Riley Rayner, a Clinton resident, holds up a picture of his older brother Dylan. Dylan Rayner died from a heroin overdose in June at the age of 24. - Evan Thompson / The Record

Petitioning for a second chance at life; Family lobbies for anti-overdose heroin drug

  • Oct 19, 2016 at 6:00AM updated Oct 20, 2016 at 9:45AM

If there’s one thing Clinton resident Riley Rayner wanted for his older brother Dylan, it was a second chance at life. He died from an accidental opiate overdose in June while attending college in Oakland.


LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Passing laws isn’t enough

  • Oct 19, 2016 at 4:00PM

Editor, Mixed in the array of initiatives on this year’s ballot is one that deserves the attention and support of Island County voters. Six years ago the U.S. Supreme Court, in its Citizen United decision, formally equated money with political speech, and in so doing, unleashed a torrent of campaign finance contributions that were unprecedented in our nation’s history.


LETTER TO THE EDITOR | First it was Whidbey's showers, now it’s food

  • Oct 19, 2016 at 2:00PM

Editor, First showers, now food. Wasn’t this the type of thing I was just talking about in my last letter? After Clinton’s community meeting last Monday, I have observed the prompt closure of the food machine behind the community hall. If you think taking away access to free food (which is for ALL WHO ARE IN NEED) will drive the junkies out of the community, think again.

Diana Putney: Working to be an example of goodness | HOMETOWN HERO

  • Oct 19, 2016 at 2:00PM

All who have been touched by Diana Putney describe her as humble, sweet, caring and a model of a good person who creates hope in the human race. Angie Pratt says, “My daughter Mya had been in 4-H for six years and was ready to give up on performance, because of various circumstances.

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