Opinion

Thankful editorial addressed need to end sexual harassment

Editor, Thank you for your editorial on Dec. 13. I am heartened to see my paper come out on the side of decent treatment for… Continue reading

  • Dec 30, 2017

Thanks to staff who kept roads clear and safe

In response to our Christmas Eve snow event I would like to send my deepest gratitude and appreciation to the Island County Public Works employees… Continue reading

  • Dec 30, 2017

Treasurer’s office can’t take early tax payments

Editor, Multiple national and local (Seattle) newspapers have recently published articles urging taxpayers to consider making payments for property taxes before year-end 2017 to assure… Continue reading

  • Dec 26, 2017

Cartoon for Wednesday, Dec. 27

Cartoon by Dave Granlund.… Continue reading

  • Dec 26, 2017

Brunell: Railroads implementing positive track control

While the investigation continues into the deadly Amtrak derailment near Dupont, the clock continues to tick on the implementation of Positive Track Control (PTC). The… Continue reading

  • Dec 26, 2017

Adopt-a-Senior program helps to ensure seniors aren’t forgotten

The success of Senior Resources’ Adopt-a-Senior program is evidence that the spirit of Christmas is alive and well on South Whidbey. Nobody should be forgotten… Continue reading

  • Dec 23, 2017

Let’s be safe of the roads

Editor, On a rainy December evening, I headed out to Payless on East Harbor Road in Freeland. It was after 5 p.m., so it was… Continue reading

Property is needed for new nonprofit

Editor, The new nonprofit, Thincwhidbey.org, is seeking land with Langley sewer and water on which to build Tiny Houses In the Name of Christ. These… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Wednesday, Dec. 20

Cartoon by Rick McKee.… Continue reading

  • Dec 20, 2017

Expecting local government to fund mandates ill-conceived

For officials in local government, unfunded mandates can be the bane of their existence. Whidbey Island officials aren’t immune to this headache. Island County is… Continue reading

Not regulating internet providers a recipe for disaster

From Facebook to news sites, it’s impossible to overestimate the power and reach of the internet, which is why the unraveling of net neutrality regulations… Continue reading

  • Dec 16, 2017

Women who spoke out deserve respect

Editor, The impossible has occurred; a Democrat won an election this week in the red state of Alabama. Although the defeat of Roy Moore is… Continue reading

  • Dec 16, 2017

Call ISP, question net neutrality stance

Editor, On Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 the FCC voted to formally repeal net neutrality. I’ve emailed and called WhidbeyTelecom to ask them their official stance… Continue reading

  • Dec 16, 2017

Today’s cartoon for Saturday, Dec. 16

Cartoon by Dave Granlund.… Continue reading

  • Dec 16, 2017

See if Langley joins carbon initiative Dec. 18

Editor, Let’s hear it for the City of Langley for they’ve consented to hear arguments about endorsing a practical effort to head off climate change… Continue reading

  • Dec 13, 2017

‘No more’ when it comes to sexual harassment

It started out as #MeToo, but now it’s become “no more.” After a New York Times story detailed how movie producer Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed… Continue reading

  • Dec 13, 2017

Today’s cartoon for Wednesday, Dec. 13

Cartoon by Steve Sack.… Continue reading

  • Dec 13, 2017

Library district should take levy to the voters

Even in this age of digital and online content, libraries remain vital institutions in communities across the nation. Many are still community gathering sites, and… Continue reading

  • Dec 9, 2017

Need to lobby legislators to keep net neutrality

Editor, Ready to send more money to your Internet service provider (ISP)? Good. The Federal Communications Commission under their new leader, Ajit Pai, plans to… Continue reading

  • Dec 9, 2017

Enjoyed Island Transit’s birthday celebration

Editor, I want to thank Island Transit for sharing its birthday celebration with us, the public. For almost eight years I commuted to Boeing using… Continue reading

  • Dec 9, 2017