Opinion

Letter: To be great again, let’s bring back compassion in America

Editor, What’s happened to our compassion? As I watch with much anxiety the very long road to a hopefully better life for the hundreds of… Continue reading

  • Nov 9, 2018

Letter: Will continue to serve with honesty, integrity, dignity

Editor, I am writing to express my deepest gratitude for my devoted supporters, volunteers and campaign staff. You have stood by me through this extremely… Continue reading

  • Nov 9, 2018

Sounds Off: A look at the winners, losers in Tuesday’s election

A surge in voter interest, a swell in the ranks of Democratic state lawmakers and a spendy bunch of contests marked the 2018 election. As… Continue reading

  • Nov 9, 2018

Letter: However one voted, we are all Americans, neighbors

Editor, Whether we voted in this election as a conservative, moderate, liberal or libertarian — we are all Americans, Washingtonians and Whidbey Islanders. We are… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2018

Letter: Before Trump, Americans would welcome immigrants

Editor, With all the murders, extortion, rapes, etc., in Honduras, San Salvador and other countries, I believe I would be heading out to a more… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2018

Letter: Help keep local businesses healthy and going strong

Editor, I support a healthy and vibrant business and residential community on Whidbey Island. My concern is that the squeaky wheel continues to get oiled… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2018

Letter: Candidate takes issue with ‘anti-Navy’ label

Editor, I rarely respond to letters to the editors, but calling me anti-Navy is one issue I take quite personally. I am a Navy daughter.… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2018

Letter: St. Clair would bring honesty, integrity to job

Editor, Rick Hannold: keep your lies out of our mailbox. Your recent mailer is unbecoming of a sitting Island County commissioner. It contains lies and… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2018

Letter: Longtime lawyer supports Lane Campbell for sheriff

Editor, We have been very fortunate to have experienced the leadership and professionalism of Island County Sheriff Mark Brown during the last several years; but,… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2018

Letter: It’s time to expose the system of ‘good old boys’

Editor, This is my response to the “Sound Off” written by Greg Banks and published on Oct. 31, 2018. Well, if you ever wanted to… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2018

Cartoon for Nov. 3, 2018

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  • Nov 2, 2018
Banks

Sound Off: Rick Felici understands all facets of complex, difficult job

By Greg Banks, Island County prosecutor For years, I have turned down requests to endorse candidates for Island County elected offices. Recent coverage of the… Continue reading

  • Oct 31, 2018
Banks

Cartoon for Oct. 31, 2018

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  • Oct 31, 2018

Editorial: St. Clair, Felici are right candidates for county positions

Island County will be in good hands no matter who wins the races for commissioner and sheriff, but Janet St. Clair and Rick Felici, respectively,… Continue reading

  • Oct 30, 2018

Letter: St. Clair has no so-called ‘special interest’ stakes

Editor, I read with great interest Lee Rebman’s letter to the Editor in the Oct. 23 South Whidbey Record concerning the campaign contributions for Janet… Continue reading

  • Oct 30, 2018

Letter: Rick Hannold is superior to opponent, St. Clair

Editor, Island County was hit with two problems when the economy tanked in 2008. One was the loss of revenue for the sheriff’s department and… Continue reading

  • Oct 30, 2018

Letter: Please vote to restore our governmental function

Editor, According to the filmmaker Michael Moore, our largest “political party” is not Democrats or Republicans but non-voters — over 100 million strong. To me,… Continue reading

  • Oct 30, 2018

Letter: Lane Campbell should be our next sheriff

Editor, I was a reserve police officer with Seattle Police Department for 41 years and a reserve deputy with Island County for three years, amassing… Continue reading

  • Oct 30, 2018

Letter: We need Janet St. Clair’s voice on commission

Editor, We have crossed “party lines” to support Janet St. Clair for Island County commissioner. It’s time that Camano had a resident islander at the… Continue reading

  • Oct 30, 2018

Letter: Vote Hannold out of office

Editor, I was astounded to read Rick Hannold’s statement in the Voters’ Pamphlet that he “has become known for working to keep taxes and fees… Continue reading

  • Oct 30, 2018