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South Whidbey parks levy up for renewal

Tax on Aug. 7 primary election ballot

New fireworks rules in effect

Big bang for big bucks at some sales tents

Search and Rescue teams rescue two people in two days

Search and Rescue teams from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island rescued two people in two days, according to base officials. For the first rescue, early… Continue reading

  • Jun 29, 2018

Three kayakers rescued Sunday

Central Whidbey Island Fire and Rescue picked up three kayakers struggling against the wind and current Sunday between Hidden Beach and Camano Island, according to… Continue reading

Jeromy Ladwig

Jury finds man guilty of vehicular homicide

Ladwig could face more than 20 years in prison

Jeromy Ladwig

‘Lost’ pots can deplete crab number

Fewer crab pots lost means more crab on the table. That’s the message Island County Marine Resources Committee and Northwest Straits Foundation is getting out… Continue reading

Saratoga Orchestra event is set for Saturday in Freeland

Whidbey’s Saratoga Orchestra is getting tropical with its annual fundraising event. This year’s theme is “Island Time — A Taste of the Tropics.” The event… Continue reading

Photo by Jessie Stensland / Whidbey News Group.
                                Jeromy Ladwig is on trial for vehicular homicide.

Defense attorney wants mistrial after juror’s ‘shenanigans’

A defense attorney is asking for a mistrial after some odd behavior by a juror involving a zombie-related sign and dried insects. Oak Harbor resident… Continue reading

Photo by Jessie Stensland / Whidbey News Group.
                                Jeromy Ladwig is on trial for vehicular homicide.

People rally to keep 4th of July events on track

Maxwelton parade revives free shuttle vans

Navy photo.
                                An EA-18G Growler pilot practices aircraft carrier landings at Outlying Field Coupeville.

Navy releases plan for practice

It calls for more flights at OLF Coupeville

Navy photo.
                                An EA-18G Growler pilot practices aircraft carrier landings at Outlying Field Coupeville.

Fed agency study lowers risk level for firefighting foam

Navy officials need to review a new study on chemicals found in some firefighting foam that contaminated well water on Whidbey before deciding if further… Continue reading

Hannold defends member of planning commission

Island County Commissioner Rick Hannold defended his appointment of Shannon Williams to the county planning commission after she expressed concern about the types of people… Continue reading

June 30 rally planned in Coupeville

Several Whidbey Island groups are planning to protest Saturday, June 30 over the separation policy of immigrant children. The Families Belong Together national organization, organized… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2018

Clinton gets new power poles

New utility poles, wires going up along Maxwelton Road

Island Transit board votes down bus fares

Island Transit will not charge riders fares on its buses, with the exception of one Camano Island route. Members of the Island Transit board voted… Continue reading

Growing new farmers at Maxwelton school

‘You need a farmer three times a day’

Congolese Festival is a chance to celebrate, educate

Last event before Northwest Cultural Center relocates

Paula Ludtke, SWHS teacher and choir director, sang a rendition of “Thanks for the Memories” to Chris Gibson to honor him for his five years of service as Foundation Board President. Photo provided. Photo by Laura Canby.

Schools foundation ends year with gala, awards

The South Whidbey Schools Foundation followed up its annual fundraising gala — which raised a record $22,000 — with the presentation of two annual teacher… Continue reading

  • Jun 22, 2018
Paula Ludtke, SWHS teacher and choir director, sang a rendition of “Thanks for the Memories” to Chris Gibson to honor him for his five years of service as Foundation Board President. Photo provided. Photo by Laura Canby.

New education, training program for juvenile court

Island County Juvenile Court will soon start a pilot program aimed at reducing recidivism through education and career training. The county board of commissioners agreed… Continue reading

It’s bat season on Whidbey

Thursday marked the first official day of summer, which means longer days, picnics, barbecues and bats. “It’s a good time of year to talk about… Continue reading