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Coupeville man charged with child molestation

  • Aug 23, 2014 at 3:00AM

A Coupeville man was charged with first-degree child molestation last week, according to documents on file in Island County Superior Court.

Nudist’s campaign fails to gain traction

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 4:00AM updated Aug 22, 2014 at 12:49PM

Nudist Democrat David Olinger, who ran as a write-in candidate for Island County Sheriff, won’t be going on to the general election.

Oak Harbor schools getting new technology

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 3:00AM updated Aug 22, 2014 at 12:48PM

With passage of the levy in 2013, Oak Harbor School District is adding myriad new technology to its schools for the 2014-15 school year.

Hydroplanes make successful return

  • Aug 19, 2014 at 10:00AM updated Aug 22, 2014 at 12:48PM

You could hear them before you could see them. Hydroplanes, with their distinctive whiny roar, rattled eardrums in Oak Harbor for the first time in nearly 40 years Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 16 and 17.

Other prep sports join football as fall season begins

  • Aug 23, 2014 at 5:00AM

The majority of prep sports begin the 2014-15 athletic year with their first practices Monday, Aug. 25.

Kake tribal members visit Ebey 157 years after death that shook region

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Aug 21, 2014 at 9:12AM

Of all the phone calls that come into the Island County Historical Society Museum in Coupeville, there probably will not be another that created the sort of buzz that rattled the front desk three weeks ago.

Hannold claims second spot on November ballot

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 5:00AM updated Aug 21, 2014 at 9:12AM

Retired Navy chief Rick Hannold secured the second slot for the commissioner District 3 election and pulled far enough ahead to avoid a recount.

Parks board approves swim coach’s termination

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 5:00AM updated Aug 21, 2014 at 9:11AM

Termination of the head swim coach for the North Whidbey Aquatic Club was made official Monday night.

Woman leaps into her 81st year

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Aug 21, 2014 at 9:11AM

Dorothy Bell’s recovery from a serious car crash many years ago gave her an adventurous spirit and a greater appreciation for life.

Whidbey parents to be notified of No Child Left Behind failings

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 4:00AM updated Aug 21, 2014 at 9:11AM

Within the next couple of weeks, many parents of Whidbey students will be receiving letters telling them that their elementary schools are failing them.

Newspapers aim to empower readers | Publisher's Column

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 4:00AM

Reporters and editors often half-jokingly remark amongst themselves that they don’t become journalists for the money.

Please keep alcohol out of Fort Nugent | Letter

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 4:00AM

As a father and grandfather of wonderful children, I would implore you to change your minds on permitting the sale and consumption of alcohol at my Fort Nugent Park — we have our children’s soccer games there; we play in the park; we use the Frisbee golf; we have picnics.

Karla Jacks has shown willingness to work | Letter

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 3:00AM

With local elections fast approaching, I write in support of Karla Jacks for the position of Island County commissioner.

Voting in Washington as easy as 1-2-3 | Letter

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 3:00AM

It’s difficult to see how Washington state could make voting any easier.

Grateful for another great arts festival | Letter

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 4:00AM

I want to express my most sincere appreciation for the numerous volunteers who made the 2014 Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival a success.

Homeowners did not receive proper forms | Letter

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 2:00AM

The disclosure deception lawsuit, which Joe Kunzler dragged in by its heels in his letter about Island Transit, is about home-buyers in the Navy jet flight path who were not given the noise disclosure form required by Island County Code 9.44.050:

Free day at state parks Aug. 25

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 4:00AM

Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission announced that Monday, Aug. 25 is a “free day” for state parks.

Former Oak Harbor City Council hopeful goes to jail

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 3:00AM

A former candidate for Oak Harbor City Council will serve six months in jail for stealing a 100-ounce bar of silver from an elderly family friend, according to court documents.

Dentist filling a niche in Oak Harbor

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 3:00AM

As much as Randle Carr has enjoyed growing up in Whatcom County and operating a private dental practice in his hometown of Bellingham, the setting started losing some of its appeal.

Oak Harbor Music Festival ready to strike a sweet note

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 3:00AM

Festival season in Oak Harbor is not going away quietly.

Football kicks off fall prep season

  • Aug 19, 2014 at 10:36AM

Professional football fans have had their itch for the beginning of a new season scratched as the Seahawks and the other clubs began practice weeks ago and completed a pair of preseason games. Now, high school fans can join the fun as prep football starts Wednesday across Washington state.

Improving the lives of Alzheimer’s patients

  • Aug 16, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Aug 19, 2014 at 10:06AM

HomePlace Special Care Center strives to bring joy to the lives of its 48 residents.

Public invited to final Whidbey Island Rendezvous

  • Aug 16, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Aug 19, 2014 at 10:06AM

Earl Irish, who goes by the mountain man name of “Scratch,” has been coming to the Central Whidbey event known as the Rendezvous for nearly two decades.

Swim coach’s job still up in the air

  • Aug 16, 2014 at 3:00AM updated Aug 19, 2014 at 10:05AM

Bill Patterson’s status as the head coach of the North Whidbey Aquatic Club swim team remains up in the air.

Lonely elk’s appearance a concern for Whidbey resident

  • Aug 16, 2014 at 3:00AM updated Aug 19, 2014 at 10:04AM

Already driving with extra caution after hitting a deer in July, Rita Lemke was traveling slowly to work last week when she spotted a large rack of antlers poking out from behind a bush along the side of the road.

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