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Washington voters have said six times over the past two decades that it should be harder for the state Legislature to raise taxes. Today the state Senate took up a measure, Senate Joint Resolution 8211, which would let the people decide on a constitutional amendment requiring a supermajority to raise taxes. Sen. Barbara Bailey, R-Oak Harbor, voted to send the question to voters but because the measure itself failed to receive support from the Senate's minority Democrats, it fell short of the 33 votes needed to move to the House of Representatives.
Naval Air Station Whidbey Island scored two big wins in next year’s proposed federal military budget.
Heading into the district finals this weekend, several members of the Oak Harbor High School swim team are on the cusp of qualify for the state finals.
Playing its third game in three days, the Oak Harbor High School girls basketball team simply ran out of gas in a 62-33 loss at Edmonds-Woodway Thursday, Feb. 11.
After three meets, both Oak Harbor High School NJROTC shooting teams sit on top of their respective standings.