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Anti-maskers interrupt school board meeting again

In-person sessions have been canceled as a result.

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Town’s restroom lease goes to pot

Coupeville’s business hub is no longer a place for residents or visitors to, well, do their business.

Oak Harbor mayor injured, working from home

Mayor Bob Severns is recovering after he broke his leg in a boating accident a few weeks ago.

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Council candidates weigh in on ‘Angel’ sculpture

The fate of the controversial artwork may be decided on Tuesday.

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Deer stuck in fences | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Saturday, Aug. 21 At 11:22 p.m., a caller reported that a… Continue reading

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Deer deaths on Whidbey may be linked to spreading virus

Experts are advising residents not to feed Bambi as a precaution against a deadly deer disease.

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Ferry worker shortage hints at underlying pressures

A busy holiday weekend for the state’s ferry system may be indicative of larger tensions building.

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Iconic Whidbey golf course for sale

A sale is already pending.

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Man at center of 2017 Langley use-of-force case arrested

A Whidbey man is facing charges for allegedly threatening a woman and appearing naked in public.

Fundraiser set up for family of late North Whidbey firefighter

Tyler Rico, 32, a volunteer firefighter and EMT, husband and father passed away on Monday.

Thomas Bancroft will teach an online series on raptors, hosted by the Whidbey Audubon Society. (Photo provided by Whidbey Audubon Society)

Whidbey Audubon hosts classes on spotting raptors

The classes, taught by Thomas Bancroft, will take place each Tuesday from Sept. 7 to Oct. 5.

Thomas Bancroft will teach an online series on raptors, hosted by the Whidbey Audubon Society. (Photo provided by Whidbey Audubon Society)

Goats, alpacas surround church | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Wednesday, Aug. 11 At 5:21 a.m., a caller reported seeing a… Continue reading

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Those looking to enjoy oysters on the half shell in Penn Cove, Saratoga Passage or Holmes Harbor should look elsewhere. The three areas are closed to recreational shellfish harvesting because of high levels of marine biotoxins.

Penn Cove, Saratoga Passage, Holmes Harbor closed to shellfish harvesting due to marine biotoxins

Shellfish harvested from the affected areas after Aug. 16 should be disposed of.

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Those looking to enjoy oysters on the half shell in Penn Cove, Saratoga Passage or Holmes Harbor should look elsewhere. The three areas are closed to recreational shellfish harvesting because of high levels of marine biotoxins.

COVID cases skyrocketed among those without shots

An estimated one in every 123 unvaccinated residents got a confirmed COVID-19 case during one week.

Unvaccinated teen recovers after month in hospital

An Oak Harbor teen is home after being treated for a COVID-19 case that developed into pneumonia.

Audience interrupts school board meeting with Pledge of Allegiance

Board members had just approved the agenda when audience members stood and began saying the pledge.

Whidbey man accused of assault with a rifle

Prosecutors charged Michael L. Surgeon, 34, with assault in the second degree Aug. 25.

Navy man allegedly strangled husband, then performed CPR to revive him

Jacque S. Saulsberry, 22, was released from Island County Jail Aug. 24 after posting $10,000 bail.

Kite fliers gather for the Whidbey Island Kite Festival in 2019. The Festival is one of many end-of-summer events happening on Whidbey Island. (Photo courtesy of Whidbey Island Kite Festival)

Summer ending with plethora of Whidbey events

Summer is winding down, but Whidbey residents can still end the season on a high note.

Kite fliers gather for the Whidbey Island Kite Festival in 2019. The Festival is one of many end-of-summer events happening on Whidbey Island. (Photo courtesy of Whidbey Island Kite Festival)
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Clinton Community Hall graced by new roof

After a successful fundraising campaign, the Clinton Community Hall is sporting a new roof.

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