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The vast majority of the public have, at best, a distant relationship with the channels through which their food is produced. Roshel Donwen, Jennifer Jones and Jessica Muzzall are trying to change that, and they’re challenging what the agriculture industry looks like while doing so.
Between now and October, Island County residents and visitors can expect considerable delays when traveling on State Highway 20 south of Coupeville.
A race car, a ladybug, a flower or even a dinosaur — 4-year-old Olivia King knows that the painted rocks she’s looking for can be anything. So, holding her little brother A.J.’s hand in Windjammer Park last Friday, she kept her eyes peeled for the brightly painted stones.
Jenna King has always loved baking, but it wasn’t until she had her second child that King saw her passion as a vehicle to help breastfeeding moms.
Island County Human Services once again hopes to connect local service agencies with government funding.
Members of the Citizens of Ebey's Reserve, or COER, were left disappointed Tuesday afternoon when the Island County Board of Health's monthly meeting was cancelled on short notice. The group previously asked the board to address potential health hazards of noise produced by the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island's EA-18G Growler aircraft training flight at the Outlying Field near Coupeville. The members planned to address their concerns for the third time with the health board.
A stay-at-home mother of two in Oak Harbor, Lilian Charapich turned her love of crocheting into a small business operation in 2014 on Etsy, an online global marketplace that focuses on selling handmade and vintage items.
Island County did not meet the June 30 deadline for completing its 2016 periodic review of the Comprehensive Plan, but planners are moving forward with a phased approach to subsequent updates.
While most government agencies and boards have denied they have authority to act on a local activist group’s concerns with jet noise, members of the Island County Board of Health disagreed on how to respond to the issue on Tuesday afternoon.
For Island County Sheriff Mark Brown and the county commissioners, it simply doesn’t make sense to allow people to shoot off fireworks when dry weather conditions are dangerous enough to permit a burn ban.
As the demand for housing continues to rise, property owners in Island County are seeing big increases in home and land values this year.
Candidates vying for state and county elected positions faced off in two back-to-back League of Women Voters forums last week.
Freeland residents and visitors will soon have a new non-motorized trail to walk, rollerblade or ride their bicycles on.
In a resolution narrowly passed by the Island County Board of Health Wednesday, members of Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve, or COER, who have been the primary proponent of jet noise complaints and the alleged health impacts produced by Navy flight operations on the island, were told that the board will not take action to “protect against the unknown, unquantifiable and unverifiable public health and safety claims” COER has raised.
For a second time, the Island County Commissioners are asking a hearings board to find its conservation regulations in compliance with the state Growth Management Act, or GMA.
“The Weed Cream Guy” was not a title Byron Burns of North Whidbey ever aspired to, but after the army veteran and former fire protection engineer tried a topical cannabis product several years ago for his own back pain, he immediately decided he wanted to make similar products available to the public.
Commissioner weighs in on erroneous assertions that the activist group wants to ban chickens
Cue Peggy Callister, a retired recreational therapist, is the founder of the Handy Dandy Bowling League.
The gift card program is the brainchild of the local nonprofit organization Kids First Island County. It was launched just a month ago.
For Arianna O’Dell, marketing is very much professional problem-solving. And often telling others that she is best at solving problems, the 2008 Oak Harbor High School graduate is making a career, and waves, doing just that.