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Choir teacher seeking music videos

Oak Harbor High School choir teacher Darren McCoy is reaching out to high school staff, students, parents and alumni for the making of “When Arts… Continue reading

 

Whidbey Island clinics try new ways of treating patients

During times when telecommuting and teleconferencing are seemingly the new norm, it’s only natural that telemedicine should also follow. Pediatric Associates of Whidbey Island began… Continue reading

 

Unemployment claims soar in county

New claims for unemployment benefits in Island County matched the spike in the state as a whole, according to Anneliese Vance-Sherman, regional labor economist with… Continue reading

 

Deadline for property taxes won’t be extended

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, Island County will not be extending the deadline to pay property taxes this year. The due date for payments will remain… Continue reading

Langley council to meet, virtually

The upcoming city council meeting for the Village by the Sea will be accessible online this Monday, the first of the council’s meetings this year… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2020

IRS issues warning about Coronavirus-related scams

The Internal Revenue Service is urging taxpayers to be on the lookout for a surge of calls and email phishing attempts about COVID-19. These contacts… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2020

Whidbey Island clinics trying out telemedicine

During times when telecommuting and teleconferencing are the new norm, it’s only natural that telemedicine should also follow. Pediatric Associates of Whidbey Island began holding… Continue reading

Help sought for WhidbeyHealth as pandemic causes financial pain

WhidbeyHealth isn’t going to close its doors overnight, but the public hospital district’s financial situation is dire, according to hospital officials. WhidbeyHealth Medical Center was… Continue reading

Nonprofit redirecting grant funds to relief

A Langley nonprofit dedicated to economic and community development has decided to direct its funds towards providing relief during COVID-19. The Goosefoot Community Fund’s annual… Continue reading

3 die from COVID -19 as cases in county top 114

Three county residents, two of them from Careage of Whidbey in Coupeville, have died as a result of COVID-19, Island County Public Health reported. The… Continue reading

Hospital opens drive-thru testing

People don’t have to leave their cars to get tested for coronavirus on Whidbey Island. WhidbeyHealth Medical Center in Coupeville is offering drive-thru COVID-19 testing… Continue reading

Hospital has six ventilators, hoping to get more

WhidbeyHealth has six or seven ventilators in the hospital — depending on what’s counted — and could receive as many as 13 more, according to… Continue reading

Ebey’s Forever grants announced

The Trust Board of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve and the Friends of Ebey’s announced this week that 11 historic buildings will receive Ebey’s Forever… Continue reading

  • Mar 28, 2020

Island distiller brewing up hand sanitizer

In response to the growing demand for hand sanitizer, one of Whidbey’s distilleries is fulfilling requests and converting its alcohol for this purpose. Cadée Distillery… Continue reading

Judge revoked man’s bail for violating no-contact orders

A judge revoked bail on a 36-year-old man who is facing prison time for continually violating a no-contact orders issued by three different courts, according… Continue reading

Photo by Jessie Stensland / Whidbey News-Times
                                Careage of Whidbey, a skilled nursing facility in Coupeville, is the site of a cluster of COVID-19 cases.

32 test positive for COVID-19 at Careage

A total of 32 residents and staff members at the Careage of Whidbey in Coupeville have tested positive for COVID-19, according to Island County Public… Continue reading

Photo by Jessie Stensland / Whidbey News-Times
                                Careage of Whidbey, a skilled nursing facility in Coupeville, is the site of a cluster of COVID-19 cases.

Outdoor observance

Although public gatherings are banned and many church services suspended, an Episcopalian priest and Langley resident was looking for a way to celebrate safely. While… Continue reading

Navy to conduct real-time jet noise monitoring

Federal, state and county officials who want the Navy to conduct real-world noise monitoring of aircraft on Whidbey Island will get their way. The Navy… Continue reading

Ferry ridership dips significantly

Following similar trends in other forms of public transportation, ferry routes connecting Whidbey Island to the rest of the state have seen a drop in… Continue reading

New fund to aid charities with COVID-19 response

A nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting other charities on Whidbey Island is focusing its attention on helping the community get through the coronavirus pandemic. The… Continue reading