Opinion

Firearms banned from state Senate gallery during sessions

If you come to the state Capitol and want to see lawmakers in action, there are a few rules to follow while sitting in the… Continue reading

  • Dec 2, 2017

Inclusive city decision far from transparent

Editor, Quite opposite to The South Whidbey Record’s front page headline on Nov. 25, “In surprise 3-0 vote, Langley becomes an inclusive city,” in reality… Continue reading

  • Dec 2, 2017

Community should get behind study for public pool

It’s surprising that South Whidbey doesn’t have a public swimming pool. Whidbey is an island, after all. It’s vital that kids learn the basics of… Continue reading

Thanks for helping make dream come to fruition

Editor, As many of you know, I am the bassist with the Gypsy Jazz band here on Whidbey Island, The Hot Club of Troy. Last… Continue reading

  • Nov 29, 2017

We’re not amused by pilot’s drawing in the sky

Editor, Doing wheelies is what might be expected from middle schoolers. Doing wheelies in the sky with Growlers that cost $68 million each is appalling.… Continue reading

  • Nov 25, 2017

Some enjoyed Navy pilot’s sense of humor

Editor, To the sky pilot from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island who flew over the Okanogan Valley this afternoon: While some may find your art… Continue reading

  • Nov 25, 2017

We must agree to voice opinions on service

Editor, I must wholeheartedly agree with Jon Bloom in his Nov. 11 letter — my experience with home service providers and contractors on the island… Continue reading

  • Nov 25, 2017

It’s not perfect, but becoming inclusive is a good thing

The Langley City Council finally took a stand. It wasn’t the toughest stand. It wasn’t enough to satisfy all the critics. But it was something.… Continue reading

  • Nov 25, 2017

Thankful Record highlighted mental health work

Editor, We appreciate The South Whidbey Record publicizing the Mental Health Committee’s work to support people with mental illness and their families. Christmas for Western… Continue reading

  • Nov 22, 2017

We are thankful for our cats and much, much more

Staff at the Whidbey News-Times and South Whidbey Record found much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. And apparently people who work at newspapers like… Continue reading

  • Nov 22, 2017

Helping a child to find a home is rewarding

Editor, Today, I had the opportunity to call a couple of foster parents and give them the news that they are going to be able… Continue reading

  • Nov 18, 2017

If the truth doesn’t matter, we’re in big trouble

It’s been said that we shouldn’t let the current state of politics become “the new normal.” But are we too late? There’s a different landscape… Continue reading

Things delightfully ‘batty’ at annual Clinton Fall Festival

Editor, The staff of the Clinton Library, hosts of the second annual Clinton Fall Festival, wish to thank all those involved who made the afternoon… Continue reading

  • Nov 18, 2017

Great items to be found at local church bazaars

Editor, Thanks so much to the churches that donate their love and activity to hosting bazaars for the community. I found delicious lunch, fresh-baked goodies… Continue reading

  • Nov 15, 2017

Don’t eliminate parking spots for wider sidewalks

Editor, Regarding the parking in Langley, I was quite surprised to read in the South Whidbey Record that many of the businesses in Langley were… Continue reading

  • Nov 15, 2017

Storm is a reminder to be prepared, help island’s homeless

The first major wind-and-rain storm of the year hit Monday, ushering in the days of long, gray and windy days on Whidbey Island. About 18,000… Continue reading

  • Nov 15, 2017

EDITOR’S COLUMN | Thanks for the good times, South Whidbey

Well, that’s it South Whidbey. My time here has come to an end. This is my last column as editor of The Record. Skipping all… Continue reading

  • Nov 11, 2017

Today’s cartoon for Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017

Today’s cartoon for Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017.… Continue reading

  • Nov 11, 2017

Today’s cartoon for Friday, Nov. 10, 2017

Today’s cartoon for Friday, Nov. 10, 2017.… Continue reading

  • Nov 10, 2017

Today’s cartoon for Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017

Today’s cartoon for Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017.… Continue reading

  • Nov 9, 2017