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Magistrate recommends against COER injunction

A federal magistrate judge is recommending that a U.S. District Court judge deny a request by an advocacy group to force the Navy to halt… Continue reading

City taking applications for group focused on racial justice

The city of Langley is now accepting applications for community members wanting to be part of a new advisory group. The group’s intent is to… Continue reading

Bellingham police investigating claim Oak Harbor developer assaulted Democratic videographer

Detectives with the Bellingham Police Department are investigating a Fourth of July incident in Oak Harbor in which a political videographer was allegedly assaulted by… Continue reading

Four in running to fill OH council position | Corrected

Four candidates with distinct backgrounds have applied for the seat on the Oak Harbor City Council vacated by Bill Larsen, who resigned earlier this year.… Continue reading

It’s still a seller’s market, despite virus

It continues to be a seller’s market for real estate in Washington state. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and a housing shortage, rural areas like Island… Continue reading

Navy wants to conduct stealth training at Oak Harbor marina

The Navy wants to conduct training at the Oak Harbor Marina, but citizens likely won’t even notice. The Oak Harbor City Council will discuss the… Continue reading

Oak Harbor approves CARES grants

A range of small businesses on North Whidbey — from restaurants to salons to yoga studios — will receive CARES Act funding to recover losses… Continue reading

Hadden steps down from school board

The South Whidbey School Board is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on the board. Superintendent Jo Moccia said Board Member Julie Hadden is stepping… Continue reading

Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News Group
                                Representative Rick Larsen toured the Possession Sound Preserve, a new nature preserve in development near Clinton, on Tuesday.

Congressman tours reserve, visits Good Cheer, clinic

U.S. Congressman Rick Larsen, who represents the state’s Second Congressional District, visited South Whidbey last week. As part of the visit, Larsen toured the beginnings… Continue reading

Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News Group
                                Representative Rick Larsen toured the Possession Sound Preserve, a new nature preserve in development near Clinton, on Tuesday.

Langley CARES program goes live

Small businesses in Langley are now able to apply for a relief grant of up to $2,000 to cover COVID-related expenses. The city recently received… Continue reading

  • Jul 21, 2020

Whidbey Island’s roadside red door is a portal to nowhere

The door on Cultus Bay Road has been a South Whidbey Island icon for 30 years. Here’s the story.

  • Jul 21, 2020

The music goes on

A South Whidbey band that was just finding its groove when the pandemic put a halt to its performing plans is still finding a way… Continue reading

Teenager killed, another injured in South Whidbey crash

One South Whidbey teenager was killed and another injured in a two-vehicle collision near Freeland early Monday evening. The Washington State Patrol reported that 17-year-old… Continue reading

Relative isolation may be limiting spread of virus

Essentially, it’s waters that surround Whidbey Island that protect it from the surge of COVID-19 that spread across the state and the nation this summer.… Continue reading

SAR team from NAS Whidbey Island rescues several hikers

A Search and Rescue team from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island conducted an early morning rescue for a sick hiker in the Olympic National Park… Continue reading

  • Jul 21, 2020

‘Dental clinic on wheels’ coming to Langley

The SmileMobile, a dental clinic on wheels, will be making a return to South Whidbey soon. The 39-foot vehicle will be on island July 21… Continue reading

  • Jul 20, 2020

Jogger attacked in Oak Harbor by stranger, helped by passersby

A man who allegedly attacked a jogger in Oak Harbor is being held in jail on $50,000 bail. Oak Harbor Police Chief Kevin Dresker said… Continue reading

Fire commissioners place levy lid lift on ballot

Commissioners for North Whidbey Fire and Rescue are hoping this will be the year that voters in the district approve an increase in the district’s… Continue reading

Man accused of raping woman after bailing out of jail for assaulting her

A Langley resident raped his girlfriend in Skagit County after bailing out of jail on charges that he assaulted the same woman and threatened to… Continue reading

Hospital opens new COVID-19 testing sites

New COVID testing sites have opened for residents all across Whidbey. According to a press release, WhidbeyHealth is partnering with Island County Public Health to… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2020