Jessie Stensland

Sound Defense plans to continue Growler protests

The Secretary of the Navy made a final decision regarding EA-18G Growler aircraft on Whidbey Island, but the protests over jet noise haven’t stopped. The… Continue reading

Island Transit looking at services changes

Island Transit might put the breaks on one South Whidbey route and expand service on Saturdays. IT is holding community meetings to talk about the… Continue reading

Man accused of stabbing his brother repeatedly

A man is accused of stabbing his brother with a steak knife and seriously injuring him at a motel on Midway Boulevard in Oak Harbor… Continue reading

Leaders’ ‘bad decisions’ lead Oak Harbor man to run for mayor

The 2019 election campaign has already started in Oak Harbor. Resident Patrick Harman announced this he is running for mayor largely because of his concern… Continue reading

Nurse accused of unprofessional conduct

The state Nursing Commission charged a Whidbey Island licensed practical nurse with unprofessional conduct for refusing to measure an unresponsive patient’s respiration rate, according to… Continue reading

North Whidbey Middle school student accused of hate crime

A boy at North Whidbey Middle School has been charged with committing a hate crime for repeatedly using a racial slur and assaulting a fellow… Continue reading

Police chase truck around parking lots

A half dozen officers from three different agencies chased a slow-moving truck around parking lots before spiking the tires and finally stopping the vehicle on… Continue reading

Residents question Growler flight path at OLF Coupeville

Like some others in the area, residents in a small Central Whidbey community on Blockhouse Road said they believe the noise from Navy EA-18G Growler… Continue reading

Rolling Hills man harasses neighbors, fights with police

A man accused of harassing people in his Rolling Hills neighborhood on North Whidbey fought with police who came to arrest him March 27, according… Continue reading

Navy man charged with possessing child porn

A special agent with the Department of Homeland Security investigated a Navy man last year for allegedly possessing child pornography, according to court documents. As… Continue reading

City planning to cut more trees

Poplar decaying, deemed a hazard

Race Week gone after 2019 event

Whidbey Island Race Week will sail away to a new home after this year’s regatta. Race owner Schelleen Rathkopf announced Thursday that the well-known and… Continue reading

From oak to giant acorns

Up to $30,000 requested from city to carve tree into art

Downtown property owner sees opportunity in federal tax program

The owner of two buildings in downtown Oak Harbor is hoping that a federal program can help revitalize the area. Sarah Schacht accidentally found out… Continue reading

Warrant issued for suspect in China

An arrest warrant has been issued for a former Clinton man who moved to China after being charged with a felony six years ago. In… Continue reading

Man charged with choking woman holding toddler

A 36-year-old Oak Harbor man is facing charges for allegedly strangling his wife while she was holding a toddler, according to court documents. Prosecutors charged… Continue reading

Hearing examiner to consider rezone, variance

The public is welcome to comment during an Oak Harbor hearing examiner meeting on a requested rezone and variance next week. The public hearing will… Continue reading

County residents tend to be generous

People who live in Island County are among the most charitable in the state. A recent study by financial technology company SmartAsset found that the… Continue reading

Senators request contamination standards info

Washington’s two senators joined 16 of their Senate colleagues in requesting information from the Department of Defense and the Environmental Protection Agency on drinking water… Continue reading

Catholic church closes on base after 77 years

Members of a Catholic congregation at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island say they are heartbroken that services will end after 77 years. “My daughter received… Continue reading