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Researchers on Whidbey find no tsunamis — just one big earthquake

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 4:00AM updated Sep 4, 2014 at 4:48PM

In their search for tsunami evidence at two Whidbey Island locations, researchers said they’ve come up empty.

Seahawks fans prepare for opener with rally

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Sep 4, 2014 at 4:48PM

When Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was first drafted into the NFL, many people, including respected sports analysts, said he was too small to play pro football.

Signal project to improve traffic on Highway 20

  • Aug 30, 2014 at 3:00AM updated Sep 4, 2014 at 4:48PM

A state Department of Transportation project should improve traffic flow on State Highway 20 in Oak Harbor.

Military Appreciation Picnic to be held Saturday

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 3:00PM updated Sep 4, 2014 at 4:47PM

The annual community and military appreciation picnic will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6 at Windjammer Park in Oak Harbor.

Weekend ride may cause Whidbey traffic congestion

  • Sep 4, 2014 at 3:42PM

Drivers should prepare for lots of bicyclists on the roads of Island, Skagit and Whatcom counties this weekend as the Bike MS Deception Pass Classic is Sept. 6-7, the state Department of Transportation announced Thursday.

Oak Harbor Music Festival attendance hits 15,000 - Slideshow

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Sep 4, 2014 at 11:19AM

A festival that started just three years ago filled downtown Oak Harbor with thousands of dancing feet during Labor Day weekend.

Sailors from groundbreaking mission reunite after 25 years

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 4:00AM updated Sep 4, 2014 at 11:18AM

Twenty-five years ago, 40 Soviet and 40 American citizens sailed from New York to Russia and back on a mission of peace and environmentalism.

Oak Harbor burglary suspect accused of witness tampering

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 2:00AM updated Sep 4, 2014 at 11:17AM

An Oak Harbor woman is facing a possible prison sentence for allegedly offering $1,000 to a family she burglarized in exchange for them dropping charges against her, court documents state.

Former Independent associate publisher dies

  • Sep 2, 2014 at 9:00AM updated Sep 4, 2014 at 10:42AM

Former associate publisher Lorraine May passed away on Aug. 31 in her home in Bremerton.

Citizens of Ebey's Reserve asks for temporary halt to practices at Outlying Field

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 4:00AM updated at 10:57AM

Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve are asking the Navy to delay touch and go operations at Outlying Field Coupeville until the completion of the ongoing Environmental Impact Statement.

All-female version of 'The Odd Couple' offers entertaining twist on two very familiar characters

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 5:00AM

The highs and lows of playing a character who rides an emotional rollercoaster can be taxing to an actor.

Why is Rose still at the wheel of IT? | Letter

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 2:00AM

I have read with dismay of the events that have rocked Island Transit and call on the IT board to seriously consider replacing Martha Rose as its director.

Corporations moving offshore hurts U.S. | Letter

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 2:00AM

This letter is in response to Patrick Kazmierczak’s letter to the editor, in which he was critical of Mr. Schoening’s previous letter calling for a boycott of Burger King for moving the company off shore to avoid taxes.

Event promotes drug, alcohol awareness | Letter

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 3:00AM

On behalf of the 2014 National Night Out Planning Committee, we are proud to announce that over 1,000 community members attended the 31st annual event on Tuesday, Aug. 6 at Windjammer City Park.

Pigfest drew 8,000 attendees this year | Letter

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 3:00AM

In regard to the Oak Harbor Pigfest, it was another very successful year. This marked our seventh event and saw some very exciting changes.

Events help to bring community together | Letter

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 3:00AM

Thank you, Oak Harbor, for the wonderful music festival.

School starting — be mindful of kids and buses on road | In Our Opinion

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 3:00AM

It’s not just time to pick out new school clothes, sharpen those no. 2 pencils, shop for new binders and zip up the backpacks.

Whidbey supply store brews up award-winning success

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 5:00AM

Robbie Skillin said zymurgy is addictive. And if you know what zymurgy is, then you’re probably hooked on the process of brewing beer.

County Fair Association requesting fairground maintenance

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 2:00AM

The County Fair Association has requested that its current lease on the fairground property be extended until April 1, 2015 to allow county leadership to discuss the property’s future.

Island Scanner | Family of ducks settles into apartment

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 3:00AM

The following items were selected from reports made to the Oak Harbor Police Department:

Smith claims Ladies Club Championship at WGC

  • Sep 2, 2014 at 2:22PM

Pam Smith unseated perennial favorite Ockie Dureau to win the Ladies Club Championship Tournament by one stroke Friday, Aug. 29, at Whidbey Golf Club.

Struck by car in late June, Oak Harbor physical therapist grateful for support

  • Aug 30, 2014 at 5:00AM updated Sep 2, 2014 at 10:57AM

Every now and then, flashbacks will play in Merv Wagstaffe's head.

Former Whidbey man arrested for bank heists

  • Aug 30, 2014 at 4:00AM updated Sep 2, 2014 at 9:54AM

A former Whidbey Island resident made a name for himself this summer.

Whidbey pot grower claims he’s developed beneficial strain

  • Aug 30, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Sep 2, 2014 at 9:54AM

Mathew Gordon experimented on himself to perfect what he claims is a medicine that can cure everything from hepatitis C to bee stings.

Flag flies once again over courthouse

  • Aug 30, 2014 at 4:00AM updated Sep 2, 2014 at 9:53AM

In time for Labor Day, an American flag is once again flying over the county’s historic courthouse.

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