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CARES funds applications available from city

Small businesses in North Whidbey are now able to apply for CARES Act funding intended to help recoup losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. City… Continue reading

Oak Harbor High School’s top graduates share post-graduation plans

On top of the finals and midterms and all the other stress seniors face during their last year of school, this year’s class had to… Continue reading

County: No, you’re not required to pay for free COVID-19 tests

County officials are urging people who have received invoices for the free COVID tests they received back in May to ignore them. The bills were… Continue reading

School district investigating Facebook interaction between teacher, recent grad

The Oak Harbor school district is investigating an allegation of an inappropriate social media interaction between a paraeducator at Oak Harbor High School and a… Continue reading

Landing practices scheduled at Ault Field June 3

Aircraft carrier-based flight training operations are scheduled to occur at Outlying Landing Field Coupeville during the week of Monday, June 15 through Sunday, June 21,… Continue reading

  • Jun 13, 2020

Ports planning to partner to issue federal funding

The Port of Coupeville plans to partner with the Port of South Whidbey to administer CARES relief funds for businesses located in the unincorporated areas… Continue reading

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                                Angela Kurtz with her grandchildren, Addison and Alexandria.

Woman injured in camper explosion

A North Whidbey woman whose life is in pieces after an explosion destroyed her entire home is seeking the community’s support. Around 8:55 p.m. on… Continue reading

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                                Angela Kurtz with her grandchildren, Addison and Alexandria.

Defunding police and racial injustice discussed at Langley council meeting

South Whidbey residents are calling on Langley leaders to be the first to support change in the community. During a teleconferenced city council meeting Monday… Continue reading

Woman sentenced for stealing from soccer club, ordered to repay $17,000

An Oak Harbor woman who stole from a soccer club was sentenced to jail and ordered to pay more than $17,000 in restitution, according to… Continue reading

Second Black Lives Matter rally draws several hundred

Several hundred people crowded around one of Oak Harbor’s busiest intersections over the weekend to loudly and peacefully protest police brutality against African-American people. Black… Continue reading

Oak Harbor woman dies while in police custody in Yakima

A special investigations unit is looking into an Oak Harbor woman who died after being taken to the hospital in a patrol car in Yakima… Continue reading

Parade planned Saturday for South Whidbey grads

A celebration for the graduating class of South Whidbey High School is scheduled to occur beginning at noon in Langley this Saturday, June 13. In… Continue reading

Cost of septic pumping to increase in Island County

People who live in unincorporated areas of the county and have indoor plumbing may want to consider getting their septic tanks pumped sooner than later.… Continue reading

County may ask to move to Phase 3 next week

Island County officials hope to ask the state Secretary of Health for permission to move into Level 3 of the Gov. Jay Inslee’s Safe Start… Continue reading

Maxwelton parade canceled

One of Whidbey’s oldest traditions has been canceled, another casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic. The annual Maxwelton Independence Day Parade and all of its accompanying… Continue reading

  • Jun 9, 2020

Business reports backlash after posts about MAGA hats, masks

A South Whidbey business taking a stand against racism and police brutality wants people to know that all shoppers are welcome, regardless of political views… Continue reading

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                                Lauren Fletcher of Mutiny Bay Blues and Kyle Flack of Bell’s Farm pack weekly Food Hub orders. Flack said COVID-19 has helped people realize the importance of small-scale farming and shopping locally.

Co-op supporting farmers

An organization dedicated to supporting Whidbey agriculture has opened sales of produce and other products to retail customers, a decision made in light of COVID-19.… Continue reading

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                                Lauren Fletcher of Mutiny Bay Blues and Kyle Flack of Bell’s Farm pack weekly Food Hub orders. Flack said COVID-19 has helped people realize the importance of small-scale farming and shopping locally.

South End markets accepting SNAP

For shoppers who rely on food stamps, a few of Whidbey’s farmers markets are offering a way to purchase fresh produce at the seasonal markets.… Continue reading

  • Jun 9, 2020

Commissioner says governor’s new mask rule defies basic science, logic

An Island County commissioner said she will refuse to follow Gov. Jay Inslee’s latest rule related to COVID-19 because she believes it does not follow… Continue reading

Oak Harbor delays decision on utility rate increase

The Oak Harbor City Council has delayed a decision to increase the city’s utility rates largely due to unemployment caused by the COVID-19 health crisis.… Continue reading