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Town of Coupeville vacancies finally filled after hiring struggle

Despite difficulties filling the positions, the town has no vacancies for the first time in months.

Oak Harbor business owner killed in crash

The owner of an Oak Harbor brewing company was killed in a motorcycle accident in Yakima County.

Bowman Bay diver found

The Skagit County Sheriff’s Office has recovered the body of a 67-year-old Bellevue man who went missing after scuba diving near Bowman Bay in Deception… Continue reading

Suspicious botanist, invisible guests, satanic voicemail reported | Island Scanner

The following reports were compiled from calls made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Sunday, July 4 At 11:57 a.m., an Ault Field Road resident… Continue reading

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Stuart Peeples demonstrates how to enter Heather Mayhugh's wheelchair van. In recent months, while navigating the new Mukilteo ferry terminal, Mayhugh has struggled to unload her clients who need access to the restroom.

ADA concerns cited about new ferry terminal in Mukilteo

Advocates feel not enough thought went into improving the new terminal’s accessibility problems.

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Stuart Peeples demonstrates how to enter Heather Mayhugh's wheelchair van. In recent months, while navigating the new Mukilteo ferry terminal, Mayhugh has struggled to unload her clients who need access to the restroom.

Bystanders perform CPR on grocery store shopper

Two men helped a fellow grocery shopper at Saar’s last week by performing CPR after he collapsed.

No serious injuries reported in Bayview Road accident

The drivers of two vehicles that collided in South Whidbey Saturday were not seriously injured.

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Apartment fire injures one, displaces nine

Nine people were displaced after a fire swept through an apartment building on Northwest Atalanta Way in Oak Harbor on Sunday morning. Firefighters responded to… Continue reading

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Crews put out grass fire

A possible mishap with a lawn mower sparked a half-acre fire on Green Valley Road on Friday morning.

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Guns found buried under shed, in flower pot | Island Scanner

Sunday, June 27 At 9 a.m., an Eastpoint Drive resident reported that the neighbor’s two Saint Bernards keep jumping on the fence and biting children.… Continue reading

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Suicides at bridge renew interest in nets

Recent deaths at the Deception Pass Bridge have renewed calls for barriers to prevent more suicides.

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Brian Read

Eviction lawyer booked into jail weeks after his disbarment

Brian Read, 45, of Freeland, pleaded guilty Monday to vehicular assault while under the influence.

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Little Oaks Preschool (Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Cost, accessibility of child care raises concerns on Whidbey

The high cost and sparse availability of child care are serious public health challenges on Whidbey.

Little Oaks Preschool (Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

County commissioners rescind COVID bonuses

Money will likely still be coming to county employees, just in a different form.

Murderer of deputies continues appeals pro se

A man who killed two deputies 34 years ago is still trying to appeal his murder convictions.

Former county commissioner diagnosed with case of breakthrough COVID-19

Helen Price Johnson is crediting the vaccine for how mild her case has been.

Traffic, utility rate studies planned for city of Langley

Langley will participate in studies on speeding on Sixth Street and affordability of utility rates.

Maureen Greene displays a sign and distributes informational papers opposing the Black Lives Matter banner at the June 11 protest. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

School board member threatens to sue students

Damian Greene is threatening legal action against students for an online post he claims is libelous.

Maureen Greene displays a sign and distributes informational papers opposing the Black Lives Matter banner at the June 11 protest. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Oak Harbor man sent to prison for assault of mother, ex-wife

An Oak Harbor man threatened to shoot his mother and ex-wife and hit his ex-wife twice with his car.

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Campaign signs create stir during Oak Harbor 4th of July parade

Joel Servatius resolved a conflict of interest by paying the Fourth of July parade entrance free.

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