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Man charged in burglary at Greenbank residence

  • Aug 17, 2015 at 11:00AM updated Sep 1, 2015 at 3:16PM

A Coupeville resident accused of breaking a homeowner’s back during a July 27 burglary and then fleeing to Canada was charged this week, according to court documents.

Boeing donates $35K to island food bank

  • Today at 3:08PM

Good Cheer Food Bank and Thrift Stores got a check earlier this week for $35,000 from the Boeing Employees Community Fund, executive director Kathy McCabe said Thursday, Aug. 27.

Oak Harbor council may pick favored design for sewer plant

  • Aug 29, 2015 at 7:00AM updated Aug 31, 2015 at 6:21PM

Members of the Oak Harbor City Council may soon decide how the new sewage treatment plant will look.

Street closed to through traffic

  • Aug 31, 2015 at 2:48PM

Wires are precariously close to coming down as a result of Saturday's storm.

Body of missing NAS Whidbey sailor found on beach

  • Aug 31, 2015 at 12:22PM

The body of a sailor who drowned in a boating accident was found on a beach during the windstorm Saturday afternoon. Keiyia T. Jones, a 33-year-old petty officer second class at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, disappeared in Crescent Harbor Aug. 8 after the boat he was on sank.

North Whidbey Sunrise Rotary soap box races | Slideshow

  • Aug 31, 2015 at 11:33AM

The North Whidbey Sunrise Rotary Club held its annual Challenge Series soap box derby races Saturday, Aug. 29, on Oak Harbor's Barrington Avenue.

Nearly 2,800 homes on Whidbey are still without power

  • Aug 31, 2015 at 11:00AM

Nearly 2,800 Whidbey Island homes are still without power Monday morning after an unusual late summer wind storm pounded the area. Puget Sound Energy crews are racing to get the lights on and hope to have power restored to everyone by this evening, said Ray Lane, PSE spokesman. The outages are scattered around the island. At the peak, the utility had a total of 200 outage events that each included multiple homes.

Photos of Saturday's action | Youth football

  • Aug 31, 2015 at 9:29AM

Here's a look at Oak Harbor Youth Football action from Saturday, Aug. 29, through the lens of photographer John Fisken.

Motorcyclist dies Friday evening in crash

  • Aug 30, 2015 at 9:00AM updated at 1:25PM

An Oak Harbor man is dead after the motorcycle he was driving collided with another vehicle on Oak Harbor Road Friday evening.

Family pleased that prosecutor has recused himself from review of jail death

  • Aug 28, 2015 at 12:00PM updated Aug 29, 2015 at 12:21PM

Island County Prosecutor Greg Banks on Thursday announced that he no longer believes he is the right person to review the April death of Keaton Farris in the Coupeville jail. In a released statement, Banks said to avoid any perceptions of a conflict of interest that he has requested Whatcom County Prosecuting Attorney Dave McEachran perform the review on behalf of his office.

A-3 Skywarrior moves to new home

  • Aug 29, 2015 at 9:02AM

An A-3 Skywarrior made its final journey down Ault Field Road early this morning.

H20 for heroes: Volunteers fill truck bound for fire zone with bottled water

  • Aug 29, 2015 at 7:00AM

Friends of Ric Sanders on North Whidbey set up a post on Highway 20 in Oak Harbor Wednesday with the aim to collect a truck or trailer load of water and other essential items to deliver to wildland firefighters and displaced fire victims in and around the town of Republic.

Fired for harassment, Island County sheriff's deputy may get job back

  • Aug 29, 2015 at 7:00AM

A detective who sexually harassed a colleague while she was training him to handle sexual assault cases may be getting his job back.

Second bat burglar charged in Island County Superior Court

  • Aug 29, 2015 at 7:00AM

The second of two brothers suspected in a bat-related assault and burglary on South Whidbey Aug. 8 faces felony charges in Island County Superior Court.

Island Transit returns to solvency; fares remain a question

  • Aug 29, 2015 at 7:00AM

Island Transit has restored itself to solvency and reinstated most of the 20 percent of services it cut last year because of budget shortfalls, interim director Ken Graska told a group of county officials Wednesday.

Artists paint up the island: Camp Casey hosts group that spends week capturing sights

  • Aug 29, 2015 at 6:00AM

25 painters from Western Washington spent the week on Whidbey Island for the Camp Casey Paint-Out, put on by the Northwest Pastel Society.

Art & About

  • Aug 29, 2015 at 4:00AM

Here's what's happening at Whidbey theaters, art studios and galleries.

Navy helps tidy up Oak Harbor post office

  • Aug 29, 2015 at 6:00AM

Dan Miller got a surprise Friday morning when a team of 18 sailors from Whidbey Island Naval Air Station reported for duty at the Oak Harbor post office.

Prosecutor hands off jail death review

  • Aug 29, 2015 at 5:00AM

Island County Prosecutor Greg Banks on Thursday announced that he no longer believes he is the right person to review the April death of Keaton Farris in the Coupeville jail.

New fire chief takes the helm: Brown replaces Marv Koorn on North Whidbey

  • Aug 29, 2015 at 5:00AM

Mike Brown, 58, is the boss of North Whidbey Fire and Rescue, the people who come to give you a hand if you get into trouble outside city limits from Deception Pass to Libbey Road.

Portables are quality space for learning in Oak Harbor schools

  • Aug 29, 2015 at 4:00AM

A peek inside reveals a state-of-the-art space that looks like any classroom — perhaps better than some of the older schools. The portables at Broadview are light, bright and cool even in the August heat.

District shuffling students, adds portables: Hillcrest kindergarten students moved to Oak Harbor Elementary

  • Aug 29, 2015 at 6:00AM

State lawmakers this summer approved all-day kindergarten for kids across the state. In the past, parents in the Oak Harbor school district had to pay extra for full-day kindergarten. The change, while welcome, left Oak Harbor scrambling to find five extra classrooms and six kindergarten teachers.

Whidbey coastline residents get new FEMA flood map overview

  • Aug 29, 2015 at 4:00AM

Coupeville’s Rec hall was filled to capacity Wednesday evening as some residents of Whidbey Island’s 148 miles of coastline gathered to learn about changes to their flood insurance premiums.

Island Scanner

  • Aug 29, 2015 at 2:00AM

The following items were selected from reports made to the Sheriff’s Office.

Question of the Week

  • Aug 29, 2015 at 4:00AM

How prepared are you in the event of a natural disaster that would require you to survive on your own for at least 72 hours?

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