Lawmaker wrangling stalling plans for coming school year

Students from Oak Harbor High School depart for the day Thursday after school was dismissed. Oak Harbor Public Schools is facing uncertainty in the future over how much student populations might be impacted by potential growth on the naval base. - Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times
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Oak Harbor School District is in a waiting game that’s left some crucial decisions undecided, including which schools some kindergarteners will attend next fall.


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Garage of Blessings once again outgrows space

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Kristiina Miller isn’t one to shy away from thinking big. The Garage of Blessings thrift store she founded three years ago — where everything is free — has again reached its ceiling in growth.

Oak Harbor, state hit with $25 million civil lawsuit

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A holistic practitioner who was arrested by Oak Harbor police in March is suing the state Department of Health and the city for $25 million.

Disease-stricken starfish population starting to rebound

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Sea stars around Whidbey Island are making a slow recovery after the effects of a deadly disease wiped out millions of them over the past year.

Parks board seeing turnover yet again

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After less than five months, Dave Smith resigned from the board that oversees the North Whidbey Parks and Recreation District. Smith cited a busy schedule as the reason for his resignation.

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