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County ponders code changes to housing element

Island County is in the first steps of implementing code changes to encourage development of more affordable housing options, such as accessory dwelling units, duplexes… Continue reading

Man accused of assault with knife

A 36-year-old man is accused of strangling a woman and putting a knife to her throat during a Nov. 10 incident in Freeland, according to… Continue reading

Man accused of stabbing woman with glass shard

A Langley man who stabbed a woman in the head with a shard of glass is being held in jail on $10,000 bail, according to… Continue reading

Pedestrian branches out | Island Scanner

The following reports were gathered from 911 calls made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Thursday, Nov. 7 At 9:22 a.m., a caller reported that… Continue reading

Bunny ailment hits Whidbey

Now may not be the best time for Whidbey Island residents or visitors to pick up any furry hitchhikers — no matter how cute. The… Continue reading

Candidate paying for vote recount

A South Whidbey Record article about errors in election result displays inspired an Oak Harbor mayoral candidate to ask for a manual recount. Pat Harman,… Continue reading

South Whidbey firefighters unionize

Part-time South Whidbey Fire/EMS firefighters formed the organization’s first-ever firefighter union last spring. Fire commissioners are expected to approve an agreement with the newly formed… Continue reading

Oak Harbor’s new sewage treatment plant recognized by EP A

Oak Harbor new sewage treatment plant was recognized this week by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as an “exceptional clean water and drinking water” project… Continue reading

  • Nov 22, 2019

WhidbeyHealth Medical Center, clinics no longer taking medical waste from public

WhidbeyHealth can no longer accept sharps and other bio-hazardous medical waste from the community after Jan. 1, 2020 at the medical center and clinics, the… Continue reading

  • Nov 22, 2019

Langley easement sought

The Langley City Council voted unanimously Monday night to have the mayor seek easements for a proposed portable toilet project. The target deadline is in… Continue reading

Langley rates increased by 8 percent

Despite voting to increase property taxes to fund wide-ranging infrastructure improvements, Langley residents will have to pay 8 percent more in water, sewer and stormwater… Continue reading

Volunteering to feed others is a Thanksgiving tradition

Some families watch football, run marathons or take naps on Thanksgiving Day. Others have a long-standing tradition of volunteering for the Mobile Turkey Unit, a… Continue reading

Langley man accused of child rape

A Langley man is being held in Island County jail on $100,000 bail for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl who lived in the same house… Continue reading

At last, dump accepts credit cards

A different kind of plastic is now accepted at the dump in Central Whidbey. Last week, Island County’s solid waste complex near Coupeville began taking… Continue reading

Health insurance help set for Nov. 23

Help obtaining health care insurance is coming to Freeland. Whidbey insurance brokers will offer free in-person, walk-in signup assistance for insurance under the Affordable Care… Continue reading

  • Nov 19, 2019

Residents show dogged support for off-leash park at Greenbank Farm

The beloved off-leash dog area at Greenbank Farm is going to stay intact. Posted meeting materials led some citizens to fear the Port of Coupeville,… Continue reading

Langley budget hearing set for Nov. 18

An opportunity for the public to comment on Langley’s proposed budget will take place at the upcoming City Council meeting on Monday. The budget hearing… Continue reading

Precinct-level election results show disparities

Langley City councilman-elect Craig Cyr’s curiosity about results in an Island County election led to the discovery of widespread errors on the county’s election results… Continue reading

Family searching for missing service dog

A Whidbey family is asking the public for help in trying to find a missing service dog. The black lab named Tank disappeared at a… Continue reading

Langley climate change forum set for Friday

The city of Langley will be discussing a hot topic on Friday night. Interested citizens are invited to attend an event addressing climate change. The… Continue reading