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Utility workers work to restore power on Terry Road in Coupeville Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017.

Power outage untimely for Seahawks fans in Coupeville

Before the Seattle Seahawks’ season faded to black Saturday, several television sets…

 

Deception Pass park manager cautions visitors to stay off icy lakes

Park rangers at Deception Pass State Park have posted “danger” signs, warning…

 

Immanuel McLaurin, a senior at Oak Harbor High School, stands before one of his all-time favorite hangouts, the Boys & Girls Club of Oak Harbor. McLaurin, who volunteers at the club, was selected as the club’s Youth of the Year. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times

High school senior makes lasting impact at Oak Harbor club

In Norrie Perreault’s years at the Boys &Girls Club of Oak Harbor,…

 

Photo by Patricia Guthrie/Whidbey News-Times
                                The many shades of hats made by Peggy Juve on display at The Side Store at Bayview Corner. She and many other islanders are knitting and sewing pink hats for people planning to be in a Jan. 21 women’s march.

Pink hats and politics: Islanders gearing up for Seattle women’s protest march

Whidbey Island will be well represented next Saturday at the Women’s March…

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                                The many shades of hats made by Peggy Juve on display at The Side Store at Bayview Corner. She and many other islanders are knitting and sewing pink hats for people planning to be in a Jan. 21 women’s march.
Capt. Jerry Helm, center, with Central Whidbey Fire & Rescue, walks away from a house where a man was found dead after a house fire in Coupeville Friday night. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times

House fire claims the life of Coupeville man

A Coupeville man perished Friday night in the third house fire in…

Capt. Jerry Helm, center, with Central Whidbey Fire & Rescue, walks away from a house where a man was found dead after a house fire in Coupeville Friday night. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times
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Legislative leaders agree: Basic Education funding to dominate 2017 session

By Grace Swanson WNPA Olympia News Bureau OLYMPIA — Finding the dollars…

  • Jan 10th, 2017
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Leaders ask for extension of EIS comment period

A congressman and Washington state’s two senators have joined calls for the…

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Moving equipment stolen, car chase ensues

A Greenbank man suspected of evading police in a car chase in…

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Oak Harbor man drowns Saturday after falling from kayak

A 58-year-old Oak Harbor man died Saturday, Dec. 31 after he fell…

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Island County settles beach access lawsuit in 2-1 vote

In a 2-1 vote Tuesday, the Island County Board of Commissioners chose…

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Rob Smith, a member of the National Parks Conservation Association holds up a dilapidated National Park Service sign and a broken shovel Monday, at Prairie Wayside in Coupeville, to show the condition of many things in need of repair or replacement in the National Park System. Smith and the NPCA were participating in a partner volunteer project along with Mission Continues, a veterans and active duty service members who spent their Martin Luther King holiday donating their time and work to the community. Photo by Michael Watkins/Whidbey News-Times

Veterans groups aid in prairie revitialization

More than 30 veteran and active duty personnel helped community members Monday…

Rob Smith, a member of the National Parks Conservation Association holds up a dilapidated National Park Service sign and a broken shovel Monday, at Prairie Wayside in Coupeville, to show the condition of many things in need of repair or replacement in the National Park System. Smith and the NPCA were participating in a partner volunteer project along with Mission Continues, a veterans and active duty service members who spent their Martin Luther King holiday donating their time and work to the community. Photo by Michael Watkins/Whidbey News-Times
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Federal court dismisses double murderer’s lawsuit against Island County

A double murderer’s lawsuit against Island County and the former jail chief…

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Many in Navy’s water testing area haven’t signed up

The Navy reports that numerous Whidbey residents in the area where officials…

Flu sufferers fill Whidbey Island waiting rooms

Flu is taking its toll on Island County with feverish people packing…

Coupeville man facing child porn charges

A Coupeville man is facing more than eight years in prison for…

Darreyl Boyles, 9, sings with his father, Charles Boyles III (in front of drums) and Tyrone Vester at practice for the United Fellowship Community Church choir. They will perform 3 p..m Sunday at the House of Prayer in Oak Harbor at an annual event honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.
                                Photo by Patricia Guthrie/Whidbey News-Times

Oak Harbor, Freeland events to honor MLK and his mission

On the evening the first black president of the United States gave…

Darreyl Boyles, 9, sings with his father, Charles Boyles III (in front of drums) and Tyrone Vester at practice for the United Fellowship Community Church choir. They will perform 3 p..m Sunday at the House of Prayer in Oak Harbor at an annual event honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.
                                Photo by Patricia Guthrie/Whidbey News-Times
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Another solution offered for Wonn Road dispute

A decades-long feud over shoreline property at the end of Wonn Road…

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Oak Harbor School District levy request on Valentine’s Day ballot

Just as student enrollment is rising in Oak Harbor, so is the…

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Melissa Riker, executive director of Oak Harbor Main Street Association, is glad to be reunited with the three wooden toy soldiers who went missing in late November. They were found on on a roadside last Saturday. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times

Toy soldiers get police ride home to Oak Harbor

Melissa Riker expected that her new job would take her to new…

Melissa Riker, executive director of Oak Harbor Main Street Association, is glad to be reunited with the three wooden toy soldiers who went missing in late November. They were found on on a roadside last Saturday. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times

Navy extends comment period on Growler study

Navy officials have extended the comment period for a draft Environmental Impact…

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Public input sought for Windjammer Park design

Does Oak Harbor’s Windjammer Park need a splash park, plaza or an…

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Deadly force, abortion limits, marijuana in schools draw legislators’ attention in pre-session bill filings

By Enrique Pérez de la Rosa WNPA Olympia News Bureau OLYMPIA —…

  • Jan 12th, 2017
Phil Harris, a former longtime delivery driver for Penn Cove Shellfish, left a lasting impression on his former co-workers there. “He was one of the nicest guys you could ever meet,” said Ian Jefferds, the company’s co-owner. Photo provided by Penn Cove Shellfish

Coupeville man killed in fire ‘one of nicest guys you could ever meet’

He hadn’t worked at Penn Cove Shellfish in a few years, but…

Phil Harris, a former longtime delivery driver for Penn Cove Shellfish, left a lasting impression on his former co-workers there. “He was one of the nicest guys you could ever meet,” said Ian Jefferds, the company’s co-owner. Photo provided by Penn Cove Shellfish
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A second proposed settlement on table in beach access lawsuit

Island County commissioners will be discussing publicly for the first time Wednesday…

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Commissioners ask high court to reconsider attorney decision

Island County commissioners hired an outside attorney to ask the state Supreme…

Coupeville WhidbeyHealth meeting to address life-and-death decisions

Too many people leave too many painful life and death decisions to…

Planners wrestle with toad rules

The tiny western toad continues to trip up Island County planners as…

Clinton man accused of cruelty to deer

A Clinton man is facing felony charges for allegedly shooting a deer…

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Fire officials urge safety after two fires in one day

Nobody was injured in back-to-back house fires on North Whidbey Thursday, but…

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Oak Harbor police captain retires, claims mayor forced her out

The 20-year career of an Oak Harbor police officer known for putting…

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Whidbey cited as popular ‘small town’ rental destination

Whidbey Island is a small town, entire of itself. At least that’s…

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Officer seeks owner of homeless pigs

Island County’s animal control officer found the owner of a couple of…

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Cascade Mall shooter charged with five counts of aggravated murder

Oak Harbor resident and accused Cascade Mall shooter Arcan Cetin was charged…

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Suspect in Mount Vernon officer shooting held in Island County jail

The man accused of shooting a Mount Vernon police officer last month…

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VAQ-130 returns home after deployment

The “Zappers” of Electronic Attack Squadron 130 returned to Naval Air Station…

  • Jan 4th, 2017
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Newborns bring new year cheer to Whidbey families

Eliette Pincin rang in the new year as Whidbey’s first born in…

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2016 in review: The good, the bad and the weird

From scary clowns to a giant weiner on wheels, 2016 saw its…

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Island Ice is a hot event

Hundreds of people were surprised to find Oak Harbor’s Island Ice was…

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New 564 area code is coming to Whidbey and rest of region

Whidbey residents may see phone-related changes in the new year. Phone companies…

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                                Near the Christmas tree in a community room at Senior Service’s CamBey apartments, Kaci Cheyne, manager of the complex, refers to the establishment’s waiting list, a document with 21 names, a physical representation of their inability to find affordable senior housing in Coupeville.

Affordable housing crisis on Whidbey Island affects seniors

The pool room in the back of the Oak Harbor Senior Center…

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                                Near the Christmas tree in a community room at Senior Service’s CamBey apartments, Kaci Cheyne, manager of the complex, refers to the establishment’s waiting list, a document with 21 names, a physical representation of their inability to find affordable senior housing in Coupeville.