Jessie Stensland

Convicted sex offender accused in Easter stabbing

The 24-year-old man is being held on $25,000 bail.

 

Real estate agent held without bail

An Oak Harbor man will continue to be held in jail after he allegedly violated court orders again.

 

Suspicious karate chopping divulged | Island Scanner

Island Scanner March 10-23.

 

In Our Opinion: Deer Lagoon Grange’s membership should be open to all

The Deer Lagoon Grange has become an unlikely focal point in the culture war on South Whidbey. The foofaraw began last fall when some members… Continue reading

Island County ranks 4th healthiest in state

The county is ranked behind San Juan, King and Whitman counties.

Clinton man pleads guilty to child porn charges

A 28-year-old is facing prison time for having child pornography on an online file storage service, according to court records.

A U.S. Navy EA-18G Growler flies over Afghanistan, Jan. 23, 2020. The EA-18G has the capabilities to perform a wide range of enemy defense suppression missions with the latest electronic attack technology, jamming pods, and satellite communications. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Lotz

Growlers are getting upgrades

The updates are a five-year effort to improve the jamming capacity of the EA-18G Growlers.

A U.S. Navy EA-18G Growler flies over Afghanistan, Jan. 23, 2020. The EA-18G has the capabilities to perform a wide range of enemy defense suppression missions with the latest electronic attack technology, jamming pods, and satellite communications. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Lotz

In Our Opinion: Seek public input, avoid consultants in spending stimulus money

It appears that government officials on Whidbey will have a lot of leeway when it comes to spending money from the American Rescue Plan Act.… Continue reading

Man arrested after alleged abduction from hospital in Coupeville

The 18-year-old woman is safe after Marysville police arrested her father a couple of hours later.

Flying Port-a-Potty in the road | Island Scanner

Island Scanner Feb. 25 - March 9.

In Our Opinion: Central Whidbey location is right for homeless shelter

Since 2017, the Haven has offered a warm, safe place to sleep for people who have no other options for shelter from the storm. A… Continue reading

Comments accepted on shoreline plan amendments

Island County and state Department of Ecology are accepting comments on a periodic review of the county’s Shoreline Master Program. The county has prepared draft… Continue reading

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From left, George Henny, Goosefoot Director of Program Marian Myszkowski, Goosefoot President Jean Singer, Island Senior Resources Executive Director Cheryn Weiser and Goosefoot Vice President Chris Salomone talk about a proposed affordable housing project in Bayview.

South Whidbey leaders unite to build affordable housing

A steering committee is moving forward with the creation of a master plan for innovative and sustainable workforce housing in Bayview.

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From left, George Henny, Goosefoot Director of Program Marian Myszkowski, Goosefoot President Jean Singer, Island Senior Resources Executive Director Cheryn Weiser and Goosefoot Vice President Chris Salomone talk about a proposed affordable housing project in Bayview.
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Oak Harbor resident Joe Cardinal captured this image of an unidentified light in the sky earlier this month.

Forget Bigfoot, UFOs are where the action’s at on Whidbey Island

There have been several sightings in the skies above of strange lights over the past few years.

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Oak Harbor resident Joe Cardinal captured this image of an unidentified light in the sky earlier this month.

County, communities to get millions in stimulus

Island County government and the three municipalities on Whidbey Island are projected to receive a combined total of $22.32 million through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

In Our Opinion: Those fighting for racial equality should focus on county government

It’s a little ironic, but perhaps not surprising, that so much of the discussion about racial equality and inclusion on Whidbey Island in recent years… Continue reading

Man comatose after brutal assault in North Whidbey home

Deputies arrived to the East Henni Road home and found the victim unconscious, struggling to breathe

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Detectives allegedly found a half pound of suspected methamphetamine in a car driven Codie Burley, who was arrested on warrants, according to court documents.

Whidbey man wanted in shooting, other crimes, arrested by task force

A 24-year-old Coupeville man wanted on felony warrants in several cases.

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Detectives allegedly found a half pound of suspected methamphetamine in a car driven Codie Burley, who was arrested on warrants, according to court documents.

Fewer COVID restrictions, more vaccines

As of March 11, nearly 19 percent of Island County residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Federal judge rejects injunction request against Navy Growlers

The decision wasn’t a surprise, and it doesn’t directly affect the underlying lawsuits by the state Attorney General’s Office and COER.