Keven Graves

If the truth doesn’t matter, we’re in big trouble

It’s been said that we shouldn’t let the current state of politics become “the new normal.” But are we too late? There’s a different landscape… Continue reading


Reject the ‘fake news’ lie, support local journalism

The motive behind the whole “fake news” narrative is clear, and the intentions, at best, nefarious. By repeating something over and over, some people will… Continue reading


Publisher’s Column: Hold newspapers accountable, yes, but see social media spin for what it is

When Langley Mayor Tim Callison sent the South Whidbey Record a $64 bill last week for time a reporter spent interviewing the city attorney in… Continue reading


How did my state lawmakers vote in Olympia? provides a free periodic roll call service to media outlets as long as the legislature is in session. The reports are customized to the… Continue reading

Special page intended to send key message to the other Washington

In 1991, I was the editor who wrote and produced the Whidbey News-Times’ one and only Extra edition. Few people are aware that there were… Continue reading

Opinion: News-Times picking up mantle as Coupeville newspaper closes

On Thursday, Jan. 19, we will be publishing the last edition of The Whidbey Examiner, the sister newspaper of the Whidbey News-Times and South Whidbey… Continue reading

Publisher’s Column: Funk scholarship honor representative of his legacy

Former Whidbey News Group co-owner and publisher Wallie Funk received a well-deserved honor this past week. The Washington Newspaper Publisher Association presented a proclamation to… Continue reading

Publisher’s column: #thankful for that ever-swinging pendulum

Ever long for the days before the Internet highway came ripping and tearing through our society and into our homes? I do. I know I… Continue reading

Publisher’s Column: Don’t squander your chance to prove our elections system works

Not since my parents vigorously argued over Richard Nixon in 1972 have I seen a presidential race as contentious and divisive as this year’s battle… Continue reading

Flight center giving vets free admission Nov. 11

Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour admitting veterans for free Nov. 11

News-Times launches improved website, new civil commenting

New cleaner, easier to read, more mobile friendly


If there's a clear winner declared on election day, should the losing candidate concede right away?… Continue reading

Johnson the best choice for county commissioner

We urge voters to return Johnson to continue the work she has begun