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Commissioners ask governor for variance

Island County commissioners asked Gov. Jay Inslee for special permission to allow some small businesses to get back to work immediately instead of waiting for… Continue reading

Greenbank man accused of raping unconscious woman

A 36-year-old Greenbank man is in jail after he was allegedly caught raping an unconscious woman at his home April 26, according to court documents.… Continue reading

Woman accused of hitting sleeping man with beer bottle

A 39-year-old Oak Harbor woman is accused of hitting a sleeping man on the head with a beer bottle, according to court documents. Alexandra Culdice… Continue reading

City of Oak Harbor extends 2 percent funding contracts

Events funded by Oak Harbor’s lodging tax that may have been cancelled this year due to the pandemic are receiving an extension on their contracts… Continue reading

Responders receive ‘thank you’ meal

Island County first responders received a free meal for their service during the COVID-19 crisis. The meal was sponsored by the county commissioners and several… Continue reading

Port of South Whidbey offering grants

The Port of South Whidbey has created an emergency grants program, with the hope that more small businesses and nonprofits will apply for the remaining… Continue reading

Porch portraits take off in popularity as island photographer adapts to pandemic

Staying home may not be a picture perfect situation, but a Coupeville photographer is hoping to commemorate quarantined family moments with a snapshot taken from… Continue reading

Island Angels swoop in to help Whidbey families

Good deeds aren’t too hard to come by these days, as demonstrated by a Clinton resident who has been organizing the purchase and delivery of… Continue reading

Hospital resuming elective surgeries

WhidbeyHealth Medical Center officials have a timeline for reopening services, clinics and even its cafe as the community gradually recovers from the impacts of COVID-19.… Continue reading

Most felonies are domestic violence as other many cases set aside

Four people this month have appeared in Island County Superior Court after being accused of domestic-violence-related crimes. Nearly all the felonies filed last month were… Continue reading

Surprise candidates emerge during annual Filing Week

Candidate filing week had a few surprises after all for Whidbey Island, according to candidate filings as of noon on Friday. Clinton resident Ed Jenkins… Continue reading

Suspicious guy sells trunk meat | Island Scanner

Friday, May 1 At 11:21 a.m., a Wood Road resident reported that someone dumped a load of tires in his driveway. At 12:48 p.m., a… Continue reading

DOD transfer delays leave some families in limbo

To limit spread of COVID-19, the Department of Defense extended travel restrictions for military personnel until June 30, a decision that puts the lives of… Continue reading

Spike in ferry ridership spurs concerns

Despite the governor’s stay-at-home order, a sharp increase in people visited Whidbey last weekend, worrying island leaders and residents alike. The Mukilteo-Clinton route was the… Continue reading

Bayview Road house destroyed by fire

A Bayview home was fully engulfed in flames early Sunday morning. Despite the complete loss, no one was injured. Around 1:55 a.m. on May 10,… Continue reading

Blue Fox petitions to avoid becoming pandemic casualty

If it can’t open for business soon, the Blue Fox Drive-In may be closing its doors for good, according to the theater’s owner. As a… Continue reading

Pandemic’s impacts on county budget mitigated

Island County government is predicted to lose millions of dollars in sales taxes and other revenues this year because of the pandemic, but healthy reserve… Continue reading

Iconic inn gets new cedar roof thanks to grant

The iconic Captain Whidbey Inn near Coupeville is closed to visitors, but the rustic structure has a dazzling new cedar shake roof thanks to a… Continue reading

No surprises on first day of filing week

The first day of candidate filing week didn’t yield any big surprises in those who are seeking elected office to represent Whidbey Island in different… Continue reading

Navy SAR conducts 3 rescues

Search and Rescue teams from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island rescued three skiers in two rescues over the weekend in the Cascade Mountains and a… Continue reading

  • May 12, 2020