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No job layoffs for county despite state budget impasse

Human resources director: “We have to do this cruel dance. I just hate it”

 

Ordinance update to expand buffer zones around wetlands

The buffer zones between new developments and their neighboring wetlands and streams…

 

Oak Harbor man accused of assault with a bat

An Oak Harbor man is being held on $50,000 bail after allegedly…

 

College credit program, FFA coming to Coupeville

The staff at Coupeville School District is working this summer to bring…

Pup falls off bluff, survives to wag tail again

A stranded pooch named “Chunk” was rescued from the side of a…

Coupeville hires middle school principal

Several staff members are coming and going at the Coupeville School District…

  • Jun 23rd, 2017

Schools make changes after audit

Oak Harbor School District officials didn’t follow the letter of the law…

Oak Harbor High School band to get new duds

Oak Harbor High School band students won’t have to wear torn and…

Parks board to discuss swim team dissolution Thursday

North Whidbey Parks and Recreation Board of Commissioners will hold a special…

  • Jun 20th, 2017

County’s new fireworks rules in effect

The fireworks season — at least the legal one — begins next…

Parks & Rec votes to pull plug on funding for NW aquatic club

North Whidbey Parks and Recreation District Board is pulling the plug on…

Health care uncertainty raises concerns

It’s not every day that 20-somethings in pickup trucks scream obscenities at…

Marshal warns of IRS phone scam

Coupeville Marshal Chris Garden is warning residents about an IRS scam he’s…

  • Jun 20th, 2017

Town looking to open 2 percent fund application process

The application process for 2 percent funds will be more open and…

Town Council approves new sign code

After months of work and review, Coupeville Town Council last week approved…

Saving a life is a group effort in Coupeville

An Eagle Scout project from 9 years ago was one of many…

Fire station tours to give public a glimpse of proposed renovation

Ed Hartin can talk for hours about the improvements that Central Whidbey…

Four Larsen nominations accept academy offers

Congressman Rick Larsen announced that four Island County students he nominated to…

  • Jun 17th, 2017

Severns named Main Street president

Rhonda Severns, the wife of Oak Harbor’s mayor, is the new president…

  • Jun 17th, 2017

No flight operations scheduled June 18-24

No Field Carrier Landing Practice operations for aircraft stationed at Naval Air…

  • Jun 15th, 2017

Former cop gets 3.5 years for possessing child porn

A federal judge sentenced a former Oak Harbor police officer today to…

Expect traffic delays on Highway 525 until fall

Commuters along Whidbey’s main corridor from Coupeville to Clinton can expect to…

Oak Harbor officials consider resurrecting salary commission

A currently dormant commission that’s supposed to set elected officials’ salaries may…

Seaplane flying in for NAS Whidbey open house

Whidbey Island residents may notice something a little different in the skies…

Ordinance to save oak tree moves forward

A proposed ordinance amendment created to save one Garry oak tree from…

Oak Harbor grads urged to realize their great potential

Potential. That was the word. It seemed to paint itself across every…

Audubon society gives conservation scholarships

Two Coupeville High School graduates are among the awardees receiving scholarships from…

  • Jun 13th, 2017

Salute to Coupeville’s Class of 2017

Clay Reilly gave so many hugs after the graduation ceremony at Coupeville…

WhidbeyHealth new addition to open July 7

Transferring of patients planned with military precision

WhidbeyHealth passes its 2016 financial physical

Independent audit finds no flaws or fixes needed

County officials brace for state budget crisis crunch

State lawmakers delay could to lead lay-offs, program cuts

Hundreds peer out at historic Parade of Sail breezing by

Tall ships capture the imagination, celebrate voyage of 1792

Ebey’s Trail grant approval veers off course

Long-winded jet noise debate flies again at county meeting

U.S. Attorney recommends 8-year sentence for former police officer

The U.S. Attorney’s Office recommends that a former Oak Harbor police officer…

Driver in chase alleged he acted under gun threat

The driver of a car that eluded police and crashed into another…

Cougar reported in city | Island Scanner

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

Road work to delay traffic along State Road 525

Repaving will reduce traffic to one lane

Father, son save teenager in rafting trip

A chance turn of the head in the midst of loud, chaotic…

OHHS program helps disabled students transition to life after high school

Lucas Etzell answered the phone and carried on a polite conversation before…

Permits moving along for school grandstand construction

Coupeville Town Council approved a Conditional Use Permit for the school district…