Justin Burnett

Langley is officially inclusive; city council also agrees to keep ordinance discussion alive

Langley is now an inclusive city by resolution, and may later become a sanctuary city by code. The city council approved Monday a non-binding resolution… Continue reading

Port of South Whidbey OKs over $23,000 in economic development grants

Port of South Whidbey commissioners on Tuesday agreed to dish out over $23,000 in economic development grants. The money was awarded to eight different community… Continue reading

Newspaper bill from city hall was just to ‘get your attention,’ mayor says

Though he personally sent an invoice, Langley Mayor Tim Callison said Monday he never intended to force the newspaper to pay for speaking with the… Continue reading

Freeland sewer board considers holding project indefinitely

By this time next week, the long debated Phase 1A Freeland sewer project may be on indefinite hold. Freeland Water and Sewer District commissioners are… Continue reading

Volunteers clean up Dan Porter Park in Clinton

Dan Porter Park got an overdue makeover Saturday. About 20 volunteers showed up to the Clinton Community Council’s morning park cleanup on March 4, spending… Continue reading

Port eyes $1.67 million in fairgrounds improvments

The Port of South Whidbey hopes to become the official new owner of the fairgrounds by the end of the month, and once the transfer… Continue reading

This year’s Whidbey Island Fair to be held in July

The Whidbey Island Fair will kick off about two weeks earlier than usual this year, a move organizers say will add new flavor to the… Continue reading

Ace evacuated after stove ‘poof’

A propane fire insert on display in the center of the store was to blame. Employees were trying to light the stove but were having… Continue reading

Sex offender moves to Greenbank, cops to hold community meeting

A level two sex offender has moved to Greenbank and will be the subject of a community meeting this weekend, the Island County Sheriff’s Office… Continue reading

South Whidbey High Risk State Park?

Instead of permanently shuttering 46 campgrounds at South Whidbey State Park to mitigate the risk of falling trees, why not simply warn prospective users of… Continue reading

Ferry passenger who refuses to pay causes back-up, sailing delay

A ferry customer who refused to pay for a ticket Friday morning on the Clinton-to-Mukilteo route caused traffic back-ups and put the entire run behind… Continue reading

Stand up for your rights, rights of others

Editor, In the South Whidbey Record and other media, I’m now seeing the words “fear of retribution,” “complicity,” and “risks of reduced government funding” in… Continue reading

Freeland trail work may begin next month

Construction on the fourth section of what county government dreams will one day be an island-long trail may begin in Freeland as soon as next… Continue reading

Long-range state parks plan says camping at South Whidbey State Park a no-go

The trees will remain, overnight camping will not. That’s the verdict of state officials who have spent the past year working on a long-range plan… Continue reading

Sea lion visits Nichols Brothers, practices car decorating skills

A large California sea lion made national waves in Freeland on Saturday. The 600-pound bull spent the day in and around Nichols Brothers Boat Builders’… Continue reading

Inauguration day: Langley family celebrates in D.C. with Pres. Trump as Dems protest at home

While most South Whidbey Republicans spent Inauguration Day in quiet celebration, one Langley family got the chance to watch history unfold up close and in… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017

Today’s cartoon is by Monte Wolverton.… Continue reading

EDITOR’S COLUMN | Resolutions, ice cream and bumpy plane rides

So much for New Year’s resolutions. I only had one — to start exercising in the morning again — and I haven’t done it once.… Continue reading

Coupeville man faces child porn charges

A Coupeville man is facing more than eight years in prison for possessing more than 3,000 child pornography images and videos on his home computer,… Continue reading

Freeland sewer project resumes

Despite significant and looming funding problems, the Freeland Water and Sewer District commissioners unanimously agreed this week to resume the phase 1A sewer project. The… Continue reading