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Pupils pick precious pumpkins for pies

School garden harvests lessons of land

County begins economic development planning

Having just adopted a major update to the housing element, Island County is now looking to evaluate the next section of its comprehensive plan —… Continue reading

Commissioners adopt updated housing element

The Island County Board of Commissioners has unanimously adopted the housing element of the comprehensive plan, after more than a year of work to update… Continue reading

County questions role in providing kids’ vaccinations

In the midst of county budget discussions, the role of Island County Public Health in delivering vaccinations for students is coming into question. Last year,… Continue reading

Republican Rick Hannold faces Democrat Janet St. Clair.

Commissioner candidates tout leadership styles

Island County commissioner candidate Janet St. Clair said that if elected, she’ll bring a different leadership style of “looking for solutions” and treating “department heads… Continue reading

Republican Rick Hannold faces Democrat Janet St. Clair.

Congressman says he’s passing on Growler concerns to Pentagon

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen is paying attention to concerns Central Whidbey residents have about a proposed increase in Navy EA-18G Growler aircraft practice at a… Continue reading

Screaming monkey | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Monday, Oct. 1 At 8:08 p.m., a caller reported that a… Continue reading

Kelly Hatley, 63, proudly displays characters from “King of the Hill” in Freeland on Whidbey Island. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

‘King of the Hill’ is alive, well and on display in Freeland

‘I get people taking photographs all the time … and apparently it’s on Facebook’

Kelly Hatley, 63, proudly displays characters from “King of the Hill” in Freeland on Whidbey Island. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Black Box Theater repairs on the way

Port awards contract for construction

New bistro blooms

‘We want people to come here for the food as much as the wine’

Museum debuts history tour

Fundraiser combines talks, walk and wine tasting

Police ‘expert’ accused of assault

A Pierce County Sheriff’s sergeant who was hired by the City of Langley in a police use-of-force investigation was arrested on suspicion of first-degree assault,… Continue reading

Hayes and Paul

Hayes’ voting record eyed

District 10 state House candidate Dave Paul said he’s running because he believes his opponent, incumbent Dave Hayes, R-Camano Island, doesn’t adequately represent the area.… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2018
Hayes and Paul

Man arrested after collision

An Oak Harbor man was arrested after causing an accident on Highway 20 near Coupeville on Oct. 7, the Washington State Patrol reported. Christopher B.… Continue reading

Video of deer at football game goes nationwide

A football game in Coupeville earlier this month made national news and spawned a viral video. A blacktail deer ran down the middle of the… Continue reading

Cheryl Wieldraayer was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer in 2002.

Second opinion leads to second chance

Oct. is Breast cancer Awareness Month

Cheryl Wieldraayer was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer in 2002.

Silence of the lambs | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Thursday, Sept. 27 At 12:26 a.m., a Childrens Avenue resident reported… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2018
Glen Carpenter, an expert in use of force by law enforcement officers, demonstrates handcuffing techniques on former Langley police chief David Marks at a city council meeting earlier this year.

Use-of-force expert hired by Langley arrested for felony assault

A Pierce County Sheriff’s sergeant who was hired by the City of Langley in a police use-of-force investigation was arrested on suspicion of first-degree assault,… Continue reading

Glen Carpenter, an expert in use of force by law enforcement officers, demonstrates handcuffing techniques on former Langley police chief David Marks at a city council meeting earlier this year.

WhidbeyHealth Hospice Care seeking volunteers

WhidbeyHealth Hospice Care is looking for volunteers. The hospital is offering a three-day training session, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays, Oct. 30,… Continue reading

  • Oct 5, 2018

Hundreds rally against jet noise

Nearly 500 people crowded into Central Whidbey’s historic Crockett Barn and spilled out into the surrounding grass during a rally against military jet noise Wednesday.… Continue reading