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Suspect convicted in similar stabbing in 2011

Murder suspect in Oak Harbor stabbing was convicted in similar, but nonfatal, stabbing in 2011.

The <em>Platypus, </em>an abandoned boat now in Port of Coupeville custody, is tied up at the Coupeville Wharf but will soon be gone. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
The <em>Platypus, </em>an abandoned boat now in Port of Coupeville custody, is tied up at the Coupeville Wharf but will soon be gone. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

First vaccinations begin Thursday with island healthcare workers

Vaccines for COVID-19 are expected to be available at WhidbeyHealth this week for healthcare workers.

Teachers voice concerns over plan to reopen schools

The Oak Harbor School Board approved a modified plan for Pre-K through sixth grade classes.

Woman, 43, killed in rollover crash Monday

The fatal car crash happened Monday evening north of Oak Harbor.

Oak Harbor School Board votes to change reopening plan

School leaders pressed to bring students back inside buildings when classes resume in January.

County records 207 new COVID cases, six deaths in three weeks

First round of vaccinations to begin Dec. 28 for health care, first responders.

A landslide near Monroe Landing creeps underneath Penn Cove Road south of Oak Harbor. Photo by John Fisken

Fire department responds to report of small landslide south of Oak Harbor

A small landslide was investigated Wednesday about a mile west of Monroe Landing.

A landslide near Monroe Landing creeps underneath Penn Cove Road south of Oak Harbor. Photo by John Fisken

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Island Scanner Nov. 25 - Dec. 2.

New study finds EA-18G Growler noise goes deep

Study finds levels of underwater jet noise are higher than thresholds known to disturb orcas.

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Cafe planning breakfast burrito giveaway holiday bonanza

Riverside Cafe in downtown Oak Harbor will be giving away 1,000 free burritos Saturday at 11 a.m.

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Port of Coupeville opts for survey instead of levy | Corrected

Port leaders plan to ask the community how it wants two century-old buildings to be maintained.

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Appeals exhausted in vehicular South Whidbey homicide case

A drunk driver who killed a South Whidbey man in 2015 was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

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Artist chosen for Oak Harbor Garry oak project

A local wood artist has been selected to craft an acorn statue out of wood from a 330-year-old tree.

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The toll booths of the new Mukilteo ferry terminal, slated to open on Dec. 29. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

At last, $187 million Mukilteo ferry terminal to open Dec. 29

First, boats will suspend service for 13 hours to allow for finishing touches and training.

The toll booths of the new Mukilteo ferry terminal, slated to open on Dec. 29. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Bayview Station Santa slated to visit this week

Santa Claus is coming to South Whidbey, although he won’t be as mobile as in years past. Instead of a parade through the different neighborhoods,… Continue reading

Child rape case will be retried

COVID-19 hampered contact with alleged second victim

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Schools shuffled in new plan to replace buildings

Some schools would move to new locations in the school district’s plan for five replacements.

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Hospice of the NW considers sale to a for-profit company

The hospice has been locally managed since 1989.

Hospital, county prepping for COVID vaccine

Island County may be near the front of the line for new vaccines.