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Initiative 1325 failure not a green light for higher taxes | Sound Off

  • Jul 23, 2014 at 4:00AM updated Jul 24, 2014 at 9:01AM

Jack Fagan, Mike Fagan and I co-sponsored the 2/3-For-Taxes Constitutional Amendment Initiative this year and worked really hard for the past six months leading its signature drive.

Jacks is committed to the community | Letter

  • Jul 23, 2014 at 3:00AM updated Jul 24, 2014 at 9:01AM

Camano Island and its fate is so closely tied to Stanwood, my hometown and place I love, that I feel compelled to take an interest in its politics.

Partial recording is intended to mislead | Letter

  • Jul 23, 2014 at 3:00AM updated Jul 24, 2014 at 9:00AM

An Open Letter to Island County Residents: The ballots came out in the mail today, so primary election time is finally here.

Opponent has opted to make campaign ‘ugly' | Letter

  • Jul 23, 2014 at 3:00AM updated Jul 24, 2014 at 9:00AM

I believe a recent letter to the editor written by my opponent to the Whidbey News-Times distorts the truth for personal political gain rather than telling the whole story.

Sailor aims to break pullup record

  • Jul 23, 2014 at 4:00AM updated Jul 24, 2014 at 9:00AM

Navy Petty Officer Mike McCastle said he plans to feel some pain.

Nature guide aims to encourage Deception Pass visitors to slow down and take a long look

  • Jul 19, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Jul 23, 2014 at 9:38AM

As she took a quick inventory of the critters she catalogued at Deception Pass State Park, Mary Jo Adams stopped at the photograph of a skinny beetle-shaped bug.

Langley Shakespeare festival opens with 'Taming of the Shrew' this weekend

  • Jul 23, 2014 at 5:00AM

Zora Lungren performed in her first play, “Romeo and Juliet,” when she was a seventh grader attending Langley Middle School. Today, in a vintage theater tent propped in the field behind that same middle school, she is preparing to relate what is known in theater circles as “the unplayable scene.”

Wicker wins twice in Micronesian Games

  • Jul 22, 2014 at 9:42AM

Christina Wicker, a 2013 graduate of Oak Harbor High School, was a double winner at the Eighth Micronesian Games in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia, Tuesday, July 22.

Impressed how candidate responded to complaint | Letter

  • Jul 19, 2014 at 4:00AM updated Jul 22, 2014 at 9:05AM

I saw my Letter to the Editor (July 16, Flyer is a tip that resident isn’t home) online today. Within 15 minutes, I had a personal visit from Marc Henneman, apologizing for the flyer in the door.

Treasurer should take responsibility for loss | Letter

  • Jul 19, 2014 at 4:00AM updated Jul 22, 2014 at 9:05AM

On July 10, the three Island County treasurer candidates participated in the League of Women Voters’ forum in Coupeville.

Group aims to continue Loganberry children’s fun

  • Jul 19, 2014 at 5:00AM updated Jul 22, 2014 at 8:52AM

One of the first things Bo Chernikoff thought of when he heard about the cancellation of the Loganberry Festival this year was the children.

Oak Harbor retirement center recognized for care

  • Jul 19, 2014 at 2:00AM updated Jul 22, 2014 at 8:52AM

Hazel Welliver, the executive director of Harbor Tower Village in Oak Harbor, is proud of the retirement community, with good reason.

Whidbey General Hospital CEO gives one-year notice of retirement

  • Jul 19, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Jul 22, 2014 at 8:51AM

Whidbey General Hospital commissioners are putting together a list of criteria to help them find the perfect chief executive officer, according to Commissioner Ron Wallin.

Wallie Funk surprised with Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Jul 19, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Jul 22, 2014 at 8:51AM

As he’s advanced in his years, Wallie Funk doesn’t get around as well as he used to. Sometimes rising from a chair can pose its challenges.

Commissioners to fund fairground manager

  • Jul 19, 2014 at 4:00AM updated Jul 22, 2014 at 8:50AM

Island County Commissioners agreed to fund a contractor to manage the Island County fairgrounds for one year.

Sheriff fights to protect deputy files

  • Jul 19, 2014 at 3:00AM updated Jul 22, 2014 at 8:50AM

A proposal to move sheriff’s deputy files into the county’s human resources office was kiboshed by the county’s two Republican commissioners during Wednesday’s work session.

Improbable run ends just short for Oak Harbor | Legion

  • Jul 21, 2014 at 10:00AM updated at 12:55PM

One run and one upset short. After recording three consecutive upsets, the Oak Harbor Legion baseball lost 7-6 to Anacortes in eight innings in a winner-to-state, loser-out game at the district tournament at Burlington-Edison High School Saturday, July 19.

Phay finishes 3rd in Rosauer's Open

  • Jul 21, 2014 at 8:00AM updated at 12:54PM

Whidbey Golf Club professional David Phay placed third in the Rosauers Open Invitational at the MeadowWood Golf Course in Liberty Lake July 18-20.

Pierces win state golf title

  • Jul 19, 2014 at 10:00AM updated Jul 21, 2014 at 8:36AM

It took an extra hole, but Oak Harbor's Roger Piece teamed with his son, Doug Pierce of Sedro-Woolley, to win the sixth annual Washington State Golfers Association Parent-Child Championship at Gold Mountain Golf Club in Bremerton Friday, July 18.

Oak Harbor shocks Ferndale at district | Legion

  • Jul 19, 2014 at 10:22AM

Oak Harbor upset Ferndale 6-5 in the Legion baseball district tournament Friday, July 18, at Burlington-Edison High School.

Art & About

  • Jul 19, 2014 at 5:00AM

For the month of July, Garry Oak Gallery will feature the work of MIKE O’CONNELL. Visit the gallery, 830 SE Pioneer Way, Oak Harbor, to see his text paintings. For more information, visit

Enjoy the love, beauty that surrounds us on Whidbey

  • Jul 19, 2014 at 3:00AM

Did you know there are lessons of love right outside your door?

Births — Naval Hospital Oak Harbor

  • Jul 19, 2014 at 3:00AM

RILEY OLIVIA KRONE, 8 pounds, 3 ounces, was born July 1. She is the daughter of Brock and Rebecca Krone.

Births — Whidbey General Hospital

  • Jul 19, 2014 at 3:00AM

DAMIAN TIMOTHY MARTINEZ, 7 pounds, was born July 2. He is the son of Sergio and Karla Martinez of Oak Harbor.

Church Notes

  • Jul 19, 2014 at 2:00AM

Oak Harbor Seventh Day Adventist Church is holding a VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 10 a.m. to noon Monday, July 28, through Friday, Aug. 1. The program is “Investigation Station: Galactic Quest.” They will play an important role in investigating God’s plan for their life. There will be skits, games, entertaining characters and snacks. For ages 5-12.

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