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Man accused in child porn case

Prosecutors charged Sean A. Gaffney, 32, with looking at, possessing and sending child pornography.

Auditor issues finding against district

The Washington State Auditor’s Office found Coupeville School District committed an accounting error.

Hiker rescued after fall down ice chute

A search and rescue team from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island rescued an injured hiker May 22.

Freeland woman hurt in I-5 crash

A South Whidbey woman and three others were injured in a four-car accident on Interstate 5.

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Mason Slattum, left, and his cousin Blake Ogden saved a 3-year-old from drowning in Deer Lake thanks to their quick thinking.

Two boys come to 3-year-old’s rescue at lake

A 9-year-old Clinton boy and his cousin became heroes after rescuing a toddler from drowning.

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Mason Slattum, left, and his cousin Blake Ogden saved a 3-year-old from drowning in Deer Lake thanks to their quick thinking.

Insurance provider dropped for hospital walk-in, primary clinics

WhidbeyHealth will no longer accept Amerigroup Washington insurance at some clinics as of July 1.

Contest for Langley mayor position remains uneventful

City council members will be choosing the new mayor at a council meeting scheduled for June 21.

Parks and Rec decides name for new park

The Waterman Property is now called Maxwelton Trails Park.

Sentence in vehicular homicide reduced after drug law voided

Jeromy K. Ladwig, 40, appeared in Island County Superior Court telephonically from prison to be resentenced. His sentence was cut from 12 years to five years and a month.

Expect ferry congestion over holiday weekend

During the Memorial Day weekend, ferry passengers are urged to double check sailing schedules and prepare for the possibility of long waits if driving a… Continue reading

  • May 28, 2021

No primary election will be held on Whidbey Island

The positions with no candidates are seats on the boards for the Port of Coupeville and South Whidbey Fire/EMS, as well as various water and sewer districts.

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Registration underway for triathlon

The event is scheduled for July 31.

  • May 28, 2021
Triathlon

Community Health Advisory Board to resume meetings

A county health official announced the board’s upcoming return in a meeting May 18.

Coupeville School Board discusses investigation that went awry

Sherry Phay stated she had the board president’s permission to send her controversial email.

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Whidbey Island Art Trail kicks off its 10th season next week

Some of Whidbey’s galleries, sculpture parks and studios will be open to the public.

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Veterans to be honored across island

Several ceremonies are planned for Memorial Day.

Ed Klaszky, a firefighter with Clark County Fire Dept. in Nevada, during a controlled burn training exercise organized by the Oak Harbor Fire Department on Saturday, May 22. Photo by Bryan Fick/WestCoast Fire Media

Firefighters get invaluable training

The Oak Harbor Fire Department conducted a controlled burn to give firefighters practical, hands-on experience at a house on Southeast Ely Street on Saturday.… Continue reading

Ed Klaszky, a firefighter with Clark County Fire Dept. in Nevada, during a controlled burn training exercise organized by the Oak Harbor Fire Department on Saturday, May 22. Photo by Bryan Fick/WestCoast Fire Media
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Farms offering veggie, flower subscriptions

Some Whidbey Island farms still have spaces open in their Community Supported Agriculture programs.

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A rendering of the new Coupeville Boys and Girls Club building shows what it will look like from the outside after construction. (Photo courtesy of the Boys and Girls Club)

Coupeville Boys and Girls Club given $1 million from state budget

The club will use the funds to construct a new building on South Main Street.

A rendering of the new Coupeville Boys and Girls Club building shows what it will look like from the outside after construction. (Photo courtesy of the Boys and Girls Club)