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Comp Plan fixes could lead to court

  • Dec 1, 1999 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 12:22PM

"Lots of progress has been made, but a handful of stubborn issues could still send Island County's long-suffering growth plan to court."

A transplant for life

  • Nov 26, 1999 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 12:22PM

"Terry Nowak isn't asking for much — a walk with her son; shopping with her daughter. But multiple sclerosis threatens to rob her of all that, unless a risky new treatment works."

Transit takes to the road for advice

  • Nov 26, 1999 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 12:22PM

"Island Transit could lose more than half its income in the wake of Initiative 695, unless the Legislature, or local voters, bail it out. It's setting up a series of public meetings to ask for advice on where to cut, or where to get money."

A final home for Martha

  • Nov 26, 1999 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 12:22PM

"When Martha Varner died this month, there seemed to be no one to mourn her — except for one good friend who needs help now to lay her to rest."

Bridge Views

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

"Buiilding a park can be a way to build community, too"

See your 1999 holiday guide

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

Click on our Entertainment section for a complete roundup of holiday events and gift ideas!

"Police blotter, Nov. 24"

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

"Life on island streets, as seen through emergency dispatch reports"

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."

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