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MaryAnn Guidry: Oct. 1, 1938-Oct. 13, 2019

Following an extended illness, MaryAnn Guidry passed away in the comfort of her home, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, surrounded with love by her devoted family.… Continue reading

 

Claude Merrill: Oct. 20, 1931-Oct. 9, 2019

Claude Merrill, 87, passed away Oct. 9, 2019 ,at his home in Coupeville, Wash. He was born in Tompkinsville, N.Y., to Myrtle and Claude Merrill… Continue reading

 

Teresa Ann Eggland: Jan. 18, 1968-Sept. 26, 2019

Teresa Ann Eggland, age 51, of Coupeville, Wash., passed away on Sept. 26, 2019, after a courageous battle with cancer. Teresa was born on Jan.… Continue reading

 

Publisher’s Column: Moving under Growler flight path is a choice

Growing up in Anacortes in the 1970s and 80s, the rumble of A-6E Intruders and EA-6Bs flying overhead was familiar and normal. I don’t recall… Continue reading

George Edward Proft: July 19, 1924 – July 10, 2019

George Edward Proft, 94.9583 years old and a resident of Western Washington, died peacefully in his sleep at his home in Normandy Park, Wash., on… Continue reading

Rowland Edwin Davis: June 26, 1938 – July 10 , 2019

Rowland Edwin Davis was born June 26, 1938 in Juneau, Alaska to James V. Davis and Anna (Bergstrom) Davis. Rowland attended Coupeville Elementary and High… Continue reading

Publisher’s Column: Open, constructive dialogue helps build communities

The issues surrounding homelessness are broad and troubling, not just in Oak Harbor, Coupeville or Whidbey Island, but across the country. There is no quick… Continue reading

PUBLISHER’S COLUMN: Lawmakers should follow true science, pass HB1683

Growing up in Anacortes during the 1970s, we would line up in the elementary school hallway to get our vaccinations. A couple of nurses would… Continue reading

Editorial: Attaching labels is divisive behavior we shouldn’t tolerate

Island County Commissioner Rick Hannold says he doesn’t like using labels But he sure didn’t show it when he criticized those who don’t exactly share… Continue reading

What was that in the sky Sunday? We’d like to know as well

A weather photo of what some suggest looks like a rocket being fired from the northern end of Whidbey Island has generated a fair amount… Continue reading

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?

WashingtonVotes.org 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

After 22 years, The Examiner will cease publication

In May 1994, I was one of the five people who founded The Whidbey Examiner, a newspaper that was launched to serve the Coupeville and… 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