Melissa Mitchell's friends and family are rallying to give her a chance to win an adapted van, courtesy of a contest run by the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association, a nonprofit dedicated to expanding mobility options for people with disabilities. The organization is giving away vehicles equipped with the adaptive equipment each winner needs.
Oak Harbor’s waterfront park will likely gain a splash park and lose an RV park as a result of the sewage treatment plant construction.
State and tribal leaders finally set 2016 salmon seasons, closing all Puget Sound waters to coho with exception of Hood Canal
Whidbey Island will acknowledge the sacrifices made by those in the armed services in ways both loud and vibrant and quiet and solemn this Memorial Day weekend.
Meerkerk Rhododendron Gardens in September will award one lucky person the opportunity to name a rhody of their own.
A Level 2 sex offender moved to Hett Lane in Oak Harbor, the Island County Sheriff’s Office reported.
For the first time, defendants accused of taking part in a conspiracy to murder an Oak Harbor teenager showed emotion in court about the tragedy they wrought.
Russell Carey, 28, could walk all day. He’s a client of Service Alternatives, an organization that helps people with disabilities. Most of their clients need help getting a job. Carey is one of the few who takes advantage of help with housing and work.
Careage of Whidbey and home-care agency Right at Home this month plan to offer staffers and the families of residents a chance to better understand how dementia victims experience the world.
Island County continues to inch toward creating an ordinance that would let it ban fireworks in unincorporated areas under dry conditions.
Citing health hazards, aesthetics and threats to their property values, a group of Oak Harbor residents is united to fight the building of a 120-foot cell tower in their neighborhood.
After months of study, four main areas of concern — access to health care, housing, depression and suicide, and interpersonal abuse — have emerged as the foci for an emerging community health improvement plan, Island County’s public health department told the Council of Governments last month.
Oak Harbor’s waterfront gained a new, gigantic addition with the arrival of a 165-foot-tall tower crane at Windjammer Park.
An Oak Harbor man took his own life Sunday night after he apparently thought he had killed his wife, according to police and fire officials. A 27-year-old man choked his 28-year-old wife into unconsciousness in the side yard of their East Whidbey Avenue house.
Former Oak Harbor Police Chief Ed Green will receive $60,000 in severance pay and a letter of recommendation under a separation agreement with the city.
Activists concerned about Navy jet noise decided they weren’t done grilling the Island County Board of Health.
Oak Harbor Elementary briefly in lockdown after parent becomes agitated
Supporters of Joseph Whidbey State Park upset with the idea of private development in their park can breathe a sigh of relief.
He was waiting to cross at the intersection of Heller Road and Crosby at around 5:30 p.m. He got the walk light, mounted his bike and pedaled across. An Oak Harbor man driving a red truck hit the boy, sending him bouncing off the hood. His head hit the pavement.
A child pornography investigation by a special agent with the Department of Homeland Security led to an Oak Harbor man, according to the agent’s report.