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Hang on to those moments as long as you can, parents | Publisher's column

  • May 17, 2013 at 10:00AM

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.

Clings would help target spending | Letter

  • May 17, 2013 at 11:00AM

Editor, In reference to the idea that businesses should be able to refuse service to whomever they choose, I’m sorry to say I agree. They should be able to pick to whom they offer their services.

Predicts P8-As will displace Growlers | Letter

  • May 17, 2013 at 12:00PM

Editor, Personal projection — The EA-18G Growlers will be reassigned to Lemoore Naval Air Station and Oceana Naval Air Station once the P8s begin arriving.

Colors of spring

  • May 17, 2013 at 12:00PM

Red hot pokers bloom along a fenceline off Highway 20 in Coupeville in the early morning hours on Monday.

Support military, join Navy League | Letter

  • May 17, 2013 at 1:00PM

Editor; I thank Mr. Van Voorst for his letter asking (for) more boisterous support of Whidbey Island Naval Air Station. There was one point that Mr. Van Voorst raised that I feel needs empathizing, namely the NAS Whidbey encroachers’ desire to close NAS Whidbey Island.

Buddhist to share teachings

  • May 18, 2013 at 7:00AM

Buddhist teachings will be held May 18-19, 6900 Humphrey Road, Clinton.

Items lawmakers should include in the 2013-15 budget | Sound off

  • May 18, 2013 at 9:00AM

Governor Inslee has called a 30-day Special Session to begin on May 13th so that lawmakers can complete their unfinished work on the 2013-15 state budget. One of the major sticking points in ongoing budget negotiations is the House’s controversial decision to propose more than $1 billion in job killing tax increases.

Filings portend busy election season in Island County

  • May 18, 2013 at 9:00AM

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.

Unexplained blaze destroys Langley home

  • May 18, 2013 at 9:00AM

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.

Pray privately, but please leave religion out of public forums | Letter

  • May 18, 2013 at 10:00AM

Editor, Pastor Lawler should feel perfectly free to pray privately or in his church to whatever imaginary deity he adores. He has no right, however, to prosthelytize his faith to a captive audience gathered for the secular business of running the city’s government.

The decision to sue City of Oak Harbor is not Cladoosby’s alone | Letter

  • May 18, 2013 at 11:00AM

The decision to sue City of Oak Harbor is not Cladoosby’s alone Editor, Regarding the letter by Rollanda Sitko in the Whidbey News-Times on May 1 entitled “Can’t afford to support tribal casino suing city,” the City of Oak Harbor was warned by archaeologists that there is a burial ground in the area of Pioneer Way. You can’t expect the tribe to know where all their ancestors are buried.

Drug Court officials: Recovery Services needs to be replaced

  • May 17, 2013 at 3:16PM

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.

Quiet time is over for Deception Pass State Park

  • May 19, 2013 at 10:00AM

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.

United Methodist celebrates 160 Years

  • May 19, 2013 at 10:00AM

Gathering at the Engle home at the edge of Ebey’s Landing, families prayed and sang together. The pioneer settlers of Central Whidbey held the first service of the Coupeville Methodist Episcopal Church on April 24, 1853. The current congregation of the Coupeville United Methodist Church celebrated the 160th anniversary of their founding with a special service held April 28 in the historic church on North Main Street.

Examine things for usefulness, beauty, sentimental values | Faithful Living

  • May 19, 2013 at 10:00AM

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.

Oak Harbor Mayor pushes to cut salaries, benefits for elected officials

  • May 19, 2013 at 12:00PM

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.

New shelter plan isn’t perfect, but it’s a sensible one | In our opinion

  • May 20, 2013 at 9:00AM

Animal shelters, full of wayward and unwanted pets, are never happy places. For years, Oak Harbor’s animal shelter has been more miserable than it should be. The current shelter is located in a dilapidated building hidden away on the Navy’s Seaplane Base.

Friday Harbor takes 2 from Oak Harbor | Babe Ruth

  • May 20, 2013 at 9:43AM

Friday Harbor bunched its base runners to produce multiple-run innings and sweep the Oak Harbor Babe Ruth baseball team 7-4, 6-5 in a double header Saturday, May 18, at Clover Valley Park.

City of Oak Harbor asks court to toss fired chief’s suit

  • May 17, 2013 at 3:20PM

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.

Coupeville sends 5 to state | Track

  • May 20, 2013 at 10:43AM

Record-setting performances helped five Coupeville High School track team members qualify for the state track meet with top-six finishes at the tri-district championships Saturday, May 18, at King's High School in Shoreline.

Catz finish 4th in tournament | Youth basketball

  • May 20, 2013 at 10:50AM

The Oak Harbor eighth-grade Catz girls basketball team rebounded from losses in the first two rounds to finish fourth in an end-of-the-year tournament at Burlington May 18 and 19.

Former Oak Harbor resident Robert Yates appealing death sentence

  • May 20, 2013 at 10:00AM

Robert Yates, a 1970 graduate of Oak Harbor High School, has been on death row for the last 11 years. The confessed serial killer is formally seeking an appeal of his death sentence in U.S. District Court in Seattle.

Man picked up on $50,000 warrant for skipping sentencing

  • May 20, 2013 at 11:00AM

A man convicted of felony assault was picked up on a $50,000 warrant issued after failing to appear for his sentencing hearing, court documents indicate. Kenneth G. Bradford, 24, of Everson pleaded guilty in Island County Superior Court April 1 to assault in the third degree.

OLF noise abuses Central Whidbey | Letter

  • May 20, 2013 at 12:00PM

Editor, I’m sure Joe Kunzler’s May 15 letter to the editor meant to provide accurate information, even though failing in many areas.

7 individuals, relay team earn state berths for Wildcats | Track

  • May 20, 2013 at 12:00PM updated May 21, 2013 at 7:57AM

Seven individuals and a relay team will represent Oak Harbor High School at the state meet at Mount Tahoma High School Thursday through Saturday, May 23-25.

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