Oak Harbor Albertsons Safeway switchover starts on Sunday

Clement Stevens, senior vice president of merchandising and marketing for Haggen, shares a light moment with a large crowd that attended the grocery chain’s community meeting at the Oak Harbor Yacht Club last Thursday night. - Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times
  • Mar 25, 2015 at 5:00AM updated Mar 27, 2015 at 10:48AM

Those longing for the return of the Safeway banner in Oak Harbor don’t have to wait much longer.

Longtime bookstores in Langley, Oak Harbor experience varying degrees of success

  • Mar 25, 2015 at 5:00AM updated Mar 27, 2015 at 10:50AM

Josh Hauser is no stranger to the stresses that an increasingly digital world poses to her downtown Langley bookstore.

Winery, event center regs hot-button issues for Island County commissioners

  • Mar 25, 2015 at 4:00AM updated Mar 27, 2015 at 10:50AM

Timing is everything. And the Island County commissioners could not agree last week on when problematic regulations for wineries and rural event centers should be updated.

Washington governor touts Whidbey economy on island visit

  • Mar 25, 2015 at 6:00AM updated Mar 27, 2015 at 10:49AM

Following a whirlwind tour of Whidbey Island, Gov. Jay Inslee touted the strength of the local economy, tying it to the Navy and the entrepreneurial spirit of both small and larger businesses.

Starting Monday, expect traffic delays at Deception Pass Bridge

  • Mar 25, 2015 at 6:00AM updated Mar 27, 2015 at 10:49AM

Drivers can expect two weeks of daytime delays on State Highway 20 at Deception Pass at the end of March.

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