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Woman, 38, charged with second-degree murder in stabbing

A woman who stabbed her partner during a Nov. 13 power outage has been officially accused of murder.

As COVID cases rise, businesses respond to new state restrictions

As COVID-19 case numbers continue to increase sharply across the county and state, Whidbey Island has also been experiencing an escalation of the virus. At… Continue reading

Baseboard heater cause of Oak Harbor house fire

What appeared at first to be a minor blaze still caused an estimated $30,000 in damage to the home.

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Storm lashes Whidbey

High winds knock out power islandwide

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With pandemic leading to Thanksgiving cancellations, those in need have options

Thanksgiving dinners may be canceled for many this year because of the pandemic, but there is help available for people in need. One of the… Continue reading

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Woman held on $500K bail for Friday the 13th fatal stabbing

A 38-year-old woman is accused of stabbing her fiance multiple times with a kitchen knife and causing fatal injuries during a Friday, Nov. 13 power… Continue reading

Work on the Deception Pass Bridge repainting and repair project has been suspended for the winter. A new contractor may be brought in when work resumes in the spring to finish the $22 million project. Photo courtesy of WSDOT.

Work on Deception Pass Bridge suspended for winter

A new contractor may take over the project in the spring, says WSDOT.

Work on the Deception Pass Bridge repainting and repair project has been suspended for the winter. A new contractor may be brought in when work resumes in the spring to finish the $22 million project. Photo courtesy of WSDOT.
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Muzzall captures Senate seat as Price Johnson concedes

The contest in the 10th District emerged as one of the year’s most expensive electoral battles

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Garage fire sends two Oak Harbor residents to hospital

The fire chief said it was likely caused by an overheated electrical circuit on an extension cord.

Man held on $75,000 bail for armed robbery

The man robbed Big 5 Sporting Goods in Oak Harbor and brandished a weapon on Nov. 8.

Man killed in Regatta Drive accident, passenger hurt

A man died in a car crash on Southeast Regatta Drive in Oak Harbor Thursday evening.

Speed reduced to 45 miles per hour on Mutiny Bay Road

Residents petitioned for a decrease to 35 miles per hour.

Whidbey Community Foundation announces grant award winners

The foundation is awarding $118,000 this year to 30 different organizations.

Langley Airplane Crash

Two killed in airplane crash at Langley airport

Both the pilot and co-pilot died at the scene on Nov. 11.

Langley Airplane Crash
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Keystone dredging wraps up in December

Dredging is expected to last for nine weeks.

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Photo by Jessie Stensland/Whidbey News-Times
From left, Charles Ringer with attorneys Mari Doerner, center, and Christon Skinner.

Child rape trial begins; complicated by COVID safeguards

A retired Navy pilot from Oak Harbor has been accused of sexually abusing his stepdaughter.

Photo by Jessie Stensland/Whidbey News-Times
From left, Charles Ringer with attorneys Mari Doerner, center, and Christon Skinner.

COVID-19 numbers rising, but remain below those of surrounding counties

Health officials are also planning for future vaccine distribution.

Home demand strong as inventory remains low

Prices have increased by 25 percent in the past year in Oak Harbor alone.

Oak Harbor council schedules in-person budget meeting

Long-term capital projects, property tax increase among considerations

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