Opinion

Cartoon for Wednesday, March 21

Cartoon by Daryl Cagle.… Continue reading

  • Mar 21, 2018

CEO bonus, cost overruns are incongruous

The new wing project of WhidbeyHealth Medical Center is $3 million over budget. The revelation was announced at a hospital board meeting last week. During… Continue reading

  • Mar 21, 2018

Vote ‘yes’ to maintain island’s library services

Editor, I am writing to encourage you to vote yes for libraries. I have served on the board of the Friends of the Freeland Library… Continue reading

  • Mar 21, 2018

IDIPIC needs volunteers to serve as speakers, helpers

Editor, In 2017, the Impaired Driving Impact Panel of Island County presented our impact panels to 343 driver’s education students, 338 parents, 180 NAS Whidbey… Continue reading

  • Mar 20, 2018
Whitmire

‘Trekkie’ taking his customers to new dimensions

Those of us living on Whidbey Island share a long, narrow “rock” in Puget Sound where we look up when an eagle flies by, watch… Continue reading

  • Mar 17, 2018
Whitmire

Cartoon for Saturday, March 17

Cartoon by Dave Granlund… Continue reading

  • Mar 17, 2018

Check you facts when talking gun control

Editor, In Lorinda Newton’s March 10 letter, she contends that states with the most gun laws have the most firearms fatalities. This is wrong. According… Continue reading

  • Mar 17, 2018

Cartoon for Wednesday, March 14

Cartoon by Dave Granlund.… Continue reading

  • Mar 14, 2018

Guns need as much, if not more, training as cars

Editor, Lorinda Newton’s March 10 letter makes a great argument for the removal of the Dickey Law which prevents the Centers for Disease Control from… Continue reading

  • Mar 14, 2018

Once again, young people lead the way to social change

The South Whidbey School District is expecting that most of its high school and some middle school students will participate in the “Enough” walkout today.… Continue reading

  • Mar 14, 2018

Cartoon for Saturday, March 10

Cartoon by RJ Matson… Continue reading

  • Mar 10, 2018

Deadly force bill unites factions that were once divided

To fully appreciate a peace accord reached this week on rewriting state law on the use of deadly force by police, consider the intensity of… Continue reading

  • Mar 10, 2018

If guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have them

Editor, Each mass shooting grieves my soul, be it at a school, a theater, a church or a night club. Life is precious. Loss of… Continue reading

  • Mar 10, 2018

Cartoon for Wednesday, March 7

Cartoon by Kevin Siers.… Continue reading

  • Mar 7, 2018

Don’t miss out on Uganda’s dancers Friday

Editor, South Whidbey Islanders: Please rejoice and welcome the dozen-plus young people from Kampala, Uganda, who will be with us during the next week to… Continue reading

  • Mar 7, 2018

Need to start listening to children about guns

Editor, The latest advice from conservative Newt Gingrich: “Let’s arm teachers.” What an unbelievable suggestion, that teachers should carry guns to protect kids, as in… Continue reading

  • Mar 7, 2018
Jonalyn Woolf-Ivory is executive director for Sno-Isle Libraries.

Sound Off: Questions, answers and facts about the Sno-Isle Libraries operations levy

Property taxes are a tough subject, but worth talking about. Almost all of the money needed to operate the five libraries on Whidbey Island —… Continue reading

  • Mar 7, 2018
Jonalyn Woolf-Ivory is executive director for Sno-Isle Libraries.

I – 1600 volunteer because healthcare is a human right

Editor, Whole Washington is an ambitious group of citizens and health care professionals, determined to bring universal health care coverage to Washington state through a… Continue reading

  • Mar 3, 2018

We’re still blowin’ in the wind

Editor, Over 50 years ago, Bob Dylan recorded “Blowin’ in the Wind,” a song that reflected many of the challenges of the 1960s. You probably… Continue reading

  • Mar 3, 2018

Curious to see how legislation impacts voter selections

Voters will get a chance to really shake up membership in the state Legislature this fall, if they are so inclined. Possibilities for change abound… Continue reading

  • Mar 2, 2018