Navy ‘setting the foundation for the next 30 to 40 years’

Whidbey Island Naval Air Station commander Capt. Mike Nortier delivers his State of the Station Thursday.  - Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times
  • May 23, 2015 at 6:00AM

At a gathering of area business leaders Thursday, the commanding officer of Whidbey Island Naval Air Station described a base that’s on the rebound.


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‘Uninvolved’ mayor raises council’s ire

  • May 23, 2015 at 6:00AM

An already strained relationship between the Oak Harbor City Council and Mayor Scott Dudley is further deteriorating in the final months of the mayor’s term — just as the council is poised to make crucial decisions on a multi-million dollar sewage treatment plant.

Nuisance properties challenge for county

  • May 23, 2015 at 6:00AM

One man’s trash may be another’s treasure. But what happens when a neighbor’s “treasures” become an eyesore or worse — a threat to public health and safety?

Mystery beneath the bridge

  • May 23, 2015 at 5:00AM

Multiple agencies, including North Whidbey Fire and Rescue and Island County Sheriff, swept the waters around Deception Pass Thursday after an empty kayak was recovered.

Defibrillator installed at Fort Nugent Park

  • May 23, 2015 at 4:00AM

The first few minutes when a person is unresponsive are the most critical, according to Whidbey General Hospital paramedic Rob May.

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