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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.”
Cougar star shoots down Coupeville | Softball
Apr 04 2013, 9:13 AM
Excuse the Coupeville High School softball team if it doesn't care to see Lakewood's Hailey Malakowski again.
Wildcats fall on questionable call | Soccer
Apr 04 2013, 9:31 AM
A disputed call marred an outstanding effort by the Oak Harbor High School soccer team as the Wildcats lost to Wesco South's first-place team, Glacier Peak, 3-2 Wednesday, April 3, at Wildcat Memorial Stadium.
Senate firearm bill costly, ineffective | Letters
Apr 03 2013, 9:36 AM
I am concerned after reading Senate Bill 374. I found it to have very mixed messages. After all we want people to be law abiding, so I agree with the National Instant Criminal Background Check System and its reason for being. However, are we going to publicly ridicule and/or hold back funds for a state that does not put as many people on the NICS list as the next, or as many as the attorney general thinks they should have?
One section revises the periods during which the attorney general may withhold Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant funds from states that do not provide specified percentages of required records. It eliminates the attorney general’s authority to waive such withholding if a state provides evidence it is making a reasonable effort to comply.
Former firefighter admits to assault
Apr 03 2013, 9:01 AM
A 19-year-old former firefighter accused of having sex with a middle-school girl pleaded guilty to a gross misdemeanor charge, but he’ll still spend time in jail.
Kasey Maxwell, a former Oak Harbor resident, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree assault with sexual motivation in Island County Superior Court last month as part of a plea bargain.
Thankful Larsen supports Navy | Letters
Apr 03 2013, 9:42 AM
Ken Pickard stated in his letter last week that Congressman Rick Larsen is not representing all of his constituents because he is not representing Ken’s opinion.
In fact, if Larsen deferred to Ken’s opinion about Navy flight training operations, he would not be representing me.
Where’s the beef? It’s in San de Fuca
Apr 03 2013, 9:06 AM
What started as a way to pay for college while providing a local source of beef for Whidbey Island residents has slowly grown over the course of 13 years.
The North Whidbey company, 3 Sisters Beef, completed its latest expansion recently by opening a market in San de Fuca that will give people another place to purchase locally grown products.
Proud to have Navy protecting country | Letters
Apr 03 2013, 9:38 AM
I’d like to comment on the Navy’s training flights at Outlying Field in Coupville. Are they loud? Yes.
Are they annoying?
Whidbey’s newest gun shop to open
Apr 03 2013, 9:07 AM
If all goes as planned South Whidbey residents looking for a rifle or handgun won’t have to go to Oak Harbor or the mainland.
Whidbey Arms is opening at Ken’s Korner Mall under the ownership of Freeland resident Jim Childers.
“We’ll be opening Wednesday or Thursday,” he said as workers pieced together display cases, furniture and the security system.
Issaquah family barges reservation house to new location on Mutiny Bay
Apr 03 2013, 9:22 AM
One person’s loss is another’s gain, which means there was one happy family Wednesday when a barge brought a fine, two-story house to the shores of Whidbey Island at Mutiny Bay.
The house was offloaded and spent the night at the public parking lot at Mutiny Bay, and the next day was moved to its final resting place at a lot on East Mutiny Lane.
From there the Schinnerer family, including Mike and Annie and their two children, Kailey, 10, and Teige, 7, can enjoy island life along with a stunning view of Mutiny Bay, Admiralty Inlet and sunsets over the Olympics.