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Teenager dies Tuesday in Whidbey Island shooting

An Oak Harbor High School student died as a result of a shooting Tuesday afternoon.

 

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A boy with a picnic basket is photographed in front of Deception Pass Bridge in 1950.

Washington State’s most popular park turns 100

The most visited state park in Washington celebrates a century of recreation and conservation.

 

Washington’s most beloved state park turns 100

Deception Pass State Park, which draws as many visitors as the best-known national parks in the U.S., celebrates a century of recreation and conservation

 

The A.J. Eisenberg Airport in Oak Harbor. (Karina Andrew / Whidbey News-Times)

Local pilot plans to buy Whidbey Island airport

Robert DeLaurentis, known as the “Zen Pilot,” submitted a letter of intent to purchase the A.J. Eisenberg Airport.

The A.J. Eisenberg Airport in Oak Harbor. (Karina Andrew / Whidbey News-Times)
Photos by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times 

The Jacob and Sarah Ebey House will open to public visitors Memorial Day weekend.

A landmark steeped in 19th century history reopens on Whidbey

Beginning May 28, you can venture inside one of the state’s oldest buildings: The Jacob and Sarah Ebey House, which dates from the 1850s.

Photos by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times 

The Jacob and Sarah Ebey House will open to public visitors Memorial Day weekend.
Chieko and John Durham’s Oak Harbor home was foreclosed and sold at auction after a reverse mortgage company mistakenly assumed neither person still lived at the house. (Karina Andrew / Whidbey News-Times)

Elderly Oak Harbor woman loses house in mortgage confusion

A lender foreclosed and sold the home after mistakenly assuming the occupants no longer lived there.

Chieko and John Durham’s Oak Harbor home was foreclosed and sold at auction after a reverse mortgage company mistakenly assumed neither person still lived at the house. (Karina Andrew / Whidbey News-Times)
Steven Schuller

Snohomish’s ousted city administrator hired by Oak Harbor

Steven Schuller will be the town’s new public works director.

Steven Schuller
Michelle Kuss-Cybula

New school superintendent named in Oak Harbor

Michelle Kuss-Cybula has led the Cle Elum-Roslyn School District since 2019.

Michelle Kuss-Cybula
Responders hoist Blaze out of the well with an excavator. (Photo provided)

Horse rescued after falling into century-old well on Whidbey

The team effort to save “Blaze” included local and Navy firefighters, public works, and neighbors.

Responders hoist Blaze out of the well with an excavator. (Photo provided)
(Karina Andrew / Whidbey News-Times)

Oak Harbor votes down school bond measure

The early count shows Coupeville and South Whidbey levies are passing.

(Karina Andrew / Whidbey News-Times)

Island County teen COVID-19 cases see severe increase

The 14-day case rate for 12- to 19-year-olds surged to 590 per 100,000 during the period ending Dec. 29.

Coupeville supports Island County’s proposed tax for housing

One council member expressed reservations about the wording of the proposal.

Signs supporting incumbent candidates for the South Whidbey school board were stolen and arranged in a vulgar message on school grounds Sunday. (Contributed photo)

A bad spell during a Whidbey Island school board campaign

The yard signs of incumbents were arranged into a vulgar message on school property.

Signs supporting incumbent candidates for the South Whidbey school board were stolen and arranged in a vulgar message on school grounds Sunday. (Contributed photo)
The A. J. Eisenberg airport in Oak Harbor currently offers charter flights, fuel sales, flight instruction and private sightseeing. (Karina Andrew / Whidbey News-Times)

Port of Coupeville eyes Oak Harbor’s A.J. Eisenberg Airport

Local pilots are hoping the port can revitalize the airport and restore some of its old services.

The A. J. Eisenberg airport in Oak Harbor currently offers charter flights, fuel sales, flight instruction and private sightseeing. (Karina Andrew / Whidbey News-Times)
Community members stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance while listening to a South Whidbey School District board meeting. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

South Whidbey schools delay decision on Pledge of Allegiance

The move did not sit well with some residents who claim their voices are being silenced.

Community members stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance while listening to a South Whidbey School District board meeting. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Pledge of Allegiance interrupts South Whidbey school board

An audience member wondered why it is not part of the agenda, like a regular statement about indigenous people.

Whidbey Island tourism spikes in 2021

Daily visitors to Island County boomed this year despite COVID, with economic impact far-reaching.

Damian Greene (Whidbey News-Times)

Whidbey man threatens to sue students over Facebook post

Damian Greene says the posting indicates he had a role in stealing a Black Lives Matter banner.

Damian Greene (Whidbey News-Times)
Chris Stack and Samantha Soule film a scene of their movie, "Midday Black, Midnight Blue," on the Coupeville wharf June 14. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Indie film crew: Whidbey residents are ‘generous and welcoming’

The movie makers are shooting scenes for a full-length feature at various sites around the island.

Chris Stack and Samantha Soule film a scene of their movie, "Midday Black, Midnight Blue," on the Coupeville wharf June 14. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)
Washingtonians for Change protesters rally in front of South Whidbey High School. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Whidbey groups clash over ‘critical race theory’ in school

One organizer said that because most students are white, she saw no reason for a “Black Lives Matter” banner.

Washingtonians for Change protesters rally in front of South Whidbey High School. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)