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Winchester named Rotary Student of the Month

Oak Harbor High School Principal Nate Salisbury selected Cheyanne Winchester as Rotary Club of Oak Harbor Student of the Month for December. Winchester was selected… Continue reading

  • Dec 17, 2019

Sunrise to offer youth behavioral health services

Teenagers on Whidbey Island who are struggling with substance abuse or have a mental disorder have few options for treatment. Island County Human Services staff… Continue reading

Island County increases medical staff inside jail

Island County will soon have a medical professional available 24 hours a day in its jail. On Wednesday, county commissioners signed a new medical services… Continue reading

Nominations for Coastal Volunteer of the Year Award now being accepted

The Island County Marine Resources Committee, Sound Water Stewards and Washington State University Extension Island County recently announced a call for nominations for the 2020… Continue reading

  • Dec 17, 2019

First-day hikes planned at two Whidbey Island parks

Whidbey Island residents can start the new year with a guided tour of a historic fort or walk around sand dunes. First-day hikes are planned… Continue reading

  • Dec 17, 2019

Assisted living resident accused of sexual assault

A resident at an assisted living facility in Oak Harbor was arrested on Dec. 9 for the alleged sexual assault of a fellow resident who… Continue reading

Congress may require real-time Growler noise monitoring

Congress wants the Navy to measure the sound of military jets on Whidbey Island in the real world instead of relying on computer models. The… Continue reading

Council approves move to hearing examiner system

Oak Harbor City Council approved a preliminary plat and planned residential development during its last quasi-judicial hearing on development issues. The council unanimously passed measures… Continue reading

Man pleads guilty to molesting child

A Greenbank man who molested a child a year ago and blamed it on marijuana edibles will likely be spending a year in jail. Randall… Continue reading

Three accused in residential burglary on Lone Lake Road

Three men were arrested in connection with a foiled burglary on South Whidbey Dec. 2, according to court documents. Deputies and a neighbor responded to… Continue reading

Island County eyes new road to airpark on South Whidbey

A potentially prime location for new, living-wage jobs in Island County sits in the woods toward the end of a windy, private road on South… Continue reading

Oak Harbor man enters guilty plea to domestic violence charges

An Oak Harbor man who savagely beat his wife and attempted to sexually assault her in front of her young children agreed to a plea… Continue reading

Getting with the program

The software engineers of tomorrow might have been sitting in a third-grade classroom at Oak Harbor Elementary School Thursday afternoon. Or they could’ve been in… Continue reading

4-year-old twins called heroes after fatal crash

Two 4-year-old girls are being heralded across the nation as heroes for climbing a steep, wooded embankment in the dark after a car crash on… Continue reading

North Whidbey woman accused of arson

A woman on North Whidbey was arrested on suspicion of arson Friday afternoon. Coincidentally, the case was reported just hours after another house on North… Continue reading

Election results remain largely unchanged following recount

The Oak Harbor mayoral candidate who asked for a manual recount ended the election with one fewer vote after the tally was completed last week.… Continue reading

Man charged with beating, choking, biting, burning wife

An 23-year-old Oak Harbor man is accused of beating, biting, strangling and burning his wife early in the morning of Nov. 23, according to court… Continue reading

Residence in base housing cordoned off after threat

A sailor was in a brief standoff with police in base housing this afternoon, the Navy reported. Whidbey Island Naval Air Station released a statement… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2019

Navy seeks public comment on PFAS removal options

The Navy is aiming to provide permanent solutions for nearly 30 North Whidbey residences with wells that tested positive for toxic chemicals. A final decision… Continue reading

Former Oak Harbor man killed in home invasion

A former Oak Harbor man and Navy aviation electronics technician at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island was killed protecting his family at their home near… Continue reading