Publication: Whidbey News-Times

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Feed business riding high at new Oak Harbor location

After two years of work and planning, Steve Metcalfe and Suzette Keller’s feed and tack has a storefront in Oak Harbor.Whidbey Farmers Feed and Tack Supply, which used to run out of Metcalfe’s home, opened a location on Oak Harbor Road in August.They ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - 4 hours ago]
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Higher education must be budget priority for Washington state

By Sen. Barbara BaileyAs parents send their kids off to college this fall, many are enjoying something that hasn’t happened in more than 30 years: the first two-year state college-tuition freeze in Washington since 1981.As chair of the Senate Higher Education ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - 4 hours ago]
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Oak Harbor peer tutoring program helping struggling students study

In the North Whidbey Middle School library, Oasean Weaver, left, Erina Horikawa, Emily Black and Deandre Bennett discuss various class assignments they’ve received so far this school year. Horikawa and Black are National Honor Society students visiting ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - 4 hours ago]
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Wondered why Dudley was seated on board | Letter

Editor,“(Mayor Scott) Dudley was largely shut down, however. He moved to hold an executive session to fire or take disciplinary action against acting financial manager Sandra Kuykendall for writing a scathing letter to the editor of the Whidbey News-Times ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - 4 hours ago]
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Understands Navy is important to county | Letter

Editor,I am writing this letter to clear up any misunderstandings regarding my position on the United States Navy, Whidbey Island Naval Air Station and Outlying Field in Coupeville.I very much support all of our armed forces and all that they do to protect ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - 4 hours ago]
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Main Street program offers ray of hope to struggling Oak Harbor downtown | In Our Opinion

Despite misunderstandings following a tense email exchange this week between members of Oak Harbor’s Downtown Merchants Association, there did come encouraging news Tuesday.The city is moving forward in pursuing the Main Street program.While unfortunate, ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - 4 hours ago]
First reported Sep 27 2014 - Updated Sep 27 2014 - 1 reports

Oak Harbor mayor, Island Transit Board spar at tense meeting

The leadership of Island Transit continued down a bumpy road this week.The embattled board of directors held a special meeting Wednesday to discuss the transition after Executive Director Martha Rose quit last Friday.The board formed a subcommittee to ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Sep 27 2014]
First reported Sep 27 2014 - Updated Sep 27 2014 - 1 reports

Registered sex offender accused of reoffending with another Oak Harbor girl

A registered sex offender is accused of victimizing another underage Oak Harbor girl, according to court documents.Prosecutors charged Caleb J. Clark, 20, in Island County Superior Court Sept. 22 with two counts of rape of a child in the third degree ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Sep 27 2014]
First reported Sep 27 2014 - Updated Sep 27 2014 - 1 reports

Coho salmon season off Whidbey disappointing so far for many fishers

Rich Napierala fishes for coho salmon from the beach at Ebey’s Landing in Coupeville Thursday. He is visiting Whidbey Island from upstate New York.— image credit: Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-TimesVisiting from upstate New York, Rich Napierala got ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Sep 27 2014]
First reported Sep 27 2014 - Updated Sep 27 2014 - 1 reports

Glendale beach access saved

Whidbey Island beach access advocates are celebrating this week following the announcement that the beach at Glendale will be reserved for public use.Whidbey Camano Land Trust announced that it is within $240,000 of raising the $1.5 million needed to ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Sep 27 2014]
First reported Sep 27 2014 - Updated Sep 27 2014 - 1 reports

Tour de Whidbey raises more than $50,000

One of the youngest cyclists in the Tour de Whidbey sticks out his tongue as the former chairman of the Whidbey General Hospital’s foundation snaps a photo.— image credit: Photo by Bert SpeirTour de Whidbey was a great success for Whidbey General Hospital’s ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Sep 27 2014]
First reported Sep 24 2014 - Updated Sep 24 2014 - 2 reports

Island County to pay $30,000 for fairground repairs

The county is having to pay $29,338 in electrical repairs for the aging county fairground property. The Island County Fair Association said they have repeatedly warned the county that the buildings are falling into disrepair.— image credit: Photos by ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Sep 24 2014]

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Higher education must be budget priority for Wa... [Published Whidbey News-Times - 4 hours ago]
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Coho salmon season off Whidbey disappointing so... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Sep 27 2014]
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Glendale beach access saved [Published Whidbey News-Times - Sep 27 2014]
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Incompetent circus, pursuit of acclaim | Letter [Published Whidbey News-Times - Sep 27 2014]
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Be accountable for your own decisions | Letter [Published Whidbey News-Times - Sep 27 2014]
Fortunate to have caring responders | Letter [Published Whidbey News-Times - Sep 27 2014]
Washington state set to make smokin’ pot profits [Published Whidbey News-Times - Sep 27 2014]
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Fish and wildlife rules fail to please anyone [Published Whidbey News-Times - Sep 24 2014]
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