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Oak Harbor splits again | Legion

  • Jun 29, 2015 at 8:00AM updated Jun 30, 2015 at 9:38AM

You might say the Oak Harbor Legion baseball team has a split personality. In four of the five two-game series against league opponents this summer, Oak Harbor has split, the latest at Lynden Thursday, June 25.

So long to the Prowler | Slideshow

  • Jun 29, 2015 at 12:55PM

Oak Harbor bid farewell to the the EA-6B Prowler during a celebration that culminated with a final flyover during an open house at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station Saturday.

Port Townsend Rhododendron float explodes after the Grand Parade

  • Jun 27, 2015 at 9:00PM updated Jun 29, 2015 at 11:38AM

The Port Townsend Rhododendron parade float exploded just after completing is journey along the Port Orchard Fathoms O' Fun Grand Parade tonight (June 27).

Looking back: 125 years of Whidbey history

  • Jun 27, 2015 at 5:00AM updated Jun 29, 2015 at 11:22AM

Commercial Club votes to hold 4th of July celebration, a mysterious car accident perplexes citizens and Oak Harbor residents await the return of the Salisbury Sound.

Oak Harbor knocked out of district tournament | 13/14 Babe Ruth

  • Jun 29, 2015 at 10:57AM

The Oak Harbor 13/14 Babe Ruth baseball team, which also includes players from Coupeville, fell twice in the district tournament last week at Burlington's Rotary Park and was eliminated.

Island County sheriff announces series of jail reforms

  • Jun 27, 2015 at 9:11PM

In response to a report on an inmate’s death, Island County Sheriff Mark Brown announced that he has instituted a series of immediate reforms to ensure the safety and health of people in the Island County jail. The sheriff has also named an expert in jail management to review the policies and procedures at the jail. The results of the review are likely to be a couple of months away. Additional changes may be instituted after the full review.

Dry season heightens fire concerns

  • Jun 27, 2015 at 7:00AM updated at 7:21PM

Longtime residents of Whidbey Island are calling the weather this month the driest and most pleasant that they can remember. But the drought conditions are prompting a countywide burn ban, a call for fireworks common sense and in Oak Harbor, a call to start conserving water.

Historic panel clears path for Whidbey General Hospital buildout

  • Jun 27, 2015 at 7:00AM

Whidbey General Hospital is a step closer to breaking ground on its $50-million expansion project.

Lack of rain takes toll on some Whidbey Island crops

  • Jun 27, 2015 at 7:00AM

The months of May and June have produced little rainfall through Central and North Whidbey, which has reduced yields and left some dry land farmers that rely on rain such as Smith scrambling for creative ways to irrigate their crops.

$1 million Lottery winner from Oak Harbor

  • Jun 1, 2015 at 10:00PM updated Jun 26, 2015 at 8:58PM

The winner of a $1 million Washington Lottery ticket purchased in Oak Harbor stepped forward this week.

Flip flop on funding for WSP space creates quandary in Olympia | The Petri Dish

  • Jun 27, 2015 at 4:00AM

To lease or to own, that is the question. It has vexed state lawmakers for months as they consider moving the Washington State Patrol into new digs.

A warm reception: Whidbey Islander rides network of international cyclists

  • Jun 27, 2015 at 5:00AM

Warms Showers is a free worldwide hospitality exchange for touring cyclists. Those who sign up must be willing to host touring cyclists from time to time in exchange for access to the same accommodations themselves.

Art & About

  • Jun 27, 2015 at 2:00AM

Current events in Whidbey art include an art and gift show, featured artists visiting the Garry Oak Gallery and the Whidbey Art Gallery Artwalk.

Island County Council of Governments goes against tide, pushes incorporation study

  • Jun 27, 2015 at 4:00AM

Absolutely not. Well, maybe. OK fine, let’s send it to the Island County commissioners and let them figure it out. That was the course of a turnaround discussion Wednesday by members of the Island County Council of Governments about a proposal to fund a Freeland incorporation feasibility study.

Easing the transition: group of Whidbey Island women use song to make dying a less negative experience

  • Jun 27, 2015 at 4:00AM

For those preparing to pass life’s final threshold, a group of Whidbey women offer a gift of transcendence and healing.

Rape conviction vacated over prosecutor’s omission

  • Jun 27, 2015 at 6:00AM

A Camano Island man’s rape conviction was vacated Tuesday because a former deputy prosecutor didn’t disclose potentially exculpatory evidence to the defense.

Whidbey graduates earn spots on EWU honor roll

  • Jun 27, 2015 at 2:00AM

Several Whidbey Island high school graduates achieved a spot on the Dean’s List for spring quarter at Eastern Washington University.

$1 million lottery winner, wife heading to Hawaii, ticket bought at Oak Harbor Safeway

  • Jun 27, 2015 at 5:00AM

The winner of a $1 million Washington Lottery ticket purchased in Oak Harbor stepped forward this week. William Johnson of Oak Harbor went to the state lottery’s regional office in Everett Wednesday to claim the grand prize for winning the June 2 Mega Millions game.

Body on Whidbey beach identified as Orcas Island man | Update

  • Jun 25, 2015 at 5:00PM updated Jun 26, 2015 at 3:50PM

The dead man discovered in the water off a North Whidbey beach Wednesday was an Orcas Island resident, authorities say. Island County Coroner Robert identified him as David Fleischmann, 66. He worked at the Madrona Bar and Grill restaurant on Orcas Island.

Flip flop on funding for WSP space creates quandary in Olympia | The Petri Dish

  • Jun 27, 2015 at 4:00AM

To lease or to own, that is the question. It has vexed state lawmakers for months as they consider moving the Washington State Patrol into new digs.

Sheriff is a good, compassionate man | Letters

  • Jun 27, 2015 at 3:00AM

I know Sheriff Mark Brown to be a man of integrity, intelligence and compassion. No one could be more determined to fix the failures in the system than Sheriff Brown, and he is without question the right man for the job.

Sick and tired of hearing complaints | Letters

  • Jun 27, 2015 at 3:00AM

What upsets us is the continual fraudulent attacks Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve, or COER, throws at all Navy operations. Please understand, however, that we “big guys” up north who live by Ault Field have jet noise all the time.

Sign petition to get money out of elections | Letters

  • Jun 27, 2015 at 3:00AM

There is a petition out to get Initiative 735 on the ballot in 2016.

Forget distractions, become more aware | Letters

  • Jun 27, 2015 at 3:00AM

A lot of societal, technological and political developments have occurred in the short time that has elapsed from the turn of the century. Society begs your constant attention the moment you are woken from slumber.

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