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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?”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Signal project to improve traffic on Highway 20

  • Aug 30, 2014 at 3:00AM updated Sep 4, 2014 at 4:48PM

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

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

‘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.

New van gives Boys & Girls Club flexibility

  • Aug 30, 2014 at 3:00AM updated Sep 1, 2014 at 5:51PM

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.

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.”

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.

Former Whidbey man arrested for bank heists

  • Aug 30, 2014 at 4:00AM updated Sep 2, 2014 at 9:54AM

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 updated Sep 2, 2014 at 8:59AM

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

Flag flies once again over courthouse

  • Aug 30, 2014 at 4:00AM updated Sep 2, 2014 at 9:53AM

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

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.

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

  • Aug 30, 2014 at 5:00AM updated Sep 2, 2014 at 10:57AM

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

Whidbey pot grower claims he’s developed beneficial strain

  • Aug 30, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Sep 2, 2014 at 9:54AM

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

Coupeville gets ready with jamboree | Football

  • Sep 2, 2014 at 9:15AM

The Coupeville High School football team warmed up for the coming season by taking part in a three-team jamboree in La Conner Friday, Aug. 29.

Smith claims Ladies Club Championship at WGC

  • Sep 2, 2014 at 2:22PM

Pam Smith unseated perennial favorite Ockie Dureau to win the Ladies Club Championship Tournament by one stroke Friday, Aug. 29, at Whidbey Golf Club.

County Fair Association requesting fairground maintenance

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 2:00AM

The County Fair Association has requested that its current lease on the fairground property be extended until April 1, 2015 to allow county leadership to discuss the property’s future.

Corporations moving offshore hurts U.S. | Letter

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 2:00AM

This letter is in response to Patrick Kazmierczak’s letter to the editor, in which he was critical of Mr. Schoening’s previous letter calling for a boycott of Burger King for moving the company off shore to avoid taxes.

Why is Rose still at the wheel of IT? | Letter

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 2:00AM

I have read with dismay of the events that have rocked Island Transit and call on the IT board to seriously consider replacing Martha Rose as its director.

Oak Harbor burglary suspect accused of witness tampering

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 2:00AM updated Sep 4, 2014 at 11:17AM

An Oak Harbor woman is facing a possible prison sentence for allegedly offering $1,000 to a family she burglarized in exchange for them dropping charges against her, court documents state.

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