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Fundraisers to help Coupeville woman with a rare disorder

A woman with a rare genetic disorder is seeking support from the community. After eight months of visits to the doctor’s office, Coupeville resident Jacquelynn… Continue reading

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Island County receives more CARES pandemic funds

The most recent round of funds - nearly $1.7 million - was awarded to the county in early September.

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Langley man builds automatic candy dispenser for Halloween

A socially distant candy chute is one man’s idea for a COVID-safe Halloween.

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Districts differ in how they approach in-person learning

South Whidbey School District wants to bring 150 “at-risk” kids back to school.

Photo by Scott PriceJoe Treat’s driftwood sculpture of a Tyrannosaurus rex rolls across Deception Pass Bridge Sunday. It was installed Monday morning at Price Sculpture Forest in Coupeville. The park is set to open Oct. 23.

Coupeville sculpture forest park opening on Oct. 23

The sculpture park features a driftwood dinosaur and gorilla, among other creatures.

Photo by Scott PriceJoe Treat’s driftwood sculpture of a Tyrannosaurus rex rolls across Deception Pass Bridge Sunday. It was installed Monday morning at Price Sculpture Forest in Coupeville. The park is set to open Oct. 23.

Coupeville kindergartener tests positive COVID-19

The student’s class has stopped in-person learning and were told to self-quarantine for two weeks.

Clinton dock in danger of floating away

A 20-by-30 foot float section of Clinton Beach Dock is in danger of floating away.

Driver injured after car rolls on highway

The driver’s injuries were non-life-threatening.

Incumbent and critic vie for commissioner seat

A veteran of county government known for being outspoken is facing a political newcomer who is equally vocal in his view that change is needed… Continue reading

South Whidbey water system tests positive for E. coli

Vistaire Water System customers should boil their water before drinking or otherwise using it.

Paul, Bruch vie for House seat

One candidate is trying to unseat the incumbent in a state representative race.

Langley sees influx of ‘passport tourists’ from the mainland

It will take about 10-12 weeks to process all the applications, which is a little slower than usual.

Larsen, Hazelo views differ on climate change, COVID-19, BLM

The two candidates are running for Congress in the Second District.

State candidates discuss equity in education during pandemic

An issue that garnered differing opinions concerned the inherent inequality in online-only education

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WICA screening movies until live theater can resume

The movies will run Friday-Sunday nights and began Oct. 9 at the popular South Whidbey venue.

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Exercise looks at possible Coupeville ferry reductions

The potential service reduction was just an exercise to identify ways to cut costs.

Langley’s utility rates may be on the rise

The average family’s bill could go up by $110 next year.

Enrollment drops no more than districts anticipated

Whidbey’s public schools saw enrollment drop for the 2020-21 school year, but all three districts were prepared for the decline. Oak Harbor School District is… Continue reading

Langley, chamber develop plan to sort out accounting error

The city of Langley has been working with the Langley Chamber of Commerce to straighten out financial confusion exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and errors… Continue reading

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Parents get involved in broadening their children’s education

Online learning in schools has become the norm because of the pandemic, but for some students it may not be a “one size fits all”… Continue reading

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