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Goodwill cut in steel: Oak Harbor neighborhood library in park a product of Eagle Scout pursuit

  • Aug 22, 2015 at 3:00AM

Daniel Pitts, a senior to be at Oak Harbor High School, is using his Eagle Scout project with the Boy Scouts to leave a long-lasting stamp on the city’s waterfront park.

Speeds change on some Whidbey roads

  • Aug 22, 2015 at 2:00AM

Speed limits will soon change for several Whidbey Island roads as the result of ordinances just passed by the Board of Island County Commissioners, following public hearings.

Toxic algae closes two Whidbey lakes, warm water from drought may be cause

  • Aug 22, 2015 at 5:00AM

Two Whidbey Island lakes are experiencing dangerously toxic blue-green algae blooms, the Washington State Deptartment of Ecology said in a prepared release this week.

Football gets the prep fall season underway

  • Aug 22, 2015 at 6:00AM

Footballs began filling the late-summer air when Washington state high school teams took to their practice fields Wednesday to prepare for the 2015 season.

Personal view: Approaching season triggers memory of my past football days

  • Aug 22, 2015 at 5:00AM

The football season has arrived, and it is that time of year we gather at the break room and share stories of football seasons past.

Beware of out-of-state company selling Best of Whidbey plaques

  • Aug 21, 2015 at 10:10AM

BUYER BEWARE: Once again, an out-of-state company is contacting local businesses selling Best of Whidbey plaques. If you receive a call or email from Showmark Media, this company is NOT authorized or associated with the Whidbey News-Times, The Whidbey Examiner, South Whidbey Record or Best of Whidbey contest.

Home at Last | Slideshow

  • Aug 20, 2015 at 3:17PM

The first wave of the VP-1 Screaming Eagles squadron came home to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island this morning. The squadron was deployed for seven months.

North Whidbey Parks finds insurer to provide coverage: lawsuits, instability make choices scarce, drive up premium costs

  • Aug 19, 2015 at 3:00AM updated Aug 20, 2015 at 10:04AM

With a few weeks left before the North Whidbey Parks and Recreation’s insurance coverage runs out, the parks board bought coverage from one of the few companies that would sell it to them.

Whidbey General Hospital legal battles costly, quarter-million spent to deal with hospital critics

  • Aug 19, 2015 at 7:00AM updated at 4:00PM

Whidbey General Hospital paid lawyers a quarter-million dollars to deal with a doctor who publicly criticized the hospital and a citizen journalist who created a critical blog.

Island County in compliance with Clean Water Act

  • Aug 19, 2015 at 7:00AM

The county’s Clean Water Utility, a program charged with addressing concerns over water quantity and quality, last year complied with the law creating it and underspent its budget, said a watchdog group’s report set for release today.

Whidbey Presbyterians welcome new pastor

  • Aug 19, 2015 at 3:00AM

Whidbey Presbyterian Church has a new pastor, Rev. Jon Draskovic.

Island County seeks Trust Board member

  • Aug 19, 2015 at 2:00AM

Island County’s Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants to serve on the Ebey’s Landing National Historic Reserve Trust Board.

Baseball bat burglar facing court charges

  • Aug 17, 2015 at 11:00AM updated Aug 18, 2015 at 3:30PM

One of two brothers allegedly involved in a home-invasion burglary in which residents were beat with clubs and baseball bats is facing charges Island County Superior Court.

Mom of missing sailor isn’t giving up search, Navy officials say they’ve done all they can do

  • Aug 19, 2015 at 7:00AM

Shawna Jones-Smith just wants her son back. Tuesday morning, she stared across the shimmering waters of Crescent Harbor and asked why nobody was out there looking for her son.

Island County Animal Control status may shift to county employees

  • Aug 19, 2015 at 4:00AM

Island County is working toward making its animal-control personnel employees of the county rather than independent contractors, county officials said.

Island County hires architect firm to study future office space needs

  • Aug 19, 2015 at 2:00AM

The Board of Island County Commissioners Tuesday, without discussion, agreed to pay $72,500 to architects NBBJ, of Seattle, to study the county’s future office-space needs.

Grant money to purchase acreage on South Whidbey

  • Aug 19, 2015 at 6:00AM

The Board of Island County Commissioners Tuesday approved without discussion the use of $138,300 in grant money to acquire 32.5 acres adjacent to the existing 654-acre Trillium Community Forest in Freeland.

Oak Harbor O’Reilly moving to former Blockbuster building

  • Aug 19, 2015 at 5:00AM

By January, O’Reilly Auto Parts in Oak Harbor will move to a new location: the former Blockbuster building at 31821 State Highway 20, Wayne Russell, the store’s manager, confirmed.

Haggen to close, sell 27 stores

  • Aug 19, 2015 at 3:00AM

Haggen’s huge expansion earlier this year may have been a bit too much. The Bellingham-based grocer announced Friday it will close or sell 27 stores in California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon and Washington state in the next 60 days.

Clinton woman’s photo on phone book

  • Aug 19, 2015 at 3:00AM

Govinda Rosling, of Clinton, won Whidbey Telecom’s 2015-16 directory cover-art competition with an original photograph, the company said in a prepared release.

Inn’s owners file suit against Oak Harbor

  • Aug 19, 2015 at 3:00AM

The owners of a hotel in Oak Harbor are suing the city over a flooding issue.

Study looks at overnight parking at Mukilteo ferry dock

  • Aug 19, 2015 at 2:00AM

Overnight parking in Mukilteo recently took another step toward becoming reality — some day.

Create a new tax in response to McCleary? Fuhgeddaboudit | Guest Commentary

  • Aug 19, 2015 at 4:00AM

Create a new tax in response to McCleary? Fuhgeddaboudit.

Lawsuit was filed to protect voters’ interests | Guest Commentary

  • Aug 19, 2015 at 6:00AM

Last week I filed a quo warranto lawsuit against a private law firm hired by the Island County Commissioners.

People deserve better from port commission | Letter

  • Aug 19, 2015 at 4:00AM

I have to say I am utterly astounded by the behavior of two of our three Port of Coupeville commissioners, even though I am aware of the years of struggles, misunderstandings and disagreements between the port and the Farm Management Group.

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