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Photo by John Fisken

Putting the wind to work

Photographer John Fisken snapped a few pictures of a surfer on Monday.

  • Dec 1, 2020

 

Virtual meeting slated to discuss replacing 5 Oak Harbor schools

The Wednesday meeting is a time for the public to have a say in how the buildings will look.

 

County election results certified

Final counts showed voters favored Democratic candidates, although some races were tight.

 

Help just in time for the holidays

Families who cannot afford gifts this holiday season have an island-wide resource.

Increasing call volume leads to shuffle in North End ambulance staffing

WhidbeyHealth will be operating an additional ambulance out of the five available in the North End.

Island school districts likely returning to remote learning

Increasing case numbers in the county have school officials considering a move to at-home learning.

Job numbers show county rebounding

Although the pandemic has hurt the local economy, unemployment numbers are gradually improving.

Oak Harbor resident Charles Ringer testifies in his defense in a child rape trial that ended in a jury deadlock. Photo by Jessie Stensland / Whidbey News-Times

Jury deadlocked in complex child rape case

The judge declared a mistrial in a child rape case involving a retired Navy pilot from Oak Harbor.

Oak Harbor resident Charles Ringer testifies in his defense in a child rape trial that ended in a jury deadlock. Photo by Jessie Stensland / Whidbey News-Times

Man gets four years in stabbing incident

Altercation took place on ferry in September

Oak Harbor man charged with child molesting has sordid history

A registered sex offender molested another child and was sentenced to 90 days of work release.

Oak Harbor Police Dept. earns state association accreditation

The accreditation didn’t change how officers do their jobs, but does include important adjustments.

Man rescued from water off Oak Harbor after boat capsizes

A Coast Guard rescue swimmer swam a man to shore in Oak Harbor after his boat capsized Sunday.

COVID-19 outbreak being investigated at Regency

18 people have tested positive for coronavirus at a long-term care facility in Oak Harbor.

Despite COVID-19, ferries could be busy on Thanksgiving

Although essential-only travel is urged, Washington State Ferries cautions people catching a state ferry over Thanksgiving weekend to be aware that routes may be busy… Continue reading

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Langley Library Manager Vicky Welfare stands at the corner of the access ramp to the library entrance. Pending state budget approval, Sno-Isle Libraries is planning to improve building access inside and out.

Langley Library due for makeover, pending approval of state budget

Sno-Isle Libraries is tentatively moving forward with plans to remodel and update the Langley Library to improve its accessibility under the Americans with Disabilities Act… Continue reading

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Langley Library Manager Vicky Welfare stands at the corner of the access ramp to the library entrance. Pending state budget approval, Sno-Isle Libraries is planning to improve building access inside and out.

Superior court trial rescheduled because of COVID exposure

A domestic assault trial was delayed after a defense attorney was exposed someone with COVID-19.

Domestic violence suspect hid loaded guns in kids’ rooms

An Oak Harbor man accused of domestic violence had guns hidden all over his house.

Oak Harbor staff survey draws ire, confusion

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

Woman injured in accidental restaurant shooting files lawsuit

The woman needed both legs amputated above the knee and has filed a lawsuit for damages.

Woman, 38, charged with second-degree murder in stabbing

A woman who stabbed her partner during a Nov. 13 power outage has been officially accused of murder.