Opinion

Letter: Working together to promote Civility First during Oct.

Editor, Our country’s founders believed the government they envisioned would succeed as long as its citizens worked together to build “a more perfect union.” They… Continue reading

  • Oct 5, 2018

Letter: How could anyone vote against clean water and food?

Editor, Fortunately, an overwhelming majority of our state House and Senate voted “yes” to ban all PFAS chemicals from food packaging and firefighting foam. These… Continue reading

  • Oct 5, 2018

Cartoon for Oct. 3, 2018

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  • Oct 2, 2018

Letter: Initiative 1631 offers a choice for action, climate change

Editor, This past season of fires, hurricanes, record-setting heat and drought follow the same trends of the past several years: climate change is no longer… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2018

Letter: Can think of $86,000 worth of reasons to not vote for Hannold

Editor, In 2016, a severe winter storm hit Whidbey Island. The storm surge breeched the Sunlight Beach dike causing thousands of dollars in damage to… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2018

Letter: Commissioner Rick Hannold is out of touch with reality

Editor, I couldn’t believe my ears. Had I heard right? Glancing at the expressions on other people’s faces confirmed that I had. At Monday night’s… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2018

Cartoon for Sept. 29, 2018

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  • Sep 28, 2018

Letter: Everyone wins if St. Clair is voted into office as county commissioner

Editor, Ahoy there over on Whidbey. I am over here. On the other side of Saratoga Passage on Camano. Can we talk? We citizens across… Continue reading

  • Sep 28, 2018

Letter: Island County work crews are doing a good job on the roads

Editor, Kudos to Island County Road Department for providing us with well-maintained roads throughout all four seasons. The roads are on a resurfacing and maintenance… Continue reading

  • Sep 28, 2018

Letter: Washington State Ferries to take feedback during open house

Editor, The recent news coverage of ferry issues is much appreciated. It is important to shine a spotlight on the ferry system to ensure it… Continue reading

  • Sep 28, 2018

Letter: Thank you for coverage of church workshop, upcoming concert

Editor, Thank you to Patricia Guthrie for her coverage in the South Whidbey Record of the upcoming concert “Let Justice Roll Down,” to be given… Continue reading

  • Sep 28, 2018

Cartoon for Sept. 26, 2018

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  • Sep 25, 2018

Letter: Sen. Chuck Grassley is similar to a suicide bomber, brings falsehoods

Editor, To my way of thinking I now liken the actions of Sen. Chuck Grassley to a suicide bomber. They both are willing to sacrifice… Continue reading

  • Sep 25, 2018

Letter: Vote ‘yes’ on 1631, for the sake of the planet, for our children

Editor, Thanks to our local press for their endorsement of an impressive citizen-sponsored initiative that surprisingly has emerged from the chaotic world of politics (South… Continue reading

  • Sep 25, 2018

Letter: Please observe 24 hours of ‘Homo sapiens’ silence; help the earth

Editor, In regard to “church event to address racism, white privilege and other crimes against a [gentle, helpless oppressed you to”] deity,” I speak without… Continue reading

  • Sep 25, 2018

Letter: Rick Felici is best choice in the race for Island County sheriff

Editor, I have looked into the candidates who are running for Sheriff. It is clear to me that Rick Felici has the knowledge, experience and… Continue reading

  • Sep 25, 2018

Cartoon for Sept. 22, 2018

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  • Sep 21, 2018

Editorial: I-1631 takes the right approach to limiting carbon

Asking people to vote to increase the cost of a gallon of gas is a hard sell. But members of the Whidbey Chapter of the… Continue reading

  • Sep 21, 2018

Letter: Cast vote for Janet St. Clair for Island County commissioner

Editor, This fall’s election is offering us an experienced, committed, engaging, people-oriented candidate for Island County commissioner, one we see only rarely. Janet St. Clair… Continue reading

  • Sep 21, 2018

Cartoon for Sept. 19, 2018

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  • Sep 18, 2018