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WhidbeyHealth seeks patient advisors

WhidbeyHealth is seeking applicants to help improve patient experiences for its Patient and Family Advisory Council, The council is a group of volunteers dedicated to… Continue reading

  • Jan 29, 2019

Oak Harbor resident on dean’s honor roll at Southwestern

CARL BUTLER, of Oak Harbor, made the Dean’s Honor Roll for fall 2018 semester at Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas. Full-time students who earned grade… Continue reading

  • Jan 29, 2019

Two islanders named to Gonzaga President’s List

The following two Whidbey Island residents earned placement on the Gonzaga University President’s List for fall 2018 semester: Oak Harbor Jeremy Mitchell Langley Rachael Arand… Continue reading

  • Jan 29, 2019
Henderson

She can’t fix the world, but ‘can fix little pieces of it’

In 1976, “on a whim,” Jackie Henderson and her husband moved to Whidbey Island. “We were going to stay a few years,” she recalled. This… Continue reading

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Photo by Navy Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryan Carter

Departing the USS Gerald Ford

Lt. JASON STORY, of Oak Harbor, assigned to USS Gerald R. Ford’s (CVN 78) supply department, returns a salute to Ford sailors as he departs… Continue reading

  • Jan 29, 2019
Photo by Navy Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryan Carter

Rouse completes basic training

U.S. Air Force Airman LISABETH A. ROUSE, granddaughter of Ronald and Lisa Rozycki, of Oak Harbor, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San… Continue reading

  • Jan 29, 2019

Johnson completes basic training

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class DANIEL R. JOHNSON, son of Jim Johnson, of Oak Harbor, and grandson of Barbara Ulrey, of Nyssa, Ore., graduated… Continue reading

  • Jan 29, 2019

Mentally ill man sentenced in sword incident

A judge acknowledged that a Whidbey man suffered from serious mental illness, but she handed him a lengthy prison sentence in order to protect the… Continue reading

Gun-rights group planning Whidbey gathering

A controversial gun-rights group will be holding an open meeting Saturday at Greenbank Farm. Patriot Prayer, based out of Vancouver, Wash., will host an event… Continue reading

Activist urges board to ensure students have clean water

A Central Whidbey activist Monday night implored the Coupeville School District Board of Directors to take action regarding the schools’ use of contaminated town water.… Continue reading

Group rebuilding memorial park, with improvements

Current and former Oak Harbor community members are keeping alive a tribute to a vibrant young girl who passed away in 2002 at the age… Continue reading

Students trek to Olympia to support plastic straw ban

By Emma Scher WNPA Olympia News Bureau Despite a bus cancellation, a group of students from Kirkland’s Lake Washington High School made it to Olympia… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2019

Langley joins opposition to training increases

Langley has officially added its voice to the growing opposition of a Navy plan to expand Growler military jet training at a rural field south… Continue reading

Whidbey Garden workshop is accepting vendor applications

Island County Master Gardener Foundation is holding its 31st annual workshop Saturday, March 2 at Oak Harbor High School and is accepting applications for vendor… Continue reading

  • Jan 25, 2019

Oak Harbor Fire Department’s ladder truck to undergo repairs

The Oak Harbor Fire Department’s ladder truck will be heading to the Midwest for some TLC. During a city council workshop Wednesday, Fire Chief Ray… Continue reading

NAS Whidbey exercises slated through February

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island is currently participating in exercises preparing for the base’s participation in the annual exercise called Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain. The exercises… Continue reading

  • Jan 25, 2019

Count a ‘snapshot’ of homeless problem

Matthew Richards said he’d been living in a tent for a few months when county human services employees talked to him Thursday. He is one… Continue reading

Historic Roller Barn in need of a buyer

The Boys & Girls Club of Oak Harbor has outgrown the Roller Barn, but the organization’s leadership is hoping someone will step in and save… Continue reading

Republican proposal would outlaw state database on gun transfers

By Emma Scher WNPA Olympia News Bureau The public this week weighed in on a proposed law that would prohibit the state from accumulating pistol… Continue reading

  • Jan 25, 2019

Thousands show up at hearing on proposed state gun laws

By Sean Harding WNPA Olympia News Bureau OLYMPIA — More than 2,000 people signed into the Senate Law and Justice Committee on Monday for hearings… Continue reading

  • Jan 23, 2019