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Oak Harbor council to look at proposed fee hikes for marina

The harbormaster of the Oak Harbor marina has floated a proposal to raise moorage fees. During an Oak Harbor City Council workshop last week, Chris… Continue reading

County drafts plan to keep services after emergencies

Should they face with unexpected disaster, Island County government’s more than 20 departments have no plan for a coordinated response. But that will soon change.… Continue reading

Commissioners raise questions about county’s fire regulations

A large expense in a county facilities project has sparked confusion among commissioners about Island County’s fire regulations. The Island County commissioners, during a recent… Continue reading

Library display recognizes accomplishments of local women

From Langley’s first mayor to Oak Harbor’s own Olympic medalist, the Whidbey Island Genealogy Searchers is aiming to elevate stories of local women who’ve made… Continue reading

Woman arrested after wrestling in the mud with police officers

Oak Harbor police officers did some mud wrestling in the dark recently. Two officers who were trying to help a woman ended up arresting her… Continue reading

Oak Harbor police use civil process to seize guns from mentally troubled man

Oak Harbor police recently used a civil legal process to temporarily take away guns from a man who was going through a mental health crisis.… Continue reading

Navy paying estimated $2.6 million for new plant

Coupeville filtration center goes online in June

Resource Officer training passes Senate

By Emma Epperly WNPA Olympia News Bureau The Washington State Senate passed a bill regarding school resource officer training. The bipartisan vote Tuesday was 48… Continue reading

  • Mar 7, 2019

House passes bill to eliminate philosophical or personal objection to vaccines

By Madeline Coats WNPA Olympia News Bureau In a 57-40 vote, the Washington state House of Representatives passed a bill that would eliminate the philosophical… Continue reading

  • Mar 6, 2019

Senate votes to extend extreme-risk protection orders to minors

By Emma Epperly WNPA Olympia News Bureau The Washington State Senate voted to extend Extreme Risk Protection Orders to minors in a bipartisan 43-5 vote… Continue reading

  • Mar 6, 2019

Inslee launches 2020 presidential campaign

By Sean Harding WNPA Olympia News Bureau Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced he is seeking the presidency of the United States in a video focused… Continue reading

  • Mar 6, 2019

AG Ferguson responds to questions about gun control initiative

By Madeline Coats WNPA Olympia News Bureau Attorney General Bob Ferguson released a “Frequently Asked Questions” document on Initiative 1639 Monday, March 4, sending letters… Continue reading

  • Mar 6, 2019

Youth coalition free workshops offer childhood trauma training

Oak Harbor Youth Coalition hopes to facilitate some “lightbulb moments” on childhood trauma during upcoming training sessions. “Sometimes a child will suddenly exhibit some kind… Continue reading

Basics of pistol shooting course offered

North Whidbey Sports-men’s Association is offering a series of safety classes to the general public. Next course, NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting, is 6-9 p.m.… Continue reading

  • Mar 5, 2019

Oak Harbor suspect accused of pointing gun at another man’s forehead

An Oak Harbor man is facing a felony charge for allegedly holding a gun to another man’s forehead outside the man’s home Nov. 6, according… Continue reading

Student charged in high school incident

A 17-year-old boy is facing a sex-crime charge for an after-school incident at Oak Harbor High School Feb. 21, according to court documents. Prosecutors charged… Continue reading

Coupeville school district installs water coolers

On Monday, Coupeville students will have access to filtered water from coolers placed around their schools, but there are differences of opinion as to whether… Continue reading

Meeting to outline upcoming traffic projects

State engineers are planning two major projects on Whidbey Island this construction season, but the daytime traffic impacts should be confined to the month of… Continue reading

Police photo
                                A still from an officer’s dashcam video shows the moments before Richard Jackson is shot. Deputy Shawn Engert is at left and Officer Patrick Horn can be partially seen at the right.

Officer-involved shooting was justified, prosecutor concludes

A lengthy investigation into a police-involved shooting that left an Oak Harbor man dead Sept. 23 offers few clues as to what caused him to… Continue reading

Police photo
                                A still from an officer’s dashcam video shows the moments before Richard Jackson is shot. Deputy Shawn Engert is at left and Officer Patrick Horn can be partially seen at the right.

Mardi Gras party March 5 in Bayview

Goosefoot is hosting its fifth annual Mardi Gras Party, 6–8:30 p.m. on Fat Tuesday, March 5 at Bayview Hall. Goosefoot’s free, family-friendly event will have… Continue reading