Opinion

Letter: Anyone know where all of the Hilltop deer went?

Editor, For the past year and a half, I have enjoyed my Hilltop neighborhood in Clinton and delighted in the local herd of deer. They… Continue reading

  • May 10, 2019

Letter: Thank you to all those who helped after crash

Editor, My family and I wanted to thank every kind person who took the time out of their day to assist our mother who was… Continue reading

  • May 10, 2019

Letter: Bullies are nothing new, students need to adapt

Editor, I read your recent issue. Some parents reported their children must deal with bullies in school. Bullies are as old as the hills. They… Continue reading

  • May 10, 2019

Sound Off: State mandates cost counties big, funding must follow

It’s a fact that it takes money to run the government. And, “government” is often seen as a bad word. But, let’s remember what government… Continue reading

  • May 10, 2019

Cartoon for May 8, 2019

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  • May 7, 2019

Letter: Show appreciation for foster parents, families

Editor, It is no surprise that May is the month chosen as National Foster Care Appreciation Month. The month of May carries us well into… Continue reading

  • May 7, 2019

Letter: Another successful workday for Hearts Hammers

Editor, On Saturday, May 4, volunteers from Hearts & Hammers spread out across Whidbey Island to assist homeowners with needed repairs, improvements and maintenance to… Continue reading

  • May 7, 2019

Letter: Urge politicians to repeal bills for betterment of all

Editor, I live on the west side of Whidbey Island and often observe Navy ships heading to or from Everett or Bremerton, submarines from Bangor,… Continue reading

  • May 7, 2019

Letter: Ron Telles shouldn’t be new WhidbeyHealth CEO

Editor, Based on my experience, Ron Telles is unqualified to become the CEO at WhidbeyHealth. I was one of the 50 or so people whose… Continue reading

  • May 7, 2019

Cartoon for May 4, 2019

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  • May 3, 2019

Letter: WhidbeyHealth would benefit from new board

Editor, Recently, Langley’s Frank Hemeon wrote a letter to the editor advocating additional taxes for the preservation and nurturing of WhidbeyHealth. Though Mr. Hemeon has… Continue reading

  • May 3, 2019

Letter: Don’t be fooled, bears are dangerous animals

Editor, Good grief. When I read the story about the black bear near Fort Ebey being a “nice” kind of bear, several years of Cub… Continue reading

  • May 3, 2019

Letter: Assessments are not in line with school results

Editor, We, the people of Whidbey Island, have had our tax assessments go up every year for the schools, and yet our children and our… Continue reading

  • May 3, 2019

Cartoon for May 1, 2019

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  • Apr 30, 2019

Letter: Quit complaining about Navy noise and Growlers

Editor, I am so sorry to sound like a one-string guitar, but I have never heard so many complaints against our military fly boys. I… Continue reading

  • Apr 30, 2019

Letter: The noise complainers are pathetic and should move

Editor, To all the pathetic snowflakes on the North End crying about Growlers and the touch-and-go field, I say, move away. You knew when you… Continue reading

  • Apr 30, 2019

Letter: Mueller report must come out, stop protecting Trump

Editor, It’s time to stop the secrecy, hiding and cover-up of the Mueller report. It must come out. Why are we protecting Trump? We know… Continue reading

  • Apr 30, 2019

Letter: WhidbeyHealth is a ‘good thing’ to keep supporting

Editor, When we moved here 20 years ago this month, we fell in love with Whidbey Island. We loved it so much, we started telling… Continue reading

  • Apr 30, 2019

Letter: SW superintendent has little funding to work with

Editor, I am writing in support of Superintendent Jo Moccia, who is trying to do the impossible task of maintaining a school district with the… Continue reading

  • Apr 29, 2019

Letter: Whidbey’s hospital needs to be preserved, nurtured

Editor, WhidbeyHealth is an extremely valuable resource for island residents that must be preserved and especially nurtured. It is a rural, critical access health system,… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2019