The Legislature’s 2019 hits and misses

By Emma Epperly WNPA Olympia News Bureau The 2019 legislative session began Jan. 14 and is scheduled to end on April 28, if the operation,… Continue reading

  • Apr 25, 2019


Foraging with ‘funguy’ Travis Furlanic

Whidbey Wild Mushroom Tours offer a taste of local woods


Personal objection will no longer exempt children from school vaccinations

By Emma Epperly WNPA Olympia News Bureau The Washington House of Representatives concurred with Senate amendments on Tuesday that remove the personal exemption to the… Continue reading

  • Apr 23, 2019


Hospital interim CEO presents to-do list

High quality patient care, respectful workplace, community involvement among goals

Logger, county, WEAN in legal battle

A logger is again challenging Island County over its forestry regulations, and a local activist group is again trying to push back. Snohomish County logger… Continue reading

Man accused of fleeing after car chase — twice

A Clinton man who stopped his car in the middle of the highway, got out and ran to try to get away from police is… Continue reading

Future of island’s ferry service

Meeting on ferries set for May 1 in Coupeville

New law erases or extends statute of limitations for various sex crimes

By Emma Epperly WNPA Olympia News Bureau There will be no statute of limitations for most sex crimes against minors and longer statutes of limitations… Continue reading

  • Apr 20, 2019

Taming Bigfoot

Challenge kicks off Earth Day efforts on Whidbey Island

Body identified as suspect in Camano Island killing

By Zachariah Bryan Authorities have used lab results to confirm a body found in a California river more than a year ago is the… Continue reading

Photos by Maria Matson/ Whidbey News Group.
                                Mark Stewart’s tractor has come in handy for Boots to Roots. He’s tilled the soil twice so far, and will do so one more time.

Growing a new program at Greenbank Farm

Veterans become farmers in Boots to Roots

Photos by Maria Matson/ Whidbey News Group.
                                Mark Stewart’s tractor has come in handy for Boots to Roots. He’s tilled the soil twice so far, and will do so one more time.

Hacker blackmails resident | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Tuesday, April 9 At 12:17 a.m., a caller on Highway 20… Continue reading

Mock car crash, trial planned at school

South Whidbey High school students, in collaboration with South Whidbey Fire/EMT, the Island County Sheriff’s Office, the State Patrol, the hospital, the Island County prosecutor… Continue reading

  • Apr 19, 2019

South Whidbey students speak up about schools during public meeting

‘What steps are you going to take right now to protect our education?’

COER considering Growler lawsuit

Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve, or COER, is considering litigation against the U.S. Navy over the noise from EA-18G Growler flights at the Outlying Field Coupeville.… Continue reading

Callison to seek second term as Langley mayor

Seats on city council and school board will be up for grabs this year

Jo Moccia

Petition calls for South Whidbey Superintendent Jo Moccia to resign

Moccia says she’s committed to working together with parents to address issues

Jo Moccia

Whidbey Island historian Roger Sherman dies at age 84

Coupeville lost a celebrated historian, storyteller and an important link to the past Thursday when Roger Sherman passed away. He was 84 years old. “It’s… Continue reading


Activists rally for woman on hunger strike to draw attention to plight of orcas

Photos by Emma Epperly WNPA Olympia News Bureau Lanni Johnson of Snohomish is on a 17-day fast in front of the Washington State Capitol building,… Continue reading

  • Apr 16, 2019

Langley celebrates whales in style

The gray whales are back in waters around Whidbey Island, and Langley Mayor Tim Callison led a parade through town Saturday to welcome the giants… Continue reading