Keven Graves

Extraordinary measures during extraordinary times

With each day — with each passing hour, in fact — we’re learning more about how the coronavirus pandemic is transforming our everyday lives into… Continue reading


Yvonne Schaelchlin Palka: March 13, 1938 – Nov. 30, 2019

Yvonne Schaelchlin Palka died on Nov. 30, 2019, in Minneapolis, Minn., at the age of 81. At the time of her passing she was surrounded… Continue reading


Publisher’s Column: Moving under Growler flight path is a choice

Growing up in Anacortes in the 1970s and 80s, the rumble of A-6E Intruders and EA-6Bs flying overhead was familiar and normal. I don’t recall… Continue reading


Publisher’s Column: Empathy has a role in dealing with homeless issues

The issues surrounding homelessness are broad and troubling, not just on Whidbey Island, but across the country. There is no quick and simple fix. Personally,… Continue reading

PUBLISHER’S COLUMN: Lawmakers should follow true science, pass HB1683

Growing up in Anacortes during the 1970s, we would line up in the elementary school hallway to get our vaccinations. A couple of nurses would… Continue reading

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

Reject the ‘fake news’ lie, support local journalism

The motive behind the whole “fake news” narrative is clear, and the intentions, at best, nefarious. By repeating something over and over, eventually some people… Continue reading

Clinton-Mukilteo ferry route down to one boat

The Clinton-Mukilteo ferry route is on one-boat-service until further notice, according to Washington State Ferries. The vessel Kittitas is out of service due to a… Continue reading

Hold newspapers accountable, yes, but see social media spin for what it is

When Langley Mayor Tim Callison sent the South Whidbey Record a $64 bill last week for time a reporter spent interviewing the city attorney in… Continue reading

PUBLISHER’S COLUMN | News-Times picking up mantle as Coupeville newspaper closes

On Thursday, Jan. 19, we will be publishing the last edition of The Whidbey Examiner, the sister newspaper of the Whidbey News-Times and South Whidbey… Continue reading

Publisher’s column: #thankful for that ever-swinging pendulum

By KEVEN GRAVES Ever long for the days before the Internet highway came ripping and tearing through our society and into our homes? I do.… Continue reading


If there's a clear winner declared on election day, should the losing candidate concede right away?… Continue reading

  • Nov 4, 2016