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Langley warns citizens not to drink water before boiling it

The city of Langley has detected E. coli bacteria in the water supply and is advising its citizens to boil their water for at least… Continue reading

  • Jul 9, 2020

 

List of North Whidbey CARES recipients released July 10 | Corrected

Right about now, the Oak Harbor CARES Act grant selection committee should be nearing the end of its review process to determine which businesses will… Continue reading

 

Oak Harbor earns 2nd place in NJROTC ranking

The Oak Harbor High School Navy Junior Reserve Officer Corps finished second in the “Best Unit in the Navy” competition, the Navy League announced Friday,… Continue reading

 

County garbage rates dropping off

The fees Island County charges for dropping off garbage or pumping out sewage at its facilities near Coupeville is changing on July 31, but it’s… Continue reading

South Whidbey vigil invites people to ‘say their names’

On the eve of the Fourth of July this year, Sandra Stipe wanted to do something meaningful. With the help of her family members, the… Continue reading

Marina Advisory Committee analyzes impact of COVID-19

The impact the pandemic has had on the Oak Harbor Marina appears to be minimal so far, but marina officials are keeping their eyes on… Continue reading

15-year-old boy arrested in alleged wrench assault

A 15-year-old boy who brought a wrench to a fistfight is facing a felony assault charge, according to court documents. Two Oak Harbor teenagers got… Continue reading

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Man sought on $75K warrant after skipping court

An Anacortes man is wanted on a $75,000 arrest warrant after failing to show up for a hearing at which the deputy prosecutor was going… Continue reading

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Clinton man accused of having images of child rape

A Clinton resident is accused of possessing images of children as young as 2 years old being raped, according to court documents. Christopher A. Knowles,… Continue reading

Makeup bag heist uncovered | Island Scanner

Thursday, June 18 At 10:04 a.m., a caller on Alliance Avenue reported that “they need to let me know what I want.” At 1:04 p.m.,… Continue reading

Food program for children expands to week of meals

A South Whidbey food program providing weekend meals for children and their families throughout the school year has expanded its services during the summer to… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2020

Volunteer burnout a problem for fire district, according to chief

Availability of firefighters has become a critical need for South Whidbey Fire/EMS staff, according to fire district officials. To meet needs, the fire district is… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2020

Pack your patience if you plan to ride a state ferry

Those planning to take the ferry to or from Whidbey Island this Fourth of July weekend may want to pack their patience. During these past… Continue reading

COVID-19 uptick deemed no cause for alarm

Thirteen additional people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Island County in the last two weeks, putting the total at 195 since the start of… Continue reading

Contest invites kids to get crafty

Kids with a big imagination can now participate in a local art contest centered around the Salish Sea. Island County Marine Resources Committee and Sound… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2020

New tenant command at NAS Whidbey

The Navy stood up its newest tenant command, Tactical Operations Control Squadron, or TOCRON) 10 for short, at Naval Air Station Whidbey last Friday. Dubbed… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2020

LIHI appealing court ruling against downtown housing project

The nonprofit organization that attempted to build low-income housing in downtown Oak Harbor is appealing a judge’s ruling that appeared to put an end to… Continue reading

Oak Harbor staff works to clarify zoning code

Island County Superior Court ruled against Oak Harbor’s low-income housing development for downtown area in February. The project led to an ongoing development moratorium in… Continue reading

School board planning equity policy

South Whidbey School Board took its first steps towards evaluating its education system by agreeing to draft an equity policy. During a board of directors… Continue reading

Fireworks sales may soar with annual displays canceled for ’20

The big white tents have taken up shop across the island. The fuse on firework season has been lit in Oak Harbor. Other municipalities and… Continue reading