Whidbey Island

14 residents and four staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 at Regency on Whidbey. (Regency on Whidbey)

Virus outbreak reported at Whidbey long-term care facility

Eighteen people have tested positive for COVID-19 at Regency in Oak Harbor.

 

Xiaomei, a recovered mother goat, is now in good health after a bad bout of mastitis earlier this year. (Kira Erickson / Whidbey News-Times)

Whidbey woman takes in two goats deemed lost cause

With snacks, cuddles, massages and Chinese medicine, she nurtured the animals back to health.

 

Whidbey man charged in assault hid loaded guns in kids’ rooms

Guns were found in a kitchen drawer, under a bed pillow and in each of the children’s bedroom closets.

 

Woman injured in accidental restaurant shooting files lawsuit

The woman needed both legs amputated and is now confined to a wheelchair.

Georgia Gerber with her whale statue on display along First Street on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020 in Langley, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Whidbey’s Georgia Gerber creates iconic shapes in bronze

She turns abstract forms into some of the region’s most beloved public art, including the Pike Place Market pig.

Georgia Gerber with her whale statue on display along First Street on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020 in Langley, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Oak Harbor woman accused of fatally stabbing her fiance

She had bruises and red marks on her head and told police the man had been beating her.

Ron Muzzall

Muzzall captures Senate seat as Price Johnson concedes

The contest in the 10th District emerged as one of the year’s most expensive electoral battles

Ron Muzzall

Lengthy power outage hits Whidbey Island and other areas

Friday the 13th winds knocked out power on Whidbey, Fidalgo and Camano islands.

A Cessna 177 crashed near the Whidbey Airpark in Langley on Wednesday, killing two. (Island County Sheriff's Office)

Pilots reported engine failure before fatal Whidbey crash

Joshua McCormick, 25, of Edmonds, and Carl Dahlman, 78, of Seattle, both died near Whidbey Airpark.

A Cessna 177 crashed near the Whidbey Airpark in Langley on Wednesday, killing two. (Island County Sheriff's Office)
Helen Price Johnson (left) and Ron Muzzall

Muzzall takes lead over Price Johnson in state Senate race

The Republican senator trailed Election Night but has moved in front with latest ballot count.

Helen Price Johnson (left) and Ron Muzzall
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Langley man builds automatic candy dispenser for Halloween

People are still finding ways to partake in the holiday’s celebrations in a safe manner.

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Angie Homola (left) and Greg Gilday

In 10th, candidates differ on taxes, climate and pandemic

Democrat Angie Homola and Republican Greg Gilday are vying for the 10th District’s position 2 seat.

Angie Homola (left) and Greg Gilday
Biden supporter Jessica Figueroa (left) and Trump supporter Jesse Bowers. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Time to pick a president: Here’s why I vote the way I do

Red, blue and other voters share their reasons for who should lead the nation the next four years.

Biden supporter Jessica Figueroa (left) and Trump supporter Jesse Bowers. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Bill Bruch (left ) and Dave Paul

First-term Dem faces a GOP challenger for House seat in 10th

Rep. Dave Paul and Bill Bruch differ widely on the response to COVID-19.

Bill Bruch (left ) and Dave Paul
Helen Price Johnson (left) and Ron Muzzall

Whidbey Island candidates for Senate offer varied strengths

Republican Sen. Ron Muzzall and Democrat Helen Price Johnson are running for the 10th District seat.

Helen Price Johnson (left) and Ron Muzzall
Scott Price, founder of the Price Sculpture Park, admires Gary Gunderson’s evolving “Pentillium” installation. The new Coupeville park opens on Oct. 23. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Visit these Whidbey Island sculpture parks to escape COVID-19

Check out the latest sculpture at Earth Sanctuary in Langley, then stroll the new Price Sculpture Park in Coupeville.

Scott Price, founder of the Price Sculpture Park, admires Gary Gunderson’s evolving “Pentillium” installation. The new Coupeville park opens on Oct. 23. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Caption: South Whidbey High School students Annie Philp, left, and Maggie Nattress lead a climate change demonstration in Freeland on Nov. 29, 2019. The two friends are founders of United Student Leaders. (Linda LaMar)

From worriers to warriors, they’re fighting climate change

Local environmental groups are forming, growing and attracting new members, young and old.

Caption: South Whidbey High School students Annie Philp, left, and Maggie Nattress lead a climate change demonstration in Freeland on Nov. 29, 2019. The two friends are founders of United Student Leaders. (Linda LaMar)
The M/V Puyallup docks at the Edmonds waterfront on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020 in Edmonds, Wa. The ferry along with the passenger loading walkway were struck by lightning last week. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Lightning bolt gives Edmonds ferry worker shock of her life

The boat was protected in Saturday’s strike by a “Faraday cage” invented by a scientist in 1836.

The M/V Puyallup docks at the Edmonds waterfront on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020 in Edmonds, Wa. The ferry along with the passenger loading walkway were struck by lightning last week. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Jeanie McElwain holds the new edition of “Getting to the Water’s Edge,” a book that includes information about beach accessibility, fishing spots, natural history, species identification and more, including all of the sea creatures that can be found at Double Bluff in South Whidbey. (Emily Gilbert / Whidbey News-Times)

New book leads you to the water’s edge on Whidbey Island

A little local know-how goes a long way in finding accessible beaches.

Jeanie McElwain holds the new edition of “Getting to the Water’s Edge,” a book that includes information about beach accessibility, fishing spots, natural history, species identification and more, including all of the sea creatures that can be found at Double Bluff in South Whidbey. (Emily Gilbert / Whidbey News-Times)
Classical guitarist Andre Feriante’s latest album takes listeners on a musical journey around the globe. (John Cornicello)

Whidbey Island’s guitar master celebrates a new album, his 15th

In “If Only Love,” Andre Feriante plays a variety of guitars in songs inspired by love, loss and life transitions.

Classical guitarist Andre Feriante’s latest album takes listeners on a musical journey around the globe. (John Cornicello)
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