neurotoxin levels are 150 times over state limit

“When in doubt, stay out.” It turns out that simple catch phrase…

New Lone Lake test shows neurotoxin level increase

Results from another analysis of Lone Lake show that neurotoxin levels have…

South Whidbey campground funding in limbo with state capital budget

Although the state’s operating budget was approved at the last minute on…

Attic fire closes Senior Thrift in Freeland

Senior Thrift in Freeland is closed due to a fire that broke…

Ferry service returns following mysterious terminal damage in Mukilteo; loading restrictions in effect

Service on the Clinton-to-Mukilteo ferry route was halted for more than 30…

Budget hearing for 2017-18 school year set for Wednesday

A $20.74 million budget for the 2017-18 school year will be discussed…

State patrol to monitor roads for ‘unsafe’ motorcyclists

Washington State Patrol (WSP) troopers in Island County will be on the…

  • Jul 22nd, 2017

Whidbey Island Triathlon forces road restrictions

The 21st annual Whidbey Island Triathlon returns Saturday, July 29, which means…

  • Jul 22nd, 2017

Man avoids deer but crashes car near Freeland

A 23-year-old man who swerved his Pontiac sedan to miss a deer…

  • Jul 22nd, 2017

Hands off your phone by Sunday, or face fines

New state law cracks down on distracted driving

The tasty Whidbey Island fare

For the younger crowd, the Whidbey Island Fair is all about rides…

Lone Lake closes due to toxic algae bloom

Lone Lake is closed temporarily due to toxic algae levels that are…

Langley Second Street Dance receives funding for 2018 event

Following another successful Second Street Dance in Langley on July 8, the…

  • Jul 19th, 2017

Goosefoot launches new grant program, seeks applicants

Goosefoot is seeking applicants for a newly created community grant program for…

  • Jul 19th, 2017

UW study pins orca pregnancy problems on lack of salmon

A new study links a lack of salmon to failed pregnancies in…

Arraignment for alleged arsonist rescheduled for next week

The arraignment of Blake Fountain on a charge of first-degree arson has…

  • Jul 19th, 2017

$50 million WhidbeyHealth wing set to open next week

CEO Forbes “couldn’t be prouder” of taxpaxer-funded state-of-art facility

Highway crews paving on both ends of Whidbey Island

30-mile road project nearing completion

  • Jul 18th, 2017

Clinton Wells Fargo to close

Clinton will soon be down to just one bank as Wells Fargo…

Clinton man charged in sword incident

A Clinton man is facing charges for allegedly trying to to push…

Field School to preserve structure on Ebey’s Reserve

The public has an opportunity to help preserve a bit of Central…

Grassroots effort aims to purchase land, preserve trails in Langley

When Langley resident Shelley Ackerman heard the properties containing the trails next…

Property tax hikes part of McCleary agreement

A hike in property taxes is coming in 2018 with an increased…

Survey asks public to weigh in on Langley Middle School’s future

A survey released by the South Whidbey School District on Friday gives…

  • Jul 15th, 2017

Man shot by officer in Oak Harbor was armed, police say

A man who was shot by a police officer Tuesday in downtown…

Be safe when clamoring for clams, health agency advises

Interactive map provides warnings, zooms in on beaches

Penn Cove a challenging course for Race Week sailors

35th annual Oak Harbor event a mix of tense days, toga nights

Know your rights; ACLU-WA on Trump

A public meeting for citizens to learn how to stand up to…

  • Jul 12th, 2017

Oak Harbor man sent to prison for indecent exposure

An Oak Harbor man convicted of exposing himself to a teenager at…

  • Jul 12th, 2017

Only funeral home on South Whidbey closes

The only funeral home on South Whidbey closed Friday. Services Corporation International,…

SHERIFF’S REPORT | ‘Screaming’ peacocks, a buried gun and 100 mph scooters

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

  • Jul 12th, 2017

Airbnb impacts local hospitality industry

Every September, Whidbey Island Center for the Arts officials are faced with…

Oak Harbor man accused of assault in gravel pit

A transient man is facing a felony charge for allegedly assaulting a…

  • Jul 12th, 2017

Two men injured in July 3 crash

A two-vehicle collision momentarily shut down both lanes of Highway 525 last…

  • Jul 12th, 2017

Be safe when clamoring for clams, health agency advises

Interactive map provides warnings, zooms in on beaches

Man alleged to have destroyed two homes charged with first degree arson

A 48-year-old man accused of starting a fire that burned down two…

Paving work along Highway 525 to continue through Friday

Paving work on Highway 525 through Freeland and Bayview is expected to…

  • Jul 11th, 2017

Celebrate America draws hundreds to Freeland Park

The 23rd annual Celebrate America event entertained hundreds for more than eight…

South Whidbey School Board approves projector purchases

New technology is coming to the South Whidbey School District. The South…

  • Jul 8th, 2017

Deadline to vote in ‘nicest place to live America’ contest

The deadline to cast a vote for South Whidbey as the “nicest…

NAS Whidbey SAR team rescues kayaker in Dugualla Bay

A Whidbey Island kayaker may owe his life to a sharp-eyed member…

Whidbey celebrates independence the Maxwelton way

Some came to witness the hoards of colorful characters in the parade,…