Whidbey Island

Possible rare ‘seven-armed octopus’ found on Whidbey beach

Scientists from across the nation believe it’s most likely a specimen of Haliphron atlanticus.

 

Charlotte Daphne-Celeste Buzard Simmons-Otness sleeps in the arms of her parents, Mark Buzard and Oriana Simmons-Otness. The baby was born Aug. 19 in Everett and given six names. Her first three initials are CDC. (Andrea Brown / The Herald)

This pandemic newborn has 6 names, but you can call her CDC

Meet Charlotte Daphne-Celeste Buzard Simmons-Otness of Whidbey Island. Her mom’s initials are ORCAS.

 

Group wants BLM banner removed from South Whidbey High School

One resident was disturbed by the banner, referring to riots, injuries, property damage and homicides.

 

Georgia Gerber’s 12-foot sculpture is a whale of a piggy bank

“Hope the Whale” hopefully can do for Langley what “Rachel the Pig” did for Pike Place Market.

Whidbey Island murder suspect surrenders to Montana police

The Oak Harbor man is accused of killing a former neighbor and burying his body parts in the woods.

South Whidbey homeless man claims assault, settles for $90K

A former lieutenant in the sheriff’s office repeatedly slammed a car door on the man’s legs.

Whidbey sailor hurt in shooting files $20 million complaint

He had gone to try to help a friend who was armed and suicidal during a standoff with police.

Oak Harbor resident Kate Mistler is the director of the Whidbey Island chapter of I Support the Girls, which gives bras, underwear and menstrual hygiene products to women and girls in need. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Whidbey organization fills a vital need for women and girls

The chapter of I Support the Girls collects and distributes bras, underwear and menstrual hygiene products.

Oak Harbor resident Kate Mistler is the director of the Whidbey Island chapter of I Support the Girls, which gives bras, underwear and menstrual hygiene products to women and girls in need. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Tight races in 10th District forecast competitive November

Three Republicans won in the primary including Bill Bruch defeating Rep. Dave Paul, D-Oak Harbor.

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.”

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