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Election certification yields wins for write-in candidates

Voter turnout this year in Island County was 49%, well above the state average of 39%.

 

Man accused of killing dog with a hatchet

A judge found probable cause to believe 29-year-old Nicholas R. Anderson committed animal cruelty.

 

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Winter clothing drive, fundraiser seek to wrap refugees in warmth

As winter sets in, there is a dire need for everyone to be dressed warmly.

 

Oak Harbor child molester reoffends, but sentence less lenient second time

Gary T. Boyer, 71, pleaded guilty in Island County Superior Court to third degree child molestation.

South Whidbey schools levy set for February ballot

The South Whidbey School Board is seeking a replacement levy that decreases the property tax rate.

Parks and Rec District will ask for levy lift

The South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District will ask for an increase in its operations levy.

Deputies negotiate surrender of knife-wielding suspect

Deputies negotiated the peaceful surrender of an assault suspect who refused to leave his car.

Langley mandates employee vaccines

All city employees of Langley will soon need to follow a new vaccination rule.

Superintendent contract renewed

The South Whidbey School Board renewed Superintendent Josephine Moccia’s three-year contract.

Langley police chief retiring

After five years in the department, Langley’s Chief of Police is set to retire from his position.

Public-private windmill partnership proposed

Oak Harbor officials expressed interest in moving forward with rebuilding the windmill.

Nearly all Whidbey school staff fully vaccinated, data shows

Of the handful of exemptions granted, most were religious.

Hillside development agreement approved

A developer and the city of Oak Harbor finalized a unique agreement.

Infrastructure bill will help ferry system stay afloat

President Joe Biden’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure act will help fund ferries in Washington state.

Holiday celebrations galore coming to Langley

The Lighting of Langley, an annual tree-lighting ceremony, will begin at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27.

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South Whidbey vaccine clinic thrives without electricity

The Coupeville clinic did not yield the same high turnout as those in South Whidbey and Oak Harbor.

The Washington State Redistricting Commission held a public meeting over Zoom on Monday night to draw the final legislative and congressional district boundaries. Most of the five-hour session was spent in "caucus meetings" which were unavailable to the viewing public. (Washington State Redistricting Commission)

Bipartisan commission fails to draw new political boundaries

For the first time in state history, the Supreme Court will define new congressional and legislative districts.

  • Nov 23, 2021
The Washington State Redistricting Commission held a public meeting over Zoom on Monday night to draw the final legislative and congressional district boundaries. Most of the five-hour session was spent in "caucus meetings" which were unavailable to the viewing public. (Washington State Redistricting Commission)
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The Coupeville Wharf lost a quarter of its shingles and sustained other damage during Monday's wind storm.

Wharf, other structures damaged in Monday’s windstorm

Fire departments fielded high volumes of calls as wind gusts reached speeds of up to 61 mph.

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The Coupeville Wharf lost a quarter of its shingles and sustained other damage during Monday's wind storm.

Commissioners to hire first county administrator

Island County government will soon have a county administrator for the first time in its history.

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Responders from North Whidbey Fire and Rescue and the Navy rescue 24-year-old Ruby from a trench Nov. 11.

Firefighters rescue horse from ditch

The horse slipped into a narrow trench around 7 p.m., hitting and breaking her jaw during the fall.

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Responders from North Whidbey Fire and Rescue and the Navy rescue 24-year-old Ruby from a trench Nov. 11.