Opinion

Letter: Whidbey Habitat for Humanity grateful for all its supporters

Editor, Thank you to our supporters. It has never been more important than today to talk about the need for affordable housing in Island County.… Continue reading

  • Aug 14, 2018

Letter: What are Trump’s supporters thinking?

Editor, And speaking of MAGA hats in Langley and elsewhere, it is a mystery to me how anyone can support the president’s racism and white… Continue reading

  • Aug 13, 2018

Letter: ‘Liberal’ is not a dirty word, despite what Commissioner Hannold said

Editor, It is ironic and disturbing that Commissioner Hannold, in his quest to denigrate “labels” in a discussion of housing policy, then attaches a label… Continue reading

  • Aug 13, 2018

Letter: Hannold needs to stop dividing those he is representing

Editor, Rick Hannold. A public servant and commissioner. Went to a planning commission meeting. “We have to put a label on everything on everybody to… Continue reading

  • Aug 13, 2018

Cartoon for Aug. 8, 2018

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  • Aug 7, 2018

Letter: Quick, professional EMTs save life after a blood clot emergency

Editor, I would like to thank the local EMTs who helped save my life on Sunday, March 4. Unfortunately, I do not know their names.… Continue reading

  • Aug 7, 2018

Letter: Commentary on MSNBC’s Morning Joe hit nail on head

Editor, In response to commentary by Donny Deutsch and Mika Brzezinski on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Aug. 3, 2018. The discussion centered around the contrast between… Continue reading

  • Aug 7, 2018

Letter: License plates helping make Admiralty lighthouse a big draw

Editor, There are over 3,500 people cruising around our state with a Lighthouse License Plate displayed on their vehicle. Over 500 are here in Island… Continue reading

  • Aug 7, 2018

Cartoon for August 4, 2018

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  • Aug 3, 2018

Letter: Vote yes to keep parks funded

Editor, On the Aug. 7 ballot South Whidbey voters are being asked to consider funding the parks system for the four years beginning in 2019.… Continue reading

  • Aug 3, 2018

Editorial: Ensure your voice is heard in primary, get ballots in the mail

The primary election is Aug. 7, when means it’s time to fill out and mail in your ballots — if you haven’t already. In these… Continue reading

  • Aug 3, 2018

Cartoon for Aug. 1, 2018

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  • Jul 31, 2018

Letter: Vote for Rita Latsinova for seat on state’s Court of Appeals

Editor, There is one outstanding candidate running for the Court of Appeals. Rita Latsinova is uniquely the best qualified for this important position. The Court… Continue reading

  • Jul 31, 2018

Letter: The county needs stricter rules on fire prevention to prevent danger

Editor, I am concerned about the fire hazard on South Whidbey. Did you know the Island County sheriff makes the burn ban decisions, and not… Continue reading

  • Jul 31, 2018

Letter: President Trump has plenty in common with ‘Tricky Dick’ Nixon

Editor, Who were Tricky Dick and Don, the Lying Con? This will be the answer to the Jeopardy prompt, “These two American Presidents were forced… Continue reading

  • Jul 31, 2018

Cartoon for July 28, 2018

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  • Jul 27, 2018

Letter: Vote Hazelrigg-Hernandez for Appeals Court judge, Dist. 3

Editor, It’s often difficult to know enough about the candidates for Appeals Court judge and I would like to recommend Cecily Hazelrigg-Hernandez for the position… Continue reading

  • Jul 27, 2018

Letter: Our social ‘wars’ are all hideously expensive and a waste of time

Editor, Have you ever noticed the similarities of all the so-called “war on (fill in the blank)” programs the federal government is waging? War on… Continue reading

  • Jul 27, 2018

Letter: Treasonous Trump stands with Russia, not the United States

Editor, Master puppeteer Vladimir Putin seems to be pulling Donald J. Trump’s strings again. In the recent Helsinki Summit, Trump placed blame on the U.S.… Continue reading

  • Jul 27, 2018

Letter: Vote for candidate Dave Paul for state House is a vote for integrity

Editor, Are you feeling we need some political relief — some integrity these days? Well, hallelujah, we have the unique opportunity to get an effective,… Continue reading

  • Jul 27, 2018