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Oak Harbor man charged in another police chase

An Oak Harbor man who allegedly has a history of leading police on car chases was charged with a felony in connection with the latest… Continue reading

Teenage ritual witnessed | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Thursday, Oct. 24 At 5:10 a.m., a resident reported cows were… Continue reading

State lawmakers eye island transportation

On a recent morning, the sunrise turned the waters at Deception Pass a bright orange behind a seemingly endless stream of cars traveling across the… Continue reading

Langley water bond, new faces ahead in ballot count

There will likely be new faces on the Langley City Council and South Whidbey School Board come January. Craig Cyr is ahead of incumbent Councilman… Continue reading

School farm wants rotting pumpkins

Following Halloween, the faces of jack-o-lanterns droop forlornly as their flesh turns to mush, but the fun doesn’t have to end. South Whidbey School Farms… Continue reading

  • Nov 5, 2019

Nichols Brothers expands ship repair services to Everett

Nichols Brothers Boat Builders’ recent expansion across Puget Sound could veer the family-grown company into bigger shipping lanes of the marine industry. Ice Cap Holdings,… Continue reading

  • Nov 5, 2019

Bacon adds sizzle to county commissioner race

The 2020 race for the next Island County commissioner to represent southern and central areas of Whidbey Island is heating up even before this year’s… Continue reading

Septic pumping cost may swell

The cost of getting a septic tank pumped on Whidbey Island may increase significantly. Joantha Guthrie, manager of Island County’s solid waste division, said a… Continue reading

Hanging out | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Thursday, Oct. 17 At 10:21 a.m., a Saratoga Road resident reported… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2019

Hospital changes ER contract

As part of an ongoing effort to change its culture, WhidbeyHealth is choosing a different organization to manage its emergency department. Starting Jan. 21, 2020,… Continue reading

National outbreak of chicken-related illness hits county

Don’t kiss your chicken, health officials caution. Island County is one of four counties in the state where someone contracted salmonella from backyard poultry last… Continue reading

WhidbeyHealth’s Cancer Care gains accreditation

The Commission on Cancer, a quality program of the American College of Surgeons, has granted three-year accreditation to the cancer program at WhidbeyHealth Medical Center.… Continue reading

  • Oct 29, 2019

Wishing whale fundraiser kicks off Nov. 2

Members of Langley Arts Fund know how to make a splash. The group commissioned noted South Whidbey artist Georgie Gerber to create a 12-foot, bronze… Continue reading

Traveling Film Festival wanders back o Whidbey

Now in its fifth season of sharing thought-provoking cinema to small towns and rural communities all over North America, Wandering Reel Traveling Film Festival returns… Continue reading

  • Oct 25, 2019

Cemetery eyes adding green burial locations

Living a green life is popular with the people of South Whidbey. And so, apparently, is staying green in death. Langley’s Woodmen Cemetery recently sold… Continue reading

Man faces vehicular assault charge

A man who drove a car off the road and caused a collision that seriously injured a passenger on North Whidbey last December is facing… Continue reading

Man injured in house fire dies

A man has died from burn wounds from a residential fire in Greenbank. Shawn M. Cavanah died Sunday from injuries he sustained Friday afternoon at… Continue reading

Ron Muzzall

Ron Muzzall is named Washington’s newest state senator

The Whidbey Island farmer was among 3 Republicans looking to replace retired state Sen. Barbara Bailey.

Ron Muzzall

County looks for new planning director

Island County is searching for a new planning director, and the department will be re-structured in the meantime. The current director, Hiller West, has asked… Continue reading

Student faces felony for alleged assault on school bus

A 14-year-old student at South Whidbey Middle / High School is facing a felony charge for allegedly assaulting another student on a school bus Oct.… Continue reading