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Blue Angel, Growler a stark comparison | Letter

  • Aug 15, 2015 at 3:00AM

I live in the Bush Point neighborhood. Recently I heard a low flying jet overhead. I looked out and saw — to my surprise — five jets? The Blue Angels.

It’s about the lack of government leadership | Letter

  • Aug 15, 2015 at 2:00AM

Many previous letters to the editor have addressed the following from a narrow point of view, but... It’s not about the percentage of people who believe that Growler noise levels are detrimental to health. It is about our government obeying its own rules.

COER members failed to do due diligence | Letter

  • Aug 15, 2015 at 3:00AM

Hooray for the staunchly American judge who threw the anti-American Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve out of court in their socialistic attempt to get the rest of us to pay them for their failure to do any sort of due diligence in the purchase of property and what they now view as a mistaken move to Island County.

Will keep fighting to keep Navy here | Letter

  • Aug 15, 2015 at 3:00AM

What a great day for the Navy and citizens of Island County and Oak Harbor. Although this is only one battle in a long confrontation yet to come, let us savor it for a moment with a tall cold one.

Professional staff underpaid, Island County salary study shows

  • Aug 14, 2015 at 3:57PM

A new salary study by Island County’s human resource director shows that employees in professional positions like attorneys and engineers are generally being underpaid. In addition, it found disparities between employees performing the same functions in different departments. But in some cases, certain staff members are being paid above average.

Church Notes

  • Aug 15, 2015 at 2:00AM

Here's what's happening at Whidbey Island churches.

Touch-a-truck is Tuesday in Oak Harbor

  • Aug 15, 2015 at 4:00AM

Here is the event for any kid who gleefully plows a yellow Tonka dump truck through the mud bellowing “vrrrrrooooommmmm.” City of Oak Harbor’s Public Works is hosting a Touch-A-Truck event and open house noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday at 1400 NE 16th Ave.

Freeland's Pink Salmon Derby celebrates community, fishing

  • Aug 15, 2015 at 5:00AM

Bonnie Nichols likes her chances to claim a prize at the upcoming Freeland Ace Hardware/Fishin’ Club Pink Salmon Derby next Saturday.

Transit board approves connector until at least June 2017

  • Aug 14, 2015 at 1:16PM

The only bus routes off the island will continue to run through at least June 2017. Island Transit Board of Directors voted Monday to continue operating the 411 routes that connect Whidbey and Camano islands with Skagit County.

Coupeville finds wins in Olympic League

  • Aug 15, 2015 at 5:00AM

The Coupeville High School athletic teams went to the Olympic Peninsula to find what they were looking for -- wins.

She pushes his buttons | Island Scanner

  • Aug 12, 2015 at 2:00AM updated at 3:30PM

The following items were selected from reports made to the Oak Harbor Police Department.

Annual Oak Harbor Pigfest draws 9,000 people, raises $19k for charity

  • Aug 12, 2015 at 7:00AM updated at 2:46PM

Volunteers dished out a free barbecue meal to more than 6,000 people Sunday during Pigfest, an annual event that started as way for a local chef to thank the community.

Judge says no to COER injunction

  • Aug 11, 2015 at 3:00PM updated at 7:34PM

A federal court judge denied a group’s attempt to halt the Navy’s carrier landing practice at a field near Coupeville. U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Zilly filed his order today, ruling against Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve, or COER.

Car lovers show off classic rides

  • Aug 11, 2015 at 4:14PM

Hundreds of people flocked to Oak Harbor’s Windjammer Park Saturday to pick out the car of their dreams. And there were plenty to choose from.

Confederate flag at Whidbey Fair draws ire

  • Aug 12, 2015 at 6:00AM

A different set of stars and bars drew the ire and attention of plenty of people at the Whidbey Island Fair parade Saturday. A pair of Confederate flags were flown as part of the parade, along with the U.S. flag and the MIA/POW black flag for lost military veterans, by some American Legions Riders on motorcycles.

Man missing after boat breaks apart

  • Aug 11, 2015 at 6:00PM

The Island County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of a sailor who disappeared after a boat accident in Crescent Harbor Saturday afternoon.

Clothes giveaway Sept. 1 in Oak Harbor

  • Aug 12, 2015 at 2:00AM

There will be few dry eyes at The Garage of Blessings Tuesday, Sept. 1 during the culmination of a charity clothing drive known as “Operation School Clothes.”

Church Notes

  • Aug 12, 2015 at 5:00AM

Here's what's happening at Whidbey Island churches and Christian schools.

Highland Games bring a bit of Scotland to Whidbey Island

  • Aug 12, 2015 at 6:00AM

Amid a sea of tartan and swell of bagpipes, thousands gathered Saturday for the 17th annual Whidbey Island Highland Games.

Time to reexamine commission’s ruling | Letter

  • Aug 12, 2015 at 4:00AM

As an Island County taxpayer for the past 16 years and full-time resident since 2012, I’ve been amazed and disappointed by the lack of transparency or process in the Port of Coupeville’s decision to sunset relations with the Greenbank Farm Management Group.

Letter writer misled by a smear campaign | Letter

  • Aug 12, 2015 at 4:00AM

Joan Cross’ letter to the editor, “Planned Parenthood committing ‘atrocities’,” can stop crying over babies whose lives are “snuffed out” and “body parts sold” by Planned Parenthood because that is not what’s happening.

Flawed levy funding reason for shortfall | Letter

  • Aug 12, 2015 at 4:00AM

With regard to the Whidbey News-Times article on Aug. 5 addressing operations and maintenance funding problems that the North Whidbey Park and Recreation District is experiencing with the John Vanderzicht Memorial Pool: The district is an autonomous junior taxing district and relies on general property tax and pool user fees as the only money received for pool operations and maintenance.

Pledging to earn trust, be advocate for reform | Letter

  • Aug 12, 2015 at 4:00AM

The vote of confidence by Whidbey Islanders in my candidacy for the hospital board is heartening.

Join us Wednesday in celebrating 125 years as your paper | Opinion

  • Aug 12, 2015 at 4:00AM

For 125 years, the Whidbey News-Times has covered the news and events of importance to its readers.

Whidbey General seeking hospice volunteers

  • Aug 12, 2015 at 2:00AM

The hospital is searching for more volunteers, said Suzanne Reynolds, a volunteer coordinator. In particular, they would like to find veterans, since these volunteers can often better relate to the life experiences of patients who also served in the military.

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