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School board planning equity policy

South Whidbey School Board took its first steps towards evaluating its education system by agreeing to draft an equity policy. During a board of directors… Continue reading

Fireworks sales may soar with annual displays canceled for ’20

The big white tents have taken up shop across the island. The fuse on firework season has been lit in Oak Harbor. Other municipalities and… Continue reading

CARES funds available for businesses in unincorporated county

Small businesses in unincorporated Central and South Whidbey that were impacted by COVID-19 closures will have the ability to apply for relief funding from the… Continue reading

Annual car show canceled because of COVID-19

Yet another yearly even is canceled due to COVID-19. The Whidbey Island Car Show, which was scheduled for Aug. 1, won’t be happening this summer.… Continue reading

  • Jun 30, 2020

Project aims to ID source of algae bloom catalyst in lake

Broken down septic tanks, non-constipated geese or farming activities, or possibly a combination of factors, have amassed nutrients in Lone Lake on South Whidbey for… Continue reading

Giant garage sale going online

The Coupeville Lions Club is adapting to a COVID-19 world by running the “biggest and best” garage sale in cyberspace. The members of the club… Continue reading

Sailor follows her father’s path to NAS Whidbey

Past and present collided recently when Naval Linguist Abigail Burns posed in front of EA-6B Prowlers displayed outside of Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. In… Continue reading

Landing practices scheduled at OLF Coupeville

Aircraft carrier-based flight training operations are scheduled Monday through Wednesday next week. Practices are scheduled night to late night Monday, June 29, Tuesday, June 30… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2020

Whidbey law enforcers differ on use of carotid hold

Law enforcement agencies on Whidbey Island have a range of policies when it comes to the carotid control hold, also known as the sleeper hold… Continue reading

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                                Staff from Island Drug at Ken’s Korner are being temporarily relocated to the Oak Harbor store while efforts to secure a new South Whidbey location continue. From left to right: Store Manager and Pharmacy Technician Rachel Soto-Paulus, Pharmacy Technician Merissa Dahlman and Pharmacist Rich Russo.

Pharmacy leaving its Ken’s Korner location

After 15 years at Ken’s Korner in Clinton, Island Drug is looking for a new location after being unable to secure a new lease with… Continue reading

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                                Staff from Island Drug at Ken’s Korner are being temporarily relocated to the Oak Harbor store while efforts to secure a new South Whidbey location continue. From left to right: Store Manager and Pharmacy Technician Rachel Soto-Paulus, Pharmacy Technician Merissa Dahlman and Pharmacist Rich Russo.

Board renews school chief’s contract

Coupeville schools Superintendent Steve King’s three-year contract was renewed this past week by the school district’s board of directors. The unanimous vote happened during a… Continue reading

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                                WICA Box Office Manager Angelica Metcalfe sanitizes a door.

WICA reveals plans for summer programming

Summer entertainment outside of the home might be hard to come by these days, but a South Whidbey arts organization will be hosting a series… Continue reading

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                                WICA Box Office Manager Angelica Metcalfe sanitizes a door.

Coalition’s partnership blooms

A self-titled “Crazy Bag Lady” and a gardener have joined forces for the second year in a row to sell their reusable bags and bouquets,… Continue reading

Superintendent: It’s ‘unrealistic’ to expect 5-year-olds to wear masks

For students who dread smelling their own breath all day long underneath increasingly damp and dirty face masks, the superintendent of Oak Harbor public schools… Continue reading

Greenbank Farm to receive solar panel donations

Starting on July 1 the Greenbank Farm will receive solar panels from Island Community Solar, Glacier Energy and Whidbey Sun and Wind. Port of Coupeville… Continue reading

Oak Harbor analyzes COVID-19’s impact on city revenues

Oak Harbor’s revenue was not heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in the first three months of the year, according to a recent analysis by… Continue reading

Many Island parks reopen over weekend

Many Island County parks that were closed due to COVID-19 reopened over the weekend. Island County parks will continue to remind park-goers to use social… Continue reading

Many police reforms being called for are nothing new, sheriff says

Deputies with the Island County Sheriff’s Office spent last Tuesday afternoon learning how to use different tools of force, from pepper spray to projectiles with… Continue reading

New Friday market lends space to local vendors

While many Langley restaurants have opted to take advantage of the city’s new proclamation to move seating outdoors, the city is now inviting other vendors… Continue reading

New farmer seeking fruit for his flock

A new farmer who has bitten off a little more than he can chew is asking the community for apples, which he has been using… Continue reading