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City eyes ban on smoking in parks

Oak Harbor officials are considering an ordinance that would prohibit smoking in city parks. During Tuesday’s teleconferenced meeting, city council members discussed a proposed ordinance… Continue reading

Whidbey thrift stores prepare to reopen, others remain closed

Good Cheer thrift stores in Langley and Clinton are reopening, but the stores won’t be accepting donations until July 1. According to a press release,… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2020

Veterinarian accused of misconduct

An Oak Harbor veterinarian is accused of failing to use analgesics before and after painful surgeries and procedures on dogs, failing to intubate and monitor… Continue reading

Pot shops see green

State data shows that Island County cannabis dispensaries have had an increase in sales, a trend which managers at Whidbey stores can confirm. While state… Continue reading

Ex-sheriff is cruising into retirement after 32 years

He was a school teacher who didn’t want to be a cop. He was a cop who never wanted to be sheriff. But Mike Hawley… Continue reading

Oak Harbor man who resisted police arrested

A confrontation between Oak Harbor police and a man who was acting erratically turned violent when officers tried to restrain him in a parking lot… Continue reading

Counselor charged with unprofessional conduct

A mental health counselor in Oak Harbor has been charged with unprofessional conduct, according to a notice from the state Department of Health. Todd Webb… Continue reading

SAR rescues hiker from Mount Baker

A Search and Rescue team from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island rescued a 28-year-old hiker with a compound arm fracture Wednesday at the Twin Sisters,… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2020

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 8 through Sunday, June 14,… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2020

Black Lives Matter: Formed in response to George Floyd’s killing, weekend protest stays peaceful

A Black Lives Matter protest in Oak Harbor Saturday remained peaceful and, despite foul weather, drew a sizable crowd with more than 50 people participating.… Continue reading

Graduation plans move foward, with adaptations

End of year plans for schools across the nation were derailed as the COVID-19 pandemic spread. Schools were forced to close, sporting events and many… Continue reading

Veterinary clinic in Oak Harbor celebrating 40th anniversary

Best Friends Veterinarian Center in Oak Harbor celebrated its 40th anniversary last month. In that time, Eric Anderson, the clinic’s chief of staff, has treated… Continue reading

Island triathlon taking on virtual format this year

For the first time in its history, the Whidbey Island Triathlon will be happening virtually due to COVID-19. The 24th annual event is scheduled for… Continue reading

Local libraries adapt programs to support social distancing

Even with all locations closed to the public because of COVID-19, the Sno-Isle Libraries have been finding a way to reach patrons with online programming.… Continue reading

  • Jun 2, 2020

Langley council reschedules meeting due to agenda error

Video conferencing may seem like the perfect way to recreate face-to-face public meetings, albeit virtually. However, issues with the online application may be limiting accessibility.… Continue reading

Fire damages Fleet Reserve building

The Fleet Reserve Building in Oak Harbor was damaged in a mid-morning fire Sunday, the Oak Harbor Fire Department reported. Fire Chief Ray Merrill said… Continue reading

Man accused of sending child porn

A 38-year-old Oak Harbor man is being held in jail after he was accused of sending child pornography over an online messaging application Kik, according… Continue reading

Man charged with raping teenager

An Anacortes resident is accused of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl at a gathering on North Whidbey following a funeral in January, according to court… Continue reading

Clinics scheduled to reopen next week

WhidbeyHealth is reopening several of its primary and specialty care clinics starting Monday, June 8. According to a press release, these locations include Primary Care… Continue reading

  • Jun 2, 2020

Oak Harbor boy stays strong despite cancer diagnosis

Being diagnosed with cancer is hard enough, but receiving a diagnosis during COVID-19 is even more difficult. Fortunately, an Oak Harbor boy has had his… Continue reading