Publication: Whidbey News-Times

First reported Aug 30 2014 - Updated Aug 30 2014 - 1 reports

New van gives Boys & Girls Club flexibility

The silver lining to an auction benefitting the Boys & Girls Club of Oak Harbor last March has arrived in time for the start of the school year.The acquisition of a silver 2013 12-passenger Ford van for about $25,000 gives the Boys & Girls Club a second ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Aug 30 2014]
First reported Aug 30 2014 - Updated Aug 30 2014 - 1 reports

Former Whidbey man arrested for bank heists

A still image from a surveillance video alleged shows Michael Hardesty as he was robbing a bank. The FBI nicknamed Hardesty, a former Whidbey resident, as the “Alabama Band Bandit.”— image credit: Surveillance photo providedA former Whidbey Island resident ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Aug 30 2014]
First reported Aug 30 2014 - Updated Aug 30 2014 - 1 reports

‘Langley Lift’ design goes up for public comment

Citizens are being asked to comment on the “Langley Lift.”— image credit: Artistic rendering providedRenderings of a bridge and elevator give a glimpse at what Cascade Avenue in Langley may look like.The city’s Community Planning department published ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Aug 30 2014]
First reported Aug 30 2014 - Updated Aug 30 2014 - 1 reports

Whidbey pot grower claims he’s developed beneficial strain

North Whidbey resident Mathew Gordon smokes some “Old Toby,” a strain of medical marijuana he developed over the last decade.— image credit: Photo by Jessie Stensland/Whidbey News-TimesMathew Gordon experimented on himself to perfect what he claims is ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Aug 30 2014]
First reported Aug 30 2014 - Updated Aug 30 2014 - 1 reports

Recount confirms Grone moving on to general election

Former chief deputy treasurer Wanda Grone will face her former boss during November’s general election after a close primary.After the results of a state-mandated recount were released Tuesday, Grone inched out Escrow Manager Christa Canell by a mere ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Aug 30 2014]
First reported Aug 30 2014 - Updated Aug 30 2014 - 1 reports

Call candidate after 9, see how she likes it | Letter

Editor,Tuesday night, just before 9 p.m., I received an unwanted “robo call.”This intrusive call was touting the qualities of Karla Jacks, a candidate for Island County commissioner.The caller ID from this call was listed as coming from a Terri L. Vedder, ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Aug 30 2014]
First reported Aug 30 2014 - Updated Aug 30 2014 - 1 reports

Oak Harbor schools switch to trimesters

In the past, elementary students in Oak Harbor were graded on a quarterly basis, but starting this year, the schools will be switching to trimesters.“Quite honestly, it’s a more common model,” said Oak Harbor Schools Superintendent Lance Gibbon.District ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Aug 30 2014]
First reported Aug 30 2014 - Updated Aug 30 2014 - 1 reports

Flag flies once again over courthouse

New Island County Facilities Director Larry Van Horn had staff restore an historic, 65-foot flagpole that had fallen into disrepair. The flagpole, which stands in front of the Courthouse Administration Building in Coupeville, is dedicated to former county ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Aug 30 2014]
First reported Aug 30 2014 - Updated Aug 30 2014 - 1 reports

Dogs’ barking worse than any jet’s roar | Letter

Editor,I would prefer to listen to our Navy jets than dogs barking.This is a reminder to dog owners in the city of Oak Harbor that school nights and work nights are quiet time.Please have the common sense and respect to control and stop your dogs from ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Aug 30 2014]
Entities: Owner
First reported Aug 30 2014 - Updated Aug 30 2014 - 1 reports

Businesses have a right to make money | Letter

Editor,I read Mr. Schoening’s letter to the editor regarding Burger King and had a question — “What would you do about it then? Erect a big fence and force the companies to pay the taxes or else?”The United States has the highest corporate tax rate in ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Aug 30 2014]
First reported Aug 30 2014 - Updated Aug 30 2014 - 1 reports

Signal project to improve traffic on Highway 20

The busy intersection of State Highway 20 and Barriangton Drive is one of those that the state plans to integrate as part of a traffic project in Oak Harbor.— image credit: Photo by Michelle Beahm / Whidbey News-TimesA state Department of Transportation ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Aug 30 2014]
First reported Aug 30 2014 - Updated Aug 30 2014 - 1 reports

Applauds district for its OSPI test scores | Letter

Editor,Congratulations to the Oak Harbor School District and Board — the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction test scores for the 2013-14 year improved in nearly every category.Although test scores are not the only measure of student success, ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Aug 30 2014]
Entities: Scott Gray

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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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Recount confirms Grone moving on to general ele... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Aug 30 2014]
Flag flies once again over courthouse [Published Whidbey News-Times - Aug 30 2014]
Call candidate after 9, see how she likes it | ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Aug 30 2014]
Former Whidbey man arrested for bank heists [Published Whidbey News-Times - Aug 30 2014]
Oak Harbor schools switch to trimesters [Published Whidbey News-Times - Aug 30 2014]
Dogs’ barking worse than any jet’s roar | Letter [Published Whidbey News-Times - Aug 30 2014]
Applauds district for its OSPI test scores | Le... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Aug 30 2014]
You can love Obama, not everyone does | Letter [Published Whidbey News-Times - Aug 30 2014]
Believes in God, but not as a school topic | Le... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Aug 30 2014]
Businesses have a right to make money | Letter [Published Whidbey News-Times - Aug 30 2014]
New van gives Boys & Girls Club flexibility [Published Whidbey News-Times - Aug 30 2014]
Signal project to improve traffic on Highway 20 [Published Whidbey News-Times - Aug 30 2014]
Island Scanner | Dog barks three days in a row [Published Whidbey News-Times - Aug 30 2014]
‘Langley Lift’ design goes up for public comment [Published Whidbey News-Times - Aug 30 2014]
Langley backing fairground work [Published Whidbey News-Times - Aug 30 2014]
OLF flight operations scheduled Sept. 2-4 [Published Whidbey News-Times - Aug 28 2014]
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Real estate sales on Whidbey continuing to rebound [Published Whidbey News-Times - Aug 27 2014]
What country does Kunzler live in? | Letter [Published Whidbey News-Times - Aug 27 2014]
Editor, be selective in what you publish | Letter [Published Whidbey News-Times - Aug 27 2014]
WNT editorial left out one important point | Le... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Aug 27 2014]
Pray future leadership is better than Obama | L... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Aug 27 2014]
Island County commissioners split over extended... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Aug 27 2014]
Giving credit where credit is deserved | Letter [Published Whidbey News-Times - Aug 27 2014]
Strongly urge against Burger King move | Letter [Published Whidbey News-Times - Aug 27 2014]
School fees now payable online [Published Whidbey News-Times - Aug 27 2014]
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