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Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Commanding Officer Capt. Michael K. Nortier will turn over command of the air station to Capt. Geoffrey C. Moore on Friday, Feb. 19.
Community Events, February 2016
Washington voters have said six times over the past two decades that it should be harder for the state Legislature to raise taxes. Today the state Senate took up a measure, Senate Joint Resolution 8211, which would let the people decide on a constitutional amendment requiring a supermajority to raise taxes. Sen. Barbara Bailey, R-Oak Harbor, voted to send the question to voters but because the measure itself failed to receive support from the Senate's minority Democrats, it fell short of the 33 votes needed to move to the House of Representatives.
Naval Air Station Whidbey Island scored two big wins in next year’s proposed federal military budget.
The land south of Whidbey General Hospital is full of bare soil and busy construction workers. By spring next year, officials expect this spot to be home to a new 60,000-square-foot wing that voters approved with a $50-million bond in 2013.
Tractor Supply Co., a retail store that caters to people who live a rural lifestyle — or who want to — may be opening a store in Oak Harbor.