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Take responsiblity and approve Oak Harbor levy | Letters
Jan 25 2013, 3:36 PM
During the past four years of school district budget cuts, the middle schools have been the hardest hit.
We have given up everything that could be cut and are at the bare minimum for staffing, instructional time, and course offerings to students. We even lost our true planning time.
Despite all this loss, the instructional staff has rallied to put their best forward every day for every student. Our kids are improving because of our dedication and skill.
Take pride and approve Oak Harbor levy | Letters
Jan 25 2013, 3:40 PM
Oak Harbor has an important decision to make on February 12 – one that will have a huge impact on the future of our schools and our community.
Recent cuts in federal and state funding to the Oak Harbor School District have led to fewer teachers, less class time and the loss of many athletic and after-school activities.
Times are tough and all levels of government should be scrutinized to ensure funds are used wisely and efficiently.
Gun law was about national security | Letters
Jan 25 2013, 3:40 PM
As the discussion over increased gun controls takes front and center, in light of the most recent massacre in Connecticut, the Second Amendment is called upon by many in various contexts. “My personal rights, My Second Amendment rights,” are used in defense of current gun possession and use conditions.
There has been far less attention to the Second Amendment itself; its wording; its history or its intent by our forefathers. In case you have forgotten the exact wording of the amendment, it is:
Guns shouldn’t be at Oak Harbor City Council meeting | Letters
Jan 25 2013, 3:39 PM
Usually I agree with Mayor Scott Dudley, but regarding the carrying of firearms into a public council meeting I agree with Beth Munns, Mr. Almberg and Mr. Servatius.
I appreciate the Second Amendment and state law, however, the reality is that if someone is allowed to carry a gun into a public meeting then it sets up the platform of possible violence, death or intimidation. The majority of gun carriers are one thing, it is the crazy person who is the concern.
If one of my children or grandchildren or friends had gone to the preschool in Newtown, Conn., as a visitor that fateful day the shooting occurred they could be dead now. Oh, yes, then there would be a public outcry to do something about that.
Gun debate isn’t really a debate | Letters
Jan 25 2013, 3:41 PM
Come on Whidbey News-Times, where’s the gun debate your front page story purports? In Councilman Almberg’s mind I fear.
Correct me if I’m wrong here, but is it not obvious to all concerned that Oak Harbor’s laws concerning firearms in public places is blatantly illegal on its face?
Whidbey's big clams pay big dividends for Washington state
Jan 25 2013, 3:45 PM
The geoduck (pronounced gooey-duck) has a funny name and its appearance often elicits embarrassed laughter, but Washington’s biggest clam means big money to the Department of Natural Resources and fine eating, particularly for wealthy devotees in China.
For the first time in years, commercial geoduck harvesting is under way in Langley. It started Monday, Jan. 7 and ended Friday.
The DNR manages two geoduck fishery tracts near Langley. Langley North is 129 acres in size and Langley South is 54 acres. Other Island County tracts are listed as Admiralty Bay, Austin, Cultus Bay, Dines Point, Double Bluff, Holmes Harbor, Lagoon Point, Point Partridge, Randall, Rocky Point and Useless Bay.
God allows us to soar like eagles, even in difficult times | Faithful Living
Jan 25 2013, 3:46 PM
The very first time our family saw a bald eagle up close and personal we were new in town and driving along Pioneer Way in Oak Harbor.
I thought we would drive right over the curb and it was all caught on a video being filmed for out-of-state family members. “Here we are, driving through the quaint part of town. Over there is ... holy smokes! Look at that bald eagle. It’s flying right down the middle of street, over the traffic!”
A fruitful life at any age | Religion Notes
Jan 25 2013, 3:48 PM
“Advancing, not declining, years” is the title of the next question and answer audio chat at the Christian Science Reading Room at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29.
Join Quakers in Freeland | Religion Notes
Jan 25 2013, 3:48 PM
Whidbey Island Friends, also known as Quakers, holds its regular meeting for worship from 4 to 5 p.m. every Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist building located at 20103 Highway 525, about two miles north of Freeland.
Some positives in Wolves loss | Girls basketball
Jan 28 2013, 8:44 AM
The Coupeville High School girls basketball team fell 78-42 to first-place Archbishop Murphy Friday, Jan. 25, in Everett, but not all was a loss for the Wolves.