News

Census forms translate into local dollars

"Local governments, social service agencies say every person counted is worth $800 a year to them"

  • Mar 16, 2000

Blackbird: Higher than air;faster than fast

1960s spy plane was one step removed from space travel

  • Mar 10, 2000

Statewide presidential primary results

Statewide results from Washington's Feb. 29 presidential primary

  • Mar 4, 2000

State of Joy!

Coupeville's girls win their first state tournament game ever before falling in the late rounds. See sports for the full wrap-up.

  • Mar 3, 2000

Oak Harbor gets sidewalk money

"Grants will pay for $200,000 worth of work; property owners will pay nothing"

  • Mar 3, 2000

Now What?

"State says a new bridge is not in the cards, so mass transit and telecommuting may be keys to preventing gridlock on island roads"

  • Mar 3, 2000

Off Welfare and Back to Work

Island County leads the pack in getting Welfare recipients back into the workforce

  • Feb 29, 2000

Planning lawyer is back on the county payroll

Commissioners now call lawyer a planner; ink contract to ease around judge's protest

  • Feb 29, 2000

Whooping cough cases crop up on island

Up to 10 cases confirmed in Oak Harbor so far this season; infants and children most at risk

  • Feb 29, 2000

“Editorial, March 1”

"State's primary system is pretty useless, all in all"

  • Feb 29, 2000

Workfirst: How does Island County measure up?

Click on today's business section for a wrap-up of Island County's performance in the drive to get welfare recipients back in the job market.

  • Feb 29, 2000

A Drop in DUIs

Arrest numbers are down. But is it from fewer officers or a more careful public?

  • Feb 25, 2000

“Bridge Views, Feb. 23, 2000”

Good planning should go to the dogs

  • Feb 24, 2000

California plane crash kills Whidbey couple

Friends say Bill and Janet Davids were on last leg of their permanent move here

  • Feb 22, 2000

Whidbey Community Calendar

For February and March

  • Feb 19, 2000

Oak Harbor Schools will put a levy to the voters

District currently spends less on each student than any other district in the state

  • Feb 17, 2000

“Police Blotter, Feb. 16, 2000”

"Island life, as seen through emergency reports"

  • Feb 17, 2000

Oak Harbor may join suit against I-695

"Oak Harbor, one of the cities in the state hardest hit by Initiative 695, might be joining other cities in a lawsuit that challenges its constitutionality and asks for a legal clarification of the controversial law."

  • Feb 12, 2000

Masked men spur manhunt

Olympic View Elementary is shut down as police swarm area

  • Jan 31, 2000

Victory Homes to get $33 million rebuild

"The oldest Navy enlisted housing in Oak Harbor appears destined to become some of its newest. Victory Homes, a collection of 198 small houses situated on a knoll above Skagit Valley College, will be demolished and replaced as part of a two-year project."

  • Jan 21, 2000