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Arcade owner is not ready to say game over

A friend of the Machine Shop in Langley is asking for help to keep its doors open.

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City council surveys staff morale

Oak Harbor City Council is concerned about morale, transparency and other issues among staff.

Langley approves utility rate increases

Water and stormwater rates will increase by 6 percent, and sewer will go up by 8 percent.

Negotiations reach an impasse over hooking Navy into city’s sewage treatment

Oak Harbor Mayor Bob Severns said the city has ceased talks with the Navy about sewage treatment.

OH Navy League broadcasting virtual Veterans Day program

Viewers can watch the porgram on Nov. 11 begining at 11 a.m. on local social media and channel 10.

Trustland Trails may get additions

South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District is seeking public input on new trails.

Muzzall moves ahead as Republican candidates make gains in state races

County contests were more decisive, with Johnson and Bacon leading.

Top (L-R): Ron Muzzall, Helen Price Johnson, Greg Gilday, Angie Homola, Kim Wyman. Bottom (L-R): Bill Bruch, Dave Paul, Mark James, April Berg, Gael Tarleton.

As ballots are counted, three legislative races tighten

Democrats Paul, Homola and Price Johnson saw their leads shrink in a trio of 10th District races.

Top (L-R): Ron Muzzall, Helen Price Johnson, Greg Gilday, Angie Homola, Kim Wyman. Bottom (L-R): Bill Bruch, Dave Paul, Mark James, April Berg, Gael Tarleton.

Democrats ahead in local, state races

The first count of ballots in county and state races affecting Whidbey Island show Democratic candidates dominating. In addition, North Whidbey Fire and Rescue’s property… Continue reading

City of Oak Harbor moves forward with zoning change

The city is trying to change the zoning of its 75-acre property so it can become a park.


Cleaning up: Island thrift stores packed with donated treasures

Whidbey’s thrift stores have seen an influx of donations during the pandemic.


Jail earns distinction for efforts with mentally ill

Island County was recognized for its data-driven efforts to help people with mental health issues.

Mobile Turkey Unit accepting volunteers, meal sign-ups

The group is gearing up to make 700 meals and is looking for volunteers.


Plugged in: Oak Harbor school district adds electric bus to its fleet

Whidbey’s only electric school bus will be driving the streets of Oak Harbor soon.


Sculpture sales will benefit nonprofits

Sculpture aficionados will have the chance to get their hands on their own miniature casts handmade by artist Georgia Gerber and her husband, Randy Hudson.… Continue reading


Greene, Bacon differ on county priorities

In the race for District 1 Island County commissioner, voters have a choice between a traditional Democrat and a traditional Republican. At least that’s how… Continue reading


Brews brothers add 3rd operation to lineup

Brews brothers add 3rd operation to lineup


South Whidbey Children’s Center recipient of $10,000 matching grant

The South Whidbey Children’s Center in Langley is hoping people will consider matching a donation of $10,000 from a community member. The childcare facility is… Continue reading

Fence-stealing neighbors | Island Scanner

Island Scanner Oct. 19-21.