Jessie Stensland

‘Blood-curdling screaming’ | Island Scanner

Island Scanner Dec. 25 - Jan. 1.


Washington’s vaccination schedule draws criticism from Island County

Island County commissioners are upset about where certain groups fall in the vaccination phases.


Co-sponsored by Muzzall, bill would speed up state reopening

The bill would allow indoor dining, gyms and social gatherings to resume, all with safety protocols


Court day delayed due to psychosis

The woman was arrested on suspicion of assault in the first degree, a domestic violence crime.

Man arrested at Walmart in Oak Harbor with stolen truck

An Anacortes business owner reported the truck as stolen. It was found at the Oak Harbor Walmart.

Prosecutor calls commissioner ‘a terrible person’ during public meeting

The two have had a tense relationship for years.

Woman sues Uber over injury suffered in 2018

The woman is suing the car-for-hire company over an injury that occurred in Oak Harbor in 2018.

Island County employee killed in car accident

The 35-year-old woman died at the scene of the accident on Dec. 18.

Pandemic impact on calls to law enforcers was mixed

Most crime fell, but 911 calls for mental health crises and sexual assaults grew in 2020.

State health officer temporarily helping county

Dr. Lindquist has been serving on an emergency basis since Dec. 31 and will continue until Jan. 20.

Mary Engle

Assessor doubles as planning head till March

Mary Engle said she hasn’t decided whether she will seek the position on a permanent basis.

Mary Engle

Man accused of repeatedly stabbing woman in the head

The woman suffered five lacerations to her head.

Man accused of repeatedly stabbing woman in the head

The woman suffered five lacerations to her head.

Board to consider hiring public health officer

Officials will meet Wednesday to hire a new public health officer to replace one who quit.

In Our Opinion: Public Health nurse exodus is cause for reckoning

It’s not unusual for the state Department of Health to assist a county with investigating people who tested positive for COVID-19 and tracing their recent… Continue reading

Taser chasers | Island Scanner

Island Scanner Dec. 7-14.

State takes over COVID tracing from county

Several staff from Island County Public Health quit, so state contact tracers have stepped in.

County awards tourism grants for next year

The grants were given to groups that will work to rebuild a tourism economy hurt by the pandemic.