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Opening of “state-of-the-art” hospital wing set next week

CEO “couldn’t be prouder” of $50 million taxpayer-funded facility

 

Man charged in assault at gravel pit

A transient man is facing a felony charge for allegedly assaulting a…

 

Serial rapist from Oak Harbor making Tacoma his new home

A serial rapist who terrorized Oak Harbor in the early 1990s has…

 

Freeland driver charged in road-rage incident

A Freeland man got so mad at a tailgater that he pulled…

Sculpture becomes Oak Harbor’s newest entry piece

Drivers heading in and out of Oak Harbor on Highway 20 may…

Witness said man left police with no choice in shooting

A man who was shot by a police officer Tuesday in downtown…

Be safe when clamoring for clams, health agency advises

Interactive map provides warnings, zooms in on beaches

Oak Harbor woman taking barnyard to Whidbey fair

Old MacDonald has nothing on the Whidbey Island Fair. Sheep and goats…

Man shot by police aimed BB gun at woman, officers

The man shot and wounded by a police officer last week in…

Highway crews paving on both ends of Whidbey

30-mile road project nearing completion

  • Jul 14th, 2017

Don’t stop to smell the roses | Island Scanner

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

Penn Cove a challenging course for Race Week sailors

35th annual Oak Harbor event a mix of tense days, toga nights

Man shot by officer in Oak Harbor was armed, police say

A man who was shot by a police officer today in downtown…

Two of Whidbey’s funeral homes closed

Two of the four funeral homes on Whidbey Island closed last Friday.…

Indecent exposer sent to prison

An Oak Harbor man convicted of exposing himself to a teenager at…

Man alleged to have destroyed two homes charged with first degree arson

The man accused of starting a fire that burned two homes was…

Coast Guard to conduct training July 12-13

U.S. Coast Guard will conduct training July 12-13 at Naval Air Station…

  • Jul 10th, 2017

Race Week celebrates its 35th year in Oak Harbor

Sailboats soon to be skimming Whidbey waters

Program feeding children during summer months

Kids of all ages ran around Crescent Harbor Elementary’s playground June 29,…

State budget bringing property tax increases

Property owners within the Oak Harbor School District can expect to see…

WhidbeyHealth delays opening of new addition

Last-minute inspections still needed

Highway paving moving to Coupeville area

The Coupeville area will be the sight of flaggers, orange cones and…

Arson suspect suffered from mental health issues, police say

A man suspected of starting a fire that destroyed two homes on…

Arson suspected in fire that destroyed house on South Whidbey

A South Whidbey man is suspected of starting a fire that reduced…

Penn Cove a challenging course for Race Week sailors

35th annual Oak Harbor event a mix of tense days, toga nights

North Whidbey fire district sets meetings on Aug. 1 vote

A vote on a proposed levy lid lift for North Whidbey Fire…

Town road plan includes overlay projects this year

Town of Coupeville approved its Six Year Transportation Improve-ment plan that highlights…

Runway at NAS Whidbey closed for repairs

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island reports that routine annual repairs to Runway…

Council adopts amendment to spare oak tree

Oak Harbor council members passed an ordinance amendment last week to save…

Overdose antidote added to county opioid outreach team

Outside funding delivers 100 Narcan kits

Kids, flags and families salute America’s birthday at Oak Harbor parade

Kids, flags and families lined the Oak Harbor Bayshore Drive parade route…

Navy SAR rescues kayaker in Dugualla Bay Sunday

A Whidbey Island kayaker may owe his life to a sharp-eyed member…

Burn ban to go into effect on July 7

A burn ban goes into effect in unincorporated Island County July 7.…

  • Jul 3rd, 2017

Ready for a fantastic Fourth

As far as many islanders are concerned, the Fourth of July Carnival…

Video court planned for Island County inmates

A couple of years ago, the chief at Island County Jail received…

Road work halts for Fourth of July weekend

State highway resurfacing resumes July 5

Compass Health tackles children’s mental health needs

“They’ll get all up in your life” says grateful Mom

Public gets glimpse into Navy base history

2,000 visit NAS Whidbey Island Open House

Bus route changes begin July 3

More runs, a newly designed route to businesses and doctors’ offices and…

Farm’s Strawberry Daze July 1 uniting food, fun

Bell’s Farm will be digging into its roots in event planning with…