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Katy’s a popular pooch at Oak Harbor Starbucks

Katy’s a popular pooch at Oak Harbor Starbucks

People who regularly visit the store are familiar with Katy and her owner.


Instead of top high school athletes, STEM students shine

Instead of top high school athletes, STEM students shine

Letter of intent signing day uplifts science, technology, engineering and mathematics ace students.


Chief petty officer killed by sheriff’s deputy identified

Nicholas Klark Perkins had been stationed at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island for about a year.


Police officer shoots man reportedly holding down woman

A police officer shot a man who reportedly was seen holding down a woman Tuesday morning in Oak Harbor. Police received a… Continue reading

Motorcyclist on Whidbey Island runs off road, is injured

A 39-year-old Oak Harbor man was injured Saturday when his motorcycle left the road and hit an unoccupied sports utility vehicle parked… Continue reading

Front Porch: Kitties, pills, road work

Little Whiskers: The Camano Animal Shelter Association is holding its annual Little Whiskers Open House from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the shelter… Continue reading

Public’s help sought in fatal hit and run

A man who was hit and killed by a car earlier this week while walking south of Oak Harbor has been identified… Continue reading

Man shot near Oak Harbor released from hospital into jail

A man who was shot Sunday while reportedly causing a disturbance at his neighbor’s house was released from Harborview Medical Center in… Continue reading

Oak Harbor man struck by truck dies

An Oak Harbor man died Wednesday night after being struck by a truck along Highway 20 north of town. Jesus M. Herrera,… Continue reading

Whidbey Island: A day-trip how to

Looking for a winter day trip that doesn’t involve snow? Why not Whidbey Island? With waterfront views, specialty shopping, good food and outdoor adventures all… Continue reading

Switch from film to digital tougher for small theaters

Hollywood says it’s time to put away the 35 mm film projector, with all of its expensive headaches, and go digital. For most… Continue reading

Oak Harbor motorcyclist injured in wreck

An Oak Harbor man, 27, was listed in satisfactory condition Monday after crashing his motorcycle this weekend on Whidbey Island. The crash… Continue reading

Around the County

Arlington: Swing Into Spring in May Arlington High School Jazz Bands’ annual Swing Into Spring Dessert Dance is planned for 7 p.m. May 10 and… Continue reading

Motorcyclist injured in 2-car crash near Oak Harbor

A 51-year-old Oak Harbor man was treated for serious injuries on Saturday after he was hit on his motorcycle by a man… Continue reading

Under threat of suit, Mill Creek ends gun ban in parks

Mill Creek has repealed a decade-old ban on guns in city parks, quietly joining a number of cities and counties moving to erase the prohibition… Continue reading

Laugh with Sister Robert Anne at Whidbey Playhouse

“Sister Robert Anne’s Cabaret Class”: If you think Dan Goggin’s “Nunsense” is funny, then get ready to laugh like you were never able to at… Continue reading

Two injured in head-on crash near Oak Harbor

A head-on collision on Highway 20 near Oak Harbor on Tuesday afternoon left two people with injuries. The crash happened just before… Continue reading

Oak Harbor man rescued; sailboat washes up at Ocean Shores

A 40-foot sailboat that had to be abandoned in a helicopter rescue off Tillamook, Ore. during Saturday’s storm, has washed up at… Continue reading

Oak Harbor woman charged with leaving crash scene in Montana

HELENA, Mont. — The investigation into the death of an Alaska man on Interstate 90 in south-central Montana continues, but officials are charging a Washington… Continue reading

Garden club marks 90th anniversary

The Oak Harbor Garden Club celebrated its 90th anniversary Oct. 8. The garden club is a nonprofit community organization. Conservation and beautification of the Oak… Continue reading