Jessie Stensland

Saving a life is an island-wide effort in Coupeville

An Eagle Scout project from nine years ago was one of many factors that converged last month to save a woman’s life in Coupeville. In… Continue reading

Murderer will return after winning part of appeal

An Oak Harbor man who killed his two grandfathers in 2011 and was sentenced to 100 years in prison will return to an Island County… Continue reading

Commissioners make grant for trail contingent on jet-noise statement

A project to build a portion of a trail system in Central Whidbey may not get funded because of two Island County commissioners’ concerns about… Continue reading

EDITORIAL | Rememeber to salute those who sacrificed for us

Though most people would probably vote for Fourth of July, a good case can be made to call Memorial Day the most American of holidays.… Continue reading

Ryan’s House may lose grant over minor debate

A non-profit organization that serves homeless youth on Whidbey Island may lose a $200,000 grant because of misgivings about a drop-in center that mixes young… Continue reading

Clinton deer abuser sent to jail

A Clinton man who broke a fawn’s pelvis with his bare hands and shot a doe with a pellet gun is serving time in Island… Continue reading

Therapist pleads to indecent exposure

A therapist who was caught in a compromising position at Deception Pass Bridge with a teenage patient has pleaded to a misdemeanor charge as part… Continue reading

Oak Harbor police find stabbing is possibly self-inflicted

Investigators are continuing to look into an unusual incident Monday night that may have involved a self-inflicted stabbing, according to the Island County Sheriff’s Office.… Continue reading

EDITORIAL | WhidbeyHealth CEO’s goals should be clear

The WhidbeyHealth hospital board handed hospital CEO Geri Forbes a $70,000 bonus, which was on top of her regular salary of $279,000. Board members made… Continue reading

Island County deputy’s guild lawsuit finally heads to trial

After five years, a lawsuit between Island County and the Island County Deputy Sheriff’s Guild is going to trial next week. The disagreement over sick-leave… Continue reading

Volunteers for NAS Whidbey environmental board wanted

Environmental issues are a hot topic surrounding Naval Air Station Whidbey Island these days. Community members who would like to learn the facts and have… Continue reading

South Whidbey teens charged in car-theft spree

Two South Whidbey teenagers’ vehicle-stealing-and-joyriding spree on March 21 and 22 ended with a short car chase and a crash on the Navy base, according… Continue reading

A trip to Gitmo: prosecutor attends hearing of alleged USS Cole terrorist

From behind triple-pane glass at the back of an enormous courtroom, Island County Prosecutor Greg Banks watched the second week of pre-trial hearings for Abd… Continue reading

Island Transit reaches contract with union

Island Transit finally has a contract with bus operators and dispatchers. The agency’s board approved a labor agreement with the Amalgamated Transit Unit, Local 1576,… Continue reading

Island Transit bus route changes set to begin July 1

Bus routes on Whidbey and Camano Islands will change at the beginning of July. On Friday, Island Transit’s board of directors approved a service improvement… Continue reading

Navy sets meeting for special operations training

Strolling along a beach at Deception Pass or South Whidbey State Park, you may someday pass by highly trained men and women armed with guns… Continue reading

Former Island County Jail deputies appear in court on charges of falsifying logs

Two former Island County corrections deputies accused of forging jail records after the 2015 death of an inmate appeared in court on Monday. David Lind… Continue reading

Island County drug court rules medication helps with addiction

Kody Schwiger gave up everything for heroin. A low-point, he recalls, was a night in which he smoked the drug in a dark port-a-potty and… Continue reading

Drug Take Back on South Whidbey set for April 29

At a time when opioid abuse is at epidemic proportions, it’s more important than ever for people to handle such medication in a responsible manner,… Continue reading

Man faces trial after extradition to Whidbey

A former South Whidbey man accused of sexual assault is scheduled to go to trial May 9, according to court records. James Knott, 60, was… Continue reading