Whidbey Island

Common dolphin seen splashing around Whidbey’s Penn Cove

A couple of pods came up to Washington in the summer of 2016 and one pod decided to stay.

Yay! Edmonds, Mukilteo weekend ferry runs back to 2 boats

Starting Saturday, waits for the busy crossings will still be long at times — but only half as long.

Oak Harbor man arrested in Montana dismemberment killing

The suspect, Leon Michael Ford, 66, owned 15 acres north of the victim’s property near Helena.

Pandemic pushes 15th annual Whidbey music festival online

The series of baroque and classical chamber music concerts will celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday.

Relieve the pandemic coin shortage: Bust open the piggy bank

The coronavirus lockdown means less metal is in circulation. Banks and merchants are desperate for change.

Patterns of nature and mythology, by a Northwest master

See new works by Alfredo Arreguín, an originator of the Pattern and Decoration style, in Langley.

Oak Harbor Public Schools decide on plan for fall opening

Conditions which must be met for a combination of in-person education and distance learning.

Whidbey Island’s three high schools postpone sports

The leagues made the decision and the coaches approve.

Online event marks 50th anniversary of Whidbey orca’s capture

A campaign to return the orca to the Salish Sea began 25 years ago, spurred by the 1993 film “Free Willy.”

Small hospitals weather the pandemic, but with heavy losses

Another economic shutdown could mean “difficult decisions” for EvergreenHealth Monroe and others.

Report of witness tampering in Island County child abuse case

An 11-year-old boy accused his stepfather of beating him and being a serial killer.

Bold mural turns Everett street into a funkadelic district

Check out the city-centric ship montage with an airplane wing, seagull, Funko crown, hockey stick.

Former Oak Harbor council candidate accused of making threat

Also, his realty company is being sued by a judge for allegedly failing to deposit rental proceeds.

Five challengers bid for vacant 10th District House seat

Four Democrats and one Republican are looking to take the seat Rep. Norma Smith held for 12 years.

Roy Derrick died at age 75. Photo provided
                                 Roy Derrick died at age 75. Photo provided

Navy veteran without family will receive funeral with honors

Roy Derrick will be laid to rest in Coupeville on July 21. He died in Everett on July 7.

Roy Derrick died at age 75. Photo provided
                                 Roy Derrick died at age 75. Photo provided

Whidbey Island’s roadside red door is a portal to nowhere

The door on Cultus Bay Road has been a South Whidbey Island icon for 30 years. Here’s the story.

Humpback whale hit by Mukilteo ferry, Chip, is presumed dead

The whale, age 3, has not been seen since being struck Monday. His companion was later seen alone.

Ferry reportedly hits, possibly kills humpback near Mukilteo

The crew was unaware of a collision. Washington State Ferries and NOAA are reviewing photos and videos.

Happy four-hour ferry wait on the Fourth!

With service reduced around Puget Sound due to the pandemic, it will not be the fun ferry ride of yore.

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