Kira Erickson

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Budding herbalism studio open for business

A Langley herbalist whose business sprouted during the pandemic has opened a new studio.

 

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A Whale of a Tale

Orca Network celebrates 20th anniversary

 

Election certification yields wins for write-in candidates

Voter turnout this year in Island County was 49%, well above the state average of 39%.

 

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Winter clothing drive, fundraiser seek to wrap refugees in warmth

As winter sets in, there is a dire need for everyone to be dressed warmly.

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Santa by the Sea

Photos: Santa Claus handed out candy canes to children Saturday evening in Langley.

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Picker finds a toolbox full of Pacific Northwest history

John Norris found custom-made tools that were hand-forged during the first half of the 20th century.

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Langley mandates employee vaccines

All city employees of Langley will soon need to follow a new vaccination rule.

Langley police chief retiring

After five years in the department, Langley’s Chief of Police is set to retire from his position.

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Bedtime story brought to the page in “On Wings of Wonder”

What started as a children’s picture book evolved to a 260-page novel for readers ages 9-12.

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City council meeting moved to Nov. 22

Council members will revisit agenda items that were discussed during the month’s first meeting.

Farmers take stand against public health permitting

Local farmers are asking county commissioners to support a cherished Whidbey staple — the farmstand.

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Whidbey Art Market returns Nov. 26 and 27

The market creator hopes that shoppers will see the value in buying locally this holiday season.

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Community launches effort to rescue beloved pet store

Debbie Wilkie has rescued thousands of creatures, but saving little lives can be expensive.

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South Whidbey swim team earns berth at state

Four swimmers from South Whidbey will be representing the region at the upcoming state swim meet.

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Utility rates may rise in Langley again

The average household in Langley could be paying over $100 more annually in utility bills next year.

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County grant may protect Lone Lake farm

A piece of South Whidbey farmland on Lone Lake may be protected from development in perpetuity.

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Erickson elected, Towers appointed to fire board

An unexpectedly hot race for the South Whidbey Fire/EMS board ended happily for both candidates.

Langley council election makes history

Langley residents voted for change in what will become known as a historically significant election.

Two-pool option floats to top in study

The feasibility study for a South Whidbey aquatics center is wrapping up with unexpected results.

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Oak Harbor sending 9 to state cross country meet

Several Oak Harbor runners have qualified for the upcoming state cross country meet.

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