Whidbey Island

Join your local Audubon Society to watch and learn about birds

The groups host bird-watching field trips that can be a short ride up the road or a drive to Canada.

 

Convicted killer’s motions clog Island County court system

“It was Mr. Lambert’s excessive filings that brought Odyssey to its knees,” the prosecutor said.

 

Skull found in Whidbey storage unit was Native American

A storage-unit “picker” found it last fall. The state forensic anthropologist analyzed it.

 

The beauty that lies beneath: More scenic charm under water

Thousands of divers converge on these three underwater destinations in the region.

‘Liability’: Langley police chief criticized at public meeting

A handful of residents described shouting, unwarranted rough handling and unprofessional conduct.

Former Whidbey woman who killed sister found dead in cell

Linda Thomas, who had shot her California sister, was found hanging from a bed sheet.

Whidbey Island woman’s grudge led her to murder her sister

The Washington Post retells the bizarre story of Linda Thomas, who was convicted this week.

Providence guilds raise money for kids programs

Providence General Children’s Association guilds raise money for the nonprofit, whose mission is to address the health care needs of children in the region. Recent… Continue reading

Portland trio purchases the venerable Captain Whidbey Inn

Matt and Mike French and Eric Cheong are the new owners of the beloved Coupeville landmark.

Prosecutor declines to charge Langley chief in use of force

However, the Island County prosecutor called the police chief’s actions during an arrest “disturbing.”

Island Transit considering charging bus fares

The agency plans public meetings to present information about the proposal and receive comments.

Former jail guards sentenced in dehydration death of inmate

During a mental health crisis in 2015, Keaton Farris, 25, wasted away in the Island County Jail.

Lark Kesterke strives to lead with an open heart and mind

She is the director of impact and investments for United Way of Snohomish County.

World-class cello, bass player Buell Neidlinger dies at 82

The Langley resident was widely considered to be one of the nation’s great musicians.

There’s a plan for Mukilteo’s waterfront parking problem

A collaboration with the Tulalip Tribes will provide spaces for Whidbey commuters or day visitors.

Ice queen: Local women’s hockey team founder is fearless

Leslie Tidball’s fearless competitive spirit keeps her going strong in ice hockey at 64 years old.

Disney’s “Aladdin” gets British Panto spin on Whidbey Island

The Never Too Late Players put on their second ‘Panto’ production in Langley.

Land Trust improves habitat on Whidbey Island

The organization has planted 1,700 shrubs and small trees around Crockett Lake.

The joys of commuting aboard a Washington state ferry

Instead of traffic jams, you get stunning scenery, chummy conversation and wine after work.

38-year-old dies in head-on crash near Oak Harbor

His pickup crossed the center line. The driver of another vehicle was unhurt.