Carl Freund surveys a campsite on his property near a commercial hub in Oak Harbor. People camp on site and leave trash.  - Photo by Debra Vaughn/Whidbey News-Times

A mess to clean up: Issue of homelessness is one community must address, says interim chief

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The Freund family homestead is one of the last, large patches of green space in Oak Harbor city limits. Just west of Safeway, the 20 acres contain a knot of woods, three homes and outbuildings. It also is home to uninvited guests who camp overnight and leave trash and their belongings behind.

Oak Harbor’s annual Night Out promotes community-police partnerships

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National Night Out is always a big deal in Oak Harbor, but this year may be a bigger deal than ever.

Prosecutor: Too risky to release suspected abuser

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Officials are afraid that a man accused of strangling his wife, abusing her for years, humiliating her in front of others and threatening her may be at risk of committing a murder-suicide, say court records.

Hospital dist. fronted illegal loan to fund Gipson case

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The former CEO of Whidbey’s public hospital district gave an administrator what amounts to a $250,000 loan to fund her criminal defense through an apparent a verbal agreement, recently filed court documents indicate.

Aug. 2 primary ballots rolling in slowly

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At the county Auditor’s Office, Elections Supervisor Michele Reagan is seeing a slow trickle of ballots that is all too familiar. With just days until the August primary, only a small percentage of Island County’s roughly 52,000 registered voters have submitted their ballots.

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