Laura Guido

Suicide prevention month: Groups work to address ‘public health emergency’

Local groups are working to show that deaths by suicide are preventable. Although the efforts continue year-round, September is national suicide prevention month, and the… Continue reading

 

Island County plan aspires to end homelessness

Local leaders and residents have been discussing the issue of homelessness for years, but soon Island County will have a plan to end it. The… Continue reading

 

Guide offers tips for ‘Hiking Close to Home

Washington state is known for its flannel-wearing, IPA-drinking, nature-loving residents, and Whidbey Island happens to be a haven for all of those activities. Freeland resident… Continue reading

 

Navy man dies in seventh motorcycle crash on Whidbey since May

A 24-year-old sailor was killed in a collision Saturday afternoon on Ault Field Road. The incident was the seventh motorcycle accident on Whidbey Island since… Continue reading

Shaquille Walker, youth advocate at Ryan’s House for Youth, helps clean the kitchen at the drop-in center.

Ryan’s House celebrates 10 years of helping youth

Youth homelessness might be a hidden problem in Island County, but there’s one organization that’s continued to seek it out and offer support for the… Continue reading

Shaquille Walker, youth advocate at Ryan’s House for Youth, helps clean the kitchen at the drop-in center.

WhidbeyHealth town hall meeting slated

WhidbeyHealth officials are heading to South Whidbey as part of an ongoing effort to increase public trust in the institution. CEO Ron Telles and Hospital… Continue reading

Democrat announces run for District 2 commissioner seat

A self-described “lawn guy” is vying for a seat on the Board of Island County Commissioners in the 2020 election. Democrat Christopher Reed is running… Continue reading

County officials discuss ways to obtain state affordable housing funds

Local leaders are grappling with how to utilize complicated new state legislation to bring in money for affordable housing. Faith Pettis, a partner at Seattle-based… Continue reading

Passenger injured in Aug. 17 crash dies | Corrected

An Edmonds man injured in an Aug. 17 South Whidbey traffic accident has died. The King County medical examiner pronounced Gary Hughes, 71, had died… Continue reading

Two candidates jump into 2020 Island County commissioner race

The affordable housing crisis is central to the campaigns of the two candidates for Island County commissioner. Former Island County planner Nathan Howard and private… Continue reading

Coupeville restricts short-term rentals

Coupeville is adding stricter regulations on short-term rentals as a way to address the lack of housing and to preserve “social character” of its neighborhoods.… Continue reading

WSU’s remote classes on Whidbey get first students

Higher education is now a little more within reach for some on Whidbey Island. After more than two years of having the capability to do… Continue reading

Demonstration at Tilth Market shows how to eat to save the world

PJ Beaven is hoping to instill a little hope for those whose hearts are breaking at the news of the Amazon rainforest fires. And while… Continue reading

Some use county trail plan to trespass

In sharing its goals and intentions for public trails, Island County is confronted with some unintended consequences. During a work session last Wednesday, Commissioner Helen… Continue reading

Four children injured in crash

A driver’s failure to stop at a stop sign resulted in a two-car collision Friday afternoon on Cultus Bay Road on South Whidbey. Four children… Continue reading

Commissioners consider Clinton-to-Ken’s Korner paved trail once again

In 2018, county returned grant funding for project

State Parks recognizes two Fort Casey volunteers

Among a statewide volunteer force that’s nearly 10,000 members strong, one Central Whidbey state park boasts two of the best. Washington State Parks recently presented… Continue reading

Three people seriously injured in head-on collision Saturday

Two people were airlifted and another seriously injured in a head-on collision on State Highway 525 Saturday night. Around 6:40 p.m., a Jeep Wrangler driven… Continue reading

Commissioners sign contract to build mental health crisis center

Whidbey Island is a step closer to having its first facility for helping its most vulnerable citizens without taking them to the emergency room or… Continue reading

Port of South Whidbey agrees to join Creative District effort

Langley is inching closer to becoming certifiably creative. Eight organizations have come together to form the organization Langley Creates and eventually submit an application to… Continue reading