Opinion

The Petri Dish: Paid postage on ballots failed to move the needle

Even with the postage paid, thousands of Washington voters didn’t get their ballots in on time for the August primary. Collectively, auditors rejected 17,167 ballots… Continue reading

  • Sep 14, 2018

Cartoon for Sept. 12, 2018

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  • Sep 11, 2018

Letter: Reasons to elect Janet St. Clair as commissioner

Editor, I’m voting for Janet St. Clair for Island County commissioner 3. I’m 87 years old and have lived on Camano Island for the past… Continue reading

  • Sep 11, 2018

Editorial: Injustice happens everywhere, even on South Whidbey

A report issued by a grand jury in Pennsylvania sent shock waves through the Catholic Church — and world. It described how church leaders in… Continue reading

  • Sep 11, 2018

Cartoon for Sept. 8, 2018

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  • Sep 7, 2018

Letter: The loud ‘sound of freedom’ drowns out everything else

Editor, It’s 6 p.m. A gorgeous, warm, late summer evening. But we can’t enjoy it. Just had to shut all the windows and doors and… Continue reading

  • Sep 7, 2018

Letter: Ultimate Frisbee a safer sport than football — switch it out

Editor, I read with pleasure the article last week about local Whidbey youth Connor Ryan and teammates smashing all Junior Ultimate Frisbee competition from many… Continue reading

  • Sep 7, 2018

Letter: Buyers beware of the listed property descriptions online

Editor, Talk about ‘caveat emptor.’ I recently submitted a complaint to the state department of compliance and regulations for real estate. I complained that several… Continue reading

  • Sep 7, 2018

Cartoon for Sept. 5, 2018

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  • Sep 4, 2018

Letter: Striving to provide the best in recreation programs, parks

Editor, We write this letter to thank the South Whidbey community for the support of the South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District 2019 maintenance and… Continue reading

  • Sep 4, 2018

Editorial: Agreement reached between district, teachers good news

Some students hoping to extend their summer vacation may not be thrilled that the South Whidbey School District and the teachers’ union came to an… Continue reading

  • Sep 4, 2018

Cartoon for Sept. 1, 2018

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  • Aug 31, 2018

Letter: Restoration project needs experts who’ve walked beach

Editor, Small fish were jumping by the dozens in the Hidden Beach shallows, precisely where speakers from Northwest Straits and the Island County Marine Resources… Continue reading

  • Aug 31, 2018

Cartoon for Aug. 29, 2018

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  • Aug 28, 2018

Letter: Administration spouts lies, nonsense; vote in November

Editor, “Truth isn’t truth.” Come on, Giuliani, what kind of baloney is that? From Giuliani to Conway to Trump, who said, “What you are seeing… Continue reading

  • Aug 28, 2018

Letter: Teachers deserve excellent, salaries, sustainable ones

Editor, The South Whidbey School District is currently bargaining with its teachers. The school board is the fiscal agent of the district, and the superintendent… Continue reading

  • Aug 28, 2018

Cartoon for Aug. 25, 2018

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  • Aug 24, 2018

Letter: Help the Tiny Houses In Name of Christ to get a Langley property

Editor, THINCwhidbey.org (Tiny Houses In Name of Christ) is seeking a property in Langley, on city sewer and water, for the construction of affordable workforce… Continue reading

  • Aug 24, 2018

Letter: Success at the Whidbey Island Nourishes’ Summer Frolic

Editor, Whidbey Island Nourishes’ annual Summer Frolic was a huge success. It rained and then it rained some more, but then the clouds parted and… Continue reading

  • Aug 24, 2018

Letter: Support Protect Washington Act to help salvage our planet

Editor, We have known for decades that carbon pollution would change our planet. In 1974, the CIA issued a classified report on the carbon-dioxide problem.… Continue reading

  • Aug 24, 2018