Laura Guido

Larsen joins call for Trump impeachment

As of Sunday, all of Washington state’s House Democrats are calling for an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen — who… Continue reading

SUVA can set sail with more passengers

The U.S. Coast Guard has determined Coupeville’s resident schooner is in shipshape and Bristol fashion, enough so that it’s allowing approximately 20 more passengers at… Continue reading

Dry conditions increase fire danger

Dry conditions contributed to two recent fires on Whidbey Island. Around 4:45 p.m. Sunday, South Whidbey Fire/EMS first responders arrived at a structure fire on… Continue reading

Berry picking leads to merry drinking

Whidbey Island’s thorny berry bushes are ripe with possibilities. The sweet fruit can be made into cobbler, jam or turned into a special batch of… Continue reading

Ride the Kraken: ‘Captain’ offers unique tours

If you and a group of people want to get somewhere on the island, Nicholas Konopik says it’s time to get kraken. The Oak Harbor… Continue reading

County moves to collect state money for housing

Island County is taking steps to use a new state program to help fund affordable housing. In early August, the county commissioners are expected to… Continue reading

Commissioner asks EDC to response to AG’s Navy lawsuit

A county commissioner Wednesday urged the Economic Development Council of Island County to respond to the state attorney general’s recent lawsuit against the Navy. The… Continue reading

Coupeville’s new filtration system starts pumping

The product leaving the Coupeville water treatment plant is now the purest it’s ever been. And within about a month, people might start tasting the… Continue reading

Living the dream: Family to get new Habitat for Humanity home

It was Alli Gann’s childhood goal to move to Whidbey Island. But about a month after her family actually did so, it started to seem… Continue reading

Nonprofit Life Flight opening base on Whidbey

Emergency transportation will soon be more immediate on Whidbey Island. Life Flight Network is opening a new base at WhidbeyHealth Medical Center. The ambulance service… Continue reading

A place of hope: Local nonprofit’s sober house helps give men a new start

Seven formerly homeless men recently sat in the living room of a North Whidbey house and discussed their new beginnings. Leading the discussion was Jonathan… Continue reading

A whale of a friend: Gov. Jay Inslee praises efforts to save marine creatures, add viewing site on Whidbey Island

Presidential hopeful Gov. Jay Inslee brought his message to save the whales to Whidbey Island Wednesday. The 2020 Democratic candidate didn’t spot any orcas or… Continue reading

County awards land preservation grants

Island County commissioners last week awarded grants to two projects that will protect open space and expand walking trail systems in North and Central Whidbey.… Continue reading

Report shows WhidbeyHealth still short on cash

A persistent decline in inpatient visits is contributing to low cash reserves for the island hospital district. WhidbeyHealth Controller Jennifer Reed told board commissioners Monday… Continue reading

Professor to discuss study of island’s elusive river otters

Whidbey Island is considered a special place by many, and that goes for a particularly cute marine mammal as well. After plans for another site… Continue reading

State AG discusses opioids, Trump at Rotary of Oak Harbor

The state’s top lawyer discussed opioids and his actions against the Trump Administration during his visit with the Rotary Club of Oak Harbor last week.… Continue reading

Hearing examiner gives nod to low-income housing

A controversial downtown project proposal won an approval recommendation from city staff and the hearing examiner. However, the 51-unit affordable housing development with retail space… Continue reading

Retiring Oak Harbor school district teacher earns top honor

Lynn Goebel has been an educator for more than three decades, but that doesn’t mean she’s ever stopped being a student. “She’s truly a lifelong… Continue reading

New Leaf employee helps keep base looking good

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Hospital chief outlines district woes, goals

WhidbeyHealth CEO Ron Telles admits the hospital district is facing financial and morale problems and says he’s working to fix those issues. During a Council… Continue reading