Whidbey Island

Fired Langley police chief agrees to $80,000 separation pay

David Marks was terminated following accusations of excessive use of force on a mentally ill person.

 

Oak Harbor bank employee accused of stealing from customer

She also is suspected of taking money from a cash drawer; altogether nearly $38,000 went missing.

 

Long career for new commanding officer at Whidbey Island

Capt. Matthew Arny succeeded Capt. Geoffrey Moore as the base’s skipper last month.

 

Island County man sues Chelan County over public records

Eric Hood is seeking compensation for the costs of the lawsuit, attorneys, damages, and other relief.

Shellfish surprise: Coconut curry doesn’t mask taste of mussels

Gordon’s On Blueberry Hill makes Penn Cove mussels in a broth that helps assert the dish’s flavors.

Oak Harbor WWII quonset hut may be the last of its kind

The Navy’s Homoja huts were used to house servicemen through the 1960s.

Putney Woods on South Whidbey is open to hunting

In the past, hunters and residents have clashed over acceptable hunting grounds.

Langley’s good neighbor, Herbert Bacon, turns 100

He and his wife bought their property on Bells Beach Road in 1958.

‘Mr. South Whidbey’ preview set for Thursday night

The main showdown is Oct. 6 at Freeland Hall.

Oak Harbor eyes changes to housing policies

On tap: Affordability, special needs and manufactured homes.

Meet the man behind the junk mail statue at the post office

Woodpalooza on Whidbey Island is an annual Labor Day event where artists come out of the woodwork.

Lindsey T.H. Jackson, right, and her children, Cohen, 6, left, and Taylor, 4, center, pose for pictures in front of the butterfly wing art installation in Langley. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Mural whodunit: Langley mayor points the finger at fairies

Butterfly wing art that mysteriously appeared is a social media magnet in a busy tourist town.

Lindsey T.H. Jackson, right, and her children, Cohen, 6, left, and Taylor, 4, center, pose for pictures in front of the butterfly wing art installation in Langley. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

After a transfusion, was her blood-alcohol reading valid?

Yes, says a state court, so a Whidbey Island vehicular-homicide defendant has lost her appeal.

Flowers for Tokitae: Remembering Puget Sound’s captured orcas

Activists vow to bring the last surviving killer whale of the Southern Resident captures home.

Whidbey’s feeling the dwindling options for recycled plastic

The county accepts plastics numbered 1 through 7; a private firm in Freeland takes only No. 1 or 2.

‘Case closed’: Amelia Earhart spotted in Whidbey Island forest

‘They’ve been looking on the wrong island all this time’ said the Langley resident who found her.

Andy Bronson / The Herald
                                The guns at Fort Casey State Park are the only 10-inch disappearing guns in the United States and two of four left in the world.

Great guns! It’s been 50 years of great fun at Fort Casey

A party at a Whidbey Island state park marks the 1968 arrival of iconic 10-inch disappearing guns.

Andy Bronson / The Herald
                                The guns at Fort Casey State Park are the only 10-inch disappearing guns in the United States and two of four left in the world.

Renowned painter Pete Jordan moves artwork to Langley gallery

His paintings of Whidbey land and seascapes are collected around the Puget South region.

Langley explores contracting with Island County for police

Finalizing a contract is not likely to happen until after a new sheriff is chosen in November.

Bicycle ride features protected Whidbey lands — and pie

The annual event takes riders along the beach and wetlands and through farmland and woods.