Opinion

EDITOR’S COLUMN | Resolutions, ice cream and bumpy plane rides

So much for New Year’s resolutions. I only had one — to…

Today’s cartoon for Friday, Jan. 20, 2017

Today’s cartoon is by John Cole.

  • Jan 20th, 2017

Today’s cartoon for Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017

Today’s cartoon is by Rick McKee.

  • Jan 19th, 2017

VIEWPOINT | Fire chief, CERT training are a benefit to South Whidbey

By MARY GREEN South Whidbey Fire/EMS Chief Rusty Palmer recently led neighbors…

  • Jan 18th, 2017

Today’s cartoon for Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017

Today’s cartoon is by Bob Englehart.

  • Jan 17th, 2017

Today’s cartoon for Monday, Jan. 16, 2017

Today’s cartoon is by John Darkow.

  • Jan 16th, 2017

Today’s cartoon for Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017

Today’s cartoon is by John Darkow.

  • Jan 14th, 2017

EDITORIAL | Whidbey’s commissioners were wrong to challenge the high court

There’s an old proverb out there that says, “Two wrongs don’t make…

  • Jan 13th, 2017

Today’s cartoon for Friday, Jan. 13, 2017

Today’s cartoon is by Steve Sack.

  • Jan 13th, 2017

Today’s cartoon for Thursday, Jan. 12, 2016

Today’s cartoon is by R.J. Matson.

  • Jan 12th, 2017

VIEWPOINT | Working together works better

By ELIZABETH GUSS In 2015, several faith communities here on Whidbey presented…

  • Jan 11th, 2017

Today’s cartoon for Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017

Today’s cartoon is by Bill Day.

  • Jan 11th, 2017

Today’s cartoon is for Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017

Today’s cartoon is by R.J. Matson.

  • Jan 10th, 2017

Today’s cartoon for Monday, Jan. 9, 2017

Today’s cartoon is by Steve Sack.

  • Jan 9th, 2017

Today’s cartoon for Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017

Today’s cartoon is by Nate Beeler.

  • Jan 7th, 2017

PUBLISHER’S COLUMN | News-Times picking up mantle as Coupeville newspaper closes

On Thursday, Jan. 19, we will be publishing the last edition of…

Today’s cartoon for Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017

Today’s cartoon is by Monte Wolverton.

  • Jan 6th, 2017

Today’s cartoon for Friday, Jan. 6, 2017

Today’s cartoon is by R.J. Matson.

  • Jan 6th, 2017

Fires are deadly, take the time to be safe | EDITORIAL

Last month, a mother and her two young children perished in a…

  • Jan 4th, 2017

Today’s cartoon for Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017

Today’s cartoon is by David Fitzsimmons.

  • Jan 4th, 2017

Today’s cartoon for Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016

Today’s cartoon is by Bill Day.

  • Dec 31st, 2016

EDITORIAL | Online polls offer new way to weigh in

Langley should not become a sanctuary city, parents need to butt out…

  • Dec 31st, 2016

Today’s cartoon for Friday, Dec. 30, 2016

Today’s cartoon is by Arcadio Esquivel.

  • Dec 30th, 2016

Today’s cartoon for Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016

Today’s cartoon is by Dave Granlund.

  • Dec 29th, 2016

Today’s cartoon for Wednesday, Dec. 28. 2016

Today’s cartoon is by Daryl Cagle.

  • Dec 28th, 2016

VIEWPOINT | With respect, the Supreme Court was right

With all due respect to Judge Hancock, it was not the nine…

  • Dec 28th, 2016

Today’s cartoon for Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016

Today’s cartoon is by Sean Delonas.

  • Dec 27th, 2016

Today’s cartoon for Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016

Today’s cartoon is by Bill Day.

  • Dec 24th, 2016

EDITORIAL | Don’t flush the Freeland sewer project

As with most large and expensive public infrastructure projects, the effort to…

  • Dec 24th, 2016

Today’s cartoon for Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016

Today’s cartoon is by Nate Beeler.

  • Dec 22nd, 2016

Today’s cartoon for Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016

Today’s cartoon is by Dave Granlund.

  • Dec 21st, 2016

Supreme Court’s interpretation resulted in erroneous ruling for Island County

By ALAN HANCOCK With all due respect, the State Supreme Court’s decision…

  • Dec 21st, 2016

Today’s cartoon for Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016

Today’s cartoon is by Bob Englehart.

  • Dec 20th, 2016

Today’s cartoon for Monday, Dec. 19, 2016

Today’s cartoon is by John Cole.

  • Dec 19th, 2016

Today’s cartoon for Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016

Today’s cartoon is by Steve Sack.

  • Dec 18th, 2016

EDITORIAL | The high court ruled, it’s time for Island County to move on

The state Supreme Court made a big decision this week, and we…

  • Dec 18th, 2016

Today’s cartoon for Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016

Today’s cartoon is by Daryl Cagle.

  • Dec 14th, 2016

EDITOR’S COLUMN | They’re gonna be great, trust me.

It’s been more than a month since the November General Election, and…

Today’s cartoon for Monday, Dec. 12, 2016

Today’s cartoon is by John Cole.

  • Dec 12th, 2016

Today’s cartoon for Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016

Today’s cartoon is by Pat Bagley

  • Dec 10th, 2016

VIEWPOINT | It’s better to endure stagnation for a while, than to be dominated forever, by a few

By Harry S. Hansen In this past Saturday’s edition of your newspaper…

  • Dec 10th, 2016

Today’s cartoon for Friday, Dec. 9, 2016

Today’s cartoon is by Rick McKee.

  • Dec 9th, 2016

Today’s cartoon for Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016

Today’s cartoon is by R.J. Matson.

  • Dec 8th, 2016

Today’s cartoon is for Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016

Today’s cartoon is by Steve Sack.

  • Dec 7th, 2016

EDITOR’S COLUMN | Beware Washington’s signature green goop

Question: What’s slipperier, the slime/mold that so loves to cake decks on…

Today’s cartoon for Monday, Dec. 5, 2016

Today’s cartoon is by Adam Zyglis.

  • Dec 5th, 2016

Today’s cartoon for Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016

Today’s cartoon is by Steve Sack.

  • Dec 3rd, 2016

VIEWPOINT | It’s time to get rid of the electoral college

By STEVE ERICKSON Remember “All men are created equal?” The Electoral College…

  • Dec 3rd, 2016

Today’s cartoon for Friday, Dec. 2, 2016

Today’s cartoon is by John Cole.

  • Dec 2nd, 2016

Today’s cartoon for Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016

Today’s cartoon is by R.J. Matson.

  • Dec 1st, 2016