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Sorting through the recycling puzzle

Restrictions on recyclables differ across Whidbey

Base commander prepares to head to Washington, D.C.

‘It’s been an exciting time’

Woman, 58, asks police to shoot her

A woman was arrested in downtown Oak Harbor last week after threatening police officers with a garden tool and asking them to shoot her, according… Continue reading

Blaze that destroyed home being investigated

Officials from local fire districts, the Island County Sheriff’s Office and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are investigating the cause of… Continue reading

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                                Jeromy Ladwig speaks with attorney Charles Hamilton at a sentencing hearing Friday.

Man gets 12 years for fatal crash

Law blocks sentence sought by prosecutor

Photo by Emily Gilbert / Whidbey News Group.
                                Jeromy Ladwig speaks with attorney Charles Hamilton at a sentencing hearing Friday.

Oak Harbor Music Festival seeking volunteers

Oak Harbor Music Festival is seeking volunteers from the community. Volunteers can help out in a variety of roles, from selling event merchandise to keeping… Continue reading

  • Jul 31, 2018

Rotary clubs ‘Walk for Water’ to raise money for wells in Uganda

North Whidbey and Oak Harbor Rotary clubs are bringing a piece of life in Uganda to Oak Harbor Saturday morning. The two clubs are hosting… Continue reading

Cantwell seeks $70 million to help areas with contaminated water

U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., announced the inclusion of an additional $70 million in funding to the Department of Defense for environmental restoration in areas… Continue reading

  • Jul 31, 2018

Island Transit gathering public comments on 2018-23 development plan

Island Transit will hold two open houses and a public hearing to accept comments on a draft 2018-23 six-year Transit Development Plan. The plan serves… Continue reading

  • Jul 31, 2018

Haller House campaign receives matching challenge

Historic Whidbey has a new goal, if they’re up for the challenge — a fundraising challenge, that is. The nonprofit group has just received a… Continue reading

Motorcyclists arrested after high-speed chase near Coupeville

Motorcyclists led a Washington State Patrol officer on a high-speed chase down a rural Coupeville road that ended in two arrests at the Port Townsend… Continue reading

Supporters push for teacher pay raises

Parents and staff advocated for teacher support in the form of salary increases at the Coupeville School Board of Directors meeting Monday. The board passed… Continue reading

Super judges, strange food

Spiderman, Spiderman, does whatever a spider can. And Spiderman can teach kids how to make spiders out of vegetables and toothpicks. During the 2018 Whidbey… Continue reading

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                                John Vanderzicht Memorial Pool in Oak Harbor pool is currently unused, closed after voters rejected last year’s levy. The park district board of directors is putting another levy on the ballot seeking more money than the last one.

District refloating pool levy in the fall

Measure will seek more than requested last year

Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times 
                                John Vanderzicht Memorial Pool in Oak Harbor pool is currently unused, closed after voters rejected last year’s levy. The park district board of directors is putting another levy on the ballot seeking more money than the last one.
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Navy asks for cost quote for connecting to city sewage plant

The Navy is continuing to explore the possibility of sending its effluent to Oak Harbor’s sewage treatment plant, which is due to be completed later… Continue reading

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Fleet Readiness Center gets new commanding officer

Fleet Readiness Center Northwest has a new commanding officer at the helm. A change of command ceremony was held June 28 at Naval Station Whidbey… Continue reading

  • Jul 27, 2018

Town council fills vacant position

Coupeville Town Council has completed its search for a candidate to fill the seat vacated by Councilwoman Christine Crowell. During the regular council meeting Tuesday,… Continue reading

Race for sheriff: Both tout experience, but differ in plans for change

The two candidates for Island County sheriff agree low staffing is one of the department’s biggest challenges, but propose different solutions and strategies moving forward.… Continue reading

Sailor accused of raping teenage boy

A 31-year-old Navy sailor is accused of raping a teenage boy he met on a dating app, according to court documents. Ernie M. Chavez Jr.… Continue reading

NAS Whidbey SAR rescues hiker In Cascade Mountains

A Search and Rescue (SAR) team from Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island rescued an injured hiker near Slate Peak, east of Ross Lake, Wash.,… Continue reading

  • Jul 26, 2018