Jessie Stensland

Growler protests continue

The Secretary of the Navy made a final decision regarding EA-18G Growler aircraft on Whidbey Island, but the protests over jet noise haven’t stopped. The… Continue reading

Island Transit looking at services changes

Route 56 between Freeland, Greenbank may be canceled

Police chase truck around parking lots

Oak Harbor man ordered to have mental health evaluation

Oak Harbor student accused of hate crime

A boy at North Whidbey Middle School has been charged with committing a hate crime for repeatedly using a racial slur and assaulting a fellow… Continue reading

Nurse accused of being unprofessional

The state Nursing Commission charged a Whidbey Island licensed practical nurse with unprofessional conduct for refusing to measure an unresponsive patient’s respiration rate, according to… Continue reading

Boy sent nude pics of students, police say

A student at South Whidbey Middle School was accused of possessing naked photos of several female students on his phone and distributing them to his… Continue reading

Whidbey Race Week gone after 2019

Whidbey Island Race Week will sail away to a new home after this year’s regatta. Race owner Schelleen Rathkopf announced Thursday that the well-known and… Continue reading

Man harasses neighbors, fights with police

A man accused of harassing people in his Rolling Hills neighborhood on North Whidbey fought with police who came to arrest him March 27, according… Continue reading

Victim advocates open new office

Jonathan Moore sees advocacy for crime victims as part of a social movement. Crime victims face bias and misunderstandings. They are overlooked. They often feel… Continue reading

Mayor wants reconsideration of unleashed Seawall Park

Langley Mayor Tim Callison wants the council to rethink a policy allowing dogs to run free at Seawall Park. The council is scheduled to consider… Continue reading

Man on the lam in China charged

An arrest warrant has been issued for a former Clinton man who moved to China after being charged with a felony six years ago. Prosecutors… Continue reading

Senators request info on PFAS standards

Washington’s two senators joined 16 of their Senate colleagues in requesting information from the Department of Defense and the Environmental Protection Agency on drinking water… Continue reading

County among most generous

People who live in Island County are among the most generous in the state. A recent study by financial technology company SmartAsset found that the… Continue reading

Pentagon urges weakened standards on PFAS contamination

It’s unclear what impact, if any, the Pentagon’s proposal to weaken standards for groundwater pollution found around military bases across the nation could have on… Continue reading

Navy photo
                                A total of 36 additional EA-18G Growlers will be coming to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.

Navy announces decision on Growlers

Under a decision announced Wednesday, the Navy will add 36 EA-18G Growler aircraft to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island and direct 80 percent of the… Continue reading

Navy photo
                                A total of 36 additional EA-18G Growlers will be coming to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.

Navy will fund $867,000 restoration project for Growler mitigation

The Navy will fund restoration of the historic Ferry House in Central Whidbey as mitigation for the EA-18G Growler aircraft impact on historic properties. Secretary… Continue reading

Clinton man sent to prison for domestic violence

A man who committed two felony-level assaults of women in an eight-month period was sent to prison Monday. Dederick R. Norwood Jr., a 24-year-old Clinton… Continue reading

Photo by Lindsey George
                                Lindsey George captured this photo of Bruiser, Whidbey Island’s lone elk, with a tarp tangled in his antlers.

Whidbey’s lone elk tangled — again

A popular resident of a North Whidbey community is tangled up in blue. A blue tarp, that is. Bruiser, the sole elk inhabitant of Whidbey… Continue reading

Photo by Lindsey George
                                Lindsey George captured this photo of Bruiser, Whidbey Island’s lone elk, with a tarp tangled in his antlers.

Editorial: Extreme Risk Protection Orders make absolute sense

It’s impossible to prove a negative. In 2016, voters passed Initiative 1490, which created the Extreme Risk Protection Order. It’s civil process under which an… Continue reading

Woman arrested after wrestling in the mud with police officers

Oak Harbor police officers did some mud wrestling in the dark recently. Two officers who were trying to help a woman ended up arresting her… Continue reading