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Another park access offered

Oak Harbor city staff is recommending a third option for an access road to a planned regional park.

 

Three Coupeville school levies to appear on February ballot

The Coupeville school board adopted resolutions to approve three levies to appear on the ballot.

 

Deputies negotiate surrender of knife-wielding suspect

Deputies negotiated the peaceful surrender of an assault suspect who refused to leave his car.

 

Langley mandates employee vaccines

All city employees of Langley will soon need to follow a new vaccination rule.

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A car rolled over south of Deception Pass and struck several parked cars. It was the second car accident in the area on Sunday.

Two car accidents on Sunday slow bridge traffic

Two separate car crashes just south of Deception Pass bridge sent two people to the hospital Sunday.

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A car rolled over south of Deception Pass and struck several parked cars. It was the second car accident in the area on Sunday.

Two injured in Oak Harbor crash

Two people were injured in a car accident on the afternoon of Friday, Nov. 19.

Langley police chief retiring

After five years in the department, Langley’s Chief of Police is set to retire from his position.

Public-private windmill partnership proposed

Oak Harbor officials expressed interest in moving forward with rebuilding the windmill.

Nearly all Whidbey school staff fully vaccinated, data shows

Of the handful of exemptions granted, most were religious.

Hillside development agreement approved

A developer and the city of Oak Harbor finalized a unique agreement.

Infrastructure bill will help ferry system stay afloat

President Joe Biden’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure act will help fund ferries in Washington state.

Holiday celebrations galore coming to Langley

The Lighting of Langley, an annual tree-lighting ceremony, will begin at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27.

  • Nov 23, 2021

South Whidbey vaccine clinic thrives without electricity

The Coupeville clinic did not yield the same high turnout as those in South Whidbey and Oak Harbor.

The Washington State Redistricting Commission held a public meeting over Zoom on Monday night to draw the final legislative and congressional district boundaries. Most of the five-hour session was spent in "caucus meetings" which were unavailable to the viewing public. (Washington State Redistricting Commission)

Bipartisan commission fails to draw new political boundaries

For the first time in state history, the Supreme Court will define new congressional and legislative districts.

The Washington State Redistricting Commission held a public meeting over Zoom on Monday night to draw the final legislative and congressional district boundaries. Most of the five-hour session was spent in "caucus meetings" which were unavailable to the viewing public. (Washington State Redistricting Commission)
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The Coupeville Wharf lost a quarter of its shingles and sustained other damage during Monday's wind storm.

Wharf, other structures damaged in Monday’s windstorm

Fire departments fielded high volumes of calls as wind gusts reached speeds of up to 61 mph.

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The Coupeville Wharf lost a quarter of its shingles and sustained other damage during Monday's wind storm.

Commissioners to hire first county administrator

Island County government will soon have a county administrator for the first time in its history.

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Responders from North Whidbey Fire and Rescue and the Navy rescue 24-year-old Ruby from a trench Nov. 11.

Firefighters rescue horse from ditch

The horse slipped into a narrow trench around 7 p.m., hitting and breaking her jaw during the fall.

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Responders from North Whidbey Fire and Rescue and the Navy rescue 24-year-old Ruby from a trench Nov. 11.

Stay up to date with state ferry schedules during holidays

Thanksgiving travelers planning a ferry ride over the holidays should prepare for busy sailings.

  • Nov 19, 2021

Oak Harbor man accused of assaulting wife in front of child

An Oak Harbor man was allegedly beating his wife when their grade-school son intervened Nov 14.

City council meeting moved to Nov. 22

Council members will revisit agenda items that were discussed during the month’s first meeting.