Jessie Stensland

In Our Opinion: Public Health nurse exodus is cause for reckoning

It’s not unusual for the state Department of Health to assist a county with investigating people who tested positive for COVID-19 and tracing their recent… Continue reading

Taser chasers | Island Scanner

Island Scanner Dec. 7-14.

County sales tax receipts showing a big increase

September sales tax receipts were 20 percent higher than the same month a year ago.

State takes over COVID tracing from county

Several staff from Island County Public Health quit, so state contact tracers have stepped in.

Man accused of drive-by shooting being held in lieu of $50,000 bail

The man was apprehended by police after a car chase in North Whidbey a few days later.

County awards tourism grants for next year

The grants were given to groups that will work to rebuild a tourism economy hurt by the pandemic.

In Our Opinion: CARES money should be spent on pandemic recovery

Apparently we have different Facebook friends than Zencity. In its first report, the company the Oak Harbor City Council is paying $15,000 in CARES Act… Continue reading

Child molester sentenced to over six years in prison

A former yeoman at NAS Whidbey Island was sentenced to prison for molesting two children.

Defense bill includes money for NAS Whidbey

A provision in the act extends real-time noise monitoring and requires the data to be made public.

First Vaccine, Dr. Nick Perera

ER medical director is first to get vaccine on Whidbey

The hospital’s plan is to vaccinate about 1,600 of the high-risk health care workers in 14 days.

First Vaccine, Dr. Nick Perera

Suspect convicted in similar stabbing in 2011

Murder suspect in Oak Harbor stabbing was convicted in similar, but nonfatal, stabbing in 2011.

First vaccinations begin Thursday with island healthcare workers

Vaccines for COVID-19 are expected to be available at WhidbeyHealth this week for healthcare workers.

In Our Opinion: With proper mitigation, classroom learning can be done safely

Oak Harbor Schools are bucking the trend across the island and the state by planning to continue with limited in-person classes for students in sixth… Continue reading

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Spa wins $45,000 PSE makeover, spot on Evening Magazine

A Coupeville spa won a contest for a small-business energy efficiency and cosmetic makeover.

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Woman, 43, killed in rollover crash Monday

The fatal car crash happened Monday evening north of Oak Harbor.

Goats in the garage | Island Scanner

Island Scanner Nov. 25 - Dec. 2.

New study finds EA-18G Growler noise goes deep

Study finds levels of underwater jet noise are higher than thresholds known to disturb orcas.

Appeals exhausted in vehicular South Whidbey homicide case

A drunk driver who killed a South Whidbey man in 2015 was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Child rape case will be retried

COVID-19 hampered contact with alleged second victim