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Man accused of fleeing scene after causing collisions

Prosecutors charged Joshua M. Johnston in Island County Superior Court April 28 with vehicular assault, felony hit and run and misdemeanor hit and run.

No-show child porn suspect sought on a $20,000 warrant

A North Whidbey man’s arraignment was scheduled for Monday, but he didn’t appear.

Whidbey cookbook project encourages children to eat healthy

Recipe submissions for the project are now welcome.

Online meeting for Bayview housing project May 4

A committee that’s steering an ambitious affordable housing project on South Whidbey will be explaining the proposal and gathering public input.

Island County likely to stay in Phase 3

Other counties, such as King and Snohomish, may be moving back to Phase 2.

Woman claiming exemption to mask regulations

The injunction wasn’t filed against businesses, however, but Sno-Isle Regional Libraries, Island County Health Department and WhidbeyHealth primary care.

Head Chef Zachary Harris transports a pan of freshly baked buns in Prima Bistro’s kitchen. The Langley restaurant, like many other businesses on Whidbey, is looking for more staff as the spring season ramps up. Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News Group

Whidbey’s leisure, hospitality sector seeing worker shortage

There are as many as 30 businesses looking for help in Langley alone.

Head Chef Zachary Harris transports a pan of freshly baked buns in Prima Bistro’s kitchen. The Langley restaurant, like many other businesses on Whidbey, is looking for more staff as the spring season ramps up. Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News Group
A fire destroyed the kitchen at Currents Bistro in Coupeville. A donation fund has been set up at Whidbey Island Bank to help the business. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Kitchen fire forces closure of Coupeville restaurant

The Coupeville Historic Waterfront Association will set up a donation fund for Currents Bistro.

A fire destroyed the kitchen at Currents Bistro in Coupeville. A donation fund has been set up at Whidbey Island Bank to help the business. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Council mulls affordable housing strategies

Oak Harbor City Council members are considering ideas in the Housing Action Plan.

County survey gauges child-care needs

The county is asking parents, guardians and future parents about their child care needs.

Eden Health to take over home health services from hospital

The Whidbey Island Hospital District is discontinuing its Home Health Care program after 32 years.

Lawmakers send $59 billion budget to governor

Major transportation funding goes undone, budget funnels billions to public health, childcare

The bridge across the lagoon at Windjammer Park is undergoing a joint restoration project between the city and the two Rotary clubs in Oak Harbor. The city said it will be closed until June. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Windjammer Park bridge closed for renovation

Two Rotary clubs have partnered with the city to renovate the bridge.

The bridge across the lagoon at Windjammer Park is undergoing a joint restoration project between the city and the two Rotary clubs in Oak Harbor. The city said it will be closed until June. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
Joe Whisenand, right, shows freshman Spencer Jonas how to make a tortilla in the Learning Lab at Langley. (Photo by Kira Erickson/South Whidbey Record)

Alternative school seeking students, staff

South Whidbey parents are close to getting state approval of Woodhaven High School.

Joe Whisenand, right, shows freshman Spencer Jonas how to make a tortilla in the Learning Lab at Langley. (Photo by Kira Erickson/South Whidbey Record)

Langley council tables discussion of property sale

The land is 340 square feet and shaped like a triangle.

Deputies de-escalate encounter with a man deemed mentally ill

The man tore open a South Whidbey house with a pick axe and told police to shoot him April 20, according to court documents.

Man sentenced for sexual assaulting woman last May

The 44-year-old Oak Harbor man was sentenced to 20 months in prison.

Baristas questioned about elvish magic | Island Scanner

Island Scanner March 25 - April 13.

Coupeville students on new schedule as of April 12

The new schedule allows for more in-person instruction.