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Two boys suspected in Freeland house fire

Police have arrested two young boys in connection with a suspicious house…

  • Sep 15th, 2017

 

Burglary leads to streaking

A man is facing a felony charge after he allegedly broke into…

 

Whidbey may not be aging quite as quickly as once thought

Whidbey Island’s demographic is aging, right? Maybe not as quickly as once…

 

Island Transit lauded for its improved safety record

Fewer accidents on the road leads to high praise from risk pool

Judge orders burglary suspect to get mental health evaluation

A homeless Oak Harbor man claiming to be a “sovereign” with diplomatic…

Hospital water ‘perfectly safe for all’ says CEO

WhidbeyHealth’s top administrator says its hospital water is safe to drink and…

NAS Whidbey turns 75

Commissioning celebration planned for Thursday

WAIF providing shelter to Texas hurricane cats

A group of feline refugees traveled across the country, making it to…

Commissioners dine, dish with League of Women voters

County commissioners voiced approval of early adoption of integrated mental health services…

Oak Harbor couple’s Caribbean trip a hurricane nightmare

Jesse and Renee Lopez thought a trip to the Caribbean would be…

Island Scanner: Caller reports two men in underwear yelling at cars driving by

The following items were selected from reports made to the Oak Harbor…

Port to fill new executive assistant position

Port of Coupeville commissioners approved a job description for an “executive assistant,”…

Coupeville grad receives Fishin’ scholarship

WHIDBEY FISHIN’ CLUB gave a scholarship to 2017 Coupeville High School grad…

  • Sep 19th, 2017

Deputy shoots, kills armed man on North Whidbey | Updated

A deputy with the Island County Sheriff’s Office shot and killed an…

Council may weigh in on Wrights Crossing

Members of the Oak Harbor City Council may soon get a chance…

County hopes to simplify shoreline permit process

Island County Community Development staff members are working to increase the efficiency…

Mayor to give state of the town address Sept. 19

It’s been a busy year for Town of Coupeville staff, and as…

Final jail review documents ‘impressive’ change

A hired consultant released a final report this month on his “Organization…

Oak Harbor Schools work with UW to address youth suicides

Oak Harbor Schools are starting a partnership this month with a center…

Accident leaves a big mess for biz owner to clean up

An Asphalt Quality Sealers truck turned on its side Thursday, spilling asphalt…

Failing dike a concern for homeowners association

An earth-and-cobble dike, tidegate and other infrastructure built in the early 1900s…

Church holding preparedness fair Saturday

A Neighborhood Preparedness Fair will be held 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the…

Sea Mar holding clothing, blanket drive

Sea Mar Behavioral Health Center kicked off a clothing and blanket drive…

Info meeting about base hunting Wednesday

People interested in hunting on Naval Air Station Whidbey Island property during…

  • Sep 12th, 2017

Living ‘an authentic life’ invites many questions, transgender man says

PFLAG addresses sexual and gender identity this weekend

Oak Harbor Council approves salary increases

After delaying a decision so they could collect more information, the Oak…

Alleged ceiling meat drips blood | Island Scanner

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Whidbey man accused in $1-million fraud scheme

A man running an online business out of a Coupeville home defrauded…

Plans for large Oak Harbor development face obstacles

A proposal for a large, affordable-housing development south of Oak Harbor suffered…

Man shot by police pleads to kidnapping

Nathan Trujillo started taking methamphetamine when he was just 13 years old…

Accused dog killer could serve up to 30 months in prison

A Coupeville man accused of killing a dog with a pickaxe and…

Freeland to grow, but not as a city, says county

Island County is moving closer to laying the framework of its long-awaited…

Annual Megan McClung run Saturday benefits Semper Fi Fund

Megan McClung loved to run. On Saturday, Sept. 9, the Megan McClung…

Former Oak Harbor man wanted on suspicion of child molesting

A former Oak Harbor man accused of molesting a 9-year-old girl is…

Missing sex offender wanted on warrant

A South Whidbey sex offender who went missing is wanted on a…

AED installations aid in community preparedness

Citizens in Coupeville are more prepared in the event of a cardiac…

‘Beehive’ reflects on turbulent 1960s with songs, ’dos

Six female singers, ages 16-48, portray a decade of girl groups

Oak Harbor implements Stage 1 water conservation measures

The City of Oak Harbor is asking water customers to cut consumption…

  • Sep 1st, 2017

Group promotes civility first

President Donald Trump didn’t invent rudeness. He may be the most high-profile…