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Lawsuits alleging Island Transit driver negligent

Two people have filed lawsuits against Island Transit over an incident that occurred three years ago. Oak Harbor attorney Kenneth Manni filed two separate complaints… Continue reading

Oak Harbor council eyes 1 percent tax bump

On Wednesday, members of the Oak Harbor City Council will consider a 1 percent increase in the property taxes the city collects. Under state law,… Continue reading

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island retrofits ‘Giant Voice’ speaker

Through December, the Navy is retrofitting its mass warning and notification loudspeaker system known as “Giant Voice.” The loudspeaker system is located at Naval Air… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2018

Flags planted in memory of fallen soldiers

Over 500 small American flags stood throughout the grounds at Maple Leaf Cemetery Saturday morning. More adorn the graves of veterans at Sunnyside and Bayview… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2018

Facebook tips lead to arrest

Tips on a Facebook page led to the arrest of a man whom law enforcement described as a violent offender and dangerous. Deputies with the… Continue reading

Lost Oak Harbor pets will now be sent to shelter in Coupeville

As of the beginning of November, the City of Oak Harbor no longer shelters dogs and cats in the city. Loose animals are now taken… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2018

Cascade Insurance merges with Leavitt Group Northwest

Leavitt Group has announced that Cascade Insurance Agency has affiliated and merged operations with Leavitt Group Northwest. Cascade Insurance Agency’s Shelli Trumbull joined Sue Blouin… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2018

Police car ‘trashed’ | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Thursday, Oct. 25 At 7:17 a.m., a driver reported that a… Continue reading

New director, equipment at hospital stress-testing lab

Dr. Zina Hajduczok was named medical director of the Stress Testing Outpatient Lab at WhidbeyHealth Medical Center in Coupeville. With the installation of new stress-testing… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2018

Coupeville, Oak Harbor markets announce state appointment

Market manager Peg Tennant has been promoted to the Washington State Food Safety Advisory Council, according to a joint press release by the boards of… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2018

Cary Anderson Team of Keller Williams donates curriculum

The Cary Anderson Team of Keller Williams is donating Ramsey Solutions’ Foundations in Personal Finance curriculum to Oak Harbor High School. Foundations in Personal Finance… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2018

Whidbey Community Foundation awards grants to nonprofits

On Oct. 10, the Whidbey Community Foundation distributed grants to 13 nonprofits serving Whidbey Island, as part of its first annual Grant Cycle. The Whidbey… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2018

Field Carrier Schedule — Oct. 29 -Nov. 4

There are no aircraft carrier-based flight training operations scheduled to occur at Ault Field or the Outlying Landing Field Coupeville during the week of Monday,… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2018

Under deal, man enters Alford plea to incest

A sex-crime case is close to finally being resolved in Island County Superior Court after a series of delays over the last two years. Oak… Continue reading

Man accused of assault for attack on wife

A 34-year-old man is accused of trying to attack his wife at her Oak Harbor home and stabbing a knife through a door, according to… Continue reading

Navy Search and Rescue transports hospital patient, injured hiker

Search and Rescue teams from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island conducted a medical evacuation from Whidbey Island on Saturday, Oct. 20, and rescued a fallen… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2018

Presentation looks at fishing practices of Native Americans

Images of fishing are omnipresent on Whidbey Island, but less visible are the first people to engage in the practice. “Really, unless you know what… Continue reading

Attorney obtains no-contact order against client

A defense attorney withdrew recently from representing a defendant in Island County Superior Court after obtaining a no-contact order against the man. Judge Alan Hancock… Continue reading

Man gets maximum for sexual assault

A Freeland man who sexually assaulted a sleeping woman at a South Whidbey cabin four years ago was sent to prison last week. Island County… Continue reading

State Parks and Rec announces 12 days when Discover Passes aren’t required

Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will again offer 12 free days next year, in which day-use visitors won’t need a Discover Pass to visit… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2018