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Larsen says $127 million in budget for NAS Whidbey
Apr 12 2013, 3:50 PM
Congressman Rick Larsen delivered good news about Island County’s largest employer this week.
The Second District Democrat said in a news release Wednesday that the Navy is hoping to spend more than $127 million on construction projects at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station over the next few years.
That includes $85 million for a hangar and training facilities for the incoming P-8A Poseidon, the Navy’s planned replacement aircraft for the P-3 Orion.
“The Navy is making the kind of long-term commitment for NAS Whidbey that I’ve been fighting for and that the community has wanted,” Larsen said in an interview.
Island County prosecutor: Cooper’s death was result of self-defense
Apr 16 2013, 9:43 AM
The Island County prosecutor said Thursday that no charges will be filed in connection with the Nov. 17, 2012 death of Christopher Cooper in downtown Oak Harbor.
Cooper’s father, Terry Cooper, said he hopes that outrage over the case will lead to changes in state law to protect people from trained fighters.
Prosecutor Greg Banks concluded after “an exhaustive analysis” of all the evidence — including an iPhone video recording made by Cooper — that Oak Harbor resident Jason Ellis, 29, a mixed martial arts champion, acted in lawful self defense when he struck Cooper, causing the fatal injury.
Court overturns decision on Island County growth management
Apr 12 2013, 3:45 PM
Another chapter was added last week to a 15-year legal battle between Island County and a environmental watchdog group over critical area rules.
On April 2, a Thurston County Superior Court judge overturned a 2006 decision by the Growth Management Hearings Board that the county can use farm plans as a management tool to meet state environmental protection laws.
Sailor from VAQ-139 takes up Maintenance Officer’s challenge to reenlist at finish line of Whidbey marathon
Apr 12 2013, 4:01 PM
For a few hours Sunday, Autumn Flaig won’t feel quite like herself.
Not only will she be fighting nerves and fatigue from running her first marathon, she’ll also be experiencing life as a civilian for the first time in eight years.
But only for a matter of hours.
Flaig, an aviation structural mechanic second class at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, recently asked Lt. Cmdr. Jack Curtis, the maintenance officer with Electronic Attack Squadron 139, to reenlist her for another four years.
Coupeville bats heat up to help salvage split | Softball
May 06 2013, 10:10 AM
After dropping the first game of the double header 11-2, everyone got involved in Coupeville's 17-8 win in the second game against Archbishop Murphy Friday, May 3, in Everett.
Oak Harbor ekes by Stanwood | Softball
May 06 2013, 10:36 AM
Keeping its post-season hopes alive, the Oak Harbor High School softball team slipped by host Stanwood 2-1 Friday, May 1.
Putting contracts to bid regularly is a prudent step | Editorial
May 03 2013, 4:09 PM
Island County commissioners informally agreed this week to seek bids to replace the current public defense contract.
With the county and agencies across the nation needing to find ways to pinch pennies, this is a prudent decision.
Shoreline update needs revisiting | Letter
May 03 2013, 4:16 PM
Wednesday night was the open house held by Department of Ecology for Island County’s new Shoreline Master Program Update.
Considering the plan has new and larger waterfront setbacks for home construction, I was curious and concerned what the plan would say about the hundreds of waterfront homes that had been legally constructed and met the setbacks at the time of construction but would now be non-conforming for setbacks once the plan is adopted.
Wildcat girls 2nd, boys 4th at Stanwood Twilight meet | Track
May 06 2013, 11:28 AM
Marysville-Pilchuck edged the Oak Harbor High School girls track team for the title of the 11-team Stanwood Twilight Invitational Friday, May 3.
Oak Harbor wins, loses big | Babe Ruth
May 06 2013, 11:29 AM
Coach Bill Young called it a "Tale of Two Games" as his Oak Harbor Babe Ruth baseball team split a pair of six-inning games with visiting Concrete Saturday, May 4.