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Kyle Jensen / The Record — Island Herb bud tender Christiana Clare discusses the different growers the stores has for sale.

Federal marijuana stance doesn’t change anything for Whidbey entrepreneurs, law enforcement

The United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions declared that federal cannabis laws will be more heavily enforced, but local marijuana industry leaders really aren’t too… Continue reading

 

On a mission to help hoarders

Downsizing, clearing clutter also part of Oak Harbor business

 

Navy will put filter in Coupeville’s water system

The Navy has agreed to install a filtering system in the Town of Coupeville’s water system to lower the level of a chemical that comes… Continue reading

 

For the love of books

Two Coupeville seniors reclaim school library

Island County Commissioner Rick Hannold will seek second term

Island County Commissioner Rick Hannold announced he is seeking re-election in 2018. Hannold is serving his freshman term as the commissioner representing District 3, which… Continue reading

County inks settlement agreement with WEAN

The Board of Island County Commissioners signed a settlement agreement last week with the Whidbey Environmental Action Network over the county’s critical areas ordinance update.… Continue reading

Balancing life with a ‘Great Dane cane’

Big service dog makes big difference for Oak Harbor woman

Not your typical house cats

Greenbank resident John Lussmyer’s fridge is stocked with pounds upon pounds of pork, beef and chicken. The food isn’t all for Lussmyer. Much of it… Continue reading

Oak Harbor arson suspect charged

An Oak Harbor police officer caught a suspected arsonist who was allegedly setting a third fire in the early morning of Dec. 27, according to… Continue reading

Navy looks to send its sewage city’s way

Sewage from the Navy’s Seaplane Base may someday flow to the city of Oak Harbor’s bright and shiny new treatment plant. Officials from the city… Continue reading

Wait over for Whidbey Saturday bus service

Island Transit set to roll Jan. 27

Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

‘Compassion’ topic of Oak Harbor tribute

Police: Suspect, 28, taped himself beating a homeless man

A 28-year-old Oak Harbor resident is facing a felony assault charge after he videotaped himself beating up a homeless man, court documents state. Jon M.… Continue reading

Machete-wielding Oak Harbor man accused of rape

A man is accused of chasing a woman with a machete and then raping her in Oak Harbor, according to court documents. Prosecutors charged Johnson… Continue reading

Lewd texts and harassing calls | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Tuesday, Dec. 12 At 3:14 p.m., a caller reported that loose… Continue reading

Whale experts encouraged by uptick in winter sightings

The Southern Resident orcas are making their way back to the shores of Whidbey Island after a summer and early fall hiatus. They’re going to… Continue reading

Lockdown on base lifted, no evidence of gunfire found

A lockdown of the Ault Field base at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island was lifted just before 10 a.m., but access is still limited, according… Continue reading

County Commissioner Rick Hannold, back left, Planning Director Hiller West, front, County Prosecutor Greg Banks, attorney Lee Pence and County Commissioner Helen Price Johnson sit around the work session table Wednesday. Tensions hit a boiling point during the meeting that included yelling and name calling. Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News-Times

County commissioner calls prosecutor ‘snake,’ accuses him of lying

Deep-rooted tensions boiled over Wednesday when Island County Prosecutor Greg Banks asked the county board of commissioners for permission to hire an outside attorney for… Continue reading

County Commissioner Rick Hannold, back left, Planning Director Hiller West, front, County Prosecutor Greg Banks, attorney Lee Pence and County Commissioner Helen Price Johnson sit around the work session table Wednesday. Tensions hit a boiling point during the meeting that included yelling and name calling. Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News-Times

Dave the Barber is back from brain surgery

Oak Harbor Midway Barber Shop celebrating milestones this year

Munns to serve as mayor pro tem

Beth Munns may find herself running council meetings or cutting ribbons this year. In a 5-2 vote Tuesday, Oak Harbor council members chose Munns as… Continue reading