Chef Mary Arthur said her student, Genevieve Boushey, impressed the judges at a recent baking competition with how quickly she could knock out a basket weave cake decorating technique.  - Debra Vaughn/Whidbey News-Times

Top Baker

  • Apr 30, 2016 at 7:00AM

Being the No. 1 high school baker in the state is easy as pie for Genevieve Boushey. The 18-year-old Oak Harbor High School senior took top honors at a commercial baking competition in Tacoma last month, and she’s slated to represent Washington at a national competition in Louisville, Kentucky in June.

Lodging tax process gets an overhaul

  • Apr 30, 2016 at 7:00AM

Island County’s Lodging Tax Advisory Committee, a volunteer group charged with recommending who gets hundreds of thousands of dollars annually in tax dollars, will face new restrictions and procedures in this year’s deliberations.

Larsen explores ways to reduce Growler noise

  • Apr 30, 2016 at 7:00AM

It’s no secret Congressman Rick Larsen supports the Navy — so much so that he said he doesn’t see Naval Air Station Whidbey Island going anywhere.

Birds of a feather: Sprightly duck is a part of the family

  • Apr 30, 2016 at 6:00AM

Sprite, which is short for Watersprite, is a house duck. A diaper-wearing, parade-walking, adolescent Ancona house duck, to be exact.

Inmate charged in jail assault

  • Apr 30, 2016 at 5:00AM

An inmate held in the Island County jail is accused of brutally beating another inmate over an insult, according to court documents.

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