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Whidbey to get double the P-8As, congressman announces
May 07 2013, 7:18 AM
The Navy this week said it plans to more than double the number of P-8A Poseidons destined for Whidbey Island Naval Air Station.
Instead of the planned 24 planes, the Navy will station 49 of the sub-hunting jets at the NAS Whidbey, said U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen, a Second District Democrat.
New bill takes aim at derelict marine vessels
May 07 2013, 8:27 AM
Environmental disasters such as the 2012 sinking of the F/V Deep Sea in Penn Cove may soon be a little more avoidable.
The state Legislature approved a bill last week that preserves funding for the state’s derelict vessel program and sharpens the effectiveness of existing laws.
Miscues hurt Wildcats in district opener | Baseball
May 07 2013, 8:29 AM
Glacier Peak committed fewer mistakes to earn a 2-1 win over Oak Harbor in the opening game of the district baseball tournament Saturday, May 4, in Snohomish.
Bailey sponsoring a bill that would take society backwards | Sound off
May 07 2013, 8:30 AM
Last November, Sen. Barbara Bailey, R-Oak Harbor, was elected to Washington Senate District 10, representing all of Island and parts of Snohomish and Skagit counties.
She carried a hair under 53 percent of the vote while ousting long-time Democratic Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen.
‘It’s what I do’: Artist giving works to Oak Harbor
May 07 2013, 8:31 AM
It’s taken a couple of years of negotiating, but North Whidbey artist Wayne Lewis may soon send his 3-foot clay sculpture of a Native American to be cast in bronze.
Lewis is donating the intricately detailed sculpture, named “Island Spirit,” to the city of Oak Harbor for display on Pioneer Way.
Focusing on life’s achievements | Letters
Apr 12 2013, 3:55 PM
I ran for the Greenbank commissioner position on the Port of Coupeville because I naively envisioned three elected officials coming together in public meetings with an open mind to thoughtfully and thoroughly discuss issues and reach a consensus on how to proceed.
I am sad to say this has not been my experience as your District 3 commissioner for the last 15 months.
I had hoped to be a part of establishing a sensible management structure for the Port of Coupeville and the Greenbank Farm, which could actually add energy to the port as a whole, and support the farm in achieving its potential to contribute to other port economic development projects. At this point, I see little hope for that.
In fact, I believe the port executive director and commission chair have worked in concert with the president of the Greenbank Farm Management Group to maintain a power structure that serves their personal agendas at the expense of the port district taxpayers.
God teaches us to rely on Him for our toughest challenges | Faithful Living
Apr 12 2013, 3:57 PM
We live in a world of distractions, don’t we. We’ve got Facebook and Pandora and Pinterest. We’re so media exposed we’re no longer sure what to do with the quiet. With little thought most of us routinely stuff ear buds into our ears to stream music and turn on the TV the minute we wake up in the morning. We multi-task on our computers, blog, and text message — simultaneously!
Even people who are “spiritually wired” like me struggle with the incessant noise and stream of distractions. But we also know better; we regularly ask ourselves this question: What can I do today to stop for a moment and hear God’s voice?
Oak Harbor chamber raising money for OH firework show
Apr 12 2013, 3:52 PM
For the first time, Oak Harbor community members at large have a chance to put their money behind the city’s patriotic pyrotechnics.
Kathy Reed, the new director for the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce, said the organization is running behind on its annual fundraising campaign for the Fourth of July fireworks show over the water.
The chamber traditionally raises cash for the fireworks from within its membership, but this year the group is running short on funds.
Anacortes man charged with breaking into vehicles on Central Whidbey
Apr 12 2013, 3:46 PM
Discovery of a pillow led deputies to crack a series of vehicle prowl cases on Central Whidbey, according to court documents.
The suspect, Andrew W. Tibbles, 24, of Anacortes, is accused of breaking into as many as 15 vehicles and stealing items on the night of July 24, 2012.
Prosecutors charged Tibbles in Island County Superior Court April 1 with two counts of identity theft in the second degree, possession of heroin and vehicle prowling in the second degree.
Schulte says he’ll be stepping down as Oak Harbor School District superintendent
Apr 12 2013, 3:44 PM
Rick Schulte admits that the idea of change at this stage of his career doesn’t come without some apprehension.
Yet his desire for a new challenge was strong enough that he told the Oak Harbor School Board he will be stepping down as superintendent of the Oak Harbor School District following the 2013-14 school year.
Recent interest in his leadership from the Richland School District could bring his departure much sooner.