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Man sentenced for assaults, resisting arrest

A Clinton man who assaulted a woman and teenage girl and wrestled deputies near an open septic tank was recently sentenced to jail. Justin M.… Continue reading

 

Ex-county inmate sues over jail fall

An inmate at Clallam Bay Corrections Center is suing Island County over a fall he blames on a missing shower mat in Island County jail… Continue reading

 

MLK event focuses on Poor People’s Campaign

Most school children in the United States learn about Martin Luther King Jr.’s renowned 1963 speech and the March on Washington. But fewer people know… Continue reading

 

FEMA threat draws rebuke from county

Island County commissioners are “aghast” at recent actions taken by the Federal Emergency Management Agency that could affect local shoreline property owners. During a work… Continue reading

South Whidbey High School band set to compete nationally

The South Whidbey High School’s jazz band has been chosen as one of a dozen to compete in a national competition this spring, proving that… Continue reading

Freeland pot shop makes big donation to coalition

Last month, Island Herb offered the Whidbey Homeless Coalition the challenge of matching a $10,000 donation. Eric Wing, Island Herb’s general manager, said the store’s… Continue reading

Neighbors oppose improved trail access

A proposed trail and parking project to improve access to a trail on county property has been met with strong opposition by the surrounding residents.… Continue reading

Port still working on overnight ferry parking in Mukilteo

Port of South Whidbey Commissioner Curt Gordon has been talking about parking for more than a decade. He began his efforts to add overnight parking… Continue reading

Hospital predicts growth in outpatient services will help budget

WhidbeyHealth leaders are projecting increased use of its birthing center and outpatient services in the public hospital district’s 2020 budget. Controller Jennifer Reed said she’d… Continue reading

Clinton man repeatedly violated court orders, according to police

A 37-year-old Clinton man is being held in jail on $35,000 bail for continually violating court orders barring him from contacting a former girlfriend who… Continue reading

Driver who knocked out cell service charged

An Anacortes man is accused of fleeing from the scene of a vehicle collision that disrupted cell phone and Internet service on Whidbey Island and… Continue reading

Uber returns to North Whidbey

After an absence of more than three months, Uber is back in Oak Harbor. The ride-share company stopped operating in the city last September because… Continue reading

New Trustland trail already popular

The Trustland Trails recently got a new addition. In early December, about a third of a mile was added to the existing few miles of… Continue reading

Mardi Gras parade marching to Langley as part of Mystery Weekend

Amateur sleuths looking to participate in Langley’s Mystery Weekend may find themselves joining a new type of event this year. Just in time for Fat… Continue reading

Officer injured in getaway attempt

An Oak Harbor police officer was injured and a police car was damaged during the investigation of a suspected intoxicated driver who tried to speed… Continue reading

It’s snow fun

South Whidbey got a modest amount of snowfall on Monday, to the delight of school kids. More snow fell Tuesday, prompting school to cancel classes… Continue reading

Crunch time

When her daughter was growing up, Marybeth Shirley wanted to make her a breakfast option that didn’t contain wheat. Switching to a grain-free diet had… Continue reading

New campground planned near Langley

Campers may have a new place to stake their tents, starting this summer. The proposed campground, a South Whidbey Parks and Recreation project, will be… Continue reading

Friday Harbor couple welcomes first Whidbey baby of 2020

Whidbey Island’s first baby of the new year was born to parents from a different island. Leah Swearingen and her husband Christian Carter, both residents… Continue reading

Island County seeking volunteers for annual Point in Time count

Later this month, an annual one-day effort gets underway to count the people in Island County who don’t have addresses. Island County Human Services is… Continue reading