Opinion

Machine Shop offers valuable enrichment

Editor, As a South Whidbey resident and mother of three, I was surprised and saddened to learn that business owner Tim Leonard continues to come… Continue reading

  • Feb 28, 2018

Cartoon for Wednesday, Feb. 28

Cartoon by Dave Granlund.… Continue reading

  • Feb 27, 2018

Circumventing open records law is flat out wrong

By Sandy Stokes President, Washington Newspaper Publisher’s Association The Washington Newspaper Publishers Association is deeply disturbed by the Legislature’s action to limit the public’s right… Continue reading

  • Feb 27, 2018

Cartoon for Saturday, Feb. 24

Cartoon by Nate Beeler.… Continue reading

  • Feb 24, 2018

Focus gun control on assault rifles

Editor, Mr. Fred Stillwell’s recent letter in which he attempts to create a false equivalence between a mass shooting and other deaths due to drugs… Continue reading

  • Feb 24, 2018

Live music should continue at The Machine Shop

Neighborhood complaints about noise can be among the most contentious issues that face small governments. Most often complaints originate in areas where businesses that play… Continue reading

  • Feb 24, 2018

Banning all guns isn’t the answer to mass shootings

Editor, In reply to Sharron Gray’s Feb. 3 letter to the editor, she said that her niece, visiting from London, had the answer to our… Continue reading

  • Feb 21, 2018

Cartoon for Wednesday, Feb. 21

Cartoon by Bob Englehart.… Continue reading

  • Feb 21, 2018

States must find gun regulation compromise

When he was a candidate for president, Donald Trump promised to do the seemingly impossible if elected. He said he would negotiate with the NRA… Continue reading

  • Feb 21, 2018

Thankful to community for festival support

Editor, Island Shakespeare Festival presented its first indoor production in January at WICA’s Zech Hall. “Shakespeare’s Other Women” attracted full houses with its virtuoso acting,… Continue reading

  • Feb 21, 2018

Concerned with safety of island and country

Editor, I was concerned about the Feb. 7 article “Law will allow for nuclear missile prep.” As Cynthia Kaul and Keith Anderson point out in… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2018

Cartoon for Saturday, Feb. 17

Cartoon by Kevin Siers.… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2018

Irony in Navy, civillian responses to security

Editor, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island just concluded a two-week drill which was an anti-terrorism exercise called Solid Curtain/Citadel Shield. I bring this up as… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2018

Roundabout isn’t safe solution to traffic

Editor, The Washington State Department of Transportation has not put traffic counters on State Highway 20, Banta or other roads. How can WSDOT design any… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2018

Thank you for urging responsible climate change action

Editor, Thank you for your editorial urging responsible action in confronting climate change. Washington state is poised to be a leader and model for other… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2018

Cartoon for Wednesday, Feb. 14

Cartoon by Pat Bagley.… Continue reading

  • Feb 14, 2018

Clarifying a few seed-related facts in article

Editor, Thanks so much to The Record for helping spread the word about Deep Harvest Seeds. We very quickly crammed Evan Thompson, a wonderful local… Continue reading

  • Feb 14, 2018

Good job county for implementing ban

Editor, I want to take a moment to express my appreciation to the past and present Island County Board of Commissioners for their efforts to… Continue reading

  • Feb 14, 2018

Net pens should also be banned by the state

Five years ago, Island County commissioners banned net-pen salmon farming in the county. It wasn’t an easy move for commissioners since it involved taking on… Continue reading

  • Feb 14, 2018

Trump’s parade proposal is missing its mark

Editor, When I heard about Trump’s parade proposal, I was reminded of a few years back when I was in Adelaide, Australia, on Anzac Day.… Continue reading

  • Feb 10, 2018