Opinion

Does everyone now need to be armed?

Editor, The last two issues of the Whidbey New-Times have printed Ed Hickey, and Larry Larson’s concerns about their Second Amendment rights. Let’s give the… Continue reading

  • Apr 20, 2018

 

Cartoon for Saturday, April 21

Cartoon by Dave Granlund.… Continue reading

  • Apr 20, 2018

 

Article shows why there needs to be competition

Editor, Health care has been a big issue in westernized countries for many decades. The question of whether we should have single payer or private… Continue reading

  • Apr 20, 2018

 

SOUND OFF: Will island residents join in celebrating Earth Day?

Island County enjoys the valuable assets of our beaches and lagoons where families harvest shellfish, fisherman and crabbers enjoy abundant catches, and children swim and… Continue reading

  • Apr 17, 2018

Environment is big factor in gun control discussion

Editor, On and on the arguments rage about the Constitution’s Second Amendment right to bear arms. Regardless of which side anyone is on, there are… Continue reading

  • Apr 17, 2018

Climate change not due to man, but part of God’s plan

Editor, The coordinated backlash against Commis-sioner Rick Hannold regarding “climate change” by David Coleman, Steen Hallings and now Gary Piazzon is regrettable. Their remarks were… Continue reading

  • Apr 17, 2018

Cartoon for Wednesday, April 18

Cartoon by Pat Bagley.… Continue reading

  • Apr 17, 2018

Housing project may be a win for downtown Oak Harbor

Over the decades there have been dozens of plans for revitalizing downtown Oak Harbor, including construction of a hotel, a convention center, a library, a… Continue reading

  • Apr 13, 2018

Cartoon for Saturday, April 14

Cartoon by Nate Beeler.… Continue reading

  • Apr 13, 2018

Protect your Second Amendment rights

Editor, In response to Larry Larson’s excellent letter “If one Constitutional right is taken, why not take all,” on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, I would… Continue reading

  • Apr 13, 2018

Facts do matter when talking climate change

Editor, We wish to thank Commissioner Rick Hannold for sharing his position on climate change in a recent op-ed. Clearly he is in the anti-fact,… Continue reading

  • Apr 10, 2018

Allegation of wanting to shut down base is wrong

Editor, In a recent guest editorial, Rick Hannold claimed that I wanted to close down Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. His statement is simply not… Continue reading

  • Apr 10, 2018

Won’t know how much we lost until library gone

Editor, We need to support our libraries by voting yes for libraries on April 24. If the levy fails we will lose a precious community… Continue reading

  • Apr 10, 2018

Hannold’s ‘cherry picked’ logic raises concern

Editor, In reference to Commissioner Rick Hannold’s April 4 editorial, I was taken aback yet again that a person with the authority to influence our… Continue reading

  • Apr 10, 2018

Cartoon for Wednesday, April 11

Cartoon by R.J. Matson… Continue reading

  • Apr 10, 2018

Hannold’s climate change claims undermind credibility

Editor, Commissioner Rick Hannold’s guest editorial on April 4 would have been more appropriate had it been published on April Fool’s Day. He states that… Continue reading

  • Apr 6, 2018

Will congressman also speak support of pro-life?

Editor, An open letter to Congressman Rick Larsen: At the March For Our Lives event, the official speeches made it clear that it was an… Continue reading

  • Apr 6, 2018

is it time to get control of property tax?

Editor, In the last two years my property tax bill has increased an average of 14.7 percent per year. At this rate my tax will… Continue reading

  • Apr 6, 2018

SOUND OFF: Hope foundation an ongoing voice for pool support

As a former North Whidbey Park and Recreation District commissioner, I was present at the meeting when the Oak Harbor Rotary Club presented to the… Continue reading

  • Apr 6, 2018

Cartoon for Saturday, April 7

Cartoon by Dave Granlund.… Continue reading

  • Apr 6, 2018