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The final day of candidate filing week was exciting on Whidbey Island, with new candidates emerging and candidates withdrawing their names. The filings for positions… Continue reading
A county health official announced the board’s upcoming return in a meeting May 18.
An Oak Harbor real estate agent who had been held in jail without bail is now free.
City council members discussed the idea of a public survey at Tuesday night’s meeting along with other updates in the process to accept the 37-foot-gift of art.
Douglas “Bernie” Upchurch is the new Island County assessor and will serve at least until the end of the year.
Capt. Matthew Arny’s change of command ceremony will be on July 9. He got the top job in 2018 and will be retiring from the military.
Jeromy K. Ladwig, 40, appeared in Island County Superior Court telephonically from prison Tuesday to be resentenced. His sentence was cut from 12 years to five years and a month.
School officials expressed thanks to those who donated.
The body of an experienced diver was found May 4.
Students participated in the Flags and Flowers initiative for their annual service project.
The Skagit County Multi-Agency Response Team is investigating the death.
Tim Callison is leaving his role at the end of June.
Candidate filing week runs May 17-21.
An attorney’s investigation into the Coupeville school superintendent for alleged bias and retaliation largely exonerated him, according to the report on the inquiry.
An earthquake along the southern Whidbey Island fault reshaped the land some 2,700 years ago. Another big one is expected, and it could be devastating.
Phelps McIlvaine donated the monument to the city in honor of his nephew, who died in a plane crash while he was stationed at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island in 2013.
Skagit Valley College is launching a summer pilot program for high schoolers to earn college credit.
Enrollment in Oak Harbor Virtual Academy, the school district’s asynchronous virtual learning model, is expected to stay fairly steady next year, school board members learned Monday.
… and an unforgettable prom
The wrinkle in the good news for Whidbey Island and the nation is that demand for vaccinations is decreasing, which is very bad news for public health and businesses.