Jessie Stensland

Editorial: Government functions better when you provide the facts

What we’ve got here is a failure to communicate. It’s nothing new among many of the governmental entities on Whidbey Island. Over the years, a… Continue reading

Event still planned after city nixes permits

The City of Oak Harbor denied a request for a special events permit to close a section of Pioneer Way for the annual trick-or-treating event… Continue reading

Coalition eyes former church near Coupeville for new shelter

The Whidbey Homeless Coalition is looking into the possibility of turning a building in Central Whidbey into an emergency shelter for people without homes. Jonathan… Continue reading

Exonerated by selfie in Texas case, man accused of sharing child porn

A man who made international news when a selfie exonerated him of assaulting his ex-girlfriend and carving an “X” on her chest is facing charges… Continue reading

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                                A wooden boat ran aground in Penn Cove after breaking loose from an anchor. A couple who had been living on the boat are on the run from the law.
                                A wooden boat ran aground in Penn Cove after breaking loose from an anchor. A couple who had been living on the boat are on the run from the law. Photo submitted.

Couple on the run as boat floats away

The boat was left floating in Penn Cove, but ran aground last week.

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                                A wooden boat ran aground in Penn Cove after breaking loose from an anchor. A couple who had been living on the boat are on the run from the law.
                                A wooden boat ran aground in Penn Cove after breaking loose from an anchor. A couple who had been living on the boat are on the run from the law. Photo submitted.

Oak Harbor Police investigating faux bomb

Police are investigating the faux bomb as a criminal case.

Suit accuses Oak Harbor mayor, city administrator of unethical conduct

The public works director and a former city engineer have filed a lawsuit against city leaders.

Van fire damages nearby car, apartments

The van fire is considered suspicious, police say.

County awards Oak Harbor grant to purchase boatyard

The city will purchase Mariners Haven, which is right next to the Oak Harbor Marina.

In Our Opinion: Don’t increase sewage plant costs with a bum deal

The sewage treatment plant in Oak Harbor continues to send money down the drain.

Man unsuccessful in bid to withdraw his guilty plea

The man was sentenced to prison for witness tampering.

Streaker on the golf course | Island Scanner

Blotter for Sept. 1 - 7.

Editor’s column: Lost and nauseated in a land of bad ideas

It’s been a year of bad ideas.

Island County on probation for flood insurance

FEMA’s decision will result in a $50 surcharge on insurance premiums.

League plans virtual candidate forums in October

Voters will have multiple opportunities to listen to local candidates in October.

Woman accused of running over her friend with Jeep

Woman accused of driving over friend in Oak Harbor parking lot

Man with criminal history accused of threat, assault

The man is facing charges for threatening a post office employee, and spitting in an officer’s face.

A ‘very cantankerous’ woman | Island Scanner

Blotter for Aug. 15 - Sept. 1

Editorial: Vote as usual; don’t be confused by U.S. Postal Service mailer

Island County ballots will be in the mail Oct. 14.

Shooter targets house in Oak Harbor

A shooting left holes in the side of a house but no one was hurt.