An attorney representing the city of Oak Harbor is asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit from the former police chief. The city’s attorney filed the motion for summary judgment in Island County Superior Court May 3.
Island County Recovery Services was on trial before the county commissioners Wednesday. A contingent of Drug Court officials lobbed weighty allegations of sexual misconduct, abusive language and repeated errors, some of which nearly led to clients being sentenced to undeserved jail time.
Close of filing week for open public offices on Whidbey Island promises a busy election season ahead. In Oak Harbor, the four City Council positions up for grabs are now all contested races. That includes Position 7, which is held by Danny Paggao.
I am a TV listener far more than a watcher. If I’m doing something I find tedious or boring, I’m known to turn on the TV and listen to things that interest me. If it’s not a topic or story line that will enhance my life on some level, I tune it out or momentarily mute the sound.
Scott Dudley said he expects a pair of proposals to ignite fireworks during next Tuesday’s council meeting. Oak Harbor’s mayor added a couple of his ideas, which have already proven to be controversial, to the City Council agenda.
They sat at a wooden picnic table, their feet in the sand and their eyes on playing cards in front of their noses. Two retired couples were soaking up the sun just off the beach at Deception Park State Park, playing a game they call Phase 10 Gin Rummy.
Two consulting firms will help the city of Oak Harbor decide where to build the new $93.5-million wastewater treatment plant. Oak Harbor City Council approved separate professional services agreements last week with an archaeological firm and a company that provides real estate and property services.
Buddhist teachings will be held May 18-19, 6900 Humphrey Road, Clinton.
A fire of unknown origin claimed a mobile home on North Whidbey this morning. The blaze is believed to have started sometime after midnight in a single-wide trailer at the back of an undeveloped lot on Van Dam Road. Firefighters worked to extinguish the flames for at least an hour, but the building was completely destroyed.
Kratos will lose his yard with the beautiful view of the water — not that he cares about that sort of thing — but he will gain spacious living quarters in a spot that’s more convenient for people to visit.
Filing Week for open public offices in Island County began Monday and the first 24 hours yielded a few surprises. With days to go, the following are among the candidates to file so far.
Red hot pokers bloom along a fenceline off Highway 20 in Coupeville in the early morning hours on Monday.
This purple thing can be a little confusing. Saturday’s “Paint Whidbey Purple” event was not a tribute to the Oak Harbor High School Wildcats, who bear the same colors.
Oak Harbor High School’s Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps finished 21st in the Navy National Academic, Athletic and Drill Championships last weekend. Because of budget cuts and sequestration, the competition was a “virtual” meet for the first time. In the past, the teams squared off in Pensacola, Fla.
Watching my son play rugby this past weekend, suffering his first loss of an otherwise perfect season, was bittersweet in many ways. Aside from the loss, which took the team out of the state playoffs, it was the culmination of many years of trekking to games all over the state to cheer on my son.
An annual event showcasing the businesses operating on Whidbey Island is changing its name and expanding its focus. The Biz Expo, which takes place in the fall and organized by the Island County Economic Development Council, will now be known as the “Explore Whidbey: Business and Home Show.”
Central Whidbey farmer Sarah Richards was appointed to the Conservation Futures Citizen Advisory Board this week. Richards was selected by unanimous 2-0 vote of the Island County Board of Commissioners Monday to fill one of two positions within the Coupeville School District boundaries.
The Penn Cove Water Festival welcomes Native American canoe clubs to race on Saturday, May 18, for the 22nd annual celebration at the Coupeville Wharf. Held in downtown Coupeville, the festival allows guests to relive history while honoring ancestors and those who first hosted the festival in the 1930s. The event was an annual affair until it was cancelled during World War II and then resumed 21 years ago.
Nobody may ever know the exact cause of a fire that destroyed a home in Langley late Friday afternoon. The next day there was little but charred, crumbled remains of the home at 460 Anthes Ave.
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. He’d always dreaded the idea of coming back, avoiding such a return for three decades. But on this occasion, in July of 2009, he was back by invitation, facing his fears head on, and his feelings were hard to contain.