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Drummer sticks to his talent

Kit Mills has come a long way since he started hitting basketballs with drum sticks as a fifth grader in Oak Harbor. He couldn’t afford… Continue reading

WEAN digs into mounds of discarded asphalt

In their effort to address large piles of crushed asphalt in three separate locations, a local environmental group says it is getting the bureaucratic runaround.… Continue reading

Measures would protect city’s Garry oaks

Planners proposed a list of changes to Oak Harbor’s Garry oak protection ordinance based on input from a group dedicated to preserving the trees. The… Continue reading

Park district director resigns, other staff cut

North Whidbey Pool, Park and Recreation District is tightening its purse strings again. The district’s board of commissioners said it is making additional cuts in… Continue reading

Campaign to buy historic Coupeville house revived

Campaign to buy historic Coupeville house revived

Man accused of vandalizing Garage of Blessings

A man who said he wanted to be held in jail overnight is accused of vandalizing the Garage of Blessings thrift store in Oak Harbor… Continue reading

City considering accessory dwelling units to address Oak Harbor’s housing shortage

Oak Harbor officials are considering a couple of measures that may make it easier for people to have accessory dwelling units. City officials want to… Continue reading

Coroner draws on experience, training to investigate death

Robert Bishop spent long hours earlier this month in a remote stretch of woods on Camano Island where a young woman’s body was dumped. Bishop… Continue reading

‘Standing in Solidarity’ demonstration happened in Oak Harbor

While thousands of people marched across the nation in “March for Our Lives” demonstrations, a group of Oak Harbor residents decided to “stand in solidarity”… Continue reading

Marina board recommends modest rate increase

Members of the Oak Harbor Marina Advisory committee abandoned a plan that would have set moorage rates based on other marinas in the area. Instead,… Continue reading

Habitat for Humanity takes reins of Saratoga Community Housing

After witnessing Saratoga Community Housing’s declining effectiveness, Habitat for Humanity of Island County is taking over the agency. “They just didn’t have the staff to… Continue reading

AAUW event benefits girls, women

The American Associa-tion for University Women’s raffle, silent auction, lunch and fashion show marked one of its biggest fundraisers of the year, with all the… Continue reading

Tricare lost payment information for 45,000 accounts

Tricare officials say payment information for as many as 45,000 accounts has been lost. Military.com reported that “affected users are retirees who use Tricare Prime… Continue reading

  • Mar 27, 2018

Woman charged for allegedly pointing gun

An Oak Harbor woman is facing charges for pointing a gun at her boyfriend, court documents state. Prosecutors charged Jackie Towell, 23, in Island County… Continue reading

Board refuses to rethink dismissal of Wright’s Crossing appeal

A quasi-judicial board refused to rethink a decision regarding a developer’s challenge to Island County. On Monday, the Western Washington Growth Man-agement Hearings Board announced… Continue reading

Hayes challenger priorities include education, addressing opioid crisis

An Oak Harbor resident is challenging incumbent Rep. Dave Hayes, R-Camano Island, for the state House representative of the 10th district. Dave Paul, vice president… Continue reading

NPS steps up to tackle water contamination

There’s hope yet for decreasing the amount of fecal matter in the water at Ebey’s Landing. A recent report by Island County Public Health showed… Continue reading

Pennies for Preservation hits first project goal

It took three years and thousands of coin rolls, but Pennies for Preservation reached its first project goal for the historic Coupeville Wharf. The campaign,… Continue reading

Backlog of repairs needed at WhidbeyHealth

Officials explain need for $20 million federal loan

Oak Harbor man accused of fracturing woman’s skull

An Oak Harbor man is accused of hitting a woman and fracturing her skull, according to court documents. Prosecutors charged Dederick R. Norwood, 23, in… Continue reading