Sailors say they sign on for more than just pay

"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."

  • Dec 20, 1999

Hospital OKs rate increases

Vote takes effect before Initiative 695 becomes law

  • Dec 17, 1999

From pen to platter

Oak Harbor couple serves up fresh turkey for holiday feasts

  • Dec 17, 1999

Hospital considers raising fees to beat I-695 deadline

"Vote now, or go to a public vote later is the question for Monday's board meeting in Oak Harbor"

  • Dec 10, 1999

An encounter with the world

Islanders come away with multiple impressions after encounters with both sides of the WTO protests

  • Dec 9, 1999

Kids chase burglars

Seattle-area couple arrested after witnesses see them flee from Kits Cameras

  • Dec 9, 1999

Martha reaches a final home

Donors pitch in to help bury woman left alone

  • Dec 9, 1999

Whidbey Calendar

What's happening on Whidbey Island including Christmas events. Comprehensive support group listing.

  • Dec 8, 1999

How much should you be paid?

"Find up-to-date average salary comparisons for more than 3,000 job categories in any of 4,800 cities."

  • Dec 3, 1999

Marina hit by an ill wind

"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."

  • Dec 3, 1999

“How much should you be paid, Part II”

"... Or, try this site from Redmond-based Economic Research Institute for comparison"

  • Dec 3, 1999

Comp Plan fixes could lead to court

"Lots of progress has been made, but a handful of stubborn issues could still send Island County's long-suffering growth plan to court."

  • Dec 1, 1999

Navy unveils plans for a 50-room lodge

$5.5 million building designed to house sailors being reassigned

  • Dec 1, 1999

Transit takes to the road for advice

"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."

  • Nov 26, 1999

A final home for Martha

"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."

  • Nov 26, 1999

A transplant for life

"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."

  • Nov 26, 1999

Greenbank Farm celebrates the season

"Seasonal music, local crafts, hayrides and Santa grace the holidays at the peoples' farm"

  • Nov 24, 1999

Whidbey Holiday Calendar

Highlights of the island's upcoming Christmas season.

  • Nov 24, 1999

Great Gifts of Whidbey

"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"

  • Nov 24, 1999

Deck the halls with wreaths and trees

Here's where to get your Christmas greenery this season.

  • Nov 24, 1999