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News-Times staff take home awards

Whidbey News-Times staff were honored with awards last weekend at the 2017…

 

Oak Harbor man charged for allegedly smacking friend with bottle

An Oak Harbor man is facing the prospects of jail time after…

 

Hospital unveils new ‘Hearts’ sculpture

More than 50 donors, nurses and others gathered Sept. 30 for the…

 

Trash hits fan with rounded dump fees

Island County commissioners recently directed public works to implement credit card usage…

Larsen to host veteran forum in Oak Harbor

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen wants to hear from veterans. The congressman is…

County moves toward integrated care for Medicaid recipients

The approximately 14,000 individuals in Island County eligible for Medicaid benefits will…

Oak Harbor Public Schools adopts text alert system

Oak Harbor Public Schools has implemented a system to send text messages…

Oak Harbor man charged with unlawful imprisonment

An Oak Harbor man with a history of brutally beating his wife…

Frightville fear factor returns to Oak Harbor in ‘Carn-evil’

‘You’re completely safe to lose your mind’

Mammograms remain best breast cancer defense

Self exams not as effective as once thought

Wright’s Crossing likely not on docket

Island County Board of Commissioners have directed long-range planning staff to exclude…

Candidates hope to change dialogue in local politics

Two candidates vying for a seat on Coupeville Town Council said local…

Agent’s child porn probe leads to Oak Harbor man

A child pornography investigation by a special agent with the Department of…

Teenager charged in South Whidbey house fire

A 15-year-old Freeland boy is facing charges related to an Aug. 23…

Secret meeting probably was illegal

One North Whidbey Park and Recreation District board member’s behind-closed-door attempt to…

Veterans Day Parade is returning to Oak Harbor

Thanks to the efforts of two women, Oak Harbor will once again…

Friends of Greenbank Farm declines continued port negotiations

In a recent vote, the board of directors of Friends of Greenbank…

  • Oct 21st, 2017

Former commissioner, Navy firefighter vie for seat on North Whidbey Fire board

The two men running against each other for a seat on the…

Changing colors with the season on Pioneer Way

Artist turns musical symbols into bright shades of fall on shop windows

League of Women Voters holding Central Whidbey forum Tuesday

The League of Women Voters of Whidbey Island will host a Central…

  • Oct 9th, 2017

Director, assistant are out at Island County EDC

Two elected officials see the resignations of the Island County Economic Development’s…

Problems delay county sewer plant, hikes cost $49,000

Unexpected discoveries will delay completion of the county’s $2.5 million sewage treatment…

Town marshal out 8 weeks for shoulder surgery

Coupeville Marshal Chris Garden is off duty for at least eight weeks…

Crescent Harbor celebrates new covered play structure and garden

Inclement weather won’t have to keep Crescent Harbor Elementary School students inside…

Land Trust holding October consevation plan meetings

Whidbey Camano Land Trust will hold two neighborhood meetings on Whidbey Island…

  • Oct 10th, 2017

Commission split 2-1 over expanded planning area

Island County Commissioners disagree over Oak Harbor’s proposal to expand its “joint…

Unchallenged Oak Harbor council candidates talk priorities

An Oak Harbor native and newcomer will change the makeup of Oak…

Normally obscure cemetery district race ‘a chance to talk about it’

Even with the help of heavy equipment, digging a grave in a…

Treated water from sewage plant to irrigate park

Both the liquids and the solids produced by Oak Harbor’s new sewage…

Clinton man finds skull in storage unit

A Whidbey Island picker’s score of a lifetime came with an unexpected…

Illuminating a dark subject at Coupeville talk

Audubon Society hosts discussion on better ways to light the night

Oak Harbor Poetry Project launches Sunday at library

Aaron John Marek is first featured poet and reader

Survivor trusts in self to fight cancer her way

In June 2004, Rowenna Houghton had her furniture packed and was ready…

Late-season crabbing underway

Fishery managers from Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife approved late-season crabbing…

County survey looks at housing concerns

Island County recently released a survey to gather information about residents’ housing…

Berry amazing: From Hunter’s Moon Farm to Frasers Gourmet Hideaway

New farm-to-table duo features late season blueberries

Commissioners likely to defer Wright’s Crossing

Members of the Oak Harbor City Council want discussions to continue on…

Open houses to look at county trails plan

Island County Public Works will hold open houses 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Friday,…

Fire district seeks bond support

With aging fire engines and increased emergency call volumes, Central Whidbey Island…

Former Oak Harbor man faces new child molesting charges

A former Navy man who was the defendant in a long and…