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SVC employee challenging Hayes for seat

An Oak Harbor resident is challenging incumbent Rep. Dave Hayes, R-Camano Island, for the state House representative of the 10th district. Dave Paul, vice president… Continue reading

Backlog of repairs needed at WhidbeyHealth

Officials explain need for $20 million federal loan

Photo by Drew Kampion
                                Buell Neidlinger played the cello on Whidbey Island in recent years, but he was famous for his bass playing. He passed away March 16.

Neidlinger remembered as world-class musician

With a long beard and strong opinions, Buell Neidlinger was a well-known and colorful local character on Whidbey Island. Many residents may not have been… Continue reading

Photo by Drew Kampion
                                Buell Neidlinger played the cello on Whidbey Island in recent years, but he was famous for his bass playing. He passed away March 16.

State Parks offer two free pass days in April

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites the public to celebrate Spring and Earth Day with two free days at state parks in April.… Continue reading

  • Mar 24, 2018

Students speak out on school violence

‘They are leading by example’

Beyond the classroom

Waldorf students match with mentors for life lessons

Roll the dice for charity at bunco event

Guild 21 of Providence General Children’s Association is hosting its 14th annual bunco event on Saturday evening at Useless Bay Golf and Country Club. Proceeds… Continue reading

School violence topic of public forum

Students to lead discussion at WICA talk

Teenager sentenced for house fire

A teenager who accidentally started a fire that destroyed a Honeymoon Bay house was sentenced to juvenile detention Thursday. The boy pleaded guilty in Island… Continue reading

Hundreds of parents join SWHS students

‘No silence, no violence’

WhidbeyHealth seeking $20 million loan

Public meeting set for March 21

Ignacio Rivera appears in Island County Superior Court.

Man accused of biting off part of victim’s ear

A South Whidbey love triangle led to “a brutal beating” in which part of a man’s ear was bitten off, Island County Chief Criminal Prosecutor… Continue reading

Ignacio Rivera appears in Island County Superior Court.

Navy extends comment period on special ops training

The area where the Navy conducts special operations training may be expanded to include Whidbey Island. In addition, the number of training operations conducted each… Continue reading

Port gets $500k for parking lot in Mukilteo

Curt Gordon’s decade-long mission to build a parking lot is finally getting somewhere. State lawmakers included a $500,000 appropriation in the capital budget for the… Continue reading

Community weaves together fundraiser after fiber theft

In late February, Lydia Christiansen and her husband Alan woke up to a small business owner’s worst nightmare. A trailer carrying most of their inventory… Continue reading

Goat University not kidding around

Covering goats from head to tail

Lummi demand release of captive orca

‘She must be reunited with her family’

Many incumbents seeking re-election

It’s a big election year for Island County with many county positions on the November ballot. In addition, state representatives will also be asking for… Continue reading

Staff from Island County Human Services gave a presentation on housing issues and homelessness in the county to the Planning Commission Monday. The department has been able to help over 400 households with its Housing Support Center since it opened in August 2016, but there are still more than 400 households waiting for assistance, largely due to the lack of affordable housing. Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News Group

Point in Time count shows 170 without permanent housing

Over 170 people were counted as either unsheltered or in temporary housing during the annual Point in Time Count in January, according to a presentation… Continue reading

Staff from Island County Human Services gave a presentation on housing issues and homelessness in the county to the Planning Commission Monday. The department has been able to help over 400 households with its Housing Support Center since it opened in August 2016, but there are still more than 400 households waiting for assistance, largely due to the lack of affordable housing. Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News Group

Boarding the ‘Holodeck’ in Langley

Virtual reality the latest trip