Oak Harbor schools get back to the basics

Preschoolers Hunter Ross, left, and Dean Wheeler use clay to help learn how to form different letters of the alphabet. - Photos by Michelle Beahm/Whidbey News-Times
  • Jan 24, 2015 at 5:00AM updated Jan 26, 2015 at 9:17AM

With the rise of technology in schools, skills like neat cursive handwriting can fall by the wayside.


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Port of Coupeville appointment raises transparency questions

  • Jan 24, 2015 at 4:00AM updated Jan 26, 2015 at 9:18AM

The appointment of a hand-picked commissioner to the Port of Coupeville last week raised questions about whether the public agency conducts business in an open and transparent manner.

Whidbey General Hospital delays CEO selection until February

  • Jan 24, 2015 at 3:00PM updated Jan 26, 2015 at 9:17AM

The Whidbey General Hospital board of commissioners delayed the selection of the top candidate for the CEO position Friday.

Deep Sea owner heads to jail, sued for $1.2 million for oil spill in Whidbey waters

  • Jan 24, 2015 at 6:00AM updated Jan 26, 2015 at 9:17AM

The owner of the Deep Sea crab boat that caught fire, sank and spilled oil in Penn Cove is going to jail and is being sued for $1.2 million.

Exhibit takes a look at Whidbey Island’s tribal history

  • Jan 24, 2015 at 6:00AM

As proud as Rick Castellano has been of the history on display at the Island County Historical Museum, he’s always felt it was lacking a significant piece of Whidbey Island’s story.

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