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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

Neidlinger remembered as world-class musician

With a long beard and strong opinions, Buell Neidlinger was a well-known and colorful local character on Whidbey Island. Many residents may not have been… Continue reading

Pacific Rim Institute partnering with new 23-year-old sheep farmer

News that the CEO of Pacific Rim Institute wanted to partner with young farmers came at a serendipitous time for Elijah Iles, 23. The Freeland… Continue reading

Town to look at Rec Hall use rates, guidelines

Coupeville Town Council assigned a committee to review use and rate structures at the Rec Hall. The committee was appointed after Mayor Molly Hughes raised… Continue reading

School violence topic of public forum

Students to lead discussion at WICA talk

Despite loss, Wright’s Crossing not giving up

Wright’s Crossing LLC lost again in its effort to reverse a decision by the Island County commissioners. The development group, however, isn’t giving up on… Continue reading

Boy, 13, arrested for threat at school

A student in Oak Harbor was arrested last week for allegedly making a threat. On March 15, a 13-year-old North Whidbey Middle School student told… Continue reading

Boy, 16, sentenced for accidental house fire

A teenager who accidentally started a fire that destroyed a Honeymoon Bay house was sentenced to juvenile detention Thursday. The boy pleaded guilty in Island… Continue reading

Discrimination lawsuit filed against Penn Cove Shellfish

The owner of Penn Cove Shellfish, LLC denies allegations of racial discrimination raised in a lawsuit filed by a former employee. “At this point, it’s… Continue reading

Navy seeks comment on proposed new health clinic

A public meeting to discuss proposed construction of a new Naval health clinic is set for 5-7 p.m. Thursday, March 22 at the Bakerview Restaurant/Chief… Continue reading

Knights battle monsters and more at Empire of Medieval Pursuits ‘Winter War’

Monsters and the armored knights hunting them roamed the woods Saturday near Cornet Bay. Over 90 mythical creatures, lords, ladies, magisters and other medieval characters… Continue reading

‘Informed’ and ‘furious’ students lead call for safer schools

Sophomore Keelie Partridge stood on a rock so the other Oak Harbor High School students could see her. The sky was overcast and there was… Continue reading

South Whidbey port gets $500k grant for parking lot

Curt Gordon’s decade-long mission to build a parking lot is finally getting somewhere. State lawmakers included a $500,000 appropriation in the capital budget for the… Continue reading

Tribe demands release of captive orca

‘She must be reunited with her family’

WhidbeyHealth seeking $20 million loan

Public meeting set for March 21

Community weaves together fundraiser after fiber theft

In late February, Lydia Christiansen and her husband Alan woke up to a small business owner’s worst nightmare. A trailer carrying most of their inventory… Continue reading