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County fears budget shortfall of as much as $1.5 million

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:54PM

Confronting what looks to be an ever-darkening economic horizon, Island County commissioners are scrambling for ways to batten the financial hatches without also stripping basic services residents have come to expect.

Langley squeezes budget

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:54PM

Expecting only a tiny increase in revenue from property taxes in 2002, the city of Langley will barely be able to pay for increases in its liability insurance rates, employee salaries and benefits and electricity costs.

Terrorism fear prompts many calls to sheriff

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:54PM

Authorities are interested in one or two men of Middle Eastern descent who obtained information about property surrounding the Whidbey Island Naval Air Station in Oak Harbor.

Port limits tax increase to 1%

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:54PM

With or without Initiative 747, Port of South Whidbey property taxes will likely increase only one percent in 2002.

New hospital rooms offer patients latex-, chemical-free environment

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:54PM

Concerned about a growing number of latex and chemical allergies among its patients and staff, Whidbey General Hospital will increase the number of allergen-free examination, treatment and surgery suites.

Investors sue sewer district

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:54PM

Holmes Harbor developer says he’ll make good on bonds

Heggenes earns his night

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:53PM

For longtime fans of South Whidbey High School football, a familiar face has been missing on the sidelines this year.

Islanders monitor for anthrax

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:53PM

Until anthrax cases start showing up in Washington, state and county health and law enforcement officials are taking a “wait and see” attitude toward people worried about infection.

Oak Harbor seeks passenger ferry

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:53PM

South Whidbey port willing to listen

More calls, less crime

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:53PM

But deputies make a record 2,576 arrests

Children appreciate emergency personnel

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:53PM

Even the youngest students know about terrorism

WEAN, county, argue flowers

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:53PM

Steve Erickson said that he wants Island County officials to “stop beating around the bush” when it comes to protecting locally rare plant species.

At a hearing before the Western Washington Growth Management Hearings Board on Wednesday, Erickson represented the Whidbey Environmental Action Network (WEAN)

Glendale Creek ready for salmon

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:53PM

For the first time in more than 40 years, salmon will be able to swim the entire length of Glendale Creek this fall.

State nixes rate hike for PSE

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:53PM

South Whidbey’s electricty budgets are safe for the rest of this year.

Puget Sound Energy’s hopes of receiving an $84 million cash infusion before the end of the year were squashed last week when the state Utilities and Transportation Commission told the company it will not get an emergency rate increase.

Speakers urge flexibility in scheduling high school day

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:53PM

South Whidbey residents spent 120 minutes talking about 90-minute classes on Monday.

The subject matter was the high school’s day of four, 90-minute periods.

Called to active duty

  • Oct 10, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 12:53PM

Island military reservists respond to nation's need

New Buddhist center to serve as hospice

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:52PM

Citing several disturbing visits he made years ago to European Christian monasteries, Zen master Shodo Harada Roshi said he will establish a hospice for aging Buddhists near Freeland’s One Drop Zen Center.

Indonesian teachers learn ‘talk teaching’

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:52PM

On Wednesday, Ahda and 42 other Indonesian teachers took a step toward breaking that tradition. Hoping to reduce a high student dropout rate in the years between junior high and high school in their country, the teachers visited Langley Middle School as part of a three-month program that will teach them how to get their students more involved — vocally as well as mentally — in their own learning.

Specifically, the Indonesians are studying a teaching method called contextual education, an instruction style which makes connections between school lessons in math, language and art and the use of those subjects on the job, at home, and in other parts of life outside school.

Public asked to discuss 4-period day at SWHS

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:52PM

Comments on the high school’s controversial four-period day will be fielded from the pubic at a South Whidbey School Board meeting

Senior housing development has innovative sewer system

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:52PM

Two weeks ago, a huge, truck-mounted crane started putting together the pieces of a self-contained sewage treatment plant at a Freeland senior housing development

Holmes Harbor asks for refunds, imposes surcharges

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:52PM

As their district starts a long legal fight over $20 million in apparently illegally-sold bonds, the commissioners of the Holmes Harbor Sewer District last week began to chase down $2.1 million of the proceeds from that sale.

Ferry dock rebuild begins next month

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:52PM

In early November, Washington State Ferries will close the north half of the Clinton ferry dock as Manson Construction begins the second phase of the dock’s five-year reconstruction


  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:52PM

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Black plastic blocks keep the island green

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:52PM

Workers with Island Asphalt turned 30,000 square feet of grassland black, but not by laying down pavement. It was more like a huge display of giant black Legos. The interlocking plastic rectangles are called Geoblocks, described in Presto Products literature as a “porous pavement system.”

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