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‘Harefic’ murder sets sleuths loose in Langley

Bunnies, hares, rabbits, coneys — leporidae by any other name may be the reason for the murder in this year’s Langley Mystery Weekend.

South Whidbey port leaders to vet traffic concepts for feasibility

Early concepts for rerouting traffic along the highway near the Clinton Ferry Terminal will get a simple look-over by officials from state agencies and Island County at a meeting in late March.

Mukilteo ferry terminal, highway plans draw ire

An early idea to bolster pedestrian access along Highway 525 near the Mukilteo Ferry Terminal has government leaders, residents and commuters on both sides of the water calling for a halt.

Reverence, in-jokes around every turn in ‘The 39 Steps’

Watchful eyes should pay attention for more than just whodunit in “The 39 Steps” at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts.

Back Country Horsemen continue long path of Putney Woods forest stewardship

The trails of Putney Woods in Langley are clearer, sturdier and more traversable these days, thanks to the labor of dozens of Back Country Horsemen volunteers.

Langley fixes Washington State Auditor’s Office finding

A state audit finding for the City of Langley has already been addressed and corrected.

Langley City Council to reconsider food truck rules

Langley leaders will once again consider adopting rules to allow food trucks to roll into town, hoping this go-around will be less bumpy.

Public sets high standard for Langley’s next planner

Langley’s next planner will need to be a tightrope walker, balancing growth against preservation, emotional intelligence mixed with code acumen and enforcement, organization and communication.

Once in a new moon: Special visit from Tahoma One Drop Zen Monastery founder marks celebration

The Chinese New Year at the Northwest Language Academy and Cultural Center next week will be rung in by a special guest.

Clinton car comes down: Businessmen remove area ‘landmark’

The once-stuck and seemingly permanent hillside car in Clinton is no more.

Langley sewers in dire shape, council considers rate hike

Aging, leaky pipes and facilities have created a foul scenario for Langley’s sewer system, and the fix is going to be a painful process of rate hikes.

Innovation, flexibility key lessons learned in Langley affordable housing project

Langley’s newest permanently affordable housing is set to receive its final plat approval next week.

BrazilFest immerses island students in Latin jazz

South Whidbey High School’s music students are taking a Latin immersion trip without leaving the band room next week.

Big plan gets little support from Clinton Community Council

A “dream” proposal to rename the Clinton Ferry Terminal fell flat with the volunteer-led, long-range planning group working to give Clinton a voice and an identity.

You can’t spell emotion without motion: Island Dance’s visual showcase features modern moves, story | CORRECTED

Modern dancing should tell a story, and 17 Island Dance students are ready to spin a tale.

Public comment time shifts under new Langley mayor

Anyone with something to say to Langley city leaders may have to wait a while longer for their turn at the council’s bi-monthly meetings.

Spirited away: Brackenwood exhibit reflects on booze

There is only a little to see and much to experience in Brackenwood Fine Arts Gallery’s new exhibit, “Spirits,” launching today through February.

Langley council picks Emerson to join its ranks

Dominique Emerson became Langley’s newest city councilwoman on Tuesday.

Troy Chapman leaving Pearl Django after six years

One of the progenitors of Pearl Django will pluck his last string during a farewell concert later this month in the town that has taken on gypsy jazz as its municipal sound.

Langley council to choose interim member from familiar faces

A few familiar faces at Langley City Hall are up for consideration as the newest council member.