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Worker shortage, limited capacity new norm for ferries

Ferry riders frustrated by the lengthy wait times this past weekend for the Clinton-Mukilteo route should anticipate that things might not get much better this… Continue reading

Oak Harbor man killed in crash at Deception Pass Bridge

An Oak Harbor man was killed in a head-on collision near Deception Pass Bridge Saturday morning, the Washington State Patrol reported. The reports states that… Continue reading

Man with shaved head and red poppy in mouth staring at cars | Island Scanner

Sunday, June 7 At 1:56 p.m., a caller reported that an off-leash dog went into a neighbor’s house and attacked the neighbor. The caller said… Continue reading

”Old bones” reported on beach | Island Scanner

Thursday, June 4 At 6:19 p.m., a resident reported that a person was walking down the middle of Cultus Bay Road and then passed out.… Continue reading

Council approves formation of CARES selection panel

More than two dozen North Whidbey businesses have already applied for grants through a program funded by the federal government and co-managed by the city… Continue reading

Closure of Coupeville’s Front Street curbed by opposition to proposal

Coupeville leaders are no longer considering closing Front Street to traffic. Mayor Molly Hughes announced during a teleconferenced town council meeting Tuesday, June 9 that… Continue reading

Suspect accused of vandalizing yacht club

A judge ruled that a man accused of vandalizing property and boats at the Sandy Hook Yacht Club June 13 has to be evaluated by… Continue reading

Langley City Council resumes discussions about racial injustice

Langley officials and community members decided to continue the discussion about dismantling systemic racism during Monday’s council meeting. The Langley council is taking steps towards… Continue reading

Community advocate, volunteer joins county race

A community outreach coordinator and self-described concerned citizen advocate is the third challenger in the race for Island County Commissioner, Dist. 2 seat. Democrat Fe… Continue reading

Naval Air Museum seeks donations

The Pacific Northwest Naval Air Museum started off the year great. It was in the process of purchasing land to consolidate the different aspects of… Continue reading

Open swim lessons set to resume in July

Many events may have been canceled this summer, but the South Whidbey Parks and Aquatics Foundation is planning to host a series of open swim… Continue reading

Group of orca pods spotted off Ebey’s Landing

This photo of a group of orcas was taken Tuesday, June 16 at approximately 12:45 p.m. on the west side of Whidbey Island. The background… Continue reading

  • Jun 19, 2020

Island County enters Phase 3

On Friday, Island County moved into Phase 3 of Gov. Jay Inslee’s Safe Start plan for gradually reopening the state during the COVID-19 pandemic. The… Continue reading

OAK HARBOR Wash. (18 May 2020) VP-40’s Aircraft 001 sits on the parking apron. VP-40 is the final active duty Squadron to transition from the P-3C Orion aircraft to the P-8A Poseidon. VP-40 completed its transition 14 May 2020 on Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.(U.S. Navy Photo by Cmdr. Joseph Parsons/Released)
                                 OAK HARBOR Wash. (18 May 2020) VP-40’s Aircraft 001 sits on the parking apron. VP-40 is the final active duty Squadron to transition from the P-3C Orion aircraft to the P-8A Poseidon. VP-40 completed its transition 14 May 2020 on Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.(U.S. Navy Photo by Cmdr. Joseph Parsons/Released)
                                 OAK HARBOR Wash. (18 May 2020) VP-40’s Aircraft 001 sits on the parking apron. VP-40 is the final active duty Squadron to transition from the P-3C Orion aircraft to the P-8A Poseidon. VP-40 completed its transition 14 May 2020 on Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.(U.S. Navy Photo by Cmdr. Joseph Parsons/Released)

VP-40 completes final active duty P-8A transition

By VP-40 Public Affairs Patrol Squadron 40, the Fighting Marlins, successfully completed transition from the P-3C Orion to the P-8A Poseidon, the Navy’s newest maritime… Continue reading

  • Jun 19, 2020
OAK HARBOR Wash. (18 May 2020) VP-40’s Aircraft 001 sits on the parking apron. VP-40 is the final active duty Squadron to transition from the P-3C Orion aircraft to the P-8A Poseidon. VP-40 completed its transition 14 May 2020 on Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.(U.S. Navy Photo by Cmdr. Joseph Parsons/Released)
                                 OAK HARBOR Wash. (18 May 2020) VP-40’s Aircraft 001 sits on the parking apron. VP-40 is the final active duty Squadron to transition from the P-3C Orion aircraft to the P-8A Poseidon. VP-40 completed its transition 14 May 2020 on Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.(U.S. Navy Photo by Cmdr. Joseph Parsons/Released)
                                 OAK HARBOR Wash. (18 May 2020) VP-40’s Aircraft 001 sits on the parking apron. VP-40 is the final active duty Squadron to transition from the P-3C Orion aircraft to the P-8A Poseidon. VP-40 completed its transition 14 May 2020 on Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.(U.S. Navy Photo by Cmdr. Joseph Parsons/Released)

Man charged with theft, burglary, reckless burning

A Coupeville man accused of accidentally starting a house fire after previously breaking into a historic home is scheduled for a competency hearing next month,… Continue reading

Arts Commission moving ahead with Driftwood Day

While many events were canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Oak Harbor Arts Commission isn’t planning to cancel Driftwood Day in September. In the… Continue reading

Freeland’s Celebrate America canceled for 2020

July 3rd, the annual Celebrate America event in Freeland, is canceled for 2020 The staff at South Whidbey Assembly of God, the church that for… Continue reading

  • Jun 19, 2020

Landing practices scheduled at OLF Coupeville

Aircraft carrier-based flight training operations are scheduled to occur at Outlying Landing Field Coupeville during the week of Monday, June 22 through Sunday, June 28,… Continue reading

  • Jun 19, 2020

Two from Whidbey earn degree from Whitman

The following students from Whidbey Island received their bachelor of arts degrees from Whitman College on May 24. COUPEVILLE Makana Stone, Coupeville High School, biology… Continue reading

  • Jun 19, 2020
Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News Group
                                Clinton resident Claudia Fuller, right, and Freeland resident Rebecca Rickabaugh. Fuller holds a sign with a picture of her three-year-old grandson Elijah that says “Don’t shoot my grandson. Black Lives Matter.”

Langley protests shift to Black Lives Matter

For one hour out of the week, the Langley bunnies of Cascade Avenue have been ceding the long strip of grass facing the Puget Sound… Continue reading

Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News Group
                                Clinton resident Claudia Fuller, right, and Freeland resident Rebecca Rickabaugh. Fuller holds a sign with a picture of her three-year-old grandson Elijah that says “Don’t shoot my grandson. Black Lives Matter.”