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Fire guts Coupeville home

  • Today at 5:20PM

After firefighters had left his property Sunday afternoon, Bruce Silvia remained next to the charred shell of his house, still trying to come to grips with what happened.

Making a difference: Kids First helping foster children

  • Aug 27, 2016 at 7:00AM

The gift card program is the brainchild of the local nonprofit organization Kids First Island County. It was launched just a month ago.

AG ruling on tourism grants backs county

  • Aug 27, 2016 at 7:00AM

An informal decision from the state Attorney General’s Office may change how counties and cities distribute lodging tax dollars, but it didn’t end help the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce collect a 2016 grant award.

Oak Harbor Music Festival has become a source of pride

  • Aug 27, 2016 at 7:00AM

More than 30 bands in all will be onstage for the free three-day event, which drew 17,000 people last year after 15,000 in 2014, which doubled attendance from 2013.

City, top chief candidate move to negotiations

  • Aug 27, 2016 at 7:00AM

The man who would be police chief will be in Oak Harbor next week to negotiate a contract.

Residents donate $50K to WhidbeyHealth

  • Aug 27, 2016 at 3:00AM

Langley residents Douglas and Deborah Troxel brought their Aloha spirit of generosity with them from Kona, Hawaii, where they live when they are not on Whidbey Island.

Server malfunction leaves county offices without email

  • Aug 27, 2016 at 2:00AM

Many Island County staff members learned just how important good-old-fashioned email technology still is to their jobs this week.

Wildife allowing free fishing through Tuesday

  • Aug 27, 2016 at 3:00AM

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is offering “free fishing” days through Tuesday while the agency’s license sales system is down.

Saluting JoAnn Hellmann for fighting the battle to reduce impaired driving on island | In Our Opinion

  • Aug 27, 2016 at 4:00AM

For the past 16 years, JoAnn Hellmann has fought on the front lines of a never ending and tragic war, the war against drunk driving.

Is ‘dark money’ turning elections into auctions? | Letter

  • Aug 27, 2016 at 3:00AM

For me, dark money conjures up images of scruffy desperadoes switching briefcases on a park bench in some country with a funny name like Karokistan. The money is for some nefarious act like blowing up the train station, but we never know who bought the dynamite.

Decide elections by popular vote instead | Letter

  • Aug 27, 2016 at 3:00AM

Why isn’t the presidential election decided by popular vote instead of the current electoral college system? The “swing” states get all the attention.

Can’t withstand a Hillary presidency | Letter

  • Aug 27, 2016 at 3:00AM

Our country can withstand a Trump term of office. The damage Hillary would do to our country and Constitution with leftist justice appointees would last for generations. Is this what the people want in a president?

Primitive thinking inspires clay artist: Oak Harbor’s Jerry Pike creates new ideas from ancient artifacts

  • Aug 27, 2016 at 6:00AM

Pike is always getting strange looks from the hundreds of creatures and masks he created — inspired by artifacts and sculptures of ancient and primitive cultures, particularly Northwest Coast and pre-Columbian civilizations. He will be opening up this world to the public this weekend as part of the annual Whidbey Working Artists Summer Open Studio Tour.

Bailey says she doesn’t condone hit piece against rival

  • Aug 27, 2016 at 4:00AM

A Republican state senator from Oak Harbor has taken the uncommon step of publicly denouncing the way a Democratic opponent is shown in a mailer paid for with money raised by her GOP colleagues.

DUI prevention leader is retiring after 16 years

  • Aug 27, 2016 at 5:00AM

After 16 years at the helm, Hellmann is planning to retire from the organization, commonly known as IDIPIC, this month, having passed on the directorial position to Mike Diamanti earlier this year. After several months of searching, Diamanti and Hellmann chose Alice Biddulph to fill the role of panel facilitator.

Judge denies county motion in beach-access lawsuit

  • Aug 27, 2016 at 5:00AM

A dispute over public beach access in Greenbank will likely go to trial in October.

Wildcats opt out of jamboree | Football

  • Aug 26, 2016 at 8:09AM

The Oak Harbor High School football team will not compete in the Meridian Jamboree Saturday, Aug. 27, as originally scheduled.

Vanderzicht Pool hosts Whidbey Island Swim Championships

  • Aug 25, 2016 at 11:37AM

Micah Geist won the featured event at the Whidbey Island Swim Championships Tuesday, Aug. 23, at John Vanderzicht Memorial Pool.

Tiles honor Coupeville championships

  • Aug 25, 2016 at 5:00AM updated at 8:46AM

David Svien decided it was time to fill in the blanks of Coupeville High School sports history.

Lemonade Day fostering young entrepreneurs

  • Aug 17, 2016 at 6:00AM updated Aug 24, 2016 at 12:27PM

The Island County Economic Development Council has posed an important question to 25 young entrepreneurs across the island: when life gives you lemons, what’s a kid to do?

Body ID’d as man who jumped from ferry

  • Aug 23, 2016 at 4:00PM updated Aug 24, 2016 at 10:45AM

An autopsy confirmed that the body of the man found in waters off Whidbey Island Saturday was the person who jumped from a ferry near Coupeville Thursday night.

Body recovered in waters off Whidbey

  • Aug 20, 2016 at 3:00PM updated Aug 24, 2016 at 10:38AM

The body of an elderly man was recovered in the water off the western shores of Whidbey Island Saturday afternoon.

Search continues for ferry jumper

  • Aug 19, 2016 at 6:00AM updated Aug 24, 2016 at 10:38AM

The U.S. Coast Guard and other local agencies continue their search for a ferry passenger who jumped into the waters of Admiralty Inlet Thursday night.

Coast Guard ends search for man, 79, who leapt from ferry

  • Aug 19, 2016 at 3:00PM updated Aug 24, 2016 at 10:37AM

The United States Coast Guard suspended its search of the waters of Admiralty Inlet Friday for a Coupeville-Port Townsend ferry passenger who jumped into the water near Whidbey Island on Thursday night.

Vehicular homicide suspect wanted

  • Aug 24, 2016 at 7:00AM

A 35-year-old Oak Harbor man facing a vehicular homicide charge is wanted on a $100,000 arrest warrant after he failed to appear at a court hearing last week.

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