Opinion

Letter: The county needs stricter rules on fire prevention to prevent danger

Editor, I am concerned about the fire hazard on South Whidbey. Did you know the Island County sheriff makes the burn ban decisions, and not… Continue reading

  • Jul 31, 2018

Letter: President Trump has plenty in common with ‘Tricky Dick’ Nixon

Editor, Who were Tricky Dick and Don, the Lying Con? This will be the answer to the Jeopardy prompt, “These two American Presidents were forced… Continue reading

  • Jul 31, 2018

Cartoon for July 28, 2018

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  • Jul 27, 2018

Letter: Vote Hazelrigg-Hernandez for Appeals Court judge, Dist. 3

Editor, It’s often difficult to know enough about the candidates for Appeals Court judge and I would like to recommend Cecily Hazelrigg-Hernandez for the position… Continue reading

  • Jul 27, 2018

Letter: Our social ‘wars’ are all hideously expensive and a waste of time

Editor, Have you ever noticed the similarities of all the so-called “war on (fill in the blank)” programs the federal government is waging? War on… Continue reading

  • Jul 27, 2018

Letter: Treasonous Trump stands with Russia, not the United States

Editor, Master puppeteer Vladimir Putin seems to be pulling Donald J. Trump’s strings again. In the recent Helsinki Summit, Trump placed blame on the U.S.… Continue reading

  • Jul 27, 2018

Letter: Vote for candidate Dave Paul for state House is a vote for integrity

Editor, Are you feeling we need some political relief — some integrity these days? Well, hallelujah, we have the unique opportunity to get an effective,… Continue reading

  • Jul 27, 2018

Letter: Residents located in jets’ flight path long-suffering

Editor, I had an insight. My neighbor hired a company with a tree grinder to decimate some big laurel branches and it was making some… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2018

Letter: Should closely examine the candidates for Court of Appeals

Editor, Rita Latsinova is a better choice for judge. I urge voters to check the backgrounds of the candidates for Court of Appeals, and not… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2018

Cartoon for July 25, 2018

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  • Jul 24, 2018

Letter: The behavior from president Donald Trump is ludicrous

Editor, Do Rep. Larsen, Sen. Cantwell, and Sen. Murray really want more war-mongering saber rattling in all caps in the wee hours by a President… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2018

Letter: Proposed sewage system a bad idea

Editor, I read the article that appeared in the South Whidbey Record on July 18 about the Freeland Plaza Shopping Center submitting an application to… Continue reading

  • Jul 20, 2018

Cartoon for July 21, 2018

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  • Jul 20, 2018

Letter: America does not come first for president

Editor, For Trump to stand next to Putin and think Putin’s suggestion that our own intelligence people be interviewed by the Russians is a great… Continue reading

  • Jul 20, 2018

Letter: Trump’s remarks were treasonous

Editor, I was completely stunned and horrified by Donald Trump’s remarks after his meeting with Putin. Our president’s words provided aid and comfort to an… Continue reading

  • Jul 20, 2018

Letter: Prepare for the smokescreen on Initiative 1631, fossil fuels

Editor, Initiative 1631 places a fee on sources of carbon dioxide (fossil fuels) as they enter or are produced in Washington state. Putting a price… Continue reading

  • Jul 20, 2018

Letter: Tom Seguine a good candidate for Washington Appeals Court

Editor, I recently met Tom Seguine and had an in-depth conversation with him about his candidacy for judge of the Washington State Court of Appeals.… Continue reading

  • Jul 20, 2018

Editorial: Voting ‘yes’ on ambulance levy is common sense

Without local candidates to weed out before the general election, the Aug. 7 primary election isn’t particularly exciting. It is, however, vital that voters on… Continue reading

  • Jul 20, 2018

Cartoon for July 18, 2018

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  • Jul 17, 2018

Letter: It is worth taking time to read the U.S. Constitution, articles

Editor, It’s getting hard to ignore our national news and the extensively detailed Mueller investigation that clearly is zeroing in on President Trump --- a… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2018