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Teacher proposes storm drain art

Jeana Dominguez approached the city council this week with a proposal to create murals surrounding six storm drains in Langley.

New planning department head named in Langley

Meredith Penny will be the city’s new director of Community Planning starting Sept. 1.

Man accused of crawling through window

Prosecutors charged Matthew C. Powell, 35, with burglary in the first degree, unlawful imprisonment and assault in the fourth degree.

Langley council discusses bringing back mask mandate

Council members decided to hold out on the decision until after receiving input from businesses.

Explosive ordnance disposal happening Thursday at Lake Hancock

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Eleven Detachment Northwest will conduct a demolition of ordnance discovered at the Lake Hancock training area south of Coupeville… Continue reading

  • Aug 19, 2021

Big kitty heist reported | Island Scanner

The following reports were gathered from calls made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Saturday, July 31 At 11:11 a.m., a resident reported that a… Continue reading

Lions Club member Gary Parker locks up bikes to be sold at the garage sale this weekend. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Lions annual garage sale returns

The Coupeville Lions Club’s annual garage sale will be outdoors to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Lions Club member Gary Parker locks up bikes to be sold at the garage sale this weekend. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Oak Harbor man credits vaccine for mild symptoms during 2nd bout with COVID-19

Meanwhile, cases have skyrocketed among the unvaccinated population.

Bartender thrown into street, run over while intervening in a fight

A bartender suffered “a severed bicep” when he was thrown into the street and run over Saturday night.

Six file during special filing period

There are six positions that will not be appearing on the ballot because no one filed for them.

Child molester sentenced to prison

A man convicted of molesting two girls will spend at least eight years and two months in prison.

Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
A new All-Hazard Alert Broadcast sirens to warn residents of incoming tsunami threats was installed on West Beach Road near Joseph Whidbey State Park along with four others on the island.

New tsunami sirens installed on North, Central Whidbey

There are five new tsunami warning sirens on Whidbey Island to alert residents of impending threats.

Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
A new All-Hazard Alert Broadcast sirens to warn residents of incoming tsunami threats was installed on West Beach Road near Joseph Whidbey State Park along with four others on the island.
Andy Bronson/Everett Herald file photo
Ferries pass on a crossing between Mukilteo and Whidbey Island.

State ferry fares to rise this fall, and even more next fall

The 2.5% hike in each of the next two years will apply to everyone: drivers, bikers and walkers.

Andy Bronson/Everett Herald file photo
Ferries pass on a crossing between Mukilteo and Whidbey Island.

Caller says drunk people, dynamite don’t mix | Island Scanner

Wednesday, July 28 At 10:51 a.m., a Torpedo Road resident reported that someone dumped 12 large bags of garbage nearby. At 11:42 a.m., a caller… Continue reading

South Whidbey School District’s Black Lives Matter banner stolen again

This is the second time in three months that someone has removed the controversial banner.

Langley forms volunteer climate change committee

Langley is convening a new volunteer-led committee focusing on confronting climate change.

Pacific Rim Institute hosts seed collecting event next Tuesday

The Institute is combining hors d’oeuvres and responsible land management in one event Aug. 17.

Something’s afoot at the 7-Eleven | Island Scanner

The following calls were gathered from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Wednesday, July 21 At 12:13 a.m., a Maxwelton Road resident reported… Continue reading

An artist rendering of the “Angel de la Creatividad” sculpture proposed for Windjammer Park in Oak Harbor. Photo provided.

Oak Harbor council delays decision on ‘Angel’ sculpture

City council members are waiting until Sept. 7 to make any further decisions about the sculpture.

An artist rendering of the “Angel de la Creatividad” sculpture proposed for Windjammer Park in Oak Harbor. Photo provided.
Priscilla Lowry pours beeswax candles in different shapes and patterns. This year is her first time exhibiting at the Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival returns — with pandemic adjustments

Organizers are excited but still making the safety of guests and vendors a top priority.

Priscilla Lowry pours beeswax candles in different shapes and patterns. This year is her first time exhibiting at the Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)