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Fire damages Coupeville residence

A tipped over candle resulted in extensive damage to a Coupeville home Thursday night but no injuries. Central Whidbey Island Fire and Rescue personnel responded… Continue reading


Presidents’ Day holiday delays garbage, recycling pickup

Oak Harbor city offices will be closed Feb. 18 in observance of the Presidents’ Day holiday. Garbage and recyclables usually collected on Monday, Feb. 18,… Continue reading

  • Feb 15, 2019


Coupeville council adopts quick fix to fund sidewalk project

An oversight could’ve led to the Coupeville missing out on more than $100,000 in grant funds to complete a long-awaited project. Construction of a section… Continue reading

Lions aim for $30k at annual auction

Last year, their club raised over $30,000 for Coupeville high school seniors — and the Coupeville Lions plan to do it again — or top… Continue reading

Town reduces building permit fees

Coupeville’s building official said he believed the town’s building permit fees were inexplicably high, and Tuesday the council rectified the disparity. Coupeville Town Council lowered… Continue reading

Man says edibles led him to molest girl, 11

A Greenbank man allegedly admitted to sexually molesting an 11-year-old girl and blamed marijuana edibles for his crime, according to court documents Prosecutors charged Randall… Continue reading

Suspect accused of raping, beating woman

A Freeland man is accused of beating a 23-year-old woman with a piece of firewood, cutting her with a knife and trying to rape her… Continue reading

Law would celebrate public lands in Washington state

By Madeline Coats WNPA Olympia News Bureau Lawmakers seek to celebrate public lands in Washington state by designating the fourth Saturday of September as Public… Continue reading

  • Feb 14, 2019

Sheriff will enforce new gun law

Rick Felici is not among the sheriffs in the state who are refusing to enforce a controversial new law on gun control. It’s not that… Continue reading

Lawmakers seek permanent solution to the homeless crisis

By Madeline Coats WNPA Olympia News Bureau A group of 11 Democratic lawmakers aims to address the rights of homeless people and their ability to… Continue reading

  • Feb 13, 2019

Continued resistance against gun control initiative; Attorney General defends law

By Madeline Coats WNPA Olympia News Bureau The state attorney general has stepped in with a warning to more than half the state’s county law… Continue reading

  • Feb 13, 2019

Journalists criticize proposal giving the legislature exemptions to public disclosure laws

By Emma Epperly WNPA Olympia News Bureau Media organization representatives from across Washington lambasted proposed legislation that exempts the legislature from portions of the Public… Continue reading

  • Feb 13, 2019

Transportation organization seeks input on draft plan

Island Regional Transportation Planning Organization is taking comments on its draft 2019 Coordinated Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan through Feb. 20. The draft plan can be… Continue reading

  • Feb 12, 2019

Court reverses dismissal of records suit

The state appeals court reversed a summary judgment that dismissed a public records lawsuit against the city of Langley. The Court of Appeals ruled that… Continue reading

Stolen guns recovered during man’s eviction from Oak Harbor residence

Deputies discovered stolen guns during an eviction on North Whidbey Jan. 18, according to court papers. They arrested Bryan R. Seiler, 33, of Oak Harbor,… Continue reading

Man faces felonies for allegedly stealing earbuds from store

A Mount Vernon man is being held in jail on $10,000 bail after stealing a $15 pair of earbuds from the Walgreens store in Oak… Continue reading

SVC presents lecture series on Whidbey

Skagit Valley College Whidbey Island Campus is presenting an art history lecture series, “If It’s Not Baroque, Don’t Fix It.” Attendees will hear engaging stories… Continue reading

  • Feb 12, 2019

Fort Casey in search of tour commanders

Fort Casey State Park is looking for volunteer tour commanders. A volunteer information meeting is set for 9:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 21 at the Fort… Continue reading

  • Feb 12, 2019

Bill aims to remove personal, religious exemptions to vaccine

By Ashley Hiruko A house bill could add pressure on Washington parents to vaccinate their children, and it’s generating arguments on all sides of… Continue reading

  • Feb 12, 2019