An EA-6B Prowler taxis after a final flyover at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station Saturday, June 27, 2015. - Ron Newberry

So long to the Prowler | Slideshow

  • Jun 29, 2015 at 12:55PM

Oak Harbor bid farewell to the the EA-6B Prowler during a celebration that culminated with a final flyover during an open house at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station Saturday.


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Port Townsend Rhododendron float explodes after the Grand Parade

  • Jun 27, 2015 at 9:00PM updated Jun 29, 2015 at 11:38AM

The Port Townsend Rhododendron parade float exploded just after completing is journey along the Port Orchard Fathoms O' Fun Grand Parade tonight (June 27).

Island County sheriff announces series of jail reforms

  • Jun 27, 2015 at 9:11PM

In response to a report on an inmate’s death, Island County Sheriff Mark Brown announced that he has instituted a series of immediate reforms to ensure the safety and health of people in the Island County jail. The sheriff has also named an expert in jail management to review the policies and procedures at the jail. The results of the review are likely to be a couple of months away. Additional changes may be instituted after the full review.

Dry season heightens fire concerns

  • Jun 27, 2015 at 7:00AM updated at 7:21PM

Longtime residents of Whidbey Island are calling the weather this month the driest and most pleasant that they can remember. But the drought conditions are prompting a countywide burn ban, a call for fireworks common sense and in Oak Harbor, a call to start conserving water.

Historic panel clears path for Whidbey General Hospital buildout

  • Jun 27, 2015 at 7:00AM

Whidbey General Hospital is a step closer to breaking ground on its $50-million expansion project.

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