Jessie Stensland

Former WhidbeyHealth employees file lawsuits

Two former WhidbeyHealth Medical Center employees who worked in the emergency room filed lawsuits against the hospital district, claiming unlawful discharge and other violations of… Continue reading

Street tax measure a political target

A proposition to increase sales tax to fund street repair and maintenance in Oak Harbor has become a hot-potato issue for candidates running for mayor… Continue reading

Establishment candidate faces reformer in race for mayor

The two men who want to be mayor of Oak Harbor next year have emphasized their differences on the campaign trail, but they also have… Continue reading

Doors open to faith center, fulfilling a 20-year dream

Mission Ministry Faith Center has new buildings and parking lot

Council candidates stay on message at forum

During a forum Monday morning, two candidates for Oak Harbor City Council continued their focus on the importance of development. Michael Crawford and Jeffrey Mack… Continue reading

Man arrested after pointing gun at deputy with sheriff’s office

An unusual dispute between a landlord and a tenant led to a dangerous moment at a Central Whidbey location Friday, Sept. 27, according to court… Continue reading

Traffic light just won’t turn green | Island Scanner

The following calls were made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Wednesday, Sept. 4 At 2:55 a.m., a Maxwelton Road resident reported that a coyote… Continue reading

Woman accused of theft from soccer club

An Oak Harbor woman is accused of stealing $17,000 from North Whidbey Soccer Club bank accounts while she was a treasurer and tournament director, according… Continue reading

Help! I’m stuck in a tree | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Sunday, Sept. 1 At 6:55 p.m., a resident reported that a… Continue reading

Judge denies request by defense in child rape hearing

Island County prosecutors don’t have to gather a broad range of private records on an alleged rape victim, as requested by the defense. Island County… Continue reading

Clinton man, wanted in 3 states, held on $250,000 bail for assaults

A 20-year-old Clinton man accused of assaulting a woman and a teenage girl and then wrestling with deputies in the mud Sept. 22 is being… Continue reading

Dead rabbit revenge | Island Scanner

The following reports were gathered from calls made to the Island County Sheriff’s Department: Thursday, Aug. 29 At 12:29 a.m., an Elkhorn Street resident reported… Continue reading

City council candidates focus on development at forum

The city of Oak Harbor needs to get out of the way of developers and allow the growth and development that will spur the economy… Continue reading

Man held on $100,000 bail for child porn

An Oak Harbor man admitted to having “multiple gigabytes” of child pornography on his computer and fantasizing about bringing a grade-school-age girl to his home… Continue reading

Sewage plant recognized as project of the year

Oak Harbor’s new clean water facility was recently honored as one of the “projects of the year” by the American Public Works Association. The organization… Continue reading

Residents seek class-action lawsuit against Navy over Growlers

Attorneys representing 24 individuals and couples in Central Whidbey filed a lawsuit Thursday that seeks damages from the Navy over EA-18G Growler aircraft practice. The… Continue reading

Main Street petitions to reverse city’s approval of LIHI project

Oak Harbor Main Street Association is asking a superior court judge to reverse a decision made by city council members to approve a Low Income… Continue reading

Four residents ask to be considered for senate seat

At least four people from Whidbey Island are asking to be appointed to the state senate position that will be empty at the end of… Continue reading

Photo by Govinda Rosling
                                A marbled murrelet floats in the water near the Langley marina.

Attorney general chalks up win in lawsuit against Navy

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson has declared his first victory in a lawsuit against the Navy related to the environmental impacts of EA-18G Growler… Continue reading

Photo by Govinda Rosling
                                A marbled murrelet floats in the water near the Langley marina.

Woman accused of ramming car again and again

An Oak Harbor woman is in jail after driving into her sister’s car over and over again, according to court documents. In the afternoon of… Continue reading