Assisted here by Traci Cellona of Service Alternatives, Russell Carey runs his own small business carrying signs up and down Highway 20 in Oak Harbor. - Photo by Debra Vaughn/Whidbey News-Times

Russell's day: Disabled man turns his love of walking into a source of income

  • May 25, 2016 at 7:00AM

Russell Carey, 28, could walk all day. He’s a client of Service Alternatives, an organization that helps people with disabilities. Most of their clients need help getting a job. Carey is one of the few who takes advantage of help with housing and work.


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Proposed ordinance will allow fireworks ban when it is dry

  • May 25, 2016 at 6:00AM

Island County continues to inch toward creating an ordinance that would let it ban fireworks in unincorporated areas under dry conditions.

Study identifies four main focuses for plan: County looks at housing, health care, abuse

  • May 25, 2016 at 6:00AM

After months of study, four main areas of concern — access to health care, housing, depression and suicide, and interpersonal abuse — have emerged as the foci for an emerging community health improvement plan, Island County’s public health department told the Council of Governments last month.

Neighbors fighting cell tower

  • May 25, 2016 at 3:00AM

Citing health hazards, aesthetics and threats to their property values, a group of Oak Harbor residents is united to fight the building of a 120-foot cell tower in their neighborhood.

Waterfront addition

  • May 25, 2016 at 3:00AM

Oak Harbor’s waterfront gained a new, gigantic addition with the arrival of a 165-foot-tall tower crane at Windjammer Park.

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