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Auditor issues finding against district

The Washington State Auditor’s Office found Coupeville School District committed an accounting error.

Freeland woman hurt in I-5 crash

A South Whidbey woman and three others were injured in a four-car accident on Interstate 5.

Insurance provider dropped for hospital walk-in, primary clinics

WhidbeyHealth will no longer accept Amerigroup Washington insurance at some clinics as of July 1.

Artist Mark Wacker hangs a fish ornament he created for the taproom barn.

Freeland Taproom opens doors at newest location

The new venture is a collaboration between Penn Cove Brewing Company and South Whidbey resident Randy Urquhart.

Artist Mark Wacker hangs a fish ornament he created for the taproom barn.

New candidates, names withdrawn in final day of candidate filing week

The final day of candidate filing week was exciting on Whidbey Island, with new candidates emerging and candidates withdrawing their names. The filings for positions… Continue reading

Cases against Oak Harbor real estate agent resolved

An Oak Harbor real estate agent who had been held in jail without bail is now free.


Retired Navy officer named assessor

Douglas “Bernie” Upchurch is the new Island County assessor and will serve at least until the end of the year.


Sentence in vehicular homicide reduced after drug law voided

Jeromy K. Ladwig, 40, appeared in Island County Superior Court telephonically from prison Tuesday to be resentenced. His sentence was cut from 12 years to five years and a month.

Cause of death still pending for diver recovered from Pass

The body of an experienced diver was found May 4.

Jail inmate death apparent suicide

The Skagit County Multi-Agency Response Team is investigating the death.

Candidates start to fill in races for local office

Candidate filing week runs May 17-21.

Investigation clears superintendent of bias, retaliation

An attorney’s investigation into the Coupeville school superintendent for alleged bias and retaliation largely exonerated him, according to the report on the inquiry.

Amid good news on COVID, a troubling drop in vaccine demand

The wrinkle in the good news for Whidbey Island and the nation is that demand for vaccinations is decreasing, which is very bad news for public health and businesses.

EOD to conduct explosive training May 24

The training is needed as part of the unit’s certification for deployment and is in accordance with established military training and readiness requirements.

Caller reports 15-foot-long dog | Island Scanner

Island Scanner May 3-4

Filing to open for long list of local positions

Candidates must file for the election May 17-21.

In Our Opinion: With candidate filing week at hand, it’s time to run for office

The outcome of this year’s election could have a significant impact on local government on Whidbey Island for many years to come. A total of… Continue reading

Project would protect Lone Lake farmland

The Whidbey Camano Land Trust applied for $790,000 from a program to protect 37 acres.

Big pigs turn on chickens | Island Scanner

Thursday, April 22 At 3:30 p.m., a caller reported that the manager of a business on Ault Field Road was having employees pour excess milk… Continue reading