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Gardner resigns from WhidbeyHealth board

Applicants needed to fill another vacant seat

Sanctuary city? Yea or nay, Langley council to decide Monday

The Langley City Council is expected to vote on a resolution Monday…

Investigators are looking for witnesses to pedestrian fatality

The Island County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for help with…

School Districts face levy-lid crisis; Legislature considers one-year extension

By GRACE SWANSON WNPA Olympia News Bureau OLYMPIA, Feb. 1 — With…

  • Feb 2nd, 2017

Cattle feeders with pollution plans seek Clean Air Act permit exemption

By ENRIQUE PéREZ DE LA ROSA WNPA Olympia News Bureau OLYMPIA —…

  • Feb 1st, 2017

Task force discusses steps toward affordable housing on Whidbey Island

New government regulations adding to costs

Nichols ferry gets warm welcome in American Samoa

When Nichols Brothers Boat Builders employee Jim Stach departed South Whidbey onboard…

Langley arms cops with opioid antidote

Tucked away inside each of the defibrillator boxes carried by Langley Police…

Audit shows Island Transit is on right path

More than two years down the road from financial havoc, Island Transit…

Trump decisions touch Whidbey Island

For better or worse, President Donald Trump’s actions have already touched Whidbey…

After-school center to reopen on Jan. 23 | CORRECTED

After a six-month hiatus due to insufficient funding, The HUB in Langley…

Coupeville to hold workshop Tuesday for EIS comment

The Coupeville Town Council will hold a special workshop to discuss the…

Port of South Whidbey, Goosefoot close to hammering out commercial kitchen deal

A major overhaul of the commercial kitchen in the Coffman Building at…

  • Jan 28th, 2017

Langley’s record tax revenue data for 2016 revealed

The Record reported earlier this month that City of Langley officials boasted…

  • Jan 28th, 2017

Langley named fifth happiest seaside town in America

After going toe-to-toe with charming towns such as Cape May, New Jersey…

  • Jan 28th, 2017

Rent still a contributor to homelessness of South Whidbey

Volunteers for Point in Time count look far and wide to gauge Island homelessness

Trump’s sanctuary city order could cost Langley $1.4 million

An executive order signed by President Donald Trump on Wednesday could halt…

Input sought for Island County Non-Motorized Trails update

Island County’s 2006 Non-Motorized Trails Plan is being updated, and public works…

  • Jan 27th, 2017

Goodbye Langley Middle School; board votes to shutter school indefinitely

Langley Middle School’s doors will shut indefinitely after the South Whidbey School…

Boat adrift in Puget Sound since December lands at Brighton Beach

A derelict vessel that has eluded state authorities for nearly a month…

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…