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Updated: Man killed in plane crash identified

A plane crash near Whidbey Airpark in Langley Saturday morning has resulted in at least one fatality, according to a statement from the Island County… Continue reading

Lawmaker pitches target-shooting areas on some state-managed lands

By Sean Harding WNPA Olympia News Bureau A bill intended to enhance the safety of hikers, hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts would establish designated target… Continue reading

  • Jan 12, 2019

Native American voting rights bill proposed ahead of upcoming legislative session

By Emma Epperly WNPA Olympia News Bureau A proposed bill would allow the residential address portion of a voter registration form to be filled out… Continue reading

  • Jan 12, 2019

Medical marijuana could be allowed on school grounds

By Madeline Coats WNPA Olympia News Bureau A bill proposed by Rep. Brian Blake, D-Aberdeen, would allow marijuana on school campuses for students who require… Continue reading

  • Jan 12, 2019

Lawmakers propose new strategy after voters nix carbon tax

By Emma Scher WNPA Olympia News Bureau Four environmental reform bills filed on Thursday Funding fuels partisan debate Policy switch from big approaches to smaller,… Continue reading

  • Jan 12, 2019

Inslee pushes state capital gains tax

By Sean Harding WNPA Olympia News Bureau Gov. Jay Inslee proposed a $54.4 billion state budget that would introduce a capital gains tax on stocks,… Continue reading

  • Jan 12, 2019

Tobacco sales to anyone under 21 could become illegal

By Madeline Coats WNPA Olympia News Bureau A proposed law requested by State Attorney General Bob Ferguson and the Department of Health would raise the… Continue reading

  • Jan 11, 2019

Connecting past and present Whidbey Telecom’s museum goal

‘Little Red Building’ soon to be rolling downtown

Support is great, but WAIF still has its critics

Debating risks vs. benefit of ‘enriching’ dogs’ lives

Volunteers sought for a variety of committees

The new year brings new ways to get involved in government decision-making. There are a number of vacancies on local committees and boards that help… Continue reading

  • Jan 11, 2019

Fire ravages Freeland house

South Whidbey Fire/EMS personnel spent almost 10 hours on scene at a residential fire Tuesday night on Shore Avenue in Freeland. The sprawling, 7,000-foot home… Continue reading

Shutdown closes park restroom

More reprocussions could be coming

Egg throwers target generators | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Friday, Dec. 21 At 12:47 a.m., a caller reported that a… Continue reading

  • Jan 11, 2019

Sea Float Scramble over in a flash of glass

More than 1,000 visitors pack Langley’s first event of 2019

Magic is Hahna Luna’s business

One woman’s real Whidbey fairy tale

Attorney general wants stories about 9-1-1 outage

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson wants to hear from residents impacted by the recent statewide 911 outage. Stories can be shared by sending an… Continue reading

  • Jan 8, 2019
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                                Mushroom hunters found a partial skull in a woods on the north end of Whidbey.

Skull found on Whidbey

Mushroom hunters on North Whidbey discovered a partial skull in a woods on New Year’s Eve, according to Island County Coroner Robert Bishop. Searchers continue… Continue reading

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                                Mushroom hunters found a partial skull in a woods on the north end of Whidbey.

Pooper Troopers swoop in, scoop up

New pet waste removal business cleans yards across Whidbey Island

Langley urged to oppose Growler expansion

‘This will have ripple effects on South Whidbey’

WICA to showcase variety of art forms at Round 4

Langley’s Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, or WICA, presents “The Round 4” 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 26. The multi-artist event showcases musicians/songwriters, a poet… Continue reading

  • Jan 8, 2019