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Hearts Open to Real Lives: The Science of Gender presentations Sept. 14 and 15

Two workshops/community conversations entitled, “Hearts Open to Real Lives: The Science of Gender,” will be presented on Whidbey Island on Saturday, Sept. 14 and Sunday,… Continue reading

  • Sep 10, 2019
Photo by Govinda Rosling
                                A marbled murrelet floats in the water near the Langley marina.

Attorney general chalks up win in lawsuit against Navy

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson has declared his first victory in a lawsuit against the Navy related to the environmental impacts of EA-18G Growler… Continue reading

Photo by Govinda Rosling
                                A marbled murrelet floats in the water near the Langley marina.

Woman accused of ramming car again and again

An Oak Harbor woman is in jail after driving into her sister’s car over and over again, according to court documents. In the afternoon of… Continue reading

Ear assault, poisoning, wobbly dancer reported | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Oak Harbor Police Department: Saturday, Aug. 30 At 2 p.m., a woman reported finding a… Continue reading

  • Sep 10, 2019

Suicide prevention focus of VFW forum

A free Suicide Prevention and Awareness Forum hosted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Auxiliary Post #7392 is 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, at… Continue reading

  • Sep 6, 2019

Field carrier landing practices scheduled Sept. 9-15

Aircraft carrier-based flight training operations are scheduled Monday Sept. 9 through Sunday Sept. 15 at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Ault Field and the Outlying… Continue reading

  • Sep 6, 2019

‘20 for 20’ effort gives Coupeville community garden new hope

Linda Wehrman firmly believes that everyone should have access to fresh vegetables and herbs, straight from the ground. Thus, the Coupeville resident was understandably distraught… Continue reading

Former farm houses moved at night

Just past midnight Tuesday, two houses moved down the highway at the south end of Oak Harbor as part of a slow-moving procession of large… Continue reading

Judge declares mistrial in sexually violent predator case

A jury deadlocked in Island County Superior Court on the question of whether a former Oak Harbor man should continue to be civilly committed as… Continue reading

Democrat files for Island County Board of Commissioners Dist. 2 seat

A self-described “lawn guy” is vying for a seat on the Board of Island County Commissioners in the 2020 election. Democrat Christopher Reed is running… Continue reading

Passenger injured in Aug. 17 South Whidbey crash dies | Corrected

An Edmonds man injured in an Aug. 17 South Whidbey traffic accident has died. The King County medical examiner pronounced Gary Hughes, 71, had died… Continue reading

Picnic Saturday pays tribute to service members

Saturday, the Oak Harbor Area Council of the Navy League will continue its longstanding tradition of appreciating the military by serving free food and providing… Continue reading

Big Brothers Big Sisters names executive director

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Island County has appointed Tiffany Scribner as its new executive director. She began serving in her new role on Aug.… Continue reading

  • Sep 3, 2019

New director of activities joins Welcome Home

Welcome Home has a new director of activities, SHELLY SOWERS, who has over 30 years of experience serving seniors and people with disabilities. Sowers has… Continue reading

  • Sep 3, 2019

Teacher brings Korea fellowship experience to classroom

North Whidbey Middle School students can expect a little more worldliness in their world history class this year. Teacher Don Jenkins will bring lessons and… Continue reading

Two candidates reveal plans to seek Island County Board of Commissioners seat in 2020

The affordable housing crisis is central to the campaigns of the two candidates for Island County commissioner. Former Island County planner Nathan Howard and private… Continue reading

Motorcyclist killed after colliding with pickup on Saturday

An Oak Harbor man was killed when his motorcycle collided with a pickup truck on North Whidbey Saturday night. The Washington State Patrol reported that… Continue reading

Utilizing new state affordable housing legislation proves complex

Local leaders are grappling with how to utilize complicated new state legislation to bring in money for affordable housing. Faith Pettis, a partner at Seattle-based… Continue reading

Oak Harbor council adopts limited moratorium on downtown development

Council members for the city of Oak Harbor adopted a limited moratorium on development in the downtown area following community concerns about a low-income housing… Continue reading

Navy landing practices scheduled Sept. 2-8

Aircraft carrier-based flight training operations are scheduled at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Ault Field and Outlying Landing Field Coupeville Monday, Sept. 2, through Sunday,… Continue reading

  • Aug 30, 2019