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‘Giving tree’ presents chance to give to Whidbey nonprofits

As Whidbey Island residents set up Christmas trees in their living rooms this weekend, another holiday spruce lit up just in time for altruists to… Continue reading

Man accused in Langley assault incident

A 49-year-old man is accused of breaking down a door of a Langley apartment and kicking an occupant in the head several times Nov. 26,… Continue reading

No public comment on county’s budget

The Island County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to approve a $92.3 million budget, and a 1 percent increase on a property tax levy for… Continue reading

Langley to consider tideland purchase

The City of Langley may soon acquire four surplus tideland parcels. The Langley City Council asked Mayor Tim Callison to research funding and the potential… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2017
Kay Draper, clinic manager of the new WhidbeyHealth Women’s Care clinic in Oak Harbor explains the colposcope, which is used to exam the cervix. All the equipment in the clinic is new and was paid for by the WhidbeyHealth Foundation. Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News-Times

Hospital brings women’s care to Oak Harbor

WhidbeyHealth has opened Women’s Care Oak Harbor in the same building as the hospital’s primary care, sleep care and physical therapy clinics. The clinic, located… Continue reading

Kay Draper, clinic manager of the new WhidbeyHealth Women’s Care clinic in Oak Harbor explains the colposcope, which is used to exam the cervix. All the equipment in the clinic is new and was paid for by the WhidbeyHealth Foundation. Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News-Times

Korrow, Emerson sworn in at city hall

Two newly elected Langley City Council members were sworn into office on Monday night at city hall. Christy Korrow was sworn into Position 1, which… Continue reading

New sign dedicated to DUI victim

Mary Jo Keil said she finds comfort in knowing her late husband’s legacy will live on, though it doesn’t mend her pain. A memorial road… Continue reading

Newly-formed Whidbey Community Foundation supports the nonprofit sector

Some say there are so many nonprofit organizations on Whidbey Island that one could throw a rock in any direction and hit one. For all… Continue reading

Couple accused of burglarizing Freeland church

A man and woman are facing charges for allegedly stealing from a South Whidbey church last week, according to court documents. Prosecutors charged Ernest W.… Continue reading

SHERIFF’S REPORT | Curious sheep, three pounds of pot, road rage

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Monday, Oct. 30 At 4:47 a.m., a Zurich Court resident reported… Continue reading

South Whidbey Fire/EMS adds to its volunteer team

South Whidbey Fire/EMS welcomed three new members to its volunteer team. The additions were officially made at a graduation event on Nov. 18 that celebrated… Continue reading

  • Dec 2, 2017

Cancer survivor brings pop-up healthcare registration session to Freeland

When four-time cancer survivor Julie Negrin saw the recent push to repeal and destabilize the federal Affordable Care Act, she said she knew she had… Continue reading

Langley ethics board finds no conflict with property rezoning dilemma

The Langley Ethics Training and Advisory Board found no evidence of a conflict of interest when a Langley Planning Advisory Board member participation in a… Continue reading

  • Dec 2, 2017

Plans in works for Island County mental health center

Island County is in the process of securing property in Oak Harbor for a regional crisis stabilization center and affordable housing complex. The board of… Continue reading

Contaminated well water to be discussed at public meeting

A group called Whidbey Water Keepers is hosting an informational meeting on contaminated well water Monday. The meeting is from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 4… Continue reading

Navy aviators disciplined for midair stunt

Two Whidbey aviators involved in a Nov. 15 skywriting incident were disciplined by the Navy’s “Air Boss,” the San Diego Union-Tribune reported. The aviators from… Continue reading

Man airlifted after fall in Freeland

A man was airlifted Wednesday morning with a head injury after he fell from more than 20 feet. The man, described by medical responders as… Continue reading

South Whidbey community pool still a few years out, aquatics foundation leaders say

The South Whidbey Parks and Aquatics Foundation still has a community pool in its sights, though it will likely be years until it dives headfirst… Continue reading

Langley preliminary budget hearing goes without public comment

A public hearing regarding the City of Langley’s $8.2 million preliminary budget for 2018 went without comment at the city council’s regular monthly meeting on… Continue reading

  • Nov 29, 2017

Langley’s wayfinding ideas gain direction

Addressing deficiencies with the City of Langley’s wayfinding and coming up with creative ways to improve it beyond signage were some of the subjects at… Continue reading