Jessie Stensland

Nanobubbles one idea for ending toxic blooms in lake

The recent closure of Lone Lake on South Whidbey due to toxic blue-green algae is nothing new but part of what has become an annual… Continue reading

 

Man heading to prison for sex crimes involving online extortion

A former Whidbey Island resident who blackmailed girls and women across the country will likely be spending more than five years in prison, court documents… Continue reading

 

Suspect crashes car while trying to flee State Patrol

An Oak Harbor man is accused of leading a Washington state trooper on a brief chase in a car full of drugs before crashing into… Continue reading

 

Top: Scott McMullen, Greg Gilday, Suzanne Woodard.
                                Bottom: Angie Homola, Ivan Lewis.

Four Democrats, lone Republican vie for House seat

Responding to the myriad effects and after-effects of the COVID-19 pandemic will undoubtedly occupy state lawmakers for years to come. The central issue, as in… Continue reading

Top: Scott McMullen, Greg Gilday, Suzanne Woodard.
                                Bottom: Angie Homola, Ivan Lewis.

Editorial: New restrictions unfair to Whidbey restaurants, bars

Whidbey Island’s restaurants, taverns and bars will have to take a step back under Gov. Jay Inslee’s newest changes to the state’s Safe Start Plan… Continue reading

Former council candidate accused of making threat

A former candidate for Oak Harbor City Council was recently arrested for allegedly threatening to kill a man and violating a court order July 21,… Continue reading

Oak Harbor Police Department video shows gun bandished during child exchange

A 26-year-old Navy man is accused of brandishing a handgun during a July 18 child exchange in front of the Oak Harbor Police Department after… Continue reading

5 candidates with 4 political affiliations vie for commissioner

Five candidates representing a surprisingly full range of political affiliations — or non-affiliation — and a breadth of views are hoping to replace Commissioner Helen… Continue reading

Magistrate recommends against COER injunction

A federal magistrate judge is recommending that a U.S. District Court judge deny a request by an advocacy group to force the Navy to halt… Continue reading

Bellingham police investigating claim Oak Harbor developer assaulted Democratic videographer

Detectives with the Bellingham Police Department are investigating a Fourth of July incident in Oak Harbor in which a political videographer was allegedly assaulted by… Continue reading

Teenager killed, another injured in South Whidbey crash

One South Whidbey teenager was killed and another injured in a two-vehicle collision near Freeland early Monday evening. The Washington State Patrol reported that 17-year-old… Continue reading

Relative isolation may be limiting spread of virus

Essentially, it’s waters that surround Whidbey Island that protect it from the surge of COVID-19 that spread across the state and the nation this summer.… Continue reading

Jogger attacked in Oak Harbor by stranger, helped by passersby

A man who allegedly attacked a jogger in Oak Harbor is being held in jail on $50,000 bail. Oak Harbor Police Chief Kevin Dresker said… Continue reading

Fire commissioners place levy lid lift on ballot

Commissioners for North Whidbey Fire and Rescue are hoping this will be the year that voters in the district approve an increase in the district’s… Continue reading

Man accused of raping woman after bailing out of jail for assaulting her

A Langley resident raped his girlfriend in Skagit County after bailing out of jail on charges that he assaulted the same woman and threatened to… Continue reading

Morning fire leaves Oak Harbor family displaced

Nobody was injured in an early morning house fire in Oak Harbor Saturday, but the blaze displaced a family, according to the Oak Harbor Fire… Continue reading

Oak Harbor woman sent to prison for striking officer with car, fleeing the scene

A 33-year-old Oak Harbor woman who fled from police in her car on three different occasions, striking an officer and a patrol vehicle in one… Continue reading

Wray quits commissioner race, endorses Curt Gordon

The six-person race for Island County commissioner is now down to five. Coupeville resident Gary Wray, a Republican, said this week that he’s dropping out… Continue reading

Man who appeared in reality show accused of robbing bank

A former South Whidbey resident whose family was featured in the reality show “Super Nanny” is accused of robbing a bank in Freeland a few… Continue reading

Justice sought for cat injured with fireworks

A North Whidbey woman is starting a reward fund for information leading to the person or people responsible for causing a horrific injury to a… Continue reading