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4-year-old twins called heroes after fatal crash

Two 4-year-old girls are being heralded across the nation as heroes for climbing a steep, wooded embankment in the dark after a car crash on… Continue reading

 

North Whidbey woman accused of arson

A woman on North Whidbey was arrested on suspicion of arson Friday afternoon. Coincidentally, the case was reported just hours after another house on North… Continue reading

 

Election results remain largely unchanged following recount

The Oak Harbor mayoral candidate who asked for a manual recount ended the election with one fewer vote after the tally was completed last week.… Continue reading

 

Man charged with beating, choking, biting, burning wife

An 23-year-old Oak Harbor man is accused of beating, biting, strangling and burning his wife early in the morning of Nov. 23, according to court… Continue reading

Residence in base housing cordoned off after threat

A sailor was in a brief standoff with police in base housing this afternoon, the Navy reported. Whidbey Island Naval Air Station released a statement… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2019

Navy seeks public comment on PFAS removal options

The Navy is aiming to provide permanent solutions for nearly 30 North Whidbey residences with wells that tested positive for toxic chemicals. A final decision… Continue reading

Former Oak Harbor man killed in home invasion

A former Oak Harbor man and Navy aviation electronics technician at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island was killed protecting his family at their home near… Continue reading

Arson suspected in North Whidbey Fire

A possible arson significantly damaged a North Whidbey home Friday morning. No one was injured in the blaze. North Whidbey Fire responded to a residential… Continue reading

Flight practices scheduled for coming week

Aircraft carrier-based flight training operations scheduled to occur at Ault Field during the week of Dec. 9-15. Outlying Landing Field Coupeville is closed to jet… Continue reading

  • Dec 5, 2019

County passes $110 million budget, property tax increases

Island County on Monday passed its $110-million budget and increased its three property tax levies by 1 percent over last year. The property tax increases… Continue reading

Bunny ailment hits Whidbey

Now may not be the best time for Whidbey Island residents or visitors to pick up any furry hitchhikers — no matter how cute. The… Continue reading

Trail project, Island Transit van pool purchases put on hold

An on-again, off-again trail project in Clinton is off again, and Island Transit’s plans to purchase 24 replacement vans is being deferred to an undetermined… Continue reading

Man accused of stabbing woman in the head with glass shard

A Langley man who stabbed a woman in the head with a shard of glass is being held in jail on $10,000 bail, according to… Continue reading

County eyes code changes to encourage affordable housing

Island County is in the first steps of implementing code changes to encourage development of more affordable housing options, such as accessory dwelling units, duplexes… Continue reading

Firefighters work on a garage fire Saturday night on North Whidbey. Photo provided by North Whidbey Fire and Rescue

Improperly stored ashes spark blaze in garage

Wood stove ashes in a cardboard box led to a large garage fire Saturday night on North Whidbey. The two occupants and a dog got… Continue reading

Firefighters work on a garage fire Saturday night on North Whidbey. Photo provided by North Whidbey Fire and Rescue

Island County proposes $110 million budget

Island County is anticipating the construction of two major facilities in 2020 and adding several new staff members in its $110 million budget for 2020.… Continue reading

Ryan’s House director retires from nonprofit she founded

After a decade of helping homeless young people on Whidbey Island, Ryan’s House for Youth Founder and Executive Director Lori Cavender is retiring from the… Continue reading

Whidbey producer filming ghost-hunting comedy series

Whidbey’s long and rich history and abundance of historical structures would make the island a seemingly perfect place to encounter apparitions. An eager albeit not… Continue reading

Couple pleads guilty to lying about boy’s cancer to get life insurance

An Oak Harbor man who attempted to fraudulently obtain life insurance on his son after the boy was diagnosed with terminal cancer will be going… Continue reading

I-1639 mandated training class offered

North Whidbey Sportsmen’s Association is offering a series of safety classes to the general public. The next course — I-1639 Mandated Training — is Saturday,… Continue reading

  • Nov 29, 2019