Whidbey Island

New alternative high school on Whidbey inspired by Waldorf

This time next year, Woodhaven High School may officially open its doors as an accredited school.

 

Whidbey couple lied about boy with cancer to get insurance

After learning of the boy’s diagnosis, his stepmother obtained a life insurance policy on him.

 

She’s the curator of 200 crows at the goth house in Langley

Sharen Heath’s First Street home is an artsy haven for birds — and a year-round head-turner.

 

‘Lunar dirt, rocks and legacy’: A NASA geologist looks back

Grant Heiken, now retired on Whidbey Island, helped analyze moon rocks during project Apollo.

Washington State Ferries plans for an electric-hybrid fleet

It will be a literal sea change for the nation’s biggest system — and a technically ambitious one.

Salmonella outbreak from backyard poultry hits Island County

The chickens, ducks, turkeys and geese that carry the contagious germs often look healthy and clean.

Crabbing season in local waters closing this week

Boaters must have their gear out of the water one hour after sunset on Wednesday

Skull of man missing since 2000 found in Greenbank woods

A hunter discovered the skull of a Freeland man, who had been reported missing on Dec, 23, 2000.

Ron Muzzall is named Washington’s newest state senator

The Whidbey Island farmer was among 3 Republicans looking to replace retired state Sen. Barbara Bailey.

Leo’s Place serves the community

Leo Baldwin became a beloved Whidbey Island icon and spent his life fostering community connections.

Whidbey welder finds healing among discarded scrap metal

Turning rusty metal into art has helped connect Aidan Rayner with his late twin.

Rescuers save horse from neck-deep mud on Whidbey Island

The equine, who was stranded in a marshy area near Lone Lake, wasn’t the only animal rescue of the week.

Rielley, a 7-year-old standard poodle, runs at Freeland Park on Whidbey Island. Owner Laurie Cecil, a pet groomer by trade, spends 10 hours a week doing the dog’s hair. She says it is therapeutic for both her and Rielley. He is her service dog and she takes him everywhere. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

He’s a chill dog with dreadlocks — unless Led Zeppelin’s playing

Poodle is more than groomer’s pet. “He’s my service dog, marketing director and best date I’ve ever had.”

Rielley, a 7-year-old standard poodle, runs at Freeland Park on Whidbey Island. Owner Laurie Cecil, a pet groomer by trade, spends 10 hours a week doing the dog’s hair. She says it is therapeutic for both her and Rielley. He is her service dog and she takes him everywhere. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Students set sail to save the Salish Sea

While exploring the great outdoors, sometimes kids forget there’s some in-depth learning going on.

Secretary of Navy: Jet noise issue ‘top priority’

He said he couldn’t discuss ideas for solutions because of recent lawsuits.

Find cheddar from another udder at these local dairy farms

St. John Creamery and Glendale Shepherd produce goat and sheep cheeses, respectively.

Attorney general chalks up win in lawsuit against Navy

The Navy will work to clarify the potential effects Growlers may have on marbled murrelets.

Piper Travis

County settles for $3.1M in woman’s jail-related death

Jail staff neglected a Whidbey Island woman as she became seriously ill, her family alleged.

Piper Travis

Giant pumpkin gained 60 pounds per night during growth spurt

The Whidbey Island gardener’s half-ton gourd, named “Gertrude,” has been receiving visitors.

17th century cannon found in storage unit by Whidbey picker

The Southeast Asian swivel rail gun was common from the 1600s through the early 1860s.

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