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Oak Harbor readies for the OHscars fund raiser

  • Feb 14, 2014 at 1:12PM

Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for its annual awards banquet later this month. Keeping with last year’s popular theme, The OHscars, the evening will be focused on comedies.

Clinton man's death ruled a saltwater drowning

  • Feb 15, 2014 at 1:00PM

The Island County coroner confirmed that a body discovered on a beach near Possession Point State Park last Thursday belonged to 35-year-old Brandon Smith of Clinton. The cause of death was accidental saltwater drowning, said Island County Coroner Robert Bishop

Bowlers seek nation-best 4th straight state title

  • Feb 15, 2014 at 10:00AM

Hoping to add another tale to its legend, the Oak Harbor High School bowling team begins defense of its state title this weekend at Narrows Plaza Bowl in University Place.

Plenty of heroes in Wolves' thrilling win | Girls basketball

  • Feb 14, 2014 at 9:00AM updated at 1:03PM

Julia Myers was the last of a series of heroes that saved the day – and the season – for another night. Myers dropped in a free throw with 9.9 seconds left to help the Coupeville High School girls basketball team defeat visiting Meridian 42-41 in a district tournament, loser-out game Thursday, Feb. 13.

Oak Harbor man accused of assaulting deputy with handcuffs

  • Feb 14, 2014 at 1:03PM

A 36-year-old Oak Harbor man accused of grabbing a pair of handcuffs and using it as a weapon against two deputies is getting a mental health exam. Bevis G. Walters appeared in Island County Superior Court Monday without an attorney. He refused to answer questions or sign papers.

Couple takes center stage for 'Love Letters'

  • Feb 14, 2014 at 10:00AM updated at 12:53PM

It might go down as one of the oddest first dates on record. They sat in two cars side by side, facing in opposite directions, with engines idling. Through open driver’s side windows, they chatted into the night in a police department parking lot in the city of Chicago Heights.

South Whidbey veterans center hosts event, Saturday, Feb. 15

  • Feb 14, 2014 at 12:52PM

The Veterans Resource Center’s grand reopening Saturday will mark an expansion in resources for the Island’s military service community. The general public is invited to attend an open house 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at American Legion Post 141 in Bayview, 14096 Highway 525.

Paid leave requirement would add to expenses

  • Feb 13, 2014 at 10:00AM updated at 12:55PM

During this legislative session, lawmakers in the House of Representatives considered two bills that would require employers to offer paid leave to workers. HB 1313 would require employers with five or more employees to pay employees for five, seven or nine days of sick leave per year, depending on the size of the company. This bill passed the House and will now be considered by the Senate.

Help steer president's decision on pipeline

  • Feb 16, 2014 at 10:00AM

“Thou shall not pass!” was the Oglala Sioux and First Nations’ response to the State Department’s determination that the Keystone XL pipeline would not contribute to climate destabilization nor endanger the Oglala aquifer.

Help steer president's decision on pipeline

  • Feb 16, 2014 at 10:00AM

“Thou shall not pass!” was the Oglala Sioux and First Nations’ response to the State Department’s determination that the Keystone XL pipeline would not contribute to climate destabilization nor endanger the Oglala aquifer.

Homelessness should not be considered normal

  • Feb 15, 2014 at 10:00AM

After seeing the powerful film “12 Years a Slave,” I found myself despising the slave owners. How could otherwise decent, God-fearing people participate in this institution, clearly abhorrent to anyone with eyes to see? With slavery all around them, did it seem normal, inevitable, even right?

Opening offices back to five days an important step

  • Feb 14, 2014 at 10:00AM

We are all linked together in figuring out how to increase jobs that pay living wages in Island County. Having all Island County departments be open at full-time levels is a very important step in meeting the needs of our recovering economy. When the county only works at four-fifths speed, that negatively affects our local economy each and every week. When the county closures linger for several years, the economic problems multiply.

Polygraph test picks up on child porn

  • Feb 13, 2014 at 10:09AM

A man applying to be a reserve police officer in Langley allegedly lied on a polygraph exam and later admitted to having child pornography on his home computer, according to court records. Dylan G. Jefferies, the 27-year-old applicant, pleaded not guilty in Island County Superior Court Monday to 17 counts of possession of depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

Senate passes education bill allowing military training credit

  • Feb 13, 2014 at 9:23AM

Wednesday, Washington legislators unanimously passed Senate Bill 5969 that requires public higher education institutions to adopt policies that will give academic credit for applicable military training.

Oak Harbor raises storm drainage rates to cover bones mishap

  • Feb 12, 2014 at 12:57PM

Oak Harbor ratepayers will start paying more for one utility to cover a portion of the cost of unearthing a Native American burial ground under Pioneer Way in 2011. The city council adopted a temporary increase in storm drain rates last week.

3rd-quarter slump sinks Wolves in district opener | Girls basketball

  • Feb 12, 2014 at 8:00AM updated at 11:05AM

The Coupeville High School girls basketball team scored the first basket of the second half to take its first lead of the game but would score only once more in the decisive third quarter and lose 56-46 to Mount Baker Tuesday, Feb. 11, in Deming in the first round of the district tournament.

Coupeville School District levies passing with more than 60 percent voter approval

  • Feb 11, 2014 at 8:26PM

Two levies proposed by Coupeville School District are each passing tonight with more than 60 percent of the vote.

Watch out for racccons and rabbits | Letter to the editor

  • Feb 8, 2014 at 9:00AM updated Feb 11, 2013 at 5:03PM

Concerned citizens of Whidbey Island, I think we may have an issue on our collective hands. I was reading — with delight as always — the Whidbey News-Times “Island Scanner” and came upon two very, very disconcerting issues. It appears that someone reported, “… seeing a raccoon running in the area of Southwest Eighth Avenue.”

Politician benefits outweigh services | Letter to the editor

  • Feb 7, 2014 at 11:00AM updated Feb 11, 2013 at 5:03PM

Our highest politicians receive full pay and many other benefits for life after just one short term in office. So should those working in the red- light districts for an equally short time receive the same benefits for their services provided?

It's irresponsible to keep borrowing more money

  • Feb 7, 2014 at 11:00AM updated Feb 11, 2013 at 5:03PM

An enterprising Associated Press reporter put the cost of the recent $1.1 trillion federal spending bill in perspective. At 370,445 words long, it works out to just under $3 million per word – and it funds government operations only through September. Congress begins a debate on increasing the debt ceiling again this month.

Tungate receives invitation to national camp | NWAC

  • Feb 11, 2014 at 8:08AM

North Whidbey Aquatic Club junior swimmer Olivia Tungate has been invited by USA Swimming to attend the Western Zone Select Swimming Camp in Tempe, Ariz., May 29-June 1.

Oak Harbor woman accused of tattooing man by force

  • Feb 6, 2014 at 10:00AM updated Feb 10, 2013 at 7:51PM

While he’s a victim of a violent crime, Matthew Reimer said he can see the humor in what happened to him, though his friends are apoplectic. But mostly, he said, he sees the bizarre incident as a “wake up call” that it’s time to leave the drug scene behind.

COER is aiming for government buyout

  • Feb 8, 2014 at 11:00AM updated Feb 10, 2013 at 1:54PM

Well after some of the lies have been exposed, it appears Citizens for Ebey’s Reserve’s true intent is finally revealed — to close Whidbey Island Naval Air Station and plunge this community into economic chaos.

COER is aiming for government buyout

  • Feb 7, 2014 at 11:00AM updated Feb 10, 2013 at 1:52PM

Well after some of the lies have been exposed, it appears Citizens for Ebey’s Reserve’s true intent is finally revealed — to close Whidbey Island Naval Air Station and plunge this community into economic chaos.

Dozen earn regional berths | Wrestling

  • Feb 10, 2014 at 11:19AM

Twelve Oak Harbor High School wrestlers, seven boys and five girls, qualified for the regional tournament through their efforts at their respective subregional meets last weekend.

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