Jessie Stensland

A fatal accident the afternoon of Dec. 18 near Clinton ended with one of the cars involved bursting into flames. The driver of the fully engulfed car was outside of the vehicle by the time first responders arrived at the scene. (Whidbey News-Times/Submitted photo)

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.

 

Deborah Palmer

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.

 

An EA-18G Growler taxis down the airstrip on Naval Air Station Whidbey Island during the squadron’s welcome home ceremony in August 2017. (Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Wood/U.S. Navy)

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.

 

Whidbey Health officials told Island County commissioners the hospital barely has enough money to make one more payroll. (WhidbeyHealth)

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.

Whidbey Health officials told Island County commissioners the hospital barely has enough money to make one more payroll. (WhidbeyHealth)
Ron Telles (Whidbey News Group)

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.

Ron Telles (Whidbey News Group)
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Hospital to hire management firm and interim CEO

Michael Layfield, who will temporarily take over, has dealt with his own controversies and financial woes.

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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.

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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.

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Whidbey Telecom receives $9.5 million to expand broadband

The grant will expand fiber to underserved areas of South Whidbey.

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