Opinion

Letter: Success at the Whidbey Island Nourishes’ Summer Frolic

Editor, Whidbey Island Nourishes’ annual Summer Frolic was a huge success. It rained and then it rained some more, but then the clouds parted and… Continue reading

  • Aug 24, 2018

Letter: Support Protect Washington Act to help salvage our planet

Editor, We have known for decades that carbon pollution would change our planet. In 1974, the CIA issued a classified report on the carbon-dioxide problem.… Continue reading

  • Aug 24, 2018

Letter: County needs to find better and safer way to maintain roads

Editor, Can anyone tell me why Island County Road Department dumps thousands of gallons of oil on the road, then dumps a bunch of gravel… Continue reading

  • Aug 24, 2018

Letter: Hosting movie and a discussion on the NAS Growler expansion

Editor, In addition to the state and local races heating up before the November election, the federal government is making its way to a verdict… Continue reading

  • Aug 21, 2018

Letter: Our local teachers deserve fair and competitive pay in schools

Editor, It is an oft-repeated phrase that to choose to teach is to take a vow of poverty. Teachers are and historically have been grossly… Continue reading

  • Aug 21, 2018

Letter: Vote Kim Schrier to loosen Republican grip on Congress

Editor, Those of us who live in congressional district WA-02 are extremely fortunate to have Rick Larsen working for us in Congress. He cruised to… Continue reading

  • Aug 21, 2018

Cartoon for Aug. 22, 2018

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  • Aug 21, 2018

Sound Off: When there’s no time, it’s time to ask questions

At this time of year, there is no time to waste on a farm, no time for new things, no time for things to break,… Continue reading

  • Aug 17, 2018

Cartoon for Aug. 18, 2018

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  • Aug 17, 2018

Letter: Tell superintendent, school board to raise teacher pay

Editor, Through its McCleary decision, the Washington State Supreme Court concluded that Washington state failed in its constitutionally mandated obligation to adequately fund K-12 education.… Continue reading

  • Aug 17, 2018

Sound Off: Media plays key role in preserving American democracy

By Fred Obee The plight of a grieving orca who continues to carry her dead calf for weeks is reported by the Seattle Times. The… Continue reading

  • Aug 14, 2018

Cartoon for Aug. 15, 2018

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  • Aug 14, 2018

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