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Johnson named to South Whidbey School Board seat

Johnson named to South Whidbey School Board seat

Johnson named to South Whidbey School Board seat

Johnson named to South Whidbey School Board seat

Langley directs funds toward its initiative against systemic racism

The Langley City Council has taken its next step towards promoting racial justice with the passing of a budget ordinance that directs funds toward the… Continue reading

Back to nature

Back to nature

Like so many other schools on the island, the Whidbey Island Waldorf School has had to make adjustments to its upcoming school year as a… Continue reading

Back to nature

Series of big-ticket county projects in works

Several new improvement projects are in the works for Central and South Whidbey. Island County Assistant Engineer Kelly Ojala said the projects are still in… Continue reading

Virus testing remains available

WhidbeyHealth is continuing to offer COVID-19 testing, free of charge in many cases, to a broad range of people. WhidbeyHealth Chief Nursing Officer Erin Wooley… Continue reading

Board aiming to limit spread of virus

Island County Board of Health is exploring a variety of ways to keep transmission of the COVID-19 virus low. In just over a week, positive… Continue reading

Oak Harbor Public Schools decide on plan for fall opening

Oak Harbor Public Schools decide on plan for fall opening

The Oak Harbor School Board made the unanimous decision Monday night to employ a phased plan for reopening schools in the fall. The school board… Continue reading

Oak Harbor Public Schools decide on plan for fall opening
Whidbey Island Music Festival goes virtual

Whidbey Island Music Festival goes virtual

The greatest composers probably didn’t imagine that centuries after writing their opuses, people would be performing them for a virtual audience. It’s a story becoming… Continue reading

Whidbey Island Music Festival goes virtual

Two districts reveal plans for fall opening

Whidbey Island’s school districts have so far decided to approach the beginning of the new school year with caution, a decision that mirrors many other… Continue reading

50 years since bloody roundup

50 years since bloody roundup

Fifty years ago, a group of men in boats and airplanes used explosives and fear to drive a large family of Southern Resident orcas into… Continue reading

50 years since bloody roundup
New wheels add shine to grooming biz

New wheels add shine to grooming biz

The newest addition to Oak Harbor’s grooming salon Posh Puppies may have rolled into town in June, but starting this month it officially welcomed its… Continue reading

New wheels add shine to grooming biz

Oak Harbor yacht club captain rescues two kayakers

A sailor who had recently practiced water rescues put his training to work Sunday night and pulled two people from an overturned kayak in Penn… Continue reading

Council in a jam over sandwich boards

Langley officials decided to temporarily suspend an ordinance prohibiting the display of sandwich board signs. City council members were in a pickle Monday night when… Continue reading

Baby deer shot, injured by pellet gun in Coupeville

A baby deer was shot and injured by a pellet gun last month, most likely within the town limits of Coupeville where the discharge of… Continue reading

Island Drug moves back to Clinton

Nearly a month after closing the doors to its Ken’s Korner location, Island Drug has found a new home in the South Whidbey community. The… Continue reading

COVID-19 focus shifts back to older population

Although state and county data from a few weeks ago demonstrated an increase in COVID-19 cases for people in their 20s, most recent data shows… Continue reading

Bicyclist hit by car airlifted to Everett

Bicyclist hit by car airlifted to Everett

A bicyclist pedaling on the side of State Highway 525 north of Freeland was seriously injured Tuesday afternoon when he was struck by a car,… Continue reading

Bicyclist hit by car airlifted to Everett
Top: Rick Larsen, Tim Hazelo                                Bottom: James Golder, Carrie Kennedy

Three from North and Central Whidbey challenging Larsen

Three Whidbey candidates and four others are attempting to unseat longtime U.S. Representative Rick Larsen for his position in the second congressional district. Republicans James… Continue reading

Top: Rick Larsen, Tim Hazelo                                Bottom: James Golder, Carrie Kennedy

Human Services gives $170,000 in COVID-19 aid

Over the past month, Island County Human Services has fulfilled $170,000 in requests for residents impacted by COVID-19 requiring rental assistance and other needs. During… Continue reading

Art gallery opening Aug. 1

Art gallery opening Aug. 1

A new art gallery has threaded its way into Langley, just in time for the celebration of its 15th anniversary. Previously located at the Greenbank… Continue reading

Art gallery opening Aug. 1