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Whidbey students graduate from Oregon State University

Whidbey Island students graduating this June from Oregon State University included Oak Harbor’s John W. Eichmann, bachelors of science, mechanical engineering, and Patrice D. Woodworth,… Continue reading

  • Jul 9, 2019

Whidbey popular for second honeymoons

Whidbey Island is apparently a top place in the nation for older couples to honeymoon. AARP released the results this week of an unscientific survey… Continue reading

Former Oak Harbor bank employee sentenced for theft, forgery

A former employee at an Oak Harbor bank was sentenced to jail and ordered to pay restitution for stealing from a customer and the bank,… Continue reading

COER sues Navy over FIOA violations

A Whidbey Island group known for protesting Navy training flights at a small airfield near Coupeville filed a lawsuit alleging a laundry list of violations… Continue reading

State Attorney General is suing Navy over Growler expansion at NAS Whidbey

The state’s top lawyer is suing the Navy over the noise and other impacts of the Growler jet expansion at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.… Continue reading

Field carrier landing practices scheduled July 8-14

Carrier-based flight training operations are scheduled to occur at the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island’s Outlying Landing Field Coupeville during the week of July 8-14.… Continue reading

  • Jul 8, 2019

Professor to discuss study of island’s elusive river otters

Whidbey Island is considered a special place by many, and that goes for a particularly cute marine mammal as well. After plans for another site… Continue reading

Work crews clean up trashed sites

City property off Fakkema, 7th and Goldie cleared of carts, needles, clothing

State AG discusses opioids, Trump at Rotary of Oak Harbor

The state’s top lawyer discussed opioids and his actions against the Trump Administration during his visit with the Rotary Club of Oak Harbor last week.… Continue reading

Man on stolen motorcycle arrested following high-speed chases

A man is sitting in jail after getting into several police chases across North Whidbey on a stolen motorcycle, possibly while high on methamphetamine. The… Continue reading

Hearing examiner gives nod to low-income housing

A controversial downtown project proposal won an approval recommendation from city staff and the hearing examiner. However, the 51-unit affordable housing development with retail space… Continue reading

A welder does work on a high-speed passenger ferry that Nichols Brothers is building for Kitsap Transit. (Photo by Jessie Stensland / Whidbey News-Times)

Nichols Bros. looking for more workers

The largest civilian employer on Whidbey Island builds and fixes giant vessels of steel or aluminum, but the company somehow manages to keep a relatively… Continue reading

A welder does work on a high-speed passenger ferry that Nichols Brothers is building for Kitsap Transit. (Photo by Jessie Stensland / Whidbey News-Times)

County to disburse human biosolids on its own property

For decades, Island County has been treating the watery brown stuff that’s pumped out of thousands of septic systems in incorporated areas and then partnering… Continue reading

Retiring Oak Harbor school district teacher earns top honor

Lynn Goebel has been an educator for more than three decades, but that doesn’t mean she’s ever stopped being a student. “She’s truly a lifelong… Continue reading

One killed, five injured in crash

An Oak Harbor man is dead, five people were injured and a woman is in jail following a Saturday afternoon collision on North Whidbey, according… Continue reading

Field carrier landing practices scheduled July 1 -7

Aircraft carrier-based flight training operations are scheduled July 1-7 at the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Ault Field and the Outlying Landing Field in Coupeville.… Continue reading

  • Jun 29, 2019
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Festivities and fun planned for Oak Harbor’s 4th of July

Fourth of July is right around the corner, and the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for the annual old-fashioned parade and festivities… Continue reading

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Soroptimists install officers for 2019-20

Soroptimist International of Coupeville recently installed its 2019-20. The officers were sworn in by Kathy Jones, Soroptimist Oak Harbor past president, and Veronica Purin, Soroptimist… Continue reading

  • Jun 28, 2019

Patrol Squadron 4 at NAS Whidbey gets new commanding officer

Cmdr. Wayne Lewis relieved Cmdr. Christopher Purcell as commanding officer of Patrol Squadron 4, or VP 4, during a change of command ceremony June 20… Continue reading

  • Jun 28, 2019

Court reverses verdict in predator case over racist remark

A state Court of Appeals reversed a jury’s decision to keep a former Oak Harbor man civilly committed as a “sexually violent predator,” finding that… Continue reading