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Bartender thrown into street, run over while intervening in a fight

A bartender suffered “a severed bicep” when he was thrown into the street and run over Saturday night.

Six file during special filing period

There are six positions that will not be appearing on the ballot because no one filed for them.

Child molester sentenced to prison

A man convicted of molesting two girls will spend at least eight years and two months in prison.

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A new All-Hazard Alert Broadcast sirens to warn residents of incoming tsunami threats was installed on West Beach Road near Joseph Whidbey State Park along with four others on the island.

New tsunami sirens installed on North, Central Whidbey

There are five new tsunami warning sirens on Whidbey Island to alert residents of impending threats.

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A new All-Hazard Alert Broadcast sirens to warn residents of incoming tsunami threats was installed on West Beach Road near Joseph Whidbey State Park along with four others on the island.
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Ferries pass on a crossing between Mukilteo and Whidbey Island.

State ferry fares to rise this fall, and even more next fall

The 2.5% hike in each of the next two years will apply to everyone: drivers, bikers and walkers.

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Ferries pass on a crossing between Mukilteo and Whidbey Island.

Caller says drunk people, dynamite don’t mix | Island Scanner

Wednesday, July 28 At 10:51 a.m., a Torpedo Road resident reported that someone dumped 12 large bags of garbage nearby. At 11:42 a.m., a caller… Continue reading

South Whidbey School District’s Black Lives Matter banner stolen again

This is the second time in three months that someone has removed the controversial banner.

Langley forms volunteer climate change committee

Langley is convening a new volunteer-led committee focusing on confronting climate change.

Pacific Rim Institute hosts seed collecting event next Tuesday

The Institute is combining hors d’oeuvres and responsible land management in one event Aug. 17.

Something’s afoot at the 7-Eleven | Island Scanner

The following calls were gathered from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Wednesday, July 21 At 12:13 a.m., a Maxwelton Road resident reported… Continue reading

An artist rendering of the “Angel de la Creatividad” sculpture proposed for Windjammer Park in Oak Harbor. Photo provided.

Oak Harbor council delays decision on ‘Angel’ sculpture

City council members are waiting until Sept. 7 to make any further decisions about the sculpture.

An artist rendering of the “Angel de la Creatividad” sculpture proposed for Windjammer Park in Oak Harbor. Photo provided.
Priscilla Lowry pours beeswax candles in different shapes and patterns. This year is her first time exhibiting at the Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival returns — with pandemic adjustments

Organizers are excited but still making the safety of guests and vendors a top priority.

Priscilla Lowry pours beeswax candles in different shapes and patterns. This year is her first time exhibiting at the Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

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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