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                                Oasis for Animals owner Jean Favini holds a kitten who survived the fire named Bob. Favini says Bob ate for the first time when a Record reporter visited her office.

Oasis owner rescues cats from burning shelter

Nearly 20 cats owe at least one of their nine lives to…

 

The state ferry Tokitae pulls into Mukilteo5. Washington State Ferries announced Friday that the boat’s sister ship, the “Suquamish,” will also serve the route for six months of the year when it joins the fleet late next year. Whidbey News Group photo by Justin Burnett

Whidbey Island to get newest state ferry on Clinton route

Several routes were considered, but the Clinton-Mukilteo run had the greatest need

 

Toy soldiers line Pioneer Way in Oak Harbor last week. The Oak Harbor Main Street Association came up with the idea for the community to “adopt a soldier,” and decorate them for public display. Four were stolen and another four vandalized over the weekend. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times

Toy soldiers vandalized, stolen in Oak Harbor

Oak Harbor Main Street Association’s new holiday tradition attracts a grinch

 

State Rep. Dave Hayes was named to the position of whip in the state House of Representatives Monday.

10th District state Rep. David Hayes named House whip

Tenth District Rep. Dave Hayes, R-Camano Island, was elected by his colleagues…

State Rep. Dave Hayes was named to the position of whip in the state House of Representatives Monday.
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School bus cameras catching passing violators

Drivers thinking about illegally passing a school bus should think twice. The…

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District 10 leaders elected as party whips

Apparently District 10 elected leaders know how to whip it. Whip it…

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Rep. Larsen earns the Navy’s Distinguised Public Service Award

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen was awarded the Distinguished Public Service Award, the…

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Holiday spirit lights up downtown Oak Harbor

The crane that towers over Oak Harbor is no longer the city’s…

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Commissioners adopt $85.7-million budget Monday

Opioiod abuse prevention, Planning Department improvements funded for coming year

  • Dec 7th, 2016
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Navy meetings on Growler EIS get underway

Navy officials are prepared for just about any questions citizens might have…

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Solid Waste Advisory Committee seeks applicants

The Island County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants to fill a…

  • Dec 7th, 2016

Deception Pass adds one day to holiday event

The holiday bash put on by the Deception Pass Park Foundation last…

Northwest Workforce Development Council seeks applicants

The Island County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants to serve on…

  • Dec 7th, 2016
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On 75th anniversary, Pearl Harbor attack vivid in Oak Harbor woman’s memory

It has been 75 years, but Pauline Williams remembers watching Japanese aircraft…

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Santa drops in at NAS Whidbey

U.S. Navy photos by Petty Officer 1st Class Tyler Haynes

  • Dec 7th, 2016
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Whidbey residents rally, travel to support Sioux protest

Coupeville resident Gary Piazzon is one in a growing list of Whidbey…

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Ferry Advisory Committee seeks applicants

The Island County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants to fill a…

  • Dec 3rd, 2016

Caller with severe arachnophobia reports finding huge spider | Island Scanner

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

South Whidbey man who videotaped rape sent to prison

A 25-year-old Langley man who videotaped himself raping an unconscious woman at…

Jury finds man guilty of making threats on social media

A Whidbey Island man may face more than two years in prison…

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                                South Whidbey Fire/EMS Deputy Chief Wendy Moffatt douses the flames.

Mailman saves mail before scrambling from burning truck

A United States Postal Service truck burst into flames in Freeland on…

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                                South Whidbey Fire/EMS Deputy Chief Wendy Moffatt douses the flames.

After jail call, rape suspect’s bail raised to $250,000

George S. Agustin, 62, allegedly asked wife to contact victim

Oak Harbor man shot by neighbor arrested after release from hospital

An Oak Harbor man who was shot after hitting a neighbor with…

Tree lighting, Santa arrives downtown Saturday

Oak Harbor is gearing up for the holidays with its annual tree…

Above, Ruth Richards, right, a member of the Island County Marine Resources, and Jamie Harltey, left, a volunteer and member of Sound Water Stewards, sift through sand samples at Cornet Bay Friday to test for the presence of forage fish eggs. The abundance of forage fish is critical to the ecosystem and food chain in Puget Sound.

First-documented evidence of smelt eggs found at Cornet Bay

Abundance of forage fish such as smelt considered critical to Puget Sound ecosystem

Above, Ruth Richards, right, a member of the Island County Marine Resources, and Jamie Harltey, left, a volunteer and member of Sound Water Stewards, sift through sand samples at Cornet Bay Friday to test for the presence of forage fish eggs. The abundance of forage fish is critical to the ecosystem and food chain in Puget Sound.

Coupeville man’s death ruled a homicide

The Island County coroner ruled this week that a 71-year-old Coupeville man’s…

Draft decision would allow Navy training over Olympic forest

The United States Forest Service has released a draft Decision Notice that…

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VAQ-138 Yellow Jackets return to NAS Whidbey

Nearly seven months after leaving the Pacific Northwest on deployment, the final…

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Residents learn about Navy well testing for fire chemicals

More than 80 people who live near Naval Air Station Whidbey Island…

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State pondering where to put new 144-car ferry

The fate of an effort to bring the fourth and final 144-car…

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                                Central Whidbey resident Steve Swanson, a former emergency room doctor, talked about jet noise and how a potentially hazardous chemical that the Navy is testing wells for accumulates in the body over years. The public meeting was held Monday in Coupeville.

Central Whidbey confronts Navy jet noise, water testing

The outspoken anti-jet-noise group Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve is no longer the…

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                                Central Whidbey resident Steve Swanson, a former emergency room doctor, talked about jet noise and how a potentially hazardous chemical that the Navy is testing wells for accumulates in the body over years. The public meeting was held Monday in Coupeville.

Audit finds misappropriation of funds from Oak Harbor Senior Center

Oak Harbor officials discovered in March that a former Senior Center employee…

Oak Harbor man facing federal child porn charge

An Oak Harbor man is facing a charge in U.S District Court…

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Oak Harbor chamber rakes in tourism dollars

All of the groups that applied for lodging taxes from Island County…

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NAS Whidbey SAR rescues stranded boaters

A Search and Rescue team of five from Naval Air Station Whidbey…

  • Nov 28th, 2016

Island County has high net wealth, low credit card debt

Island County residents are doing well financially, according to reports from financial…

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Anti-jet noise leader says fake comment on website led to threats

The president of a group opposed to Navy jet noise on Central…

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Aircraft carrier landing practices Monday, Tuesday

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

  • Nov 19th, 2016
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Christmas crane lights over Oak Harbor

There’s Christmas in the air

  • Nov 28th, 2016
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