Publication: Whidbey News-Times

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With an increasing number of measles cases being r

eported in Washington state, do you consider vaccinating all children a societal obligation?DISCLAIMER: This web poll is informal, not scientific. It reflects opinions of site visitors who voluntarily participate. Results may not represent the opinions ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - 18 hours ago]
First reported Apr 24 2014 - Updated Apr 24 2014 - 1 reports

Nobody injured in drive-by shooting on North Whidbey

The Island County Sheriff's Office is asking the public for any information regarding a drive-by shooting on North Whidbey Tuesday.Undersheriff Kelly Mauck said nobody was injured and the shooter's intention remains unclear."There is no known motive," ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Apr 24 2014]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 1 reports

Union files grievance over cutting of landmark tree in Oak Harbor

Workers examine the remains of the 330-year-old Garry oak that was removed in front of the Oak Harbor Post Office March 23.— image credit: file photoThe secrecy behind the City of Oak Harbor’s decision to cut down the landmark Garry oak tree at the post ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Apr 23 2014]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 1 reports

Taking stock of lakes opener on Whidbey

An angler heads to deeper water on Pass Lake in Deception Pass State Park April 19. Only fly fishing is allowed in the lake and no trout may be retained.— image credit: Ron NewberryI t’s always the big fish that spike the most interest.When Dave Whitmer ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Apr 23 2014]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 1 reports

Island County tweaks pot rules

Island County Planning Director Dave Wechner speaks about “lot line” requirements in the draft regulations governing recreational marijuana businesses.— image credit: Janis Reid / Whidbey News-TimesMarijuana growers and processors will not have to be ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Apr 23 2014]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 1 reports

Oak Harbor School Board adopts new curriculum

During the Oak Harbor School District board meeting last week, the board adopted a new secondary social studies curriculum, which was in the works for months.The biggest change in the curriculum is the replacement of “modern world problems” classes with ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Apr 23 2014]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 1 reports

Westgate Homes finds new locale on Highway 20

Westgate Homes is moving this month to a new location, about a half mile south on State Highway 20.The business, which sells RVs, RV parts and manufactured homes, is downsizing and company leaders wanted to move to a smaller location to make their operation ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Apr 23 2014]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 1 reports

Crescent Harbor students show their smarts during annual Science Fair

River Clark, a fourth grader at Crescent Harbor Elementary fourth grader, gives his presentation about the phases of the moon at the Science Fair.— image credit: Photo by Michelle Beahm/Whidbey News-TimesThe experiments ranged from which paper towel offers ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Apr 23 2014]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 1 reports

Odd Fellows Hall gets fresh coat, thanks to Sherwin-Williams

David Crume, manager of the Sherman-Williams store in Oak Harbor, organized volunteers to paint the Odd Fellows Hall.— image credit: Connie Ross / Whidbey News-TimesThe Independent Order of Odd Fellows Hall in Oak Harbor got a fresh look Saturday.Volunteers ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Apr 23 2014]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 1 reports

Glendale purchase an opportunity too good to pass up | Guest editorial

By JUSTIN BURNETT,Editor of South Whidbey RecordA single person has the power to change the future for us all. About a week ago, that person was Island County Commissioner Jill Johnson.The Oak Harbor Republican reconsidered her earlier position and, in ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Apr 23 2014]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 1 reports

Two Oak Harbor elementary schools receive awards

Two Oak Harbor elementary schools received Washington Academic Achievement Awards for 2013.Broad View Elementary received a High Progress Award and Hillcrest Elementary received a Special Recognition Award for reading and math growth.The High Progress ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Apr 23 2014]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 1 reports

Island County treasurer is struggling with delayed tax supplements

The Island County treasurer told county commissioners this month that the backlog of unprocessed property supplements will take at least another month to complete.“It has created some very difficult situations, which is why I have as many people working ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Apr 23 2014]

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With an increasing number of measles cases being r [Published Whidbey News-Times - 18 hours ago]
Nobody injured in drive-by shooting on North Wh... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Apr 24 2014]
Union files grievance over cutting of landmark ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Apr 23 2014]
Island County tweaks pot rules [Published Whidbey News-Times - Apr 23 2014]
Taking stock of lakes opener on Whidbey [Published Whidbey News-Times - Apr 23 2014]
Glendale purchase an opportunity too good to pa... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Apr 23 2014]
Odd Fellows Hall gets fresh coat, thanks to She... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Apr 23 2014]
Crescent Harbor students show their smarts duri... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Apr 23 2014]
Westgate Homes finds new locale on Highway 20 [Published Whidbey News-Times - Apr 23 2014]
Oak Harbor School Board adopts new curriculum [Published Whidbey News-Times - Apr 23 2014]
The gall and arrogance of group is amazing | Le... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Apr 23 2014]
WEAN celebrates 25th with educational film | Le... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Apr 23 2014]
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