Opinion

VIEWPOINT | We must work together to help our most vulnerable

By REP. NORMA SMITH During this legislative session, I’ve had the honor of working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to craft… Continue reading

  • Jun 28, 2017

Today’s cartoon for Monday, June 26, 2017

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  • Jun 26, 2017

EDITORIAL | Deep cuts to Medicaid are a bad medicine for hospitals

Proposed cuts to Medicaid under the U.S. Senate’s health care bill are the very definition of an unfunded mandate. By some estimates, the proposal would… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Saturday, June 24, 2017

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  • Jun 24, 2017

Today’s cartoon for Friday, June 23, 2017

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  • Jun 23, 2017

Alternative lending program, WILL, a benefit for Whidbey

By RANDY WILCOX I found my way to Whidbey in one of the usual ways. Fifty years ago, our annual summer vacation on Sunlight Beach… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Wednesday, June 21, 2017

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  • Jun 21, 2017

Today’s cartoon for Tuesday, June 20, 2017

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  • Jun 20, 2017

Today’s cartoon for Monday, June 19, 2017

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  • Jun 19, 2017

EDITORIAL | Trail grant decision was the right one

An inconsequential Central Whidbey trail grant turned would-be pawn in the highly contentious jet-noise debate was approved by the Island County commissioners this week. Though… Continue reading

  • Jun 17, 2017

Today’s cartoon for Saturday, June 17, 2017

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  • Jun 17, 2017

Today’s cartoon for Thursday, June 15, 2017

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  • Jun 15, 2017

Today’s cartoon for Wednesday, June 14, 2017

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  • Jun 14, 2017

VIEWPOINT | Ryan’s House shouldn’t mix young adults, children

By SHERIFF MARK BROWN There’s been a lot of media attention focused on the future of Ryan’s House. As the elected law enforcement official in… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Tuesday, June 13, 2017

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  • Jun 13, 2017

Today’s cartoon for Monday, June 12, 2017

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  • Jun 12, 2017

EDITOR’S COLUMN | Don’t wait for aliens to arrive, go out and volunteer

By JUSTIN BURNETT According to the famous quote by notable philosopher Justin Burnett, a community is only as strong as its volunteers. Given the staggering… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Saturday, June 10, 2017

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  • Jun 10, 2017

Today’s cartoon for Friday, June 9, 2017

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  • Jun 9, 2017

Today’s cartoon for Thursday, June 8, 2017

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  • Jun 8, 2017