Opinion

Letter: Thanks for helping make DjangoFestNW a success

Editor, As all of the staff here at WICA come up for air, and before the opening of our theatre season this weekend, I wanted… Continue reading

  • Oct 12, 2018

Editorial: Reject I-940; lawmakers should pass compromise instead

Washington State law effectively protects police officers from being prosecuted for using deadly force, no matter the situation. It’s a law that needs to be… Continue reading

  • Oct 12, 2018

Cartoon for Oct. 13, 2018

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  • Oct 12, 2018

Editorial: I-1634 will prevent a sugar tax , cast ‘yes’ vote in November

Big taxes were one of the tools successfully used to discourage tobacco use over the last few decades. And Initiative 1634 aims to accomplish much… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2018

Letter: Don’t be fooled into voting for new carbon tax in November

Editor, I believe Proposition 1631 is a scam. Here’s why. A new carbon tax, millions of dollars to be used: I quote from the proposal:… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2018

Letter: Lane Campbell is proven to be a leader, others are followers

Editor, Please vote for Lane Campbell for Island County sheriff Nov. 6. I support Deputy Campbell for the Island County sheriff. Lane’s campaign issues from… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2018

Letter: Hannold should be reelected as commissioner

Editor, In the final EIS, the Navy has appropriately balanced flight ops between Ault Field and OLF – with OLF returning to historical averages for… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2018

Letter: Supporting Dave Hayes, Rick Felici

Editor, I reviewed the qualifications of the candidates for Island County sheriff and conclude Rick Felici is by far the best candidate. He will bring… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2018

Cartoon for Oct. 10, 2018

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  • Oct 9, 2018

Cartoon for Oct. 6, 2018

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  • Oct 5, 2018

Letter: Failure to support conversion therapy ban morally wrong

Editor, The Washington state Legislature recently passed a ban on conversion therapy for minors under aged 18, but all three of our Republican representatives —… Continue reading

  • Oct 5, 2018

Letter: Working together to promote Civility First during Oct.

Editor, Our country’s founders believed the government they envisioned would succeed as long as its citizens worked together to build “a more perfect union.” They… Continue reading

  • Oct 5, 2018

Letter: How could anyone vote against clean water and food?

Editor, Fortunately, an overwhelming majority of our state House and Senate voted “yes” to ban all PFAS chemicals from food packaging and firefighting foam. These… Continue reading

  • Oct 5, 2018

Cartoon for Oct. 3, 2018

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  • Oct 2, 2018

Letter: Initiative 1631 offers a choice for action, climate change

Editor, This past season of fires, hurricanes, record-setting heat and drought follow the same trends of the past several years: climate change is no longer… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2018

Letter: Can think of $86,000 worth of reasons to not vote for Hannold

Editor, In 2016, a severe winter storm hit Whidbey Island. The storm surge breeched the Sunlight Beach dike causing thousands of dollars in damage to… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2018

Letter: Commissioner Rick Hannold is out of touch with reality

Editor, I couldn’t believe my ears. Had I heard right? Glancing at the expressions on other people’s faces confirmed that I had. At Monday night’s… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2018

Cartoon for Sept. 29, 2018

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  • Sep 28, 2018

Letter: Everyone wins if St. Clair is voted into office as county commissioner

Editor, Ahoy there over on Whidbey. I am over here. On the other side of Saratoga Passage on Camano. Can we talk? We citizens across… Continue reading

  • Sep 28, 2018

Letter: Island County work crews are doing a good job on the roads

Editor, Kudos to Island County Road Department for providing us with well-maintained roads throughout all four seasons. The roads are on a resurfacing and maintenance… Continue reading

  • Sep 28, 2018