U.S. Navy Capt. Brett Mietus, commodore of Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 10, takes questions from the media during a tour of the first official P-8 Poseidon aircraft delivered Friday to VP-30 at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. See page 2 for the full story.  - Michael Watkins/Whidbey News-Times

First official P-8 Poseidon aircraft delivered to NAS Whidbey on Friday

  • Oct 22, 2016 at 6:00AM updated Oct 24, 2016 at 10:43AM

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Squadron VP-30 took delivery of the Navy’s newest P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft Friday.


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Homola, Bailey battle for pivotal Senate seat

  • Oct 22, 2016 at 7:00AM

Of the races affecting Whidbey Island, the battle for a state Senate seat is one of the few sparking any heat between candidates.

No charges in death resulting from dispute

  • Oct 22, 2016 at 7:00AM

Prosecutors declined to file charges against a teenager who punched a man and ultimately caused his death following an altercation outside an Oak Harbor restaurant July 26.

State ferries official says Whidbey has a shot at getting new, 144-vehicle ferry

  • Oct 22, 2016 at 7:00AM

The success of South Whidbey’s quest for second 144-car ferry on the Clinton-Mukilteo route may be determined soon.

Petitioning for a second chance at life

  • Oct 22, 2016 at 6:00AM

Whidbey Island resident Riley Rayner wishes his older brother Dylan, just shy of 25, had gotten a second chance at life. Dylan died from an accidental opiate overdose in June while attending college in Oakland.

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