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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.
Arrest numbers are down. But is it from fewer officers or a more careful public?
Good planning should go to the dogs
Friends say Bill and Janet Davids were on last leg of their permanent move here
For February and March
District currently spends less on each student than any other district in the state
"Island life, as seen through emergency reports"
"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."
Olympic View Elementary is shut down as police swarm area
"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."
"County fund is flush, but it aids few on Whidbey"
"Forced to move away from free fares, Wenatchee bus officials say riders will pay more ... but fewer will ride."
"To charge or not to charge? Bus directors still don't know, but suspect a sales tax request is in the offing to keep buses on local roads."
"Storm blows down trees, power lines, traps two in car on West Beach Road"
Fill-in teachers bring plenty of training and flexiblity to part-time jobs
"Central Whidbey Fire & Rescue, like most island fire departments, depends on able-bodied volunteers to protect homes and rescue the injured."
Feel what it's like to be inside a burning building. See today's Police & Courts section
Local property managers say Navy never surveyed them about local rental rates
"A view of island streets, as seen through emergency reports"
"Navy cuts Basic Allowance for Housing rates on Whidbey for new transfers and people with changing family conditions, saying that housing costs here don't justify higher pay"