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Whidbey General Hospital honors staff during National Nurses Week

  • May 9, 2013 at 2:30PM

National Nurses Week is celebrated annually from May 6 through May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. This year’s theme is Delivering Quality and Innovation in Patient Care. There are 200 nurses, certified nursing assistants, emergency department technicians and Health Unit Coordinators at Whidbey General.

Whidbey's Biz Expo changes name, expands focus

  • May 14, 2013 at 10:00AM

An annual event showcasing the businesses operating on Whidbey Island is changing its name and expanding its focus. The Biz Expo, which takes place in the fall and organized by the Island County Economic Development Council, will now be known as the “Explore Whidbey: Business and Home Show.”

Mass extinction shows Mother Nature’s ferocity | Rock Doc

  • May 13, 2013 at 2:00PM

As any child can tell you, the Mesozoic Era ends with the extinction of the dinosaurs. Most geologists think the cause of that extinction was the impact of an enormous meteorite that hit the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. As the theory goes, the impact was so large it led to global changes in the composition of the atmosphere. Smoke and dust raised by the collision blocked the sun’s light for a time, making temperatures drop and plants die off. Many species of both plants and animals didn’t live through the crisis, as parts of the food web simply fell apart.

Whidbey newspaper delivery vital to process | Letters

  • May 12, 2013 at 9:00AM

Editor, I wanted to take this opportunity to talk about people who you, as readers, rarely see or even come in contact with. But they are every bit as important to the production of this newspaper as anyone. Those are your newspaper delivery people. Often, they are a blur in the night. Delivering your paper while you sleep. Delivering in all kinds of weather and the occasional deer crossing the road.

The Whidbey Examiner was wrong to run cartoon | Letters

  • May 11, 2013 at 9:00AM

I wish to express my outrage at the Arlene’s Flowers political cartoon illustrated by Milt Priggee of Oak Harbor in last week’s Whidbey Examiner. Mr. Priggee depicted Jesus as an evil horned thug. I have noticed that, more and more, it is seemingly becoming acceptable to mock Jesus Christ. Sadly, it is somewhat expected to come from the main-stream media these days. Not only is it despicable and insulting when this is done in the larger publications, but when it happens right here in our small-town community and approved by our local newspaper editors and their publisher, well what gives?

The Whidbey Examiner opinion page is open to all points of view | Editorial

  • May 11, 2013 at 9:00AM

Everyone has an opinion. I may not agree with your opinion and you may not agree with mine, but that’s what makes this society so great. We can have a healthy debate on a topic and agree to disagree.

Well-armed women start blossoming on Central Whidbey

  • May 10, 2013 at 10:00AM

Three gun enthusiasts are forming a group on Central Whidbey Island to provide a supportive, encouraging environment for women interested in learning every aspect of shooting. The Well Armed Woman Whidbey Island Chapter is looking for members. The group is holding its first meeting and shoots 2-4 p.m., on Mothers Day, Sunday, May 12 at the Central Whidbey Sportsman’s Association located at 973 Safari Lane near Outlying Field.

Committee to discuss next Coupeville School District budget

  • May 12, 2013 at 10:00AM

An eight-member budget committee formed to examine the upcoming budget for the Coupeville School District. They will hold a public meeting at the end of the month to discuss the pending budget. School officials don’t have a dollar amount yet for next year’s budget. They are waiting for information from the state Legislature. They aren’t expecting many changes from the previous year’s budget.

Filing week opens Monday for Island County elected positions

  • May 11, 2013 at 10:00AM

People interested in serving in elected office have to file their candidacy next week with the Island County Auditor’s Office in order to get on the ballot. Local offices will highlight the November general election in 2013. The Coupeville Town Council, the Coupeville School Board, Port of Coupeville, Whidbey General Hospital and the all of the junior taxing districts will have seats up for election this year. Many of those entities have more than one seat up for election.

Wolves take part in district prelims | Track

  • May 9, 2013 at 11:22AM

Madison Tisa-McPhee recorded the fastest qualifying time in the 100-meter hurdles to lead the efforts of the Coupeville High School track team at the district preliminaries Wednesday, May 8, at Lynden Christian High School.

Coupeville bats cool off | Softball

  • May 9, 2013 at 9:25AM

Hot one day and cold the next. Coming off a 20-hit performance last Friday, the Coupeville High School softball team could manage only two in an 8-0 loss to visiting Granite Falls Tuesday, May 7.

Help postal carriers “Stamp Out Hunger

  • May 7, 2013 at 11:00AM updated at 10:38PM

Whidbey Island Post Offices will be sponsoring its “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive Saturday, May 11. Residents are encouraged to leave donations of non-perishable food in their mailboxes by 8 a.m. Saturday. Mail carriers will pick up the donation and return it to your local food bank. P.O. box customers can drop their donations in collection bins placed at their local post office.

Team effort lifts Wolves to win | Softball

  • May 6, 2013 at 10:00AM updated May 7, 2013 at 7:52AM

After dropping the first game of the double header 11-2, everyone got involved in Coupeville's 17-8 win in the second game against Archbishop Murphy Friday, May 3, in Everett.

Horse power: Farm tries new tool

  • May 5, 2013 at 9:00AM

The pastoral landscape of Whidbey Island was the scene Wednesday of something that hadn’t been seen for years. Rather than the tractors that dot the landscape of rural Whidbey Island, one man was using two fairly large horses to do some similar work.

Liquor stores struggle with privatization

  • May 3, 2013 at 3:22PM

Nearly a year after a voter approved ballot initiative allowed liquor to be sold in large retail stores, the former state-owned and contract liquor stores on Whidbey are struggling. The liquor store in Oak Harbor closed in late 2012 while contract liquor stores in Coupeville and Freeland saw sales plummet by more than half since privatization went into affect.

Port extends management lease

  • May 5, 2013 at 9:00AM

The commissioners for the Port of Coupeville will provide some legal cover Wednesday for the Greenbank Farm Management Group. The elected board of commissioners will extend the lease the port has with the private organization for the commercial properties at the publicly owned farm until June 3, 2015.

Port critic demands commissioners repay legal fees

  • May 6, 2013 at 9:00AM

In the latest chapter of a squabble that has lasted for several months, a Greenbank resident is asking that commissioners for the Port of Coupeville repay legal costs associated with an incident that took place in February.

Opinion: Bailey bill a step back for society

  • May 5, 2013 at 9:00AM

Last November, Sen. Barbara Bailey (R-Oak Harbor) was elected to Washington Senate District 10, representing all of Island and parts of Snohomish and Skagit counties. She carried a hair under 53 percent of the vote while ousting long-time Democratic Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen. In that same election, Referendum 74 regarding same-sex marriage was approved in Island County by a hair under 53 percent of the vote.

Blankenship leaving is a loss to the port

  • May 5, 2013 at 9:00AM

Editor, We’ve lost a naturally gifted leader. I was so sorry to see the resignation of Laura Blankenship from the Port. And for there to be a subtle insinuation of negative motives shows only that you don’t really know Laura.

Letter: Port commissioners should repay funds

  • May 4, 2013 at 9:00AM

Editor, Port of Coupeville commissioners Marshall Bronson and Benye Weber should repay the public funds spent and wasted as a result of the false statements they made at the port’s Feb. 13 public meeting.

Opinion: Power outage a reminder for preparedness

  • May 4, 2013 at 9:00AM

Remember when power outages used to be fun? As a child I got so excited when the power went out. It meant sitting by candlelight, playing games as a family and warming soup on the wood stove.

Cousins spending their ‘best’ year together

  • May 4, 2013 at 9:00AM

Two 18-year-old cousins are living their long-held dream of spending their senior year together and graduating from Coupeville High School.

Lions to raise funds for sight foundation

  • May 3, 2013 at 3:25PM

Members of the Coupeville Lions Club are gathering at Prairie Center-Red Apple, Whidbey Island Bank and the Coupeville Ferry dock to raise funds as part of the annual Lions White Cane Days May 1-5.

Lions blood drive slated for May 16

  • May 4, 2013 at 9:00AM

Coupeville Lions Club is sponsoring a blood drive 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 16 at the Coupeville United Methodist Church, 608 N. Main St.

Donations accepted for Coupeville Lions' garage sale

  • May 3, 2013 at 3:23PM

Volunteers for the Coupeville Lions Club are busy accepting donations needed for their annual Garage Sale that takes place in late June at Coupeville Elementary School at the corner of South Main Street and State Highway 20.

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