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Woman eluding police drives over officer’s foot

Claudia Fontenette was charged with vehicular assault and attempting to elude police.

Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Weather may be warm, but Puget Sound waters still shockingly cold

Any water temperature below 70 degrees should be treated with caution.

Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
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Whidbey Island Boys and Girls Clubs plan dedication events

Whidbey Island Boys and Girls Clubs are celebrating their new locations at two events this month.

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NAS Whidbey team rescues woman at park

A woman was rescued from the shoreline at South Whidbey State Park after she fell down a stairway.

Music series returns to Deception Pass

The concerts will be at the North Beach Amphitheater every Saturday from July 10 through Aug. 28.

Naked burglar surprises couple, steals car

A North Whidbey couple were awakened in the morning of June 26 by a naked stranger in their house.

Get out the dancing shoes, Langley

Live summertime entertainment, some of it taking place outdoors, is coming to the South End.

Helen Price Johnson, left, will temporarily replace Kristen Griffin as Ebey's Reserve manager. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Former commissioner interim Ebey’s Reserve manager

Kristen Griffin has retired as manager of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve.

Helen Price Johnson, left, will temporarily replace Kristen Griffin as Ebey's Reserve manager. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Man accused of violating order by trying to buy gun

A Navy man is facing a felony charge after trying to buy a gun against a judge’s orders.

North Whidbey Help House deputy director Eric Mager stocks food in the warehouse. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Food bank donations up, patrons down during pandemic

Fewer people relied on local food banks because of government help during the pandemic.

North Whidbey Help House deputy director Eric Mager stocks food in the warehouse. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)
An artist rendering shows the “Angel de la Creatividad” sculpture in a proposed location in Windjammer Park. Rendering provided.

City council nears end of ‘Angel’ sculpture debate

Council members voted to discuss the final placement of the sculpture at their Aug. 4 meeting.

An artist rendering shows the “Angel de la Creatividad” sculpture in a proposed location in Windjammer Park. Rendering provided.
Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
Katie Toft and her four-year-old daughter Bailey walk across the newly renovated Rotary Memorial Bridge. Katie Toft's father, Dick Toft, is one of the Rotarians memorialized on a plaque next to the bridge.

Rotary bridge reopens after $87,000 renovation

The newly renovated Rotary Memorial Bridge was dedicated at Windjammer Park Thursday.

Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
Katie Toft and her four-year-old daughter Bailey walk across the newly renovated Rotary Memorial Bridge. Katie Toft's father, Dick Toft, is one of the Rotarians memorialized on a plaque next to the bridge.
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A sand verbena moth is photographed at Deception Pass State Park. The park is one of few places where the rare moth lives.

State grants will protect prairies, moths on island

This week the Recreation and Conservation Funding Board announced the award of 342 grants statewide.

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A sand verbena moth is photographed at Deception Pass State Park. The park is one of few places where the rare moth lives.
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Accused child molester wanted on $100K warrant

Michael Cheatham is accused of violating a court order and failed to appear at a hearing June 30.

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Stabilization center open after 6-month delay

Oak Harbor’s center for people struggling with mental health issues or substance use opened June 28.

Oak Harbor considers uses for $6.5 million of recovery funds

Ideas for spending American Rescue Plan funds range from bill assistance to crime scene equipment.

Langley council picks Chaplin for mayor over fellow council member

Langley city council members chose Scott Chaplin as the next mayor over Councilmember Thomas Gill.

Burn ban in effect until further notice

Island County will be enforcing a Type I burn ban beginning at noon on June 30.

Chris Stack and Samantha Soule film a scene of their movie, "Midday Black, Midnight Blue," on the Coupeville wharf June 14. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Indie crew films movie on Whidbey

Island becomes backup after Michigan locale falls through.

Chris Stack and Samantha Soule film a scene of their movie, "Midday Black, Midnight Blue," on the Coupeville wharf June 14. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)