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School board considers cutting bond measure by half

School board members appeared to be in agreement that the bond will need to wait.

Man accused of stealing $2K in tools

Charles A. Beens was charged in Island County Superior Court with theft in the second degree.

Coupeville town council approves utility rate hike

Turning on sprinklers became a little more expensive for Coupeville residents as of Friday, Oct. 1.

League of Women Voters to host candidate forums

Each of the three free, online events will center a different area of the island.

Burn ban snuffed out

Island County Sheriff Rick Felici lifted the ban on outdoor burning as of midnight on Sept. 30.

Cop killer loses yet another appeal

The state Court of Appeals rejected a cop killer’s challenge to his 1987 conviction.

Cheesy vehicle reported | Island Scanner

Sunday, Sept. 12 At 3:40 p.m., a driver reported that a woman was hanging out of the sunroof of a car on Highway 525. At… Continue reading

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Hoofing it

Deer take the field during Coupeville football game

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Dawn Sellgren, RN, cares for a patient at WhidbeyHealth Cancer Care.

Whidbey hospital district asking for levy increase

WhidbeyHealth is asking for its first levy lift for operations in the hospital district’s history.

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Dawn Sellgren, RN, cares for a patient at WhidbeyHealth Cancer Care.
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Coupeville school board President Kathleen Anderson, 83, passed away peacefully on Sept. 22.

Coupeville school board president leaves legacy of leadership

Coupeville school board President Kathleen Anderson passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Sept. 22.

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Coupeville school board President Kathleen Anderson, 83, passed away peacefully on Sept. 22.

COVID outbreak reported at Oak Harbor preschool

Hand-in-Hand Early Learning Center will be closed for the next 14 days following an outbreak.

Cornet Bay dock

Pier in Cornet Bay to be replaced

Demolition at the Cornet Bay Marina pier at Deception Pass State Park has begun.

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Students and community members march through Castle Park to demand climate justice.

South Whidbey students strike for climate justice

More than 100 South Whidbey students walked out of school on Friday to demand climate action.

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Students and community members march through Castle Park to demand climate justice.
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A new banner celebrating Hispanic and Latinx heritage now hangs outside South Whidbey High School.

New banner placed at South Whidbey school

The Hispanic and Latinx heritage banner hangs where the Black Lives Matter banner used to hang.

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A new banner celebrating Hispanic and Latinx heritage now hangs outside South Whidbey High School.
Shane Hoffmire, left, and Joel Servatius, right, are vying for a seat on Oak Harbor City Council. Hoffmire received Mayor Bob Severns’ first public endorsement of his political career over Servaitus, the incumbent.

Oak Harbor mayor endorses newcomer over incumbent

Bob Severns endorsed Shane Hoffmire, who is challenging Councilmember Joel Servatius in November.

Shane Hoffmire, left, and Joel Servatius, right, are vying for a seat on Oak Harbor City Council. Hoffmire received Mayor Bob Severns’ first public endorsement of his political career over Servaitus, the incumbent.

Burn bans eased

A return to wet, cooler weather means campers and s’mores enthusiasts can spark up fires once again.

A copy of City Attorney Grant Weed’s notice of his intent to terminate his contract with the city of Oak Harbor early. Weed and Assistant City Attorney and Public Records Officer Anna Thompson told the mayor the same day of their plans to stop working with the Oak Harbor.

Oak Harbor legal staff leaving, citing ‘compromised’ working relationships

The two key people in Oak Harbor’s legal department resigned from their positions on the same day.

A copy of City Attorney Grant Weed’s notice of his intent to terminate his contract with the city of Oak Harbor early. Weed and Assistant City Attorney and Public Records Officer Anna Thompson told the mayor the same day of their plans to stop working with the Oak Harbor.

Public feedback on proposed Port of Coupeville tax levy remains positive

The port will continue taking public comments through Oct. 22.

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“Island Spirit” is back home on Southeast Pioneer Way in Oak Harbor.

‘Island Spirit’ sculpture returns to Pioneer Way

The bronze statue had been missing since late 2019 when it was taken out in an accident.

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“Island Spirit” is back home on Southeast Pioneer Way in Oak Harbor.

Town of Coupeville to hold hearing on proposed utility rate hike on Sept. 28

Coupeville utility rates might be increasing soon, and the town council wants to hear your input.