Opinion

Let’s be safe of the roads

Editor, On a rainy December evening, I headed out to Payless on East Harbor Road in Freeland. It was after 5 p.m., so it was… Continue reading

Property is needed for new nonprofit

Editor, The new nonprofit, Thincwhidbey.org, is seeking land with Langley sewer and water on which to build Tiny Houses In the Name of Christ. These… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Wednesday, Dec. 20

Cartoon by Rick McKee.… Continue reading

  • Dec 20, 2017

Expecting local government to fund mandates ill-conceived

For officials in local government, unfunded mandates can be the bane of their existence. Whidbey Island officials aren’t immune to this headache. Island County is… Continue reading

Not regulating internet providers a recipe for disaster

From Facebook to news sites, it’s impossible to overestimate the power and reach of the internet, which is why the unraveling of net neutrality regulations… Continue reading

  • Dec 16, 2017

Women who spoke out deserve respect

Editor, The impossible has occurred; a Democrat won an election this week in the red state of Alabama. Although the defeat of Roy Moore is… Continue reading

  • Dec 16, 2017

Call ISP, question net neutrality stance

Editor, On Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 the FCC voted to formally repeal net neutrality. I’ve emailed and called WhidbeyTelecom to ask them their official stance… Continue reading

  • Dec 16, 2017

Today’s cartoon for Saturday, Dec. 16

Cartoon by Dave Granlund.… Continue reading

  • Dec 16, 2017

See if Langley joins carbon initiative Dec. 18

Editor, Let’s hear it for the City of Langley for they’ve consented to hear arguments about endorsing a practical effort to head off climate change… Continue reading

  • Dec 13, 2017

‘No more’ when it comes to sexual harassment

It started out as #MeToo, but now it’s become “no more.” After a New York Times story detailed how movie producer Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed… Continue reading

  • Dec 13, 2017

Today’s cartoon for Wednesday, Dec. 13

Cartoon by Steve Sack.… Continue reading

  • Dec 13, 2017

Library district should take levy to the voters

Even in this age of digital and online content, libraries remain vital institutions in communities across the nation. Many are still community gathering sites, and… Continue reading

  • Dec 9, 2017

Need to lobby legislators to keep net neutrality

Editor, Ready to send more money to your Internet service provider (ISP)? Good. The Federal Communications Commission under their new leader, Ajit Pai, plans to… Continue reading

  • Dec 9, 2017

Enjoyed Island Transit’s birthday celebration

Editor, I want to thank Island Transit for sharing its birthday celebration with us, the public. For almost eight years I commuted to Boeing using… Continue reading

  • Dec 9, 2017

Today’s cartoon for Saturday, Dec. 9

Cartoon by Steve Sack.… Continue reading

  • Dec 9, 2017

District’s efforts to prevent concussions more than welcome

Another name for “concussion” is “traumatic brain injury.” It’s serious business. Study after study has linked concussions with long-term problems, especially when they are repetitive… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017

Cartoon for Wednesday, Dec. 6

  • Dec 6, 2017

Americans must show Trump that he’s wrong

Editor, It was Maya Angelou who once told us, “When someone shows you who they are, believe them.” We find ourselves today living in a… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2017

Happy to be back and serving the community

Editor, To our island community and beyond: Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! On behalf of the thousands of seniors and those who care about… Continue reading

  • Dec 2, 2017

South Whidbey does in fact have a public pool

Editor, I take exception to your claim that South Whidbey has no public pool. The pool at Island Athletic Club is open to the public.… Continue reading

  • Dec 2, 2017