Jessie Stensland

Man accused of domestic violence

A man with a history of domestic violence is accused of bashing a woman’s head against the corner of a cabinet in an Oak Harbor… Continue reading


Man accused of stealing, leading police chase

A man is accused of stealing a TV from Walmart and leading police on a high-speed chase before crashing and running away, according to court… Continue reading


Hospital settles age discrimination lawsuit for $1.5 million

WhidbeyHealth recently settled an age discrimination lawsuit for $1.5 million and a related public records violation lawsuit for $38,000. WhidbeyHealth officials did not admit any… Continue reading


City council condemns state’s attorney general for Growler lawsuit

The Oak Harbor City Council is officially disappointed in the state attorney general. Members of the council passed a resolution Wednesday condemning state Attorney General… Continue reading

Mural project turning bare walls into lively art | Corrected

A young man with a paint brush and cans of spray paint spent Saturday turning the side of a building into a medley of images… Continue reading

New grocery store, pizza joint planned for Oak Harbor

A new shopping center being constructed on the south end of Oak Harbor will bring another grocery store, pizza place and Starbucks drive-through to the… Continue reading

Pagans to show their pride in Coupeville

A group will be adding a little pagan spirit to this year’s Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival. Whidbey Witches, Heathens, Druids & Pagans is holding… Continue reading

Gun brandished near fabric store | Island Scanner

The following calls were made to the Island County Sheriff’s Department. Monday, July 22 At 12:04 p.m., a Hazzle Court resident reported that a dog… Continue reading

Superior Court judge allows jail inmate to be involuntarily medicated

A judge in Island County Superior Court last week approved the prosecution’s request to allow doctors to involuntarily medicate a jail inmate for psychiatric symptoms.… Continue reading

Navy officer accused of fabricating assault to break up with girlfriend

A Navy officers is facing a felony charge for making up a story about his girlfriend assaulting him in order to break up with her,… Continue reading

Oak Harbor man accused of illegally possessing gun

A 39-year-old Oak Harbor man is accused of trying to buy a gun in violation of a court order and lying to the ATF, according… Continue reading

Price Johnson

Commissioner Price Johnson announced run for state senate

Lifelong South Whidbey resident Helen Price Johnson wants to change her title from Island County commissioner to state senator. While the 2020 election is well… Continue reading

Price Johnson

Man facing sex assault charges in New York, Whidbey Island

An Oak Harbor man facing sexual assault charges in New York is accused of raping a 7-year-old girl, according to court documents. On July 15,… Continue reading

It’s a fine year for fishing

It’s been a good year for salmon fishing and the trend should continue in the waters surrounding Whidbey Island, according to Ralph Downes, enforcement officer… Continue reading

Man gets 5 years for crashing into car with kids inside

An Oak Harbor man who purposely crashed his car into a vehicle with his estranged girlfriend and their kids inside was recently sent to prison.… Continue reading

Recent stats show growth in commuting in Island County

One thing that is clear from recent economic statistics about Island County is that more and more people are commuting to other counties, according to… Continue reading

WhidbeyHealth slapped with three malpractice suits

Three medical malpractice lawsuits have been filed against Whidbey Island Public Hospital District in the last three months. The three separate complaints were filed in… Continue reading

Oak Harbor council puts street repair tax on ballot

It’s Oak Harbor voters who will decide whether to raise the sales tax rate to fund street repairs and maintenance. After some initial hand wringing,… Continue reading

Police holding appreciation barbecue for veterans

A few months ago, Oak Harbor Police Officer Mike Brown responded with other officers to an unattended suicide. The man left behind a very personal… Continue reading

Flintstone Park restrooms to be replaced by Portland loos

Oak Harbor is crazy for shiny metal bathrooms. On Wednesday, the city council and staff discussed a plan to replace the restroom at Flintstone Park… Continue reading