Jessie Stensland

Coupeville ferry run will temporarily return to two boats

The ferry run between Keystone and Port Townsend will temporarily return to two-boat service over Labor Day weekend. Ian Sterling, spokesman for Washington State Ferries,… Continue reading

Coupeville man accused of killing dog with pickax

A Coupeville man is accused of beating a dog to death with a pickax and shooting it Sunday, according to police. Jonathan P. Rasmussen, 36,… Continue reading

Mini horses in need of a new home

A pair of horses that look as though they’ve been shrunk with a ray gun are in need of a new home. Whidbey Island Farm… Continue reading

Macklemore appears in court on suspended driver’s license charge

He didn’t exactly beat the rap, but Macklemore got a deal out of the Island County Prosecutor’s Office. The Grammy-award-winning hip-hop artist and songwriter, whose… Continue reading

Man accused of threatening Ryan’s House director

A 20-year-old man is facing felony charges for allegedly threatening to shoot the director of a youth center in Coupeville, according to court documents. Prosecutors… Continue reading

Hydroplane racer seriously injured in Oak Harbor event

A racer was seriously injured during the hydroplane races in Oak Harbor Saturday, according to race director Lenny Baker. Derek Bollinger of Lake Stevens is… Continue reading

Newspaperman Wallie Funk dies at age 95

One of the great community newspapermen died Aug. 12 in his hometown of Anacortes. Wallie Funk was 95 years old. Funk was a past owner… Continue reading

North Whidbey firefighter charged in boat theft

Former firefighter accused of stealing rescue boat

Deputy shoots South Whidbey suspect with sponge bullet

A South Whidbey man who held off police in a brief standoff and was shot with a sponge bullet earlier this year is now facing… Continue reading

Langley man accused in pellet gun shooting over raw chicken

A man is accused of shooting a woman in the head with a pellet gun in Langley because she and others wouldn’t stop feeding raw… Continue reading

Clinton man charged in sword incident

A Clinton man is facing charges for allegedly trying to to push his way into a woman’s home and threatening her with a Samurai sword… Continue reading

Man shot by officer in Oak Harbor was armed, police say

A man who was shot by a police officer Tuesday in downtown Oak Harbor was armed and had been assaulting a woman, according to police.… Continue reading

Only funeral home on South Whidbey closes

The only funeral home on South Whidbey closed Friday. Services Corporation International, which does business as Dignity Memorial, shuttered Visser Funeral Home in Langley and… Continue reading

American Health Care Act is terrorism by Republicans

Editor; I need to get a point across to Republicans and the rest of my fellow citizens. I speak to my daughter often. She is… Continue reading

NAS Whidbey SAR team rescues kayaker in Dugualla Bay

A Whidbey Island kayaker may owe his life to a sharp-eyed member of the Search and Rescue team from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. The… Continue reading

New, redesigned bus routes come to South End

More runs, a newly designed route for businesses and doctors’ offices and improved connections to the ferries are among new changes coming Island Transit. To… Continue reading

Serial rapist moves to Tacoma

A serial rapist who terrorized Oak Harbor in the early 1990s has moved to Tacoma. It appears doubtful that Paul Harell will return to Island… Continue reading

Freeland driver charged in road rage incident

An 88-year-old Freeland man got so mad at a tailgater that he pulled his pickup over on Highway 525, got out and allegedly pointed a… Continue reading

EDITORIAL | Deep cuts to Medicaid are a bad medicine for hospitals

Proposed cuts to Medicaid under the U.S. Senate’s health care bill are the very definition of an unfunded mandate. By some estimates, the proposal would… Continue reading

Don’t forget new Whidbey fireworks rules are in effect, sheriff warns

The fireworks season on Whidbey begins next week in Oak Harbor, but those in unincorporated areas will have to wait. Island County Sheriff Mark Brown… Continue reading