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190704-N-HC646-0252 OAK HARBOR, Wash. (August 6, 2019) Master-at-Arms 1st Class Nick Fortune gives instruction during a take down demonstration to visitors in attendance of National Night Out on Fort Nugent Park. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Marc Cuenca/Released)

As COVID rules ease, local events calendar gets longer

Oak Harbor residents and visitors have a lot to look forward to in the next few weeks.

190704-N-HC646-0252 OAK HARBOR, Wash. (August 6, 2019) Master-at-Arms 1st Class Nick Fortune gives instruction during a take down demonstration to visitors in attendance of National Night Out on Fort Nugent Park. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Marc Cuenca/Released)

Concerts ahoy! Shifty Sailors to perform Saturday

Landlubbers are invited to experience a mini concert by two musical groups who have joined together.

Law enforcement role in school threats debated

Several community members expressed concern that the district doesn’t notify police of every threat.

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Community rallies to help Coupeville family after crash

Amanda Stanwood and her daughter walked away from a collision that could have been fatal.

Lillian and Amanda Stanwood

Four county officials fined for public disclosure violations

The elected officials failed to publicly report their financial holdings prior to a state deadline.

South Whidbey Harbor sees revenue surging post-COVID

The trend appears to carry through community.

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Lost crab pots likely taken by the sea, says WDFW officer

The Fish and Wildlife Department has removed more than 250 crab pots from marine areas 8-1 and 8-2.

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Goat murder, goat-napping suspected | Island Scanner

The following calls were gathered from reports made to the Island County Sheriffs Office. Friday, June 18 At 11:37 a.m., a caller reported that a… Continue reading

Island County employees to get COVID bonuses

Most Island County employees will get pandemic bonuses, but the giveaway’s legality is unclear.

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Tool company eyes former Office Max

Harbor Freight Tools has leveled its eye on the former Office Max building in Oak Harbor.

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Coupeville man airlifted after three-car accident

One person was airlifted to Providence Regional Medical Center and two others were taken to a local hospital after a three-car accident on Highway 20… Continue reading

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NAS Whidbey Fire Inspector Zach Walker looks at the damage of a small fire at a yard in military housing in Crescent Harbor Tuesday.

So long, s’mores: No campfires allowed in a stricter burn ban

The burn ban prohibits all outdoor burning, including recreational fires and fireworks.

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NAS Whidbey Fire Inspector Zach Walker looks at the damage of a small fire at a yard in military housing in Crescent Harbor Tuesday.
Firefighters work at the Lick Creek fire near the Idaho and Oregon borders. (Photo provided by Central Whidbey Island Fire and Rescue)

Whidbey firefighters battle blazes off-island

Whidbey Island firefighters dispatched to wildfires in eastern Washington and Oregon.

Firefighters work at the Lick Creek fire near the Idaho and Oregon borders. (Photo provided by Central Whidbey Island Fire and Rescue)

Man sentenced to prison for stabbing woman in head

James M. Kluth, 30, pleaded guilty to assault in the first degree, a domestic violence crime.

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Summer sailboat racing returns to cove

Mainsails and spinnakers from about 20 boats will dot the water in Penn Cove from Friday to Sunday.

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Manager accused of stealing $50K from organic farm

The suspect, Topsanna Littlestar, left her home in Clinton, and her current whereabouts are unknown.

Coupeville Farm to School school garden coordinator Zvi Bar-Chaim, left, and Julieanna Purdue, member of Cook for a Cause Planning Committee and farmer, deliver curbside pick-up meals at last year's Cook for a Cause fundraiser. (Photo provided)

Cook for a Cause fundraiser serves up ‘comfort food’

The July 22 dinner event falls near the end of a week-long auction, which runs July 16-25.

Coupeville Farm to School school garden coordinator Zvi Bar-Chaim, left, and Julieanna Purdue, member of Cook for a Cause Planning Committee and farmer, deliver curbside pick-up meals at last year's Cook for a Cause fundraiser. (Photo provided)

DNA test during lab training leads to car-theft suspect

The crime lab tested the DNA from the stolen vehicle while training new technicians.

Navy rescue team rescues 5 over weekend

NAS Whidbey SAR has conducted 24 missions this year — five MEDEVACs, 16 rescues and three searches.

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Langley Council members clash over need for fourth officer, advisory committee

Langley City Council voted down Councilmember Craig Cyr’s proposal in a 4-1 vote.