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Longtime director exits WICA stage

Burgua a guiding force during theater’s turbulent early years

Woman transported to hospital after collision Thursday

A woman was transported to WhidbeyHealth Medical Center after her car was struck Thursday morning on State Highway 20 near Northwest Broadway Street in Coupeville.… Continue reading

City council updates Oak Harbor’s accessory dwelling ordinance

In an effort to address affordable housing concerns, the Oak Harbor City Council updated the city’s accessory dwelling unit ordinance Tuesday. The ADU update implements… Continue reading

Whidbey solar business warns against policy change

Whidbey Islanders like to go green. Whidbey has more solar energy installations per capita than the rest of Washington, says the head of the island’s… Continue reading

Government leaders list economic goals

Government leaders outlined goals Wednesday to improve local economic development, with focuses on the island’s “gateways,” parking, facility improvements and affordable housing. Island County Commissioner… Continue reading

Johnson: State audit of county finding ‘inconsistent,’ ‘petty’

The Washington State Auditor’s Office issued an audit finding against Island County for a budget reporting error. Auditors found the county had incorrectly reported transfers… Continue reading

Island Transit honors maintenance team

Island Transit is recognizing its maintenance team with a Wall of Fame Team Award. The team, composed of Steven Aus, Mark Colston, Mike Earl, Kevin… Continue reading

  • Aug 24, 2018

Plans fall in place for park revamp

A whole different Windjammer

Unhealthy wildfire smoke continues

Air quality burn ban ordered

Man accused of rape wanted on $100k arrest warrant

A 25-year-old Bellingham man is wanted on a $100,000 warrant on suspicion of rape in the second degree by forcible compulsion, according to court documents.… Continue reading

Dementia care support classes will be hosted by Oak Harbor Library

There will be a series of dementia care support classes from 10-11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays, Sept. 11, Sept. 25, Oct. 9, Oct. 23 and Nov.… Continue reading

Coupeville resident releases new book

Coupeville resident Audrey Mackaman has released her debut middle school book, “Cavall in Camelot: A Dog in King Arthur’s Court.” The book is published by… Continue reading

  • Aug 21, 2018

Navy to offer disaster preparedness seminar

September is National Disaster Preparedness Month, and Naval Air Station Whidbey Island is working to ensure locals are prepared in case a disaster strikes. The… Continue reading

Picnic on the Prairie celebrates the Reserve

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve, there will be a “Picnic on the Prairie” event from 3 to 6… Continue reading

‘Free day’ at state parks celebrates national parks

Special day celebrates the National Park System’s 102nd birthday

  • Aug 21, 2018

Oak Harbor man accused of stalking

An Oak Harbor man is facing potential prison time for stalking his ex-wife and violating a no-contact order, according to court documents. Prosecutors charged Samuel… Continue reading

Settlement proposed in Big 5 civil rights lawsuit

Big 5 Corp. reached a proposed settlement with a former employee and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or EEOC, in a civil rights case involving… Continue reading

In command

Capt. Matthew Arny takes helm at NAS Whidbey

Coupeville festival funds expected to reach $1 million

Achieving a fund-raising milestone

Flowers for Tokitae and her family

Solemn Penn Cove ceremony for Puget Sound orcas