Daylight saving time year round passes Senate

By Emma Epperly WNPA Olympia News Bureau Legislation to make daylight saving time the year-round standard passed the Senate Tuesday evening in a bipartisan 46-2… Continue reading

  • Apr 17, 2019


Katherine Cunningham (left) and Jacob Gonzales.

Body found in California river ID’d as Camano slaying suspect

Jacob Gonzales’ remains were found last year. A DNA match was announced Tuesday.



Whidbey historian Roger Sherman dies at age 84

Coupeville lost a celebrated historian, storyteller and an important link to the past Thursday when Roger Sherman passed away. He was 84 years old. “It’s… Continue reading


Activists rally for woman on hunger strike to draw attention to plight of orcas

Photos by Emma Epperly WNPA Olympia News Bureau Lanni Johnson of Snohomish is on a 17-day fast in front of the Washington State Capitol building,… Continue reading

  • Apr 16, 2019

Port seeking money, community support to fix wharf

As part of its long-term vision to fix and stabilize the Coupeville Wharf, the Port of Coupeville is seeking nearly $1 million from Island County’s… Continue reading

Dog bite, shot foot, dead cat | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Thursday, April 4 At 8:57 a.m., a caller reported that a… Continue reading

Homeless man in Oak Harbor accused of stealing truck, dog

A homeless man accused of stealing a truck with a dog inside in Oak Harbor last week caused a ruckus in Island County Superior Court… Continue reading

North Whidbey Fire board hears grievances from district firefighters

North Whidbey Fire and Rescue firefighters, staff and members of the public aired grievances and reiterated complaints to the three-person board of commissioners at a… Continue reading

Island seniors face isolation

Most Meals on Wheels recipients have similar responses when asked about the program — the food is good and the company is pleasant. “This is… Continue reading

WhidbeyHealth CEO resigns

Geri Forbes has resigned as WhidbeyHealth CEO. Hospital district commissioners announced Tuesday morning during a special meeting that Forbes’ contract would be amended to accept… Continue reading

Coupeville Port settles lawsuit with ex-director

The former executive director of the Port of Coupeville will get $50,000 in settling a wrongful termination lawsuit. After about two years of litigation, Forrest… Continue reading

Landing practices scheduled for April 15-21

Aircraft carrier-based flight training operations are scheduled for April 15-21 the Outlying Landing Field Coupeville and Ault Field. Coupeville carrier operations are slated for morning… Continue reading

  • Apr 12, 2019

Grey Knights back on Whidbey

In early April, the Grey Knights of Patrol Squadron 46 were slated to return from deployment to the 5th, 6th and 7th Fleet Areas of… Continue reading

  • Apr 12, 2019

Basics of Pistol Shooting course offered at Sportsmen’s Association

North Whidbey Sportsmen’s Association is offering a series of monthly safety classes to the general public. The next course, NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting, will… Continue reading

  • Apr 12, 2019

Kennedy joins Peoples Bank as VP, commercial banking officer

Peoples Bank has announced the hiring of PATRICK KENNEDY as a vice president and commercial banking officer. Based on Whidbey Island, he serves customers throughout… Continue reading

  • Apr 12, 2019

Jansen earns spot on Dean’s List at Northwestern College, Iowa

JULIANN JANSEN, daughter of Dwayne and Debra Jansen of Oak Harbor, has earned a spot on the Academic Dean’s List for fall 2018 semester at… Continue reading

  • Apr 12, 2019

Atienza promoted to rank of captain in U.S. Air Force

JOEL S. ATIENZA has been selected for promotion to the rank of captain in the Air Force. Atienza is the son of Elizabeth S. and… Continue reading

  • Apr 12, 2019

Mailbox wins in ‘jousting match’ against car

Kevin Lundgren thought it was pretty funny when a car decided to drive itself into the mailbox outside his office in Freeland. “It was like… Continue reading

Firefighters to confront district board at meeting

A number of North Whidbey firefighters are unhappy with how their district commissioners are governing, but the fire board members aren’t sure why. “We haven’t… Continue reading

This time, Wright’s Crossing development faces fewer hurdles

Wright’s Crossing has a new proposed development aimed at tackling the housing crisis — this time, with fewer regulatory hurdles in its path than its… Continue reading