Laura Guido

New proposal for affordable housing project questioned

Emotions ran high Thursday night at a packed meeting about an affordable housing project planned for Pioneer Way in downtown Oak Harbor. Around 150 people… Continue reading

Workshops set for Freeland development regulations

Members of the public will have the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback about draft Freeland development regulations throughout April and May. The new… Continue reading

County considers housing goals and policies

Planning and community development staff recently presented the draft housing goals and policies to the Island County Board of Commissioners and the planning commission. The… Continue reading

Man accused of providing false name to police

An Oak Harbor man is accused of attempting to steal car keys and giving police a false name to avoid a warrant, according to court… Continue reading

Farm blooming with change

Whidbey Island residents no longer have to drive to Mount Vernon to get an “Instagram-worthy” photo in a colorful field of tulips. In addition to… Continue reading

County weighs joining opioid lawsuit

The Board of Island County Commissioners held a round-table discussion Monday to consider whether to join multi-district litigation against prescription opioid manufacturers. The discussion included… Continue reading

Whale appeared malnourished

Young gray washes up on West Beach

All clear at NAS Whidbey Island after bomb threat

The all clear was set at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island just after 5:40 p.m. Friday after a bomb threat, according to a Navy spokesman.… Continue reading

Principal: knife-wielding 13-year-old student won’t return to North Whidbey Middle School

The resource officer for Oak Harbor Public Schools arrested a student at North Whidbey Middle School the morning of March 30 for displaying a knife… Continue reading

Wright’s fight heads to Thurston County

Wright’s Crossing LLC is continuing its fight against the Board of Island County Commissioners by filing a petition for judicial review in Thurston County Superior… Continue reading

Whidbey Comicon Saturday at Oak Harbor Library

This one’s for the cosplayers, gamers, comic book readers and sci-fi/fantasy enthusiasts. Casual and hardcore fans of “geek culture” alike will have the opportunity to… Continue reading

Drummer sticks to his talent

Kit Mills has come a long way since he started hitting basketballs with drum sticks as a fifth grader in Oak Harbor. He couldn’t afford… Continue reading

WEAN digs into mounds of discarded asphalt

In their effort to address large piles of crushed asphalt in three separate locations, a local environmental group says it is getting the bureaucratic runaround.… Continue reading

Bringing stories to life

Students at Oak Harbor Christian School brought stories to life recently at the school’s literacy fair. Around 80 children from preschool to sixth grade performed… Continue reading

SVC student named to all-Washington Academic Team

Christopher Leyva Vera admits he procrastinated while attending Coupeville High School and that he didn’t feel ready for higher education when he graduated in 2012.… Continue reading

‘Standing in Solidarity’ demonstration happened in Oak Harbor

While thousands of people marched across the nation in “March for Our Lives” demonstrations, a group of Oak Harbor residents decided to “stand in solidarity”… Continue reading

Habitat for Humanity takes reins of Saratoga Community Housing

After witnessing Saratoga Community Housing’s declining effectiveness, Habitat for Humanity of Island County is taking over the agency. “They just didn’t have the staff to… Continue reading

AAUW event benefits girls, women

The American Associa-tion for University Women’s raffle, silent auction, lunch and fashion show marked one of its biggest fundraisers of the year, with all the… Continue reading

Hayes challenger priorities include education, addressing opioid crisis

An Oak Harbor resident is challenging incumbent Rep. Dave Hayes, R-Camano Island, for the state House representative of the 10th district. Dave Paul, vice president… Continue reading

NPS steps up to tackle water contamination

There’s hope yet for decreasing the amount of fecal matter in the water at Ebey’s Landing. A recent report by Island County Public Health showed… Continue reading