Jessie Stensland

Residents seek class-action lawsuit over Growler noise

Attorneys representing 24 individuals and couples in Central Whidbey filed a lawsuit Thursday that seeks damages from the Navy over EA-18G Growler aircraft practice. The… Continue reading

 

Four Whidbey residents sign up for senate appointment

At least four people from Whidbey Island are asking to be appointed to the state senate position that will be empty at the end of… Continue reading

 

Photo by Govinda Rosling
                                A marbled murrelet floats in the water near the Langley marina.

Navy reexamines Growler impacts on seabird

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson has declared his first victory in a lawsuit against the Navy related to the environmental impacts of EA-18G Growler… Continue reading

 

Proposal to improve duck habitat leads to lawsuit

Island County filed a counterclaim this week against a limited liability corporation that wants to improve duck habitat on a South Whidbey property. In July,… Continue reading

Man injured in jail seeks $3 million in damages

A man assaulted inside the Island County Jail in 2015 has filed a $3-million claim against the county, arguing that jail personnel were negligent in… Continue reading

Prosecutor apologizes for Facebook posts about Trump

Greg Banks is sorry and he’s going to change his social-media ways. Earlier this month, conservative talk show host Jason Rantz contacted the Island County… Continue reading

Boy pleads guilty to disclosing nude photos of students

A 15-year-old South Whidbey boy who distributed nude photos of female students pleaded guilty to charges this month. Under a plea bargain, the boy pleaded… Continue reading

Murder victim’s name changed posthumously

A judge in Island County Superior Court recently granted an extremely unique petition that posthumously changes a woman’s last name so she no longer shares… Continue reading

Buffalo abuse and submarine theft | Island Scanner

Tuesday, July 23 At 11 a.m., a caller reported that tires and rims were stolen off a deck on Custer Street. At 2:52 p.m., a… Continue reading

Man accused in Walmart theft, leading police chase

A man is accused of stealing a TV from Walmart and leading police on a high-speed chase before crashing and running away, according to court… Continue reading

Motorcyclist injured in collision with deer

A deer precipitated a serious motorcycle accident on South Whidbey Aug. 6, according to the Washington State Patrol. The agency reported that Morgan Will, 57,… Continue reading

Hospital settles lawsuit for $1.5 million: WhidbeyHealth admits no wrongdoing in discrimination case

WhidbeyHealth recently settled an age discrimination lawsuit for $1.5 million and a related public records violation lawsuit for $38,000. Hospital officials did not admit any… Continue reading

Whidbey pagans to show pride at festival

A group will be adding a little pagan spirit to this year’s Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival. Whidbey Witches, Heathens, Druids & Pagans is holding… Continue reading

Latent fingerprints lead to burglary suspect

Fingerprints led to charges against a man accused of burglarizing a Langley home two years ago, according to court documents. The case represents a somewhat… Continue reading

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Commissioner Helen Price Johnson announces bid for state Senate

Lifelong South Whidbey resident Helen Price Johnson wants to change her title from Island County commissioner to state senator. While the 2020 election is well… Continue reading

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Man accused of illegally possessing gun

A 39-year-old Oak Harbor man is accused of trying to buy a gun in violation of a court order and lying to the ATF, according… Continue reading

Beware huskeys and homies | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office. Tuesday, July 16 At 1:21 p.m., a woman on North Whidbey… Continue reading

Fishing prospects good off Whidbey

It’s been a good year for salmon fishing and the trend should continue in the waters surrounding Whidbey Island, according to Ralph Downes, enforcement officer… Continue reading

WhidbeyHealth faces malpractice lawsuits

Three medical malpractice lawsuits have been filed against Whidbey Island Public Hospital District in the last three months. The three separate complaints were filed in… Continue reading

Stats show growth in commuting in county

Unemployment jumped a bit, but economist says no cause for worry