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Toilet, woman reportedly clogged | Island Scanner

Island Scanner Oct. 14-19.

 

Early voter turnout high in Island County

Almost half of Island County voters had already voted as of Oct. 26.

 

Middle school student tests positive for COVID-19

The Oak Harbor Middle School student’s test results came back as positive on Oct. 19.

 

In Our Opinion: Cliff would continue tradition of thoughtful judiciary

It speaks volumes that the retiring Island County superior court judges, the district court judge and a healthy portion of the legal community have endorsed… Continue reading

Local attorneys vie for superior court

Voters will decide between two South Whidbey residents for judge.

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.

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.

Candidate was party in lengthy lawsuit; filed for Chapter 13

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

Greene, Bacon differ on county priorities

In the race for District 1 Island County commissioner, voters have a choice between a traditional Democrat and a traditional Republican. At least that’s how… Continue reading

In Our Opinion: Johnson, Bacon have right chops for county government

Our endorsements for Island County commissioner races.

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.

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.

In Our Opinion: Price Johnson, Gilday, Paul are right for the 10th District

Political eyes across the state are focused on the 10th Legislative District, where a Senate and two House seats are on the ballot. Democratic and… Continue reading

The barn ‘blew up’ | Island Scanner

Island Scanner Sept. 26 - 30

Voltage from power line, lightning pointed to as cause of internet outage

Online classes were cancelled and many businesses were impacted across Whidbey and Fidalgo islands Monday when Comcast internet went out. Nick McDonald, a spokesman for… Continue reading

Smelling an odd smell | Island Scanner

Island Scanner Sept. 18 - 25.

GOP event flouts state limits on gatherings

An event this Saturday in Oak Harbor encourages people to “pack this park full.”

Paraeducator Brion Lanata speaks with student Keaka Mollitor. Photo by Conor Laffey / Oak Harbor Schools

Teachers tested in batches as students return to classes

No teachers have tested positive for the coronavirus.

Paraeducator Brion Lanata speaks with student Keaka Mollitor. Photo by Conor Laffey / Oak Harbor Schools

County budget dips into reserves

Island County will continue dipping into funds set aside for emergencies in order to make up for revenues lost because of COVID-19. On Monday, county… Continue reading