Jessie Stensland

Candidate was party in lengthy lawsuit; filed for Chapter 13

County commissioner candidate Damian Greene’s financial and legal trouble is long and complicated.

In Our Opinion: Johnson, Bacon have right chops for county government

Our endorsements for Island County commissioner races.

Man accused of setting van on fire because of dog

The van’s owner said he owed the man thousands of dollars for a German shepherd and drugs.

Candidates for Senate offer varied strengths

Two Whidbey residents are looking for a Senate seat.

District 10 candidates collect record donations

The candidates have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for their campaigns.

In Our Opinion: Price Johnson, Gilday, Paul are right for the 10th District

Political eyes across the state are focused on the 10th Legislative District, where a Senate and two House seats are on the ballot. Democratic and… Continue reading

The barn ‘blew up’ | Island Scanner

Island Scanner Sept. 26 - 30

Voltage from power line, lightning pointed to as cause of internet outage

Online classes were cancelled and many businesses were impacted across Whidbey and Fidalgo islands Monday when Comcast internet went out. Nick McDonald, a spokesman for… Continue reading

Smelling an odd smell | Island Scanner

Island Scanner Sept. 18 - 25.

GOP event flouts state limits on gatherings

An event this Saturday in Oak Harbor encourages people to “pack this park full.”

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Teachers tested in batches as students return to classes

No teachers have tested positive for the coronavirus.

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County budget dips into reserves

Island County will continue dipping into funds set aside for emergencies in order to make up for revenues lost because of COVID-19. On Monday, county… Continue reading

Editorial: Government functions better when you provide the facts

What we’ve got here is a failure to communicate. It’s nothing new among many of the governmental entities on Whidbey Island. Over the years, a… Continue reading

Event still planned after city nixes permits

The City of Oak Harbor denied a request for a special events permit to close a section of Pioneer Way for the annual trick-or-treating event… Continue reading

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.

Coalition eyes former church near Coupeville for new shelter

The Whidbey Homeless Coalition is looking into the possibility of turning a building in Central Whidbey into an emergency shelter for people without homes. Jonathan… Continue reading

Exonerated by selfie in Texas case, man accused of sharing child porn

A man who made international news when a selfie exonerated him of assaulting his ex-girlfriend and carving an “X” on her chest is facing charges… Continue reading

Couple on the run as boat floats away

Couple on the run as boat floats away

The boat was left floating in Penn Cove, but ran aground last week.

Couple on the run as boat floats away

Oak Harbor Police investigating faux bomb

Police are investigating the faux bomb as a criminal case.

Suit accuses Oak Harbor mayor, city administrator of unethical conduct

The public works director and a former city engineer have filed a lawsuit against city leaders.