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Home sweet home

  • Oct 26, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:17PM

For Cathie Estes, homeownership means the difference between having wide-open living quarters and having the sides of her wheelchair scrape against the narrow walls of an apartment hallway.

All county taxing districts face cuts if I-747 passes

  • Oct 26, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:17PM

An expert on county government sees an item on the Nov. 6 election ballot as a potential “real problem.”

What a whopper!

  • Oct 26, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:17PM

Central Whidbey woman raised a really big squash

Fire districts, EMS ready to respond to I-747

  • Oct 26, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:17PM

Concern, though not panic, appears to be the attitude of Island County emergency medical service and fire district professionals as they brace for the funding cuts that would come with the passage of Initiative 747 in next month’s election.

Island Scanner -- Oct. 24

  • Oct 24, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:17PM

Selected entries from calls made to local law enforecement

Crypt of Horror

  • Oct 24, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:17PM

Haunted house opens for frightful fun Friday at Roller Barn, NE Barron Drive

Coupeville man accused of threatening wife with hammer

  • Oct 24, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:17PM

Police say Cameron Wiggins admitted that he threatened to “bash” his wife’s head with a hammer during a fight over housework.

Alleged shoplifter accused of punching office in Oak Harbor city jail

  • Oct 24, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:17PM

A 20-year-old man who was in Oak Harbor jail for stealing beer from Ennen’s is facing a felony assault charge for punching a jailer in the eye, according to police.

Judge orders warrant for man charged with child molestation

  • Oct 24, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:17PM

An Island County Superior Court judge put out a $20,000 bench warrant Friday on a 48-year-old Freeland man accused of molesting a nine-year-old boy.

Sex offender faces charge for not registering in county

  • Oct 24, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:17PM

A 36-year-old sex offender from Arizona was arrested in Oak Harbor earlier this month for allegedly failing to register as a sex or kidnapping offender.

New editor comes to Whidbey News-Times

  • Oct 24, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:16PM

Jim Larsen starts as new editor Oct. 24

Council candidates list water as election's main issue

  • Oct 24, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:16PM

Both candidates vying for the Position 4 seat on Coupeville’s Town Council say that water – its availability, serviceability and quality (or perhaps lack thereof) – is by far the most important issue confronting the future of this historic town.

Commissioners appoint Koetje as new clerk

  • Oct 24, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:16PM

There’s a new county clerk in town.

City's new HR director gets 'in the swing of things'

  • Oct 24, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:16PM

Charlotte Sellin has been very busy in Oak Harbor since the beginning of last month.

Students want better hot lunches

  • Oct 24, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:16PM

A group of Oak Harbor High School students say they are not happy with the new levy-supported hot lunch program, and that they want to see some changes. Tuesday morning, eight high school students gathered around a conference table — along with food service director David Connors and high school vice principal Linda Riffe — in order to provide feedback on Oak Harbor High School’s current lunch program. The meeting was the first in a series that will take place throughout the year.

Police seek links in sex assaults

  • Oct 24, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:16PM

Two recent break-in, attempted rape cases have similarities

Scarecrow shows his colors

  • Oct 19, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:16PM

Many homes sport red white and blue these days

Island Scanner

  • Oct 19, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:16PM

Selections of calls made to local police

School board candidates vie for spot

  • Oct 19, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:16PM

It’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it. On Nov. 6, Oak Harbor voters will decide if they want the difficult task of a Position 5 seat on Oak Harbor School District’s Board of Directors to go to appointed incumbent Gary Wallin or challenger John Bartlett.

City candidates have different points of view for future

  • Oct 19, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:16PM

Oak Harbor City Councilman Richard Davis and his challenger, Pat Gardner, have different visions for the city’s economic future.

State faces $1 billion shortfall

  • Oct 19, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:16PM

The Washington State Legislature is facing at least a $1 billion shortfall in the current budget and that is likely to affect programs and services in Oak Harbor as well as throughout the state, said Rep. Barry Sehlin.

Water district comes to a boil

  • Oct 19, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:16PM

Infighting, a pending state audit, allegations and name-calling have turned an election campaign in Admirals Cove Water District into the most contentious political situation in Island County.

Terrorist suspicions on Whidbey

  • Oct 19, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:16PM

The Island County Sheriff’s Office and federal investigators are looking into reports that a Middle Eastern-looking man purchased plot maps of areas surrounding the Whidbey Island Naval Air Station on the day before the terrorist attacks.

Flu shot schedule

  • Oct 16, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:15PM

Where, how and why to stay health this winter

What's happening

  • Oct 16, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 1:15PM

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