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Motorist drives her flaming truck away from gas pumps

A quick-thinking driver of a flaming pickup truck avoided a disaster by moving the vehicle away from gas pumps Sunday afternoon, according to North Whidbey… Continue reading

 

Taking a ‘softer’ approach to beach erosion

When it comes to shoreline protection, it’s often better to take a “softer” approach. Unfortunately, this wasn’t known for decades, and many areas resorted to… Continue reading

 

Reading hits primetime at Oak Harbor library

Teaching kids to read earlier and more often is like gaining compound interest on a bank account, according to Oak Harbor resident George Saul. This… Continue reading

 

Alliance against Growler expansion ‘not going away’

“Persistently advocating against all odds” is the theme of a campaign by the Sound Defense Alliance and its supporters opposed to increased Growler activity in… Continue reading

Hits lead to drop in WhidbeyHealth Sept. revenue

WhidbeyHealth suffered an unplanned budget hit, making September “not such a good month,” Ron Telles, chief financial officer, said at a recent meeting. Also, patient… Continue reading

Man admits stealing from ice cream store

A 27-year-old man admitted to stealing from a Langley ice cream shop in April but later paid it back, court documents say. Island County prosecutors… Continue reading

Community Harvest feeds togetherness

Everyone is family at the North Whidbey Community Harvest’s Thanksgiving dinner. For the past 18 years, hundreds of people from all walks of life have… Continue reading

Coupeville holding annual potluck

n It’s time to eat some turkey, pour the gravy and give thanks at the Coupeville’s 21st annual community Thanksgiving Potluck. The event is noon… Continue reading

Oak Harbor’s sewage plant up and running

Coupeville sludge helps kick start new facility

Beware of people seeking personal info to fix ballot

Voters who had an issue with the signature on their ballots should be wary of individuals asking for personal information to rectify the problem, according… Continue reading

Coalition’s big fundraiser Sunday at Greenbank Farm

The Whidbey Homeless Coalition is in the midst of one of its largest fundraisers to keep its shelters open. The Hearts for the Homeless campaign… Continue reading

Man charged with making threat

An assault was reported at a Clinton house that was the site of multiple police investigations, according to court documents. On Nov. 1, Brandon S.… Continue reading

Oak Harbor Motors holds food drive for Help House

Oak Harbor Motors is aiming to “drive out hunger” in its first-ever food drive. Through the month of November, the dealership is hosting a “Stuff-A-Truck”… Continue reading

Crowds turn out to honor veterans

The sun broke through the clouds in time to shine down on the Oak Harbor Veterans Day Parade Monday afternoon. Hundreds gathered as current and… Continue reading

Photo by The Everett Herald / 2016
                                Todd Morrow

Island Transit board names choice for executive director

Island Transit’s board of directors picked as its new executive director an Everett native who dedicated much of his life to transit management and charity.… Continue reading

Photo by The Everett Herald / 2016
                                Todd Morrow

State representative race still in the air

It’s still too close to call a winner in one of the races for 10th District state representative. The latest election results show Dave Paul… Continue reading

Coalition plans second Growler event Thursday

A coalition is holding another public meeting on its “No New Jets, No New Flights” campaign in Coupeville Thursday. In October, more than 700 people… Continue reading

Man pleads guilty to child porn charges

A former substance abuse treatment provider and Compass Health administrator caught with child pornography in a Homeland Security dragnet was taken into custody in court… Continue reading

Man, 24, accused of attempted rape after release from jail

A 24-year-old man is accused of choking and trying to rape a woman at a Clinton home Wednesday, Nov. 7, according to court documents. Dederick… Continue reading

Protest over AG’s firing held in Oak Harbor Thursday

As thousands across the country took to the streets in protest Thursday after the firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, local activists brought the demonstration… Continue reading