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Tuition reduction bill an investment in all of our futures | In Our Opinion

  • Jul 8, 2015 at 3:00AM

It’s no secret that the rising cost of tuition at state colleges and universities has made it increasingly hard for high school graduates in Washington state to take the next step in their education.

‘Suspicious’ fires scorch South Whidbey

  • Jul 8, 2015 at 4:00AM

A series of brushfires on South Whidbey last week have been officially deemed suspicious and are under investigation by police.

Patriotism abounds as 4,000 gather for Oak Harbor’s July 4th event

  • Jul 8, 2015 at 5:00AM

Saturday morning nearly 4,000 people attended the parade, a decades-long tradition. Oak Harbor Noon Rotary Club and the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce sponsored the event.

‘Red’s’ in Oak Harbor continues where ‘Wild Magnolia’ left off

  • Jul 8, 2015 at 3:00AM

A familiar storefront in historic downtown Oak Harbor has changed its name, shuffled ownership and brought in new inventory.

Oak Harbor woman, animal control want pesky pigs penned

  • Jul 8, 2015 at 7:00AM

Two pigs have been paying Diane Rusher’s house a visit, and they’ve been behaving like … well, pigs.

Longtime Oak Harbor councilman dies

  • Jul 8, 2015 at 7:00AM

Long-time local leader Mike Milat, known for his warmth, sharp wit and selfless service to the community, died Friday at his Oak Harbor home.

Boats run aground off North Whidbey

  • Jul 8, 2015 at 7:00AM

North Whidbey Fire and Rescue responded to two boats that ran aground Monday afternoon on the north end of Whidbey Island.

Whidbey Little League teams playing strong this season

  • Jul 8, 2015 at 4:00AM

Local Little League teams are off to a good start, capturing two of the three district tournaments completed so far and picking up berths in the state playoffs with the district titles.

North Whidbey starts district playoffs with loss | 10/11 Baseball

  • Jul 7, 2015 at 3:00AM updated at 2:25PM

First-game jitters hurt the North Whidbey Little League 10/11 baseball team in its 9-4 loss to host Sedro-Woolley in the opening round of the District 11 tournament Monday, July 6.

Timeline change brings together mystery of body found on Whidbey beach

  • Jul 7, 2015 at 1:09PM

An Orcas Island man whose body washed up on a North Whidbey beach June 23 died from saltwater drowning, the Island County coroner ruled. David Fleischmann, 66, was last seen alive on board a ferry headed to Anacortes, Island County Coroner Robert Bishop reported.

Name of motorcyclist killed at Deception Pass released

  • Jul 6, 2015 at 4:28PM

The Island County coroner has released the name of the motorcyclist killed near Deception Pass Bridge July 3. Robin Lindgren, a 42-year-old Bow resident, died at the scene of the traffic collision, Coroner Robert Bishop said.

Late burst helps North Whidbey qualify for state | Junior Baseball

  • Jul 5, 2015 at 1:00PM updated Jul 6, 2015 at 3:16PM

For the second game in a row, the North Whidbey Junior Little League (13/14) baseball team used a late surge to win, this time securing a state tournament spot with a 12-2 win over host Anacortes in the championship game of the District 11 playoffs.

Motorcyclist dies Friday evening near Deception Pass

  • Jul 4, 2015 at 1:00PM updated Jul 6, 2015 at 2:25PM

A motorcyclist died Friday evening near Deception Pass Bridge after she hit the vehicle in front of her, was ejected into another lane and hit by a third vehicle.

Central Whidbey earns return trip to state | 9/10 Softball

  • Jul 5, 2015 at 12:00PM updated Jul 6, 2015 at 11:28AM

Central Whidbey’s 9/10 all-star Little League softball team set off its own fireworks with an 11-run fourth inning to come from behind and defeat North Whidbey 15-9 in the District 11 championship game Saturday, July 4, in Mount Vernon and earn its second consecutive trip to the state tournament.

Couple returns to Coupeville

  • Jul 4, 2015 at 5:00AM updated at 1:24PM

Twenty-three years after leaving Coupeville, Concerts on the Cove founders David and Pat Howell have returned to town, hoping to leave their mark once again.

Central Whidbey beats North Whidbey, sets up title showdown | 9/10 Softball

  • Jul 4, 2015 at 7:17AM

Central Whidbey and North Whidbey will battle for the District 11 9/10 softball championship and a trip to the state tournament at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 4, at Bakerview Park in Mount Vernon.

North Whidbey continues winning ways | Junior Baseball

  • Jul 4, 2015 at 6:15AM

The North Whidbey Little League 13/14 Junior baseball team opened the district tournament the way it handled the regular season — by winning.

Central Whidbey tops Sedro-Woolley | 9/10 Softball

  • Jul 4, 2015 at 5:38AM

The Central Whidbey Little League 9/10 softball all-stars jumped to an early lead and steadily pulled away from Sedro-Woolley for a 12-6 win in the district tournament in Mount Vernon Thursday, July 2.

Crabbing 101: Tips for the new season

  • Jul 4, 2015 at 5:00AM

Crabs aren’t finicky when it comes to taste. Doug Rollin of Oak Harbor has tried all sorts of different baits to try to catch Dungeness crabs in Puget Sound.

Navy makes boy’s wish come true

  • Jul 4, 2015 at 4:00AM

Electronic Attack Squadron 138, the “Yellowjackets,” along with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, helped to make a young boy’s dream come true. The boy received hands-on experience inside an EA-18G Growler as well as his own flight suit and helmet at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station during an open house and Prowler Sunset event Saturday, June 27.

Loans, grants to ease taxpayer burden on Oak Harbor's sewage treatment plant

  • Jul 4, 2015 at 6:00AM

A combination of loans and grants from the state and federal government for the new sewage treatment plants will save Oak Harbor taxpayers $28 million over 30 years, according to the city finance director. In addition, the city staff plans to apply for additional grants and loans in future funding cycles, which could further defray costs.

Oak Harbor council to review marathon management

  • Jul 4, 2015 at 5:00AM

Oak Harbor City Council may be deciding the future course of the Whidbey Island Marathon next week. During the last meeting, Councilman Joel Servatius asked for a detailed financial report on the marathon as well as options for either continuing or severing the contract with the Elks Lodge for running next year’s marathon.

Ferry runs added during Deception Pass work closures

  • Jul 2, 2015 at 2:57PM

Extra sailings are planned for the Clinton-to-Mukilteo ferry route during the nighttime closure of Deception Pass Bridge later this month. The Washington State Department of Transportation made the announcement Friday. The added runs are intended to accommodate traffic to and from Whidbey Island during a week that may otherwise leave some motorists stranded for hours.

Champion shooters: Whidbey team claims national title

  • Jul 4, 2015 at 6:00AM

The title “national champions” has a nice ring to it, especially on this Fourth of July weekend. S-cubed, a 10-meter air rifle team from Whidbey Island, won the Civilian Marksmanship Program championship in the sporter class June 27 in Anniston, Ala.

Coupeville grad helping group develop safer football helmet

  • Jul 4, 2015 at 3:00AM

One of the reasons 2011 Coupeville High School graduate Andre Stone didn’t play football for the Wolves was because of the risks involved. Now, ironically, he is aiming to help curb football head injuries.

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