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Whidbey Homeless Coalition Executive Director Jonathan Kline explains how 15 bunks will be set up in the sanctuary of the former Jehovah’s Witness church outside Coupeville. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Neighbors voice concerns about proposed shelter near Coupeville

Neighbors shared their comments, concerns and criticism of the Whidbey Homeless Coalition’s proposed overnight emergency shelter on Morris Road near Coupeville during a meeting last… Continue reading

Whidbey Homeless Coalition Executive Director Jonathan Kline explains how 15 bunks will be set up in the sanctuary of the former Jehovah’s Witness church outside Coupeville. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Filing to open for long list of local positions

Candidates must file for the election May 17-21.

Langley agrees to sell oddly shaped parcel

It’s an odd, triangle-shaped piece of pavement down by the South Whidbey Harbor.

Project would protect Lone Lake farmland

The Whidbey Camano Land Trust applied for $790,000 from a program to protect 37 acres.

Special vaccine clinics planned in Langley, Oak Harbor

A couple of special vaccination clinics are planned for this week. Island County Public Health will host a pop-up vaccine clinic during the first day… Continue reading

Students persuade council to take climate action

South Whidbey High School students led the charge at a Langley City Council meeting last week.

Big pigs turn on chickens | Island Scanner

Thursday, April 22 At 3:30 p.m., a caller reported that the manager of a business on Ault Field Road was having employees pour excess milk… Continue reading

Permanent pickleball courts discussed by parks and rec

The very preliminary design calls for six courts.

Luanne Seymour shows a few different-sized quilts that the group she helped start, Whidbey Blanket Makers, recently made. (Photo by Kira Erickson/South Whidbey Record)

Sew much good

A troop of knitters and quilters who have found solace in the activity since the pandemic began have turned their efforts inwards to help cover those in need on Whidbey.

Luanne Seymour shows a few different-sized quilts that the group she helped start, Whidbey Blanket Makers, recently made. (Photo by Kira Erickson/South Whidbey Record)
South Whidbey Fire/EMS responded around 7:29 p.m. Wednesday evening to a structure fire near Venturi Way. (Photo by Heather Mayhugh)

Langley fire Wednesday claims home, family dog

A cooking accident involving a knocked-over propane tank fueled the flames that destroyed the building, according to South Whidbey Fire/EMS.

South Whidbey Fire/EMS responded around 7:29 p.m. Wednesday evening to a structure fire near Venturi Way. (Photo by Heather Mayhugh)

Despite council resolution, anti-racism training not mandatory for city staff

The mayor and council members clashed on the decision.

Meeting set to interview three for assessor position

The Island County Republican Party Central Committee was tasked with nominating three people to replace Mary Engle, who resigned as the elected assessor earlier this year to become planning director.

Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
The Coupeville-Port Townsend ferry route will stay on one-boat service until at least June 27.

Coupeville route down to one ferry through June 27

Another delay in two-boat service means Coupeville ferry riders will need to squeeze onto one boat until at least June 27.

Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
The Coupeville-Port Townsend ferry route will stay on one-boat service until at least June 27.

County gets funds for jail, body cams, mental health

The state gave Island County more than $1.5 million for the jail, body cameras and health programs.

Clinic set to address vaccine inequity

The clinic will be held 9-11 a.m., May 6 at Island Drug in Oak Harbor.

Worker will begin wrapping the Deception Pass bridge this month as they try to complete the project by the end of the year. The parking lot on Whidbey Island next to the bridge will be closed until March. WSDOT photo

Deception Pass bridge parking lot closed until March

The closure is supposed to ease access for construction crews as they work on the bridge.

Worker will begin wrapping the Deception Pass bridge this month as they try to complete the project by the end of the year. The parking lot on Whidbey Island next to the bridge will be closed until March. WSDOT photo

Like a hot potato, city drops food truck changes

Council members dropped their support for changing the food truck ordinance.

After a delay caused by the pandemic, developer Scott Thompson said construction of new homes may begin soon on the hillside across from Safeway. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

More housing on horizon as projects move forward

A downtown Oak Harbor business will also be getting a big makeover.

After a delay caused by the pandemic, developer Scott Thompson said construction of new homes may begin soon on the hillside across from Safeway. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
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Young seal rescued near Mutiny Bay

Baby ‘Elwood’ stuck after swimming up storm water pipe

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Middle school principal bound for Central Washington

After four years in the South Whidbey position, James Swanson is headed home to Leavenworth.