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2019 was a typical year for earthquakes on Whidbey

At least 27 earthquakes with a magnitude of 1.0 or more had epicenters on Whidbey Island or the surrounding waters this year, according to the… Continue reading

Rotted meat to go | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Wednesday, Dec. 4 At 7:19 a.m., there was a report of… Continue reading

Green burial plots to be added to cemeter y

The demand for green burial in Langley continues to grow. At a meeting on Dec. 16, the City Council approved the addition of eight more… Continue reading

Photo courtesy of Debbie Stewart
                                Orcas J26 and J42 on Dec. 25, near Glendale Beach. J26 is an adult male known as Mike, who spends some quality time traveling very closely with his younger sister J42 known as Echo.

Orcas visit Whidbey for the holidays

On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, whale-watchers on the South End were treated with a special present: The J pod the Southern Resident orcas traveled… Continue reading

Photo courtesy of Debbie Stewart
                                Orcas J26 and J42 on Dec. 25, near Glendale Beach. J26 is an adult male known as Mike, who spends some quality time traveling very closely with his younger sister J42 known as Echo.

Man pleads guilty to child molestation, possession of child porn

A Clinton made is facing a minimum of eight years in prison after admitting to committing sex crimes against children, according to court documents. Jeffrey… Continue reading

Student’s comment about school shooting caused panic, but he will not be charged

A 19-year-old Oak Harbor High School student who made comments about a school shooting on a messaging app will not be charged with a crime.… Continue reading

‘Fantastic Beasts’ actor reported on South Whidbey

It’s unclear if any fantastic beasts have been set loose on South Whidbey, but a known expert in such matters was rumored to have been… Continue reading

Suspect caught after driving through scene of hit and run

A hit-and-run suspect was taken into custody Thursday after driving past the scene of the accident he allegedly fled. The three-vehicle collision was reported on… Continue reading

Dogs alert resident to possible nudist | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Friday, Nov. 29 At 2:28 p.m., a caller reported that a… Continue reading

New tool addresses health care needs outside doctor’s office

A Whidbey Island senior woman was living alone, not eating and sustaining herself with alcohol before a case manager stepped in. She was socially isolated,… Continue reading

Sound Waters University making waves

Sound Waters University is an opportunity for participants to learn about everything environmental in the space of just one day. The annual conference exploring the… Continue reading

Whidbey schools have high vaccine compliance rates

The true student vaccination rate in Washington state isn’t known because of gaps in the records kept by schools, the state Auditor’s Office reported in… Continue reading

Navy permit proposal draws public scrutiny

Recent federal legislation will phase out the military’s use of firefighting agents that use a toxic family of chemicals, but there are Whidbey residents using… Continue reading

Pet detectives join search for missing service dog

A pet detective who hears messages from the dead is using her unusual skills to sniff out the case of Tank, the missing service dog… Continue reading

Community Foundation awards grants Dec. 4 to nonprofit organizations

Whidbey Community Foundation recently awarded grants to 19 Whidbey Island nonprofits. Awards were distributed during a reception held Dec. 4. “Through generous contributions from our… Continue reading

  • Dec 23, 2019

‘Bait’ package leads to arrest of suspected thief

Police and federal agents stopped an alleged Oak Harbor Grinch who was trying to steal Christmas from a few families this week. The U.S. Postal… Continue reading

Pro-impeachment rally draws crowd

The festive lights and cacophony of drums and whistles coming from the intersection of Main Street and State Highway 20 on Tuesday night might’ve seemed… Continue reading

Flu season strikes early on Whidbey Island

Flu season has arrived early on Whidbey Island and across the state. Theresa Sanders, Island County Public Health epidemiologist, said flu activity in the county… Continue reading

Coupeville High School principal to leave at end of this school year

After a decade at Coupeville High School, Principal Duane Baumann will step aside after this school year. He is moving to the Port Orchard area… Continue reading

Hospital ponders adding new position to executive team

As WhidbeyHealth continues its efforts to reinvent itself, its board is considering adding a new position at the executive level. At Monday’s regular meeting, Chief… Continue reading