Opinion

Editorial: Hopefully door isn’t fully closed on crucial agreement

Navy officials had the daunting task of negotiating with a string of agencies, groups and elected officials in determining how best to mitigate the effect… Continue reading

Letter: Are billionaires offering to let you join them on Mars?

Editor, As I’ve always envisioned insects far outlasting humans and chewing on our remains for thousands of years, I was astonished to recently learn that… Continue reading

  • Dec 4, 2018

Letter: This time of year can be difficult for many people

Editor, I live at Brookhaven in Langley and have written the following poem about how difficult it is for people at this time of year:… Continue reading

  • Dec 4, 2018

Letter: Fact is, lifestyles of Americans cannot continue indefinitely

Editor, As the American economy continues to decay, or, rather, as conditions for Americans continue to decay, in the modern American version of a statement… Continue reading

  • Dec 4, 2018

Letter: Campaign supporters like you helped Kim Schrier to win race

Editor, Whidbey Island backers of Dr. Kim Schrier’s successful bid to represent Washington state’s 8th district in Congress are feeling justifiably proud today. Your financial… Continue reading

  • Dec 4, 2018

Cartoon for Dec. 5, 2018

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  • Dec 4, 2018

Cartoon for Dec. 1, 2018

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  • Nov 30, 2018

Letter: People want knowledge, facts on climate change

Editor, Whatever your opinion about climate change, the report issued last Friday from the U.S. Global Change Research Program is worth your attention. The Fourth… Continue reading

  • Nov 30, 2018

Letter: Grateful to person who found purse, returned it

Editor, There are angels in this world, and angel(s) found and turned in my gold carry purse at the Oak Harbor Walmart the afternoon of… Continue reading

  • Nov 30, 2018

Letter: Encouraging violence is not at all presidential

Editor, So we’ve come to this. A president who praises Congressman Gianforte for beating a reporter and finds Saudi claims of a rendition gone wrong… Continue reading

  • Nov 30, 2018

Letter: Dine Out program helps teachers at SW schools

Editor, The South Whidbey Schools Foundation Board would like to thank the following restaurants for participating in our October Dine Out For Education fundraiser. Our… Continue reading

  • Nov 30, 2018

Letter: Ebey’s Reserve in need of environmental protection

Editor, When guests visit me on Whidbey, one of the first places I take them is Ebey’s Landing National Historic Reserve. I delight in their… Continue reading

  • Nov 30, 2018

Cartoon for Nov. 28, 2018

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  • Nov 28, 2018

Letter: Local volunteers are not involved in phone scam

Editor, No scam. When a race between two candidates is close, it is a common practice for both political parties to visit voters whose ballot… Continue reading

  • Nov 27, 2018

Letter: Thank you South Whidbey supporters and donors

Editor, Friends of Friends Medical Support Fund is alive and well thanks to our big-hearted community that supports us year long and during our Mr.… Continue reading

  • Nov 27, 2018

Letter: Rebman’s letter is very incorrect and misleading

Editor, I am writing in response to the Oct. 23 letter from Lee Rebman that accuses county commissioner candidate Janet St. Clair of being a… Continue reading

  • Nov 27, 2018

Letter: Trump administration’s policies are distressing

Editor, I live in Langley and I am an American citizen. I was born in Montreal, Canada but my parents became naturalized American citizens in… Continue reading

  • Nov 27, 2018

Letter: Central Whidbey is trying to fight for its future

Editor, Central Whidbey is fighting for its future and we need your help. Ignoring their own guiding principle not to use one site for a… Continue reading

  • Nov 27, 2018

Letter: Never give your personal info over phone, by mail

Editor, Voters, if you recently received a letter from the Island County Auditor’s Election Office regarding a signature issue, follow the instructions in the letter… Continue reading

  • Nov 26, 2018

Election is over, but voters still need to continue paying attention

While Island County historically has had high voter turnout, those who voted in the county were unusually attentive and involved in the mid-term election this… Continue reading

  • Nov 23, 2018