Opinion

Letter: Pay bumps for our school leaders are well-deserved

Editor, The purpose of this letter is to provide information to the community regarding administrative salaries. The South Whidbey School Board was unanimous in its… Continue reading

  • Mar 20, 2019

 

Cartoon for March 20, 2019

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  • Mar 19, 2019

 

Editorial: In a time of change, hospital board needs to be open, transparent

After a year of bad financial news and a week of rumors, WhidbeyHealth CEO Geri Forbes announced she will retire. To calm community concerns about… Continue reading

  • Mar 19, 2019

 

Letter: Neighbor dog is not the problem, claims are unfair

Editor, This is in response to Steve Trembley’s letter regarding a dog problem. (Note: This refers to a March 5 story about leash laws.) I… Continue reading

  • Mar 19, 2019

Letter: The U.S’s world standing depends on ousting Trump

Editor, Donald J. Trump gives aid and comfort to dictators around the world and the Republicans give aid and comfort to Donald Trump, so says… Continue reading

  • Mar 19, 2019

Editorial: Navy should fund independent Growler noise testing

The secretary of the Navy’s decision to assign 80 percent of the EA-18G Growler carrier landing practice to Naval Air Station’s Outlying Field Coupeville, as… Continue reading

  • Mar 15, 2019

Cartoon for March 16, 2019

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  • Mar 15, 2019

Letter: There are many benefits to an extra hour of sun

Editor, I read with alarm the plans to go to year-round daylight savings time. What might be workable for those living in states to the… Continue reading

  • Mar 15, 2019

Letter: Navy decision is based on ‘fear mongering’

Editor, I read with 100 percent anger and horror about the Navy’s decision to go ahead with proliferating the Growler right here on our island.… Continue reading

  • Mar 15, 2019

Blog: ‘Just like insulin for diabetes’

The word was easy to read even from my vantage point, upside down from the doctor’s view. In front of her lay a sheet of… Continue reading

Cartoon for March 13, 2019

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  • Mar 12, 2019

Letter: WhidbeyHealth shouldn’t be turning away patients

Editor, My wife has been taking allergy shots since November of 2017. She was diagnosed with severe allergies by a doctor at an ENT in… Continue reading

  • Mar 12, 2019

Editorial: Extreme Risk Protection Orders make absolute sense

It’s impossible to prove a negative. In 2016, voters passed Initiative 1490, which created the Extreme Risk Protection Order. It’s civil process under which an… Continue reading

Cartoon for March 9, 2019

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  • Mar 8, 2019

Blog: Tunnel to Viaduct 8K

The wave felt like an enormous ocean swell, except that I was nowhere near the water. It was January 17, 1994, hours after the 6.7… Continue reading

  • Mar 8, 2019

Cartoon for March 9, 2019

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  • Mar 8, 2019

Letter: Thank you to those who hosted safety classes

Editor, I wish to thank the Oak Harbor Senior Center, Island Senior Services, Bayview Senior Center and, finally, the Coupeville United Methodist Church for hosting… Continue reading

  • Mar 8, 2019

Letter: Raise the age to purchase tobacco to 21, save lives

Editor, My father started smoking at age 18, when he joined the Marines. He developed chronic obstructive disease in his 70s and struggled to breathe… Continue reading

  • Mar 8, 2019

Letter: South Whidbey school administration raises seem questionable

Editor, The South Whidbey Record reported on March 2 the salary increases approved for South Whidbey School District administrators. The chairwoman and board members stated… Continue reading

  • Mar 8, 2019

Blog: Where the Sword Ferns grow

On my 19,947th day on earth, I learned something that came as a complete surprise: I am not invincible to injury. Racing down Mount Constitution… Continue reading