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"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"
Oak Harbor council members bring different agendas to the table as a new year gets under way.
"Businesses get a break, but everyone else will pay higher utility fees"
Editors a century ago had dreams of a huge Whidbey metropolis
New Navy planes; a gentrified economy; health care and business in cyberspace — key people tell us what the future holds for Whidbey
"Top brass call ferries, highways critical to region's bases; express worries about I-695 cuts"
"But should anyone care? Old fears about power outages, phone outages, bank collapses, etc., are overblown, officials in those industries say. But it's still not a bad idea to be prepared for a disaster -- whether it happens on New Year's Eve or not."
"A view of Whidbey, through emergency 911 reports"
"Overtime, family stress, travel, expensive housing, but healthy benefits all come into play when they decide whether to re-enlist, or try their luck with higher-paying civilian jobs."
Vote takes effect before Initiative 695 becomes law
Oak Harbor couple serves up fresh turkey for holiday feasts
"Vote now, or go to a public vote later is the question for Monday's board meeting in Oak Harbor"
Islanders come away with multiple impressions after encounters with both sides of the WTO protests
Seattle-area couple arrested after witnesses see them flee from Kits Cameras
Donors pitch in to help bury woman left alone
What's happening on Whidbey Island including Christmas events. Comprehensive support group listing.
"Find up-to-date average salary comparisons for more than 3,000 job categories in any of 4,800 cities."
"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."