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Island school districts likely returning to remote learning

Increasing case numbers in the county have school officials considering a move to at-home learning.

Cory Fakkema has brought the family farm near Oak Harbor into the modern age, using more ecologically sound practices that are considered better for the land and livestock. Photo by Ron Newberry

Regenerative agriculture: A new, healthier way to farm

A Whidbey farm is relying on more ecologically sound practices.

Cory Fakkema has brought the family farm near Oak Harbor into the modern age, using more ecologically sound practices that are considered better for the land and livestock. Photo by Ron Newberry
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Dance theater brings Nutcracker to the drive-in, living rooms

A popular wintertime performance will be offered virtually this year.

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Oak Harbor resident Charles Ringer testifies in his defense in a child rape trial that ended in a jury deadlock. Photo by Jessie Stensland / Whidbey News-Times

Jury deadlocked in complex child rape case

The judge declared a mistrial in a child rape case involving a retired Navy pilot from Oak Harbor.

Oak Harbor resident Charles Ringer testifies in his defense in a child rape trial that ended in a jury deadlock. Photo by Jessie Stensland / Whidbey News-Times

Oak Harbor Police Dept. earns state association accreditation

The accreditation didn’t change how officers do their jobs, but does include important adjustments.

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Despite 2020, Oak Harbor deli opens doors for business

An island-wide power outage and a pandemic couldn’t keep Zanini’s Deli from opening in Oak Harbor.

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Man rescued from water off Oak Harbor after boat capsizes

A Coast Guard rescue swimmer swam a man to shore in Oak Harbor after his boat capsized Sunday.

COVID-19 outbreak being investigated at Regency

18 people have tested positive for coronavirus at a long-term care facility in Oak Harbor.

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Oak Harbor woman creates clean candles to sell during quarantine

A new mother wanted a candle she could use around her baby so she made her own.

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Superior court trial rescheduled because of COVID exposure

A domestic assault trial was delayed after a defense attorney was exposed someone with COVID-19.

Domestic violence suspect hid loaded guns in kids’ rooms

An Oak Harbor man accused of domestic violence had guns hidden all over his house.

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Kau Kau Corner to give away free meals on Thanksgiving

It’s the business owner’s way of saying ‘mahalo’ for the support this year.

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Local vibes: New shop puts focus on unique, handmade items

PNW Vibes in Oak Harbor offers a variety of items handmade by Pacific Northwest creators.

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Oak Harbor staff survey draws ire, confusion

Oak Harbor City Council members and Mayor were surprised by the Mayor Pro-Tem’s prior announcement.

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.

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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Navy woman arranging letters to send to seniors increasingly isolated by pandemic

While visiting a fundraiser at HomePlace at Oak Harbor Memory Care, Mackenzie Ball learned that some seniors had not received visitors since February. She said… Continue reading

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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.

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