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Author to sign new book at the Langley Whale Center

A “Meet the Author” and book signing event with Whidbey Island author Sandra Pollard is scheduled at the Langley Whale Center from 1-5 p.m. Saturday,… Continue reading

  • Feb 15, 2019

 

School districts wrestle with too much snow and not enough time for teaching

Some may seek state waivers to avoid adding more days in June

 

Clinton Community Hall could be flush again soon with indoor plumbing

Fundraiser nearing top for new septic system

 

Voters strongly support South Whidbey school levies

Both ballot measures pass with 70 percent support

Conference will focus on mental wellbeing of first responders

Imagine a day in which you help a couple whose baby died of SIDS, chase after a man who beat his wife and mediate a… Continue reading

Law would celebrate public lands in Washington state

By Madeline Coats WNPA Olympia News Bureau Lawmakers seek to celebrate public lands in Washington state by designating the fourth Saturday of September as Public… Continue reading

  • Feb 14, 2019

Sheriff will enforce new gun law

Rick Felici is not among the sheriffs in the state who are refusing to enforce a controversial new law on gun control. It’s not that… Continue reading

Lawmakers seek permanent solution to the homeless crisis

By Madeline Coats WNPA Olympia News Bureau A group of 11 Democratic lawmakers aims to address the rights of homeless people and their ability to… Continue reading

  • Feb 13, 2019

Continued resistance against gun control initiative; Attorney General defends law

By Madeline Coats WNPA Olympia News Bureau The state attorney general has stepped in with a warning to more than half the state’s county law… Continue reading

  • Feb 13, 2019

Journalists criticize proposal giving the legislature exemptions to public disclosure laws

By Emma Epperly WNPA Olympia News Bureau Media organization representatives from across Washington lambasted proposed legislation that exempts the legislature from portions of the Public… Continue reading

  • Feb 13, 2019

South Whidbey voters approve school levies

South Whidbey residents overwhelmingly approved the extension of two levies that pay for programs, technology and capital improvements for the South Whidbey School District. The… Continue reading

Mandatory MMR vaccine a possibility in state

Measles outbreak slows as four new cases are confirmed in Oregon

  • Feb 12, 2019

Transportation organization seeks input on draft plan

Island Regional Transportation Planning Organization is taking comments on its draft 2019 Coordinated Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan through Feb. 20. The draft plan can be… Continue reading

  • Feb 12, 2019

Environmental group celebrates closed ‘loophole’ in regulations

A local environmental group is declaring victory against a prolific logger over county forestry regulations. Whidbey Environmental Action Network, known as WEAN, spent decades complaining… Continue reading

Stolen guns found during eviction

Deputies discovered stolen guns during an eviction on North Whidbey Jan. 18, according to court papers. They arrested Bryan R. Seiler, 33, of Oak Harbor,… Continue reading

Freeland man charged with attempted rape

A Freeland man is accused of beating a 23-year-old woman with a piece of firewood, cutting her with a knife and trying to rape her… Continue reading

Program keeps needles off streets

If the county needle exchange program didn’t exist, there could have been more than 42,000 more used needles scattered about the community last year, and… Continue reading

Couple proves that you’re never too old for romance

Peter Lawlor and Roberta Brown find great love in golden years

‘Tough year’ for 2018 budget at WhidbeyHealth

Unexpected expenses, decline in surgeries reported to board

Picking a location for a new airport, other aviation issues before lawmakers

By Emma Epperly WNPA Olympia News Bureau Addressing the need for a new airport and encouraging the growth of the aviation profession was the topic… Continue reading

  • Feb 11, 2019