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"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.
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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.