Laura Guido

Making art to make a difference

Gerber, Hudson continue their seasonal fundraising tradition


Tiny home project has big need

An idea for a tiny-house development is starting with a regular-sized home. A South Whidbey nonprofit organization recently purchased a residence on Camano Avenue in… Continue reading


$5 million for facilities projects in county budget

On Monday, Island County commissioners unanimously approved the 2019 budget, which included funding for two large facility projects and staff wage increases. The budget totals… Continue reading


County plan considers roundabouts, delays trail

Several safety projects are on the list

New partnership provides toys for tots

Few happy stories start with the opening of a bill. But that’s exactly what happened one day in early November to Tom Keltner, South Whidbey… Continue reading

County housing market feeling squeezed

Island County’s affordable housing crisis is worsened by a “squeezing effect” happening throughout the state, according to a recent study. The North Puget Sound Association… Continue reading

Accusations fly at hearing on county event regulations

One of the final public hearings on an overhaul of rural event regulations in the county became increasingly personal Monday night. Conversations is support and… Continue reading

Scammers using ballot signature issue in ruse

Voters who had an issue with the signature on their ballots should be wary of individuals asking for personal information to rectify the problem, according… Continue reading

Fundraiser helping homeless is Nov. 18

The Whidbey Homeless Coalition is in the midst of one of its largest fundraisers to keep its shelters open. The Hearts for the Homeless campaign… Continue reading

House race still close

It’s still too close to call a winner in one of the races for 10th District state representative. The latest election results show Dave Paul… Continue reading

Slow and steady wins the race

Sloth Army teaches that anyone can become active

Man injured in RV fire

Ben Wooldridge in serious condition at Harborview

Health insurance sign-up help set

Nov. 1 marked the beginning of the enrollment period for insurance through the Affordable Care Act, and four Whidbey Island volunteers are trying to make… Continue reading

Ballots missing for some voters

As election day nears, some Island County residents are concerned that they still haven’t received their ballots. Last Monday, the U.S. Postal Service alerted the… Continue reading

Deception Pass Bridge phone to boost safety

Yvette Fletcher already took a significant step to increase safety at Deception Pass Bridge. Now she just wants people to be able to find it.… Continue reading

Events code seeks balance

Sound and access remain the most contentious topics in the most recent draft of rural event regulations in the county. Staff presented Monday the Island… Continue reading

Outside money pours in, but most contributors are local

Outside interests have poured money into local elections this year, but the majority of campaign contributions still come from the candidates’ constituency, data from the… Continue reading

Candle damages Clinton home

A Clinton home was saved Monday from destruction after a resident arrived to find his house in smoke, according to South Whidbey Fire/EMS Deputy Chief… Continue reading

Proclamation aims to build understanding of dwarfism

Lolly Titherington knows how frustrating it is being unable to reach the sink to wash her hands or not be able to see the keyboard… Continue reading

Commissioners weigh in on military compatibility plan

As the state tries to create planning guidelines for development near military installations, Island County commissioners want to ensure land use decisions remain under local… Continue reading