Opinion

Letter: Clinton beach AccessMats make beach accessible for everyone

Editor, Now that the winter weather is past, Island Beach Access has reinstalled the AccessMats at Clinton Beach Park. These blue, ADA-approved mats allow people… Continue reading

  • Jun 15, 2018

County planning commission’s remarks were shameful

Homeless people like to live in the woods and should just stay there. If you can’t afford to live in Island County, you just need… Continue reading

  • Jun 15, 2018

Road will keep island traversable if highway is blocked

Island County commissioners’ decision to spend $4 million to build a short road off the beaten track on Central Whidbey was a wise investment. That… Continue reading

Letter: Island Transit fares should do no harm, minimize impact

Editor, Tom Walker, in a letter to the editor in the June 2 South Whidbey Record made a compelling argument that the economics of the… Continue reading

  • Jun 12, 2018

Letter: Rather than berate newspaper staff, why not educate others?

Editor, In reply to Captn Blynd: I was never even aware of retinitis pigmentosa until my sister was diagnosed with macular degeneration and declared legally… Continue reading

  • Jun 8, 2018

Letter: America should treat immigrants and children humanely

Editor, Trump’s immigration policy is treating it as a criminal problem in hopes of deterring people from coming to this country. This is creating more… Continue reading

  • Jun 8, 2018

Chief Marks can no longer lead the department

Langley Police Chief David Marks has lost the ability to effectively lead his department. Details of Marks’ alleged excessive use of force against a handcuffed,… Continue reading

Letter: There should be no fares charged to ride Island Transit buses

Editor, I do not agree that Island Transit should charge a fare. The taxpayers have voted to give Island Transit a sales tax increase three… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2018

Letter: Hearts and Hammers works to help build our community

Editor, Hearts and Hammers is one of a number of South Whidbey organizations that offer a helping hand to our more vulnerable neighbors. This year,… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2018

Letter: Thanking restaurant for supporting Relay for Life

Editor, I would like to send out a special thanks to the owners of the Tyee Restaurant in Coupeville, Steve and Sue Hallen, for very… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2018

Letter: Wrong production company cited in Record news article

Editor, I was sorry to hear of the passing of Gerry Woolery. My wife and I spent many a happy evening dining at his establishment… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2018

Letter: Disappointed by vote cast by Congressman Larsen

Editor, I was dismayed to learn that Congressman Rick Larsen joined the Republican majority and voted for the so-called “Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer… Continue reading

  • Jun 1, 2018
Moore

Answering questions on APZs and Growlers

The intent of this ‘Sound Off’ is to discuss the Navy’s Air Installations Compatible Use Zones (AICUZ) program which would identify Accident Potential Zones (APZ)… Continue reading

  • Jun 1, 2018
Moore

Letter: There should be no bus fares

Editor, I’ve been an Island County resident for 28 years, and I am a transit rider. As I understand it, the fare proposal would decrease… Continue reading

  • Jun 1, 2018

Editorial: Battling opioid addiction takes innovative approaches

Drug court is a perfect example of how government should take a creative, multifaceted approach to dealing with drug and alcohol abuse in the community.… Continue reading

More residents should consider running for office

It’s time for those who’ve entertained the idea of running for elected office to make a leap. Next week, May 14-18, is Filing Week in… Continue reading

  • May 2, 2018

Armed protesters didn’t break any laws

Editor, I would like to take the opportunity to respond to the letter written by David Wright of Freeland, and published on Wed, 25, asking… Continue reading

  • May 2, 2018

We should be thankful Navy is cleaning water

Editor, I understand the concern regarding water quality (Rick Abraham letter, April 28.) We (which includes all American citizens as well as others living here… Continue reading

  • May 2, 2018

‘Ignorance’ on opioid lawsuit ‘disappointing’

Editor, I was surprised and disappointed at the ignorance shown by county commissioners Rick Hannold and Jill Johnson at the meeting to decide whether the… Continue reading

  • Apr 21, 2018

Cartoon for Saturday, April 21

Cartoon by Nate Beeler.… Continue reading

  • Apr 21, 2018