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How can U.S. trust Trump on economy? | Letter

  • Jul 23, 2016 at 1:00AM

Donald Trump doesn’t keep his promises and doesn’t pay his bills. Remember when he claimed that donors were offering him “millions of dollars” for his campaign? He said he told them, “I don’t want your money.” If he took their money, he said, they would own him. He would finance his own campaign and be his own man.

Island Scanner serves a purpose beyond its entertainment value | In our opinion

  • Jul 23, 2016 at 5:00AM

One of the most highly read items in the Whidbey News-Times has historically been “Island Scanner,” which is a collection of 911 calls to either the Island County Sheriff’s Office or Oak Harbor Police Department. We often hear grumbling from loyal readers when one hasn’t published in awhile. Trust us, given the its popularity, we try to run Island Scanner as often as possible. Island residents aren’t the only ones interested in the Whidbey 911 calls. There’s a radio station in Bellingham that reads News-Times’ Scanner items on the air. There was also a Facebook page dedicated to it.

Deer mauled by dogs | Island Scanner

  • Jul 23, 2016 at 5:00AM

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Saturday, July 2 At 12:59 a.m., a caller on Hawks Prairie Road reported that their cat had kittens on the porch. The caller said they expect the cat is about to have more kittens. They requested assistance on what to do.

Oak Harbor High School student elected ‘senator,’ going to D.C.

  • Jul 23, 2016 at 3:00AM

An Oak Harbor High School student who excels at politics and policymaking might get to meet President Barack Obama, and even shake his hand next week. Lauren May, who’s entering her senior year, is one of two girls from Washington state who were elected as a “senator” to the American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation, which takes place in Washington, D.C.

Researchers are studying a landslide area on Whidbey

  • Jul 23, 2016 at 2:00AM

A University of Washington researcher is hunting for answers about last year’s landslides in Old Clinton, and he’s seeking the community’s help. Justin Brooks, a graduate student with the university’s Earth and Space Sciences, applied geoscience masters program, is studying the series of slides that destroyed or damaged several cabins on Campers Row Walk in 2014 and 2015.

Island County Board of Health divided over issue of jet noise

  • Jul 23, 2016 at 3:00AM

While most government agencies and boards have denied they have authority to act on a local activist group’s concerns with jet noise, members of the Island County Board of Health disagreed on how to respond to the issue on Tuesday afternoon.

Property values rise average of 20 percent

  • Jul 6, 2016 at 7:00AM updated Jul 22, 2016 at 11:50AM

As the demand for housing continues to rise, property owners in Island County are seeing big increases in home and land values this year.

Wild lightning show

  • Jul 22, 2016 at 11:29AM

Lightning filled the sky on the west side of Whidbey Island Thursday night, July 21. The lightning and thunder show started in the evening and continued well into the next morning.

Race the Reserve undergoes changes for 2016

  • Jul 22, 2016 at 10:26AM

Veterans of the Race the Reserve will find some changes in this year’s event when the sixth annual run winds through the back roads and trails of Central Whidbey Island Saturday, Aug. 13.

District takes steps to improve student safety on campus

  • Jul 20, 2016 at 7:00AM updated Jul 21, 2016 at 10:12AM

School may be out for the summer but workers are busy making a number of upgrades to Oak Harbor Public Schools, including safety improvements.

Hot rocks: Local search for painted stones is catching fire

  • Jul 20, 2016 at 7:00AM updated at 3:17PM

A race car, a ladybug, a flower or even a dinosaur — 4-year-old Olivia King knows that the painted rocks she’s looking for can be anything. So, holding her little brother A.J.’s hand in Windjammer Park last Friday, she kept her eyes peeled for the brightly painted stones.

Fired after death in Island County jail, deputy back on the job

  • Jul 20, 2016 at 7:00AM updated at 11:20AM

The only person fired in connection with a young man’s death inside the Island County jail has returned to work.

Boys rescued after slide down steep park bluff | Slideshow

  • Jul 19, 2016 at 2:57PM

North Whidbey Fire and Rescue and Navy Region Northwest combined efforts to perform a high-angle rescue after the two boys slid down into an area of the bluff about 50 feet that was too steep to safely climb out without help.

YogaFest puts outdoor twist on fitness

  • Jul 20, 2016 at 7:00AM

Whidbey Island YogaFest is 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Fort Nugent Park. Admission is free with donation of a canned food item for Oak Harbor Help House.

Question of the Week: What do you think of the new mobile game Pokemon Go that has people wandering all over town?

  • Jul 20, 2016 at 3:00AM

Question of the Week: What do you think of the new mobile game Pokemon Go that has people wandering all over town?

WAIF offers free Trap-Neuter-Return program

  • Jul 20, 2016 at 4:00AM

As an old saying goes, too much of a good thing is a bad thing, and this rings true when Shari Bibich considers the island’s significant feral and free-roaming cat population. The shelter manager of WAIF’s Coupeville facility, Bibich said the foundation has begun to readdress this issue with a new program, CATsNIP.

Sea tales: Whidbey maritime history is ingrained in Roger Sherman

  • Jul 20, 2016 at 5:00AM

For the sake of delivering a talk about maritime history last week, Roger Sherman left the comforts of his own home and addressed a small group on the porch of the Island County Museum.

New Langley arcade bringing back old school fun

  • Jul 20, 2016 at 6:00AM

With the flashing yellow-tinted lights and clinking and ringing of the pinball machines in The Machine SHOP, it’s easy to feel transported to a 1970s video arcade.

Stay-at-home mom turns passion into business

  • Jul 20, 2016 at 6:00AM

A stay-at-home mother of two in Oak Harbor, Lilian Charapich turned her love of crocheting into a small business operation in 2014 on Etsy, an online global marketplace that focuses on selling handmade and vintage items.

Get out, join the search for rocks and Pokémon | In Our Opinion

  • Jul 20, 2016 at 4:00AM

Whidbey Island Rocks is capturing the imagination and interest of people of all ages in our community in a way that is interactive and fun.

Looking back: from the archives

  • Jul 20, 2016 at 5:00AM

Here's what was happening in Whidbey Island history 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago.

Lindberg's Legs: Runners honor former coach

  • Jul 20, 2016 at 5:00AM

Jake Marriott and Wes Berry each flew nearly 5,000 miles to run 33. For Shaun Rooney, the trip took him across the United States.

Bailey stands up for vets, local issues | Letter

  • Jul 20, 2016 at 3:00AM

In reference to Vicki Robin’s July 6 letter to the editor of the Whidbey News-Times, what does she mean by “wrong side/right side?”

Shoot-first cops are creating a distrust | Letter

  • Jul 20, 2016 at 3:00AM

Island County Sheriff Mark Brown says, “Cops aren’t to blame for community violence.” Well, that may be so in Island County, where there are only three African Americans for every 100 whites living here.

The question is, where is the accountability? | Letter

  • Jul 20, 2016 at 3:00AM

In addition to asking, “who’s responsible?” let’s also ask, “where is the accountability?”

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