Patricia Guthrie

Task force discusses steps toward affordable housing on Whidbey Island

New government regulations adding to costs

Rent still a contributor to homelessness of South Whidbey

Volunteers for Point in Time count look far and wide to gauge Island homelessness

Whidbey residents make history as part of Womxn’s March on Seattle

They caught the 8 a.m. Clinton ferry, loaded four buses in Mukilteo, rolled out a pink banner in downtown Seattle and made history. Or should… Continue reading

Island County settles Wonn Road beach access lawsuit

In a 2-1 vote Tuesday, the Island County Board of Commissioners chose a King Solomon-style solution to disputed beach territory on the end of Wonn… Continue reading

Pink hats and politics: Islanders join efforts toward women’s national march

Whidbey Island will be well represented next Saturday at the Women’s March in Seattle, one of many “sister” cities holding their own versions of the… Continue reading

Wonn Road dispute may finally end with settlement

A decades-long feud over shoreline property at the end of Wonn Road in Greenbank appears to be heading toward a compromise that will give the… Continue reading

Flu sufferers fill Whidbey Island waiting rooms

Flu is taking its toll on Island County with feverish people packing clinic waiting rooms, health care workers calling in sick and some school nurses… Continue reading

Freeland zoning reduced with growth plan OK

Island County finally has a long-term growth plan for the 9,452 additional people and 2,031 new jobs expected by 2036. Required by the state’s Growth… Continue reading

Island County OK’s $85.7 million budget for 2017

A pilot project to address increasing opioid use in Whidbey and Camano Islands is part of the 2017 $85.7 million budget approved Monday by the… Continue reading