Jessie Stensland

WhidbeyHealth slapped with state, federal lawsuits

WhidbeyHealth is being sued in state and federal court for allegedly violating the state Open Public Records Act and for alleged age discrimination. Dr. James… Continue reading

Woman accused of forging prescriptions

Police say an employee at an Oak Harbor dental clinic used forged prescriptions to obtain opioid medication from pharmacies. Prosecutors charged the employee, Lindsey A.… Continue reading


Do you think Island Transit should charge fares on its buses?… Continue reading

  • May 8, 2018

Back-to-back city utility rate hikes projected

Rates for most utilities provided by the city of Oak Harbor will have to increase over the next five years, but not by unexpected amounts.… Continue reading

Sex offender registers to live on North Whidbey

A man who took hostages and sexually assaulted them in Iowa nearly 40 years ago is moving to North Whidbey. The Island County Sheriff’s Office… Continue reading

Photo courtesy of Bull family
                                Lyle and Diana Bull are pictured in their younger years. Lyle Bull passed away May 4.

Adm. Lyle Bull dies at age 80, remembered as a great leader

Lyle F. Bull was a rear admiral in the Navy, a recipient of the Navy Cross, a community leader, and a beloved husband and father.… Continue reading

Photo courtesy of Bull family
                                Lyle and Diana Bull are pictured in their younger years. Lyle Bull passed away May 4.

Woman carries a large stick | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Saturday, April 7 At 8:22 a.m., a caller reported that 12… Continue reading

Council delays mayor request to hire help on sewage plant

Oak Harbor council members want more details about the mayor’s plans to hire a temporary employee who would help coordinate, control costs and close out… Continue reading

Oak Harbor man accused of possessing child porn

Special agents with Homeland Security investigated a child pornography case in Oak Harbor earlier this year. Prosecutors charged the suspect, Lewis C. Cox, 49, in… Continue reading

State’s annual Filing Week to open Monday

The time is near for those considering running for office to make a decision. Next week, Monday, May 14 through Friday, May 18, is filing… Continue reading

Base gets award for managing cultural resources

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island recently received the Chief of Naval Operations environmental award for cultural resources management at a large installation. The award recognizes… Continue reading

It’s time to consider running for office

It’s time for those who’ve entertained the idea of running for elected office to make a leap. Next week, May 14-18, is Filing Week in… Continue reading

Oak Harbor considers creating a taxing district for roads

Oak Harbor city officials are considering creating a quasi-judicial corporation with an independent taxing authority to raise money for road work. At a council workshop… Continue reading

Sno-Isle Library levy on way to passage

The results were tight, but it looks like a proposed property-tax levy for Sno-Isle Libraries passed in Tuesday’s special election. The measure was on the… Continue reading

Results of library levy election too close to call

Results are too close to call in Tuesday’s special election for a proposed property-tax levy for Sno-Isle Libraries. The “yes” votes on the measure, which… Continue reading


Oak Harbor may get a new shopping center on the south end of the city. What kinds of businesses would you like to see?… Continue reading

  • Apr 25, 2018

Shopping center proposed near bank, 7-Eleven

Oak Harbor may be getting a new shopping center on the south end of the city. S.E. Grainger Develop-ment Group LLC of Bellevue submitted an… Continue reading

Windjammer Park will be closed for work this summer

Much of Windjammer Park will be closed this summer while crews do restoration and improvement work. Oak Harbor City Council members approved a bid package… Continue reading

Whidbey woman’s murder trial set to begin Tuesday

Clinton resident Linda Thomas paid for her own obituary, packed a gun and zip ties, traveled to California and allegedly shot her sister to death… Continue reading

Man tracks down stolen bicycles

A little detective work by a Clinton resident led to the return of custom-made bicycles that were stolen earlier this month. A couple reported to… Continue reading