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Zap! Crackle! Pop!

  • Aug 14, 2002 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 2:19PM

Reporter gets ‘Tasered’ for first-hand account

Law officers take Taser hits

  • Aug 14, 2002 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 2:19PM

Island County Sheriff Mike Hawley contorted and convulsed over the department’s newest gadget Monday morning.

City OKs dog park

  • Aug 10, 2002 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 2:19PM

It looks like dogs of Oak Harbor will get a place to run free and sniff wantonly, unfettered by the chains of mankind.

Artist sketches at Coupeville festival

  • Aug 10, 2002 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 2:19PM

Retired park ranger has never been busier

Quiet Room opens at Whidbey General Hospital

  • Aug 10, 2002 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 2:19PM

A gorgeous new addition to Whidbey General Hospital will afford patients and their families a quiet place to meditate, pray or simply seek needed respite from the stress and strain of everyday life.

Embezzler gets prison, her victims get the bills

  • Aug 7, 2002 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 2:18PM

“This will affect me the rest of my life and my kids’ and grandkids’ lives. That’s how deep this goes,” Monty Rollag said Tuesday. “We’ll just have to tighten our belts up ... until we get our feet back on the ground.”

Budget ax falls swiftly in county

  • Aug 7, 2002 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 2:18PM

The ax is falling early in Island County government, which at least will save some county employees the pain and aggravation of being laid off right before the holidays.

Weeds pose noxious problem

  • Aug 7, 2002 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 2:18PM

That tall, green, spikey-looking Canadian thistle popping up everywhere in Island County is more than just an eyesore. It’s a menace to society.

Pentagon survivor comes to Whidbey

  • Aug 7, 2002 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 2:18PM

Life changed radically for Sarah Cole and her two friends, and life ended for others close to them.

County eyes cutting employees, programs

  • Jul 24, 2002 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 2:18PM

Hoping to play early bird to the big worm of a 2003 budget shortfall, the Board of Island County Commissioners delivered a round of preliminary budget reductions last week.

Let's take a dip

  • Jul 24, 2002 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 2:18PM

Warmer, cleaner swimming pool will open today

PBY will come home

  • Jul 24, 2002 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 2:18PM

Some time late this year if all goes as planned, Oak Harbor residents will again see the distinctive shape of a PBY flying over the city.

Group sues to stop Big Rock rezone

  • Jul 20, 2002 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 2:18PM

The controversy surrounding a commercial rezone of land in front of Coupeville’s Big Rock has entered the legal arena, with a hearing set for Aug. 30 in Island County Superior Court.

Republican challenges Thorn for county commissioner

  • Jul 20, 2002 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 2:18PM

A Navy veteran and 5-year resident of North Whidbey is challenging incumbent Democrat Bill Thorn for the District 3 seat on the Island County Board of Commissioners in November’s general election.

College saves with 4-day week

  • Jul 20, 2002 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 2:18PM

Oak Harbor’s Skagit Valley College campus is on a four-day work week until Aug. 31, the result of a directive handed down from college officials as a cost-saving measure.

Lavender attracts highway motorists

  • Jul 20, 2002 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 2:18PM

Lavender farmer Gordon Edwards was happy that rainfall returned to normal this year.

Navy cleanup cost $85 million

  • Jul 20, 2002 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 2:17PM

Superfund work into its second decade

Fire districts nix sales tax hike

  • Jul 20, 2002 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 2:17PM

Issue won't go to voters

Sports editor battles injury

  • Jul 17, 2002 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 2:17PM

Matt Moss, sports editor of the Whidbey News-Times and a 1992 graduate of South Whidbey High School, is recovering from a broken neck at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

New Oak Harbor library destined for voters

  • Jul 17, 2002 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 2:17PM

$8 to $10 million needed from North Whidbey residents

Now there are two seeking Larsen's seat

  • Jul 17, 2002 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 2:17PM

Norma Smith and Herb Meyer will be going head-to-head for the Republican nomination for Congress from the Second Congressional District.

Team 9-11-01

  • Jul 17, 2002 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 2:17PM

Coast Guard crew keeps Puget Sound secure

Lawnmower man disrupts free concert

  • Jul 17, 2002 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 2:17PM

When Coupeville resident Ed Spromberg fired up his Murray riding lawnmower Sunday afternoon, it wasn’t grass he was trying to mow down.

Big Rock: Newcomers were rude at council

  • Jul 14, 2002 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 2:17PM

I have lived in Coupeville for 31 years and have been very active in the town development since I can remember. I love Coupeville!

Midway students moved downtown

  • Jul 14, 2002 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 2:17PM

District makes room for Broad View students

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