Opinion

Letter: Whidbey Institute’s July 1 open house was a total success

Editor, These times are filled with bad news — social justice atrocities, environmental devastation, an increasingly polarized political climate, and local, national and international tensions… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2018

Letter: Offer compassion and housing for the homeless

Editor, In response to Ms. Duggan’s letter to the editor June 23, “Life isn’t free….” After Vietnam, while living in Thailand, I received my first… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2018

Cartoon for July 11, 2018

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  • Jul 10, 2018

Letter: President Donald Trump the real problem, not illegal immigrants

Editor, We do not have an illegal immigration problem in this country, immigration is at an all-time low. Donald J. Trump is the problem, trying… Continue reading

  • Jul 6, 2018

Letter: Island Transit made right decision on bus fares; ‘free’ will benefit all

Editor, When Island Transit’s board decided to continue a policy of no bus fares, it was continuing what we, the citizens, of Island County intended… Continue reading

  • Jul 6, 2018

Letter: Consider the negative effects of the Growler expansion proposal

Editor, The Navy’s intention to increase Growler pilot training four-fold in Central Whidbey raises many red flags. Whatever your politics, whatever your relationship with our… Continue reading

  • Jul 6, 2018

Sound Off: Drug court is effective for some, but fails others

By Lane Campbell At a recent campaign forum on South Whidbey, I shared some of my of real-life experiences that have informed and shaped my… Continue reading

  • Jul 6, 2018

Cartoon for Saturday, July 7, 2018

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  • Jul 6, 2018

Letter: Wants ‘real choices’ in 2020 election

Editor, Memorial Day has always been a melancholy time for me. The news channels always show the tiny American flags on the graves at Arlington… Continue reading

  • Jul 2, 2018

Letter: True nature is being laid bare for all to see

Editor, I am horrified by what Donald Trump is doing separating all of these children from their parents. This is not Nazi Germany. Trump is… Continue reading

  • Jul 2, 2018

Time to pick the Best of Whidbey ’18

What’s your favorite place to grab a beer? How about a burger? What community event do you enjoy most? Who best embodies the spirit of… Continue reading

  • Jul 2, 2018

Cartoon for Saturday, June 30

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  • Jul 2, 2018

Letter: Maxwelton 4th goes on, thanks to contributors

Editor, Maxwelton Community Club would like to extend a sincere thank you to all who contributed to our upcoming 4th of July parade. Major supporters… Continue reading

  • Jun 29, 2018

Letter: Look at causes of homelessness

Editor, In response to the letter to the editor, “Life isn’t free; it’s time for community to teach that.” The letter in Saturday’s edition of… Continue reading

  • Jun 29, 2018

Letter: Push back against racist policies

Editor, We, as a people, should never accept the current policies of our racist president. His latest iteration involving locking up children of immigrants seeking… Continue reading

  • Jun 29, 2018

Tariff not only bad for papers, for readers too

“I never argue with a man who buys ink by the barrel.”— Roger Branigin, 1962 One wonders if Branigin, an attorney who three years later… Continue reading

  • Jun 29, 2018

Sound Off: Candidate for sheriff wrong to say drug court is ‘ineffective’

By Judge Alan R. Hancock and Judge Vickie I. Churchill Regarding Island County Deputy Sheriff Lane Campbell’s comments about Island County Drug Court: At a… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2018

Letter: Commission is living with consequences of regrettable discussion

Editor, The recent coverage of the Island County Planning Commission meeting on the Housing Element draft text as part of the Washington State Growth Management… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2018

Letter: Life isn’t free; it’s time for community to teach that

Editor, Suppose your car was giving you trouble. You put it in the garage and put a little of gas in it everyday. You think… Continue reading

  • Jun 22, 2018

Commissioners were right to join opioid lawsuit

Pharmaceutical companies continue to make astonishing amounts of money selling pills that can turn some people into addicts. These companies are accused of misleading the… Continue reading

  • Jun 22, 2018