Friday May 17
Police: Mom uses young daughter to steal teen's violin
UPDATE: Kalob Tatum says his stolen violin was recovered Thursday night. Details about how the violin was returned are sketchy, but Tatum said it is damaged and needs to be repaired before he can play it.
Wed May 15, 2013
When Stephen Rodrick returned to Oak Harbor and started unpeeling layers from his past, part of him became a frightened 13-year-old boy again.
Tue May 14, 2013
Front Porch: Human rights vigil May 29 in Everett
Human rights vigil The Snohomish County Commission on Human Rights is hosting a May 29 vigil honoring Brisenia and Raul Flores, the 9-year-old Arizona girl and her father murdered in 2009 by an anti-immigrant activist from Everett.
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Dozens turn out for Day of Prayer in Coupeville
Carl Smith blows his shofar at the National Day of Prayer event in Coupeville. The shofar is a ram's horn used in Jewish ceremonies such as Rosh Hashanah.
Mon May 13, 2013
Young Oak Harbor Samaritan honored for his honesty, tenacity
Jonathan McLaughlin, a junior at Oak Harbor High School, discovered that after trying to return a woman's purse last month.
Sat May 11, 2013
Oak Harbor School board focuses on Gibbon as superintendent
He came to Oak Harbor Monday night to facilitate a workshop for the Oak Harbor School District board, offering his wisdom, guidance and advice on how to proceed in replacing Rick Schulte as the school district's superintendent.
Thu May 09, 2013
A Pilot's Son, Flying Solo
As fathers go, Commander Peter Rodrick was a boyhood fantasy dashing, decorated, able to land a jet on a tiny aircraft-carrier flight deck.
Wed May 08, 2013
Driver nearly runs down Holland Happening vendors with Toyota
An Oak Harbor man crashed his car through barriers during the city's Holland Happening event earlier this month, forcing pedestrians to flee as he drove past vendor tents on the closed-off road, according to court documents.
NAS Whidbey schedules oil spill response drill for May 9
The drill will be conducted May 9 by the Navy, Coast Guard and Washington State Department of Ecology off Whidbey Island Naval Air Station's Seaplane Base in Oak Harbor.
Tue May 07, 2013
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County's decision to limit Oak Harbor growth stands
Island County prevailed once again in litigation over the City of Oak Harbor's efforts to expand its western boundaries.
Mon May 06, 2013
'It's what I do': Artist giving works to Oak Harbor
It's taken a couple of years of negotiating, but North Whidbey artist Wayne Lewis may soon send his 3-foot clay sculpture of a Native American to be cast in bronze.
Midway Florist in Oak Harbor has quality, fresh flowers and floral displays
Rob McGowen had been involved with flowers for his whole adult life. He says, "It's what I love to do." As a young person, his first significant job was working in a florist shop.
Wed May 01, 2013
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Deputies arrest suspected burglar, Scatchet Head resident
Island County Sheriff Mark Brown asked for the community's help last week in locating Robert Dean Burns, who was wanted on warrants out of Island County, Oak Harbor and Renton.
Tue Apr 30, 2013
Judge sides with county on Oh Uga lawsuit
WEAN spokesman Steve Erickson spoke out on the issue between City of Oak Harbor and Island County, saying expansion of the UGA would be bad for the environment and Swan Lake.
So all can enjoy: Volunteers team with AmeriCorps staff to spruce up parks
Barbara Shaw or Oak Harbor paints stripper onto the roof of a Civilian Conservation Corps 1930s picnic shelter at Bowman Bay in Deception Pass.
Consider running for office; Filing Week is May 13-17 | Editorial
A number of local offices are up for election this year, and the time to step up and be part of a solution is just around the corner.
Mon Apr 29, 2013
Tavern wants city of Oak Harbor to compensate for biz losses
Swinomish Tribal Community may not be alone in suing the City of Oak Harbor over the inadvertent discovery of Native American remains during the 2011 Pioneer Way project.
Longtime Oak Harbor business Island Drug sets up at new location, opens Monday
As the front end manager of Island Drug, she's been tasked with leading a smooth transition between the current store site on Pioneer Way and the new building on State Highway 20 that opens to the public Monday morning.
Fri Apr 26, 2013
Senate OKs 401(k)-style pension plans for state employees
A controversial plan to let future state employees opt into a 401 style pension plans – instead of fixed-payment pensions that most receive today – won passage in the state Senate by a narrow vote of 25 to 22 on Thursday.
Thu Apr 25, 2013
Senate bill would allow discrimination against gays
Businesses in Washington would get the right to refuse services to gay and lesbian customers if "providing those goods or services" conflicts with the religious or philosophical beliefs of the business owner, under a bill introduced Thursday in the state Senate.