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Federal money to help electrify Clinton ferry dock
The Federal Transit Administration awarded state ferries a $4.9 million grant to help electrify the Mukilteo-Clinton route.
Garage fire in Greenbank on Whidbey Island kills man
The detached garage was fully engulfed in flames and collapsing when firefighters arrived
Judge asked to cut number of Growler flights on Whidbey Island
The state Attorney General’s Office is asking a judge to require the Navy to cut number of flights.
Island County sheriff’s sergeant accused of drugging, raping women
Investigators believe Sgt. John Nieder mixed a date rape drug into drinks of two women before sexually assaulting them.
Driving school owner killed in Whidbey Island motorcycle crash
Edward C. Taylor of Burlington was killed in a motorcycle crash in Central Whidbey on Oct. 14.
Talks break down over ‘remedy’ in Whidbey Island Growler lawsuit
“From the get-go, everyone recognized that it was probably going to end up in the court’s hands.”
Island County settles sexual harassment lawsuit with deputy
The county will pay Deputy Mike Adrian a total of $105,000.
Lynnwood woman accused of killing 2 in 2021 Whidbey crash
A judge found probable cause existed to believe Danielle C. Cruz committed vehicular homicide in December.
Oak Harbor girl’s murder remains unsolved after 25 years
Police hope advances in forensic science can help break case of the 7-year-old’s killing.
Whidbey Growlers fly to Germany to ‘bolster’ NATO against Russia
Six EA-18G Growler jets and 240 Navy personnel from NAS Whidbey headed to Europe on Monday.
Island County turns down WhidbeyHealth request to co-sign loan
The hospital says it is running out of money, with barely enough to make one more payroll.
Study suggests WhidbeyHealth CEO was paid too much
Ron Telles earned $430,000 a year, while many of the hospital’s employees made less than $20 per hour.
Hospital to hire management firm and interim CEO
Michael Layfield, who will temporarily take over, has dealt with his own controversies and financial woes.
Langley’s offer of $50K to settle records lawsuits is rejected
Eric Hood sued the city over public records in 2016, 2019 and 2021. All three are unresolved.
Administrator firings at WhidbeyHealth elicit an outcry
The public hospital’s CEO cited “the continued financial viability of the organization” for the dismissal of four managers.
Whidbey Telecom receives $9.5 million to expand broadband
The grant will expand fiber to underserved areas of South Whidbey.