A man deemed a “sexually violent predator” should not be released back on Whidbey Island, a jury in Island County Superior Court decided.
An outdoor sculpture that’s greeted visitors to Whidbey General Hospital in Coupeville since 1970 was unceremoniously demolished several weeks ago.
The program serving deaf and hard of hearing youth is in its fourth year with Northwest Youth Corps and is one of the few of its kind in the country.
The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office.
A crosswalk-building project spearheaded by the former Oak Harbor mayor will likely be scrapped.
Bill Oakes has been building things for as long as he can remember. In college, radio-controlled airplanes held his fascination, and the act of bringing many pieces together to form a functioning whole fueled his passion for something greater — engineering.
When Ray Merrill started his career as a firefighter in Oak Harbor more than 25 years ago, he wanted to put out fires, not think about how they started. Now, as Oak Harbor’s fire chief, he’s earned an elite certification as a fire and explosion investigator. Merrill is the only public sector fire chief in the region to earn the certification from the National Association of Fire Investigators, International.
Graffiti. Homelessness. Speeding in residential neighborhoods. These are a few of the problems a group of Oak Harbor residents say they are trying to help solve as part of the Oak Harbor Police Department’s Community Advisory Board.
Penny and Scott Baldwin of Oak Harbor have plans after winning $460,000 in Washington Lottery’s Hit 5 game.
Members of the Citizens of Ebey's Reserve, or COER, were left disappointed Tuesday afternoon when the Island County Board of Health's monthly meeting was cancelled on short notice. The group previously asked the board to address potential health hazards of noise produced by the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island's EA-18G Growler aircraft training flight at the Outlying Field near Coupeville. The members planned to address their concerns for the third time with the health board.
Oak Harbor police arrested a man accused of pointing a rifle at two other men in a racially charged incident Saturday, according to a press release from the department. Oak Harbor police arrested a man accused of pointing a rifle at two other men in a racially charged incident Saturday, according a police report.
Whidbey News Group is accepting entries now for a new Whidbey Island Community Cookbook.
Oak Harbor Main Street Association announced it is launching a Sunday market downtown.
The public is invited to attend an open house at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island at Ault Field 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Ronnie McGaha lost his life in 2011 when a tornado struck their two-story home in Harvest, Ala. But quick action to get his family in the safest location of the house before it caved in on top of them was credited with keeping his wife, daughter and son from serious harm.
For the second time in as many months, ferry service between Coupeville and Port Townsend has been reduced to one boat due to a rudder issue. It will return to two vessels Sunday when the Chetzemoka returns to service across Admiralty Inlet.
Oak Harbor council members are considering purchasing the latest-and-greatest in public restrooms facilities once construction of the state-of-the-art sewage treatment plant is completed downtown.
Parents of students new to the Coupeville School District may register their children in grades kindergarten through fifth grade at Coupeville Elementary School on Aug. 16-18.
This summer, Oak Harbor School District plans to again provide free lunches for children ages 5-18.
Passengers who rely on Coupeville-to-Port Townsend ferry service breathed a sigh of relief Thursday when a relief boat in South Puget Sound passed inspection, clearing the way for the resumption of two-boat service Sunday.