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South Whidbey public records advocate blasts cities’ incomplete, litigious responses

South Whidbey resident Eric Hood has collected around $1 million in Public Records Act lawsuits.

 

School buses crash with students on board but no one injured

The buses weren’t seriously damaged and were able to complete their routes later in the afternoon.

 

Fundraiser set for firefighter who suffered a stroke

A fundraiser for Daniel Hovelsrud, 28, has raised almost $20,000 to help him with medical expenses.

 

Port to hold public hearing about proposed tax levy

The Port of Coupeville is seeking community input about creating an industrial development district.

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A barn on Fakkema Road caught fire early Tuesday morning. No animals were in the barn and no one else on the property was injured.

Fire destroys barn on Fakkema Road early Tuesday morning

Firefighters battled a blazing barn as it burned to the ground on North Whidbey early Tuesday morning. There were no animals in the barn on… Continue reading

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A barn on Fakkema Road caught fire early Tuesday morning. No animals were in the barn and no one else on the property was injured.
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Olympic View Elementary

Options mulled to reduce $429 million school project

A bond measure is planned for the February ballot.

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Olympic View Elementary

COVID cases trend downward

At the same time, the number of people getting vaccinated in the county has picked up.

Climate committee convening Thursday

Langley’s newest citizen-led committee will be holding its first meeting this week.

Wanted child molest suspect back in jail

Michael Cheatham of Oak Harbor, 39, has been charged with multiple counts of child molestation.

Two Whidbey residents were injured in a two car crash on Highway 20 Monday morning. (Photo provided by North Whidbey Fire and Rescue)

Two injured in Highway 20 collision Monday morning

Two Whidbey residents were injured when a car struck another car that was turning onto Highway 20.

Two Whidbey residents were injured in a two car crash on Highway 20 Monday morning. (Photo provided by North Whidbey Fire and Rescue)
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Friends of the Langley Library celebrating 100 years

A charitable group that has survived one whole century in Langley will be celebrating this weekend.

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Fire, police chiefs lobby for building improvements

Oak Harbor’s growth has impacted the fire and police departments’ abilities to maintain service.

Dragon boat club to honor late teammates on Saturday

Local paddlers will honor two late teammates in the best way they know — in full dragon boat regalia.

Crab pots for sale at fundraiser

America’s Boating Club of Deception Pass is offering inexpensive crab pots on Saturday, Sept. 18.

  • Sep 14, 2021

Goats run amok | Island Scanner

Wednesday, Aug. 25 At 5:46 a.m., the Navy reported that “a gate penetration exercise” would be happening at the Charles Porter Gate. At 11:12 a.m.,… Continue reading

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Council moves forward with accepting controversial sculpture

Oak Harbor City Council approved two agreements that effectively accept “Angel de la Creatividad.”

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Rep. Larsen stops by earmarked projects

The appropriations bill has passed the House of Representatives and awaits review by the Senate.

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Community members stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance while listening to a South Whidbey School District board meeting. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

School Board delays decision on Pledge of Allegiance

Future school board meetings will be online instead of in person.

Community members stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance while listening to a South Whidbey School District board meeting. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Brothers’ fight over vaccinations leads to jail for one

A fight over COVID-19 vaccinations ended with minor injuries, hurt feelings and one man in jail.

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Island Transit buses just got a little cleaner

Island Transit is installing new air purification systems on all of its buses.

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