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Park and Rec candidate wants greater transparency

An Oak Harbor man is trying to increase the North Whidbey park district’s transparency and public involvement. Christopher Wiegenstein said he’s running for a North… Continue reading

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                                Gerhardt Hofstetter reads a book and sips black tea at Spin Cafe, which recently re-opened.

Spin Cafe re-opens and re-organizes

Thursday afternoon, about a half dozen people sat in Spin Cafe, most of them sipping coffee or tea. One of those people, Gerhardt Hofstetter, had… Continue reading

Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News-Times
                                Gerhardt Hofstetter reads a book and sips black tea at Spin Cafe, which recently re-opened.

Man charged with vehicular assault

A man who drove a car off the road and caused a collision that seriously injured a passenger on North Whidbey last December is facing… Continue reading

Investor service downgrades school district bond rating

Coupeville School District’s recent budget shortfalls, mostly caused by declining enrollment, have led to a lower credit rating on outstanding bonds. Taxpayers won’t be affected… Continue reading

School board candidates concerned about district budget woes

A man running as an “advocate for the taxpayer” is challenging a longtime educator and incumbent on the Coupeville School District board. At the candidate… Continue reading

Man dies after being injured in Greenbank house fire

A man has died from burn wounds from a residential fire in Greenbank. Shawn M. Cavanah died Sunday from injuries he sustained Friday afternoon at… Continue reading

Candidates’ ties to developer raises eyebrows

Two men seeking separate Oak Harbor City Council positions have garnered scrutiny for running uniquely interconnected campaigns supported by a high-profile developer. Their opponents, on… Continue reading

Ron Muzzall is named Washington’s newest state senator

The Whidbey Island farmer was among 3 Republicans looking to replace retired state Sen. Barbara Bailey.

Petty Officer 1st Class Jessie Ewing of VP-40 is greeted by his daughter Gala Ewing Thursday. He returned to Whidbey Island with the last active duty P-3C Orion.

Last active duty P-3C Orion flies into history

An era of Naval aircraft history came to an end this month at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. “This is a big deal,” said Capt.… Continue reading

Petty Officer 1st Class Jessie Ewing of VP-40 is greeted by his daughter Gala Ewing Thursday. He returned to Whidbey Island with the last active duty P-3C Orion.

WhidbeyHealth improves access to contraceptives

Women’s health care shouldn’t be considered a specialty area of medicine, according to Tabitha Sierra, patient safety and experience coordinator at WhidbeyHealth. “The intent to… Continue reading

Coroner identifies skull found in woods

A hunter walking through a Greenbank woods Oct. 12 discovered the skull of a Freeland man who had been missing nearly 19 years, the Island… Continue reading

Rotary student of the month named

Rotary Club of Oak Harbor’s Student of the Month for October is Leielle Salinger. Salinger has been on the Oak Harbor High School honor roll… Continue reading

  • Oct 21, 2019

Late fire chief honored at ceremony in Renton

This past week, 23 firefighters from North Whidbey Fire and Rescue traveled from Oak Harbor to Renton to render honors to Chief Tim Lemon, who… Continue reading

  • Oct 21, 2019

Housewarming party results in hospitalizations, arrest

A housewarming party in Oak Harbor Oct. 12 ended with two women in the hospital and one woman in jail, according to court documents. A… Continue reading

County holds Narcan Night Oct. 24 at Oak Harbor Library

County officials want to remind the public that, although there is more awareness of the issue, the opioid crisis is far from over. People are… Continue reading

Planning Director recommends replacing hearing examiner with law center

For the first time in more than 30 years, there will be a face settling planning disputes in Island County— a couple new names, in… Continue reading

Attorney, client at odds over WhidbeyHealth settlement

WhidbeyHealth Public Hospital District settled an age discrimination lawsuit in August, but the plaintiff and his attorney are still arguing over money. Seattle attorney Gregory… Continue reading

Be a ‘Commute Super Hero,’ win prizes

Through the month of October, “Wheel Options” gives participants a chance to be a “commuter superhero.” Bus, bike, carpool, van pool or walk to work… Continue reading

  • Oct 15, 2019

Man files another public records lawsuit against Langley

A South Whidbey man has filed another lawsuit against the city of Langley, claiming a violation of the state’s Public Records Act. Eric Hood, acting… Continue reading

NAS Whidbey SAR Conducts medevac on Olympic Peninsula

A Search and Rescue team from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island conducted a medical evacuation from Forks, Wash., in the early morning hours of Oct.… Continue reading

  • Oct 15, 2019