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Storms leave thousands without power

Despite seeing a few fallen branches and a downed tree near the high school Tuesday morning, South Whidbey avoided mass outages during this week’s wind… Continue reading

Two Economic Development Council staffers resign on same day

Two elected officials see the resignations of the Island County Economic Development Council’s two staff members as an opportunity. Island County Commissioner Helen Price Johnson… Continue reading

Council discussion at social club was limited to two people

It appears discussions about city business at a social club were between only two Langley City Council members and not a quorum. It is also… Continue reading

Simms, Giese vie for parks district seat

A relative newcomer to South Whidbey with organized sports experience is vying against a 10-year incumbent for an open seat on the South Whidbey Parks… Continue reading

Langley candidates are not so different, forum attendees say

Addressing cultural dynamics within the community, outsourcing the Langley Police Department, city infrastructure and affordable housing were among the dozen or so topics discussed by… Continue reading

Donations needed for startup indoor playground

Two local residents who are starting an indoor playground at the South Whidbey Community Center in Langley are in need of help to cover startup… Continue reading

  • Oct 20, 2017

Public has chance to help mold future of First Street

Langley residents can have a say in the future of First Street. The City of Langley and Langley Main Street Association are seeking public input… Continue reading

Storm causes homes to lose power across South End

High winds caused trees to fall Tuesday morning, taking down power lines and causing South Whidbey residents to lose power. According to data from the… Continue reading

  • Oct 18, 2017

County moves on health care for medicaid recipients

The approximately 14,000 individuals in Island County eligible for Medicaid benefits will soon have access to integrated physical and behavioral health care. “Ideally, they could… Continue reading

Public meeting law violation? Council discussed city business at a social club, councilman says

A Langley city councilman on Monday admitted that he and other members of the council had in the past discussed city business while at a… Continue reading

Warning sign installed near Coles Road

An advanced warning sign recently installed by the Washington Department of Transportation could help prevent rear-end collisions from happening near a South Whidbey road. The… Continue reading

  • Oct 18, 2017

Friends of Greenbank Farm declines port negotiations

In a recent vote, the board of directors of Friends of Greenbank Farm decided not to execute an agreement with the Port of Coupeville to… Continue reading

Central Whidbey fire district to hold public meetings on bond proposal

Central Whidbey Island Fire and Rescue is hosting two public meetings to discuss its $7.4 million bond proposal. The meetings are set for 7 p.m.… Continue reading

Clinton residents raise $800,000 for clean water in Ethiopia

Some say one could throw a rock in any direction on Whidbey and hit a nonprofit or charity. Sometimes, that giving nature extends beyond America’s… Continue reading

Trash hits the fan with dump fees

The Island County commissioners recently directed the public works to implement credit card usage at the Coupeville Solid Waste Complex. The decision was sparked by… Continue reading

City of Langley budget to remain secret for now

A draft version of the City of Langley’s 2018 budget was presented to the city council at its regular monthly meeting on Oct. 2. The… Continue reading

  • Oct 14, 2017

Ballot boxes expected next week

South Whidbey voters should expect to receive ballots in their mailboxes next week. There are several contested races in the November general election, including three… Continue reading

  • Oct 14, 2017

Freeland man grows pet composting business

Saying goodbye to pets is tough. Fluffy doesn’t have to be gone forever though. Rooted, an Olympia-based company, is transforming after death care for pets… Continue reading

South Whidbey Fire/EMS opens up to out-of-district volunteers

South Whidbey Fire/EMS responders tending to patients might come from elsewhere in the future. At Thursday night’s monthly commissioner’s meeting, commissioners Kenon Simmons and Frank… Continue reading

  • Oct 14, 2017

Dark Sky advocates aim to dim Whidbey’s lights

Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) save energy and money, but there’s a hidden price tag. According to a group of “Dark Sky” advocates, they interrupt the circadian… Continue reading