Whidbey Island

Angie Homola (left) and Greg Gilday

In 10th, candidates differ on taxes, climate and pandemic

Democrat Angie Homola and Republican Greg Gilday are vying for the 10th District’s position 2 seat.

 

Biden supporter Jessica Figueroa (left) and Trump supporter Jesse Bowers. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Time to pick a president: Here’s why I vote the way I do

Red, blue and other voters share their reasons for who should lead the nation the next four years.

 

Bill Bruch (left ) and Dave Paul

First-term Dem faces a GOP challenger for House seat in 10th

Rep. Dave Paul and Bill Bruch differ widely on the response to COVID-19.

 

Helen Price Johnson (left) and Ron Muzzall

Whidbey Island candidates for Senate offer varied strengths

Republican Sen. Ron Muzzall and Democrat Helen Price Johnson are running for the 10th District seat.

Helen Price Johnson (left) and Ron Muzzall
Scott Price, founder of the Price Sculpture Park, admires Gary Gunderson’s evolving “Pentillium” installation. The new Coupeville park opens on Oct. 23. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Visit these Whidbey Island sculpture parks to escape COVID-19

Check out the latest sculpture at Earth Sanctuary in Langley, then stroll the new Price Sculpture Park in Coupeville.

Scott Price, founder of the Price Sculpture Park, admires Gary Gunderson’s evolving “Pentillium” installation. The new Coupeville park opens on Oct. 23. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Caption: South Whidbey High School students Annie Philp, left, and Maggie Nattress lead a climate change demonstration in Freeland on Nov. 29, 2019. The two friends are founders of United Student Leaders. (Linda LaMar)

From worriers to warriors, they’re fighting climate change

Local environmental groups are forming, growing and attracting new members, young and old.

Caption: South Whidbey High School students Annie Philp, left, and Maggie Nattress lead a climate change demonstration in Freeland on Nov. 29, 2019. The two friends are founders of United Student Leaders. (Linda LaMar)
The M/V Puyallup docks at the Edmonds waterfront on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020 in Edmonds, Wa. The ferry along with the passenger loading walkway were struck by lightning last week. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Lightning bolt gives Edmonds ferry worker shock of her life

The boat was protected in Saturday’s strike by a “Faraday cage” invented by a scientist in 1836.

The M/V Puyallup docks at the Edmonds waterfront on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020 in Edmonds, Wa. The ferry along with the passenger loading walkway were struck by lightning last week. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Jeanie McElwain holds the new edition of “Getting to the Water’s Edge,” a book that includes information about beach accessibility, fishing spots, natural history, species identification and more, including all of the sea creatures that can be found at Double Bluff in South Whidbey. (Emily Gilbert / Whidbey News-Times)

New book leads you to the water’s edge on Whidbey Island

A little local know-how goes a long way in finding accessible beaches.

Jeanie McElwain holds the new edition of “Getting to the Water’s Edge,” a book that includes information about beach accessibility, fishing spots, natural history, species identification and more, including all of the sea creatures that can be found at Double Bluff in South Whidbey. (Emily Gilbert / Whidbey News-Times)
Classical guitarist Andre Feriante’s latest album takes listeners on a musical journey around the globe. (John Cornicello)

Whidbey Island’s guitar master celebrates a new album, his 15th

In “If Only Love,” Andre Feriante plays a variety of guitars in songs inspired by love, loss and life transitions.

Classical guitarist Andre Feriante’s latest album takes listeners on a musical journey around the globe. (John Cornicello)

Whidbey school fundraisers say they were stiffed on proceeds

The foundation says it raised $7,000 but hasn’t received the money from Brown Paper Tickets.

Possible rare ‘seven-armed octopus’ found on Whidbey beach

Scientists from across the nation believe it’s most likely a specimen of Haliphron atlanticus.

Charlotte Daphne-Celeste Buzard Simmons-Otness sleeps in the arms of her parents, Mark Buzard and Oriana Simmons-Otness. The baby was born Aug. 19 in Everett and given six names. Her first three initials are CDC. (Andrea Brown / The Herald)

This pandemic newborn has 6 names, but you can call her CDC

Meet Charlotte Daphne-Celeste Buzard Simmons-Otness of Whidbey Island. Her mom’s initials are ORCAS.

Charlotte Daphne-Celeste Buzard Simmons-Otness sleeps in the arms of her parents, Mark Buzard and Oriana Simmons-Otness. The baby was born Aug. 19 in Everett and given six names. Her first three initials are CDC. (Andrea Brown / The Herald)

Group wants BLM banner removed from South Whidbey High School

One resident was disturbed by the banner, referring to riots, injuries, property damage and homicides.

Georgia Gerber’s 12-foot sculpture is a whale of a piggy bank

“Hope the Whale” hopefully can do for Langley what “Rachel the Pig” did for Pike Place Market.

Whidbey Island murder suspect surrenders to Montana police

The Oak Harbor man is accused of killing a former neighbor and burying his body parts in the woods.

South Whidbey homeless man claims assault, settles for $90K

A former lieutenant in the sheriff’s office repeatedly slammed a car door on the man’s legs.

Whidbey sailor hurt in shooting files $20 million complaint

He had gone to try to help a friend who was armed and suicidal during a standoff with police.

Oak Harbor resident Kate Mistler is the director of the Whidbey Island chapter of I Support the Girls, which gives bras, underwear and menstrual hygiene products to women and girls in need. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Whidbey organization fills a vital need for women and girls

The chapter of I Support the Girls collects and distributes bras, underwear and menstrual hygiene products.

Oak Harbor resident Kate Mistler is the director of the Whidbey Island chapter of I Support the Girls, which gives bras, underwear and menstrual hygiene products to women and girls in need. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Tight races in 10th District forecast competitive November

Three Republicans won in the primary including Bill Bruch defeating Rep. Dave Paul, D-Oak Harbor.

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