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Oak Harbor man admits to child molestation, police say

An Oak Harbor man admitted to sexually abusing a disabled 12-year-old girl…

 

Climate change predicted for new hospital

New heating system to cut energy use by half

 

Coupeville community set to celebrate Boyles’ life April 29

When Bennett Boyles became ill last spring, the Coupeville community rallied to…

 

Haven’s first weeks to be discussed at Tuesday meeeting

New shelter doesn’t end planning for the homeless, group says

Man facing trial after extradition

A former South Whidbey man accused of sexual assault is scheduled to…

Three OLF wells test above advisory level

Test results show that three of 27 groundwater monitoring wells at the…

Drug Take Back event slated for April 29

At a time when opioid abuse is at epidemic proportions, it’s more…

‘Vulgar music’ reported to police | Island Scanner

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

Former jail deputies appear in court on charges of falsifying logs

Two former Island County corrections deputies accused of forging jail records after…

Navy sets meeting in Oak Harbor for special ops training

Strolling along a beach at Deception Pass or South Whidbey State Park,…

Drive-by shooter sentenced to 27 months in prison

A 20-year-old Oak Harbor man was recently sent to prison for shooting…

Aquatic club parent’s outburst overshadows discussion

Civil discourse took a backseat Tuesday to yelling, gavel banging and fist…

NAS Whidbey to hold open house in June

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island will celebrate its 75th anniversary with an…

Minor earthquake jolts Whidbey residents

A 3.1-magnitude earthquake struck about two miles offshore from Ebey’s Landing Wednes-day…

Accused Cascade Mall shooter found dead in Snohomish County jail

Suspected Cascade Mall shooter and Oak Harbor resident Arcan Cetin was found…

Town gets $10K grant for safety switch

Town of Coupeville received a $10,000 grant to make it safer for…

School earns crowning achievement

Hillcrest Elementary School added another jewel to its tiara of crowning achievements…

Port finally settles on tenant lease rates

At least one more tenant plans to leave Greenbank Farm after learning…

House fire in Oak Harbor kills man, injures woman

A man was killed and a woman is in Harborview Medical Center…

PBY Museum draws on star power for fundraiser

Mark Christopher is a gifted storyteller. He’s made a career out of…

Man caught with loot in pants | Island Scanner

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Bridge inspection to cause delays this week

Passengers riding along on State Highway 20 over Deception Pass will get…

  • Apr 18th, 2017

Drug court finds medication helps with addiction

Kody Schwiger gave up everything for heroin. A low-point, he recalls, was…

Coupeville High sends 13 to state Science Olympiad

Mitchell Carroll gets a rush from soaring as a track athlete at…

Opioid education topic of Narcan Night Oak Harbor

Speakers to address addiction, overdose help and abuse trends

Oak Harbor shelter opens with seven clients

Christian Reformed Church becomes overnight Haven for the homeless

Index measures wealth in county, not just Oak Harbor

Bloomberg wealth study scrutinizes income and home value

Hop to it: This weekend’s Easter events

Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt, 8 p.m., April 14, Chamber field. Hosted by…

  • Apr 14th, 2017

Oak Harbor man arrested after standoff with police

A domestic-violence suspect considered potentially armed and dangerous escaped from his house…

Oak Harbor school board seeks new members

Oak Harbor Public Schools had no hot lunch program in the school…

Coast Guard responds to false alarm at Coupeville underwater park

A diver surfaced from the choppy waters near Fort Casey State Park…

Suspect in domestic-violence incident arrested downtown | Update

A man who triggered a lengthy police response in an Oak Harbor…

  • Apr 13th, 2017

2017 salmon seasons still grim around Whidbey

Salmon fishers on Whidbey Island might find a saltwater fishing license to…

No home? No job. No job? No home. Homeless snagged by Catch-22

Housing Support Center paving the way to permanent shelter

S&P upgrades Oak Harbor’s bond rating

A rating company recently took the unusual step of upgrading Oak Harbor’s…

Reward in animal cruelty case increased to $15,000

The reward in a case of animal cruelty on North Whidbey was…

$15.4-million highway repaving project begins this summer

Orange traffic cones are up along parts of State Highway 525 —…

With levy looming, Parks & Rec board at odds over funding swimming coach

With North Whidbey Parks and Recreation preparing to float a replacement levy,…

Coupeville eyes possibility of a new elementary school

Long before Dave Ebersole walked the grounds as principal of Coupeville Elementary…