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Sheriff’s office releases images of armed-robbery suspect

The Island County Sheriff’s Office released images of the suspect in a…

Shirtless and drunk in Oak Harbor | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Oak Harbor…

Housing stakeholders discuss community needs

Interviews with stakeholders regarding housing in Island County revealed the community’s desire…

Classic film noir takes the stage at Whidbey Playhouse

‘Moid-ah’ made funny in this delightful detective tale of diamonds and deceit

Admitting executive session mistake, Holly steps aside as chair

Admitting she made a mistake when calling an illegal executive session, Donna…

Town completes first competitive 2 percent grant process

Coupeville Town Council awarded its first batch of tourism dollar grants under…

County takes shot at funding for giving vaccines

The Board of Island County Commissioners has decided to use 2018 to…

Island County program successful at placing people with disabilities in jobs

If Geno Dogans is behind the counter, anyone who walks into Oak…

Local Girl Scout starts towel program for homeless

Thanks to the efforts of a local student, as of Thursday those…

Coupeville man dies in rollover crash on Ebey Road

A Coupeville man died Monday night after rolling his car on South…

  • Oct 31st, 2017

Navy celebrates dedication of A-3 memorial display to base

The A-3 Skywarrior Association formally handed over full control of the A-3…

Levy, communication key topics for park district candidates

Six candidates are vying for three positions on the North Whidbey Park…

Oak Harbor begins dismantling of iconic windmill

Dismantling of the 40-year-old windmill in Oak Harbor’s Windjammer Park began this…

County continues home nurse visits — for now

During recent budget discussions, the Island County commissioners questioned the county’s role…

Oak Harbor Planning Commission to continue UGA talks

The process of setting a list of Comprehensive Plan amendments for the…

Bird attacks along trail seem more than just a fluke

Noah Landau was on a normal run on the Kettles Trails when…

U.S. representative talks issues at chamber luncheon

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen (D-Arlington) outlined plans for adding apprenticeship programs and…

Oak Harbor schools on right track, says board candidates

Both candidates for the Oak Harbor School Board say they are satisfied…

Marina to auction off contents of sheds

The Oak Harbor Marina is going to do its own version of…

‘Adult activities’ witnessed | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Oak Harbor…

Motorcyclist accused of leading police on chase

A 28-year-old Freeland man is accused of leading police on a short…

Navy Search and Rescue extracts injured hiker from Deception Pass

A Search and Rescue team from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island rescued…

  • Oct 23rd, 2017

Navy secretary visits Whidbey

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island’s role is “integral” to the Navy moving…

Candidates hope to change dialogue in local politics

Two candidates vying for a seat on Coupeville Town Council said local…

Friends of Greenbank Farm declines continued port negotiations

In a recent vote, the board of directors of Friends of Greenbank…

  • Oct 21st, 2017

Oak Harbor man charged for allegedly smacking friend with bottle

An Oak Harbor man is facing the prospects of jail time after…

Hospital unveils new ‘Hearts’ sculpture

More than 50 donors, nurses and others gathered Sept. 30 for the…

Secret meeting probably was illegal

One North Whidbey Park and Recreation District board member’s behind-closed-door attempt to…

Trash hits fan with rounded dump fees

Island County commissioners recently directed public works to implement credit card usage…

Wright’s Crossing likely not on docket

Island County Board of Commissioners have directed long-range planning staff to exclude…

News-Times staff take home awards

Whidbey News-Times staff were honored with awards last weekend at the 2017…

Veterans Day Parade is returning to Oak Harbor

Thanks to the efforts of two women, Oak Harbor will once again…

County moves toward integrated care for Medicaid recipients

The approximately 14,000 individuals in Island County eligible for Medicaid benefits will…

Former commissioner, Navy firefighter vie for seat on North Whidbey Fire board

The two men running against each other for a seat on the…

Oak Harbor man charged with unlawful imprisonment

An Oak Harbor man with a history of brutally beating his wife…

Director, assistant are out at Island County EDC

Two elected officials see the resignations of the Island County Economic Development’s…

Oak Harbor Public Schools adopts text alert system

Oak Harbor Public Schools has implemented a system to send text messages…

Problems delay county sewer plant, hikes cost $49,000

Unexpected discoveries will delay completion of the county’s $2.5 million sewage treatment…

Agent’s child porn probe leads to Oak Harbor man

A child pornography investigation by a special agent with the Department of…

Frightville fear factor returns to Oak Harbor in ‘Carn-evil’

‘You’re completely safe to lose your mind’