Opinion

In our opinion: Dealing with domestic violence is often complex

The most dangerous place for a woman is her home. Statistics on domestic violence are staggering. An estimated 10 million people are victims of domestic… Continue reading

  • Dec 10, 2019

 

In our opinion: Slow driving on island raises concerns, blood pressure

A peculiar quirk of some Whidbey Island drivers is to travel slightly under the speed limit on the highway, creating a line of cars that… Continue reading

 

In our opinion: We should all make a big deal out of affordable housing

During a recent discussion about utility rate increases, Langley City Council member Christy Korrow suggested that the city may want to stop making such a… Continue reading

 

In our opinion: Affordable housing should top legislative priorities

Elected officials across Whidbey Island are completing their wish lists for Olympia. Around this time each year, the local officials enumerate the things that they… Continue reading

  • Nov 19, 2019

Irregularities in posted election results can’t be ignored

Based on precinct results posted on the official elections website for Island County, the wrong person won in at least five races and the tallies… Continue reading

Editorial: Willeford the best candidate to invigorate school district

As a teacher and then a school board member, Linda Racicot has dedicated decades of her life to making sure students on South Whidbey have… Continue reading

  • Oct 22, 2019

Editorial: Cyr is the right candidate for Langley

Craig Cyr defines himself as the “only progressive” in the race between him and Langley Councilman Bruce Allen. Cyr certainly has the bonafides. He’s running… Continue reading

  • Oct 21, 2019

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  • Oct 1, 2019

Editorial: Langley infrastructure measure holds water

It’s a lot of money, but dealing with Langley’s crumbling infrastructure in the current whack-a-mole fashion would be more costly — and frustrating — in… Continue reading

Sound Off: Freedom doesn’t come free, and it’s sometimes noisy

By Captain Larry Salter “Pardon our Noise, It’s the Sound of Freedom.” That is what the sign said on the corner of Highway 20 and… Continue reading

  • Sep 30, 2019

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  • Sep 27, 2019

Sound Off: Publisher relies on ‘hackneyed,’ ‘divisive’ arguments

By Michael Monson Mr. Graves’ Publisher’s Column from Sept. 21 was stifled by personal perspective and did nothing to advance a better understanding of the… Continue reading

  • Sep 25, 2019

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  • Sep 24, 2019

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

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  • Sep 17, 2019

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  • Sep 10, 2019