Whidbey Island

What can otters tell us about watershed pollution?

An Oregon professor spent a year on Whidbey studying river otters for insight into the environment.


Naval officer accused of fabricating assault by girlfriend

In an earlier incident, he reportedly asked police officers to “break up with her for him.”


WhidbeyHealth to pay $1.5 million in age discrimination case

Hospital officials did not admit any fault as part of the settlement.


WhidbeyHealth is facing three separate malpractice lawsuits

The suits claim a man was blinded in one eye, a woman suffered brain injuries and another died.

Who let the pigs out? Peoples Bank, stashed with $30

Find a plastic bank and share the wealth. Pigs in Paradise starts Aug. 1 at seven local branches.

Life Flight opening helicopter base on Whidbey

The nonprofit air ambulance will reduce response times and help with transfers to specialty clinics.

Whidbey nonprofit’s sober house helps give men a new start

“Coming from the streets, there weren’t a lot of people I could trust.”

Oak Harbor mayor asks AG to dismiss Growler lawsuit

He said the majority of people on Whidbey “do not consider Navy noise to be a bad noise.”

After 36 years, luck changes at Neil’s Clover Patch Cafe

The beloved South Whidbey restaurant has closed after nearly 40 years of “redefining casual dining.”

After 40 years, Skagit college likely done on South Whidbey

Years of funding cuts and dwindling enrollment prompted the idea. The decision hasn’t been finalized.

Washington sues Navy over noisy Growlers on Whidbey Island

AG Bob Ferguson says the jets’ impacts on human health and the environment was not properly analyzed.

Brothers find untapped potential at Whidbey’s Penn Cove Brewing

The Coupeville-based business opens a second taproom, has plans for a third, plus its own brewery.

Jessie Stensland / Whidbey News Group
                                A welder works on a high-speed passenger ferry that Nichols Brothers is building for Kitsap Transit.

Don’t miss the boat: Nichols Bros. looking for workers

The Whidbey Island company has opportunities. “We’re building the next generation of boat builders.”

Jessie Stensland / Whidbey News Group
                                A welder works on a high-speed passenger ferry that Nichols Brothers is building for Kitsap Transit.

When these pilots take off, a $100 burger is the destination

Their aerial joyrides involve flying somewhere, anywhere, for brunch with their fellow aviators.

New owners keep the flavor and feel of popular Whidbey diner

Deb and Jeff Kennelly don’t want to make (too many) changes because Freeland Cafe is great the way it is.

The dining room. (Maria Matson / Whidbey News-Times)

Wanted: Perfect home for tiny dollhouse masterpiece

The 3-story mansion has detailed, lifelike rooms crafted by a Whidbey artist.

The dining room. (Maria Matson / Whidbey News-Times)

One-way ferry fares for vehicles could increase by about $1

It’ll help pay for a new hybrid-electric ferry and converting 2 vessels to run on electricity and fuel.

WhidbeyHealth CEO apologizes for Clinton clinic chaos

Some longtime patients indicated they would seek health care in Everett or elsewhere.

Whidbey chefs share some of their favorite summer recipes

Savor summer with rosemary berry lemonade, a ginger mojito, spicy mac ’n’ cheese or lemon scones.

This new temple marries Northwest style with Tibetan Buddhism

The sanctuary on Whidbey Island expands a lama’s mission to introduce Buddhist teachings to the West.