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Tricare boost likely for hospital

  • May 7, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 11:01AM

An increase in Tricare payments for Whidbey General Hospital and other critical access hospitals across the country has local veterans and health care professionals breathing a little easier.

Man charged with abusing woman

  • May 7, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 11:01AM

A 28-year-old Oak Harbor man is accused of forcing a woman to stay in her home and making her walk across cut glass, court documents show.

Sunken sailboat shall rise again

  • May 7, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 11:01AM

There’s no sunken treasure in this boat. Nevertheless, the Port of Coupeville is working to raise a submerged sailboat that sank near the Coupeville Wharf last month.

Haugen’s Oak Harbor office called political

  • May 10, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 11:00AM

A taxpayer-funded office in the heart of her election opponent’s territory has put State Sen. Marry Margaret Haugen under political fire.

McDowell on hot seat over APZ

  • May 10, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 11:00AM

Tempers flared at a community-organized informational meeting Thursday night as a large group of incensed citizens voiced their disdain for a county ordinance addressing the Navy’s “aircraft accident potential zone.”

Keystone reservations begin on Monday

  • May 10, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 11:00AM

Islanders can soon breeze right past that long line of cars waiting for the Keystone-to-Port Towsend ferry if they make a reservation.

Baby hides loot at Wal-Mart

  • May 10, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 11:00AM

A 19-year-old woman accused of hiding stolen loot under her baby and punching a Wal-Mart security employee is wanted on a $10,000 bench warrant, court records show.

Task force tackles mental illness

  • May 10, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 11:00AM

A newly-formed task force is examining mental health issues from every angle in an effort to de-stigmatize mental illness and help those afflicted.

Smith plays new role as incumbent

  • May 10, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 11:00AM

Enjoying the benefit of incumbency, Norma Smith is hot on the campaign trail pursuing her first election victory in a regional contest.

Larsen opts for Obama, not Clinton

  • May 10, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 11:00AM

Second District Rep. Rick Larsen announced Thursday that he’s giving throwing his support as a superdelegate to Sen. Barack Obama.

Construction, business coexist

  • May 14, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 11:00AM

In spite of steel plates over the roadway, lane closures and the continued presence of construction equipment rivaling the estimated weight of some dinosaur species, Pioneer Way businesses have attempted to turn their frowns upside-down as the city’s water main replacement project continues.

School district slashes 22 jobs

  • May 14, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 11:00AM

Airport destined for sale by auction

  • May 14, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 10:59AM

The future of the Oak Harbor Airport is still up in the air as two dueling auctions are scheduled for the property.

Artistic youth benefit

  • May 14, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 10:59AM

Interest in this weekend’s inaugural Harbor Tower Village-sponsored Youth Art Walk and Silent Auction has snowballed in the best possible way. And the Island County Chapter of the American Red Cross will be the beneficiary of the community goodwill.

County road shop thief sentenced

  • May 14, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 10:59AM

A former employee at the county road shop who stole thousands of dollars from the Island County Public Works Union may end up serving a sentence at his home in Utah.

Island scanner

  • May 14, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 10:59AM

Whidbey retailers look for sales boost

  • May 17, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 10:59AM

All combined, Oak Harbor residents will receive an estimated $10.2 million from the federal government in economic stimulus checks this spring.

School levy request may double

  • May 17, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 10:59AM

Oak Harbor school officials could ask voters next spring to consider a proposal that would nearly double the district’s levy rate.

Limestone sculpture destined for Fort Nugent

  • May 17, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 10:59AM

Oak Harbor history is being made in Kentucky as the city’s first commissioned art project takes shape.

Briefs

  • May 17, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 10:59AM

Ride the ferry authorities

Roundabout fans will have to wait

  • May 17, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 10:59AM

Oak Harbor drivers jonesing for roundabouts will have to get their fixes elsewhere until the city is able to secure funding for a project supporters say would drastically improve traffic movement and safety in the Swantown Road area.

‘New and shiny space’

  • May 17, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 10:59AM

White lines painted in a field and a mini-van marked the site of Oak Harbor High School’s new Career and Technical wing at Wednesday’s groundbreaking ceremony.

Island Scanner

  • May 17, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 10:58AM

Coupeville Town Marshal’s Office

Wharf Fest needs boats, autos

  • May 17, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 10:58AM

Organizers of Coupeville’s second annual Wharf Fest maritime celebration are in need of more vintage boats and automobiles to attend the two day event. Last year, the event attracted several steam launches from as far away as Spokane. However, with rising fuel costs, none are expected to attend this year.

Volunteer to drive vets

  • May 17, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 10:58AM

Whidbey Island Chapter 47 of the Disabled American Veterans need volunteers to drive their DAV Van to the Seattle VA Hospital. The DAV relies on volunteer drivers to transport veterans to keep their appointments at the VA Hospital. Many island veterans would not benefit from much-needed medical care without the help of the DAV’s transport. If you can arrange at least one day a month to help out, please call 257-4801.

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