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Baby’s DNA used as evidence in rape investigation

The Island County Prosecutor’s Office is using a baby’s DNA to try to prove the mother was raped.

Projects inch closer to federal funding

Projects to revitalize a wharf and promote economic development near receiving federal funding.

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Oak Harbor Marina fee increases to pay for dredging

City officials agree the Oak Harbor Marina needs to be dredged soon.

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New wave of COVID cases worries medical professionals

Island County COVID-19 cases are spiking due to the delta variant and a low vaccination rate.

Commissioners outline ideas for relief funds

Commissioners are considering spending most of $16.5 million in relief funds on one large project.

Controversial BLM post deleted but debate continues

United Student Leaders removed a controversial online post about school board member Damian Greene.

Clinton Beach dock receives federal funding for reconstruction

The dock has undergone unsuccessful repairs and was in danger of floating away altogether last fall.

Firefighters respond to a structure fire on Woodbine Road Monday. (Photo courtesy of South Whidbey Fire/EMS)

Home destroyed in South Whidbey fire

No one was seriously injured in the structure fire that destroyed a South Whidbey home on Monday.

Firefighters respond to a structure fire on Woodbine Road Monday. (Photo courtesy of South Whidbey Fire/EMS)
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Ground broken on new addition to Good Cheer Food Bank

The new building addition will help community members navigate Whidbey’s various social services.

Photo by Carol Squire/Good Cheer

Oak Harbor business owner killed in crash

The owner of an Oak Harbor brewing company was killed in a motorcycle accident in Yakima County.

Bowman Bay diver found

The Skagit County Sheriff’s Office has recovered the body of a 67-year-old Bellevue man who went missing after scuba diving near Bowman Bay in Deception… Continue reading

Suspicious botanist, invisible guests, satanic voicemail reported | Island Scanner

The following reports were compiled from calls made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Sunday, July 4 At 11:57 a.m., an Ault Field Road resident… Continue reading

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Stuart Peeples demonstrates how to enter Heather Mayhugh's wheelchair van. In recent months, while navigating the new Mukilteo ferry terminal, Mayhugh has struggled to unload her clients who need access to the restroom.

ADA concerns cited about new ferry terminal in Mukilteo

Advocates feel not enough thought went into improving the new terminal’s accessibility problems.

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Stuart Peeples demonstrates how to enter Heather Mayhugh's wheelchair van. In recent months, while navigating the new Mukilteo ferry terminal, Mayhugh has struggled to unload her clients who need access to the restroom.

Bystanders perform CPR on grocery store shopper

Two men helped a fellow grocery shopper at Saar’s last week by performing CPR after he collapsed.

No serious injuries reported in Bayview Road accident

The drivers of two vehicles that collided in South Whidbey Saturday were not seriously injured.

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Apartment fire injures one, displaces nine

Nine people were displaced after a fire swept through an apartment building on Northwest Atalanta Way in Oak Harbor on Sunday morning. Firefighters responded to… Continue reading

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Crews put out grass fire

A possible mishap with a lawn mower sparked a half-acre fire on Green Valley Road on Friday morning.

Photo by Sara Hogarth

Guns found buried under shed, in flower pot | Island Scanner

Sunday, June 27 At 9 a.m., an Eastpoint Drive resident reported that the neighbor’s two Saint Bernards keep jumping on the fence and biting children.… Continue reading

Brian Read

Eviction lawyer booked into jail weeks after his disbarment

Brian Read, 45, of Freeland, pleaded guilty Monday to vehicular assault while under the influence.

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Little Oaks Preschool (Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Cost, accessibility of child care raises concerns on Whidbey

The high cost and sparse availability of child care are serious public health challenges on Whidbey.

Little Oaks Preschool (Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)