Jessie Stensland

Whidbey Island man accused of dealing in child porn

A detective identified “at least 85” video files that meet the statutory description of child porn.

Witness, shell casing tie murder to Central Whidbey

A law enforcement report on the murder of a 67-year-old Whidbey Island man whose body was found in Blaine suggests that he may have been shot near the Coupeville Ferry.

Hospital to sell Bayview property with odd history

The property has dropped significantly in value since its purchase 13 years ago.

Wright’s Crossing loses 5th appeal

Wright’s Crossing’s proposed housing development south of Oak Harbor lost was blocked again.

Whidbey man shot to death in Whatcom County

Bellingham woman was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of murder.

Employment picture returning to normal in county

Island County unemployment is slowing returning closer to normal as pandemic restrictions ease.

Oak Harbor man charged for brandishing pellet gun

The 21-year-old man is facing a felony charge.

South Whidbey man pleads guilty to child porn charges

A 28-year-old from Clinton is facing prison time for having child pornography on an online file storage service, according to court records.

Convicted sex offender accused in Easter stabbing

The 24-year-old man is being held on $25,000 bail.

Real estate agent held without bail

An Oak Harbor man will continue to be held in jail after he allegedly violated court orders again.

Suspicious karate chopping divulged | Island Scanner

Island Scanner March 10-23.

In Our Opinion: Deer Lagoon Grange’s membership should be open to all

The Deer Lagoon Grange has become an unlikely focal point in the culture war on South Whidbey. The foofaraw began last fall when some members… Continue reading

Island County ranks 4th healthiest in state

The county is ranked behind San Juan, King and Whitman counties.

A U.S. Navy EA-18G Growler flies over Afghanistan, Jan. 23, 2020. The EA-18G has the capabilities to perform a wide range of enemy defense suppression missions with the latest electronic attack technology, jamming pods, and satellite communications. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Lotz

Growlers are getting upgrades

The updates are a five-year effort to improve the jamming capacity of the EA-18G Growlers.

A U.S. Navy EA-18G Growler flies over Afghanistan, Jan. 23, 2020. The EA-18G has the capabilities to perform a wide range of enemy defense suppression missions with the latest electronic attack technology, jamming pods, and satellite communications. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Lotz

In Our Opinion: Seek public input, avoid consultants in spending stimulus money

It appears that government officials on Whidbey will have a lot of leeway when it comes to spending money from the American Rescue Plan Act.… Continue reading

Man arrested after alleged abduction from hospital in Coupeville

The 18-year-old woman is safe after Marysville police arrested her father a couple of hours later.

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Oak Harbor man charged with animal cruelty

An Oak Harbor man was charged with animal cruelty after a report of a suspicious dog death.

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Flying Port-a-Potty in the road | Island Scanner

Island Scanner Feb. 25 - March 9.

In Our Opinion: Central Whidbey location is right for homeless shelter

Since 2017, the Haven has offered a warm, safe place to sleep for people who have no other options for shelter from the storm. A… Continue reading

Comments accepted on shoreline plan amendments

Island County and state Department of Ecology are accepting comments on a periodic review of the county’s Shoreline Master Program. The county has prepared draft… Continue reading