Whidbey Island

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.

A ferry pulls away from the dock in Mukilteo last Friday. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

COVID hits ferry workers; Everett firefighters quarantined

Those infected did not work in passenger areas. Reduced service is likely due to crew shortages.

A ferry pulls away from the dock in Mukilteo last Friday. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Divers looking for wedding ring find car at bottom of lake

A Snohomish County technical water rescue team helped locate the Ford Taurus so it could be retrieved.

Island County gets go-ahead for Phase 2 of reopening economy

People can gather in groups five or fewer. Some businesses can open, if they follow guidelines.

This ambulance has gone to the dogs, and the occasional cat

South Whidbey Animal Clinic vets primped up a 2007 Nissan Xterra for house calls and other services.

Blue Fox petitions to avoid becoming pandemic casualty

The Whidbey Island drive-in theater screened its last movie in March.

COVID dress code: Keep your germs, cover your face in style

Face masks make a fashion statement. It’s the dress code for Costco and now the White House.

Langley to require face masks downtown

It’s a matter of making others feel more comfortable.

Turtle power! The pet shop where this tortoise lives is open

Raja the star sulcata has less company and walkers due to COVID-19. The dogs are getting hairier.

Botanical jewelry workshop on Whidbey Island set for April 10

Carrie Monforte of the South Whidbey Parks and Recreation Department will lead the $45 class.

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