Opinion

Is there simple way to stop gun violence?

Editor, My niece and her husband, both from London, visited recently and we watched the local news one evening. Covered was a senseless school shooting,… Continue reading

  • Feb 3, 2018

No vote on bump stock ban telling of Bailey’s integrity

Editor, I am a firearm owner. I have legally hunted wildlife in the past. I enjoy target shooting on an approved range. I am also… Continue reading

  • Feb 3, 2018

Violation of law is worth investigating

Langley Mayor Tim Callison said it’s not worth his time to investigate whether the city may have violated the law. The law in question is… Continue reading

  • Feb 3, 2018

There’s a simple alternative to roundabouts

Editor, Do not be deceived by alleged traffic improvement benefits of roundabouts, especially when there is a more simple alternative. Roundabouts enormously increase lane-changing situations… Continue reading

  • Feb 2, 2018

Cartoon for Wednesday, Jan. 31

Cartoon by Dave Granlund.… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2018

Inappropriate to smoke dope in family paper

Editor, The federal government’s marijuana stance may not be a concern to locals, businesses and police. However, the Jan. 17 front page photo of a… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2018

Thanks South Whidbey for helping give back

Editor, Thank you South Whidbey for your caring generosity. Last year you rounded up your change on purchases at Freeland Ace Hardware to donate to… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2018

Thanks to Goosefoot for opening gallery space

Editor, I’m sure I speak for many in our community when I express appreciation and deep gratitude to Goosefoot for reconstituting the Front Room Gallery… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2018

State House speaker talks harassment

Since the turn of the century, no one’s dominated the legislating landscape quite like House Speaker Frank Chopp. In his reign, the Seattle Democrat has… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2018

Churches seek help in affordable housing plan

Editor, We need affordable housing on Whidbey Island for our younger people who fill jobs that we retired residents need. As the Whidbey Island County… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2018

Demo gardens a great asset at Greenbank Farm

Editor, In addition to the many amenities of the Greenbank Farm, a recent article failed to mention one of the farm’s most attractive features —… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2018

Drivers should give roundabouts a chance

Officials from the Washington State Department of Transportation have their work cut out for them when they come to Oak Harbor on Wednesday. They will… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2018

Cartoon for Saturday, Jan. 27

Cartoon by Nate Beeler.… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2018

Cartoon for Wednesday, Jan. 24

Cartoon by David Fitzsimmons.… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2018

Domestic violence is an issue that needs more attention

It’s time to expand the current national focus on sexual harassment and sexual assault to include domestic abuse. Like sexual harassment and assault, domestic abuse… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2018

We may find ourselves as subjects, not citizens

Editor, Over the years as a student and teacher of history and political science, I’ve often wondered what it would be like to live under… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2018

Use 2018 to vote in candidates who care

Editor, If you had any doubt about Donald J. Trump’s immigration agenda, it should be crystal clear now, after his Jan. 11 Oval Office statement… Continue reading

  • Jan 20, 2018

Taking CERT training can be empowering

Editor, I’m writing to offer public kudos to our South Whidbey Fire/EMS Chief Rusty Palmer and the CERT workshops that he is diligently leading and… Continue reading

  • Jan 20, 2018

Cartoon for Saturday, Jan. 20

Many people may be surprised to learn that there’s a statute of limitations on rape in Washington state. There’s currently a bill in the state… Continue reading

  • Jan 19, 2018

Cartoon for Saturday, Jan. 20

Cartoon for Saturday, Jan. 20

  • Jan 19, 2018