Publication: Whidbey News-Times

First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 1 reports

Oak Harbor schools getting new technology

Emma Morgan-Mueller, left, Cami Bristow, middle, and Jenna Flores, members of the National Junior Honor Society, test out the new sound system in their language arts classroom.— image credit: Photo by Michelle Beahm/Whidbey News-TimesWith passage of the ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - 7 hours ago]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Kake tribal members visit Ebey 157 years after death that shook region

Of all the phone calls that come into the Island County Historical Society Museum in Coupeville, there probably will not be another that created the sort of buzz that rattled the front desk three weeks ago.Michael Ferri, a museum volunteer and local history ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Free day at state parks Aug. 25

Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission announced that Monday, Aug. 25 is a “free day” for state parks.Day-use visitors will not need a Discover Pass to visit state parks on that day.State parks on the island are Deception Pass, Joseph Whidbey, ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

Woman leaps into her 81st year

Dorothy Bell nears the ground at the end of her first tandem skydive Saturday on her 81st birthday.— image credit: Photo courtesy of Rebecca ChingDorothy Bell’s recovery from a serious car crash many years ago gave her an adventurous spirit and a greater ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

Former Oak Harbor City Council hopeful goes to jail

A former candidate for Oak Harbor City Council will serve six months in jail for stealing a 100-ounce bar of silver from an elderly family friend, according to court documents.Melvin J. Vance, 49, was charged in May in Island County Superior Court with ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Aug 20 2014]
Entities: J. Vance, Jail, Silver
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

Whidbey parents to be notified of No Child Left Behind failings

Students at Broad View Elementary School in Oak Harbor participate in a talent show last spring. Whidbey Title 1 schools, all of which are elementary schools, are failing under the requirements under the No Child Left Behind Act.— image credit: 2014 File ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

Homeowners did not receive proper forms | Letter

Editor,The disclosure deception lawsuit, which Joe Kunzler dragged in by its heels in his letter about Island Transit, is about home-buyers in the Navy jet flight path who were not given the noise disclosure form required by Island County Code 9.44.0 ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Improving the lives of Alzheimer’s patients

Jean Marchese and other residents of HomePlace gather to listen to uplifting songs for their first afternoon activity Thursday. Danell Broyles said that as long as the singing won’t overstimulate the resident, all are welcome to attend.— image credit: ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 16 2014 - Updated Aug 16 2014 - 1 reports

Public invited to final Whidbey Island Rendezvous

E arl Irish, who goes by the mountain man name of “Scratch,” has been coming to the Central Whidbey event known as the Rendezvous for nearly two decades.He was sad when he learned the event this weekend would be the last one staged on Whidbey soil because ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Aug 16 2014]
First reported Aug 16 2014 - Updated Aug 16 2014 - 1 reports

Over 200 Island County primary ballots rejected

More than 200 ballots were rejected Monday at the Island County Auditor’s office because of late postmarks and other issues.The Canvas Board met Tuesday to review the ballots and what to do with them.“It was a very somber mood in that meeting,” said Elections ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Aug 16 2014]
First reported Aug 16 2014 - Updated Aug 16 2014 - 1 reports

Lonely elk’s appearance a concern for Whidbey resident

Already driving with extra caution after hitting a deer in July, Rita Lemke was traveling slowly to work last week when she spotted a large rack of antlers poking out from behind a bush along the side of the road.Then out it came into full view — a majestic ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Aug 16 2014]
First reported Aug 16 2014 - Updated Aug 16 2014 - 1 reports

Orcas Island man charged with molestation

A man who turned himself into police late last m onth was charged with first-degree child molestation this week, according to documents on file in Island County Superior Court.Michael Walker Hurley Sr., 65, of Orcas Island, allegedly admitted to Oak Harbor ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Aug 16 2014]

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"Today we call on the Navy to re-open the comment and scoping process of their EA-18G Environmental Impact Study so that they can hear concerns and comments from the public about potential basing decisions. Additionally, a timeline for the amended EIS process should be published well in advance, so hard-working people can be certain that they are able to participate."
"Most of them are due to inattention or people in places with not adequate life preserving equipment or wrong kind of boat" Hartt said
..."It only barely passed that yellow at allall right there, only when it was near her, and corrected itself," Price said. "I don't think it even knew what it was doing or even looked in the mirror."
"You really don't know what kind of internal injuries there could have been," Brown said. "He was stable on the hike out. How that all went when they got to Island Hospital (in Anacortes), I don't know."

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Kake tribal members visit Ebey 157 years after ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Aug 21 2014]
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Whidbey parents to be notified of No Child Left... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Aug 20 2014]
Former Oak Harbor City Council hopeful goes to ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Aug 20 2014]
Free day at state parks Aug. 25 [Published Whidbey News-Times - Aug 20 2014]
Homeowners did not receive proper forms | Letter [Published Whidbey News-Times - Aug 20 2014]
Improving the lives of Alzheimer’s patients [Published Whidbey News-Times - Aug 19 2014]
Public invited to final Whidbey Island Rendezvous [Published Whidbey News-Times - Aug 16 2014]
Over 200 Island County primary ballots rejected [Published Whidbey News-Times - Aug 16 2014]
Appreciates show of confidence by voters | Letter [Published Whidbey News-Times - Aug 16 2014]
Swim coach’s job still up in the air [Published Whidbey News-Times - Aug 16 2014]
IT director hasn’t been doing job | Letter [Published Whidbey News-Times - Aug 16 2014]
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Orcas Island man charged with molestation [Published Whidbey News-Times - Aug 16 2014]
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