Opinion

Letter: We must speak up against subtleties of evil behavior

Editor, Dear residents of Whidbey Island: I have lived here for 12 years and love this island and its people. I’m happy we all can… Continue reading

  • Jul 26, 2019

Letter: Sen. Bailey’s record shows she’s lost touch on issues

Editor, State Sen Bailey’s July 24 Sound Off in the South Whidbey Record exposes her as a disappointing representative who flirts with the truth and… Continue reading

  • Jul 26, 2019

Letter: Sen. Bailey is willing to sacrifice citizens’ health

Editor, I am disturbed, and not terribly surprised, that Barbara Bailey’s screed on your recent editorial page used all the “red meat” tropes she could… Continue reading

  • Jul 26, 2019

Cartoon for July 27, 2019

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  • Jul 26, 2019

Letter: WhidbeyHealth’s ER hasn’t improved at all

Editor, Recently, I’ve read articles bout the “new” WhidbeyHealth and how a person would be happy to be a “visitor” to the Coupeville facility. I… Continue reading

  • Jul 23, 2019

Letter: New signs for bike route are a waste of money

Editor, I just read about how the county is about to spend $109,500 of our tax dollars for signage on a bike route around the… Continue reading

  • Jul 23, 2019

Letter: Bullying is not complex, skills help children cope

Editor, Recently, in your paper, a parent lamented the fact her young children face bullying in a local school. Her children can learn new skills… Continue reading

  • Jul 23, 2019

Letter: Facing challenges locally while navigating stores

Editor, I can’t help but feel as though there’s a war on parents happening on the South End, and let me explain why. My complaints… Continue reading

  • Jul 19, 2019

Letter: WhidbeyHealth staff were respectful, professional

Editor, I was recently admitted to WhidbeyHealth as an inpatient in the Med/Surg Unit. I could not have been treated more professionally or graciously by… Continue reading

  • Jul 19, 2019

Letter: Leave pets at home, don’t let them suffer in a hot car

Editor, It’s hot out folks, even if it’s overcast. It’s too hot to leave your dog in the car. Please don’t leave your dogs in… Continue reading

  • Jul 19, 2019

Letter: Sheriff’s Citizens Patrol kept an eye on residence

Editor, Thank you, to the Island County Sheriff’s Citizens Patrol for watching our home while we were on vacation. We have a security system and… Continue reading

  • Jul 16, 2019

Letter: Paper’s editorial about FOI states what needed said

Editor, Thanks so much for putting in print what needed to be said, what people need to be reminded of…that in the discourse around the… Continue reading

  • Jul 16, 2019

Letter: Navy should reconsider increased use of OLF

Editor, I fear for the safety of my family. I am a 1964 Naval Academy graduate. I received my wings in 1965, flew 3,500 hours… Continue reading

  • Jul 16, 2019

Letter: Navy should reconsider increased use of OLF

Editor, I’d like to thank our legislature, and our House Representative Dave Paul specifically, for making major progress in addressing climate change and protecting our… Continue reading

  • Jul 16, 2019

Letter: Pride picnic held on South Whidbey a family affair

Editor, On the Island Life page of the July 13 edition of the South Whidbey Record, the two folks to the reverend’s right in the… Continue reading

  • Jul 16, 2019

Cartoon for July 17, 2019

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  • Jul 16, 2019

Cartoon for July 13, 2019

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  • Jul 12, 2019

Letter: Ask leaders to support bill for early-onset Alzheimer’s

Editor, There’s a bill coming up in Congress to assist the 200,000 Americans who have early-onset Alzheimer’s. I’m urging Rick Larsen, Maria Cantwell and Patty… Continue reading

  • Jul 12, 2019

Letter: It’s easy for an outsider to criticize Growler victims

Editor, I just had to respond to the letter in the South Whidbey Record of July 10 from Joe Kunzler of Sedro-Woolley. Joe refers to… Continue reading

  • Jul 12, 2019

Balkanizing the Rock: What distrust may lead to | Rockin’ a Hard Place:

I’m just back from a dream trip along the coast of Slovenia and Croatia. Roman ruins everywhere, gorgeous sunsets, the clear blue waters of the… Continue reading