Opinion

Letter: Push back against racist policies

Editor, We, as a people, should never accept the current policies of our racist president. His latest iteration involving locking up children of immigrants seeking… Continue reading

  • Jun 29, 2018

Tariff not only bad for papers, for readers too

“I never argue with a man who buys ink by the barrel.”— Roger Branigin, 1962 One wonders if Branigin, an attorney who three years later… Continue reading

  • Jun 29, 2018

Sound Off: Candidate for sheriff wrong to say drug court is ‘ineffective’

By Judge Alan R. Hancock and Judge Vickie I. Churchill Regarding Island County Deputy Sheriff Lane Campbell’s comments about Island County Drug Court: At a… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2018

Letter: Commission is living with consequences of regrettable discussion

Editor, The recent coverage of the Island County Planning Commission meeting on the Housing Element draft text as part of the Washington State Growth Management… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2018

Letter: Life isn’t free; it’s time for community to teach that

Editor, Suppose your car was giving you trouble. You put it in the garage and put a little of gas in it everyday. You think… Continue reading

  • Jun 22, 2018

Commissioners were right to join opioid lawsuit

Pharmaceutical companies continue to make astonishing amounts of money selling pills that can turn some people into addicts. These companies are accused of misleading the… Continue reading

  • Jun 22, 2018

Letter: Quoting Scripture proves nothing about immigration

Editor, Re: Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions quoting the Bible to support separating immigrant children from families: By quoting Scripture to support a legalistic approach to… Continue reading

  • Jun 19, 2018

Sound Off: Proposed Island Transit fares don’t add up

As a local leader, I work to improve regional mobility in support of our local businesses and working families. So I’ve kept an open mind… Continue reading

  • Jun 19, 2018

Letter: Trump’s immigration policy violates human rights

Editor, Trump’s new immigration policy is even worse than previously thought. Since May 7, they are inflicting pain on children, thinking this will deter their… Continue reading

  • Jun 15, 2018

Letter: Clinton beach AccessMats make beach accessible for everyone

Editor, Now that the winter weather is past, Island Beach Access has reinstalled the AccessMats at Clinton Beach Park. These blue, ADA-approved mats allow people… Continue reading

  • Jun 15, 2018

County planning commission’s remarks were shameful

Homeless people like to live in the woods and should just stay there. If you can’t afford to live in Island County, you just need… Continue reading

  • Jun 15, 2018

Road will keep island traversable if highway is blocked

Island County commissioners’ decision to spend $4 million to build a short road off the beaten track on Central Whidbey was a wise investment. That… Continue reading

Letter: Island Transit fares should do no harm, minimize impact

Editor, Tom Walker, in a letter to the editor in the June 2 South Whidbey Record made a compelling argument that the economics of the… Continue reading

  • Jun 12, 2018

Letter: Rather than berate newspaper staff, why not educate others?

Editor, In reply to Captn Blynd: I was never even aware of retinitis pigmentosa until my sister was diagnosed with macular degeneration and declared legally… Continue reading

  • Jun 8, 2018

Letter: America should treat immigrants and children humanely

Editor, Trump’s immigration policy is treating it as a criminal problem in hopes of deterring people from coming to this country. This is creating more… Continue reading

  • Jun 8, 2018

Chief Marks can no longer lead the department

Langley Police Chief David Marks has lost the ability to effectively lead his department. Details of Marks’ alleged excessive use of force against a handcuffed,… Continue reading

Letter: There should be no fares charged to ride Island Transit buses

Editor, I do not agree that Island Transit should charge a fare. The taxpayers have voted to give Island Transit a sales tax increase three… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2018

Letter: Hearts and Hammers works to help build our community

Editor, Hearts and Hammers is one of a number of South Whidbey organizations that offer a helping hand to our more vulnerable neighbors. This year,… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2018

Letter: Thanking restaurant for supporting Relay for Life

Editor, I would like to send out a special thanks to the owners of the Tyee Restaurant in Coupeville, Steve and Sue Hallen, for very… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2018

Letter: Wrong production company cited in Record news article

Editor, I was sorry to hear of the passing of Gerry Woolery. My wife and I spent many a happy evening dining at his establishment… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2018