Opinion

Editorial: Newspaper staff reflect on reasons to be thankful

Each Thanksgiving, the employees at the Whidbey News-Times and South Whidbey Record are questioned, on the record, about what they are thankful for. These are… Continue reading

  • Nov 20, 2018

 

Letter: Trump is leading us back 1861, a time of great hate

Editor, Some months back, a writer to the Whidbey News-Times wrote about the lack of civility in our nation, about issues confronting national and, presumably,… Continue reading

  • Nov 20, 2018

 

Letter: Most Americans are abiding by the Golden Rule

Editor, Once again, Island Thrift has fulfilled the Impaired Driving Impact Panel of Island County (IDIPIC) grant request for $5,000 (matching grant.) This is no… Continue reading

  • Nov 20, 2018

 

Cartoon for Nov. 17, 2018

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  • Nov 16, 2018

Letter: Chief of staff at WhidbeyHealth keeping his door open, agenda transparent

Editor, As incoming chief of staff for WhidbeyHealth for the 2019-20 period, and as a resident and physician on Whidbey Island for a little more… Continue reading

  • Nov 16, 2018

Sound Off: You can pay it forward on Small Business Saturday

By Hope Tinney When the lists of “best places to live” are compiled, communities that top the lists often share two qualities: they have a… Continue reading

  • Nov 16, 2018

Letter: Sense of community is strong on Whidbey Island

Editor, I recently moved back to Whidbey Island after a number of years away. While I was away, I joined the world of social service… Continue reading

  • Nov 16, 2018

Letter: Congrats on the successful effort to reopen pool

Editor, Congratulations to everyone who supported the levy to reopen the Oak Harbor pool. It appears to have more than enough votes to surpass the… Continue reading

  • Nov 16, 2018

Letter: Island Transit campaign raises awareness about road safety

This time of year, it’s dark when I leave my house in the morning and soon it will be dark on my way home, too.… Continue reading

  • Nov 13, 2018

Letter: With tax losses, fewer tourists, where will money come from?

Editor, I appreciated Maryon Atwood’s Sound Off column of about a month ago in which she outlined the history of residential, commercial and public facility… Continue reading

  • Nov 13, 2018

Letter: Join group, start a journey, expand your mind, heal

Editor, I am hoping that we can leave divisive politics for a moment and discuss something to bring us together. In Jonathan Raban’s book, “A… Continue reading

  • Nov 13, 2018

Cartoon for Nov. 14, 2018

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  • Nov 13, 2018

Cartoon for Nov. 10, 2018

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  • Nov 9, 2018

Letter: WhidbeyHealth oncology thanks patients, families

Editor, Fourteen months later, WhidbeyHealth has completed the new pharmacy that meets new USP-800 regulations for safe mixing of hazardous drugs. These standards ensure a… Continue reading

  • Nov 9, 2018

Letter: Appreciates supporters in his campaign for sheriff

Editor, I am writing to express my deepest gratitude for my devoted supporters, volunteers and campaign staff. You have stood by me through this extremely… Continue reading

  • Nov 9, 2018

Letter: Navy seeking comments on nonexisting agreement

Editor, A Memorandum of Agreement, or MOA, means acceptance or endorsement. Unfortunately, the Draft MOA released by the Navy to the local newspaper was none… Continue reading

  • Nov 9, 2018

Sound Off: A look at winners, losers from Tuesday’s election

A surge in voter interest, a swell in the ranks of Democratic state lawmakers and a spendy bunch of contests marked the 2018 election. As… Continue reading

  • Nov 9, 2018

Cartoon for Nov. 7, 2018

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  • Nov 6, 2018

Cartoon for Nov. 7, 2018

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  • Nov 6, 2018

Letter: Memo of agreement does not reflect Trust’s view

Editor, The Navy has determined that expansion of the Growler operations at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island will have an adverse effect on the Central… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2018