Opinion

Letter: WhidbeyHealth shouldn’t be turning away patients

Editor, My wife has been taking allergy shots since November of 2017. She was diagnosed with severe allergies by a doctor at an ENT in… Continue reading

  • Mar 12, 2019

Editorial: Extreme Risk Protection Orders make absolute sense

It’s impossible to prove a negative. In 2016, voters passed Initiative 1490, which created the Extreme Risk Protection Order. It’s civil process under which an… Continue reading

Cartoon for March 9, 2019

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  • Mar 8, 2019

Blog: Tunnel to Viaduct 8K

The wave felt like an enormous ocean swell, except that I was nowhere near the water. It was January 17, 1994, hours after the 6.7… Continue reading

  • Mar 8, 2019

Cartoon for March 9, 2019

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  • Mar 8, 2019

Letter: Thank you to those who hosted safety classes

Editor, I wish to thank the Oak Harbor Senior Center, Island Senior Services, Bayview Senior Center and, finally, the Coupeville United Methodist Church for hosting… Continue reading

  • Mar 8, 2019

Letter: Raise the age to purchase tobacco to 21, save lives

Editor, My father started smoking at age 18, when he joined the Marines. He developed chronic obstructive disease in his 70s and struggled to breathe… Continue reading

  • Mar 8, 2019

Letter: South Whidbey school administration raises seem questionable

Editor, The South Whidbey Record reported on March 2 the salary increases approved for South Whidbey School District administrators. The chairwoman and board members stated… Continue reading

  • Mar 8, 2019

Blog: Where the Sword Ferns grow

On my 19,947th day on earth, I learned something that came as a complete surprise: I am not invincible to injury. Racing down Mount Constitution… Continue reading

Cartoon for March 6, 2019

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  • Mar 5, 2019

Letter: Fire up those lawnmowers, chainsaws after 10 p.m.

Editor, Regarding the proposed increased touch-and-go flights at Ault Field and Outlying Field Coupeville, the current noise ordinance time restrictions in Island County may become… Continue reading

  • Mar 5, 2019

Letter: Decision to filter water shows it may not be safe

Editor, It’s been more than two years since PFAS chemicals leaking from Navy property were discovered in the Town of Coupeville’s water, the same water… Continue reading

  • Mar 5, 2019

Letter: The vaccine bill should be passed for the good of all

Editor, My parents were quacks. I do not just refer to the Muscovy ducks I helped raise in the sacred town of Brea, Calif. when… Continue reading

  • Mar 5, 2019

Letter: Letter from ACHP to Navy reflected group’s concerns

Editor, We hear them. Do they hear us? The recent letter sent by the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, or ACHP, to the secretary of… Continue reading

  • Mar 1, 2019

Sound Off: Church continues to welcome LGBTQ persons

This past week, the United Methodist Church, an international body, held a special General Conference and decided to continue its stance against same-gender marriage and… Continue reading

  • Mar 1, 2019

SOUND OFF: Disallow personal exemption for vaccinations

By the Pediatric Associates of Whidbey Island We, the pediatricians and nurse practitioners of Pediatric Associates of Whidbey Island, express our strong support for House… Continue reading

  • Feb 26, 2019

Cartoon for Feb. 27, 2019

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  • Feb 26, 2019

Letter: Remembering victims of senseless gun violence

Editor, On Valentine’s Day, we lit 1,217 candles to honor and in recognition of the anniversary of the Parkland school shooting. The candles were for… Continue reading

  • Feb 26, 2019

Letter: Community’s response to survey was overwhelming

Editor, The staff and Board of Commissioners of the South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District would like to thank the South Whidbey community for the… Continue reading

  • Feb 26, 2019

Cartoon for Feb. 23, 2019

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  • Feb 25, 2019