Opinion

Cartoon for Jan. 30

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  • Jan 30, 2019

Letter: OLF discussion needs to remain in the spotlight

Editor, I just want to acutely publicly thank Congressman Rick Larsen for writing the Secretary of the Navy to give time for the Advisory Council… Continue reading

  • Jan 29, 2019

Letter: No sympathy whatsoever for jet noise complainers

Editor, Maybe I am not sympathetic enough to the persons living near the touch-and-go landing strip in Coupeville, but that landing strip has been there… Continue reading

  • Jan 29, 2019

Letter: Navy would allow toxins to remain in drinking water

Editor, The Navy and Coupeville’s “path forward” to the solution of the town’s PFAS-contaminated water supply is a slow one that won’t get people the… Continue reading

  • Jan 29, 2019

Letter: Ballots have been mailed; now it’s time to cast votes

Editor, February ballots have been mailed. Even with only two things to vote on, please don’t think it’s not important. The South Whidbey School District… Continue reading

  • Jan 29, 2019

Letter: U.S. government’s recent shutdown a real travesty

Editor, The government, or any part of it, should never shut down. There is no good reason for this, ever. Again, Trump is hurting ordinary… Continue reading

  • Jan 29, 2019

Cartoon for Jan. 26, 2019

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  • Jan 25, 2019

Sound Off: Crime on Whidbey: What don’t you want to know?

Ever since I moved to our beloved Rock 10 years ago, I have been intrigued by the number of serious, often weird crimes that are… Continue reading

Letter: WAIF could do more to enrich and help dogs’ lives

Editor, This is in response to the Jan. 12, 2019 article, “Support is great, but WAIF still has its critics” in the South Whidbey Record.… Continue reading

  • Jan 25, 2019

Sound Off: Can U C Me Campaign aims to prevent deaths

By Maribeth Crandell I’m saddened by the death of an 80-year-old woman while crossing the highway in the dark near Freeland last week. As mobility… Continue reading

  • Jan 22, 2019

Cartoon for Jan. 23, 2019

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  • Jan 22, 2019

Letter: Outcomes show WAIF is employing best practices

Editor, To address some misunderstandings in the article published Jan. 9, 2019, as WAIF’s Executive Director, I wanted to provide clarification for those in the… Continue reading

  • Jan 22, 2019

Letter: Time for the Island County Commissioners to push

Editor, There are discussions of converting 30 acres of rural forest zoned property into an event center for weddings in a forest setting. There is… Continue reading

  • Jan 22, 2019

Cartoon for Jan. 19, 2019

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  • Jan 18, 2019

Editorial: Community responds to murder with compassion

If ever there was a reason to help a local family in need, this is it. A GoFundMe account has been set up to provide… Continue reading

  • Jan 18, 2019

Letter: Military training, civilians not a good combination

Editor, The Jan. 9, 2019 edition of The Asahi Shimbun News reports that the Japanese government is going to purchase “a small, uninhabited island in… Continue reading

  • Jan 18, 2019

Letter: Graphic information was unnecessary, hurtful

Editor, Regarding the Jan. 16, 2019 article, “Man kills his ex-girlfriend, calls to tell mother, then shoots self” was disturbing, especially given the grief and… Continue reading

  • Jan 18, 2019

Letter: Thank you, Robert Bishop, county coroner

Editor, I’d like to take a moment to thank our Island County Coroner Robert Bishop for all he does for our community. After the sudden… Continue reading

  • Jan 15, 2019

Letter: Opinion page cartoons are biased against Trump

Editor, I have been a customer of the South Whidbey Record for 30-plus years and continue to support having a locally printed paper; many friends… Continue reading

  • Jan 15, 2019

Letter: Forget the wall, get Trump to testify while under oath

Editor, When will Donald Trump be forced to testify under oath? Bill Clinton was held accountable for one lie about adultery. We now know that… Continue reading

  • Jan 15, 2019