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"Robert L. Yates, the man Spokane police suspect of being a serial killer who has claimed 18 victims in the past 10 years, graduated from Oak Harbor High School in 1970. Friends who knew him then say they can't believe the high school baseball team's pitching star would be capable of such a thing."
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"Coupeville Middle Schoolers use plants, dirt, bacteria to build indoor worlds for Earth Day"
"What's happening on Whidbey Island streets, as viewed through E-911 calls. For the week of April 19, 2000"
"School says there's no crime in what was basically a stupid high school prank, but in a dangerous age of potential Columbines, discipline was necessary"
"State bills would cut into last year's 7 percent increase in sewer, water bills"
"Island's beauty attracts practitioners of alternative medicine, which is gaining greater acceptance in mainstream medical circles"
"50 years after the Cold War's first ugly conflict started, Washington prepares to remember its veterans"
"Former client sues Oak Harbor psychologist Steve Talmadge, claiming he had sex with her"
Runway repairs at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station will funnel more jet traffic over some island areas
"First awards go to aspiring astronomer, orthodontist"
"Bob McConchie says he's tired of depending on foreign oil, so he's making an alternative fuel of his own out of used cooking oilMcConchie holds up a sample of finished fuel, at left, and the starting material - old cooking oil from Kathi's Kitchen Restaurant in Oak Harbor"
"Thanks to a private buyer and the non-profit Nature Conservancy, huge tracts of Ebney's Prairie are saved from development by the largest purchases in the history of the Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve.(In the photo above, Jenne Farm buyers Fran Einterz and his wife, Joyce Peterson, stand on the historic farm they hope to preserve.)"
"School tax, bus tax will ride on the same May 16 ballot"
"Census Bureau says all will be counted, forms or not"
"New bank, new Office Max and two new retail complexes are going up this year on various Oak Harbor sites."
Oak Harbor gets a second cab company - again.
"Sewer plant fix will save 16,000 gallons a day in town with tight water supplies"
"180 turn out to support Oak Harbor School District's $1.47 per $1,000 property tax campaign, but they're swimming against an historical tide of levy failures. Click through the school levy link on the page below to get more info on the levy proposal."
Owners could face fines if they let doggie sausages lay around