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Kau Kau Corner to give away free meals on Thanksgiving

It’s the business owner’s way of saying ‘mahalo’ for the support this year.

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Local vibes: New shop puts focus on unique, handmade items

PNW Vibes in Oak Harbor offers a variety of items handmade by Pacific Northwest creators.

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Oak Harbor staff survey draws ire, confusion

Oak Harbor City Council members and Mayor were surprised by the Mayor Pro-Tem’s prior announcement.

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With pandemic leading to Thanksgiving cancellations, those in need have options

Thanksgiving dinners may be canceled for many this year because of the pandemic, but there is help available for people in need. One of the… Continue reading

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Navy woman arranging letters to send to seniors increasingly isolated by pandemic

While visiting a fundraiser at HomePlace at Oak Harbor Memory Care, Mackenzie Ball learned that some seniors had not received visitors since February. She said… Continue reading

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Work on the Deception Pass Bridge repainting and repair project has been suspended for the winter. A new contractor may be brought in when work resumes in the spring to finish the $22 million project. Photo courtesy of WSDOT.

Work on Deception Pass Bridge suspended for winter

A new contractor may take over the project in the spring, says WSDOT.

Work on the Deception Pass Bridge repainting and repair project has been suspended for the winter. A new contractor may be brought in when work resumes in the spring to finish the $22 million project. Photo courtesy of WSDOT.

Oak Harbor council schedules in-person budget meeting

Long-term capital projects, property tax increase among considerations

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World War II vet will be featured in Navy League’s virtual Veterans Day event

A World War II from Freeland reflects on memories from his time in service.

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City council surveys staff morale

Oak Harbor City Council is concerned about morale, transparency and other issues among staff.

OH Navy League broadcasting virtual Veterans Day program

Viewers can watch the porgram on Nov. 11 begining at 11 a.m. on local social media and channel 10.

City of Oak Harbor moves forward with zoning change

The city is trying to change the zoning of its 75-acre property so it can become a park.

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Cleaning up: Island thrift stores packed with donated treasures

Whidbey’s thrift stores have seen an influx of donations during the pandemic.

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Plugged in: Oak Harbor school district adds electric bus to its fleet

Whidbey’s only electric school bus will be driving the streets of Oak Harbor soon.

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Jonathan process, as seen on Holiday Baking Championship, Season 7.

Oak Harbor grad hopes to bake his way to the top on TV

Jonathan Peregrino will compete on the new season of Holiday Baking Championship airing Nov. 2.

Jonathan process, as seen on Holiday Baking Championship, Season 7.

Oak Harbor spends $15,000 to gauge public opinion

The media monitoring software will hopefully help the city make decisions, staff said.

Larsen, Hazelo spar during forum

The two candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives challenged each other on issues.

Townhomes planned on Southwest Third Avenue in Oak Harbor

There are plans for 20 new townhomes on two acres of land in Oak Harbor.

City raises utility rates despite public outcry

The average Oak Harbor family’s utility bill will be nearly $200 per month next year.

Emergency repairs follow water line break near Flintstone Park

Water is scheduled to be shut off to three businesses on Monday in Oak Harbor.

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Brewery works with local farm on seasonal stout

It’s pumpkin pie in a glass.

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