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Island County marijuana ordinance to be unveiled

  • Apr 11, 2014 at 4:27PM

The public will be able to comment on the county’s new recreational marijuana ordinance this month. A public hearing is set for 10:15 a.m. Monday, April 21, in the Board of County Commissioners Hearing Room in Coupeville. A second opportunity for public input will be available later that night at 6 p.m. The county developed the ordinance in response to the state’s passing of Initiative 502, which legalized recreational marijuana. The county put a six-month moratorium in place in November while they researched and developed the regulations.

Recognizing the value of news you get | Publisher's Column

  • Apr 12, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 8:59AM

For nearly 125 years, the Whidbey News-Times has been providing loyal readers with coverage they can count on. The industry has been transformed countless times during that century, going from hot-lead presses to giant floppy disks to all-desktop. Now into our second century, newspapers are finding a place on the Internet. Our most avid website readers will notice something new starting today. All website readers will be prompted to either register their print subscription account for full online access at no additional charge, and others will be invited to subscribe.

Hit-and-run driver sentenced to prison

  • Apr 11, 2014 at 4:28PM

A Greenbank man will serve time in prison for driving while intoxicated, causing an injury accident on South Whidbey and then fleeing the scene last year. Brian Shelley, 42, is appealing a separate DUI conviction from Island County District Court, according to court documents.

Opponents put brakes on $10.12-million plan for Whidbey fair

  • Apr 12, 2014 at 7:00AM

Opponents of a $10.12 million, 10-year plan to change the Island County Fairgrounds got what they wanted — a slower, more public approach to saving the property. After a final public presentation of the 100-plus page proposal, which outlines everything from the property’s history to its potential for $3 million in revenue, members of a group opposing the plan announced it will not be going before the Island County Commissioners this month. One of the plan’s most vocal opponents wasn’t ready to claim victory quite yet, however, noting that she agrees with the premise that something must change at the 12.8-acre fairgrounds, located in Langley.

New programs raise debate over ‘Housing First’ model

  • Apr 12, 2014 at 7:00AM updated at 1:00PM

Those working closely with the island’s growing homeless population offer a resounding “yes” when asked if the island needs a homeless shelter. They will also tell you that Whidbey Island will likely never have one. And that is forcing the county to think outside the box.

Men throwing fits, scabies and 'pyromaniac' | Island Scanner

  • Apr 11, 2014 at 4:25PM

OAK HARBOR POLICE The following items were selected from reports made to the Oak Harbor Police Department: Thursday, April 3 At 6:42 a.m., a Northwest Cathlamet Drive resident reported that a lawnmower was stolen out of the back yard overnight. At 8:02 a.m., a caller at a State Highway 20 business reported that a tall homeless man was talking to himself.

Oak Harbor schools getting plan in place for expected growth

  • Apr 11, 2014 at 4:09PM

With the Oak Harbor school district’s student population expected to grow by about 750 by 2016, the school board is setting in motion plans to accommodate the increase. The population increase, a result of new Navy squadrons coming to Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, is expected in fiscal year 2016, which would mean the first population hike would first be seen during the 2016-17 school year.

Mountain brings back memories of father’s gift | Faithful Living

  • Apr 12, 2014 at 10:00AM updated at 1:33PM

I spent all day Thursday in Seattle, visiting my daughter who teaches third grade at Queen Anne Elementary. Mount Rainier stood watch over the city with stunning strength and beauty, owning the landscape.

Olympic View Elementary School students get hands-on lesson for Arbor Day

  • Apr 11, 2014 at 4:46PM

In observance of Arbor day last Wednesday, at least one tree was planted in Oak Harbor. Olympic View Elementary School planted a new, ornamental cherry tree on campus, thanks in part to the efforts of three kindergarten classes. Earlier in the school year, the classes were taught a tree-themed education unit, studying local coniferous and deciduous trees.

Glad tree’s no longer next to parking spot | Letter

  • Apr 12, 2014 at 10:00AM updated Apr 18, 2014 at 9:26AM

Editor, Reading all the negative letters concerning the cutting of the post office Garry oak tree, it seems to me that the ones protesting its removal most are the ones with the least knowledge of the health of the tree and the hazard it had become.

Don’t be a Chicken Little over jet noise | Letter

  • Apr 11, 2014 at 4:55PM

Editor, There once was a chicken named Chicken Little who, when an acorn fell on its head, thought the sky was falling. Chicken Little ran around convincing many people that the “sky is falling, the sky is falling.” Many of the farm animals all ran around in a tizzy yelling “the sky is falling, the sky is falling.” They ran to find the king and tell the king the sky is falling.

Still smokin’: Drag racer finds at 63, there’s still plenty of gas left in his tank

  • Apr 12, 2014 at 10:41AM

Mike Smith recently moved from San Diego, Calif. to Oak Harbor, bringing with him his passion for drag racing.

Men’s Chorus was a great success | Letter

  • Apr 12, 2014 at 10:23AM

Editor, What a privilege to have the Seattle Men’s Chorus return to Whidbey Island to perform a benefit concert for Citizens Against Domestic and Sexual Abuse, or CADA.

Island responds to a growing need for food

  • Apr 12, 2014 at 10:28AM

Those struggling financially on the island can find a free meal or groceries almost every day of the week on Whidbey Island.

UPDATED: Whidbey hopping with Easter events, services

  • Apr 12, 2014 at 10:00AM updated Apr 14, 2014 at 5:04PM

Thursday, April 17 Maundy Thursday service, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17 at Concordia Lutheran Church, 590 Oak Harbor St., Oak Harbor. Worship service and communion.

Programs highlight sex-assault issues

  • Apr 12, 2014 at 10:30AM

In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Whidbey General Hospital and Citizens Against Domestic and Sexual Abuse are presenting a series of programs to highlight the problem of sexual assault in the community and discuss resources available for those impacted by it.

Vaccination is not a cause of autism | Letter

  • Apr 12, 2014 at 10:22AM

Editor, Large outbreaks of measles currently being reported in California, British Columbia and New York are already raising concerns as people travel and spread cases. Whatcom County, the San Jaun Islands and Seattle are currently reporting cases.

Fairgrounds plan revenue forecast a steep climb

  • Apr 13, 2014 at 9:59AM

Financed by non-voter-issued bonds and a fundraising foundation, the plan would see the 12.8-acre property go from a rustic, authentic, rural look to one of modern design and updated utilities with 15 fewer standing structures.

Chargers complete sweep | Baseball

  • Apr 14, 2014 at 8:04AM

Lack of offense burned the Oak Harbor High School baseball team once again as it fell 3-1 at Marysville Getchell Friday, April 11.

Coupeville drops game to Cedarcrest | Baseball

  • Apr 14, 2014 at 9:00AM

Coupeville's bats went silent after the first inning and its defense broke down in the Wolves' 9-3 loss to visiting Cedarcrest Friday, April 11.

Miscue starts Arlington on way to win over Wildcats | Softball

  • Apr 14, 2014 at 10:00AM

The Oak Harbor High School softball team committed only three errors at Arlington Friday, April 11, but the mistakes enabled the Eagles to jump to an early lead and stroll to an 11-0, five-inning win.

Deadline today for chamber forum

  • Apr 14, 2014 at 11:37AM

Guest speaker to talk about county's mentoring program

Coupeville scores early in win over Tigers | Soccer

  • Apr 14, 2014 at 11:00AM

The offense struck quickly and the defense shackled Granite Falls in Coupeville's 4-1 soccer win over the visiting Tigers Friday, April 11.

Wildcats blank Arlington; Scots next | Soccer

  • Apr 14, 2014 at 12:00PM

The Oak Harbor High School soccer team warmed up for a showdown with Shorecrest by tipping host Arlington 2-0, thanks to a pair of goals from Gavin Stewart, in a nonleague match Friday, April 11.

Seattle runner captures Whidbey Marathon

  • Apr 14, 2014 at 1:37PM

Justin Johnson of Seattle took advantage of nearly perfect running weather to win the 13th annual Whidbey Island Marathon Sunday, April 13.

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