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Eviction lawyer booked into jail weeks after his disbarment

Brian Read, 45, of Freeland, pleaded guilty Monday to vehicular assault while under the influence.

 

Little Oaks Preschool (Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Cost, accessibility of child care raises concerns on Whidbey

The high cost and sparse availability of child care are serious public health challenges on Whidbey.

 

County commissioners rescind COVID bonuses

Money will likely still be coming to county employees, just in a different form.

 

Murderer of deputies continues appeals pro se

A man who killed two deputies 34 years ago is still trying to appeal his murder convictions.

Former county commissioner diagnosed with case of breakthrough COVID-19

Helen Price Johnson is crediting the vaccine for how mild her case has been.

Traffic, utility rate studies planned for city of Langley

Langley will participate in studies on speeding on Sixth Street and affordability of utility rates.

Langley City Council discusses pilot dog park

In Monday’s meeting, the idea to do a pilot project for a dog park fetched the council’s attention.

Up Up Up Inc., a traveling circus on a flatbed truck stage with a crane, performs Wednesday in Langley and Friday in Everett on its monthlong Pacific Northwest tour. Seen here at a show on Guemes Island. (Submitted photo)

Circus coming to Whidbey, then Everett, on a 30-foot crane

Theatrics include the world’s largest wedgie, a flying piano, human ceiling fan and a hair hang act.

Up Up Up Inc., a traveling circus on a flatbed truck stage with a crane, performs Wednesday in Langley and Friday in Everett on its monthlong Pacific Northwest tour. Seen here at a show on Guemes Island. (Submitted photo)
Maureen Greene displays a sign and distributes informational papers opposing the Black Lives Matter banner at the June 11 protest. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

School board member threatens to sue students

Damian Greene is threatening legal action against students for an online post he claims is libelous.

Maureen Greene displays a sign and distributes informational papers opposing the Black Lives Matter banner at the June 11 protest. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Oak Harbor man sent to prison for assault of mother, ex-wife

An Oak Harbor man threatened to shoot his mother and ex-wife and hit his ex-wife twice with his car.

Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times

Campaign signs create stir during Oak Harbor 4th of July parade

Joel Servatius resolved a conflict of interest by paying the Fourth of July parade entrance free.

Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times
190704-N-HC646-0252 OAK HARBOR, Wash. (August 6, 2019) Master-at-Arms 1st Class Nick Fortune gives instruction during a take down demonstration to visitors in attendance of National Night Out on Fort Nugent Park. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Marc Cuenca/Released)

As COVID rules ease, local events calendar gets longer

Oak Harbor residents and visitors have a lot to look forward to in the next few weeks.

190704-N-HC646-0252 OAK HARBOR, Wash. (August 6, 2019) Master-at-Arms 1st Class Nick Fortune gives instruction during a take down demonstration to visitors in attendance of National Night Out on Fort Nugent Park. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Marc Cuenca/Released)

Concerts ahoy! Shifty Sailors to perform Saturday

Landlubbers are invited to experience a mini concert by two musical groups who have joined together.

Law enforcement role in school threats debated

Several community members expressed concern that the district doesn’t notify police of every threat.

Lillian and Amanda Stanwood

Community rallies to help Coupeville family after crash

Amanda Stanwood and her daughter walked away from a collision that could have been fatal.

Lillian and Amanda Stanwood

Four county officials fined for public disclosure violations

The elected officials failed to publicly report their financial holdings prior to a state deadline.

South Whidbey Harbor sees revenue surging post-COVID

The trend appears to carry through community.

Photo by Jackie Gilbert

Lost crab pots likely taken by the sea, says WDFW officer

The Fish and Wildlife Department has removed more than 250 crab pots from marine areas 8-1 and 8-2.

Photo by Jackie Gilbert

Goat murder, goat-napping suspected | Island Scanner

The following calls were gathered from reports made to the Island County Sheriffs Office. Friday, June 18 At 11:37 a.m., a caller reported that a… Continue reading

Island County employees to get COVID bonuses

Most Island County employees will get pandemic bonuses, but the giveaway’s legality is unclear.