Whidbey Island

Whidbey Island man allegedly shoots friend, then is killed by a deputy

The friend had been helping negotiate with the man, a veteran who was said to be despondent.

Police: Whidbey man brutally killed dog that killed chicken

A man beat a dog with a pickax and shot it to death Sunday, because it had killed a chicken at a Coupeville… Continue reading

Painted fire hydrant is artist’s going-away gift to Oak Harbor

Artist Lizbeth Cort resigned from the Oak Harbor Arts Commission. She is moving to Santa Fe for a fresh start following the death of her… Continue reading

Grassroots effort to preserve 40 acres on Whidbey growing

When Langley resident Shelley Ackerman heard the properties containing trails next to her house were… Continue reading

Macklemore uninjured in Whidbey Island car accident

Grammy award-winning rapper Macklemore is OK following a head-on collision Friday in Langley. The musician’s 2016 Mercedes-Maybach was hit by… Continue reading

Mukilteo Eagle Scout uncovers picnic area, honors grandpa

Matthew Kinney recently completed a community service project to earn the rank of Eagle Scout project while also remembering his grandfather. Kinney, of Mukilteo, found… Continue reading

Aging well on Whidbey: Island County residents live longer

Joe Lumsden calls it the “Camelot Lite” effect. Others credit the marine air, volunteering spirit, laid-back lifestyle, low crime rate, outdoor activities… Continue reading

Hearing set in Freeland on proposed hike in ferry fares

Residents will get a chance next week to comment on a proposed fare hike for the Washington State Ferries. Members of the… Continue reading

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