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WhidbeyHealth improves access to contraceptives

Women’s health care shouldn’t be considered a specialty area of medicine, according to Tabitha Sierra, patient safety and experience coordinator at WhidbeyHealth. “The intent to… Continue reading

Coroner identifies skull found in woods

A hunter walking through a Greenbank woods Oct. 12 discovered the skull of a Freeland man who had been missing nearly 19 years, the Island… Continue reading

Rotary student of the month named

Rotary Club of Oak Harbor’s Student of the Month for October is Leielle Salinger. Salinger has been on the Oak Harbor High School honor roll… Continue reading

  • Oct 21, 2019

Late fire chief honored at ceremony in Renton

This past week, 23 firefighters from North Whidbey Fire and Rescue traveled from Oak Harbor to Renton to render honors to Chief Tim Lemon, who… Continue reading

  • Oct 21, 2019

Housewarming party results in hospitalizations, arrest

A housewarming party in Oak Harbor Oct. 12 ended with two women in the hospital and one woman in jail, according to court documents. A… Continue reading

County holds Narcan Night Oct. 24 at Oak Harbor Library

County officials want to remind the public that, although there is more awareness of the issue, the opioid crisis is far from over. People are… Continue reading

Planning Director recommends replacing hearing examiner with law center

For the first time in more than 30 years, there will be a face settling planning disputes in Island County— a couple new names, in… Continue reading

Attorney, client at odds over WhidbeyHealth settlement

WhidbeyHealth Public Hospital District settled an age discrimination lawsuit in August, but the plaintiff and his attorney are still arguing over money. Seattle attorney Gregory… Continue reading

Be a ‘Commute Super Hero,’ win prizes

Through the month of October, “Wheel Options” gives participants a chance to be a “commuter superhero.” Bus, bike, carpool, van pool or walk to work… Continue reading

  • Oct 15, 2019

Man files another public records lawsuit against Langley

A South Whidbey man has filed another lawsuit against the city of Langley, claiming a violation of the state’s Public Records Act. Eric Hood, acting… Continue reading

NAS Whidbey SAR Conducts medevac on Olympic Peninsula

A Search and Rescue team from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island conducted a medical evacuation from Forks, Wash., in the early morning hours of Oct.… Continue reading

  • Oct 15, 2019

If approved by voters, Initiative 976 would cut Island Transit funding

If passed, Initiative 976 has the potential to significantly diminish bus and paratransit service in Island County. To discuss the impacts, Island Transit Executive Director… Continue reading

Commissioner won’t vote on appointment of Senate replacement

Island County Commissioner Helen Price Johnson won’t vote on a state senate appointment, but the county won’t lose a vote in choosing a candidate. Commissioners… Continue reading

Oak Harbor man sentenced to jail in knife incident

A man who menaced his wife with a knife May 18 at Navy housing in Oak Harbor was recently sentenced to jail. Tyler A. McLellan,… Continue reading

Interpersonal abuse education training open to community members

Free interpersonal abuse training is available for businesses and community members. The two-and-a-half hour session will cover prevalence of abuse, types and signs, understanding and… Continue reading

  • Oct 15, 2019

Suspicious duffle-bag carrier eyed | Island Scanner

The following were taken from calls made to the Oak Harbor Police Department: Tuesday, Oct. 1 At 1:59 p.m., a caller asked the police to… Continue reading

Student from Oak Harbor makes honor roll at Oregon State

MICHELLE L. DAUGHTREY, of Oak Harbor, made the summer term scholastic honor roll at Oregon State University, earning a 3.5 or higher. Daughtrey is a… Continue reading

  • Oct 15, 2019

Newspaper writers win top awards

Two Whidbey News Group staff members received top writing awards at a statewide newspaper competition Friday. Jessie Stensland, editor of the Whidbey News-Times and South… Continue reading

  • Oct 15, 2019

Suspects plucked in guitar case

A man with a pilfered guitar was arrested in a low-key sting operation by the Island County Sheriff’s Office last Thursday, according to court documents.… Continue reading

Whidbey hikers beware, hunting season is here

Hikers, bikers, runners, horseback riders and general wanderers of Whidbey trails should be aware some areas may be off limits after deer hunting season started… Continue reading

  • Oct 15, 2019