Did you know there are lessons of love right outside your door?
Reducing mankind’s carbon footprint has become the defining issue of our time and rightly so. Virtually every level of government has policies to reduce greenhouse gases by regulating everything from industrial CO2 emissions to cow flatulence.
If you are looking for a family-wage job these days, there is no better place to look than the Dakotas … but for entirely different reasons.
Imagine you lived a few blocks from the water, or maybe just across the street, but you had to get in your car and drive miles so you could legally stand on the beach and skip a few stones.
Rarely can the lack of action trigger so much reaction as it did last week when Tim Eyman didn’t do something he so often does — turn in signatures for an initiative.
Members of the Whidbey News-Times, Whidbey Examiner, South Whidbey Record and Whidbey Crosswind staffs marched this past Saturday in Oak Harbor’s Fourth of July parade.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn doesn’t want to use the word “failing” when talking about Washington’s public schools.
Kudos to those Island County government folks for that new bike trail. As countless cities across the country struggle with the long-term challenges to earn a bike friendly ribbon, we just went ahead and did it.
After reading once again about Island Transit and its money problems, could it be that I’m the only one who’s head is about to explode?
Looking through newspaper archives reveals a cyclical nature of life on Whidbey Island. People still talk about the same old stuff — beach access, hospital bonds, kids who made honor roll and preserving pieces of history.
While much of today’s news deals with America’s decline, there is hope we can stimulate our economy, create manufacturing jobs and pay down our national debt by increasing our manufacturing and energy production.
Editor, In her June 14 letter titled, “Attributed quotes about defaced bills misleading,” Becky Spraitzar endeavored to clear the record by alleging that she was misquoted by a reporter and demanded therein that the alleged misquotation be corrected. She stated, “It is important that quotes published be accurate.”
Editor, From 8 a.m. until about 2 p.m., on Saturday, June 21, 27 generous people converged on the gardens in front of the Island County Museum.
Editor, I’ve just returned from the other Washington, where I was pleased to meet with our congressman, Rick Larsen.
Editor, I have pondered this for some time now: Why isn’t Island County in the computer age? What is he talking about, you ask?
Editor, Every year, animals and people have a hard time with the extremely frightening noise of the fireworks.
Hindsight is 20/20. But when $144 million in taxpayer money is spent to design and build a new state ferry, you expect a whole lot of foresight.
Do you think firework regulations should be more or less strict, and why?
Island County Board Commissioners will soon consider whether to follow a Law and Justice Council recommendation to put a $2.6-million law-and-justice measure on the ballot. The commissioners should allow voters to decide.