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Man unsuccessful in bid to withdraw his guilty plea

The man was sentenced to prison for witness tampering.

Sewage plant continues to be money suck

The sewage treatment plant in Oak Harbor is in need of some costly improvements.

Streaker on the golf course | Island Scanner

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Utility rate hike next year may be bigger than anticipated

Oak Harbor residents will need to foot the bill for rising costs of sewage plant, garbage service

Island County on probation for flood insurance

FEMA’s decision will result in a $50 surcharge on insurance premiums.

League plans virtual candidate forums in October

Voters will have multiple opportunities to listen to local candidates in October.

Navy seeks city easement to aid water cleanup

The Navy wants to install pipes next to Highway 20 in Oak Harbor to clean up a chemical underground.

Oak Harbor tour boat operator aids in Deception Pass rescue

A man was rescued after his boat capsized in Deception Pass Saturday night.

Woman accused of running over her friend with Jeep

Woman accused of driving over friend in Oak Harbor parking lot

Man with criminal history accused of threat, assault

The man is facing charges for threatening a post office employee, and spitting in an officer’s face.

The MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system flies over Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., during a flight test activity in June. Though the Northrop Grumman aircraft won’t be landing at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Capt. Matt Arny said its mission will be run from the base. Photo by Alan Radecki.

NAS Whidbey ready to support unmanned aircraft

Base commander talks growth, future projects

The MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system flies over Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., during a flight test activity in June. Though the Northrop Grumman aircraft won’t be landing at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Capt. Matt Arny said its mission will be run from the base. Photo by Alan Radecki.

New Langley tent initiative covers restaurants

The island’s realtors sponsored heated tents so Langley restaurants can continue outdoor seating.

Oak Harbor 2020 sales taxes ‘on par’ with previous year

Although some sectors have decreased, remote sellers saw a 40 percent jump in sales taxes this year.

Recent COVID-19 bump is ‘still very manageable’

Some of the most recent cases have been family clusters.

Shop for a cause this weekend in Freeland

All proceeds from the garage sale will be donated.

South Whidbey Schools Foundation says it was stiffed on fundraiser proceeds

The foundation says it raised $7,000 in ticket sales but hasn’t received the money.

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North Whidbey fire chief: Levy needed to replace essential equipment

The fire district is asking voters for a 15-cent levy lid lift for equipment upgrades in November.

Mr. South Whidbey postponed, remembrance event in its place

Mr. South Whidbey won’t return to the stage until 2021.

Public comments taken on Clinton Gateway plan

The plan focuses on the part of Clinton closest to the ferry dock.