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Solar Eclipse 2017: Going totally for Oregon’s totality or staying partial to Whidbey

Wherever you view the skies Monday, wear proper eye protection

Port imposing $150 bad boater fee

Commissioners for the Port of Coupeville passed a resolution adopting a $150…

CW Fire recognized nationally for budget

Central Whidbey Island Fire &Rescue received the distinguished budget presentation award for…

OH property owners won’t feel tax relief for a couple of years

Education levy lid won’t bring tax relief until 2019

Fire district saves money by retrofitting old rescue truck into a ‘rolling toolbox’

When a fire engine breaks down, it can’t just be taken into…

Former police captain sues city

The former captain of the Oak Harbor Police Department is suing the…

Bees swarm, woman reports nightmare | Island Scanner

Bees swarm, woman reports nightmare | Island Scanner

County approves critical areas ordinance

The Island County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted Tuesday to update the…

Whidbey loses iconic, respected community newspaperman

One of the great community newspapermen died Aug. 12 in his hometown…

Kids and lemonade stands will be Whidbey treat Saturday

Lemons and water a recipe for learning business basics

Pigfest’s secret sauce: Raising funds through free food

Oak Harbor’s annual event cooks up 3,600 pounds of pork

Ecology awards town’s ‘outstanding’ wastewater treatment plant

For the seventh year in a row, Coupeville has been recognized for…

Thank you, Wallie

You are reading this today because of the impact Wallie Funk had…

Non-profit brings improvements, sidesteps politics

Going Rogue: Her obsession is fixing eyesores

Town starting competitive 2 percent process

The way Coupeville distributes its 2 percent lodging taxes will now officially…

Lummi Nation: Return Tokitae ‘to the place in her heart’

‘We need to do something for these beautiful, spiritual creatures’

Island Thrift donation helping amphitheater stage completion

A new stage at the Deception Pass State Park amphitheater can now…

Forest Service OKs Growler training in Olympic Peninsula

The U.S. Forest Service issued the Navy a special use permit that…

Coupeville ferry snarled by crab pots

One of the two ferries on the Coupeville-to-Port Townsend run was knocked…

Couple requests annexation into Oak Harbor

A couple who own 19 acres on the north end of Oak…

Water system unknowns alter town update plans

Due to unknowns with its water system, the Town of Coupeville is…

Time to pork out at Oak Harbor annual ‘oink you’ celebration

Blitz, Blue Thunder and Crisp P. Bacon part of all-day Sunday event

Former firefighter accused of stealing department’s boat

Former firefighter accused of stealing rescue boat

Man shot by police had been ‘acting strange’

A man who was shot by police in Oak Harbor July 11…

Lions Car show rolls into town

Terry Beatty has close to 70 awards filling his garage. An impressive…

Police shoot suspect with sponge bullet

A South Whidbey man who held off police in a brief standoff…

Man allegedly punches woman at Oak Harbor bar

An Oak Harbor man is accused of punching a woman at a…

Schools approve nearly $12 million budget

Coupeville schools passed a nearly $12 million budget, and officials say they…

Smoke staying in our skies — and eyes — through the weekend

B.C. wildfires blanket Washington with’ worst’ air quality in the nation

EMS seeks grant for community paramedics

Too many local 911 calls involve social needs, not medical emergencies, paramedics say

County ups porta-potties for salmon anglers

Pinks and port-a-potties face earlier-than-planned deadline

Man who shot woman with pellets says he was aiming at eagles

A Whidbey Island man is accused of shooting a woman in the…

Public asked to help develop vision for port

Ideas came in abundance Tuesday from a small group of community members…

More votes come in, but levies still failing

North Whidbey Park and Recreation District’s levy was still failing by roughly…

  • Aug 3rd, 2017

North Whidbey fire and pool levy requests failing in primary election

It appears that North Whidbey voters failed to pass two levy requests…

Too hot? Too dry? Too bad. More is on the way.

Higher temperatures lead to stricter burn ban

Veteran officer named as Oak Harbor’s new police captain

Mike Bailey is no longer just acting as captain of the Oak…

Macklemore walks away from head-on collision on Whidbey

Grammy Award-winning performer Macklemore was uninjured in a head-on collision on Whidbey. The other driver is suspected of driving under the influence.

If at first you don’t succeed … float it again

North Whidbey Parks and Recreation District adopted a backup plan if the…

Conservation Futures Program to benefit forest, shores and farmland

County commissioners approve $1.1 million in tax-funded grants