Laura Guido

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

EDC asks for more money

The Economic Development Council for Island County is seeking to re-brand, but it needs more money from Island County to do so. “We have a… Continue reading

Dryer fire extinguished

A swift response by South Whidbey firefighters saved a structure after a dryer caught fire Monday afternoon. South Whidbey Fire/EMS personnel arrived to a building… Continue reading

Haunted Petting Zoo hosted by 4-H club

This month Island County 4-H’s Kool Kritters will morph into Kreepy Kritters. At 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, demonic cats, guinea pig witches and vampire… Continue reading

County begins economic development planning

Having just adopted a major update to the housing element, Island County is now looking to evaluate the next section of its comprehensive plan —… Continue reading

Commissioners adopt updated housing element

The Island County Board of Commissioners has unanimously adopted the housing element of the comprehensive plan, after more than a year of work to update… Continue reading

County questions role in providing kids’ vaccinations

In the midst of county budget discussions, the role of Island County Public Health in delivering vaccinations for students is coming into question. Last year,… Continue reading

Republican Rick Hannold faces Democrat Janet St. Clair.

Commissioner candidates tout leadership styles

Island County commissioner candidate Janet St. Clair said that if elected, she’ll bring a different leadership style of “looking for solutions” and treating “department heads… Continue reading

Republican Rick Hannold faces Democrat Janet St. Clair.
Cheryl Wieldraayer was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer in 2002.

Second opinion leads to second chance

Oct. is Breast cancer Awareness Month

Cheryl Wieldraayer was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer in 2002.

Candidates outline plans, accomplishments

State representative candidates outlined their plans and ideas for education, behavioral health, transportation, senior-specific issues and more Monday morning at a forum hosted by Regency… Continue reading

Autumn flavors: Whidbey offers perfect fall ingredients for your table

A chill is in the air and farmers markets are overflowing with freshly harvested produce. It’s the time of year for warm, comforting food and… Continue reading

3 forums set for next week

The public will have two chances next week to hear local candidates speak at forums hosted by the Whidbey Island League of Women Voters. On… Continue reading

Whidbey Island Grown Week spotlights Maxwelton Valley

Annual tour features farms, produce, wine, spirits

Transit giving groups a lift

The inaugural van in Island Transit’s new RideLink program left the lot Monday afternoon with a group of optimistic staff members from Island Senior Resources.… Continue reading

Training slated at mussel rafts

Penn Cove Shellfish employees will participate in oil spill training Friday near the mussel rafts. The on-the-water exercises will likely include boil booms and other… Continue reading

Questions sought for voter forum

The Clinton Community Council is seeking questions to ask candidates for Island County sheriff, county commissioner and state representative at its forum. The non-partisan event,… Continue reading

Final hearing set for county’s housing element

Barring any major last-minute changes, the Island County Board of Commissioners plans to adopt the county’s housing element of the comprehensive plan after a public… Continue reading