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Halloween brings good times for kids

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:55PM

Even though weather forecasters are predicting rain tonight, no one should let a little dampness ruin an otherwise “boo-tiful” Halloween evening.

County officials see budget cuts if I-747 passes

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:55PM

Concern, not panic, appears to be the attitude of Island County’s elected officials and public servants as they brace for funding cuts that would come with the passage of Initiative 747 in next Tuesday’s election.

Parks budget readied

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:55PM

Though it will spend at least $30,000 more to pay a beefed-up full time staff, commissioners in the South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District plan to slash some badly needed items out of their 2002 budget as they try to spend little more than they did this year.

State again rejects PSE rate increase

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:55PM

After trying a second time to convince state officials to give their company a rate increase, Puget Sound Energy executives walked away from the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission empty-handed Wednesday.

Fire district candidates support volunteers

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:55PM

Paid firefighters open for debate

Saying goodbye to a great community

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:55PM

I let the news leak out weeks ago that I was going to the Whidbey News-Times in Oak Harbor. I wanted the give North Whidbey residents time to organize a protest or erect a road block in Greenbank.

Teachers, board to discuss health care

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:54PM

The school board on Monday night agreed to new contract negotiations with teachers to discuss the issue of rising health insurance costs.

Autumn propane prices low

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:54PM

Donna Fremming and some of her neighbors in Scatchet Head have a very warm feeling about the propane stored in the tanks outside their homes.

Police seek suspects in crime spree

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:54PM

An all-night crime spree that started with two burglaries at First Street businesses and ended with a suspected burglar trying the locks on two occupied homes has the Langley Police Department looking for one or more bold criminals.

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.

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