Opinion

Letter: Ask leaders to support bill for early-onset Alzheimer’s

Editor, There’s a bill coming up in Congress to assist the 200,000 Americans who have early-onset Alzheimer’s. I’m urging Rick Larsen, Maria Cantwell and Patty… Continue reading

  • Jul 12, 2019

Letter: It’s easy for an outsider to criticize Growler victims

Editor, I just had to respond to the letter in the South Whidbey Record of July 10 from Joe Kunzler of Sedro-Woolley. Joe refers to… Continue reading

  • Jul 12, 2019

Balkanizing the Rock: What distrust may lead to | Rockin’ a Hard Place:

I’m just back from a dream trip along the coast of Slovenia and Croatia. Roman ruins everywhere, gorgeous sunsets, the clear blue waters of the… Continue reading

Cartoon for July 10, 2019

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  • Jul 9, 2019

Editorial: Freedom of information must apply to everyone

It’s fitting that the Freedom of Information Act was signed on the Fourth of July in 1966. The federal law is emblematic of the most… Continue reading

  • Jul 9, 2019

Letter: What is climate change? The weather is changing

Editor, A response Mr. Gunther’s editorial question of June 26. I have visited the destruction, and participated in cleanup, after five “one-hundred-year storms”, and one… Continue reading

  • Jul 9, 2019

Letter: Sign stealers are not accomplishing anything

Editor, It has come to my attention that small fractions of Americans seem to want to waste valuable time and effort vandalizing the signs of… Continue reading

  • Jul 9, 2019

Letter: DNC is failing to spotlight threat of climate change

Editor, The Democratic National Committee has thus far failed to agree to hold a presidential debate with the sole focus being climate change. The UN… Continue reading

  • Jul 9, 2019

The Petri Dish: Yes, legislature did raise a lot of taxes, fees this year

State lawmakers outdid themselves this year in the assortment of ways they chose to extract more bucks from you, your neighbor, and even your friends… Continue reading

  • Jul 5, 2019

Cartoon for July 6, 2019

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  • Jul 5, 2019

Letter: There’s still kind, helpful people left in this world

Editor, On my drive home from a three-day visit with my son and his family, I realized my handbag was still in Tacoma. No cell… Continue reading

  • Jul 5, 2019

Letter: Putting a new twist on the Pledge of Allegiance

Editor, Happy birthday, USA. I pledge allegiance to the flag of the [allegedly] United States of America [except Canada, Central and South] America, and to… Continue reading

  • Jul 5, 2019

Cartoons for July 3, 2019

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  • Jul 3, 2019

Letter: Instead of trashing camps, show some compassion

Editor, To the Whidbey Island community, this letter is to encourage communication, understanding and sensible problem-solving in our community. We must meet the needs of… Continue reading

  • Jul 2, 2019

Letter: Peer review is crucial to climate change answers

Editor, Regarding, “There are plenty of answers for climate change question” from June 28, I’d like to add a few more sources for solid, science-based… Continue reading

  • Jul 2, 2019

Letter: Better enjoy shellfish before they go extinct

Editor, In response to Kenneth Gunther’s offer to buy a meal for anyone who can explain climate change in practical terms, I’d like to set… Continue reading

  • Jul 2, 2019

Letter: They are here because we were there violating rights

Editor, Guatemala is the single largest contributor of refugees to the United States. A recent poll shows partisan divisions regarding support for Central American refugees,… Continue reading

  • Jun 28, 2019

Letter: There are plenty of answers for climate change question

Editor, Dear Mr. Gunther, today, while attending a Zumba class at Island Athletic, I happened to read the recent editorial in the South Whidbey Record… Continue reading

  • Jun 28, 2019

Letter: A volunteer’s volunteer; thank you for all your help

Editor, Volunteers are the lifeblood of the many nonprofits and local organizations on Whidbey Island, bringing their skills, expertise, passion and commitment to serve our… Continue reading

  • Jun 28, 2019

Cartoon for June 29, 2019

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  • Jun 28, 2019