Oak Harbor Police Department video shows gun bandished during child exchange

A 26-year-old Navy man is accused of brandishing a handgun during a July 18 child exchange in front of the Oak Harbor Police Department after… Continue reading

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

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

Three in race for 10th District House of Representatives

Voters will have the choice between a little bit of everything in the legislative race for state representative, position two. Incumbent Democrat Dave Paul is… Continue reading

5 candidates with 4 political affiliations vie for commissioner

Five candidates representing a surprisingly full range of political affiliations — or non-affiliation — and a breadth of views are hoping to replace Commissioner Helen… Continue reading

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

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                                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