Jessie Stensland

New sheriff sets up shop

With a murder and plane crash within the first two weeks of taking office, Rick Felici is off to a busy start as the new… Continue reading

 

Man told victim’s mother about murder, then killed himself

Editor’s advisory: The following article contains details that could be disturbing for some readers. After shooting and killing his ex-girlfriend, a Whidbey Island man called… Continue reading

 

Larsen supports bill that would unfreeze Growler process

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen recently voted in support of a wide-ranging appropriations bill that would help move along the Navy’s process of finalizing details on… Continue reading

 

Victim, suspect identified in Freeland murder-suicide

The Island County Sheriff’s Office identified the suspect and victim in a Jan. 11 murder and suicide near Freeland. The victim is 31-year-old Natasha Blouin… Continue reading

Support is great, but WAIF still has its critics

Debating risks vs. benefit of ‘enriching’ dogs’ lives

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                                Mushroom hunters found a partial skull in a woods on the north end of Whidbey.

Skull found on Whidbey

Mushroom hunters on North Whidbey discovered a partial skull in a woods on New Year’s Eve, according to Island County Coroner Robert Bishop. Searchers continue… Continue reading

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                                Mushroom hunters found a partial skull in a woods on the north end of Whidbey.

Shutdown delays final decision on Growlers

The partial federal government shutdown is delaying the secretary of the Navy’s final decision regarding EA-18G Growler aircraft at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. Under… Continue reading

Fleeing suspects force their way into home

A man and a woman fled from a deputy and pushed their way into an occupied North Whidbey house in an effort to avoid arrest,… Continue reading

Foot found on beach remains a mystery

A human foot in a boot that washed ashore on Jetty Island in Everett this week isn’t that unusual an event, but it’s still a… Continue reading

Volunteers are vital to Point in Time count | In our opinion

You should go out and count homeless people. Island County officials need volunteers to help with the Point in Time count of homeless people on… Continue reading

UFO discussion set for Whidbey

On Nov. 27, a man in Oak Harbor reported to a UFO tracking website that he and his fiancee had watched unusual lights in the… Continue reading

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Navy confronted over jet noise, historic sites

Wednesday night, state and local officials publicly and directly challenged Navy officials over plans to dramatically increase the number of training flights at a rural… Continue reading

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Growler meeting may draw a crowd

There might be a big, and possibly loud, turnout for a public meeting Wednesday, Dec. 19, regarding the effect of Navy jet noise on historic… Continue reading

Woman injured in Central Whidbey crash

Two South Whidbey residents were injured in a head-on collision Friday afternoon on Highway 20 near Coupeville, according to the Washington State Patrol. A trooper… Continue reading

Convicted rapist tried to have wife killed, deputy prosecutor alleges

An Oak Harbor man who raped his wife while she was sleeping and allegedly tried to have her killed was sent to prison Monday. As… Continue reading

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Neo-Nazis accused in hate crime attended vigil on Whidbey

An alleged hate crime in Lynnwood this week prompted news organizations across the country to retell the story of the white supremacist leader killed by… Continue reading

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Burglars furnish vacant house with stolen loot

A man and a woman moved into a temporarily vacant house on South Whidbey, changed the front-door lock and furnished it with stolen items, including… Continue reading

Police ‘expert’ in use of force charged in stabbing

A use-of-force expert hired by the city of Langley to evaluate the action of the former police chief was charged with first-degree assault this week… Continue reading

Judge orders mental evaluation for suspect

A South Whidbey man with “deteriorating” mental health problems is accused of threatening to exterminate a Clinton resident, according to court documents. Island County Superior… Continue reading

Pipe bomb found after traffic stop

Police discovered a pipe bomb, an illegal rifle, other guns and a silencer inside a man’s car in Oak Harbor, according to court documents. Deputies… Continue reading