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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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Andreas Wurzrainer, chef and director of the Coupeville School District’s Connected Food Program, lifts a tray with pasta, meatloaf and zucchini. Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News-Times

Coupeville schools, local nonprofit, awarded grant to build school farm

The Coupeville School District, in partnership with the nonprofit Coupeville Farm to School, has received a grant that will help establish a school farm. The… Continue reading

Andreas Wurzrainer, chef and director of the Coupeville School District’s Connected Food Program, lifts a tray with pasta, meatloaf and zucchini. Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News-Times

New island-wide leadership program seeks applicants

A community leadership program that has been forming for the past two years is now looking for its inaugural class. Skagit Valley College is partnering… Continue reading

South Whidbey pickleballers seek a permanent place to play

South Whidbey pickleballers seek a permanent place to play

South Whidbey residents are rallying for a permanent place to play pickleball, one of the nation’s fastest growing sports. During a South Whidbey Parks and… Continue reading

South Whidbey pickleballers seek a permanent place to play
Pop-up shop carrying bakery items opens in Langley

Pop-up shop carrying bakery items opens in Langley

The pop-up is a collaboration between several Langley businesses.

Pop-up shop carrying bakery items opens in Langley

WhidbeyHealth says employee tested positive for COVID-19

All elective surgeries have been postponed until Oct. 7.

New business integrating into the fabric of Langley

New business integrating into the fabric of Langley

The Blue Peony has been in business for years but opened its first storefront in Langley this summer.

New business integrating into the fabric of Langley

Langley Police Department may be facing the loss of an officer

The mayor’s news comes on the heels of city council’s conversations about police funding.

Popular Langley ram must cut snacks, shed dad bod

Popular Langley ram must cut snacks, shed dad bod

Oh, portly Romeo. His eyes are bigger than his stomach.

Popular Langley ram must cut snacks, shed dad bod

New Langley tent initiative covers restaurants

The island’s realtors sponsored heated tents so Langley restaurants can continue outdoor seating.

Recent COVID-19 bump is ‘still very manageable’

Some of the most recent cases have been family clusters.

Shop for a cause this weekend in Freeland

All proceeds from the garage sale will be donated.