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David Day to serve as Port’s commissioner

The Port of Coupeville commissioners announced Monday during a special meeting that former port executive director David Day will serve as interim commissioner until Nov.… Continue reading

Keystone boat launch fixes planned, but when unclear

Getting boats into the water is a little more difficult and time consuming at the boat launch next to the Coupeville ferry dock. Temporary and… Continue reading

Whidbey organizations are big winners in state budget

Boys & Girls Clubs in Oak Harbor and Coupeville are among the winners in the state’s recently approved capital budget. Rep. Norma Smith, R-Clinton, said… Continue reading

Bear heads from Whidbey to Fidalgo

The local island-hopping black bear has made another swim. Reported sightings of the lumbering loner have tracked his movements from Central Whidbey north along the… Continue reading

Rep. Smith’s budget work may transform mental health system

State allocates 15 times what was spent in 2013-15

Tips help identify bank robbery suspect, accomplice

Oak Harbor police identified a suspect and an accomplice in an April 30 bank robbery, but they aren’t naming the men yet. Chief Kevin Dresker… Continue reading

Hospital Guild raises money for WhidbeyHealth

Members of the last of 20 original guilds to support Whidbey’s only hospital are still doing what they can to help — and they’re having… Continue reading

City: Sewer stink is temporary

Those who’ve noticed a stink in downtown Oak Harbor need not despair. It’s a temporary problem. City officials explained that the odor is emanating from… Continue reading

Day of Prayer

Pastor Rick Karjalainen, who’s also the chaplain for the Island County Sheriff’s Office, gives the benediction at the National Day of Prayer Rally outside the… Continue reading

Field carrier landing practices scheduled May 6-12

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island aircraft carrier-based flight training operations are scheduled Monday, May 6 through Sunday, May 12. Coupeville carrier operations will be held… Continue reading

  • May 3, 2019

Group suing Navy for not producing requested Growler documents

An environmental group is suing the Navy in federal court for refusing to adequately fulfill Freedom of Information Act requests regarding EA-18G Growlers from Naval… Continue reading

Child porn investigation leads to child molester, police say

A Homeland Security investigation into the distribution of child pornography led to the arrest of a Clinton man for allegedly molesting a child, according to… Continue reading

Oak Harbor School Board passes Affirmative Action plan

Oak Harbor’s school district represents perhaps the most diverse on the island, and the administration is aiming to recruit teachers who better reflect its students.… Continue reading

Sportsmen offer NRA personal protection class

North Whidbey Sportsmen’s Association is offering a series of monthly safety classes to the general public. The next class, NRA Personal Protection In The Home… Continue reading

  • May 3, 2019

Man back in jail after latest arrest

A man who led police on a slow-speed chase around Oak Harbor parking lots April 3 is back in jail, according to court documents. On… Continue reading

With land purchase, county aiming to expand recreation trails

A popular, yet somewhat hidden, Central Whidbey trail system will get bigger, and easier to get to. Whidbey Camano Land Trust, Island County and the… Continue reading

One man found alive, another dead in water off Whidbey

One man was recovered alive and another man was found dead in the water west of North Whidbey on Thursday. The men’s boat was not… Continue reading

Field carrier landing practices scheduled through Sunday

Aircraft carrier-based flight training operations are scheduled through Sunday, May 5. Coupeville carrier operations are slated for early to mid-afternoon Thursday, May 2 and late… Continue reading

  • May 1, 2019

Police looking for suspect in armed bank robbery

Oak Harbor police are looking at security video and talking to possible witnesses to try to identify the suspect in an armed bank robbery and… Continue reading

AAUW awards scholarships

The Whidbey Island Branch of the American Association of University Women presented two dozen scholarships to Whidbey girls for Scholars Night in April.… Continue reading

  • Apr 30, 2019