Jessie Stensland

Letter: Just say no to sex education in schools

Editor, Imagine that your elementary-aged son has had his third dental filling done in the past year. You wonder what is going on. You see… Continue reading

Charges filed in accidental shooting

The volunteer coach for the Oak Harbor High School’s NJROTC air rifle team is facing charges related to an alleged accidental shooting at a crowded… Continue reading

Cyberstalker sent to jail for 10 months

A man guilty of harassing a South Whidbey woman through social media was recently sentenced to jail. James L. Mathis pleaded guilty in Island County… Continue reading

Man ordered to write apology to deputy

During a sentencing hearing Wednesday, a judge ordered a Central Whidbey man who pointed a gun at a deputy to write a letter of apology.… Continue reading

Exhibits, parade mark 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage

Before the 19th Amendment was finally ratified in 1920, women across America struggled for decades in a multitude of ways — publicly and privately, quietly… Continue reading

Admiralty Head lighthouse closed for restoration work

Scaffolding surrounds the iconic Admiralty Head Lighthouse, which will be closed to visitors for months as workers complete a major renovation project on the 1903… Continue reading

Park and ride truck theft leads to arrest

A man accused of stealing a pickup truck from the Bayview Park and Ride Jan. 27 didn’t get very far, according to court documents. The… Continue reading

Steelhead farms seen as new can of worms

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife recently granted a fish-farming company permission to raise steelhead in several net pens in Puget Sound, including one… Continue reading

Fake TV salesman sent to prison, ordered to repay $759,000 to victims

A man who defrauded more than 100 people through illegitimate electronic businesses and ran a “boiler room” operation out of a rental house in Coupeville… Continue reading

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                                The Haller House is one of the historic properties that received a portion of the $1 million Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve preservation grant.

$1 million in state historic preservation grants awarded in Ebey’s Reserve

A $1-million grant from the state will go a long ways toward repairing and protecting many of the structures that are intrinsic to the rich… Continue reading

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                                The Haller House is one of the historic properties that received a portion of the $1 million Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve preservation grant.

Man sentenced for assaults, resisting arrest

A Clinton man who assaulted a woman and teenage girl and wrestled deputies near an open septic tank was recently sentenced to jail. Justin M.… Continue reading

Ex-county inmate sues over jail fall

An inmate at Clallam Bay Corrections Center is suing Island County over a fall he blames on a missing shower mat in Island County jail… Continue reading

Clinton man repeatedly violated court orders, according to police

A 37-year-old Clinton man is being held in jail on $35,000 bail for continually violating court orders barring him from contacting a former girlfriend who… Continue reading

Driver who knocked out cell service charged

An Anacortes man is accused of fleeing from the scene of a vehicle collision that disrupted cell phone and Internet service on Whidbey Island and… Continue reading

Uber returns to North Whidbey

After an absence of more than three months, Uber is back in Oak Harbor. The ride-share company stopped operating in the city last September because… Continue reading

Officer injured in getaway attempt

An Oak Harbor police officer was injured and a police car was damaged during the investigation of a suspected intoxicated driver who tried to speed… Continue reading

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Man accused of extorting women online for sexual favors, images

A detective with the Island County Sheriff’s Office uncovered evidence that a former Island County man has been blackmailing girls and women across the country… Continue reading

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Student’s comment about school shooting caused panic, but he will not be charged

A 19-year-old Oak Harbor High School student who made comments about a school shooting on a messaging app will not be charged with a crime.… Continue reading

COER plans to seek injunction against Growlers

The group Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve plans to file a motion for a preliminary injunction against the Navy this month in an attempt to restrict… Continue reading

Bail set at $150K for Langley man accused of molesting, assaulting girl

A 23-year-old South Whidbey man is accused of molesting and assaulting a child in Langley, according to court documents. Prosecutors charged Pierce F.D. Jackson in… Continue reading