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Teachers, district at odds over salaries

South Whidbey teachers distressed about contract negotiations with the district are taking their argument to the school board Wednesday. “We will make our presence known,”… Continue reading

South Whidbey teachers demand higher pay increases

‘We are what’s best for kids. Invest in us.’

Short-term rentals, long-term controversy

Citizens debate temporary tenants: Guests or pests?

Woman arrested for impersonation

A Clinton woman could face jail time for allegedly impersonating a golf course employee and collecting money, according to court documents. Prosecutors recently charged Tamara… Continue reading

Photo by Jim Christensen
                                The rented canoe is hauled ashore at a stopping point.

Langley man takes canoe trip of a lifetime

Jim Christensen’s summer vacation means getting away to the remote woodlands of northern Minnesota, making his way into Ontario’s Quetico Park and back with only… Continue reading

Photo by Jim Christensen
                                The rented canoe is hauled ashore at a stopping point.

Clinton woman Edythe Swanson to turn 100

Eat your vegetables. Don’t drink a lot. Don’t party a lot. And just live your life. Those are the secrets to Edythe Swanson’s long life.… Continue reading

Program offers free ‘back-to-school’ supplies

Appointments needed before classroom items distributed

  • Aug 21, 2018

Photographer wins Whidbey Telecom’s cover art contest

Whidbey Telecom has announced the winner of its 2018-19 Directory Cover Art Competition. The directory, published in November, will feature “Island Bound,” an original photograph… Continue reading

  • Aug 21, 2018

House egged | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Tuesday, July 17 At 11:02 a.m., a caller reported fishermen were… Continue reading

Wildfire smoke prompts new ban on burning

Island County punctuated its current ban on burning because of fire danger with an additional warning Monday that a ban is needed because of unhealthy… Continue reading

DjangoFest Northwest nearing

Whidbey Island Center for the Art in Langley will present the 18th annual DjangoFest Northwest Sept. 19-23. The artist visas have been cleared, flights booked… Continue reading

  • Aug 21, 2018

Senior fall prevention grab bars available for free installation

Did you know that if you are financially or physically unable to do it yourself, you can have a falls prevention grab bar installed in… Continue reading

  • Aug 21, 2018

Burgua exits WICA’s stage

A guiding force during early, turbulent years

Annual Soup Box Derby is Sunday

Langley’s annual Soup Box Derby is, literally, a free-wheeling celebration of creativity and zaniness. Aside from wheeled vehicles powered by gravity, Soup Box has little… Continue reading

Seawall Park design on city agenda

Public hearing addresses new rules for nightly rentals

Flowers for Tokitae and her family in peril

Solemn Penn Cove ceremony for Puget Sound orcas

Young shark washes up on South Whidbey beach

‘A dead shark is not unusual, just infrequent’

Dishing up Shakespeare

The Commons cooks for Festival’s three plays

Langley shines in ‘State of the City ’

Mayor credits dedicated work of ‘many talented and giving people’

Nichols loses appeal in vehicular homicide

The Washington State Court of Appeals affirmed the conviction of a woman who caused a 2015 head-on crash that killed South Whidbey resident Timothy Keil.… Continue reading