Publication: Whidbey News-Times

First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 35 mins ago - 1 reports

Pace of hiring quickens statewide

OLYMPIA – A small improvement in the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate began in February and was matched in March, according to revised and preliminary estimates by economists with the state’s Employment Security Department.Earlier this year, ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - 21 hours ago]
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 1 reports

State's individual health insurance market expands

The individual health insurance market has grown to more than 324,900 people in Washington state, according to updated enrollment information reported by health insurers to the Office of the Insurance Commissioner this week.This number includes 178,981 ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - 14 hours ago]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated 20 hours ago - 1 reports

County reverses Glendale beach access decision

County commissioners decided to move forward with a grant application to buy beach property on South Whidbey.— image credit: Photo by Justin Burnett / Whidbey News GroupReversing a decision made last month, Island County commissioners moved forward Monday ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Apr 16 2014]
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 21 hours ago - 1 reports

Man and his trusty dog sniffing out pests

Robert Coleman and his dog, Reinna, started Absolute Pest Control in February, offering full-service pest control.— image credit: Photo providedComing home to bugs or rodents in your home is never fun, to say the least.The Island County Health Department ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - 21 hours ago]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Sometimes it takes a tragedy to make progress | Guest Column

Sometimes it takes a calamity to move anything through Congress.In the case of the Green Mountain Lookout, it took a tragedy for federal lawmakers to keep an iconic structure exactly where it is.A bill sent to President Barack Obama last week will preserve ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Leaders celebrate reading champs

Students Jermaine Denmon, John Tryon, Ally Bailey, Jillian Knoll, Antonia Prosser and Brianna Moore inspect their prizes.— image credit: Michelle Beahm/Whidbey News-TimesThird graders at Oak Harbor Elementary school gathered in the multi-purpose room ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Oak Harbor robotics team heads to nationals

A team of students at Oak Harbor High School has a shot at becoming world-champion robot designers.For the first time since Whidbey Island Wildcat Robotics team was formed six years ago, they are going to the FIRST Robotics world championship competition ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Driver's horn made a 'fart sound' when he passed other cars | Island Scanner

OAK HARBOR POLICEThe following items were selected from reports made to the Oak Harbor Police Department:Tuesday, April 8At 11:52 a.m., a Southwest Downfield Way resident reported that a framer fell off the back of the house.At 8:45 p.m., a caller reported ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 2 reports

Successful marathon showcases Whidbey as a travel destination | Publisher's Column

Congratulations to the City of Oak Harbor on a marathon well done.The 13th annual event drew more than 3,000 people to run along Whidbey Island’s scenic roads. And with many of those 3,000 participants came family and friends to cheer them on.That’s a ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 2 reports

'Pinocchio' seems a more fitting story | Letters

Editor,A recent letter to the editor from Michael Monson, president of the anti-Navy group, stated people were crying “Chicken Little” because of the belief the base would close if the Coupeville group was successful in preventing the Growlers from flying ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Whidbey Island Vinters Association to include distillers

Members of the Whidbey Island Vintners Association have unanimously agreed to include local distillers in the group, and will now be known as the Whidbey Island Vintners and Distillers Association.The “Wine Tour” and “Wine Trail” signs seen on the island ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Apr 16 2014]
Entities: Distillation, Winemaker
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Office Max says it's not leaving

Oak Harbor city officials are scratching their heads about the future of the Office Max store visible from State Highway 20.Koetje Road LLC, the company that owns the Office Max property, submitted an application to the city’s Development Services Department ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Apr 16 2014]

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State's individual health insurance market expands [Published Whidbey News-Times - 14 hours ago]
Man and his trusty dog sniffing out pests [Published Whidbey News-Times - 21 hours ago]
Pace of hiring quickens statewide [Published Whidbey News-Times - 21 hours ago]
Sometimes it takes a tragedy to make progress |... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Apr 16 2014]
Driver's horn made a 'fart sound' when he passe... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Apr 16 2014]
Oak Harbor robotics team heads to nationals [Published Whidbey News-Times - Apr 16 2014]
Leaders celebrate reading champs [Published Whidbey News-Times - Apr 16 2014]
'Pinocchio' seems a more fitting story | Letters [Published Whidbey News-Times - Apr 16 2014]
Green Guide is a helpful gift to Whidbey Island... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Apr 16 2014]
Very proud of church's lunch ministry team | Le... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Apr 16 2014]
Oak Harbor adopts sister city Libungan, Philipp... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Apr 16 2014]
Office Max says it's not leaving [Published Whidbey News-Times - Apr 16 2014]
Whidbey Island Vinters Association to include d... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Apr 16 2014]
County reverses Glendale beach access decision [Published Whidbey News-Times - Apr 16 2014]
Successful marathon showcases Whidbey as a trav... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Apr 16 2014]
Award-winning Oak Harbor brewer takes home the ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Apr 16 2014]
Believes COER is trying to close NAS Whidbey | ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Apr 16 2014]
Whidbey Island Marathon draws more than 3,000 r... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Apr 16 2014]
Squadron returning to NAS Whidbey this week [Published Whidbey News-Times - Apr 16 2014]
County looking to fill vacancy on Solid Waste p... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Apr 16 2014]
COER takes jet noise concerns to Washington D.C. [Published Whidbey News-Times - Apr 16 2014]
School board president hands over reins [Published Whidbey News-Times - Apr 16 2014]
Governor orders flags lowered in honor of Oso l... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Apr 15 2014]
Confidential info left on surplussed state comp... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Apr 14 2014]
Deadline today for chamber forum [Published Whidbey News-Times - Apr 14 2014]
Men’s Chorus was a great success | Letter [Published Whidbey News-Times - Apr 12 2014]
Island responds to a growing need for food [Published Whidbey News-Times - Apr 12 2014]
Mountain brings back memories of father’s gift ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Apr 12 2014]
Vaccination is not a cause of autism | Letter [Published Whidbey News-Times - Apr 12 2014]
Don’t be a Chicken Little over jet noise | Letter [Published Whidbey News-Times - Apr 12 2014]
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