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Clinic getting new name

Whidbey Island Internal Medicine in Coupeville is becoming WhidbeyHealth Primary Care Coupeville. The change comes after Dr. Lee Roof’s March 1 retirement, according to a… Continue reading

  • Mar 1, 2019

Playhouse presenting ‘She Loves Me’ in April

Whidbey Playhouse in Oak Harbor will present “She Loves Me” April 5-28. The show is based on the book by Joe Masteroff, music by Jerry… Continue reading

  • Mar 1, 2019

Whidbey’s lonely elk in another tangle

A popular resident of a North Whidbey community is tangled up in blue. A blue tarp, that is. Bruiser, the sole elk inhabitant of Whidbey… Continue reading

Gambling tax increases may be in the cards for Oak Harbor

Odds are that Oak Harbor will start taxing a wider variety of gambling activities and increase the tax rate on pull tabs. Oak Harbor City… Continue reading

Property owners shocked by whopping tax increase

The Dernbachs weren’t prepared for an increase in their tax bill of over 100 percent this year. Brian and Joanna Dernbach own an apartment building… Continue reading

City looks to improve pedestrian safety near intermediate school

In response to a student being struck by a car last year, the City of Oak Harbor is looking into a mid-block crossing area near… Continue reading

County board of health supports bill limiting vaccine exemptions

In response to the recent measles outbreak in Clark County, the Island County Board of Health is taking a rare stance on proposed state legalization… Continue reading

State senators pass bill to prohibit gender discrimination in public schools

By Madeline Coats WNPA Olympia News Bureau State senators passed a bill with a 29-20 vote to prohibit harassment, intimidation, bullying and discrimination based on… Continue reading

  • Feb 28, 2019

Bill to require comprehensive sex education passes senate

By Emma Epperly WNPA Olympia News Bureau The state Senate, in a party-line 28-21 vote, passed a bill Wednesday that would require public schools to… Continue reading

  • Feb 28, 2019

Washington representatives stand up for Puerto Rico

By Emma Scher WNPA Olympia News Bureau Washington may become the fourth state to petition the federal government to integrate Puerto Rico into the United… Continue reading

  • Feb 28, 2019

Legislators seek to reduce pollution by limiting plastic bag use

By Madeline Coats WNPA Olympia News Bureau Lawmakers aim to reduce pollution from plastic bags by establishing higher standards for the use of bags at… Continue reading

  • Feb 27, 2019

Habitat for Humanity will host groundbreaking ceremony

Habitat for Humanity of Island County is inviting the public to attend a groundbreaking ceremony for a new home located at 3160 Summit Boulevard, Oak… Continue reading

  • Feb 26, 2019

Friday’s Astronomical Society ‘star party’ a chance to view Jupiter

Fate is “written in the stars,” lovers are “starry-eyed” and people sometimes thank their “lucky stars.” The twinkling lights in the night sky have captivated… Continue reading

Legislature hears public testimony on $30 Car Tab Initiative

By Emma Epperly WNPA Olympia News Bureau The Senate and House transportation committees heard public testimony Tuesday on Tim Eyman’s “Bring Back Our $30 Car… Continue reading

  • Feb 26, 2019

Initiative to expand hydrogen fuel production unanimously passes Senate

By Sean Harding WNPA Olympia News Bureau A bipartisan bill to enable public utility districts to sell and distribute hydrogen fuel and sponsored by 33… Continue reading

  • Feb 26, 2019

Field carrier landing practices scheduled Feb. 25 – March 3

Aircraft carrier-based flight training operations are scheduled Monday, Feb. 25 through Friday, March 3 at the Outlying Landing Field Coupeville. No carrier-based flight training operations… Continue reading

  • Feb 26, 2019

Plan for a wheel good time

Bicycle rides Musselfest weekend are fundraisers for Whidbey Island Bicycle Club

NAS Whidbey conducting housing conditions survey following Reuters report

Leaders at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island want to hear about concerns military families in base housing may have about their homes and the response… Continue reading

New Oak Harbor High School principal from Lake Tapps

Oak Harbor High School’s new principal stumbled upon the job kind of how social media users find eerily relevant ads for things pop up just… Continue reading

Homeless offender held on $50k bail

A homeless sex offender is accused of raping a woman at a group home in Coupeville for people with mental health challenges, according to the… Continue reading