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Warms Showers is a free worldwide hospitality exchange for touring cyclists. Those who sign up must be willing to host touring cyclists from time to time in exchange for access to the same accommodations themselves.
The Navy asked a federal judge to deny a citizen group’s demand that aircraft operations be halted at Outlying Field Coupeville.
Blueberry, strawberry harvests are expected 2 weeks early.
The long and drawn-out process of updating the county’s critical areas ordinance continues as the county outlined yet another plan last week.
Skagit Valley College held its annual Cardinal Day, which involved live music and activities.
Citing frustration with restrictive policies and conflicting visions, members of Island County Beach Watchers are breaking free from Washington State University Extension.
A new Oak Harbor eatery is taking a bite out of portion sizes and prices.
Whidbey General Hospital is seeking applicants for a new Patient Advisory Council with the aim of gathering the voice of the community on health affairs.
Despite firing off a warning in January, the Washington State Auditor says it has not yet received required financial data from Whidbey General Hospital and other local entities.
In the two years he’s had his own barber shop in Oak Harbor, Lampton Lawrence has created quite the following. On a recent weekday Lawrence had five men sitting in his small Midway Boulevard barber shop waiting for one of his legendary haircuts.
The paving project from Frostad Road to Sharpes corner begins Monday, June 8 and will include five nights of full closures for Deception Pass and Canoe Pass bridges in mid-July or August. The project is expected create substantial traffic delays as contractor crews repave four sections along the highway for the state Department of Transportation.
The Everett Connector is likely to be restored by a bill that is expected to be signed by Gov. Jay Inslee in the coming weeks. The state House of Representatives and Senate approved $1 million in the 2015-17 biennial budget to reinstate the Everett Connector. The governor has 20 days to act on the bill once his office receives it, likely this week.
A holistic practitioner who was arrested by Oak Harbor police in March is suing the state Department of Health and the city for $25 million.
Sea stars around Whidbey Island are making a slow recovery after the effects of a deadly disease wiped out millions of them over the past year.
A Langley man was charged with assault after allegedly ramming his car into a neighbors’ car and threatening to kill them. Christian Devon Irmer, who was charged this week in Island County Superior Court, apparently was involved in ongoing dispute about property lines with his neighbors, according to the police report.
The first two weeks each May is when Whidbey Island sees a increase in the number of adorable and seemingly helpless baby deer. Despite the human urge to gather them up and protect them when they appear abandoned, state and county officials urge people to keep away.
Island Transit board members voted Friday to cut Whidbey Island’s only off-island route and initiate a fare study. “I’m obviously disappointed,” said Island County Commissioner Jill Johnson, who serves on the IT board.
Approximately 125 people gathered recently to celebrate some of Whidbey Island’s most civic-minded citizens. The evening’s event recognized the 2015 Linda Lee Martins Memorial Community Health Heroes.
The first few minutes when a person is unresponsive are the most critical, according to Whidbey General Hospital paramedic Rob May.
An Island County Superior Court judge has ruled that Island Transit leadership did not fire a former lead mechanic because of his race or age. Judge Vickie Churchill entered a summary judgement Monday in favor of Island Transit.
A mother’s mission to obtain justice on behalf of her son paid off Monday when a man pleaded guilty in connection with a June assault. Troy Hilkey, 32, admitted to second-degree assault in Island County Superior Court and was sentenced to 13 months in jail, payment of various fees and restitution to the victim to be determined at a later hearing.
A forum in Freeland will tackle the complex issues surrounding mental health on the Whidbey Island.
Two natural health practitioners who were arrested in recent months by Oak Harbor police have been ordered to stop practicing by the state Department of Health.
An assistance program facing eviction from Whidbey Island Naval Air Station has found an ally in U.S. Sen. Patty Murray.
The water under Deception Pass Bridge may run uninterrupted during construction next month, but vehicles on the bridge itself won’t be so lucky.
A state hearings board rejected the critical areas ordinance the county adopted last February because it was temporary.
A registered nurse was reinstated to her position after the state nurses’ association filed a complaint against Whidbey General Hospital.
Whidbey General Hospital’s new CEO Geri Forbes demonstrated a new brand of leadership Saturday when she attended a community event at Fort Nugent Park.
Kaleafa, Oak Harbor’s first recreational marijuana retailer, is hoping to change the face of pot consumption.
The security at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station has been heighten to "Force Protection Bravo" as part of a nationwide response to "homegrown extremist threats," according Lt. Cmdr. Grant Neeley with the U.S. Northern Command.
In keeping with their father’s vision, the Waterman sisters are offering $50,000 in matching funds to Whidbey General Hospital Foundation.
Petty Officer Michael McCastle, who attempted to break a world record for pullups last year, will perform a new feat this month.
Since the economic downturn that started in 2008, Island County’s commissioners have bemoaned an inability to fund an upgraded website and other new technologies.
Gary Santiago’s passion for cycling goes back to his childhood.
A Whidbey vintner got more than he bargained for when he survived the recent earthquake in Nepal during a Mount Everest ascent.
Details of a complaint filed by the state nurses’ association last month include claims that Whidbey General Hospital withheld requested information several times in recent months.
Sparks flew at the regional transportation meeting last week when Island County commissioners demanded that Skagit County mayors decide whether they want to continue in the two-county organization.
Noise emitting from a Navy base is inevitable. And the Navy says it takes careful note of each resident complaint and does what it can to mitigate the effect of its aircraft noise on its residents.
A citizens’ group that filed a lawsuit in 2013 has filed an additional action to force the Navy to stop flying the EA-18G Growlers over Coupeville.
The state nursing association has filed an “unfair labor practice” complaint against Whidbey General Hospital for disciplining or firing nurses without providing supporting documentation.