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Larsen, Hazelo spar during forum

The two candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives challenged each other on issues.

Townhomes planned on Southwest Third Avenue in Oak Harbor

There are plans for 20 new townhomes on two acres of land in Oak Harbor.

Districts differ in how they approach in-person learning

South Whidbey School District wants to bring 150 “at-risk” kids back to school.

City raises utility rates despite public outcry

The average Oak Harbor family’s utility bill will be nearly $200 per month next year.

Emergency repairs follow water line break near Flintstone Park

Water is scheduled to be shut off to three businesses on Monday in Oak Harbor.

Photo by Scott PriceJoe Treat’s driftwood sculpture of a Tyrannosaurus rex rolls across Deception Pass Bridge Sunday. It was installed Monday morning at Price Sculpture Forest in Coupeville. The park is set to open Oct. 23.

Coupeville sculpture forest park opening on Oct. 23

The sculpture park features a driftwood dinosaur and gorilla, among other creatures.

Photo by Scott PriceJoe Treat’s driftwood sculpture of a Tyrannosaurus rex rolls across Deception Pass Bridge Sunday. It was installed Monday morning at Price Sculpture Forest in Coupeville. The park is set to open Oct. 23.

House candidate sued for scam, says he was a victim

Bill Bruch was accused of scamming people out of thousands of dollars in the late 1990s.

Local attorneys vie for superior court

Voters will decide between two South Whidbey residents for judge.

Man shoots, injures fawn to feed coyotes | Island Scanner

A man reported he shot a fawn on Friday night. Someone reported seeing an injured fawn the next day.

Coupeville kindergartener tests positive COVID-19

The student’s class has stopped in-person learning and were told to self-quarantine for two weeks.

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New stabilization center aims for January opening

Island County’s new facility will help people with mental health and substance use issues.

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Candidate was party in lengthy lawsuit; filed for Chapter 13

County commissioner candidate Damian Greene’s financial and legal trouble is long and complicated.

Clinton dock in danger of floating away

A 20-by-30 foot float section of Clinton Beach Dock is in danger of floating away.

Driver injured after car rolls on highway

The driver’s injuries were non-life-threatening.

Incumbent and critic vie for commissioner seat

A veteran of county government known for being outspoken is facing a political newcomer who is equally vocal in his view that change is needed… Continue reading

Man accused of setting van on fire because of dog

The van’s owner said he owed the man thousands of dollars for a German shepherd and drugs.

South Whidbey water system tests positive for E. coli

Vistaire Water System customers should boil their water before drinking or otherwise using it.

Candidates for Senate offer varied strengths

Two Whidbey residents are looking for a Senate seat.

District 10 candidates collect record donations

The candidates have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for their campaigns.

Homola, Gilday differ on issues

The candidates are running for state representative in the 10th legislative district.