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UW study says 2 in 5 kids are in need

  • Nov 24, 1999 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 12:21PM

Kids Count report says island incomes are stagnating as child care costs rise

The Queen of Second Grade

  • Nov 24, 1999 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 12:21PM

Judy Diekman has given her students the royal treatment for 35 years. No wonder they think she's so special.

"Police blotter, Nov. 20"

  • Nov 19, 1999 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 12:21PM

"News from Whidbey, as seen through 9-1-1 reports"

Reunion!

  • Nov 19, 1999 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 12:21PM

"For 71 years, Millie Severine knew she had a sister. But where?"

Weekend bus service will stall

  • Nov 19, 1999 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 12:21PM

Island Transit calls impending death of Saturday bus service the first casualty of Initiative 695.

Oak Harbor raises taxes

  • Nov 19, 1999 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 12:21PM

"After hours of debate, City Council votes to go halfway on B and O and utility tax hikes."

Ebey's Landing gets more money

  • Nov 19, 1999 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 12:21PM

Gorton says he's secured $1 million more to buy conservation easements in Central Whidbey.

Festival of Trees kicks off Oak Harbor's Christmas season

  • Nov 16, 1999 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 12:21PM

Beautifully decorated trees will be auctioned for charitable causes.

McDowell draws a challenger

  • Nov 16, 1999 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 12:21PM

Lynne Wilcox changes parties and launches second challenge against incumbent Republican Island County Commissioner Mac McDowell.

Pot bust called Oak Harbor's biggest

  • Nov 16, 1999 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 12:21PM

Oak Harbor police stumble on a 70-pound stash in the back seat of a car.

"Seniors, kids and cops"

  • Nov 12, 1999 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 12:21PM

Oak Harbor's projected cuts include some popular programs.

City still looking at big cuts

  • Nov 12, 1999 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 12:21PM

"Two weeks after the voters passed I-695, the city of Oak Harbor is looking for ways to lop 10 percent out of its year 2000 budget. The cuts might fall most heavily on the police and programs for seniors and kids."

County opts to dip into reserves

  • Nov 12, 1999 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 12:20PM

"Faced with big cuts in Motor Vehicle Excise Tax money, the Island County Commissioners have decided to dip into their reserves to get through 2000 without big service and staff cuts — but 2001 may be a different story."

Murder suspect still awaits a hearing

  • Nov 9, 1999 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 12:20PM

Whidbey sailor who delivered wife's strangled body to front gate at NAS Whidbey awaits a hearing in Bremerton brig.

Veterans Day: He's among the remembered

  • Nov 9, 1999 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 12:20PM

"Whidbey's Paul Mankin was one of World War II's flying aces. Not bad, for an enlisted pilot."

I-695 fallout: Some ferry runs are sunk

  • Nov 9, 1999 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 12:20PM

"Keystone-Port Townsend run will drop to one ferry for most of the year, but commuters on Clinton-Mukilteo run won't feel much pain."

"To pay for tabs, or not pay for tabs"

  • Nov 9, 1999 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 12:20PM

"Now that I-695 has cut car tabs to $30 a vehicle, what happens to people who's tabs come due in the next two months?"

I-695 effects: Transit faces cuts in routes

  • Nov 5, 1999 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 12:20PM

"Clinton ferry dock may also run out of money for completion, senator says."

"I-695 effects: City eyes staff cuts, tax hikes"

  • Nov 5, 1999 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 12:20PM

"The City Council plans to revisit a battery of proposed tax increases, while city managers say they're still looking for ways to pare $800,000 out of the city's $8 million budget."

Weather may be rough again this winter

  • Nov 5, 1999 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 12:20PM

"No one can say for sure what the weather will bring, but return of La Nina pattern may bring a repeat of 1998-99's strong winds and rain."

"Cohen is Oak Harbor's new mayor; Oak Harbor, Coupeville voters return two incumbents to their councils; Vanderzicht Pool levy wins"

  • Nov 3, 1999 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 12:20PM

"Vote also returns incumbents to Oak Harbor School Board, although there's still little experience there."

"Police blotter, Nov. 3"

  • Nov 2, 1999 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 12:20PM

"Island life, as seen through 911 calls."

Initiative process needs reform

  • Nov 2, 1999 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 12:20PM

"Most of us lack the time and expertise to study state government and the effects of legislation, leaving us to do surgery with a battleax. Reforms are needed — here's our idea."

A Crash Landing in Tight Space

  • Nov 2, 1999 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 12:20PM

Fighting bald eagles carry on their battle for territory in an islander's back yard

Wetlands or farm lands?

  • Nov 2, 1999 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 12:20PM

Landowners say the county's ideas for environmental rules would put them out of business — but others say rules are still too loose

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