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Whidbey Island preschool quarantines after COVID-19 outbreak
Across the school district, 26 students and eight staff have tested positive for the virus this year.
Oak Harbor legal staff quits over ‘compromised’ relationships
The city attorney and the senior assistant city attorney, who is also the public records officer, both resigned.
Oak Harbor school board disrupted a 2nd time by anti-maskers
Future meetings will be virtual “for the safety of staff, students and community,” the district said.
Native American remains found at Oak Harbor construction site
Archaeologists are working with Tulalip, Samish, Swinomish and Stillaguamish tribes.
Suicides from Deception Pass Bridge renew calls for barriers
Meanwhile, an emergency phone that calls 911 was installed on the west side of the bridge in 2018.
Seaweed Smorgasbord: Greens from the sea the next power food?
Whidbey has seaweed on its shores and there are many ways an adventurous eater can try a bite.
A pandemic side effect? Whidbey Island expected a baby boom
WhidbeyHealth Family Birthplace officials said some mothers would be referred to other hospitals.
Whidbey teen, golden retriever make top 8 in NY kennel show
Madison Thompson was one of the youngest competitors in her division of 80 kids.
Whidbey sees an influx of tourists — almost as many as in 2019
Ferry passenger volume indicates a rebound in the island’s popularity as a destination.
Coupeville ferry route down to one boat through June 27
Another delay in two-boat service means Coupeville ferry riders should expect long waits until June.
Traveling interviewer records WWII vets on Whidbey Island
Rishi Sharma has met more than 1,100 World War II combat veterans to document their stories.
325 people sign petition opposing new shelter near Coupeville
Many expressed concerns over the location, lack of nearby services and safety issues.
Marysville woman finds message in bottle and its young sender
The 7-year-old sent the message from Whidbey Island. The woman found it while visiting Port Townsend.
First lady visits Whidbey to meet with military families
Jill Biden was on a West Coast listening tour of bases to learn of their challenges and obstacles.
Homecoming: Gray whales return to Whidbey waters
The gentle giants include a well-known gray that has been coming back each year for 30 years.
With tide rising, girl, 10, rescued from mud on Whidbey
The water was up to the girl’s shoulders by the time rescuers were able to free her.
Play brings history to life through Delany sisters’ memories
Whidbey Playhouse’s filmed production of “Having our Say: The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years” can be streamed online Feb. 26-27.
Letter claims Oak Harbor students are being ‘indoctrinated’
80 people expressed concern over the dictrict’s perceived ideology and public health restrictions.
Oak Harbor Farmers Market closes after more than 20 years
A new group is already planning for a new market this spring at Windjammer Park.
This artful flying fish tells the weather in Langley
The Langley Arts Fund commissioned “Weather Vane II” by Wayne Kangas for public art in Clyde Alley.