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Each of us has the ability to stay angry; the question is, ‘why?’ | Publisher's Column

  • Aug 16, 2014 at 4:00AM

I love Whidbey Island. I love being the publisher of the Whidbey News Group newspapers.

The Garage of Blessings moves to larger, more visible location

  • Aug 16, 2014 at 4:00AM updated Aug 18, 2014 at 8:59AM

After The Garage of Blessings opened its doors at a new, more spacious location Monday, Kristiina Miller counted 200 customers in the first hour and estimates that 500 came by the end of the day.

Community pledging to help make first day of school special

  • Aug 16, 2014 at 5:00AM

The significance of a brand new item of clothing isn’t lost on Kristiina Miller.

Permit required to hunt on NAS Whidbey

  • Aug 16, 2014 at 6:00AM

People interested in hunting on NAS Whidbey Island property during the 2014-15 season are invited to attend one of two “One-Stop-Shop” meetings in August and September.

Over 200 Island County primary ballots rejected

  • Aug 16, 2014 at 6:00AM

More than 200 ballots were rejected Monday at the Island County Auditor’s office because of late postmarks and other issues.

Public invited to final Whidbey Island Rendezvous

  • Aug 16, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Aug 19, 2014 at 10:06AM

Earl Irish, who goes by the mountain man name of “Scratch,” has been coming to the Central Whidbey event known as the Rendezvous for nearly two decades.

Improving the lives of Alzheimer’s patients

  • Aug 16, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Aug 19, 2014 at 10:06AM

HomePlace Special Care Center strives to bring joy to the lives of its 48 residents.

Smedley begins 1st season as CHS volleyball coach

  • Aug 16, 2014 at 7:00AM

A strong feeder program is the key to success, according to new Coupeville High School volleyball coach Breanne Smedley.

Football kicks off fall prep season

  • Aug 19, 2014 at 10:36AM

Professional football fans have had their itch for the beginning of a new season scratched as the Seahawks and the other clubs began practice weeks ago and completed a pair of preseason games. Now, high school fans can join the fun as prep football starts Wednesday across Washington state.

Hydroplanes make successful return

  • Aug 19, 2014 at 10:00AM updated Aug 22, 2014 at 12:48PM

You could hear them before you could see them. Hydroplanes, with their distinctive whiny roar, rattled eardrums in Oak Harbor for the first time in nearly 40 years Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 16 and 17.

Homeowners did not receive proper forms | Letter

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 2:00AM

The disclosure deception lawsuit, which Joe Kunzler dragged in by its heels in his letter about Island Transit, is about home-buyers in the Navy jet flight path who were not given the noise disclosure form required by Island County Code 9.44.050:

Kudos to director of Shakespeare Festival | Letter

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 3:00AM updated Aug 26, 2014 at 8:50AM

Kudos to Director Jackie Apodaca and the entire cast of William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew.”

Dentist filling a niche in Oak Harbor

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 3:00AM

As much as Randle Carr has enjoyed growing up in Whatcom County and operating a private dental practice in his hometown of Bellingham, the setting started losing some of its appeal.

Oak Harbor schools getting new technology

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 3:00AM updated Aug 22, 2014 at 12:48PM

With passage of the levy in 2013, Oak Harbor School District is adding myriad new technology to its schools for the 2014-15 school year.

Oak Harbor Music Festival ready to strike a sweet note

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 3:00AM

Festival season in Oak Harbor is not going away quietly.

Former Oak Harbor City Council hopeful goes to jail

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 3:00AM

A former candidate for Oak Harbor City Council will serve six months in jail for stealing a 100-ounce bar of silver from an elderly family friend, according to court documents.

Voting in Washington as easy as 1-2-3 | Letter

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 3:00AM

It’s difficult to see how Washington state could make voting any easier.

Karla Jacks has shown willingness to work | Letter

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 3:00AM

With local elections fast approaching, I write in support of Karla Jacks for the position of Island County commissioner.

Grateful for another great arts festival | Letter

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 4:00AM

I want to express my most sincere appreciation for the numerous volunteers who made the 2014 Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival a success.

Free day at state parks Aug. 25

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 4:00AM

Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission announced that Monday, Aug. 25 is a “free day” for state parks.

Nudist’s campaign fails to gain traction

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 4:00AM updated Aug 22, 2014 at 12:49PM

Nudist Democrat David Olinger, who ran as a write-in candidate for Island County Sheriff, won’t be going on to the general election.

Whidbey parents to be notified of No Child Left Behind failings

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 4:00AM updated Aug 21, 2014 at 9:11AM

Within the next couple of weeks, many parents of Whidbey students will be receiving letters telling them that their elementary schools are failing them.

Please keep alcohol out of Fort Nugent | Letter

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 4:00AM

As a father and grandfather of wonderful children, I would implore you to change your minds on permitting the sale and consumption of alcohol at my Fort Nugent Park — we have our children’s soccer games there; we play in the park; we use the Frisbee golf; we have picnics.

Stop the madness that is boat noise | Letter

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 4:00AM updated Aug 26, 2014 at 8:50AM

Our group must protest Oak Harbor’s shocking disregard for our health and well-being with the ridiculous amount of noise and excitement brought upon our peace-loving community by the hydroplane races here.

Newspapers aim to empower readers | Publisher's Column

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 4:00AM

Reporters and editors often half-jokingly remark amongst themselves that they don’t become journalists for the money.

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