Opinion

Letter: Hospital is asset that must be supported, financed

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 2, 2019

Letter: Post physical location, for everyone’s safety, health

Editor, I wanted to share a harrowing experience I had this week and encourage changes to prevent it from happening in the future. I was… Continue reading

  • Apr 2, 2019

Sound Off: Democrats in charge, but GOP helping steer debate

It’s the home stretch of the 2019 legislative session. With a month to go, Democrats are looking to use their majorities in the House and… Continue reading

  • Apr 2, 2019

Cartoon for April 3, 2019

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  • Apr 2, 2019

Cartoon for March 30, 2019

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  • Mar 29, 2019

Letter: Why is a private company not paying property taxes?

Editor, Why isn’t the privately owned Navy family housing company paying real estate taxes? The family homes on the Navy base are owned by a… Continue reading

  • Mar 29, 2019

Letter: Growler noise level is overwhelming, unfair

Editor, For the past three years, I’ve attended meetings, presentations and rallies, signed postcards, written letters and hoped that the U.S. Navy would minimize their… Continue reading

  • Mar 29, 2019

Letter: Increased Growler noise will detract from our island

Editor, After years of testimonies and commentaries and public meetings and protests, the Navy has determined what it already knew — that, despite the proven… Continue reading

  • Mar 29, 2019

Letter: WIN’s annual fundraiser in Langley a big success

Editor, Des Rock rocks again. On Saturday March 23, Whidbey Island Nourishes, or WIN, held its annual fundraiser dinner, Heart to Heart, at the Useless… Continue reading

  • Mar 29, 2019

Cartoon for March 27, 2019

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  • Mar 26, 2019

Letter: Habitat for Humanity saw successful building event

Editor, Thank you for a successful Women Build 2019 event. On March 8 and 9, we saw over 80 enthusiastic Women Build volunteers at our… Continue reading

  • Mar 26, 2019

Letter: Island shouldn’t have to put up with noise abuse

Editor, Listening to the Growlers practice last week at both airports led me to a significant conclusion. I have over 30 years’ experience planning and… Continue reading

  • Mar 26, 2019

Letter: Navy needs to be part of the solution for housing

Editor, I read in Saturday’s, March 23 Record that Whidbey leaders in planning and real estate met to try to “solve” Whidbey’s burgeoning housing scarcity… Continue reading

  • Mar 26, 2019

Letter: Log cabins, buildings needed for photo project

Editor, I’m a long-time resident of this beautiful island and have been seeing a lot of new development in the past few years. I’m starting… Continue reading

  • Mar 26, 2019

Letter: Club raising money to repair storm damage

Editor, Many people who have been in, or rented, the Greenbank Clubhouse, are asking me when they will be able to use it again. A… Continue reading

  • Mar 26, 2019

Letter: Americans should celebrate social programs, safety nets

Editor, Dear Americans, are you for or against Social Security? Here’s what the polls say: On average, 80 percent of Americans are in favor of… Continue reading

  • Mar 22, 2019

Letter: Ferry spokesman gave reporter false information

Editor, Reporter Laura Guido was given false information by Ian Sterling, “a spokesman for state ferries.” (March 13 story, “Kayak disrupts ferry.”) I quote from… Continue reading

  • Mar 22, 2019

Sound Off: What tax-raising idea will win out in budget madness?

Let the budget games begin. Lawmakers learned Wednesday, March 20, how much the state is expected to collect in taxes during the next two-year budget… Continue reading

  • Mar 22, 2019

Cartoon for March 23, 2019

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  • Mar 22, 2019

Letter: Pay bumps for our school leaders are well-deserved

Editor, The purpose of this letter is to provide information to the community regarding administrative salaries. The South Whidbey School Board was unanimous in its… Continue reading

  • Mar 20, 2019