Whidbey Island

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.

Navy grounds Whidbey crew that made vulgar drawing in sky

Over Okanogan, an electronic warfare plane created contrails in the shape of male genitals.

Whidbey gas station robbed again — possibly by the same guy

He reportedly brandished a long-barreled revolver and demanded money and cigarettes.

Camano Island man pleads guilty to 2016 shooting death

Both the prosecution and defense are recommending an 18-year sentence for Ezekiel Scannell-McCrae.

Whidbey Island man allegedly shoots friend, then is killed by a deputy

The friend had been helping negotiate with the man, a veteran who was said to be despondent.

Police: Whidbey man brutally killed dog that killed chicken

A man beat a dog with a pickax and shot it to death Sunday, because it had killed a chicken at a Coupeville… Continue reading

Painted fire hydrant is artist’s going-away gift to Oak Harbor

Artist Lizbeth Cort resigned from the Oak Harbor Arts Commission. She is moving to Santa Fe for a fresh start following the death of her… Continue reading

Grassroots effort to preserve 40 acres on Whidbey growing

When Langley resident Shelley Ackerman heard the properties containing trails next to her house were… Continue reading

Macklemore uninjured in Whidbey Island car accident

Grammy award-winning rapper Macklemore is OK following a head-on collision Friday in Langley. The musician’s 2016 Mercedes-Maybach was hit by… Continue reading

Mukilteo Eagle Scout uncovers picnic area, honors grandpa

Matthew Kinney recently completed a community service project to earn the rank of Eagle Scout project while also remembering his grandfather. Kinney, of Mukilteo, found… Continue reading

Aging well on Whidbey: Island County residents live longer

Joe Lumsden calls it the “Camelot Lite” effect. Others credit the marine air, volunteering spirit, laid-back lifestyle, low crime rate, outdoor activities… Continue reading

Hearing set in Freeland on proposed hike in ferry fares

Residents will get a chance next week to comment on a proposed fare hike for the Washington State Ferries. Members of the… Continue reading