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Deer is relieved of arrow

A deer that had been running around Coupeville for weeks is apparently free from its painful burden.

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Privately owned ferry makes Whidbey stop

There are no longer just three ferries occupying the waters of Whidbey. A former state ferry known as Evergreen State has taken up temporary residence… Continue reading

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A proposed redistricting map by April Sims would combine Whidbey and Camano islands with the San Juan Islands in Legislative District 10. The proposal is one of four released by the state Redistricting Commission.

Redistricted Whidbey could be part of all-island 10th

The idea of an all-island District 10 has divided opinions among officials.

A proposed redistricting map by April Sims would combine Whidbey and Camano islands with the San Juan Islands in Legislative District 10. The proposal is one of four released by the state Redistricting Commission.
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Lone beluga whale sighted in Puget Sound

The Orca Network is asking whale watchers to keep their eyes peeled for a rare sight — a beluga whale.

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Dire deer distress divulged | Island Scanner

Wednesday, Sept. 20 At 1:34 a.m., a caller on Ault Field Road reported that men were shooting lasers at him and giving him a headache.… Continue reading

The A. J. Eisenberg airport currently offers charter flights, fuel sales, flight instruction and private sight-seeing. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Port of Coupeville eyes Oak Harbor airport

Local pilots are hopeful the port can revitalize the airport and restore some of its old services.

The A. J. Eisenberg airport currently offers charter flights, fuel sales, flight instruction and private sight-seeing. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)
Signs supporting incumbent candidates for the South Whidbey school board were stolen and arranged in a vulgar message on school grounds Sunday.

Stolen school board signs spell trouble

Yard signs for school board members were arranged to spell a vulgar message on school property.

Signs supporting incumbent candidates for the South Whidbey school board were stolen and arranged in a vulgar message on school grounds Sunday.

COVID rates rise among kids

Rates of COVID-19 among children rose as another child care center was shuttered temporarily.

Oak Harbor man accused of owning machine gun

A domestic violence arrest in Oak Harbor led to the discovery of an illegal automatic weapon.

Oak Harbor man accused of raping, molesting child

Prosecutors charged Jethro “Marley” Maffel in Island County Superior Court Oct. 1.

Navy Record of Decision on environemental impacts now available for public view

Alternative 1 will allow the Navy to meet current and future training and testing requirements.

Langley mayor could accidentally win council seat

Scott Chaplin said he will not accept the city council seat if he ends up winning the election.

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Shore armoring will be removed from Navy property on Polnell Point.

Shore projects for salmon planned for Whidbey

Large projects are planned for Whidbey beaches on Navy property and at Deception Pass State Park.

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Shore armoring will be removed from Navy property on Polnell Point.

Two nonprofits raise $121K to help Whidbey families

The Whidbey Community Foundation and the Goosefoot Community Fund partnered for the fundraising.

That jerk who cuts in the ferry line can be fined $139

The state ended its 877-764-HERO program where the public could report violators.

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Coaches hall of fame honors Oak Harbor’s Matzen

Matzen began his 28-year golf coaching career in 1977 when he took over the boys program.

  • Oct 5, 2021
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Oak Harbor School Board candiates, John Diamond, upper left, Erik Mann, upper right, Jessica Thompson, lower left, and Jason Uemoto, lower right.

School board races offer stark differences

Two people outspoken in their criticism of Oak Harbor’s School Board seek to unseat two incumbents.

Oak Harbor School Board candiates, John Diamond, upper left, Erik Mann, upper right, Jessica Thompson, lower left, and Jason Uemoto, lower right.
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Pot sales are higher during pandemic

A jump in marijuana usage is a phenomenon that’s been seen in Island County since the pandemic began.

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Jonathan Sage appears in court in 2016.

South Whidbey child rapist to return for hearing

The Court of Appeals entered an order to transport Jonathan S. Sage to Island County Superior Court.

Jonathan Sage appears in court in 2016.
Summer catch lol

Fish on: Winter crab opened Oct. 1

Winter sport crabbing opened Oct. 1 through the end of the year in the waters around Whidbey.

Summer catch lol