Openness in government essential to public trust | In Our Opinion

  • Sep 2, 2015 at 4:00AM

A recent Washington State Supreme Court ruling is a welcome shot across the bow of public servants and agencies that might try to skirt open public records laws.


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Mining contaminated waters could bank gold | Guest Column

  • Aug 29, 2015 at 5:00AM

The next billionaire may be the entrepreneur who figures out how to turn contaminated mine water into drinking water. In the process, they would make part of their fortune recovering chemicals and metals we use in our everyday lives.

Question of the Week

  • Aug 29, 2015 at 4:00AM

How prepared are you in the event of a natural disaster that would require you to survive on your own for at least 72 hours?

Fortunate to be but a footnote in newspaper’s rich, 125-year history | Publisher's Column

  • Aug 26, 2015 at 5:00AM

Inside today’s edition of the Whidbey News-Times is a special section that reflects on 125 years of news gathering by this newspaper and its predecessors.

Underfunded schools are also failing kids | The Petri Dish

  • Aug 22, 2015 at 4:00AM

Public schools are not just underfunded by the state, as Washington’s Supreme Court has made abundantly clear.

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