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Island Scanner Nov. 25 - Dec. 2.

New study finds EA-18G Growler noise goes deep

Study finds levels of underwater jet noise are higher than thresholds known to disturb orcas.


Cafe planning breakfast burrito giveaway holiday bonanza

Riverside Cafe in downtown Oak Harbor will be giving away 1,000 free burritos Saturday at 11 a.m.


Port of Coupeville opts for survey instead of levy | Corrected

Port leaders plan to ask the community how it wants two century-old buildings to be maintained.


Appeals exhausted in vehicular South Whidbey homicide case

A drunk driver who killed a South Whidbey man in 2015 was sentenced to 10 years in prison.


Artist chosen for Oak Harbor Garry oak project

A local wood artist has been selected to craft an acorn statue out of wood from a 330-year-old tree.

The toll booths of the new Mukilteo ferry terminal, slated to open on Dec. 29. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

At last, $187 million Mukilteo ferry terminal to open Dec. 29

First, boats will suspend service for 13 hours to allow for finishing touches and training.

The toll booths of the new Mukilteo ferry terminal, slated to open on Dec. 29. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Bayview Station Santa slated to visit this week

Santa Claus is coming to South Whidbey, although he won’t be as mobile as in years past. Instead of a parade through the different neighborhoods,… Continue reading

Child rape case will be retried

COVID-19 hampered contact with alleged second victim


Schools shuffled in new plan to replace buildings

Some schools would move to new locations in the school district’s plan for five replacements.


Hospice of the NW considers sale to a for-profit company

The hospice has been locally managed since 1989.

Hospital, county prepping for COVID vaccine

Island County may be near the front of the line for new vaccines.

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Oak Harbor man charged with child molesting has sordid history

A registered sex offender molested another child and was sentenced to 90 days of work release.

Photo by John Fisken

Putting the wind to work

Photographer John Fisken snapped a few pictures of a surfer on Monday.

  • Dec 1, 2020
Photo by John Fisken

Virtual meeting slated to discuss replacing 5 Oak Harbor schools

The Wednesday meeting is a time for the public to have a say in how the buildings will look.

County election results certified

Final counts showed voters favored Democratic candidates, although some races were tight.

Help just in time for the holidays

Families who cannot afford gifts this holiday season have an island-wide resource.

Increasing call volume leads to shuffle in North End ambulance staffing

WhidbeyHealth will be operating an additional ambulance out of the five available in the North End.

Island school districts likely returning to remote learning

Increasing case numbers in the county have school officials considering a move to at-home learning.