Jessie Stensland

Two Democrats ahead in one commissioner race, two Republicans in the other

Voters in Island County may choose between two Democrats for one county commissioner position and two Republicans for another in the November general election. One… Continue reading

 

Planning director quits, assessor hired to serve in interim

The Island County planning director submitted her letter of resignation last week and will be temporarily replaced by county Assessor Mary Engle. Jessica Carpenter had… Continue reading

 

Two dead, including Oak Harbor man, in wrong-way collision

Two people are dead after a 76-year-old Oak Harbor man drove the wrong way on Highway 20 in Skagit County and struck another car head-on… Continue reading

 

Report: Claims of assault at political event may be untrue, exaggerated

A report by detectives with the Bellingham police about a Fourth of July incident in Oak Harbor casts doubts on a videographer’s allegations that he… Continue reading

Bicyclist tries to hit passing cars | Island Scanner

SATURDAY, JULY 18 At 5:01 p.m., a caller reported finding a bone in the Double Bluff area. At 5:22 p.m., a resident reported that a… Continue reading

“Rogue Sheep” trespass in yard | Island Scanner

THURSDAY, JULY 9 At 1:07 a.m., a Goss Lake Road resident reported that someone was outside rocking the motorhome. At 3:33 a.m., a caller reported… Continue reading

Trials to resume, but won’t look quite the same

Island County Superior Court is scheduled to hold its first jury trial on Aug. 18, nearly five months since they were halted because of the… Continue reading

Coupeville woman, 75, injured one-car crash Aug. 2

A 75-year-old Coupeville woman was seriously injured in a crash in Central Whidbey Aug. 2. The Washington State Patrol reported that Lynn C. Cantrell was… Continue reading

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