Not many Norwegians likely to move here

Editor, President Donald Trump asks, in referring to immigrants from Africa, why would we want to accept “all these people from shithole countries?” Rather, he… Continue reading

  • Jan 17, 2018

Where are all the bomb shelters on the island?

Editor, After hearing about the accidental emergency message sent out Saturday to the people of Hawaii, I began to think. Where on South Whidbey do… Continue reading

  • Jan 17, 2018

Cartoon for Wednesday, Jan. 17

Cartoon by Monte Wolverton.… Continue reading

  • Jan 17, 2018

Let states set their own marijuana laws

The Trump administration’s reversal of Obama’s hands-off approach to enforcement of marijuana laws isn’t likely to have much effect on Whidbey Island, at least for… Continue reading

  • Jan 17, 2018

Plan to launch new series with Goosefoot grant

Editor, We were pleased to see the recognition of Goosefoot Community Foundation in your recent article on Jan. 10. Sound Water Stewards was proud to… Continue reading

  • Jan 17, 2018

Cartoon for Saturday, Jan. 13

Cartoon by Dave Granlund.… Continue reading

  • Jan 15, 2018

We must change culture in order to save planet

Editor, Reciprocity is the key to survival. Reciprocity is the essence of life. It is life. We are told, more or less incessantly, that survival… Continue reading

  • Jan 13, 2018

Important to vote for those who represent us

Editor, Political pundits rightly criticize Democrats’ failure to identify issues that appeal to voters other than their shared dislike of our unlikeable president. It shouldn’t… Continue reading

  • Jan 13, 2018

Interdepartmental jousting is the snake

Editor, This nastiness emanating from the other Washington must be contagious since we now have county commissioners calling our prosecuting attorney a snake, of all… Continue reading

  • Jan 13, 2018

Secular law says woman has the right to choose

Editor, As I have since come to understand the dynamic, life begins with the first breath of air. That is when the child becomes the… Continue reading

  • Jan 13, 2018

Threat shows mayor doesn’t understand value of free press

A free press is a government watchdog. A free press is fundamental to democracy. A free press is protected by the First Amendment. Langley Mayor… Continue reading

  • Jan 13, 2018

Photo may have cause misunderstanding for readers

Editor, Your Jan. 6 edition included a headline that read, “County commissioner calls prosecutor ‘snake,’ accuses him of lying.” Directly above the article appeared a… Continue reading

  • Jan 12, 2018

Appreciates planning board’s thoughtfulness

Editor, Thank you to the Langley Planning Advisory Board members, council attendees and community planning director for making possible a transparent and informative discussion at… Continue reading

  • Jan 10, 2018

LAND grateful for the Democratic process

Editor, We the members of LAND — Langley Association of Neighbors Downtown — want to express our gratitude for the Planning Advisory Board Meeting on… Continue reading

  • Jan 10, 2018

It’s time to abolish the death penalty

It’s been 15 years since Robert Yates, a 1970 graduate of Oak Harbor High School, was sent to death row. The serial killer confessed to… Continue reading

Reps should be supporting Life at Conception Act

Editor, This is an open letter to Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell and Rep. Rick Larson: Please join others in Congress and co-sponsor the… Continue reading

  • Jan 10, 2018

Fighting among elected officials is unacceptable

An Island County commissioner acted outrageously and shamefully this week in attacking the county’s elected prosecutor because she was still sore about losing a court… Continue reading

Greatful for county’s help getting sale closed

Editor, I want to compliment our Island County Environmental Health staff. The week before Christmas, I was involved in a real estate transaction that absolutely… Continue reading

  • Jan 6, 2018

Enjoyed watching the public process work

Editor, As the owner, along with my wife Holly, of two storefront businesses in downtown Langley it was gratifying to attend the Planning Advisory Board… Continue reading

  • Jan 6, 2018

Don’t see point in second commercial district

Editor, Walking along the trail by the wetlands of Deer Lagoon, I met two good friends from Langley. We stopped to chat in hushed voices… Continue reading

  • Jan 3, 2018