Opinion

Demo gardens a great asset at Greenbank Farm

Editor, In addition to the many amenities of the Greenbank Farm, a recent article failed to mention one of the farm’s most attractive features —… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2018

Drivers should give roundabouts a chance

Officials from the Washington State Department of Transportation have their work cut out for them when they come to Oak Harbor on Wednesday. They will… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2018

Cartoon for Saturday, Jan. 27

Cartoon by Nate Beeler.… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2018

Cartoon for Wednesday, Jan. 24

Cartoon by David Fitzsimmons.… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2018

Domestic violence is an issue that needs more attention

It’s time to expand the current national focus on sexual harassment and sexual assault to include domestic abuse. Like sexual harassment and assault, domestic abuse… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2018

We may find ourselves as subjects, not citizens

Editor, Over the years as a student and teacher of history and political science, I’ve often wondered what it would be like to live under… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2018

Use 2018 to vote in candidates who care

Editor, If you had any doubt about Donald J. Trump’s immigration agenda, it should be crystal clear now, after his Jan. 11 Oval Office statement… Continue reading

  • Jan 20, 2018

Taking CERT training can be empowering

Editor, I’m writing to offer public kudos to our South Whidbey Fire/EMS Chief Rusty Palmer and the CERT workshops that he is diligently leading and… Continue reading

  • Jan 20, 2018

Cartoon for Saturday, Jan. 20

Many people may be surprised to learn that there’s a statute of limitations on rape in Washington state. There’s currently a bill in the state… Continue reading

  • Jan 19, 2018

Cartoon for Saturday, Jan. 20

Cartoon for Saturday, Jan. 20

  • Jan 19, 2018

Not many Norwegians likely to move here

Editor, President Donald Trump asks, in referring to immigrants from Africa, why would we want to accept “all these people from shithole countries?” Rather, he… Continue reading

  • Jan 17, 2018

Where are all the bomb shelters on the island?

Editor, After hearing about the accidental emergency message sent out Saturday to the people of Hawaii, I began to think. Where on South Whidbey do… Continue reading

  • Jan 17, 2018

Cartoon for Wednesday, Jan. 17

Cartoon by Monte Wolverton.… Continue reading

  • Jan 17, 2018

Let states set their own marijuana laws

The Trump administration’s reversal of Obama’s hands-off approach to enforcement of marijuana laws isn’t likely to have much effect on Whidbey Island, at least for… Continue reading

  • Jan 17, 2018

Plan to launch new series with Goosefoot grant

Editor, We were pleased to see the recognition of Goosefoot Community Foundation in your recent article on Jan. 10. Sound Water Stewards was proud to… Continue reading

  • Jan 17, 2018

Cartoon for Saturday, Jan. 13

Cartoon by Dave Granlund.… Continue reading

  • Jan 15, 2018

We must change culture in order to save planet

Editor, Reciprocity is the key to survival. Reciprocity is the essence of life. It is life. We are told, more or less incessantly, that survival… Continue reading

  • Jan 13, 2018

Important to vote for those who represent us

Editor, Political pundits rightly criticize Democrats’ failure to identify issues that appeal to voters other than their shared dislike of our unlikeable president. It shouldn’t… Continue reading

  • Jan 13, 2018

Interdepartmental jousting is the snake

Editor, This nastiness emanating from the other Washington must be contagious since we now have county commissioners calling our prosecuting attorney a snake, of all… Continue reading

  • Jan 13, 2018

Secular law says woman has the right to choose

Editor, As I have since come to understand the dynamic, life begins with the first breath of air. That is when the child becomes the… Continue reading

  • Jan 13, 2018