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Time will tell on Gov. Inslee's next political moves | Guest Column

  • Mar 28, 2014 at 12:47PM

No one could be happier to see state lawmakers wrap up and head home than Gov. Jay Inslee. They departed and won’t return until January, 2015.

Broad View fifth grader headed to National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C.

  • Mar 28, 2014 at 1:05PM

It didn’t matter to Elisabeth Ince that she was a young competitor up against several older students. It didn’t bother her that she was on a big stage with so much at stake.

Leete, reserves help Oak Harbor win | Girls golf

  • Mar 28, 2014 at 1:00PM

With a medalist round by Joanna Leete and some help from the junior varsity squad, the Oak Harbor High School girls golf team defeated Stanwood and host Marysville-Pilchuck at the Cedarcrest Golf Course Thursday, March 27.

Wolves overwhelm Concrete | Baseball

  • Mar 28, 2014 at 2:00PM

Playing an outstanding all-around game, the Coupeville High School baseball team crushed host Concrete 13-0 in five innings Thursday, March 27.

Oak Harbor stops Storm for 1st wiin | Softball

  • Mar 28, 2014 at 3:00PM

Checking into the win column for the first time this spring, the Oak Harbor High School softball team dumped visiting Squalicum 13-8 Thursday, March 27.

Is secret meeting the ‘sound of freedom’ | Letter

  • Mar 28, 2014 at 4:05PM

When Mayor Dudley and his minions met in secret executive session to plot the cutting of the signature 330-year-old oak tree at the Oak Harbor Post Office, they violated the Washington Open Public Meetings Act. Claiming that it was to avoid litigation is a transparent ruse that will never stand up in court. In fact, it has only made litigation more likely. Much more likely.

Sen. Bailey should be honest about ALEC affiliation | Letter

  • Mar 29, 2014 at 9:00AM

Sen. Barbara Bailey finally admitted what has been suspected for years — she is a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council. This past weekend, during two of the town hall meetings sponsored by the three state legislators from our district, Bailey first admitted that she is a member of ALEC at the Mount Vernon meeting. After realizing what she had admitted, decided to be less than candid during the afternoon Oak Harbor meeting, during which she said that she “doesn’t know if she is still a member of ALEC or not.”

Oak Harbor Elementary Fantastic's answer reading challenge

  • Mar 29, 2014 at 9:00AM

Of all the work that went into getting her third graders ready for an island-wide reading competition last week, there was one thing Glenda Jackson didn’t count on. The butterflies in her stomach.

Don't listen to claims of the anti-OLF group | Letter

  • Mar 29, 2014 at 9:00AM

The so-called Citizens of Ebey Reserve, or COER, has been trying to drum up support in Port Townsend, Langley and the San Juan Islands in their scheme to close Whidbey Island Naval Air Station and eliminate more than 50 percent of the county’s jobs, businesses, property value and tax revenue.

Let's put thought into what trees we plant | Letter

  • Mar 29, 2014 at 12:00PM

It’s spring and the trees along Highway 20 on the north entrance to the city will soon again be able to block visibility to the small businesses. These businesses are visible while the trees are bare; however, the busy tourist and visitor season is over.

Seattle Men’s Chorus concert benefits CADA

  • Mar 29, 2014 at 3:00PM

Seattle Men’s Chorus will whisk away a Whidbey Island audience to the musical world of Broadway’s Stephen Schwartz, the man behind the music of “Wicked,” “Pippin,” “Godspell” and other classics 7 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at South Whidbey High School. The chorus will sing many of his popular Broadway smash-hits, plus some additional rarely-performed tunes. Proceeds from the concert help support Citizens Against Domestic and Sexual Abuse.

Counting the homeless in Island County: Numbers ‘static,’ but still cause for concern

  • Mar 29, 2014 at 3:00PM updated Mar 31, 2014 at 9:38AM

On the street, Ray Conger is known as “The Mailman.” Someone driving by the Safeway parking lot entrance might recognize him as the guy who holds up signs with messages like, “I love you” and “smile.” “I tried holding a ‘help’ sign but it just didn’t feel right,” Conger said. Conger has been homeless for two years, he said, and stays in his truck with his girlfriend.

Car accident knocks out power, closes traffic lane

  • Mar 29, 2014 at 4:00PM

Nobody was injured in a car accident on Highway 20 in Central Whidbey Wednesday afternoon, though it knocked over a telephone pole and cut power to some homes. The collision occurred at the highway’s intersection with Race Road.

Reelected council part of a ‘get Dudley’ crowd | Letter

  • Mar 29, 2014 at 4:00PM

Regarding your article “Oak Harbor leadership cuts down 330-year-old tree in secret plan,” the City of Oak Harbor had absolutely zero need to discuss publicly the decision to cut down this tree. This was a maintenance issue that needed not be addressed during any public meeting. It was a decision made by the departments responsible. Unless it required an extraordinary amount of money not already budgeted, it never needed to be discussed with city council members.

Reelected council part of a ‘get Dudley’ crowd | Letter

  • Mar 29, 2014 at 4:00PM

Regarding your article “Oak Harbor leadership cuts down 330-year-old tree in secret plan,” the City of Oak Harbor had absolutely zero need to discuss publicly the decision to cut down this tree. This was a maintenance issue that needed not be addressed during any public meeting. It was a decision made by the departments responsible. Unless it required an extraordinary amount of money not already budgeted, it never needed to be discussed with city council members.

Trillium grants going forward, despite concerns

  • Mar 30, 2014 at 12:00PM

Island County commissioners are moving forward with grant applications to fund additional parking lots and trail maintenance at Trillium Community Forest. The county is partnering with Whidbey Camano Land Trust to apply for $370,000 through the state’s Recreation and Conservation Office, Local Parks Grant Program. Island County Commissioner Jill Johnson said she was concerned that the county would end up having to spend extra money to maintain the areas.

Oak Harbor man escapes injury in I-5 crash

  • Mar 30, 2014 at 4:00PM

An Oak Harbor man escaped unharmed, but another driver was seriously injured in a spectacular three-car accident in Snohomish County Sunday, according to the Washington State Patrol. Becky L. Parquet, 62, of Enumclaw, was driving a 2011 Honda Civic LXS and struck a trailer hitch in the road, causing the car to fly over a 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by Jolinda M. McGarbey, 45, of Clyde Hill.

Strong defense carries Wolves to win | Soccer

  • Mar 31, 2014 at 9:22AM

South Whidbey collected more chances but the Coupeville High School soccer team collected more points in a 2-1 win over the rival Falcons Friday, March 28, at Mickey Clark Field.

Former Oak Harbor attorney accused of stealing WAIF bequest

  • Mar 31, 2014 at 11:41AM

Alleged theft and money laundering by a former Oak Harbor attorney resulted in the loss of hundreds of thousands of dollars for Whidbey Animals’ Improvement Foundation, according to the president of the nonprofit group’s board. Douglas Saar, 40, formerly of the Law Office of Skinner and Saar, is accused of stealing from estates he represented, including one that named Whidbey Animals’ Improvement Foundation, commonly known as WAIF, as the sole beneficiary.

Hawks hand Oak Harbor 4-1 loss | Baseball

  • Mar 31, 2014 at 11:00AM

Jason Shevenko used his arm and bat to help Mountlake Terrace top the visiting Oak Harbor High School baseball team 4-1 Friday, March 28.

A man short, Wildcats pull out OT win | Soccer

  • Mar 31, 2014 at 12:00PM

It was emotionally charged and rugged at times, but the Oak Harbor High School soccer team slipped by Everett 2-1 in overtime at Wildcat Memorial Stadium Friday, March 28.

Wigging out on stage: Director brings '1776' to Whidbey Playhouse

  • Mar 31, 2014 at 12:00PM

Life is slowly returning to normal in Cassandra Woodcock’s home. No more hum of a sewing machine in the wee hours of the morning. Her husband Matthew can finally get a good night’s sleep. “There were times when she was just getting to bed and I was just getting up,” he said. In charge of costuming for the Whidbey Playhouse musical, “1776,” Woodcock and her wardrobe team had their work cut out for them to create outfits that would pass for the American Revolution period.

Tigers take advantage of Wildcat errors | Softball

  • Mar 31, 2014 at 7:00PM

Burlington-Edison scored six unearned runs with two outs in the first inning to set the tone for a 16-8 win over the host Oak Harbor High School softball team Saturday, March 29.

Mistakes bite Wildcats | Softball

  • Apr 1, 2014 at 8:29AM

Errors hurt the Oak Harbor High School softball team again as it fell 9-5 at Marysville Getchell Monday, March 31.

Stanwood slides by Oak Harbor | Soccer

  • Apr 1, 2014 at 10:00AM

Stanwood took the early lead in the Wesco North soccer race with a 2-0 win over visiting Oak Harbor Monday, March 31.

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