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Puget Sound Energy customers to share $59.2 million from sale

  • Nov 18, 2014 at 3:48PM

Puget Sound Energy announced this week "that customers will notice a pleasant surprise on their winter power bills: a one-time credit applied to December and January bills that will save the average residential electric customer about $40."

Puget Sound Energy customers to share $59.2 million from sale

  • Nov 18, 2014 at 3:43PM

Puget Sound Energy announced this week "that customers will notice a pleasant surprise on their winter power bills: a one-time credit applied to December and January bills that will save the average residential electric customer about $40."

Retired attorney living in Coupeville pens story of biggest case

  • Nov 19, 2014 at 5:00AM

Some images in life are difficult to shake. For Jay W. Jacobs, it was the conviction of a widow determined to protect her husband’s name.

Interim director pick brings own baggage to Island Transit | In Our Opinion

  • Nov 19, 2014 at 3:00AM

The board of Island Transit needed to find someone with an unblemished history to lead the beleaguered agency, even if only on an interim basis.

Bus service provided needed transportation | Letter

  • Nov 19, 2014 at 2:00AM

I’m so sorry to read about the problems Island Transit is experiencing. Island Transit provides a wonderful service to our community.

Decision to adopt one of highest callings | Letter

  • Nov 19, 2014 at 3:00AM

It is fitting that this season of Thanksgiving is also the season to give thanks to the adoptive parents and families who grace our communities.

Low voter turnout was ‘disgusting’ | Letter

  • Nov 19, 2014 at 2:00AM

This election was just plain disgusting. Not because of who won or lost, but because of what did not happen. Two-thirds of the people in this country who are eligible to vote did not vote.

Road rage incident, gunshot cause lockdown of school, pool in Oak Harbor

  • Nov 15, 2014 at 10:00PM updated Nov 18, 2014 at 9:20AM

Oak Harbor police are looking for witnesses to a road rage incident that turned even more serious when the suspect ran from police, a press release from Chief Ed Green indicates. The road rage incident occurred at 1:17 p.m. One of the vehicles involved in the incident stopped on the 700 block of East Whidbey Avenue, according to a press release from Chief Ed Green.

Garudas return home to loved ones Friday at NAS Whidbey

  • Nov 15, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Nov 18, 2014 at 9:20AM

Ben Kroll and his daughter, Abigail, 2, waited expectantly for “Uncle Josh” to land his EA-6B Prowler at Ault Field and climb out of the cockpit.

Island County prosecutor scolded for post-budget funding request

  • Nov 15, 2014 at 5:00AM updated Nov 18, 2014 at 9:19AM

Island County Prosecutor Greg Banks was scolded Wednesday by the board of commissioners after requesting additional money just one month after a 2015 budget was adopted.

Trouble flows from affordable housing project in Freeland

  • Nov 15, 2014 at 4:00AM updated Nov 18, 2014 at 9:19AM

Island County Housing Authority’s new pride and joy in Freeland is once again raising the ire of neighbors.

Whidbey Island Marathon funding do-over stumbles

  • Nov 15, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Nov 18, 2014 at 9:19AM

Though the City of Oak Harbor owns the Whidbey Island Marathon, the event may not receive any of the city’s lodging tax funds for 2015.

Wildcats compete in state meet | Swimming

  • Nov 17, 2014 at 9:00AM updated Nov 18, 2014 at 9:08AM

Molly Vagt, Marissa Morris and the 200 medley relay team all scored points for Oak Harbor High School at the 3A state swimming championships at Federal Way Friday and Saturday, Nov. 14 and 15.

Former Oak Harbor librarian celebrating 90th birthday

  • Nov 15, 2014 at 3:00AM updated Nov 17, 2014 at 4:13PM

Cathy Lee Wade’s years as a librarian speaks volumes about her interest.

Bayne tops Coupeville all-league selections

  • Nov 17, 2014 at 9:21AM

Josh Bayne leads a group of 10 Coupeville High School athletes who received 1A Olympic League first-team honors for the fall of 2014.

Peninsula pushes Wildcats out of playoffs | Football

  • Nov 15, 2014 at 9:25AM

These Seahawks wore a different shade of green, but their performance was reminiscent of the world champions from Seattle.

Saluting an old workhorse, the EA-6B Prowler | Our Viewpoint

  • Nov 15, 2014 at 4:00AM

With the return Friday of Electronic Warfare Squardon 134, the Garudas, the last of the EA-6Bs currently on deployment from Whidbey Island Naval Air Station are back home.

Does new law take into consideration ‘devices'? | Letter

  • Nov 15, 2014 at 3:00AM

Will Home Depot, Walmart, Lowe’s, Cabela’s and countless other sporting goods and hardware stores, as well as construction companies in Washington and even the state Department of Transportation, comply with Initiative 594 when it becomes law, and will this state’s prosecuting attorneys prosecute those who don’t?

Think about securing firearms this Christmas | Letter

  • Nov 15, 2014 at 3:00AM

Buy a dad or loved one a gun safe for Christmas. I waited in the aftermath of the Marysville-Pilchuck High School shooting to write this letter so as to not jump on the emotional bandwagon.

Has been a privilege to serve as treasurer | Letter

  • Nov 15, 2014 at 3:00AM

I would like to thank you for the faith and support you have bestowed upon me as I served as your Island County treasurer.

Coupeville Hub for Seniors schedule

  • Nov 15, 2014 at 2:00AM

All activities begin at 1 p.m. at the Coupeville United Methodist Church on Main Street. Lunch is served every Wednesday at noon. For more information, contact Glenda Cantrell at glenda@islandseniorservices.org or 360-720-2955.

Oak Harbor Senior Center schedule

  • Nov 15, 2014 at 2:00AM

SATURDAY, Nov. 15 Pingpong, Pool, Pinochle

Oak Harbor's Greenhouse Florist hosts open house Saturday to celebrate 60th anniversary

  • Nov 14, 2014 at 3:22PM

As two sisters arranged flowers behind the counter of the Greenhouse Florist and Nursery on a recent morning, they reflected on more carefree days when they used to crawl around the floor as kids and hide inside boxes.

Hannold still leads Island County commissioner race after count

  • Nov 15, 2014 at 4:00AM

With another ballot count this week, Island County commissioner candidate Rick Hannold slightly increased his narrow lead.

Island Scanner | Caller covers red beans in apartment, solves harassment problems

  • Nov 15, 2014 at 3:00AM

At 9:12 p.m., a Southeast Eighth Avenue resident reported that her mother beat her with coat hangers.

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