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Whale appeared malnourished

Young gray washes up on West Beach

All clear at NAS Whidbey Island after bomb threat

The all clear was set at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island just after 5:40 p.m. Friday after a bomb threat, according to a Navy spokesman.… Continue reading

Shank leaving for Idaho superintendent position

Coupeville schools Superintendent Jim Shank is moving to larger, not necessarily greener, pastures. He was selected Monday to become superintendent for the Cassia County School… Continue reading

Principal: knife-wielding 13-year-old student won’t return to North Whidbey Middle School

The resource officer for Oak Harbor Public Schools arrested a student at North Whidbey Middle School the morning of March 30 for displaying a knife… Continue reading

Whidbey Island Grown plants seeds

More joining local food chain

Wright’s fight heads to Thurston County

Wright’s Crossing LLC is continuing its fight against the Board of Island County Commissioners by filing a petition for judicial review in Thurston County Superior… Continue reading

Whidbey Comicon Saturday at Oak Harbor Library

This one’s for the cosplayers, gamers, comic book readers and sci-fi/fantasy enthusiasts. Casual and hardcore fans of “geek culture” alike will have the opportunity to… Continue reading

Drummer sticks to his talent

Kit Mills has come a long way since he started hitting basketballs with drum sticks as a fifth grader in Oak Harbor. He couldn’t afford… Continue reading

WEAN digs into mounds of discarded asphalt

In their effort to address large piles of crushed asphalt in three separate locations, a local environmental group says it is getting the bureaucratic runaround.… Continue reading

Measures would protect city’s Garry oaks

Planners proposed a list of changes to Oak Harbor’s Garry oak protection ordinance based on input from a group dedicated to preserving the trees. The… Continue reading

Park district director resigns, other staff cut

North Whidbey Pool, Park and Recreation District is tightening its purse strings again. The district’s board of commissioners said it is making additional cuts in… Continue reading

Campaign to buy historic Coupeville house revived

Campaign to buy historic Coupeville house revived

Man accused of vandalizing Garage of Blessings

A man who said he wanted to be held in jail overnight is accused of vandalizing the Garage of Blessings thrift store in Oak Harbor… Continue reading

City considering accessory dwelling units to address Oak Harbor’s housing shortage

Oak Harbor officials are considering a couple of measures that may make it easier for people to have accessory dwelling units. City officials want to… Continue reading

Coroner draws on experience, training to investigate death

Robert Bishop spent long hours earlier this month in a remote stretch of woods on Camano Island where a young woman’s body was dumped. Bishop… Continue reading

‘Standing in Solidarity’ demonstration happened in Oak Harbor

While thousands of people marched across the nation in “March for Our Lives” demonstrations, a group of Oak Harbor residents decided to “stand in solidarity”… Continue reading

Marina board recommends modest rate increase

Members of the Oak Harbor Marina Advisory committee abandoned a plan that would have set moorage rates based on other marinas in the area. Instead,… Continue reading

Habitat for Humanity takes reins of Saratoga Community Housing

After witnessing Saratoga Community Housing’s declining effectiveness, Habitat for Humanity of Island County is taking over the agency. “They just didn’t have the staff to… Continue reading

AAUW event benefits girls, women

The American Associa-tion for University Women’s raffle, silent auction, lunch and fashion show marked one of its biggest fundraisers of the year, with all the… Continue reading

Tricare lost payment information for 45,000 accounts

Tricare officials say payment information for as many as 45,000 accounts has been lost. Military.com reported that “affected users are retirees who use Tricare Prime… Continue reading

  • Mar 27, 2018