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Write-in candidate for sheriff aiming to represent Democrats

  • Aug 2, 2014 at 5:00AM updated Aug 5, 2014 at 9:26AM

When you watch too much Jon Stewart, you run the risk of ending up like 87-year-old Dave Olinger. At least that’s what his wife says.

State to audit transit books

  • Aug 2, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Aug 5, 2014 at 9:26AM

Financial experts at the Washington state Auditor’s Office will be going through books at Island Transit in the next couple of weeks to figure out what went wrong, said a spokesman for the agency.

Police haul out armor for Tuesday’s National Night Out

  • Aug 2, 2014 at 3:00AM updated Aug 5, 2014 at 9:25AM

Oak Harbor Police Department’s newest and biggest toy will be unveiled during Tuesday’s National Night Out.

Oak Harbor man Paul Birkeland reflects on his CIA career

  • Aug 2, 2014 at 5:00AM updated Aug 4, 2014 at 9:45AM

Nationally recognized as a great place to retire, Whidbey Island is filled with myriad aging adults with fascinating life stories.

Memories shared during island’s reunion season | Harbor Highlights

  • Aug 2, 2014 at 4:00AM

I absolutely love Whidbey summers. The long, sunny days fill island residents with enthusiasm and energy.

Board needs to not be a rubber stamp | Letter

  • Aug 2, 2014 at 3:00AM

The piggy bank finally broke and the Island Transit Board needs to wake up and stop being a rubber stamp for the ongoing waste and abuse of the public trust.

Rose shouldn’t be thrown under bus | Letter

  • Aug 2, 2014 at 3:00AM

First let me just say, “Shame on you, editor of the Whidbey News-Times.”

Many questions stem from transit debacle | Letter

  • Aug 2, 2014 at 3:00AM

How appalling that our wonderful Island Transit service we’ve been proud to support is threatened by poor management and lack of supervision.

The right to vote is one we fought to have; exercise it on Tuesday | In Our Opinion

  • Aug 2, 2014 at 2:00AM

This coming Tuesday, residents of Whidbey Island have an opportunity to be a part of the Democratic process.

Whidbey Island inspires Brackenwood artists

  • Aug 2, 2014 at 2:00AM

Freeland resident Ginny O’Neill has been an artist all her life, from drawing friends’ portraits as a teenager to graphic design and acrylic painting in her 20s.

Oak Harbor registration begins Aug. 5

  • Aug 1, 2014 at 3:09PM

New student registration and returning student confirmation starts Aug. 5 in the Oak Harbor School District.

With reserves gone, Island Transit axing staff, routes | Updated

  • Jul 25, 2014 at 5:00PM updated Aug 1, 2014 at 2:34PM

A total of 24 employees will be laid off, Saturday bus service is being cancelled and five routes will be eliminated or changed due to financial problems uncovered at Island Transit.

Tungate captures two titles at PNS championships | NWAC

  • Aug 2, 2014 at 6:00AM

Olivia Tungate of the North Whidbey Aquatic Club finished in the top five in six events, winning two, at the Pacific Northwest Swim Long Course Championships at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way July 23-27.

Navy man short of pullup record, but pulls in $9,600

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Aug 1, 2014 at 10:56AM

At about pullup number 2,100 Saturday, Navy Petty Officer Michael McCastle began to experience muscle tears in his forearms and capillaries were bursting on his skin.

WGC 5-person tournament ends in 3-way tie

  • Jul 31, 2014 at 9:00AM updated Aug 1, 2014 at 10:46AM

It was close. So close, if fact, three teams tied for first in the Whidbey Golf Club Five-person Best Ball Tournament Saturday and Sunday, July 26 and 27.

PBY-Naval Air Museum meets wide approval at grand opening

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 5:00AM updated Aug 1, 2014 at 9:45AM

Steve Richards, executive officer of Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, was clearly enjoying himself as he sat in the cockpit of a seaplane simulator.

China City expands to location off island

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 3:00AM updated Aug 1, 2014 at 9:16AM

Jack Ng started in the restaurant business as a dishwasher.

Friends mourn loss of community leader Paul Schell

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 5:00AM updated Aug 1, 2014 at 9:03AM

South Whidbey is mourning the death of a long-time community and business leader this week.

Admiralty anchor arrives in Texas

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 3:00AM updated Aug 1, 2014 at 9:02AM

Researchers at Texas A&M University are now examining an anchor recovered from Admiralty Inlet last month to see if it is, as believed by those who recovered it, the anchor that broke off a ship in Capt. George Vancouver’s Discovery expedition June 9, 1792.

Whidbey residents want beaver controls

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 4:00AM updated Aug 1, 2014 at 9:01AM

Some residents believe the county could be doing more about the island’s beaver problem, but the solutions are not always clear cut.

Brent Severns faces a dozen criminal charges

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 3:00AM updated Aug 1, 2014 at 9:01AM

Success in business or politics isn’t an inoculation from the impact of drug addiction in a family.

Last class to graduate from old high school reaches milestone

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 2:00AM updated Aug 1, 2014 at 9:00AM

The class of 1974 was the last to graduate from the old Oak Harbor High School.

Sailors come back year after year for Race Week

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 5:00AM updated Jul 31, 2014 at 10:17AM

The first racing day of Whidbey Island Race Week launched with little fanfare, but it ended Friday after a week of great racing despite wetter-than-normal conditions.

Where’s the beef? At the Whidbey Island Fair

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 3:00AM updated Jul 31, 2014 at 8:59AM

The Whidbey Island Area Fair starts Thursday, and with it comes an annual favorite — the 4-H Livestock Auction.

Starfish deaths puzzling experts

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 4:00AM updated Jul 31, 2014 at 8:57AM

As a volunteer for the Island County Beach Watchers organization since 1993, Seablom has started to see alarming changes in his favorite sea creature.

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