Patricia Guthrie

Flu sufferers fill Whidbey Island waiting rooms

Flu is taking its toll on Island County with feverish people packing clinic waiting rooms, health care workers calling in sick and some school nurses… Continue reading

U.S. Rep Rick Larsen seeking comments on Affordable Care Act

Have you benefited from the Affordable Care Act? If so, Second District U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen wants to hear from you. Larsen and other Democratic… Continue reading

Flu sufferers fill Whidbey Island waiting rooms

Flu is taking its toll on Island County with feverish people packing clinic waiting rooms, health care workers calling in sick and some school nurses… Continue reading

Coupeville WhidbeyHealth meeting to address life-and-death decisions

Too many people leave too many painful life and death decisions to someone else, making an already stressful situation worse for family and friends. How… Continue reading

Planners wrestle with toad rules

The tiny western toad continues to trip up Island County planners as they wrestle with how to protect the elusive species. A “best available science… Continue reading

Since 1986, Oak Harbor accountant Kathy Jones has been filing taxes and tirelessly volunteering

Death and taxes are the certainties of life, so goes the old proverb. But longtime Oak Harbor accountant Kathy Jones was raised with a third… Continue reading

Advisory health board appoints new member

Camano resident Janet St. Clair has been named to the Island County Community Health Advisory Board, which prioritizes and makes recommendations to the county’s Board… Continue reading

Oak Harbor sisters turn their passions toward fashion at Organic Bliss salon

Yasmin Garcia’s reason is simple for why she opened a trendy, teen-friendly clothing store and salon called Organic Bliss in Oak Harbor. So she could… Continue reading

Sell, sell, sell! Students learn tricks of the trade

Grand prize winner of this year’s Island County Economic Development Foundation Student Entrepreneur Challenge is “Joy to the Jars,” the organization announced. Oak Harbor High… Continue reading

More islanders on edge of homelessness than previously thought

Island County’s population of people living on the streets or precariously on the edge of homelessness is worse than previously estimated, new data show. Since… Continue reading

Planners predict county growth by 2036

Island County finally has a long-term growth plan for the 9,452 additional people and 2,031 new jobs expected by 2036. Required by the state’s Growth… Continue reading

Sea Mar holding book drive for clients

Sea Mar Behavioral Health Center is holding a holiday book drive for its clients. “For three or four weeks now, we’ve been collecting and saving… Continue reading

NAS Whidbey barracks furniture get second life at Habitat

If you favor sturdy and sensible furniture and college dorm decor, Island County Habitat for Humanity has some deals for you. Make that 2,100 deals.… Continue reading