Jessie Stensland

Suspected car thief accused of intimidating judge

A suspected car thief was wheeled into court in a restraint chair Wednesday because he bit a microphone, turned over a table and threatened a… Continue reading

Oak Harbor looks at grant program for historic properties

Oak Harbor staff is exploring whether the city is certifiable. Specifically, city planners are looking into whether the city can become a “certified local government,”… Continue reading

Two people killed in head-on collision

Two Oak Harbor residents were killed in a head-on accident on Highway 20 Monday morning, the Washington State Patrol reported. Kenneth Bruneau, 79, was northbound… Continue reading

Camano murderer receives 18-year sentence

Though he pleaded guilty in November and was sentenced to prison Friday, a 37-year-old man is still maintaining he’s innocent in the July 28, 2016,… Continue reading

Local government can’t afford unfunded mandates from the state | Editorial

For officials in local government, unfunded mandates can be the bane of their existence. Whidbey Island officials aren’t immune to this headache. Island County is… Continue reading

Gun left in public loo | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Tuesday, Nov. 21 At 9:48 a.m., a resident reported that a… Continue reading

Rep. Smith introduces net neutrality bill

The day before the Federal Communications Commission ended net neutrality, a Republican state representative from Clinton introduced a bill aimed at protecting the open Internet… Continue reading

Police investigating report that Oak Harbor student was accosted

Oak Harbor police are investigating a report that a student was accosted after getting off a school bus last night, according to Police Capt. Mike… Continue reading

Man guilty of intimidating Oak Harbor city attorney

Following a four-day trial last week, a man who threatened to give out the address of Oak Harbor’s female city attorney to rapists was found… Continue reading

Oak Harbor officers recognized for response to July 11 incident

Police officers who responded to a tense incident in downtown Oak Harbor July 11 acted with utmost professionalism and deserve to be recognized, Oak Harbor… Continue reading

Whidbey woman accused of child molestation

A 26-year-old woman is facing charges for allegedly molesting a teenage girl in Oak Harbor, court documents state. Carly P. Houghton was charged in Island… Continue reading

Couple accused of South Whidbey church burglary

A man and woman are facing charges for allegedly stealing from a South Whidbey church last week, according to court documents. Prosecutors charged Ernest W.… Continue reading

Discovery of human remains doesn’t slow sewer plant project

The project engineer for the new Oak Harbor’s sewage plant project has lost count of how many times human remains have been found during construction.… Continue reading

Whidbey Coffee gets new facility, wholesale manager

One of Whidbey Island’s homegrown businesses is getting a double shot of energy. Whidbey Coffee is getting both a new production facility and a director… Continue reading

‘Nedicine’ man charged with not having license

A man who ran an alternative medicine clinic in Oak Harbor two years ago is facing criminal charges for allegedly practicing without a license, court… Continue reading

Fire destroys wood shop on North Whidbey

A professional woodworker living on North Whidbey lost his shop, 40 years worth of tools and a pile of boards from a 300-year-old tree to… Continue reading

Attempt to save windmill goes nowhere

An Oak Harbor councilman’s attempt to save the Windjammer Park windmill from being razed fell on deaf ears last week. Earlier this year, the council… Continue reading

Group hosts meeting on water contamination

A group called Whidbey Water Keepers is hosting an informational meeting on contaminated well water Monday. The meeting is from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 4… Continue reading

Housing task force to present recommendation to the public

A diverse group of Whidbey residents put their noses to the grindstone to find ways to make housing more affordable on the island. They came… Continue reading

Whidbey fliers disciplined for their graffiti in the sky

Two Whidbey aviators involved in a Nov. 15 skywriting incident were disciplined by the Navy’s “Air Boss,” the San Diego Union-Tribune reported. The aviators from… Continue reading