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Michaela Reed navigates an obstacle course of stools in the hallway of Oak Harbor High School with her new bike. (Laura Guido / Whidbey News-Times)

Oak Harbor robotics team puts skills to work for little girl

Michaela Reed loves bicycling, even though her arm ends just below her elbow.

 

Navy paying about $2.6 million for new Coupeville water plant

The system will eliminate detectable traces of toxic chemicals from firefighting foam.

 

Whidbey group declares court victory over prolific logger

Environmentalists say companies have been clearing properties, then getting an after-the-fact permit.

 

Everett man dead, woman critical after Whidbey Airpark crash

The crash occurred in a wooded area just off the runway of the small airport near Langley.

Pooper Troopers swoop in, scoop up

New pet waste removal business cleans yards across Whidbey Island

Punk band to celebrate 24th anniversary with Whidbey show

Potbelly, featuring founding members Jason Rodger and Ken Ball, will perform Jan. 18 in Langley.

Homeless man wins Whidbey’s Spin Cafe Hamlet challenge

The $100 prize will go toward his storage and phone bill, he said.

As Sears fades, Oak Harbor Sears store is here to stay

Sears Hometown Store uses the Sears name but is ultimately separate from the dying retailer.

Alliance against Growler expansion ‘not going away’

The final decision is expected to be released within a couple of weeks.

Man seriously injured in RV fire at Langley fairgrounds

He was able to evacuate the vehicle, but his cat, Oreo, perished inside.

Mutts get special treatment at doggy daycare in Oak Harbor

“Some people call me a hippy dog trainer,” says owner Kori Hall.

Island County questions role in providing kids’ vaccinations

South Whidbey parents seem “resolved to driving off-island to find pediatric care,” health officials say.

In case of oil spill, mussel farm and agencies are prepared

Trained employees have their names added to an emergency-response list.

Oak Harbor dad is creating a safe place for kids to hang out

Victor Rojas said he’s concerned about young people not socializing enough in person.

Sharon Sappington was recently named director of the Island County Economic Development Council. Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News-Times

Island County EDC head stays ‘positive’

Promoting economic development in Island County comes with its own unique set of challenges, but Sharon Sappington said she plans to face each one with… Continue reading

Sharon Sappington was recently named director of the Island County Economic Development Council. Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News-Times