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Navy starts second phase of well testing

The wait is almost over for the more than 1,000 residents who…

 

County counting on survey to help more veterans

Knowing the numbers helps fill needs

 

Former Clinton man sentenced in federal court for possession of child porn

A former Clinton resident was sentenced in federal court this week for…

 

Lawyer says client was making a point, not threats

The attorney for a man accused of intimidating a city attorney claims…

Citizens: Don’t punish town for exercising free speech

Valentine’s Day was anything but sweet at an Island County commissioners’ meeting…

Hospital should consider noise from Growler flights, group says

Group says patients, providers and bottom line could be affected

I-COM receives audit finding for financial statement controls

The state Auditor’s Office reports that it found I-COM dispatch center had…

Appraiser chosen to determine wharf, farm rental rates

The Port of Coupeville is hiring a Sedro-Woolley-based appraisal company to determine…

Port of Coupeville launching search for permanent director

The search is underway for a permanent executive director for the Port…

Crow-bar fight reported | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County…

Rotary Club contest puts the kibosh on grocery bagging bragging

Oak Harbor volunteers fill up on fun during weekly Food4Kids program

State report finds link between jet noise, health problems

A Washington State Department of Health report that analyzes existing studies contradicts…

Detectives await DNA results in possible vehicular homicide on Whidbey

The Island County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate an unusual North…

NJROTC orienteering team places 14th at national competition

Oak Harbor High School’s orienteering team placed 14th out of 29 teams…

Claim against sheriff’s office settled for $1.5 million

The risk pool representing Island County recently settled a claim against the…

Vandalized Madonna statue rattles Catholic congregation

A newly installed, 5-foot-high granite statue of Mother Mary that’s the center…

Town trying to ‘wrap heads’ around ‘unprecedented’ event

As members of Coupeville Town Council approved their final comments for the…

Father, daughter plead guilty in escrow case

A Freeland woman who ran an escrow company with her father is…

Democrats seek to shield Washingtonians from president’s executive orders

By Enrique Pérez de la Rosa WNPA Olympia News Bureau OLYMPIA, Feb.…

  • Feb 17th, 2017

Voters approve Oak Harbor School District replacement levy

A replacement levy for Oak Harbor District is passing in the first…

Supreme Court denies commissioners’ request to reconsider

The state Supreme Court last week denied the Island County commissioners’ request…

Serial rock-thrower breaks windows | Island Scanner

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

Legislative proposal overhauls initiative review process to assure constitutionality

WNPA Olympia News Bureau Olympia, Feb. 13 –– A lot of time…

Skagit County deputy recovering after suicide attempt at Island County jail

An inmate at the Island County jail who tried to kill himself…

Motorist refusing to pay fare causes ferry back-ups

A motorist who failed to pay for a boarding pass Friday morning…

Blind student gets high-tech hat created by Robotics Team

Top hats might seem a bit old fashioned, but Oak Harbor student…

Nutcrackers reportedly ditched | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County…

Commissioners deny grant, calling Coupeville ‘anti-Navy’

In a move highlighting growing tension between North and Central Whidbey, two…

Whidbey talent show expands its search

Organizers of Whidbey Has Talent are searching farther and wider to add…

Museum archivist appointed to Historic Preservation Commission

Coupeville resident Sarah Aldrich was recently appointed to the Historic Preservation Commission.…

Volunteers need to help veterans

Training offered by South Whidbey group

Sex offender moves to Greenbank, sheriff’s office holding community meeting

A Level Two sex offender has moved to Greenbank and will be…

Lower property values from jet noise hurt port revenues, say commissioners

The Port of Coupeville joined a growing list of Central Whidbey entities…

New group is holding water contamination meeting tonight in Coupeville

A group called Whidbey Water Keepers is sponsoring a meeting tonight to…

Larsen to hold Affordable Care Act ‘Town Talk’ in Anacortes

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen will on Saturday hold a “Town Talk” at…

Snow Day on Whidbey

Monday-morning snow was a welcome sight for many children and military members…

Change would allow thrift store in former Kmart shopping center

A thrift store may be looking to move to the unoccupied portion…

Quest to get into Section 8 can take years

Oak Harbor resident Roy Morrison’s name finally came up. Morrison had been…

Former port director seeking $120,000 for wrongful termination

Citing a state whistleblower law, a former executive director of the Port…

Washington’s basic driver’s license fails federal REAL ID requirements

House, Senate bills could cure the problem