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Clyde Shavers, left, and Greg Gilday.

Shavers wins by narrow margin as Dems flip seat in 10th District

Democrat Clyde Shavers won by 211 votes against incumbent state Rep. Greg Gilday. It’s close enough for a recount.

 

Screen printed dish towels available at Madrona Supply Company on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022 in Clinton, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Do some good along with your Christmas shopping

Head across the Sound to Whidbey Island for gift-buying with a do-gooder spirit

 

A fatal accident the afternoon of Dec. 18 near Clinton ended with one of the cars involved bursting into flames. The driver of the fully engulfed car was outside of the vehicle by the time first responders arrived at the scene. (Whidbey News-Times/Submitted photo)

Lawsuit: Ferry staff could have prevented crash that killed 2 from Everett

The complaint filed this week alleges numerous mistakes leading to the crash that killed Sharon Gamble and Kenneth Weikle.

 

Clyde Shavers, left, and Greg Gilday.

Shavers holds 189-vote lead on Gilday in race still too close to call

Shavers, a Democrat, is looking to unseat Gilday, a first-term GOP lawmaker. The outcome could be clear in Wednesday’s tally.

Clyde Shavers, left, and Greg Gilday.
Magician JR Russell attempts to pull something out of his ear. For the past eight years, Russell has been teaching magic to kids with a side of life skills. (David Welton)

Sleight of hand: Popular classes are about more than magic

Whidbey Island magician JR Russell strives to perform the ultimate feat: Get kids off their screens

Magician JR Russell attempts to pull something out of his ear. For the past eight years, Russell has been teaching magic to kids with a side of life skills. (David Welton)
Kim Taylor, left, and Jeff Stoner co-own Greenbank Cidery, a newly opened taproom on Whidbey Island with eight varieties of cider on tap. (Rachel Rosen / Whidbey News-Times)

Cider tasting room opens on Whidbey Island

The owners of Greenbank Cidery have opened a tasting room in Coupeville. Eight varieties of cider are on tap.

Kim Taylor, left, and Jeff Stoner co-own Greenbank Cidery, a newly opened taproom on Whidbey Island with eight varieties of cider on tap. (Rachel Rosen / Whidbey News-Times)
Clyde Shavers

Shavers apologizes ‘to any supporter who felt misled’

Statement issued after candidate’s father wrote three-page letter asserting his son never served as submarine officer.

Clyde Shavers
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FAA mandates seaplane inspections after Whidbey crash

Federal regulators Wednesday ordered seaplanes like the one that crashed off Whidbey Island be inspected.

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Clyde Shavers

Candidate’s father alleges son lied, including about military service

Clyde Shavers claimed to be a nuclear submarine officer. His father says ‘not even for a day.’

Clyde Shavers
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Judge asked to cut number of Growler flights on Whidbey Island

The state Attorney General’s Office is asking a judge to require the Navy to cut number of flights.

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NTSB finds possible cause of seaplane crash that killed 10

Investigators said it appeared a critical part that moved the plane’s horizontal tail stabilizer came apart.

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Island County sheriff’s sergeant accused of drugging, raping women

Investigators believe Sgt. John Nieder mixed a date rape drug into drinks of two women before sexually assaulting them.

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Driving school owner killed in Whidbey Island motorcycle crash

Edward C. Taylor of Burlington was killed in a motorcycle crash in Central Whidbey on Oct. 14.

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Casey Burr is the owner of Hive Jive, a new Oak Harbor business that sells local vendors’ goods, along with the honey he makes. (Rachel Rosen / Whidbey News-Times)

Beekeeper’s new shop is all the buzz on Whidbey Island

Casey Burr, owner of Hive Jive, opened a new shop for local vendors in downtown Oak Harbor.

Casey Burr is the owner of Hive Jive, a new Oak Harbor business that sells local vendors’ goods, along with the honey he makes. (Rachel Rosen / Whidbey News-Times)
Dave Paul, left, and Karen Lesetmoe.

Housing, abortion, more divide House candidates in state’s 10th District

In the swing district’s Position 2, Republican challenger Karen Lesetmoe took 45.6% in the primary against incumbent Dave Paul.

Dave Paul, left, and Karen Lesetmoe.
Clyde Shavers, left, and Greg Gilday.

In Whidbey swing district, Democratic challenger aims to repeat primary win

Incumbent Greg Gilday and Clyde Shavers are in a tight, heated race for state House to serve Whidbey, Camano and the Stanwood area.

Clyde Shavers, left, and Greg Gilday.
South Whidbey residents Brenda Lovie, left, and Sandi Lusk are headed to the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Finland next year. (Photo provided)

Whidbey women, age 60 and 74, to compete in Half Ironman championship

Brenda Lovie and Sandi Lusk started training for Ironman 70.3 races four years ago. They qualified for the worldwide event.

South Whidbey residents Brenda Lovie, left, and Sandi Lusk are headed to the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Finland next year. (Photo provided)
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Remains of 7 Puget Sound floatplane crash victims identified

The bodies were recovered in the aftermath of a floatplane crash that killed 10 people last month.

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Jerry Wennstrom with “Lightning,” a multi-layered sculpture. Wennstrom’s second body of artistic work consists of several tall, wooden sculptures resembling women that are meant to represent complex themes of birth and death, good and evil, femininity and masculinity. (David Welton)

Meet a Whidbey sculptor who makes interactive, eccentric art

Jerry Wennstrom publishes a book detailing his artistic body of work, which emphasizes feminine figures.

Jerry Wennstrom with “Lightning,” a multi-layered sculpture. Wennstrom’s second body of artistic work consists of several tall, wooden sculptures resembling women that are meant to represent complex themes of birth and death, good and evil, femininity and masculinity. (David Welton)
A Coast Guard cutter searches for a crashed chartered floatplane near Mutiny Bay Monday afternoon in Freeland, Washington on September 5, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

5 more bodies recovered from floatplane crash off Whidbey

About 80% of the plane, including the engine, was recovered using remotely operated vessels.

A Coast Guard cutter searches for a crashed chartered floatplane near Mutiny Bay Monday afternoon in Freeland, Washington on September 5, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)