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                                Mukilteo ferry

Officials would like to see changes to ferry plan draft

Two elected officials from Whidbey Island who’ve long been involved in advocating for ferry service have ideas for improving a draft of a long-range plan… Continue reading

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                                Mukilteo ferry

Violin and guitar duo Duo Nayarit to play at UUCWI

Duo Nayarit is a violin and guitar duo with Antonio Navarro, guitarist, and Teo Benson, violinist. There will be a concert at the Unitarian Universalist… Continue reading

  • Sep 28, 2018

Get in costume at Senior Thrift

Costumes, decorations selling fast at Freeland store

Road rage | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Sunday, Sept. 9 At 1:33 p.m., a caller reported that a… Continue reading

Deputy who fired fatal shots named

The Island County Sheriff’s Office released the name Thursday of the deputy who fired shots that killed a man in Oak Harbor Sunday. The deputy… Continue reading

Final Growler EIS is out

The Navy released the final Environmental Impact Statement, or EIS, Friday on EA-18 Growler operations at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. The voluminous document, however,… Continue reading

3 forums set for next week

The public will have two chances next week to hear local candidates speak at forums hosted by the Whidbey Island League of Women Voters. On… Continue reading

Transit awarded $1 million bus grant

Grant buys 10 propane-powered paratransit buses

‘South Whidbey Backroads’ meeting Sunday at Bayview Hall

Learn about the lore behind the landscape

Shaking the family tree

Since the beginning of humankind, people have told stories of who they are and how they are connected. The television mini-series “Roots” and subsequent TV… Continue reading

Djamming in Djangley

It all started with a desire to hear the sweet, melodic voice of her brother in law, a classically-trained singer. So she tapped on the… Continue reading

Deputy shoots, kills attempted carjacker

A deputy with the Island County Sheriff’s Office shot and killed a homeless man who attempted a carjacking and tried to steal a gun from… Continue reading

Whidbey Island Grown Week spotlights Maxwelton Valley

Annual tour features farms, produce, wine, spirits

Getting ex-cidered!

Cider Festival features food, fun and Muscle and Arm Farm

Girl Scouts make emergency kits

South Whidbey just got better prepared for an emergency. On Aug. 29, Girl Scouts Taryn Henny, Parker Forsyth, Freja Heggenes and Abigail Ireland delivered 50… Continue reading

  • Sep 21, 2018

Man facing prison for sexual assault

A former South Whidbey man faces a prison term for sexually assaulting a woman as she slept four years ago, according to court documents. James… Continue reading

Nortier leaving Island Transit

Executive director deboarding bus system next month

Rapist sent to prison

An Oak Harbor woman who was chased by a man with a machete and raped suffers from post traumatic stress disorder, depression and anxiety. The… Continue reading

Healing Circles offers sanctuary and support

The people sitting in a circle of comfortable chairs may talk about their personal challenges, the issues that affect them — a diagnosis of cancer,… Continue reading

Crumpled napkin discovered in shoe | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Saturday, Sept. 1 At 9:08 a.m., a caller reported petting an… Continue reading