Opinion

Cartoon for Wednesday, April 4

Cartoon by Pat Bagley.… Continue reading

  • Apr 4, 2018

Guest opinion: Will never apologize for working to keep taxes low

The author of a March 23 Whidbey News-Times letter, Dean Enell, focuses on four issues where in his opinion I fall short. I found them… Continue reading

  • Apr 4, 2018

Library reserves are required, serve purpose

Editor, A recent letter to the editor made very misleading statements about Sno-Isle Libraries finances, and I want to clear up the misinformation. Sno-Isle Libraries… Continue reading

  • Apr 4, 2018

Cartoon for Saturday, March 31

Cartoon by Steve Sack.… Continue reading

  • Mar 31, 2018

Doesn’t respond well to threats of service cuts

Editor, I like public libraries. Do we need a Sno-Isle Library levy increase? The people in Washington spend more per person for public libraries than… Continue reading

  • Mar 31, 2018

OPINION: We must urge representatives to repeal newsprint tariff

Much of the talk of tariffs and trade wars has centered on the Trump administration’s decision to pursue increased taxes on some international supplies of… Continue reading

  • Mar 31, 2018

Paul would be effective district representative

Editor, I met Dave Paul in July this past summer. Since then I have got to know him and admire who he is as a… Continue reading

  • Mar 31, 2018

Student marchers on right side of history

Editor, To the students who marched, thank you! We hear you. You bring hope back to we “adults” who should have dealt with this gun… Continue reading

  • Mar 31, 2018

A vote to support libraries is a vote for community

At the turn of the 19th Century, industrialist turned philanthropist Andrew Carnegie donated much of his fortune to the creation of public libraries across America… Continue reading

  • Mar 28, 2018

Cartoon for Wednesday, March 28

Cartoon by Dave Granlund.… Continue reading

  • Mar 28, 2018

Voting ‘yes’ for libraries good for community

Editor, Ballots for our library levy arrive next week, and, along with so many friends, neighbors and community leaders, I will be voting yes for… Continue reading

  • Mar 28, 2018

Disagree with the message, but lay off attacks on students

Student walkouts over gun violence has led to discussion, debate and elevated emotions across the nation. Whidbey Island is no exception. About a thousand people… Continue reading

  • Mar 24, 2018

St. Clair would lead county into the future

Editor, With Earth Day around the corner and a commissioner election following, maybe it’s time to review the respective local candidates’ environmental views. In District… Continue reading

  • Mar 24, 2018

THINC needs land for its tiny homes project

Editor, A shortage of housing coupled by the rise in rents and the increase in Airbnb market for in-home apartments has left many of our… Continue reading

  • Mar 24, 2018

Cartoon for Saturday, March 24

Cartoon by RJ Matson.… Continue reading

  • Mar 23, 2018

Cartoon for Wednesday, March 21

Cartoon by Daryl Cagle.… Continue reading

  • Mar 21, 2018

CEO bonus, cost overruns are incongruous

The new wing project of WhidbeyHealth Medical Center is $3 million over budget. The revelation was announced at a hospital board meeting last week. During… Continue reading

  • Mar 21, 2018

Vote ‘yes’ to maintain island’s library services

Editor, I am writing to encourage you to vote yes for libraries. I have served on the board of the Friends of the Freeland Library… Continue reading

  • Mar 21, 2018

IDIPIC needs volunteers to serve as speakers, helpers

Editor, In 2017, the Impaired Driving Impact Panel of Island County presented our impact panels to 343 driver’s education students, 338 parents, 180 NAS Whidbey… Continue reading

  • Mar 20, 2018
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‘Trekkie’ taking his customers to new dimensions

Those of us living on Whidbey Island share a long, narrow “rock” in Puget Sound where we look up when an eagle flies by, watch… Continue reading

  • Mar 17, 2018
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