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Council adopts amendment to spare oak tree

Oak Harbor council members passed an ordinance amendment last week to save…

North Whidbey fire district sets meetings on Aug. 1 vote

A vote on a proposed levy lid lift for North Whidbey Fire…

Overdose antidote added to county opioid outreach team

Outside funding delivers 100 Narcan kits

Town road plan includes overlay projects this year

Town of Coupeville approved its Six Year Transportation Improve-ment plan that highlights…

Kids, flags and families salute America’s birthday at Oak Harbor parade

Kids, flags and families lined the Oak Harbor Bayshore Drive parade route…

Compass Health tackles children’s mental health needs

“They’ll get all up in your life” says grateful Mom

Burn ban to go into effect on July 7

A burn ban goes into effect in unincorporated Island County July 7.…

  • Jul 3rd, 2017

Navy SAR rescues kayaker in Dugualla Bay Sunday

A Whidbey Island kayaker may owe his life to a sharp-eyed member…

Road work halts for Fourth of July weekend

State highway resurfacing resumes July 5

Video court planned for Island County inmates

A couple of years ago, the chief at Island County Jail received…

Ready for a fantastic Fourth

As far as many islanders are concerned, the Fourth of July Carnival…

North Whidbey Fire proposes levy lid lift

Officials with North Whidbey Fire and Rescue are asking voters in the…

Public gets glimpse into Navy base history

2,000 visit NAS Whidbey Island Open House

Bus route changes begin July 3

More runs, a newly designed route to businesses and doctors’ offices and…

County’s new fireworks rules in effect

The fireworks season — at least the legal one — begins next…

Coupeville schools petition state for additional $400k

Coupeville School District is asking the state superintendent’s office for $400,000 to…

Man loses hat in fight | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Oak Harbor…

Freeland driver charged in road-rage incident

A Freeland man got so mad at a tailgater that he pulled…

Farm’s Strawberry Daze July 1 uniting food, fun

Bell’s Farm will be digging into its roots in event planning with…

Parks & Rec votes to pull plug on funding for NW aquatic club

North Whidbey Parks and Recreation District Board is pulling the plug on…

College credit program, FFA coming to Coupeville

The staff at Coupeville School District is working this summer to bring…

Coupeville hires middle school principal

Several staff members are coming and going at the Coupeville School District…

  • Jun 23rd, 2017

Health care uncertainty raises concerns

It’s not every day that 20-somethings in pickup trucks scream obscenities at…

Pup falls off bluff, survives to wag tail again

A stranded pooch named “Chunk” was rescued from the side of a…

No job layoffs for county despite state budget impasse

Human resources director: “We have to do this cruel dance. I just hate it”

Oak Harbor man accused of assault with a bat

An Oak Harbor man is being held on $50,000 bail after allegedly…

Ordinance update to expand buffer zones around wetlands

The buffer zones between new developments and their neighboring wetlands and streams…

Former cop gets 3.5 years for possessing child porn

A federal judge sentenced a former Oak Harbor police officer today to…

Father, son save teenager in rafting trip

A chance turn of the head in the midst of loud, chaotic…

Schools make changes after audit

Oak Harbor School District officials didn’t follow the letter of the law…

Oak Harbor officials consider resurrecting salary commission

A currently dormant commission that’s supposed to set elected officials’ salaries may…

Marshal warns of IRS phone scam

Coupeville Marshal Chris Garden is warning residents about an IRS scam he’s…

  • Jun 20th, 2017

Expect traffic delays on Highway 525 until fall

Commuters along Whidbey’s main corridor from Coupeville to Clinton can expect to…

Seaplane flying in for NAS Whidbey open house

Whidbey Island residents may notice something a little different in the skies…

Ordinance to save oak tree moves forward

A proposed ordinance amendment created to save one Garry oak tree from…

Oak Harbor High School band to get new duds

Oak Harbor High School band students won’t have to wear torn and…

Parks board to discuss swim team dissolution Thursday

North Whidbey Parks and Recreation Board of Commissioners will hold a special…

  • Jun 20th, 2017

Town Council approves new sign code

After months of work and review, Coupeville Town Council last week approved…

Town looking to open 2 percent fund application process

The application process for 2 percent funds will be more open and…

Four Larsen nominations accept academy offers

Congressman Rick Larsen announced that four Island County students he nominated to…

  • Jun 17th, 2017