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"Second major storm hits Oak Harbor in less than a year, damaging its breakwater again. At the same time, rotting supports force a rebuild for D-dock's roof."
"... Or, try this site from Redmond-based Economic Research Institute for comparison"
"Lots of progress has been made, but a handful of stubborn issues could still send Island County's long-suffering growth plan to court."
$5.5 million building designed to house sailors being reassigned
"Island Transit could lose more than half its income in the wake of Initiative 695, unless the Legislature, or local voters, bail it out. It's setting up a series of public meetings to ask for advice on where to cut, or where to get money."
"When Martha Varner died this month, there seemed to be no one to mourn her — except for one good friend who needs help now to lay her to rest."
"Terry Nowak isn't asking for much — a walk with her son; shopping with her daughter. But multiple sclerosis threatens to rob her of all that, unless a risky new treatment works."
"Seasonal music, local crafts, hayrides and Santa grace the holidays at the peoples' farm"
Highlights of the island's upcoming Christmas season.
"Smoked salmon, arrays of jams and jellies, zesty vinaigrettes are all part of Whidbey's local offerings. For more gift ideas: See our Whidbey Holiday Guide, published in the Nov. 24 Whidbey News-Times"
Here's where to get your Christmas greenery this season.
Kids Count report says island incomes are stagnating as child care costs rise
"Victorian town's holiday month is alive with parades, lighted sailing ships and home tours."
"Life on island streets, as seen through emergency dispatch reports"
Click on our Entertainment section for a complete roundup of holiday events and gift ideas!
Judy Diekman has given her students the royal treatment for 35 years. No wonder they think she's so special.
"Extra 2 percent may help boost Island County tourism, if other government agencies go along."
"News from Whidbey, as seen through 9-1-1 reports"
Island Transit calls impending death of Saturday bus service the first casualty of Initiative 695.
"For 71 years, Millie Severine knew she had a sister. But where?"