Jessie Stensland

COER, Navy settle FOIA lawsuit

A group known for protesting jet noise at the Navy airfield near Coupeville settled a federal, public-records lawsuit against the Navy this week. Citizens of… Continue reading

Truck theft leads to unusual chase

A deputy was able to return a stolen truck to a Freeland man after a short pursuit that was partly in reverse on Goss Lake… Continue reading

Vacuum, dog stolen in burglary | Island Scanner

Thursday, July 23 At 7:29 p.m., a resident reported that two sailboats were harassing a pod of orcas in Penn Cove. Friday, July 24 At… Continue reading

Rapist Joseph Blue files, loses a tangle of motions

Rapist Joseph Blue files, loses a tangle of motions

A man who raped and assaulted his former girlfriend during a night of savagery 13 years ago was sent back to prison after his motions… Continue reading

Rapist Joseph Blue files, loses a tangle of motions

Woman accused of threatening to kill, eat dog

A South Whidbey woman is accused of threatening to harm a teenager, licking blood from her fingers in a menacing manner, displaying a knife and… Continue reading

Two Democrats ahead in one commissioner race, two Republicans in the other

Voters in Island County may choose between two Democrats for one county commissioner position and two Republicans for another in the November general election. One… Continue reading

Planning director quits, assessor hired to serve in interim

The Island County planning director submitted her letter of resignation last week and will be temporarily replaced by county Assessor Mary Engle. Jessica Carpenter had… Continue reading

Two dead, including Oak Harbor man, in wrong-way collision

Two people are dead after a 76-year-old Oak Harbor man drove the wrong way on Highway 20 in Skagit County and struck another car head-on… Continue reading

Report: Claims of assault at political event may be untrue, exaggerated

A report by detectives with the Bellingham police about a Fourth of July incident in Oak Harbor casts doubts on a videographer’s allegations that he… Continue reading

SATURDAY, JULY 18 At 5:01 p.m., a caller reported finding a bone in the Double Bluff area. At 5:22 p.m., a resident reported that a… Continue reading

Coupeville man, 75, injured one-car crash Aug. 2

A 75-year-old Coupeville man was seriously injured in a crash in Central Whidbey Aug. 2. The Washington State Patrol reported that Lynn C. Cantrell was… Continue reading

Two Democrats ahead in Dist. 1 commissioner race, two Republicans in Dist. 2

If the first count of primary ballots holds, voters in Island County will have to choose between two Democrats for one county commissioner position and… Continue reading

‘Rogue sheep’ observed | Island Scanner

THURSDAY, JULY 9 At 1:07 a.m., a Goss Lake Road resident reported that someone was outside rocking the motorhome. At 3:33 a.m., a caller reported… Continue reading

Trials to resume, but won’t look quite the same

Island County Superior Court is scheduled to hold its first jury trial on Aug. 18, nearly five months since they were halted because of the… Continue reading

2 accused of witness tampering in child abuse case

An 11-year-old boy ran to deputies for help and claimed he was being abused and continually threatened by his stepfather, who he believes is a… Continue reading

Nanobubbles one idea for ending toxic blooms in lake

Nanobubbles one idea for ending toxic blooms in lake

The recent closure of Lone Lake on South Whidbey due to toxic blue-green algae is nothing new but part of what has become an annual… Continue reading

Nanobubbles one idea for ending toxic blooms in lake

Man heading to prison for sex crimes involving online extortion

A former Whidbey Island resident who blackmailed girls and women across the country will likely be spending more than five years in prison, court documents… Continue reading

Suspect crashes car while trying to flee State Patrol

An Oak Harbor man is accused of leading a Washington state trooper on a brief chase in a car full of drugs before crashing into… Continue reading

Top: Scott McMullen, Greg Gilday, Suzanne Woodard.                                Bottom: Angie Homola, Ivan Lewis.

Four Democrats, lone Republican vie for House seat

Responding to the myriad effects and after-effects of the COVID-19 pandemic will undoubtedly occupy state lawmakers for years to come. The central issue, as in… Continue reading

Top: Scott McMullen, Greg Gilday, Suzanne Woodard.                                Bottom: Angie Homola, Ivan Lewis.

Editorial: New restrictions unfair to Whidbey restaurants, bars

Whidbey Island’s restaurants, taverns and bars will have to take a step back under Gov. Jay Inslee’s newest changes to the state’s Safe Start Plan… Continue reading