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Island Transit offering guided tours

Get on board for whales, woods, wine and more

Former jail guards sentenced in dehydration death of inmate

During a mental health crisis in 2015, Keaton Farris, 25, wasted away in the Island County Jail

Clinton woman goes on trial for murder Tuesday

Clinton resident Linda Thomas paid for her own obituary, packed a gun and zip ties, traveled to California and allegedly shot her sister to death… Continue reading

Suicide prevention topic of Langley talk

UW program aims to save lives

Man tracks down stolen bicycles

A little detective work by a Clinton resident led to the return of custom-make bicycles that were stolen earlier this month. A couple reported to… Continue reading

Little kids and lots of ‘critters’ in Langley parade

Families delight in fun at annual whale festival

Whidbey celebrates Earth and ocean

Islanders love the earth they live on and the water that surrounds them. Almost every year since 2006, they have come together for an annual… Continue reading

Benefit Saturday for veteran resource center kicks off month-long fundraiser

Orrin Gorman McClellan, at age 21, returned from Afghanistan to his home on Whidbey Island in 2006, after serving three years in the Army. Plagued… Continue reading

Car fire delays newspaper delivery

A car fire delayed the delivery of hundreds of copies of the South Whidbey Record Saturday. Diane Smothers, circulation manager for Whidbey News Group, said… Continue reading

WhidbeyHealth: We must help you

New signs explain federal law

Kids of many kinds at North Whidbey Farm

Goat farm tour set for April 15, 16

Island Herb donates $20k to nonprofits

Island Herb is donating a total of $20,000 to two Whidbey Island nonprofit organizations, according to a press release. The Freeland cannabis retailer announced this… Continue reading

  • Apr 13, 2018

Second deputy announces bid for Island County sheriff

Lane Campbell wants to be the kind of sheriff who knows his community because he spends time in his community. Campbell, a deputy with the… Continue reading

Deputies serve warrant in Clinton

A large number of police officers descended on a home in Clinton Saturday. At about 5 p.m., deputies, detectives and emergency response team members from… Continue reading

WhidbeyHealth EMS is seeking an extension of its levy for another six years and will ask voters for support in August.

WhidbeyHealth EMS seeks levy extension

Tax supports 60 percent of operating budget

WhidbeyHealth EMS is seeking an extension of its levy for another six years and will ask voters for support in August.
A Langley police officer holds a syringe he found. County officials recently sat down with attorneys to discuss the possibility of joining a multidistrict civil lawsuit against opioid manufacturers for the damage the opioid crisis has caused local communities. Whidbey News-Times file photo

County weights joining opioid lawsuit

The Board of Island County Commissioners held a round-table discussion last week to consider whether to join multi-district litigation against prescription opioid manufacturers. The discussion… Continue reading

A Langley police officer holds a syringe he found. County officials recently sat down with attorneys to discuss the possibility of joining a multidistrict civil lawsuit against opioid manufacturers for the damage the opioid crisis has caused local communities. Whidbey News-Times file photo

Teenage violinist wins national competition

Fourteen-year-old violinist Marley Erickson was named the national first-place winner of the 2017-2018 Junior Strings Performance Competition at Disney World’s Coronado Springs Resort over St.… Continue reading

County considers housing goals, policies

Planning and community development staff recently presented the draft housing goals and policies to the Island County Board of Commissioners and the planning commission. The… Continue reading

Weekend welcomes many whales

Langley’s 15th festival celebrates Sounder grays

County holding workshops on Freeland development regs

Members of the public will have the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback about draft Freeland development regulations throughout April and May. The new… Continue reading