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Spate of officers leaving Whidbey

Whidbey’s two largest law enforcement offices are losing significant numbers of officers this year.

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Black bear presence confirmed on South Whidbey

A state official has changed his tune about a bear who scared a teenager on South Whidbey.

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Trial delayed for suspect in fiance’s murder

The trial has been delayed so the defense attorney can obtain another expert consultant.

Oak Harbor absent from sewage treatment awards

Oak Harbor’s $150 million facility was not among the top performers because of several problems.

Many of the 284 piles supporting the Coupeville wharf are rotting away and need to be replaced or reinforced. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

State representative secures funds for wharf substructure

The money will be used to replace and restore degrading piles, the beams that hold up the wharf.

Many of the 284 piles supporting the Coupeville wharf are rotting away and need to be replaced or reinforced. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)
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South Whidbey blogger remembered by his family, friends, fans

Dan Pedersen, who battled Hodgkin’s lymphoma for several years, passed away the evening of July 30.

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Real estate prices still soaring across island

The price of homes in Island County continued to skyrocket as competition for homes eased slightly.

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Social media, berry-laden scat back bear sightings

Department of Wildlife official says it’s possible, but more likely coyote feces.

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Orca capture commemorated in webinar

Orca Network is hosting a webinar to commemorate the Penn Cove orca captures’ 51st anniversary.

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Navy landing practices planned next week

Flight training operations for Naval Air Station Whidbey Island are scheduled next week.

  • Aug 6, 2021

Council urges mayor to recommend masking in downtown businesses

Langley is strongly encouraging businesses to require that their employees and customers mask up.

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Community hops into action to save injured bunny

A photo on social media of a rabbit with an arrow piercing its skin turned heads this week.

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Disabled American Veterans built a ramp to make its Oak Harbor location more wheelchair-accessible. Construction was completed this summer. (Photo provided by John Callahan)

Disabled American Veterans adds ramp to building

Between 10 and 20 veterans with wheelchairs will make use of the new ramp.

Disabled American Veterans built a ramp to make its Oak Harbor location more wheelchair-accessible. Construction was completed this summer. (Photo provided by John Callahan)

This little piggy causes trouble | Island Scanner

The following reports were gathered from calls made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Wednesday, July 14 At 2:28 a.m., firefighters reported that a man… Continue reading

Native American remains unearthed at building site

Archaeologists are working with Native American tribes to repatriate remains found in Oak Harbor.

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Whidbey equestrian wins silver in Tokyo Olympics

Adrienne Lyle, her horse and their teammates won the silver medal in the dressage team competition.

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Oversized truck knocks out Comcast service on island

Thousands on Whidbey Island were left without internet, cable and cell phone services Sunday.

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Fireworks spark blaze on Keystone Avenue

A witness driving by the area of the fire saw someone lighting off bottle rockets or Roman candles.

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Oak Harbor man accused of raping kindergartners

Prosecutors charged Peter L. Lambert, 46, with four counts of rape of a child in the first degree.

Special filing period for 10 offices set for Aug. 9-11

Ten elected positions in Island County remained without candidates after the regular filing period.