Ryan Dore, 9, a fourth grader at Broad View Elementary, creates a tower at the school’s first STEM event, meant to kids interested in science, technology, engineering and math. - Photo by Debra Vaughn/Whidbey News-Times

Science-friendly school: STEM makes learning fun for students — and parents

  • Today at 7:00AM

Dearius Williams and his buddy, Ryan Dore, are mostly here for the fun. The 9-year-old Broad View Elementary students showed up after hours Thursday night for an event aimed at — sssshhhhh — learning.

Costs still undetermined, but hospital ready to vote on name change

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Whidbey General Hospital commissioners are expected to vote on a new name next week, even though all of the costs of rebranding aren’t clear.

City’s $4.6- million room with a view: Crowd questions whether return justifies price tag

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A former mayor, a retired developer, a real estate agent, a banker and a handful of other residents urged Oak Harbor Council members to dump plans to build a $4.6-million community room as part of the new sewage treatment plant.

Low-interest loan is a boon for city’s ratepayers

  • Today at 6:00AM

When it comes to matters related to sewage, surprises aren’t usually welcome. But Oak Harbor city officials were elated to learn the state approved a $42-million loan to help cover construction costs of the new sewage treatment plant incurred in 2017.

Getting Buggy: Insect expert talks about native pollinators’ decline

  • Today at 6:00AM

“If you build it they will come,” Joe Sheldon said as he opened his talk before a room full of gardening enthusiasts.

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