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Driver with four prior DUIs arrested again for alleged drunken driving

A driver with four prior DUI convictions was arrested on South Whidbey early this month for allegedly driving drunk again, according to court documents. But… Continue reading

Man accused of purposely crashing into car with kids inside

An Oak Harbor man is accused of purposely crashing his car into another car with his estranged girlfriend and their four kids inside on April… Continue reading

Town of Coupeville will no longer mow rights of way

Whidbey’s rainy spring is great for keeping lawns lush, but some homeowners who abut Coupeville roads and sidewalks might be wondering why those areas are… Continue reading

Photos by Patricia Guthrie/Whidbey News Group<em></em>
                                <em>Yu Williams, left, and Polly Schweer pose on the mounds of plastic that they bundle to get ready for hauling from Freeland’s Island Recycling. “They are the miracle workers of this place,” says owner Jill Campbell. </em>

Recycling cumbersome, but as necessary as ever

Confused about plastic, glass, paper? Ask questions at transfer stations

Photos by Patricia Guthrie/Whidbey News Group<em></em>
                                <em>Yu Williams, left, and Polly Schweer pose on the mounds of plastic that they bundle to get ready for hauling from Freeland’s Island Recycling. “They are the miracle workers of this place,” says owner Jill Campbell. </em>

Legislation to reduce rape kit processing times heads to governor

By Emma Epperly WNPA Olympia News Bureau A bill to reduce the processing time for sexual assault kits passed the Washington legislature in two unanimous… Continue reading

  • Apr 11, 2019

Woman on a 17- day hunger strike to save the Southern Resident Orcas

By Emma Epperly WNPA Olympia News Bureau Lanni Johnson is a 71-year-old woman who has been sitting in front of the Capitol Building in Olympia… Continue reading

  • Apr 11, 2019

Jury finds man guilty of child molestation

A jury found a former Oak Harbor man guilty of committing a series of sex crimes against a child over a period of nearly a… Continue reading

Boy accused of sending nude photos of girls to friends

A student at South Whidbey Middle School was accused of possessing naked photos of several female students on his phone and distributing them to his… Continue reading

Oak Harbor man accused of witness tampering

A man accused of savagely beating his girlfriend is facing a felony charge of calling her from the jail and telling her to help him… Continue reading

Crime victim advocates open office on Whidbey

Jonathan Moore worked in Egypt as a legal representative for unaccompanied and asylum-seeking children and as an unarmed civilian peacekeeper in South Sudan. The Snohomish… Continue reading

Navy flight training schedule through April 12

Aircraft carrier-based flight training operations are scheduled at the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Outlying Field in Coupeville through Sunday, April 14. Coupeville carrier operations… Continue reading

  • Apr 9, 2019

Sound Defense plans to continue Growler protests

The Secretary of the Navy made a final decision regarding EA-18G Growler aircraft on Whidbey Island, but the protests over jet noise haven’t stopped. The… Continue reading

Island Transit looking at services changes

Island Transit might put the breaks on one South Whidbey route and expand service on Saturdays. IT is holding community meetings to talk about the… Continue reading

Last P-3C squadron leaves for final deployment

By VP-40 Public Affairs The last active duty P-3C Orion departed Naval Air Station Whidbey Island on March 29. Patrol Squadron 40 is the last… Continue reading

  • Apr 9, 2019

Man accused of stabbing his brother repeatedly

A man is accused of stabbing his brother with a steak knife and seriously injuring him at a motel on Midway Boulevard in Oak Harbor… Continue reading

Leaders’ ‘bad decisions’ lead Oak Harbor man to run for mayor

The 2019 election campaign has already started in Oak Harbor. Resident Patrick Harman announced this he is running for mayor largely because of his concern… Continue reading

Outgoing WhidbeyHealth CEO to receive ‘incentive compensation’

WhidbeyHealth commissioners decided Monday to give the outgoing CEO her annual incentive compensation. Whidbey Island Public Hospital District Board of Commissioners President Ron Wallin said… Continue reading

School librarians demonstrate at the Capitol to protest funding cuts

By Emma Epperly WNPA Olympia News Bureau Seattle Public School librarians gathered on the steps of the Capitol building Tuesday to protest the lack of… Continue reading

  • Apr 9, 2019

Senate passes amended operating budget, negotiations begin

By Emma Epperly WNPA Olympia News Bureau OLYMPIA — The state Senate passed an amended version of the operating budget totalling $52.5 billion for the… Continue reading

  • Apr 9, 2019

No chickens harmed in coop fire

No birds or people were injured or killed in a chicken coop fire Monday morning. North Whidbey Fire and Rescue responded to the blaze at… Continue reading