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WhidbeyHealth seeking $20 million loan

Public meeting set for March 21

Community weaves together fundraiser after fiber theft

In late February, Lydia Christiansen and her husband Alan woke up to a small business owner’s worst nightmare. A trailer carrying most of their inventory… Continue reading

Navy extends comment period on special ops training to March 23

The area where the Navy conducts special operations training may be expanded to include Whidbey Island. In addition, the number of training operations conducted each… Continue reading

Fight costs man chunk of his ear, suspect charged

A love triangle led to a “brutal beating” in which part of a man’s ear was bitten off, Island County Chief Criminal Prosecutor Eric Ohme… Continue reading

Woman, 66, accused of filing bogus dental claims

The former office manager for an Oak Harbor dentist is accused of stealing thousands of dollars by making false insurance claims, court documents say. Prosecutors… Continue reading

Point in Time Count shows more than 170 are without permanent homes

Over 170 people were counted as either unsheltered or in temporary housing during the annual Point in Time Count in January, according to a presentation… Continue reading

Number of incumbents expected to seek re-election in November

It’s a big election year for Island County with many county positions on the November ballot. In addition, state representatives will also be asking for… Continue reading

Navy: Two wells near Ault Field base contaminated

The Navy says it has identified two additional wells contaminated with a chemical found in a certain type of firefighting foam. This time the Navy… Continue reading

Officials aim to speed up evaluations in jail with teleconferencing

Mental health professionals will soon be evaluating inmates at Island County Jail via videoconferencing. The jail is one of four in the state that were… Continue reading

‘Person of interest’ in murder wanted on $1 million bail

The 34-year-old man named as a “person of interest” in the murder and decapitation of a woman on Camano Island is being sought on a… Continue reading

Material costs blamed for sewer plant overage

The cost of construction and materials is very high right now. That’s largely the reason for a $20-million increase in the projected cost of Oak… Continue reading

NAS Whidbey Island SAR transports injured snowmobiler

A Search and Rescue team from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island conducted a medical evacuation Saturday afternoon from Mount Baker to Harborview Medical Center. The… Continue reading

  • Mar 10, 2018

Man accused of exposure, biting officer

A 40-year-old man is accused of exposing himself, biting a police officer and using a racial slur in downtown Oak Harbor early in the morning… Continue reading

Oak Harbor developer wants Board to reconsider appeal denial

The developer Wright’s Crossing, LLC filed a motion to reconsider Thursday after the Growth Management Hearings Board dismissed its appeal. In December, Wright’s Crossing submitted… Continue reading

Oak Harbor school district offers free classes to parents of pre-K kids

For young children, toys aren’t only fun to play with, but also offer valuable educational opportunities. This is the main takeaway from Oak Harbor Public… Continue reading

‘Person of interest’ identified in Camano decapitation murder

Investigators identified a “person of interest” in a murder in which the victim’s body was found near a hillside bunker on Camano Island Saturday. The… Continue reading

Port continues levy lid lift discussions

The Port of Coupeville is taking steps to place a levy lid lift on the November ballot. Commissioners discussed the plan further during a workshop… Continue reading

Island County improves code enforcement

There are still junked cars, squatters, failed septic fields and other violations of Island County code, but recent changes have significantly improved the planning department’s… Continue reading

Coupeville shows its mussel might

Musselfest attracts record visitors

Whidbey charity gets national attention

Facebook fame finds Garage of Blessings