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Mall shooting suspect arrested in Oak Harbor | Updated

  • Sep 24, 2016 at 7:00PM updated at 9:54PM

A suspect is the shooting Friday at the Cascade Mall in Burlington was arrested in Oak Harbor today. The shooting in the women's Macy's store took the lives of five people and injured a woman.

What a rush: Lollar sets new OHHS record | Football

  • Sep 24, 2016 at 5:00AM updated at 7:50AM

When senior Princeton Lollar Jr. walked into Oak Harbor High School for the first time as a freshman, he stopped by the football record board, took a look and set a goal — break the school career rushing record.

Coupeville beaten by Falcons | Tennis

  • Sep 24, 2016 at 7:50AM

South Whidbey claimed its latest rivalry win by beating visiting Coupeville 4-1 in tennis Friday, Sept. 23.

Jail bird? Man on a wire was recently set free

  • Sep 23, 2016 at 3:52PM

The Oak Harbor Fire Department retrieved a man dangling from telephone lines Sunday, but his unusual saga didn’t end there.

League of Women Voters holds registration event

  • Sep 24, 2016 at 6:00AM

In conjunction with National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, Sept. 27, the nonpartisan Whidbey Island League of Women Voters will have three locations for people to register to vote or update their information.

Woman succeeds in fight to take back her neighborhood

  • Sep 24, 2016 at 7:00AM

A house of drugs and poop that was the bane of the Harvest Drive neighborhood is now vacant and cleaned up — at least on the outside.

Man who pointed laser at ferry captains jailed

  • Sep 24, 2016 at 7:00AM

Shenanigans with lasers earned a Freeland man a jail sentence and more than $100,000 in fines.

Davis completes basic training in San Antonio | Notable

  • Sep 24, 2016 at 2:00AM

U.S. Air Force Airman BEAUMAN DAVIS, of Whidbey Island, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Countywide burn ban lifted

  • Sep 24, 2016 at 3:00AM

Recent heavy rains and an increase in moisture levels has prompted the Island County fire marshal — Sheriff Mark Brown — to lift the ban on outdoor burning in the county.

Whidbey therapist’s license suspended

  • Sep 24, 2016 at 3:00AM

The Washington State Department of Health reported that it suspended the credentials of a South Whidbey marriage and family therapist who exploited a vulnerable adult patient.

Coupeville considers utility rate hike

  • Sep 24, 2016 at 3:00AM

Coupeville Town Council is anticipated next week to approve new utility rates that will increase the average homeowner’s bill by $42.

Oak Harbor resident Jeanne Skinner killed in crash in Idaho Saturday

  • Sep 21, 2016 at 5:00AM updated Sep 23, 2016 at 3:35PM

Family and friends are mourning the loss of an Oak Harbor woman who was killed in an accident in Idaho Falls Saturday.

Oyster Run brings a lot of motorcycles to roads this weekend

  • Sep 23, 2016 at 3:32PM

The Annual Oyster Run motorcycle rally occurs in Anacortes this Sunday, Sept 25 in Anacortes.

Applicants sought for senior advisory board

  • Sep 24, 2016 at 3:00AM

The Board of Island County Commissioners is seeking applicants for a vacancy on the Northwest Senior Services Advisory Board for a term that runs until June 30, 2018.

Oak Harbor Main Street hires leader

  • Sep 24, 2016 at 4:00AM

As she sat on a bench on a gusty Friday morning in Oak Harbor, Melissa Riker recognized the importance of her role to breath new life into historic downtown. It’s the position she’s been tasked with as the new executive director of the Oak Harbor Main Street Association.

It's time for Whidbey to sing for the ferries | In Our Opinion

  • Sep 24, 2016 at 4:00AM

Long lines at the Clinton ferry dock aren’t good for the tourist economy on Whidbey Island, it’s not good for commuters and it’s not good for the blood pressure of anyone stuck in one.

Clinton group going after new, larger ferry

  • Sep 24, 2016 at 3:00AM

On the heels of what some say is the worst summer in recent memory for long ferry lines, a Whidbey Island group has its sights on the state’s fourth and final budgeted 144-car ferry.

Applicants sought for rural development funds

  • Sep 24, 2016 at 3:00AM

The Board of Island County Commissioners and members of Island County Council of Governments, or COG, are accepting applications for the Rural County Economic Development Funds until Sept. 30.

Experts say low oxygen, high temperatures caused fish ‘die off’

  • Sep 24, 2016 at 4:00AM

On the shores of Lone Lake, the small waves caused by the whipping wind have brought a smelly issue to the surrounding land: dead rainbow trout — lots of them.

Will continue voting for Democratic party | Letter

  • Sep 24, 2016 at 2:00AM

When I was in my 20s, I worked for social justice and followed my heart when voting for candidates who most represented my values. Hence, I voted for candidates of the Democratic Party.

Homola would be a senator for the people | Letter

  • Sep 24, 2016 at 2:00AM

This November you a definite choice as you vote for a senator to represent you in Olympia.

Denial about climate change long refuted | Letter

  • Sep 24, 2016 at 3:00AM

Regarding Ed Hickey’s climate denialist Sept. 21 letter to the editor, sorry but your arguments are not facts. They are discredited talking points right out of the industry’s handbook, all refuted long ago.

Island County gets advance look at future sea levels

  • Sep 24, 2016 at 5:00AM

Island County is getting a leg up in planning for the likelihood of rising sea levels.


  • Sep 24, 2016 at 3:00AM

The following babies were born Sept. 9-16 at WhidbeyHealth Medical Center.

Church Notes

  • Sep 24, 2016 at 2:00AM

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

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