Whidbey Island

Island County launches pilot program to combat opioid abuse

A new outreach team that seeks out addicts on their own turf began on Camano Island… Continue reading

Young climate activist brings his message to Whidbey Island

Retired Oak Harbor physician Marshall Goldberg likens Xiuhtezcatl Martinez to a rock star. Booking him for two speaking… Continue reading

Man who drove into bay, shot self was charged in child rapes

The man who drove his car down a boat ramp into Cornet Bay on Whidbey Island… Continue reading

Transit agency plans meetings on service improvement plan

Island Transit plans a series of public meetings to present and take feedback on its 2017 Service Improvement Plan. On Camano Island,… Continue reading

Langley mayor: Legal bill used to make point

Mayor Tim Callison now says he never intended to force a newspaper to pay for speaking with… Continue reading

Man’s body pulled from car in Cornet Bay on Whidbey Island

Divers found a man’s body in Cornet Bay on Tuesday morning still seat-belted into his 2012 Dodge Challenger. A witness told police… Continue reading

Langley mayor bills newspaper for talking to city attorney

Mayor Tim Callison has begun a new practice of billing the media for speaking… Continue reading

Sex offender warning issued in Oak Harbor

Police are warning neighbors about a convicted sex offender who has moved to the Oak Harbor area. Michael J. Rocker, 31, is… Continue reading

Whidbey residents waiting for results of Navy’s well tests

The wait is almost over for more than 1,000 people who live at Admiral’s Cove. Within… Continue reading

Island County settles claim in child molestation case

The risk pool representing Island County recently settled a claim against the sheriff’s office over events that… Continue reading

Air station chemical plume reaches Oak Harbor groundwater

A mile-long plume of a chemical that’s a likely carcinogen has migrated in groundwater from a… Continue reading

Porpoise skeleton now on exhibit at Langley Whale Center

A porpoise skeleton exhibit was installed at the Langley Whale Center in December. The skeleton, dubbed “Maxine,” is more than 5 feet long.… Continue reading

State Supreme Court rules against Island County commissioners

The Washington State Supreme Court ruled unanimously this month that Island County commissioners acted in an unlawful… Continue reading

Bruiser the lonely elk in a tangle once again

Bruiser, it seems, can’t catch a break these days. Whidbey Island’s lone resident elk got his antlers… Continue reading

Fire that killed mom, girls ruled accidental

A fire that killed a mother and two young children in Oak Harbor on Sunday has been… Continue reading

Chemicals found in wells near Whidbey Naval station

The Navy is providing bottled drinking water to two homes on Central Whidbey and at least one… Continue reading

Pair of men sought in series of burglaries near Langley

The Island County Sheriff’s Office is searching for two men suspected of several burglaries in the E. Saratoga Road and Lone Lake Road… Continue reading

Cascade High grad commands Growler squadron at Whidbey

In the summer between his junior and senior years in high school, Todd Zentner would bike to his summer job at Hagen… Continue reading

Man shot after alleged dispute with neighbor near Oak Harbor

A man was shot and wounded Sunday while allegedly causing a disturbance at his neighbor’s house. The incident was reported just before… Continue reading

Island County teams formed to combat opioid addiction

By Jessie Stensland Whidbey News Times COUPEVILLE —A trio of Island County employees from different disciplines are expected to hit the streets next year in… Continue reading