Opinion

Elect someone who stands up for environment

Editor, Who is Rick Hannold representing? It certainly doesn’t seem to be the citizens of Island County or the environment that sustains us. In a… Continue reading

  • Apr 11, 2018

Now is the time to vote yes for libraries

Editor, We have our special ballots and now is the time to support our community by voting yes for the Sno-Isle Intercounty Rural Library District… Continue reading

  • Apr 11, 2018

Thanks for making Bunco fundraiser a success

Editor, Guild 21 of Providence General Children’s Association hosted their 14th annual Bunco night on March 24 at Useless Bay Golf and Country Club. Guests… Continue reading

  • Apr 11, 2018

Want a commissioner that’s cognizant of local, global issues

Editor, Thanks to Rick Hannold for responding to my somewhat grim portrayal of his environmental record in light of Earth Day this month. Any response… Continue reading

  • Apr 11, 2018

Won’t know how much we lost until library gone

Editor, We need to support our libraries by voting yes for libraries on April 24. If the levy fails, we will lose a precious community… Continue reading

  • Apr 11, 2018

Cartoon for Saturday, April 7

Cartoon by Bob Englehart… Continue reading

  • Apr 7, 2018

Health is wealth, we should be investing more into it

Editor, There is a movement afoot in our state to address the current inadequate health care system. It is Initiative 1600. I’m a volunteer for… Continue reading

  • Apr 7, 2018

Honor MLK by joining ‘Poor People’s Campaign’

Editor, April 4 marked the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., our American prophet, and the loss of his leadership was… Continue reading

  • Apr 7, 2018

Libraries services, materials worth ‘Yes’ vote

Editor, In the 1960s, Seattle’s Lake City public library was my haven. Now in my 60s, the Sno-Isle Library system meets my needs as well… Continue reading

  • Apr 7, 2018

Cartoon for Wednesday, April 4

Cartoon by Pat Bagley.… Continue reading

  • Apr 4, 2018

Guest opinion: Will never apologize for working to keep taxes low

The author of a March 23 Whidbey News-Times letter, Dean Enell, focuses on four issues where in his opinion I fall short. I found them… Continue reading

  • Apr 4, 2018

Library reserves are required, serve purpose

Editor, A recent letter to the editor made very misleading statements about Sno-Isle Libraries finances, and I want to clear up the misinformation. Sno-Isle Libraries… Continue reading

  • Apr 4, 2018

Cartoon for Saturday, March 31

Cartoon by Steve Sack.… Continue reading

  • Mar 31, 2018

Doesn’t respond well to threats of service cuts

Editor, I like public libraries. Do we need a Sno-Isle Library levy increase? The people in Washington spend more per person for public libraries than… Continue reading

  • Mar 31, 2018

OPINION: We must urge representatives to repeal newsprint tariff

Much of the talk of tariffs and trade wars has centered on the Trump administration’s decision to pursue increased taxes on some international supplies of… Continue reading

  • Mar 31, 2018

Paul would be effective district representative

Editor, I met Dave Paul in July this past summer. Since then I have got to know him and admire who he is as a… Continue reading

  • Mar 31, 2018

Student marchers on right side of history

Editor, To the students who marched, thank you! We hear you. You bring hope back to we “adults” who should have dealt with this gun… Continue reading

  • Mar 31, 2018

A vote to support libraries is a vote for community

At the turn of the 19th Century, industrialist turned philanthropist Andrew Carnegie donated much of his fortune to the creation of public libraries across America… Continue reading

  • Mar 28, 2018

Cartoon for Wednesday, March 28

Cartoon by Dave Granlund.… Continue reading

  • Mar 28, 2018

Voting ‘yes’ for libraries good for community

Editor, Ballots for our library levy arrive next week, and, along with so many friends, neighbors and community leaders, I will be voting yes for… Continue reading

  • Mar 28, 2018