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Man killed in Regatta Drive accident, passenger hurt

A man died in a car crash on Southeast Regatta Drive in Oak Harbor Thursday evening.

Speed reduced to 45 miles per hour on Mutiny Bay Road

Residents petitioned for a decrease to 35 miles per hour.

Whidbey Community Foundation announces grant award winners

The foundation is awarding $118,000 this year to 30 different organizations.

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Two killed in airplane crash at Langley airport

Both the pilot and co-pilot died at the scene on Nov. 11.

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Keystone dredging wraps up in December

Dredging is expected to last for nine weeks.

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Photo by Jessie Stensland/Whidbey News-Times
From left, Charles Ringer with attorneys Mari Doerner, center, and Christon Skinner.

Child rape trial begins; complicated by COVID safeguards

A retired Navy pilot from Oak Harbor has been accused of sexually abusing his stepdaughter.

Photo by Jessie Stensland/Whidbey News-Times
From left, Charles Ringer with attorneys Mari Doerner, center, and Christon Skinner.

COVID-19 numbers rising, but remain below those of surrounding counties

Health officials are also planning for future vaccine distribution.

Home demand strong as inventory remains low

Prices have increased by 25 percent in the past year in Oak Harbor alone.

Oak Harbor council schedules in-person budget meeting

Long-term capital projects, property tax increase among considerations

Suspicious man looks for mushrooms | Island Scanner

Island Scanner Oct. 22 - 28.

Work on Deception Pass Bridge suspended for winter

A new contractor may take over the project in the spring, says WSDOT.

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Arcade owner is not ready to say game over

A friend of the Machine Shop in Langley is asking for help to keep its doors open.

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City council surveys staff morale

Oak Harbor City Council is concerned about morale, transparency and other issues among staff.

Langley approves utility rate increases

Water and stormwater rates will increase by 6 percent, and sewer will go up by 8 percent.

Negotiations reach an impasse over hooking Navy into city’s sewage treatment

Oak Harbor Mayor Bob Severns said the city has ceased talks with the Navy about sewage treatment.

OH Navy League broadcasting virtual Veterans Day program

Viewers can watch the porgram on Nov. 11 begining at 11 a.m. on local social media and channel 10.

Trustland Trails may get additions

South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District is seeking public input on new trails.

Muzzall moves ahead as Republican candidates make gains in state races

County contests were more decisive, with Johnson and Bacon leading.

Top (L-R): Ron Muzzall, Helen Price Johnson, Greg Gilday, Angie Homola, Kim Wyman. Bottom (L-R): Bill Bruch, Dave Paul, Mark James, April Berg, Gael Tarleton.

As ballots are counted, three legislative races tighten

Democrats Paul, Homola and Price Johnson saw their leads shrink in a trio of 10th District races.

Top (L-R): Ron Muzzall, Helen Price Johnson, Greg Gilday, Angie Homola, Kim Wyman. Bottom (L-R): Bill Bruch, Dave Paul, Mark James, April Berg, Gael Tarleton.