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Coupeville Town Council votes to restrict short-term rentals

Coupeville is adding stricter regulations on short-term rentals as a way to address the lack of housing and to preserve “social character” of its neighborhoods.… Continue reading

Prosecutor apologizes for online postings

Greg Banks is sorry and he’s going to change his social-media ways. Earlier this month, conservative talk show host Jason Rantz contacted the Island County… Continue reading

Man injured in jail seeks $3 million in damages

A man assaulted inside the Island County Jail in 2015 has filed a $3 million claim against the county, arguing that jail personnel were negligent… Continue reading

NWSA NRA class Sept. 21-22

The North Whidbey Sportsmen’s Association is offering a series of monthly safety classes to the general public. The next class, NRA Personal Protection Outside The… Continue reading

  • Aug 27, 2019

WSU’s remote classes on Whidbey get first students

Higher education is now a little more within reach for some on Whidbey Island. After more than two years of having the capability to do… Continue reading

North Whidbey Fire and Rescue hires new chief

The new head of North Whidbey Fire and Rescue is no stranger to embattled departments. Tim Lemon came to the island after serving as chief… Continue reading

Oak Harbor Music Festival is bringing on the bands

Free event runs Labor Day weekend

Driver charged after RV mirror hits pedestrian on bridge

The driver of a motorhome is facing a felony charge for allegedly fleeing after the mirror on his vehicle struck a pedestrian on Deception Pass… Continue reading

Boy pleads guilty to disclosing nude photos of students

A 15-year-old South Whidbey boy who distributed nude photos of female students pleaded guilty to charges this month. Under a plea bargain, the boy pleaded… Continue reading

Murder victim’s name changed posthumously

A judge in Island County Superior Court recently granted an extremely unique petition that posthumously changes a woman’s last name so she no longer shares… Continue reading

Waterfront association offers ideas, plans changes for Coupeville wharf entryway

Small upgrades now, then big changes down the road are being discussed for the redesign of the wharf entryway along Coupeville’s historic waterfront. More seating… Continue reading

Whidbey Community Foundation grant cycle begins

Whidbey Community Foundation’s second annual grant cycle is now open, offering funding to nonprofits on Whidbey Island. Any organization that operates with a charitable status… Continue reading

  • Aug 23, 2019

Whidbey Community Foundation Receives $10,000 for census count

Whidbey Community Foundation has received $10,000 in funding from the Washington Census Equity Fund, to support 2020 Census outreach, education and resources to ensure a… Continue reading

  • Aug 23, 2019

County gives Clinton trail another chance

South Whidbey may get another shot at a trail between the Clinton ferry terminal and Ken’s Korner. County commissioners Wednesday approved moving forward with preliminary… Continue reading

Popular Haunted Fort Casey moves to pre-sale tickets

Some Whidbey Island residents are probably already dreaming of cooler fall days and pumpkin spiced everything as they soak up the waning summer sun. Those… Continue reading

County aims to allow more farm worker housing

Island County is looking to make it easier for farm owners and operators to build housing for their laborers. Planning staff last week presented recommendations… Continue reading

Oak Harbor chamber director seeks appointment to Senate seat

After five years leading the Oak Harbor business community, Christine Cribb is ready to move up. On Tuesday, the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce executive… Continue reading

In 4-3 vote,Oak Harbor City Council clears path for Pioneer Way development

In an 11th-hour decision, the Oak Harbor City Council Tuesday narrowly approved the permits for a controversial affordable housing development to be built on Pioneer… Continue reading

Field carrier landing practices scheduled Aug. 26 – Sept. 1

There are carrier-based flight training operations scheduled to occur at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Ault Field and Outlying Landing Field Coupeville Aug. 26 through… Continue reading

  • Aug 23, 2019

Field carrier landing practices scheduled through Aug. 25

There are carrier-based flight training operations scheduled to occur at the Outlying Landing Field Coupeville the week of Aug. 19-25. No carrier-based flight training operations… Continue reading

  • Aug 20, 2019