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Utility workers work to restore power on Terry Road in Coupeville Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017.

Power outage untimely for Seahawks fans in Coupeville

Before the Seattle Seahawks’ season faded to black Saturday, several television sets…

 

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Whidbey residents respond to Inauguration Day

Whidbey Island residents recognized Inauguration Day in different ways. Many Republicans said…

 

Oak Harbor man accused of child molesting

A 27-year-old Oak Harbor man is facing child molestation charges after one…

 

Suspect charged with impersonating businessman on Craigslist

A man is facing criminal charges for allegedly impersonating an Oak Harbor…

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Town of Coupeville to refund nearly $70,000 in impact fees

Town of Coupeville is preparing to return nearly $70,000 in park impact…

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Park foundation trying to raise $10K for amphitheater stage

The Deception Pass Park Foundation, along with the state park, are trying…

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Appraiser may determine fair rents at Greenbank Farm

Deciding fair market value for tenant rents at the Greenbank Farm may…

Man jailed for threat to release city official’s address to rapists, sickest offenders

A 35-year-old man is being held in jail on $100,000 bail for…

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Chemical plume in groundwater extends from Navy base to city

A mile-long plume of a chemical that’s a likely carcinogen has migrated…

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Port seeking firm to draft comp plan

Port of Coupeville is looking to hire a professional consultant to prepare…

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

Michelle Oakland, left, worship pastor at Life Church in Oak Harbor, and administrator Laura LeBeau are coordinating “Night to Shine,” a prom night catered to people 14 and older who have special needs. The event in Oak Harbor is Feb. 10. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times

Oak Harbor church prepares for one special prom night

Aside from being a worship pastor at Life Church in Oak Harbor,…

Michelle Oakland, left, worship pastor at Life Church in Oak Harbor, and administrator Laura LeBeau are coordinating “Night to Shine,” a prom night catered to people 14 and older who have special needs. The event in Oak Harbor is Feb. 10. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times

Flights scheduled at Ault Field Jan. 23-27

Aircraft carrier-based flight training for aircraft stationed at Naval Air Station Whidbey…

  • Jan 19th, 2017

Many in Navy’s water testing area haven’t signed up

The Navy reports that numerous Whidbey residents in the area where officials…

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                                The many shades of hats made by Peggy Juve on display at The Side Store at Bayview Corner. She and many other islanders are knitting and sewing pink hats for people planning to be in a Jan. 21 women’s march.

Pink hats and politics: Islanders gearing up for Seattle women’s protest march

Whidbey Island will be well represented next Saturday at the Women’s March…

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                                The many shades of hats made by Peggy Juve on display at The Side Store at Bayview Corner. She and many other islanders are knitting and sewing pink hats for people planning to be in a Jan. 21 women’s march.
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Island County settles beach access lawsuit in 2-1 vote

In a 2-1 vote Tuesday, the Island County Board of Commissioners chose…

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Rob Smith, a member of the National Parks Conservation Association holds up a dilapidated National Park Service sign and a broken shovel Monday, at Prairie Wayside in Coupeville, to show the condition of many things in need of repair or replacement in the National Park System. Smith and the NPCA were participating in a partner volunteer project along with Mission Continues, a veterans and active duty service members who spent their Martin Luther King holiday donating their time and work to the community. Photo by Michael Watkins/Whidbey News-Times

Veterans groups aid in prairie revitialization

More than 30 veteran and active duty personnel helped community members Monday…

Rob Smith, a member of the National Parks Conservation Association holds up a dilapidated National Park Service sign and a broken shovel Monday, at Prairie Wayside in Coupeville, to show the condition of many things in need of repair or replacement in the National Park System. Smith and the NPCA were participating in a partner volunteer project along with Mission Continues, a veterans and active duty service members who spent their Martin Luther King holiday donating their time and work to the community. Photo by Michael Watkins/Whidbey News-Times

Navy extends comment period on Growler study

Navy officials have extended the comment period for a draft Environmental Impact…

Immanuel McLaurin, a senior at Oak Harbor High School, stands before one of his all-time favorite hangouts, the Boys & Girls Club of Oak Harbor. McLaurin, who volunteers at the club, was selected as the club’s Youth of the Year. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times

High school senior makes lasting impact at Oak Harbor club

In Norrie Perreault’s years at the Boys &Girls Club of Oak Harbor,…

Immanuel McLaurin, a senior at Oak Harbor High School, stands before one of his all-time favorite hangouts, the Boys & Girls Club of Oak Harbor. McLaurin, who volunteers at the club, was selected as the club’s Youth of the Year. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times

Deception Pass park manager cautions visitors to stay off icy lakes

Park rangers at Deception Pass State Park have posted “danger” signs, warning…

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Federal court dismisses double murderer’s lawsuit against Island County

A double murderer’s lawsuit against Island County and the former jail chief…

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Darreyl Boyles, 9, sings with his father, Charles Boyles III (in front of drums) and Tyrone Vester at practice for the United Fellowship Community Church choir. They will perform 3 p..m Sunday at the House of Prayer in Oak Harbor at an annual event honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Oak Harbor, Freeland events to honor MLK and his mission

On the evening the first black president of the United States gave…

Darreyl Boyles, 9, sings with his father, Charles Boyles III (in front of drums) and Tyrone Vester at practice for the United Fellowship Community Church choir. They will perform 3 p..m Sunday at the House of Prayer in Oak Harbor at an annual event honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.
                                Photo by Patricia Guthrie/Whidbey News-Times
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Another solution offered for Wonn Road dispute

A decades-long feud over shoreline property at the end of Wonn Road…

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Coupeville man facing child porn charges

A Coupeville man is facing more than eight years in prison for…

Flu sufferers fill Whidbey Island waiting rooms

Flu is taking its toll on Island County with feverish people packing…

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Oak Harbor School District levy request on Valentine’s Day ballot

Just as student enrollment is rising in Oak Harbor, so is the…

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Melissa Riker, executive director of Oak Harbor Main Street Association, is glad to be reunited with the three wooden toy soldiers who went missing in late November. They were found on on a roadside last Saturday. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times

Toy soldiers get police ride home to Oak Harbor

Melissa Riker expected that her new job would take her to new…

Melissa Riker, executive director of Oak Harbor Main Street Association, is glad to be reunited with the three wooden toy soldiers who went missing in late November. They were found on on a roadside last Saturday. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times
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Public input sought for Windjammer Park design

Does Oak Harbor’s Windjammer Park need a splash park, plaza or an…

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Deadly force, abortion limits, marijuana in schools draw legislators’ attention in pre-session bill filings

By Enrique Pérez de la Rosa WNPA Olympia News Bureau OLYMPIA —…

  • Jan 12th, 2017
Phil Harris, a former longtime delivery driver for Penn Cove Shellfish, left a lasting impression on his former co-workers there. “He was one of the nicest guys you could ever meet,” said Ian Jefferds, the company’s co-owner. Photo provided by Penn Cove Shellfish

Coupeville man killed in fire ‘one of nicest guys you could ever meet’

He hadn’t worked at Penn Cove Shellfish in a few years, but…

Phil Harris, a former longtime delivery driver for Penn Cove Shellfish, left a lasting impression on his former co-workers there. “He was one of the nicest guys you could ever meet,” said Ian Jefferds, the company’s co-owner. Photo provided by Penn Cove Shellfish
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A second proposed settlement on table in beach access lawsuit

Island County commissioners will be discussing publicly for the first time Wednesday…

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Commissioners ask high court to reconsider attorney decision

Island County commissioners hired an outside attorney to ask the state Supreme…

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Legislative leaders agree: Basic Education funding to dominate 2017 session

By Grace Swanson WNPA Olympia News Bureau OLYMPIA — Finding the dollars…

  • Jan 10th, 2017
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Whidbey cited as popular ‘small town’ rental destination

Whidbey Island is a small town, entire of itself. At least that’s…

Capt. Jerry Helm, center, with Central Whidbey Fire & Rescue, walks away from a house where a man was found dead after a house fire in Coupeville Friday night. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times

House fire claims the life of Coupeville man

A Coupeville man perished Friday night in the third house fire in…

Capt. Jerry Helm, center, with Central Whidbey Fire & Rescue, walks away from a house where a man was found dead after a house fire in Coupeville Friday night. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times

Leaders ask for extension of EIS comment period

A congressman and Washington state’s two senators have joined calls for the…

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Oak Harbor police captain retires, claims mayor forced her out

The 20-year career of an Oak Harbor police officer known for putting…

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Fire officials urge safety after two fires in one day

Nobody was injured in back-to-back house fires on North Whidbey Thursday, but…

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Clinton man accused of cruelty to deer

A Clinton man is facing felony charges for allegedly shooting a deer…

Planners wrestle with toad rules

The tiny western toad continues to trip up Island County planners as…