Patricia Guthrie

NAS Whidbey Island economic study draws crowds, criticism

An estimated 150 people turned out for a standing-room-only presentation of a report on the “hidden costs” of the Navy on Whidbey Island Wednesday evening… Continue reading

County seeks Community Health Hero nominations

Do you know an exceptional volunteer in the health field? Perhaps they qualify as a Communuty Health Hero, an annual recognition presented by Island County… Continue reading

County approves $121,960 toward homeless help on South and North Whidbey

Oak Harbor homeless shelter to open April 13

State letter sparks question: public health or Navy

The on-going controversy over Navy jet noise unexpectedly punctuated the ending of a recent three-hour Island County Board of Health meeting that had otherwise been… Continue reading

County launches programs aimed at opiate addicts

Island County recently launched two programs aimed at opioid abuse. A new outreach team that seeks out addicts on their own turf began on Camano… Continue reading

County launches opiate program aimed at Whidbey, Camano addicts

Island County recently launched two programs aimed at opioid abuse. A new outreach team that seeks out addicts on their own turf began on Camano… Continue reading

WhidbeyHealth workers claim ‘hostile’ work environment at hospital

WhidbeyHealth Medical Center employees with the diagnostic imaging department warned health district commissioners last week that patient care could be jeopardized because of a “hostile… Continue reading

WhidbeyHealth Medical Center expansion now 74 percent complete

Private “air-jet” massage tubs for mothers-to-be. Skylights shining above waiting rooms. Patient rooms larger than “apodments” in Seattle, and tiled bathrooms nicer than most motels.… Continue reading

State road projects to be discussed at open house in Coupeville

Informal presentation by WSDOT in Coupeville

Island County offices return to full hours starting March 6

Coupeville campus open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to serve the public

This flu season resulting in more deaths than past years

Three Island County residents have died from influenza during a particularly severe flu season across Washington state. “They were all elderly people with underlying health… Continue reading

Citizens: Don’t punish town for exercising free speech

Valentine’s Day was anything but sweet at an Island County commissioners’ meeting this past Tuesday following comments about a proposed increase in Navy EA-18G Growler… Continue reading

Jet noise won’t be a problem, hospital chief says

Officials with WhidbeyHealth Medical Center should consider how proposed Navy Growler jet flight increases could affect its patients and providers, members of a citizens group… Continue reading

Volunteers needed to help Whidbey Veterans Resource Center

Training offered by South Whidbey group

Looking at ways to bring affordable housing to Whidbey

New government regulations adding to costs

Garbage piling up at solid waste facility, county asks for dumping hiatus

Island residents asked to hold onto their trash for the weekend

Gardner resigns from WhidbeyHealth board

Applicants needed to fill another vacant seat

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