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Carl Freund surveys a campsite on his property near a commercial hub in Oak Harbor. People camp on site and leave trash.  - Photo by Debra Vaughn/Whidbey News-Times

A mess to clean up: Issue of homelessness is one community must address, says interim chief

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The Freund family homestead is one of the last, large patches of green space in Oak Harbor city limits. Just west of Safeway, the 20 acres contain a knot of woods, three homes and outbuildings. It also is home to uninvited guests who camp overnight and leave trash and their belongings behind.

 

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Oak Harbor’s annual Night Out promotes community-police partnerships

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National Night Out is always a big deal in Oak Harbor, but this year may be a bigger deal than ever.

Prosecutor: Too risky to release suspected abuser

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Officials are afraid that a man accused of strangling his wife, abusing her for years, humiliating her in front of others and threatening her may be at risk of committing a murder-suicide, say court records.

Hospital dist. fronted illegal loan to fund Gipson case

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The former CEO of Whidbey’s public hospital district gave an administrator what amounts to a $250,000 loan to fund her criminal defense through an apparent a verbal agreement, recently filed court documents indicate.

Oak Harbor police seeking information about suspected serial child rapist

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An Oak Harbor man admitted to being “a serial child rapist,” Island County Chief Criminal Prosecutor Eric Ohme said in court Thursday.

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