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City may shut down jail

Oak Harbor officials may lock up the city jail and throw away the key, metaphorically speaking. Oak Harbor Police Chief Kevin Dresker is working with… Continue reading

Town picks 2 percent lodging tax recipients

The Town of Coupeville announced the 2019 funding year’s 2-percent Lodging Tax Revenue grant awards. Seven applicants will receive money. The total amount awarded was… Continue reading

Some Island County residents are still awaiting November ballots

As election day nears, some Island County residents are concerned that they still haven’t received their ballots. Last Monday, the U.S. Postal Service alerted the… Continue reading

Finalists named for Island Transit director position

Island Transit board members have chosen four finalists to be the next executive director for the agency. The public is invited to meet them during… Continue reading

Chimney has bullet holes | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Saturday, Oct. 6 At 12:40 p.m., a Ducken Road resident reported… Continue reading

Sondra Keith

Scam preys on love of a grandma

Sondra Keith, a self-described organizer, “likes to run the show.” The 78-year old Oak Harbor resident was a supervisor for most of her professional life,… Continue reading

Sondra Keith

Larsen asks Navy to reduce planned Coupeville flights

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen wants the Navy to rethink a proposed fourfold increase in the number of EA-18G Growler aircraft practices at a small Central… Continue reading

Most campaign money sources in-county

Outside interests have poured money into local elections this year, but the majority of campaign contributions still come from the candidates’ constituency, data from the… Continue reading

Phone at Deception Pass Bridge aims to fill service void

Yvette Fletcher already took a significant step to increase safety at Deception Pass Bridge. Now she just wants people to be able to find it.… Continue reading

Dying at home topic of Oak Harbor author’s new book

With more Americans living longer and aging in place, more also want to die at home. Few, however, actually do. Karen Clayton of Oak Harbor… Continue reading

Reception on Saturday for civility photo contest winners

At 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Coupeville Library, there will be a reception for the winners of the “Capturing a Moment of Civility… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2018

Diabetes education event at Oak Harbor Library

More than 100 million U.S. adults are now living with diabetes or pre-diabetes, according to a report from the Center for Disease Control. Learn about… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2018

SeaMar accepting donations for homeless during annual fall drive

SeaMar Behavioral Health Clinic is accepting donations for its annual fall drive until Nov. 12. This year, the focus is on “wellness” items such as… Continue reading

Woman charged with hitting OH police officer with her car

An Oak Harbor police officer suffered minor injuries when a driver struck him with a car while fleeing arrest Oct. 9, according to court documents.… Continue reading

Massachusetts college names local to dean’s list

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Science (MCPHS) University is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Chase has been named to the Dean’s List for the… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2018

WSU president’s honor roll list includes islanders

Washington State University’s President’s Honor Roll for the 2018 spring semester has been released. Local students on the list are: OAK HARBOR William Cody Andrews,… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2018

Fort Casey gets scary for Halloween

Haunted Fort event will be a scary good time

Kindergartners reveal costume plans for Halloween

The Whidbey News-Times sat down with the kindergartners in Terese Root’s class at Oak Harbor Elementary to get to the bottom of the most important… Continue reading

Proclamation aims to build understanding of dwarfism

‘We’re the same, just shorter’

Department insiders vying to be sheriff

Felici, Campbell outline differing priorities for job