Whidbey Island

Man arrested after house on Whidbey Island burns down

Police arrested a 48-year-old man after a house on Whidbey Island burned down and another was damaged Thursday. The fire started around… Continue reading

Arson suspected in fire that destroyed house on South Whidbey

By Kyle Jensen / Whidbey News-Times A south Whidbey Island man is suspected of starting a fire that burned down one Useless Bay Colony home… Continue reading

Teens selected for summer WAS program

Washington Aerospace Scholars is a competitive program for high school juniors from across the state whose academic performance on the WAS Phase One curriculum qualified… Continue reading

A piano-collecting man’s grand estate is for sale in Everett

Lloyd Boyd inherited a wealth of music. And responsibility. Boyd is in charge of selling about 40 vintage pianos, including many Steinways, from… Continue reading

Oak Harbor woman graduates from Air Force basic training

U.S. Air Force Airman Hannah Mendoza graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Mendoza is the daughter of Danami… Continue reading

Lake Stevens woman killed in collision on Whidbey Island

A Lake Stevens woman was killed Monday in a crash on Whidbey Island. It happened just before 10:30 p.m. along Bailey Road in… Continue reading

Pam Newman: Too many things make you special

We asked readers to tell us what they love about their moms. Kids from 17 to well over 70 entered The Herald’s Mother’s Day contest.… Continue reading

Ex-Island Co. jailers plead not guilty in case tied to death

Two former Island County jailers made their first court appearance since being charged with falsifying records after the 2015 death of Keaton Farris… Continue reading

2 former Island jailers charged — but not with inmate’s death

Two former Island County corrections officers have been charged with misdemeanors based on allegations they falsified documents… Continue reading

Island County launches pilot program to combat opioid abuse

A new outreach team that seeks out addicts on their own turf began on Camano Island… Continue reading

Young climate activist brings his message to Whidbey Island

Retired Oak Harbor physician Marshall Goldberg likens Xiuhtezcatl Martinez to a rock star. Booking him for two speaking… Continue reading

Man who drove into bay, shot self was charged in child rapes

The man who drove his car down a boat ramp into Cornet Bay on Whidbey Island… Continue reading

Transit agency plans meetings on service improvement plan

Island Transit plans a series of public meetings to present and take feedback on its 2017 Service Improvement Plan. On Camano Island,… Continue reading

Langley mayor: Legal bill used to make point

Mayor Tim Callison now says he never intended to force a newspaper to pay for speaking with… Continue reading

Man’s body pulled from car in Cornet Bay on Whidbey Island

Divers found a man’s body in Cornet Bay on Tuesday morning still seat-belted into his 2012 Dodge Challenger. A witness told police… Continue reading

Langley mayor bills newspaper for talking to city attorney

Mayor Tim Callison has begun a new practice of billing the media for speaking… Continue reading

Sex offender warning issued in Oak Harbor

Police are warning neighbors about a convicted sex offender who has moved to the Oak Harbor area. Michael J. Rocker, 31, is… Continue reading

Whidbey residents waiting for results of Navy’s well tests

The wait is almost over for more than 1,000 people who live at Admiral’s Cove. Within… Continue reading

Island County settles claim in child molestation case

The risk pool representing Island County recently settled a claim against the sheriff’s office over events that… Continue reading

Air station chemical plume reaches Oak Harbor groundwater

A mile-long plume of a chemical that’s a likely carcinogen has migrated in groundwater from a… Continue reading