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County seeks volunteers for annual homeless survey on Thursday, Jan. 25

Homelessness is on the rise in Island County, and the human services department needs help gathering information that could help solve the issue. The annual… Continue reading

 

Oak Harbor High School seniors awarded Champions of Diversity scholarships

Nine Oak Harbor High School seniors received scholarships at the 18th annual Champions of Diversity Program at Skagit Valley College. These students were among 59… Continue reading

 

WEAN wants to intervene against Wright’s Crossing

The Whidbey Environmental Action Network made a motion to intervene in support of Island County in an appeal to the Growth Management Hearings Board by… Continue reading

 

Board seeking ideas on how to reopen pool

Commissioners for the North Whidbey Park and Recreation District are inviting the public to attend a special workshop Thursday, Jan. 25. The workshop will be… Continue reading

MLK assembly ignites controversy

The Martin Luther King Jr. Day assembly at Oak Harbor High School sparked controversy last week when a student complained about it to a Seattle… Continue reading

Audubon society seeking scholarship applicants

Whidbey Audubon Society is awarding scholarships to graduating Whidbey Island high school seniors who intend to pursue a career in an environmentally-related field. The 2018… Continue reading

  • Jan 19, 2018

Building business: Chamber president leaves because of term limits

Jason McFadyen is no longer the president of one of the largest — if not the largest — and most active organizations on Whidbey Island.… Continue reading

Oak Harbor’s crane to be taken down Feb. 1 and 2

The Oak Harbor waterfront skyline will be changing in a couple of weeks. The 167-foot crane that has loomed over Oak Harbor’s downtown since May… Continue reading

Man accused of putting gun to woman’s head

A 33-year-old man is accused of putting a gun to a Clinton woman’s head and pulling the trigger, according to court documents. The gun did… Continue reading

State lawmakers re-consider eliminating statute of limitations on sex crimes

By Taylor McAvoy WNPA Olympia News Bureau A bill passed in the State House of Representatives last year offers some hope for people who were… Continue reading

  • Jan 19, 2018

Navy looks to send its sewage city’s way

Sewage from the Navy’s Seaplane Base may someday flow to the city of Oak Harbor’s bright and shiny new treatment plant. Officials from the city… Continue reading

Kyle Jensen / The Record — Island Herb bud tender Christiana Clare discusses the different growers the stores has for sale.

Federal marijuana stance doesn’t change anything for Whidbey entrepreneurs, law enforcement

The United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions declared that federal cannabis laws will be more heavily enforced, but local marijuana industry leaders really aren’t too… Continue reading

Kyle Jensen / The Record — Island Herb bud tender Christiana Clare discusses the different growers the stores has for sale.

Navy will put filter in Coupeville’s water system

The Navy has agreed to install a filtering system in the Town of Coupeville’s water system to lower the level of a chemical that comes… Continue reading

For the love of books

Two Coupeville seniors reclaim school library

Growlers movie premieres Jan. 18 at Nordic Lodge

Coupeville Community Allies is presenting the premiere of a film Thursday that looks at the region-wide impacts of the Navy E/A-18G Growler aircraft. “Plane Truths”… Continue reading

Way of the Whales workshop Saturday

Whale enthusiasts are invited to the all-day workshop Ways of Whales from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday at the Performing Arts Center, at 501… Continue reading

Island County Commissioner Rick Hannold will seek second term

Island County Commissioner Rick Hannold announced he is seeking re-election in 2018. Hannold is serving his freshman term as the commissioner representing District 3, which… Continue reading

County inks settlement agreement with WEAN

The Board of Island County Commissioners signed a settlement agreement last week with the Whidbey Environmental Action Network over the county’s critical areas ordinance update.… Continue reading

Broad View Elementary School Literacy Night a fairy tale success

Knights, dragons and fairies roamed the halls of Broad View Elementary School Thursday night, and they all had one quest— to promote literacy and family… Continue reading

Oak Harbor arson suspect charged

An Oak Harbor police officer caught a suspected arsonist who was allegedly setting a third fire in the early morning of Dec. 27, according to… Continue reading