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State meet update, No. 3 | Track

  • May 27, 2016 at 8:00PM updated May 28, 2016 at 10:50AM

Coupeville High School state track meet update, Friday, May 27, 8:30 pm

State meet update, No. 3 | Track

  • May 27, 2016 at 8:26PM

Oak Harbor and Coupeville high school state track meet update, Friday, May 27, 8:30 p.m.

State meet update, No. 2 | Track

  • May 27, 2016 at 4:25PM

Oak Harbor and Coupeville high school state track meet update, Friday, May 27, 4:15 p.m.

Friends rally to win van for disabled Whidbey woman

  • Today at 7:00AM

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.

Historic Haller House gets reprieve — for now: Late donation opens doors for grant opportunity

  • Today at 4:00AM

A group working to save Coupeville’s Haller House got a double dose of good news last week to keep alive hopes that it can purchase the home, restore it and one day turn it into a heritage and visitor center to showcase Washington’s territorial period.

State meet update, No. 1 | Track

  • May 27, 2016 at 2:06PM

Oak Harbor and Coupeville high school state track meet update, Friday, May 27, 2 p.m.,

Plan for the park: City’s ‘preferred alternative’ would cut RV park, include water park

  • Today at 7:00AM

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.

Events to pay tribute to those who served

  • Today at 7:00AM

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.

Shame on you for biting the hand that fed you | Letter

  • Today at 3:00AM

To Ken Pickard: I think it’s time that you are reminded of the fact that your father made a living from Naval Air Station Whidbey at Ault Field, with his store, “Prairie Center Mercantile.”

COER comment shows lack of respect for women | Letter

  • Today at 3:00AM

COER President Ken Pickard’s scud of a letter to the editor with a sexist warhead claiming Island County Board of Health member Jill Johnson was “embarrassingly shrill and disrespectful” for asking simple questions of the Island County Health Officer was an implosion worth waking up to.

Public services are an investment that pay off | Sound Off

  • Today at 2:00AM

I’ll wager that you didn’t know May was “Community Action Month.” That’s our fault. While community action agencies like the Opportunity Council are working to build stronger, healthier communities for all people, all across the country, we rarely take the time to tell people about it.

Meerkerk holds naming contest

  • Today at 5:00AM

Meerkerk Rhododendron Gardens in September will award one lucky person the opportunity to name a rhody of their own.

Level 2 sex offender moves to Oak Harbor

  • Today at 4:00AM

A Level 2 sex offender moved to Hett Lane in Oak Harbor, the Island County Sheriff’s Office reported.

County primary voting follows state’s results

  • Today at 4:00AM

Island County Democrats’ and Republicans’ votes in Tuesday’s presidential primary were pretty similar to statewide results.

Perdue named Rotary Student of the Month

  • Today at 3:00AM

Oak Harbor Rotary honored its final Student of the Month for the 2015-16 school year, Tyren Perdue.

Actress steps out of her comfort zone: Oak Harbor native tackles her biggest role in 'South Pacific'

  • Today at 5:00AM

"South Pacific," which won 10 Tony Awards as well as a Pulitzer Prize for Drama when it first opened, is the work of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein inspired by the James Michener book, “Tales of the South Pacific.” The play revolves around two love stories threatened by both war and prejudice.

No coho season for Whidbey anglers

  • May 26, 2016 at 9:07PM

State and tribal leaders finally set 2016 salmon seasons, closing all Puget Sound waters to coho with exception of Hood Canal

Two admit guilt for part in killing Jay Johnson, 17

  • May 25, 2016 at 7:00AM updated May 26, 2016 at 9:39AM

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.

Mooki takes 41st in state tournament | Golf

  • May 26, 2016 at 9:03AM

Oak Harbor High School senior Resego Mooki’s Wildcat golfing career came to a good news/bad news finish at the 3A girls state tournament at the Indian Canyon Golf Course in Spokane Tuesday, May 24.

WGC holds 51st Men's Invitational

  • May 26, 2016 at 8:29AM

The Whidbey Golf Club will host its 51st Annual Men’s Invitational this weekend.

Art & About

  • May 25, 2016 at 3:00AM

Here's what's happening in the Whidbey art scene.

Blazing a quilt trail?

  • May 25, 2016 at 5:00AM

Joyce Kuhn beams as she cranes her neck to admire a colorful new addition to her old red barn. What used to be a bare spot is now a large, red-white-and-blue square made of plywood that features the Ohio Star. She and her husband constructed the art piece and installed it this spring.

Church Notes

  • May 25, 2016 at 2:00AM

Here's what's happening at Whidbey Island churches and places of worship.

Commissioner’s tone was ‘disrespectful’ | Letter

  • May 25, 2016 at 3:00AM

Scott Smith’s May 21 letter to the editor attempted to impugn the Island County Health Board’s Dr. Brad Thomas, but his two-bullet reasoning displayed under-informed familiarity with medical research and, hence, fell well short of import. But, he did hoist the issue of Jill Johnson’s grilling of Dr. Thomas.

Time was wasted in protecting planet | Letter

  • May 25, 2016 at 3:00AM

In response to R.D. Beachley’s May 14 letter, thank you for your thoughtful, but quite misinformed, response to my letter regarding the urgent need to transition from fossil fuels, which you describe as “insanity.”

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