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Police investigating report that Oak Harbor student was accosted

Oak Harbor police are investigating a report that a student was accosted after getting off a school bus last night, according to Police Capt. Mike… Continue reading

Leaping into ‘The Nutcracker’

OH dancers perform this weekend

  • Dec 13, 2017

History haunts OH Poetry Project

Meetings encourage deep writing, listening

Happy Holly Days!

Whidbey wreaths deck the halls far and wide

Oak Harbor officers recognized for response to July 11 incident

Police officers who responded to a tense incident in downtown Oak Harbor July 11 acted with utmost professionalism and deserve to be recognized, Oak Harbor… Continue reading

Man guilty of intimidating Oak Harbor city attorney

Following a four-day trial last week, a man who threatened to give out the address of Oak Harbor’s female city attorney to rapists was found… Continue reading

Whidbey woman accused of child molestation

A 26-year-old woman is facing charges for allegedly molesting a teenage girl in Oak Harbor, court documents state. Carly P. Houghton was charged in Island… Continue reading

Sheriff’s office gets upgraded north precinct

The small, modular building installed as a temporary solution for the Island County Sheriff’s Office in 1998 is finally being replaced. The county is in… Continue reading

No public comment on county’s budget

Island County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to approve a $92.3 million budget and 1 percent increase on a property tax levy for 2018, during… Continue reading

Cuts, or levy increase, needed to address $2-million libraries deficit

Facing a $2 million shortfall in 2019, the Sno-Isle Libraries Board of Trustees is deciding on Monday whether to cut back its budget and reduce… Continue reading

Donation drive about caring for community

As Pati Brigman collected warm winter coats for donation Thursday afternoon at her Coupeville store, she suddenly stopped. “What about scarves and gloves?” she asked.… Continue reading

Island feels Christmas tree crunch

Tree farms decrease, prices increase

Task force gets input on affordable housing recommendations

North Whidbey Affordable Housing Task Force presented its recommendations and sought feedback at an open house Thursday evening at the Oak Harbor Senior Center. The… Continue reading

Oak Harbor robotics students tackle homelessness with new competition

Four outstanding robotics students from Oak Harbor High School are setting out to fix a large problem in a small way. The Whidbey Island Robotics… Continue reading

Discovery of human remains doesn’t slow sewer plant project

The project engineer for the new Oak Harbor’s sewage plant project has lost count of how many times human remains have been found during construction.… Continue reading

Couple accused of South Whidbey church burglary

A man and woman are facing charges for allegedly stealing from a South Whidbey church last week, according to court documents. Prosecutors charged Ernest W.… Continue reading

From regret to redemption in Dickens’ classic Christmas tale

Whidbey Playhouse ‘A Christmas Carol’ a family affair

Independence Day Saturday for Greenbank Farm

Community, Coupeville Port celebrate ‘buying the farm’

Coupeville awards $1.2 million bid for elementary expansion

Coupeville School District will be starting the last major project funded by its capital facilities levy in January. The school board awarded P&L Construction out… Continue reading

Coupeville Schools bringing M&O, tech levies to voters

The Coupeville School District will ask voters to approve two replacement levies in February. The two levies, a maintenance and operations levy and a technology… Continue reading