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Freeland sewer project resumes

Despite significant and looming funding problems, the Freeland Water and Sewer District…

Low-speed car chase results in search for Greenbank man

A Greenbank man suspected of evading police in a car chase in…

Clinton man accused of deer cruelty

A Clinton man is facing felony charges for allegedly shooting a deer…

  • Jan 6th, 2017

No park rules for nine months, Langley says

Frequent users of Seawall Park can rest assured they won’t lose nighttime…

Suspect in fatal collision in Freeland had Oxycodone in system

David Lee Hinton, the driver who struck and killed a bicyclist on…

Oak Harbor man drowns after falling from kayak

A 58-year-old Oak Harbor man died Saturday, Dec. 31 after he fell…

Whidbey elk picks wrong tarp to tangle with

Bruiser, it seems, can’t catch a break these days. Whidbey Island’s lone…

Water testing in Coupeville results trickle in after Navy conducts its own test

The Navy’s test of the Town of Coupeville’s water came back with…

Polar bears dip into new year at Double Bluff Beach Park

It was a chilly, but brave start to 2017 for over 100…

Oak Harbor, Clinton the first to welcome newborns in 2017

Eliette Pincin rang in the new year as Whidbey’s firstborn in 2017.…

South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District budget priorities for 2017 outlined

South Whidbey Parks commissioners laid out their budget priorities for the coming…

2016: A year in review

Sunday marks the start of a new year, and if 2017 is…

  • Dec 31st, 2016

Sports complex fields remain closed with snow anticipated over the weekend

Two weeks after the closure of all South Whidbey Sports Complex fields,…

Sanctuary city decision draws closer with upcoming Langley City Council meeting

Langley residents will soon know what the Langley Ethics Committee has to…

  • Dec 30th, 2016

Langley mourns orcas with tears, candlelight vigil

Candles quivered and noses sniffled in Langley on Tuesday night during a…

New area code coming in 2017 for Western Washington residents

Whidbey residents may see phone-related changes in the new year. Phone companies…

Heavy rains shutter sports complex

South Parks and Recreation District commissioners have decided to temporarily close the…

Self expression: A Langley woman’s tool for changing the world

When Peggy Taylor looked around in the mid-1990s, she saw that personal…

Freeland zoning reduced with growth plan OK

Island County finally has a long-term growth plan for the 9,452 additional…

Oyster, clamming seasons extended for Whidbey Island clammers

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is extending sport oyster…

  • Dec 24th, 2016

Citizens sought as transportation rep for Island Regional Transportation Planning Organization

A citizen representative from Island County commissioner district 1, which covers South…

  • Dec 24th, 2016

Two Whidbey Island bands selected for Langley Street Dance

The Langley Arts Commission has selected Whidbey Island bands Western Heroes and…

  • Dec 24th, 2016

Lack of skiers ends Ski Bus program

Hopes to resurrect the Ski Bus have been deflated indefinitely. Despite a…

  • Dec 24th, 2016

Freeland sewer work suspended; draft study reveals unacceptable rates

After spending more than three years and about $1.6 million to bring…

Langley residents say ‘no’ to video surveillance at Seawall Park

Video surveillance cameras at Seawall Park received a resounding “no” from attendees…

South Whidbey School Board discussion leads to district kerfuffle

It turns out that there won’t be a shuffle of South Whidbey…

Sanctuary city advocates dominate Langley City Council meeting

A host of South Whidbey residents lobbied the city council on Monday…

Fire that killed three on North Whidbey was an accident, investigators say

A fire that claimed the lives of a mother and two children…

Canopy involved in Growler mishap on NAS Whidbey

A malfunction in the environmental control system of an E/A-18G Growler led…

Snow, ice causes numerous wrecks on South End

South Whidbey drivers confident enough to venture out of their homes last…

  • Dec 21st, 2016

Commissioners seek to fill solid waste committee vacancy

The Island County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants to fill a…

  • Dec 21st, 2016

Island County solid waste facility closures for holidays

In observance of county holidays, solid waste facilities across the island will…

  • Dec 21st, 2016

Tokitae returns to Clinton-to-Mukilteo ferry route after maintenance

The 144-vehicle Tokitae replaced the 124-vehicle Kitsap Sunday morning, Dec. 18. With…

  • Dec 21st, 2016

Clinton man buys property, finds maritime history stashed in barn

A Clinton man has come into possession of a piece of maritime…

Three die in North Whidbey fire on Sunday

A mother and her two young children perished in a deadly house…

  • Dec 20th, 2016

Watch for mail, package thieves; holidays bring spike in mailbox crime, post office says

When Langley Police Chief Dave Marks issued a public warning on Facebook…

Volunteer South Whidbey Fire/EMS captain steps down from post

Longtime South Whidbey Fire/EMS volunteer and captain Brian Vick last week announced…

  • Dec 17th, 2016

Holidays bring extra DUI patrols by local police

As usual, state and local police will ramp up its DUI patrols…

  • Dec 17th, 2016

Early morning ferry misses Clinton-to-Mukilteo run on Friday

Some early morning commuters weren’t able to take their regular ferry trip…

  • Dec 17th, 2016

New computer science standards approved by state; South Whidbey School District could be ahead of the curve

Fifty percent of Washington’s schools are expected to meet new computer science…

California murder was an ‘accident,’ attorney says

A defense attorney representing a Clinton woman who is accused of murdering…

High court rules Island County Commissioners broke the law in hiring outside attorney

The Washington State Supreme Court ruled unanimously this week that the Island…

Gianni steps down from South Whidbey School Board

Roughly a month away from a decision that could spell the closure…

Nichols found guilty, judge hands down maximum sentence

Before a filled courtroom in Coupeville, a judge likened drinking and driving…

Navy confirms wells near Ault Field, OLF Coupeville contain chemicals

A water sample from a well at a former fire training area…

South Whidbey School Board approves heat pump fix

The South Whidbey School Board approved a $55,089 replacement of a heat…

Oak Harbor, Coupeville EIS meetings draw much different crowds

Navy public meetings held to inform the public may have resulted in…

  • Dec 14th, 2016

Coupeville budget reflects staffing, salary increases

Coupeville will go into the coming year with a budget reflecting additional…

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  • Dec 14th, 2016

Nichols case set for trial next week

A South Whidbey woman accused of driving drunk and causing a Valentine’s…