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Struck by car in late June, Oak Harbor physical therapist grateful for support

  • Aug 30, 2014 at 5:00AM updated Sep 1, 2014 at 8:27AM

Every now and then, flashbacks will play in Merv Wagstaffe's head.

Poet, veteran share perspectives on the impact of war

  • Aug 30, 2014 at 4:00AM

For self-proclaimed “semi-retired” Army Col. Greg Stone, reading poetry is similar to a religious experience.

New van gives Boys & Girls Club flexibility

  • Aug 30, 2014 at 3:00AM

The silver lining to an auction benefitting the Boys & Girls Club of Oak Harbor last March has arrived in time for the start of the school year.

Businesses have a right to make money | Letter

  • Aug 30, 2014 at 2:00AM

I read Mr. Schoening’s letter to the editor regarding Burger King and had a question — “What would you do about it then? Erect a big fence and force the companies to pay the taxes or else?”

You can love Obama, not everyone does | Letter

  • Aug 30, 2014 at 3:00AM

This is in response to a letter to the editor from Richard Johnston, Douglas, Ariz.

Believes in God, but not as a school topic | Letter

  • Aug 30, 2014 at 2:00AM

As stated in Scott Vanderlinden’s letter to the editor, thanks to the United States Supreme Court, a student’s right to protest in schools was affirmed.

Workers dedicated to elections process | Letter

  • Aug 30, 2014 at 2:00AM

Thank you to the Island County Auditor’s Office staff and temporary election workers for their speedy yet meticulous processing of the primary ballots during this week’s manual recount required by state statute.

Applauds district for its OSPI test scores | Letter

  • Aug 30, 2014 at 3:00AM

Congratulations to the Oak Harbor School District and Board — the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction test scores for the 2013-14 year improved in nearly every category.

Call candidate after 9, see how she likes it | Letter

  • Aug 30, 2014 at 4:00AM

Tuesday night, just before 9 p.m., I received an unwanted “robo call.”

Dogs’ barking worse than any jet’s roar | Letter

  • Aug 30, 2014 at 3:00AM

I would prefer to listen to our Navy jets than dogs barking. This is a reminder to dog owners in the city of Oak Harbor that school nights and work nights are quiet time

State’s wealthiest set sights on gun laws | The Petri Dish

  • Aug 30, 2014 at 3:00AM

Our state’s super wealthy social changers are at it again. Two years after their money helped make charter schools possible, the Ballmers, the Gateses and Nick Hanauer are using some of their loose millions to try to tighten gun laws in Washington.

Langley backing fairground work

  • Aug 30, 2014 at 2:00AM

The Langley City Council formally approved the city’s involvement in whatever developments may come to the Island County Fairgrounds.

Island Scanner | Dog barks three days in a row

  • Aug 30, 2014 at 2:00AM

Island County Sheriff The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office:

Roller Barn’s ‘Frightville’ on hunt for volunteers

  • Aug 30, 2014 at 3:00AM

Oak Harbor’s freakiest haunted house is reaching out for volunteers.

‘Langley Lift’ design goes up for public comment

  • Aug 30, 2014 at 3:00AM

Renderings of a bridge and elevator give a glimpse at what Cascade Avenue in Langley may look like.

Signal project to improve traffic on Highway 20

  • Aug 30, 2014 at 3:00AM

A state Department of Transportation project should improve traffic flow on State Highway 20 in Oak Harbor.

Flag flies once again over courthouse

  • Aug 30, 2014 at 4:00AM

In time for Labor Day, an American flag is once again flying over the county’s historic courthouse.

Oak Harbor schools switch to trimesters

  • Aug 30, 2014 at 4:00AM

In the past, elementary students in Oak Harbor were graded on a quarterly basis, but starting this year, the schools will be switching to trimesters.

Whidbey pot grower claims he’s developed beneficial strain

  • Aug 30, 2014 at 6:00AM

Mathew Gordon experimented on himself to perfect what he claims is a medicine that can cure everything from hepatitis C to bee stings.

Former Whidbey man arrested for bank heists

  • Aug 30, 2014 at 4:00AM

A former Whidbey Island resident made a name for himself this summer.

Recount confirms Grone moving on to general election

  • Aug 30, 2014 at 4:00AM

Former chief deputy treasurer Wanda Grone will face her former boss during November’s general election after a close primary.

Garage of Blessings gives free haircuts

  • Aug 27, 2014 at 2:00AM updated Aug 29, 2014 at 1:03PM

Issac Vandenhaak, 12, gets a free haircut at the Garage of Blessings Monday from Navy Exchange barber Holly Ashmore.

Real estate sales on Whidbey continuing to rebound

  • Aug 27, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Aug 29, 2014 at 9:02AM

For the second consecutive year, home sales are showing signs of a real estate market recovery on Whidbey Island.

Oak Harbor mayor says council playing politics with crosswalk

  • Aug 27, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Aug 29, 2014 at 9:01AM

A proposal to build a crosswalk has turned into an unlikely controversy in a city filled with unlikely controversies.

Gibbon, others take chilly challenge

  • Aug 27, 2014 at 3:00AM updated Aug 29, 2014 at 9:01AM

Oak Harbor Schools Superintendent Lance Gibbon is among the Whidbey residents to take the plunge with the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Monday night.

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