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Crosby graduates from basic training

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Sean Y. Crosby graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Crosby is the… Continue reading

  • Aug 9, 2019

National Night Out

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Marc Cuenca Master-at-Arms First Class Nick Fortune gives instruction during a take down demonstration during Tuesday’s… Continue reading

  • Aug 9, 2019

Hospital settles age discrimination lawsuit for $1.5 million

WhidbeyHealth recently settled an age discrimination lawsuit for $1.5 million and a related public records violation lawsuit for $38,000. WhidbeyHealth officials did not admit any… Continue reading

City council condemns state’s attorney general for Growler lawsuit

The Oak Harbor City Council is officially disappointed in the state attorney general. Members of the council passed a resolution Wednesday condemning state Attorney General… Continue reading

Mural project turning bare walls into lively art | Corrected

A young man with a paint brush and cans of spray paint spent Saturday turning the side of a building into a medley of images… Continue reading

New grocery store, pizza joint planned for Oak Harbor

A new shopping center being constructed on the south end of Oak Harbor will bring another grocery store, pizza place and Starbucks drive-through to the… Continue reading

Gun brandished near fabric store | Island Scanner

The following calls were made to the Island County Sheriff’s Department. Monday, July 22 At 12:04 p.m., a Hazzle Court resident reported that a dog… Continue reading

Base holding quake exercises

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island is among the Navy installations in the Northwest conducting earthquake response and recovery exercises through Aug. 9. The annual exercise,… Continue reading

  • Aug 6, 2019

Researchers taking a look at population’s health by the numbers

As research and understanding grows about how factors such as housing, education and environment affect health, there are now two experts tasked with mapping the… Continue reading

Superior Court judge allows jail inmate to be involuntarily medicated

A judge in Island County Superior Court last week approved the prosecution’s request to allow doctors to involuntarily medicate a jail inmate for psychiatric symptoms.… Continue reading

Navy officer accused of fabricating assault to break up with girlfriend

A Navy officers is facing a felony charge for making up a story about his girlfriend assaulting him in order to break up with her,… Continue reading

Field carrier landing practice scheduled Aug. 5-11

There are carrier-based flight training operations scheduled to occur at the Outlying Landing Field Coupeville the week of Aug. 5-11. Coupeville carrier operations are slated… Continue reading

  • Aug 3, 2019

Oak Harbor man accused of illegally possessing gun

A 39-year-old Oak Harbor man is accused of trying to buy a gun in violation of a court order and lying to the ATF, according… Continue reading

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Commissioner Price Johnson announced run for state senate

Lifelong South Whidbey resident Helen Price Johnson wants to change her title from Island County commissioner to state senator. While the 2020 election is well… Continue reading

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Man facing sex assault charges in New York, Whidbey Island

An Oak Harbor man facing sexual assault charges in New York is accused of raping a 7-year-old girl, according to court documents. On July 15,… Continue reading

Larsen joins call for Trump impeachment

As of Sunday, all of Washington state’s House Democrats are calling for an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen — who… Continue reading

SUVA can set sail with more passengers

The U.S. Coast Guard has determined Coupeville’s resident schooner is in shipshape and Bristol fashion, enough so that it’s allowing approximately 20 more passengers at… Continue reading

Spate of events slated for Whidbey Island

From pig consumption to orca capture mourning to flashy cars and friendly cops, there are events on North Whidbey in the next two weeks that… Continue reading

Dry conditions increase fire danger

Dry conditions contributed to two recent fires on Whidbey Island. Around 4:45 p.m. Sunday, South Whidbey Fire/EMS first responders arrived at a structure fire on… Continue reading

It’s a fine year for fishing

It’s been a good year for salmon fishing and the trend should continue in the waters surrounding Whidbey Island, according to Ralph Downes, enforcement officer… Continue reading