Bruce Silvia of Coupeville shows off a silver salmon he caught at Driftwood Park near the Keystone Spit in late September of 2015. There will be no fishing for silvers allowed in most of Puget Sound in 2016, including all of the marine areas that surround Whidbey Island. - Ron Newberry

No coho season for Whidbey anglers

  • May 26, 2016 at 9:07PM

State and tribal leaders finally set 2016 salmon seasons, closing all Puget Sound waters to coho with exception of Hood Canal


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Two admit guilt for part in killing Jay Johnson, 17

  • May 25, 2016 at 7:00AM updated May 26, 2016 at 9:39AM

For the first time, defendants accused of taking part in a conspiracy to murder an Oak Harbor teenager showed emotion in court about the tragedy they wrought.

Russell's day: Disabled man turns his love of walking into a source of income

  • May 25, 2016 at 7:00AM

Russell Carey, 28, could walk all day. He’s a client of Service Alternatives, an organization that helps people with disabilities. Most of their clients need help getting a job. Carey is one of the few who takes advantage of help with housing and work.

Proposed ordinance will allow fireworks ban when it is dry

  • May 25, 2016 at 6:00AM

Island County continues to inch toward creating an ordinance that would let it ban fireworks in unincorporated areas under dry conditions.

Study identifies four main focuses for plan: County looks at housing, health care, abuse

  • May 25, 2016 at 6:00AM

After months of study, four main areas of concern — access to health care, housing, depression and suicide, and interpersonal abuse — have emerged as the foci for an emerging community health improvement plan, Island County’s public health department told the Council of Governments last month.

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