“I-695: Road to heaven, or hell?”

"Most seem to agree that Washington's motor vehicle tax needs reform. But some think Initiative 695 is a disastrous way to send a message, while others say it's a message that's long overdue"

  • Oct 26, 1999

“Police blotter, Oct. 23”

"Life on Whidbey, as seen through 911 records."

  • Oct 22, 1999

Oak Harbor council rejects tax hikes

"Defeat of measure intended to make up for I-695 could force $800,000 in cuts."

  • Oct 22, 1999

“Police blotter, Oct. 20, 1999”

"Whidbey's streets, as viewed through 911 reports."

  • Oct 19, 1999

Arrests of officers make Oak Harbor police work short

"DUI, assault arrests take two Oak Harbor officers off the street"

  • Oct 19, 1999

Island Forum

Oak Harbor City candidates tell us what they think can be done for downtown and the waterfront.

  • Oct 19, 1999

“Technology in schools, by the numbers”

Schools around the nation are struggling to merge with the new electronic age. Here's a statistical look at how they're doing.

  • Oct 19, 1999

What the candidates say

What do local school board candidates say they'll do to get technology into the classrooms?

  • Oct 19, 1999

School tech: Washington State Department of Education

For more info on technology in the schools

  • Oct 19, 1999

Coupeville candidates take the stage

Town Council races are forum focus

  • Oct 19, 1999

School tech: Oak Harbor Middle School

Local info on technology in the schools

  • Oct 19, 1999

School tech: Generation www.y

Inside look at a program devoted to teaching kids better Internet skills.

  • Oct 19, 1999

“City may get cash for pier, sidewalks”

"Some of the missing sidewalks in Oak Harbor may get built without landowners having to pay, and the proposed waterfront pier project is also in line for a cash kick-start."

  • Oct 13, 1999

“With I-695, city writes two budgets”

"Issues 99: Oak Harbor stands to lose $776,000 if Initiative 695 passes"

  • Oct 11, 1999

“Same law, different fees”

Penalties on impounded cars depend on who makes the arrest

  • Oct 5, 1999

Bruins squeak past Cats

"Two fourth quarter plays and seven turnovers sealed the fate of the Oak Harbor football team Friday, as the Wildcats lost to Cascade 14-0."

  • Oct 2, 1999

Jobs: What the candidates say

Can the city of Oak Harbor do anything to encourage the growth of better-paying jobs in the Island County economy? This is what the candidates say.

  • Oct 1, 1999

Health care may get new chiefs

"After years of being run by the Island County Commissioners, the Island County Health Department's governing board may get some new, mecially savvy members"

  • Sep 28, 1999

Community Health Advisory Board

"Advises Island County and its health department on public health care needs. Site includes meeting times, topics, along with links to other sites with health information, census data and other public info."

  • Sep 28, 1999

Looking for Early Warnings

"A $136,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice will give Oak Harbor police a chance to study the causes of school crime and violence this year. The hope is that by getting involved early, tragic school shootings that have happened elsewhere in the country will never happen here."

  • Sep 24, 1999