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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

Election 1999 - Statewide Vote Counts

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

Vote counts on controversial initiatives 695 and 696.

Election 1999 - Island County Vote Counts

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

"Up-to-date vote counts on the races for Oak Harbor City Hall seats, Coupeville Town Hall slots, the Vanderzicht Pool levy, and more from the Island County Auditor's Office."

Oak Harbor approves maximum property tax jump

  • Oct 29, 1999 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 12:20PM

Other taxes might also be in for increases if I-695 passes

Coupeville hikes sewer rates

  • Oct 29, 1999 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 12:19PM

Seventh-highest rates in the state are about to get higher

What you'll pay if pool tax passes

  • Oct 29, 1999 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 12:19PM

"On a $130,000 house, your bill will go up about $7 a year"

Will a tax vote Sink the Pool?

  • Oct 29, 1999 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 12:19PM

"Some taxpayers say they are tired of paying for Oak Harbor's public pool. But if they stop, pool operators say they may not be able to keep it open."

"Police blotter, Oct. 27"

  • Oct 26, 1999 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 12:19PM

"Life on Whidbey, as seen through 911 calls"

4-H counselor dies in motorcycle crash

  • Oct 26, 1999 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 12:19PM

Everett man seriously hurt in separate mishap

"I-695: Road to heaven, or hell?"

  • Oct 26, 1999 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 12:19PM

"Most seem to agree that Washington's motor vehicle tax needs reform. But some think Initiative 695 is a disastrous way to send a message, while others say it's a message that's long overdue"

Wildcats whip Tomahawks

  • Oct 22, 1999 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 12:19PM

"The Oak Harbor Wildcats have been waiting all year to put together a complete game, and they did that Friday at Memorial Stadium by blowing away Marysville-Pilchuck 49-7."

"Police blotter, Oct. 23"

  • Oct 22, 1999 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 12:19PM

"Life on Whidbey, as seen through 911 records."

Oak Harbor taxes: What the candidates say

  • Oct 22, 1999 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 12:19PM

What do the candidates for city posts say they will do if I-695 passes?

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