I, like many others, do not like the latest program to change Oak Harbor and spend our tax money.
What a tragic loss to our island community that the sculpture he created and dedicated to Whidbey General Hospital was thoughtlessly destroyed in the rush to build the new hospital wing.
Come on, folks, does taking down a crumbling, rusty sculpture at the hospital really warrant a front page article and an editorial?
The Constitution is our foundation, our solid bedrock, that long made America unique. It should not be altered by any means other than by the provisions contained therein.
Since moving back to Oak Harbor in 2010, I have been aware of the Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve, COER, and their seemingly endless list of complaints. From jet exhaust killing cows to jet noise “cracking livers” and everything in between.
To Island County Commissioner Jill Johnson, consider this an open letter responding to your objection to COER’s June 22 news release addressing the cancellation of the Island County Health Board Meeting that you chair.
Twenty-five year ago, in June 1991, the Base Closure Commission made the unanimous decision to remove NAS Whidbey from the list of bases to be closed.
I may not be caught up on all the latest concerning the funds obtained when the city property was logged, but I was wondering if there might be some consideration to using some or all of those funds to repair the streets of Oak Harbor.
This is the statement I prepared to present to the Island County Board of Health on Tuesday afternoon. Citizens arrived to testify only to find that the meeting was canceled. It is clear that this is a most unusual circumstance, canceled without notice. Therefore, I would like to share my testimony with you.
In his June 15 letter, Ted Brown, Energy and Environmental Public Affairs Officer, Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk, Va., asserted that Growlers are quieter than Prowlers. Not sure what data he was using. Maybe those gentile, southern-boy, Norfolk Growlers speak softer than our Washington Growlers?
Most Republicans view the recent tragedies as acts of terrorism. Most Democrats view it as gun violence.
Navy Spokesperson Ted Brown’s recent letter makes it clear that the Navy won’t be giving serious attention to the pressing issue of Growler jet noise-induced health harms.
For several months now, there has been a pothole at the Oak Harbor post office in the driveway leading up to the outside mail drop box and the parking lot at the front of the building.
Common advice is not to discuss politics or religion. But the Orlando massacre and President Obama’s response points out that we have religious conflict not only here in America, but worldwide.
National candidates are in the news around the clock in an election year, but local officials affect our day-to-day lives and deserve voters’ thoughtful attention as well.
How many people have to die in a mass killing before the American people will demand a total ban on the sale and ownership of assault weapons?
Once again we have a vacancy on our public hospital board. We sorely need some new, fresh and independent blood.
I would like to take this opportunity to correct some misperceptions about Growler noise and alleged health impacts. Specifically, some have taken to asserting that “Growlers are the loudest jets yet to fly,” a statement that has no basis in fact.
On behalf of the Blue Heron Booster Club, or BHBC, I want to thank the Oak Harbor community for its continued support of our mission to elevate youth and masters competitive swimming for North Whidbey.
A very special thing happened this past Saturday. People of all ages streamed into our local movie theater for a free screening of the acclaimed documentary, “Screenagers: Grow-ing Up in the Digital Age.”