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Opinions can lead to positive change | Publisher's Column
Apr 03 2013, 9:27 AM
I haven’t ventured much into the political or taken a stand on issues in this column I write as editor and publisher for the Whidbey News-Times.
But I will more as time passes.
In response to my column last week, the one in which I said I believe Island County Prosecutor Greg Banks made the right call not to prosecute two councilmen over the issue of guns in Oak Harbor City Council chambers, a reader wrote, “… amazing how ‘journelists’ (sic) can’t report something without keeping their personal opinions out of it. I realize that my whole life these ‘folks’ reporting the news have been doing it, but what a shame and a sham. I’m so glad it is rare that bother to look at mainstream media’s, um ... biased ‘news.’
North Whidbey firefighters rescue dogs from West Beach bluff
Apr 03 2013, 8:58 AM
Two very lucky pooches are alive and well this week thanks to the efforts of persistent firefighters.
According to Mike Brown, deputy chief of North Whidbey Fire and Rescue, the dogs were rescued Sunday afternoon about 150 feet down an approximately 500-foot bluff along West Beach Road.
Brown said it’s unclear how the canine duo, described as large lab mixes, ended up on the cliff face, but emergency responders from the fire district and Navy Region Northwest Fire and Emergency Services spent several hours retrieving them.
Sunshine and crowd make Oak Harbor’s Spring Fling a hit for downtown merchants
Apr 03 2013, 10:25 AM
If Mercy Speth was still feeling any lingering effects from a nasty cold last week, her email inbox perked her up and put a smile on her face Monday.
Speth was tasked with chairing a Downtown Merchants Association committee that only had six weeks to organize an event titled Spring Fling.
Sunshine and a larger than expected crowd spilled on to the streets of downtown Oak Harbor Saturday, and that led to a flood of emails thanking Speth and others for their efforts.
Plans under way for Oak Harbor music festival
Apr 03 2013, 10:27 AM
Although it’s still months away, the second Oak Harbor Music Festival is constantly playing in Margaret Livermore’s mind.
Livermore is busy preparing for the Aug. 30-Sept. 1 festival, which will take place in downtown Oak Harbor under a new name.
It kicked off last year as the Oak Harbor Music and Jazz Festival, drawing more than 20 bands and a crowd estimated in the thousands.
Wolves give Cedarcrest all it can handle | Baseball
Apr 04 2013, 11:29 AM
Although the Coupeville High School baseball team lost 3-1 to visiting Cedarcrest Wednesday, April 3, it is letting the rest of the Cascade Conference know it is no longer an easy mark.
Navy men bring a bit of Middle East to Oak Harbor
Apr 04 2013, 11:02 AM
After experiencing Middle Eastern culture while serving overseas, James Ryan and Charles Morgan are bringing a bit of it with Oak Harbor.
The Navy men plan to open the Haze Hookah Lounge on Pioneer Way this month.
They’ve created space with comfortable couches and local artwork where they hope people will hang out while puffing on hookahs loaded with molasses and flavorings.
“It’s really a social activity,” Morgan said.
Unbeaten Murphy tops Wolves | Soccer
Apr 04 2013, 8:14 AM
Archbishop Murphy kept its undefeated soccer record intact as it defeated Coupeville 3-0 Tuesday, April 2, at Mickey Clark Field.
Wildcats recover to split with Chargers | Baseball
Apr 04 2013, 12:08 PM
A day after missed opportunities sunk the Oak Harbor High School baseball team in a 6-4 home loss to Marysville Getchell, the Wildcats bounced back to blank the Chargers 6-0 Wednesday, April 3, in Marysville.
Barefoot burglar charged with impersonating a federal agent in Oak Harbor
Apr 03 2013, 8:59 AM
A barefoot sex offender impersonating a federal agent broke into two rooms at an Oak Harbor hotel March 15, according to court documents.
Prosecutors recently charged the alleged bogus agent, 38-year-old Oak Harbor resident Bryan J. Parent, in Island County Superior Court with two counts of burglary, two counts of criminal impersonation in the first degree and one count of second-degree malicious mischief.
All students are deserving of aid | Letters
Apr 03 2013, 9:37 AM
State Sen. Barbara Bailey is blocking the state Senate from voting on House Bill 1817, which would expand eligibility for financial aid for college enrollment to successful high school students who meet the criteria for in-state tuition, regardless of the immigration status of their parents.
She says we can’t afford it.
Quote from the actual Bill Summary (emphasis added): “The grant/scholarship costs associated with expanding State Need Grant (SNG) eligibility to these categories of students is indeterminate. In State Need Grant costs would depend on whether the program was fully funded and how many newly eligible students would be included. The number of students eligible for in-state tuition that would be SNG eligible is unknown and the number of eligible SNG students granted deferred action in the state of Washington is unknown.”