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Lawmakers sue Gov. Jay Inslee over ‘veto too far’ | The Petri Dish

When Gov. Jay Inslee vetoed a 12-word sentence in the transportation budget in May, he knew what he was doing was without precedent in this… Continue reading

  • Aug 30, 2019

Letter: Article needed to address Sound’s starving orcas

Editor, Your article about how fine the Chinook fishing is failed to include any mention of the well-known fact that our Southern Resident Killer Whales,… Continue reading

  • Aug 30, 2019

Sound Off: Efforts rekindle hope for South Resident orcas

By Howard Garrett Thank you South Whidbey Record for reporting on the recent passing of three more of our precious Southern Resident orcas, “Hope dwindles… Continue reading

  • Aug 27, 2019

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  • Aug 23, 2019

The Petri Dish: Advisory measures on ballot will tax voters’ attention

If you lost count of how many new and higher taxes state lawmakers passed this year, it was 12. And voters will get a chance… Continue reading

  • Aug 23, 2019

Sound Off: Other side of the story sometimes can’t be shared

By Jake Kempton, legal officer for WhidbeyHealth Thank you for publishing a fairly balanced article regarding the recent settlement between the hospital district and Dr.… Continue reading

  • Aug 20, 2019

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  • Aug 16, 2019

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  • Aug 13, 2019

Soundoff: Patients have good reasons to trust WhidbeyHealth

My wife and I were guests at a lovely Oak Harbor wedding on Saturday, and several of the attendees, who have lived on Whidbey Island… Continue reading

  • Aug 6, 2019

Letter: Bailey exaggerates, ‘spews falsehoods’ in Op-Ed

Editor, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson is forcing a review of the environmental impact statement for the Navy’s expansion of Growler flights at Whidbey… Continue reading

  • Aug 3, 2019

Letter: Navy not above the law, as Sen. Bailey seems to think

Editor, I take issue with Sen. Barbara Bailey’s use of derogatory name-calling in her July 24 “Sound Off” Op-Ed commentary. Sen. Bailey is certainly entitled… Continue reading

  • Aug 2, 2019

Letter: Sen. Bailey believes money trumps the Constitution

Editor, I just came across state Sen. Bailey’s July 19 attack on Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s suit against NAS Whidbey. She attacked Ferguson with ad… Continue reading

  • Aug 2, 2019

Letter: Malpractice lawsuits for hospital are not surprising

Editor, I was not surprised to read of three malpractice suits against WhidbeyHealth — an oxymoron if there ever was one. My daughter saw a… Continue reading

  • Aug 2, 2019

Letter: Sen. Bailey misinforming public about Navy lawsuit

Editor, Barbara Bailey is taking a page from Trump’s playbook. I was aghast when I read her Op Ed regarding Bob Ferguson’s lawsuit against the… Continue reading

  • Aug 2, 2019

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  • Jul 30, 2019

Letter: Intelligence report shows all 50 states were hacked

Editor, The House Intelligence Committee released a report stating that the election systems of all 50 states were hacked in the last presidential election. The… Continue reading

  • Jul 30, 2019

Letter: AG lawsuit questions EIS process, not Navy’s value

Editor, State Rep. Norma Smith wrote: “I’m deeply disappointed in Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s misguided lawsuit and attack on our military community on Whidbey Island.”… Continue reading

  • Jul 30, 2019

Letter: AG lawsuit questions EIS process, not Navy’s value

Editor, Recently, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a lawsuit against the Navy, alleging that the Environmental Impact Statement process used in determining the… Continue reading

  • Jul 30, 2019