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A green reaping: Whidbey pot farm harvests outdoor bounty

Volunteers approach bushes of kush with shears in hand at the South Whidbey farm owned by Adam Lind.

Vasquez speaks via Zoom during his clemency hearing.

Commutation reduces sentence in 1998 crime spree

Rogelio Vasquez’s extraordinary redemption story culminated when the governor signed a commutation.

Beluga last sighted near Whidbey

The beluga whale that first made an appearance in Puget Sound two weeks ago seems to have moved on.

Kurt Blankenship, left, and James Golder.

Hospital candidates talk staff retention, compensation

Candidates for the WhidbeyHealth board of commissioners talked about improving employee retention.

Photo by Theresa Farage
A photographer captured the Northern Lights over North Whidbey Tuesday night. Theresa Farage went to Dugualla Bay Heights Road looking toward La Conner armed with her Nikon D5200 camera and iPhone 12 Pro Max.

Northern Lights over Whidbey

The dazzling northern lights appeared in the skies across the state this week.

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Mukilteo-Clinton ferry route drops to one-boat service

Taking a state ferry is about to become anything but smooth sailing.

State rep to host mental health roundtable

State Rep. Dave Paul secured funding for a pilot program to improve young people’s mental health.

Meagan Welsh and JT Hilton attend to the plants at Mutiny Bay Bamboo Co. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Freeland bamboo business booms

A new landscaping company is specializing in a fast-growing plant that is beautiful and sustainable.

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Need rises for baking group volunteers

A volunteer coordinator is also being sought for North and Central Whidbey.

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Photos: Making a splash

Edmonds resident Janine Harles captured photos of orcas swimming along the Clinton shoreline.

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Photo by Kira Erickson/South Whidbey Record

Poultry-purchasing program now available at Organic Farm School

The school near Clinton is offering its stock of broilers for people to buy for a chicken dinner.

Business
Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times
Will Hawkins and Dawn Smith officially took ownership of Rainshadow Nursery on Oct. 1.

Rainshadow Nursery welcomes new owners

Dawn Smith and Will Hawkins of Greenbank officially took ownership of Rainshadow Nursery on Oct. 1.

 

Opinion

In Our Opinion: Hoffmire, Mischo, Stucky are right for council

Election season has exposed a rift between Oak Harbor City Council and the city administration that is deep and getting Continue reading...

 

In Our Opinion: School board incumbents need voters’ support

The schools need leaders who will work together and get things done, not argue over dogma.

 

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Letters to the Editor

Letter: Community needs WhidbeyHealth services

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Letter: Partisan school board needs to be replaced

Editor, Dawn Tarantino, Farrah Manning Davis and Bree Kramer-Nelson need our votes for the South Whidbey School Board. These candidates… Continue reading

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