Oak Harbor School District is in a waiting game that’s left some crucial decisions undecided, including which schools some kindergarteners will attend next fall.
Kristiina Miller isn’t one to shy away from thinking big. The Garage of Blessings thrift store she founded three years ago — where everything is free — has again reached its ceiling in growth.
A holistic practitioner who was arrested by Oak Harbor police in March is suing the state Department of Health and the city for $25 million.
Sea stars around Whidbey Island are making a slow recovery after the effects of a deadly disease wiped out millions of them over the past year.
Elayna Charboneau never ceases to amaze her mother. Like most kindergarteners, she loves to sing and dance and play outside. What tends to get Wendy Charboneau’s attention more, however, are the uncanny traits displayed by her 6 year old.
After less than five months, Dave Smith resigned from the board that oversees the North Whidbey Parks and Recreation District. Smith cited a busy schedule as the reason for his resignation.
At a gathering of area business leaders Thursday, the commanding officer of Whidbey Island Naval Air Station described a base that’s on the rebound.
Washington state Free Fishing Weekend is set for June 6-7. During those days, no license will be required to fish or gather shellfish in any waters open to fishing in Washington state. Also, no vehicle access pass or Discover Pass will be required during Free Fishing Weekend to enter any state park.
Safeway wanted to say “thanks” to Oak Harbor’s military community so it donated $100,000 to the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society and raffled off two pairs of tickets to a Seahawks military-appreciation game. Representatives presented the money in a giant check at a store grand opening Friday.
A Langley man was charged with assault after allegedly ramming his car into a neighbors’ car and threatening to kill them. Christian Devon Irmer, who was charged this week in Island County Superior Court, apparently was involved in ongoing dispute about property lines with his neighbors, according to the police report.
The first two weeks each May is when Whidbey Island sees a increase in the number of adorable and seemingly helpless baby deer. Despite the human urge to gather them up and protect them when they appear abandoned, state and county officials urge people to keep away.
Plans to restore and reopen the historic Dog House Tavern in Langley cleared a couple of hurdles last week. Dog House owners Janice and Charlie Kleiner won conditional approval from a pair of Langley citizen boards to move forward with conceptual designs.
Military families can take a dip in the pool for free starting Monday. Active-duty personnel already have free access to John Vanderzicht Memorial Pool in Oak Harbor and Fidalgo Pool in Anacortes.
Island Transit board members voted Friday to cut Whidbey Island’s only off-island route and initiate a fare study. “I’m obviously disappointed,” said Island County Commissioner Jill Johnson, who serves on the IT board.
Multiple agencies, including North Whidbey Fire and Rescue and Island County Sheriff, swept the waters around Deception Pass Thursday after an empty kayak was recovered.
An already strained relationship between the Oak Harbor City Council and Mayor Scott Dudley is further deteriorating in the final months of the mayor’s term — just as the council is poised to make crucial decisions on a multi-million dollar sewage treatment plant.
One man’s trash may be another’s treasure. But what happens when a neighbor’s “treasures” become an eyesore or worse — a threat to public health and safety?
An early morning fire destroyed a single-wide mobile home in the 1300 block of North Oak Harbor Street Saturday, May 16.
The first few minutes when a person is unresponsive are the most critical, according to Whidbey General Hospital paramedic Rob May.
An Island County Superior Court judge has ruled that Island Transit leadership did not fire a former lead mechanic because of his race or age. Judge Vickie Churchill entered a summary judgement Monday in favor of Island Transit.