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OH property owners won’t feel tax relief for a couple of years

Education levy lid won’t bring tax relief until 2019

 

County approves critical areas ordinance

The Island County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted Tuesday to update the…

 

Fire district saves money by retrofitting old rescue truck into a ‘rolling toolbox’

When a fire engine breaks down, it can’t just be taken into…

 

CW Fire recognized nationally for budget

Central Whidbey Island Fire &Rescue received the distinguished budget presentation award for…

Kids and lemonade stands will be Whidbey treat Saturday

Lemons and water a recipe for learning business basics

Port imposing $150 bad boater fee

Commissioners for the Port of Coupeville passed a resolution adopting a $150…

REI employees lend hand to invasive week control

On Wednesday afternoon, around 50 REI employees trudged through high grass and…

Island Thrift donation helping amphitheater stage completion

A new stage at the Deception Pass State Park amphitheater can now…

Couple requests annexation into Oak Harbor

A couple who own 19 acres on the north end of Oak…

Solar Eclipse 2017: Going totally for Oregon’s totality or staying partial to Whidbey

Wherever you view the skies Monday, wear proper eye protection

Man shot by police had been ‘acting strange’

A man who was shot by police in Oak Harbor July 11…

Man allegedly punches woman at Oak Harbor bar

An Oak Harbor man is accused of punching a woman at a…

Pigfest’s secret sauce: Raising funds through free food

Oak Harbor’s annual event cooks up 3,600 pounds of pork

Town starting competitive 2 percent process

The way Coupeville distributes its 2 percent lodging taxes will now officially…

Police shoot suspect with sponge bullet

A South Whidbey man who held off police in a brief standoff…

Former police captain sues city

The former captain of the Oak Harbor Police Department is suing the…

Bees swarm, woman reports nightmare | Island Scanner

Bees swarm, woman reports nightmare | Island Scanner

Whidbey loses iconic, respected community newspaperman

One of the great community newspapermen died Aug. 12 in his hometown…

Ecology awards town’s ‘outstanding’ wastewater treatment plant

For the seventh year in a row, Coupeville has been recognized for…

Thank you, Wallie

You are reading this today because of the impact Wallie Funk had…

Lummi Nation: Return Tokitae ‘to the place in her heart’

‘We need to do something for these beautiful, spiritual creatures’

Forest Service OKs Growler training in Olympic Peninsula

The U.S. Forest Service issued the Navy a special use permit that…

Coupeville ferry snarled by crab pots

One of the two ferries on the Coupeville-to-Port Townsend run was knocked…

Schools approve nearly $12 million budget

Coupeville schools passed a nearly $12 million budget, and officials say they…

Former firefighter accused of stealing department’s boat

Former firefighter accused of stealing rescue boat

Non-profit brings improvements, sidesteps politics

Going Rogue: Her obsession is fixing eyesores

Lions Car show rolls into town

Terry Beatty has close to 70 awards filling his garage. An impressive…

Time to pork out at Oak Harbor annual ‘oink you’ celebration

Blitz, Blue Thunder and Crisp P. Bacon part of all-day Sunday event

Public asked to help develop vision for port

Ideas came in abundance Tuesday from a small group of community members…

Man who shot woman with pellets says he was aiming at eagles

A Whidbey Island man is accused of shooting a woman in the…

Proposal for up to 1,500 homes near Oak Harbor faces obstacles

A limited-liability corporation is proposing a large housing development that may help…

County ups porta-potties for salmon anglers

Pinks and port-a-potties face earlier-than-planned deadline

EMS seeks grant for community paramedics

Too many local 911 calls involve social needs, not medical emergencies, paramedics say

More votes come in, but levies still failing

North Whidbey Park and Recreation District’s levy was still failing by roughly…

  • Aug 3rd, 2017

Smoke staying in our skies — and eyes — through the weekend

B.C. wildfires blanket Washington with’ worst’ air quality in the nation

Too hot? Too dry? Too bad. More is on the way.

Higher temperatures lead to stricter burn ban

North Whidbey fire and pool levy requests failing in primary election

It appears that North Whidbey voters failed to pass two levy requests…

Macklemore walks away from head-on collision on Whidbey

Grammy Award-winning performer Macklemore was uninjured in a head-on collision on Whidbey. The other driver is suspected of driving under the influence.

Veteran officer named as Oak Harbor’s new police captain

Mike Bailey is no longer just acting as captain of the Oak…

New approaches explored for backlog of county code violations

Commissioner: ‘What we want to do is get people on a path to enforcement’