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Navy pilot Steve Shauberger, right, attended the sendoff event with family and friends, including son Eli, who covered his ears. - Ron Newberry / Whidbey News-Times

Thousands attend Prowler sendoff at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station

  • Today at 7:00AM

The three-day event paid tribute to the EA-6B Prowler and its retirement after 45 years of service in the U.S. Navy from its home base in Oak Harbor.

 

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Fireworks displays will go on in Island County, resolution urges limiting personal use to prevent fires

  • Today at 11:00AM

Island County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution last week to “encourage all within our jurisdiction to limit the discharge of personal fireworks to reduce fire danger on our islands.”

Patriotism on display in Oak Harbor this weekend

  • Today at 7:00AM

The stage is set for Oak Harbor’s traditional celebration of patriotic pride, and organizers say this year promises to be bigger and brighter than ever.

Deception Pass bridge closed nightly July 12-17 for paving

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Deception Pass bridge will close to traffic for five consecutive nights beginning Sunday, July 12, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.

Oak Harbor man arrested for threats, claims laser aimed at his genitals

  • Today at 4:00AM

An Oak Harbor man was arrested for exposing himself to a family and threatening to kill his neighbor after accusing the man of burning his penis with a laser, according to court documents.

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