Jessie Stensland

Man faces vehicular assault charge

A man who drove a car off the road and caused a collision that seriously injured a passenger on North Whidbey last December is facing… Continue reading

Student faces felony for alleged assault on school bus

A 14-year-old student at South Whidbey Middle / High School is facing a felony charge for allegedly assaulting another student on a school bus Oct.… Continue reading

Stolen car crashes into theater building

The driver of a stolen car struck two parked vehicles, a garage, a cop car and the Whidbey Playhouse during a brief chase in Oak… Continue reading

Candidates at odds over direction of school district

Voters will choose between a realist and an idealist in the only contested race for the South Whidbey School Board. Linda Racicot, a retired teacher,… Continue reading

Missing man’s skull discovered in woods

A hunter walking through woods near Greenbank Oct. 12 discovered the skull of a Freeland man who had been missing nearly 19 years, the Island… Continue reading

Attorney, client fighting over hospital settlement

WhidbeyHealth Public Hospital District settled an age discrimination lawsuit in August, but the plaintiff and his attorney are still arguing over money. Seattle attorney Gregory… Continue reading

Housewarming party goes badly on North Whidbey

A housewarming party in Oak Harbor Oct. 12 ended with two women in the hospital and one woman in jail, according to court documents. A… Continue reading

Lloyd Edwin Carter: March 22, 1926 -Oct. 4, 2019

Lloyd Edwin Carter, 93, lifelong resident of Whidbey Island died Oct. 4, 2019 at his home in Freeland, Wash. Lloyd was the widower of Loretta,… Continue reading

Man files another public records lawsuit against Langley

A South Whidbey man has filed another lawsuit against the city of Langley, claiming a violation of the state’s Public Records Act. Eric Hood, acting… Continue reading

I-976 could detour Island Transit buses

If passed, Initiative 976 has the potential to significantly diminish bus and paratransit service in Island County. To discuss the impacts, Island Transit Executive Director… Continue reading

Commissioner will delegate vote for state senate appointment

Island County Commissioner Helen Price Johnson won’t vote on a state senate appointment, but the county won’t lose a vote in choosing a candidate. Commissioners… Continue reading

Suspects plucked in guitar case

A man with a pilfered guitar was arrested in a low-key sting operation by the Island County Sheriff’s Office Thursday, according to court documents. A… Continue reading

GOP picks candidates for Senate seat

A North Whidbey entrepreneurial farmer is the top choice to replace state Sen. Barbara Bailey. Ron Muzzall topped the list of three candidates chosen by… Continue reading

Police chase ends at septic tank

When a driver being chased by a deputy came to a dead end on a Central Whidbey road, he didn’t stop. Instead, he drove into… Continue reading

Hospital sued by former employees

Two former WhidbeyHealth Medical Center employees who worked in the emergency room filed lawsuits against the hospital district, claiming unlawful discharge and other violations of… Continue reading

Candidate forum slated for Oct. 8

With less than two weeks until ballots are mailed out, candidate forum season is in high gear. The League of Women Voters of Whidbey Island… Continue reading

Man arrested after pointing gun at deputy with sheriff’s office

An unusual dispute between a landlord and a tenant led to a dangerous moment at a Central Whidbey location Friday, Sept. 27, court documents say.… Continue reading

Poop talk in Oct. 3

Residents are invited to get the scoop on poop at a community discussion hosted by Washington State University Extension on Thursday, Oct. 3. Scientists and… Continue reading

Passenger pickup, drop off area open at ferry dock

It took awhile to happen, but the improved passenger pickup and drop off area at the Clinton Ferry Terminal is finally open this week. The… Continue reading

Editorial: Langley infrastructure measure holds water

It’s a lot of money, but dealing with Langley’s crumbling infrastructure in the current whack-a-mole fashion would be more costly — and frustrating — in… Continue reading