Jessia Stensland

Jessia posted 12 stories to Islands' Weekly.
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An EA-18G Growler taxis down the airstrip on Naval Air Station Whidbey Island during the squadron’s welcome home ceremony in August 2017. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Wood/Contributed photo)

New study finds EA-18G Growler noise goes deep

Study finds levels of underwater jet noise are higher than thresholds known to disturb orcas.

  • Dec 17th, 2020 5:00am
An EA-18G Growler taxis down the airstrip on Naval Air Station Whidbey Island during the squadron’s welcome home ceremony in August 2017. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Wood/Contributed photo)

Magistrate recommends against COER injunction

A federal magistrate judge recommended a U.S. District Court judge deny a…

  • Aug 20th, 2020 1:30am
State Attorney General is suing Navy over Growler expansion at NAS Whidbey

State Attorney General is suing Navy over Growler expansion at NAS Whidbey

The state’s top lawyer is suing the Navy over the noise and…

  • Jul 16th, 2019 9:03pm
State Attorney General is suing Navy over Growler expansion at NAS Whidbey
Fish and Wildlife/contributed photo                                A bear that visited several islands was captured and returned to the wilderness.

Island-hopping bear is caught and returned to wild

“The nicest bear” is back in the wilderness after a fruitless search…

  • Jun 21st, 2019 1:30am
Fish and Wildlife/contributed photo                                A bear that visited several islands was captured and returned to the wilderness.
Navy photo                                A total of 36 additional EA-18G Growlers will be coming to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.

Navy announces decision on Growlers

Under a decision announced today, the Navy will add 36 EA-18G Growler…

  • Mar 14th, 2019 11:05am
Navy photo                                A total of 36 additional EA-18G Growlers will be coming to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.
(Photo by Laura Guido / Whidbey News Group)

Navy confronted over jet noise, historic sites

On Dec. 19, state and local officials publicly and directly challenged Navy…

  • Dec 31st, 2018 1:30am
(Photo by Laura Guido / Whidbey News Group)

Navy ends talks on historical impacts

Many of the people involved in negotiating mitigation measures on the impact…

  • Dec 10th, 2018 9:32am

Larsen asks Navy to reduce planned OLF flights

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen wants the Navy to rethink a proposed fourfold…

  • Nov 26th, 2018 10:00am
Growler pilot draws graffiti in the sky

Growler pilot draws graffiti in the sky

By Jessie Stensland jstensland@whidbeynewsgroup.com It was something one might expect to see…

  • Nov 28th, 2017 1:24pm
Growler pilot draws graffiti in the sky
Guards plead ‘not guilty’ on charges of falsifying logs

Guards plead ‘not guilty’ on charges of falsifying logs

Two former Island County corrections deputies accused of forging jail records after…

  • Apr 26th, 2017 11:26am
Guards plead ‘not guilty’ on charges of falsifying logs
Federal agencies weigh in on Growler impacts

Federal agencies weigh in on Growler impacts

By Jessie Stensland jstensland@whidbeynewsgroup.com Two federal agencies are weighing in with detailed…

  • Apr 4th, 2017 1:30am
Federal agencies weigh in on Growler impacts

State report finds link between Growlers, health problems

By Jessie Stensland South Whidbey Record reporter A Washington State Department of…

  • Mar 10th, 2017 1:30am