Jessie Stensland

County awards Oak Harbor grant to purchase boatyard

The city will purchase Mariners Haven, which is right next to the Oak Harbor Marina.


In Our Opinion: Don’t increase sewage plant costs with a bum deal

The sewage treatment plant in Oak Harbor continues to send money down the drain.


Man unsuccessful in bid to withdraw his guilty plea

The man was sentenced to prison for witness tampering.


Streaker on the golf course | Island Scanner

Blotter for Sept. 1 - 7.

Editor’s column: Lost and nauseated in a land of bad ideas

It’s been a year of bad ideas.

Island County on probation for flood insurance

FEMA’s decision will result in a $50 surcharge on insurance premiums.

League plans virtual candidate forums in October

Voters will have multiple opportunities to listen to local candidates in October.

Woman accused of running over her friend with Jeep

Woman accused of driving over friend in Oak Harbor parking lot

Man with criminal history accused of threat, assault

The man is facing charges for threatening a post office employee, and spitting in an officer’s face.

A ‘very cantankerous’ woman | Island Scanner

Blotter for Aug. 15 - Sept. 1

Editorial: Vote as usual; don’t be confused by U.S. Postal Service mailer

Island County ballots will be in the mail Oct. 14.

Shooter targets house in Oak Harbor

A shooting left holes in the side of a house but no one was hurt.

WEAN wins appeal of toad rules

It’s the second court victory this year for the Whidbey Environmental Action Network.

Ex-Navy man suing county, deputies

The man is suing for $20 million in damages because of a police-involved shooting three years ago.


After 15 years on lam, sailor is back in the news

James Tait Praefke vanished from the brig at Navy Base Kitsap Bangor 15 years ago.


Island County gathers materials in response to court order

A federal court issued the subpoena for information related to jet noise from NAS Whidbey.

Man accused of assaulting homeless man, police officers

An Oak Harbor man is charged with assaulting a homeless man with a leash and biting a police officer.

OB/GYN alleges discrimination in lawsuit against WhidbeyHealth

Dr. Melissa Chin alleges discrimination based on her gender and national origin.

Pandemic yields plethora of UFO sightings

Perhaps people are staying up later at night because of the pandemic. Perhaps they are drinking more or taking more mind-expanding drugs. Or maybe the… Continue reading