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Shooter targets house in Oak Harbor

A shooting left holes in the side of a house but no one was hurt.

Siding of South Whidbey home scorched by small fire Thursday

The homeowner threw a cigarette butt into a wastebasket. It caught on fire.

WEAN wins appeal of toad rules

It’s the second court victory this year for the Whidbey Environmental Action Network.

Wildfire smoke will linger until midweek

The current air quality alert lasts until Thursday at noon.

Stabbing aboard Coupeville-Port Townsend ferry forces cancellation Wednesday

The last sailing was canceled on Wednesday night as law enforcement responded to the stabbing.

A haze caused by wildfire smoke hangs over Oak Harbor earlier this week. Photo by Jim Waller/Whidbey News-Times.

Burn ban in effect as smoke moves in

No outdoor burning is allowed in unincorporated Island County, but propane barbecues are OK.

A haze caused by wildfire smoke hangs over Oak Harbor earlier this week. Photo by Jim Waller/Whidbey News-Times.

Ex-Navy man suing county, deputies

The man is suing for $20 million in damages because of a police-involved shooting three years ago.

Greenbank Farm ‘Fall Fest’ Sept. 19 will include up to 25 vendors

The pop-up market will be from noon to 4 p.m Saturday, Sept. 19.

Langley council discusses defunding police, debates what it means

The discussion was put on hold after much debate.

State Auditor makes reccomendations to North Whidbey Pool, Park and Recreation district

The reccomendations were to help the district comply with state law

  • Sep 11, 2020
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After 15 years on lam, sailor is back in the news

James Tait Praefke vanished from the brig at Navy Base Kitsap Bangor 15 years ago.

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Lincoln Fresch, left, and Quintarius Eaves “clap the sillies out” during song time at Little Oaks Preschool & Childcare Center. Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News Group.

Open throughout pandemic, child care facilities follow strict rules

Day cares and preschools are allowed for in-person activites and have experienced an enrollment boom

Lincoln Fresch, left, and Quintarius Eaves “clap the sillies out” during song time at Little Oaks Preschool & Childcare Center. Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News Group.

Group of residents call for removal of BLM banner from South Whidbey High School

The banner has been on a fence near the tennis courts since July 28.

Shellfish closure extended Monday to other areas of Whidbey Island

The closure now includes almost all of the west side of the island due to marine biotoxins.

Sunlight Beach Dike repairs needed to mitigate flooding

Storms have eroded the dike in recent years, and it needs repairs to protect nearby properties.

  • Sep 9, 2020
Kate Mistler stands with I Support The Girls donation box outside of her home at 1008 Diane Ave. in Oak Harbor.

Whidbey’s first ‘Bras & Beauty Happening’ Saturday

Women in need of bras, underwear, and hygiene items can get them for free at an event this Saturday.

Kate Mistler stands with I Support The Girls donation box outside of her home at 1008 Diane Ave. in Oak Harbor.

All students are eligible for free meals the rest of the year

Oak Harbor, Coupeville and South Whidbey school districts are offering free meals to all kids

Island County gathers materials in response to court order

A federal court issued the subpoena for information related to jet noise from NAS Whidbey.

Man accused of assaulting homeless man, police officers

An Oak Harbor man is charged with assaulting a homeless man with a leash and biting a police officer.

Oak Harbor interim finance director, revenue projections raise concerns from City Council

A new, permanent, finance director will likely be selected in October.