Concerned with safety of island and country

Editor, I was concerned about the Feb. 7 article “Law will allow for nuclear missile prep.” As Cynthia Kaul and Keith Anderson point out in… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2018


Cartoon for Saturday, Feb. 17

Cartoon by Kevin Siers.… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2018


Irony in Navy, civillian responses to security

Editor, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island just concluded a two-week drill which was an anti-terrorism exercise called Solid Curtain/Citadel Shield. I bring this up as… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2018


Roundabout isn’t safe solution to traffic

Editor, The Washington State Department of Transportation has not put traffic counters on State Highway 20, Banta or other roads. How can WSDOT design any… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2018

Thank you for urging responsible climate change action

Editor, Thank you for your editorial urging responsible action in confronting climate change. Washington state is poised to be a leader and model for other… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2018

Cartoon for Wednesday, Feb. 14

Cartoon by Pat Bagley.… Continue reading

  • Feb 14, 2018

Clarifying a few seed-related facts in article

Editor, Thanks so much to The Record for helping spread the word about Deep Harvest Seeds. We very quickly crammed Evan Thompson, a wonderful local… Continue reading

  • Feb 14, 2018

Good job county for implementing ban

Editor, I want to take a moment to express my appreciation to the past and present Island County Board of Commissioners for their efforts to… Continue reading

  • Feb 14, 2018

Net pens should also be banned by the state

Five years ago, Island County commissioners banned net-pen salmon farming in the county. It wasn’t an easy move for commissioners since it involved taking on… Continue reading

  • Feb 14, 2018

Trump’s parade proposal is missing its mark

Editor, When I heard about Trump’s parade proposal, I was reminded of a few years back when I was in Adelaide, Australia, on Anzac Day.… Continue reading

  • Feb 10, 2018

Lawmakers should pass Sasquatch bills

Orcas, eagles and bears. Oh my. These Western Washington animals — and many more — are recognized and protected in a plethora of ways. Meanwhile,… Continue reading

Cartoon for Wednesday, Feb. 7

Cartoon by Dave Granlund.… Continue reading

  • Feb 7, 2018

Elected leaders should take climate stand

Elected leaders in different levels of government are taking stands in the politics of global warming in a variety of ways. Last month, the city… Continue reading

  • Feb 7, 2018

Navy shouldn’t take public space for training

Editor, We are very alarmed by the potential impact of two bills now in committee at the state Legislature, that may affect citizens’ use of… Continue reading

  • Feb 7, 2018

Thankful for Burnett’s commitment to H&H

Editor, On behalf of the South Whidbey Hearts and Hammers board, this is a belated “Thank You” to Justin Burnett for his dedication to our… Continue reading

  • Feb 7, 2018

Cartoon for Saturday, Feb. 3

Cartoon by Rick McKee.… Continue reading

  • Feb 3, 2018

Is there simple way to stop gun violence?

Editor, My niece and her husband, both from London, visited recently and we watched the local news one evening. Covered was a senseless school shooting,… Continue reading

  • Feb 3, 2018

No vote on bump stock ban telling of Bailey’s integrity

Editor, I am a firearm owner. I have legally hunted wildlife in the past. I enjoy target shooting on an approved range. I am also… Continue reading

  • Feb 3, 2018

Violation of law is worth investigating

Langley Mayor Tim Callison said it’s not worth his time to investigate whether the city may have violated the law. The law in question is… Continue reading

  • Feb 3, 2018

There’s a simple alternative to roundabouts

Editor, Do not be deceived by alleged traffic improvement benefits of roundabouts, especially when there is a more simple alternative. Roundabouts enormously increase lane-changing situations… Continue reading

  • Feb 2, 2018