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VAQ-132 returns to Whidbey after seven-month deployment in Japan
Feb 04 2013, 10:58 AM
Sailors from Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 132 “Scorpions” return home this week after successfully completing a seven-month Western Pacific deployment to Misawa Air Base Japan.
As the first expeditionary Airborne Electronic Attack squadron to deploy to Japan since 2006, the Scorpions supported joint and coalition exercises across the U.S. Pacific Command Area of Operations. While deployed, the Scorpions participated in numerous international exercises in Australia, Guam and South Korea, and sent several detachments to Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan on different occasions.
Oak Harbor boys qualify 9, girls 3 for regionial | Wrestling
Feb 04 2013, 11:58 AM
Three Oak Harbor High School boy wrestlers won individual subregional championships and nine qualified for the regional tournament at the subregional meet Feb. 1 and 2 at Stanwood High School.
Lyncs power by Coupeville in district opener | Girls basketball
Feb 05 2013, 8:42 AM
Perennial power Lynden Christian took its first step toward winning its eighth state championship by overwhelming the visiting Coupeville High School girls basketball team 55-18 in the opening round of the district tournament Monday, Feb. 4.
Accused Greenbank killer was also a sex offender
Feb 06 2013, 12:13 PM
A 62-year-old pizza man and Antarctic scientist accused of killing his wife and dumping her tarp-wrapped body behind their Greenbank home will remain in jail on $5 million bail after the prosecution exposed him as a sex offender.
Robert “Al” Baker’s trial was also moved to July 16, at the request of the prosecution. He was originally scheduled to go to trial Feb. 25 on a charge of first-degree murder in the death of his wife, 53-year-old Kathie Baker. The couple owned Harbor Pizzeria in Freeland and they were well known in the community. They were both also scientists with ties to government programs in Antarctica.
Oak Harbor pool to improve program for low-income swimmers
Feb 05 2013, 2:35 PM
The North Whidbey Park and Recreation District leaders are looking to improve the way the district helps needy families.
The publicly funded district, which operates the John Vanderzicht Memorial Pool, has long offered discounts to children who receive free and reduced lunches in local schools.
But now officials want to find a way to cover their costs and figure out a way to offer discounts to adults who would have difficulty paying pool fees.
Discovery of Native American remains could cost Oak Harbor $4 million
Feb 07 2013, 9:53 AM
The costs associated with the inadvertent discovery of Native American remains during a downtown Oak Harbor road project could approach $4 million.
And that doesn’t include the unknown expense of reburial, which could potentially be very costly.
The huge price tag associated with the discovery of the human remains has been a touchy political issue over the last couple of years, especially when it turned out that city officials ignored a warning from state experts.
Oak Harbor may build cemetery for unearthed remains
Feb 11 2013, 10:45 AM
City-owned property may be transformed into a Native American cemetery someday.
Oak Harbor officials confirmed that they are working with the Swinomish and other tribes to figure out how best to handle ancestral remains that were unearthed during a construction project on Pioneer Way nearly two years ago.
Navy secretary visits Whidbey
Feb 05 2013, 2:49 PM
Secretary of Navy Ray Mabus will visit Whidbey Island Naval Air Station today, Feb. 6.
Mabus will speak with sailors and civilian personnel about issues affecting today’s Navy, according to a news release.
As Secretary of the Navy, Mabus is responsible for conducting the affairs of the Department of the Navy, including recruiting, organizing, equipping, training and mobilizing. Additionally, he oversees the construction and repair of naval ships, aircraft and facilities.
Former Langley mayor begins jail term
Feb 05 2013, 2:51 PM
Former Langley Mayor Larry Kwarsick checked into Island County Jail this week, serving the first of what will be a 15-day sentence.
Kwarsick, who is also the former planning chief for Coupeville, reportedly checked into the jail at about 9 a.m. as was required by the sentence handed down by Judge Vickie Churchill.
Parts of downtown Oak Harbor lose power last week
Feb 05 2013, 2:52 PM
Work crews repaired wires that knocked out power to parts of downtown Oak Harbor Thursday morning.
A Puget Sound Energy spokeswoman said a downed wire just before 11:30 a.m. knocked out power to about two square blocks in downtown Oak Harbor. The outage affected 56 Puget Sound Energy customers. She didn’t know yet what caused the downed wire.