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County appeals GMA decision

  • Today at 2:23PM

Island County’s obligation to protect some ecologically sensitive areas under the state’s Growth Management Act remains unclear after the county on July 24 appealed an adverse decision by the Growth Management Hearings Board.

Pigfest seeks volunteers

  • Today at 2:03PM

Organizers of the Aug. 9 Oak Harbor Pigfest are bracing for another large turnout after attendance ballooned last year when the event moved to a new, more visible location.

Forum to take a look at policing issues | Letter

  • Jul 15, 2015 at 3:00AM updated Jul 30, 2015 at 5:33PM

We in Island County have had a horrendously tragic fatality in our county jail. It should not have happened.

Man in serious condition after driving car off highway into apartment complex

  • Jul 30, 2015 at 4:35PM

A silver Dodge Dart heading eastbound into Oak Harbor on Highway 20 hit two cars, left the roadway and ended up on fire in an apartment complex parking lot this afternoon.

Lavender Wind Festival | Slideshow

  • Jul 30, 2015 at 3:00PM

Photos from the 2015 Lavender Wind Festival, held at Lavender Wind Farm in Coupeville.

Renaissance at the Farm draws history-enthusiasts to Greenbank | Slideshow

  • Jul 29, 2015 at 5:00AM updated Jul 30, 2015 at 12:16PM

During the course of Saturday’s Renaissance at the Farm, attendees had the opportunity to learn from and observe a number of entertaining and educational presenters.

Oak Harbor Police investigating vehicle prowls

  • Jul 28, 2015 at 2:00PM updated Jul 30, 2015 at 10:28AM

Oak Harbor Police are investigating four vehicle prowls reported Sunday evening in two different areas of the city.

Island County Commissioners approve changes to Conservation Futures Fund

  • Jul 29, 2015 at 4:00PM

The Board of Island County Commissioners Wednesday changed the county's Conservation Futures Fund Program to allow considering economics when contemplating conservation and to streamline the conservation review process.

Blue Angels to fly over Oak Harbor Wednesday

  • Jul 28, 2015 at 12:00PM updated Jul 29, 2015 at 8:25AM

Keep your eyes turned skyward in Oak Harbor Wednesday afternoon for a glimpse of the Blue Angels.

Slowik receives national award

  • Jul 28, 2015 at 5:00PM

Tony Slowik was declared as the 2015 recipient of the Chief Warrant Officer Michael J. Novosel Award. The national award, presented annually by the Reserve Officers Association, recognizes the most outstanding chief warrant officer, encompassing all branches of U.S. military service.

Looking back: 125 years of Whidbey history

  • Jul 29, 2015 at 9:00AM

Here’s what was happening in the news this week 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago.

Women’s golf association grateful for generosity | Letter

  • Jul 25, 2015 at 3:00AM updated Jul 28, 2015 at 3:47PM

On behalf of the Whidbey Golf Club’s Ladies Association, I would like to recognize the unbelievable and continued support of these great businesses of Oak Harbor. This is an annual two-day tournament with women coming from throughout the state, California and Canada. With 84 golfers, it could not have been done without these amazing supporters.

Valuable program is turning 50 this week | Letter

  • Jul 29, 2015 at 8:00AM

On July 30 one of our nation’s most valuable and popular social programs turns 50. Signed into law by President Johnson, the program currently covers 55 million Americans – people aged 65 and older and those with permanent disabilities.

Letter writer wrong in many assumptions | Letter

  • Jul 29, 2015 at 8:00AM

Jeez. I am so tired of having to correct Jim Pace’s wildly incorrect assumptions per his letter to the editor in Wednesday’s Whidbey News-Times.

Gardner wants WGH to stay independent | Letter

  • Jul 29, 2015 at 8:00AM

Georgia Gardner wants to continue to serve our community as she has in the past.

Drum more than a health care worker | Letter

  • Jul 29, 2015 at 8:00AM

Putting things in perspective is important to those seeking unclouded insight by the Whidbey News-Times editorial regarding candidates for hospital commissioner.

Campbell took time to hear concerns | Letter

  • Jul 29, 2015 at 8:00AM

It is my hope that the citizens of Oak Harbor will consider carefully who they support for the next mayor of the city. Having dealt with City Council on the wastewater treatment plant, and looking at the history of City Council decisions, in my mind the one candidate who makes sense is Jim Campbell.

The falconer: Getting up close and personal with raptors

  • Jul 29, 2015 at 7:00AM

Steve Layman, a biologist and expert falconer, employs his raptors at restaurants and farms from Whidbey Island to the East Coast.

Arts and Crafts Fest this weekend in Coupeville

  • Jul 29, 2015 at 7:00AM

The Coupeville Arts & Crafts Festival will fill the streets this weekend with artists, music and food.

Council considers store at Oak Harbor Marina

  • Jul 29, 2015 at 7:00AM

Visitors and liveaboards at the Oak Harbor Marina may soon have a place nearby to pick up those forgotten items.

Warm weather requires greater Tansy awareness

  • Jul 29, 2015 at 4:00AM

It is the time of year—actually a little early, thanks to our warm weather—when roadsides and pastures glow with golden flowers on long stalks. Before admiring, however, take a good look to be sure the flower is not tansy ragwort, a poisonous invasive plant that affects horses, cows, pigs, goats, deer and, yes, humans.

Bringing peace of mind to bereaved pet owners on Whidbey

  • Jul 29, 2015 at 4:00AM

Tucked behind the regal Wallin Funeral Home and Cremation is another business for the bereaved — but this one is for pets, not people.

Veteran reporter joins Whidbey News Group staff

  • Jul 29, 2015 at 4:00AM

Veteran newspaper reporter Dan Richman joined the staff of the Whidbey News-Times this week.

Veteran Stand Down on Saturday on South Whidbey

  • Jul 29, 2015 at 2:00AM

Veterans and their families are invited to attend a Veterans Stand Down event planned for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the American Legion Post No. 141, on South Whidbey, off State Highway 525 and Bayview.

North Puget Sound dragon boat team brings home gold

  • Jul 29, 2015 at 5:00AM

Stayin’ Alive, a team from the North Puget Sound Dragon Boat Club, completed five races in recreational division at the 12th annual Seattle Dragon Boat Festival and took home the gold medal in the Cancer Survivor’s Cup.

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