Opinion

Cartoon for Wednesday, Feb. 22

Cartoon by Dave Granlund.

  • Feb 21st, 2017

 

Cartoon for Saturday, Feb. 11

Cartoon by Dave Granlund.

  • Feb 10th, 2017

 

Cartoon for Wednesday, Feb. 8

Cartoon by Dave Granlund.

  • Feb 7th, 2017

 

Any way COER spins it, group is clearly ‘anti-Navy’

Editor, COER, I won’t belabor the fact that the OLF Coupeville was…

  • Feb 21st, 2017

Sound Off: Coupeville council remarks have potential to damage Island County’s economic stability

My recent position on the Coupeville Community Greens Grant, submitted by the…

  • Feb 14th, 2017

Opinion: Commissioners must find another way to support Navy

Deepening a divide between Oak Harbor and Coupeville helps no one. The…

  • Feb 10th, 2017

Citizens showing up to have their voices heard, rights preserved

Editor, The past two weeks in national and international politics has been…

  • Feb 10th, 2017

To make things better, we must start doing things God’s way

Editor, There’s a saying, “when all else fails, read the directions.” God…

  • Feb 10th, 2017

Petitions are fine, but comments on Navy’s EIS are more effective

Editor, Signing dueling petitions is fine, but not nearly as effective as…

  • Feb 7th, 2017

Elected officials should use DC trip to lobby more Impact Aid

Editor, Here are the financial numbers for what the Oak Harbor School…

  • Feb 3rd, 2017

Study disproving commissioner’s assertions will soon be released

Editor, I am responding to several letters in the Whidbey News-Times as…

  • Feb 21st, 2017

Why doesn’t Oak Harbor use all of its elementary schools

Editor, If Oak Harbor is so tight for school space, why are…

  • Feb 21st, 2017

Looking Back: Man run over by his horses, wagon at Beachview farm

From the Oak Harbor News 100 years ago, in 1917: n Mrs.…

Commissioners shouldn’t allow personal bias to influence decisions

Editor, I have a Coupeville address. I also served in the Navy…

  • Feb 21st, 2017

Town should support EIS Scenario A, or risk losing federal grants

Editor, I support with reservation the actions taken by the Island County…

  • Feb 21st, 2017

County commissioners need to behave like the adults they are

Editor, As I read the article in Saturday’s Whidbey News-Times regarding our…

  • Feb 14th, 2017

Coupeville Town Council was responding to concerns voiced by residents

Editor, We are writing to express our dismay with the two Island…

  • Feb 14th, 2017

COER’s junk science, town’s comments, feel anti-Navy

Editor, When we married in 1964, my husband took his first shore…

  • Feb 14th, 2017

Commissioners’ actions show Trumpism has come to Island County

Editor, In a naked misuse of power, Island County commissioners Jill Johnson…

  • Feb 14th, 2017

Why not use decommissioned aircraft carrier for landing practices?

Editor, So why not take a decommissioned aircraft carrier like the USS…

  • Feb 7th, 2017

Don’t allow political ugliness spill into everyday behavior

Editor, I work at a store on South Whidbey. Most people here…

  • Feb 7th, 2017

Coupeville Community Allies holding EIS info meeting Monday

Editor, The Navy’s plan to dramatically increase Growler flight operations will significantly…

  • Feb 4th, 2017

Town statement well reflects citizen needs

Editor, The Coupeville Town Council, along with Mayor Molly Hughes and our…

  • Feb 3rd, 2017

Time for Republican women to fill key roles

Editor, I am fed up with the total lack of diversity in…

  • Feb 3rd, 2017

Thankful for community helpers that make Holiday House happen each year

Thanks to all for another successful Holiday House

  • Feb 3rd, 2017

Cartoon for Saturday, Feb. 4

Cartoon by John Darkow.

  • Feb 3rd, 2017

Removing 1 percent tax cap could generate millions

A bipartisan alliance of lawmakers wants to rewrite one of the state’s…

Special page intended to send key message to the other Washington

In 1991, I was the editor who wrote and produced the Whidbey…

Let’s at least respect those with whom we disagree

Editor, On Jan. 21, I heard from dozens of friends and family…

  • Jan 31st, 2017

Feds should pick up share of cost for NAS Whidbey dependents

Editor, What a beautiful levy increase mailer from Oak Harbor School District.…

  • Jan 31st, 2017

Cartoon for Wednesday, Feb. 1

Cartoon by RJ Matson.

  • Feb 1st, 2017

GUEST EDITORIAL: The Affordable Care Act is not dead yet

By U.S. Congressman Rick Larsen Like the “dead” man scene in the…

  • Jan 30th, 2017

Cartoon for Monday, Jan. 30

Cartoon by China Daily.

  • Feb 1st, 2017

Sign petition supporting base, comment on Navy draft EIS

Editor, I’m deeply concerned that those whom support Naval Air Station Whidbey…

  • Jan 27th, 2017

Media needs to start treating Trump with greater respect

Editor, I am extremely disappointed in the liberal news media’s reporting on…

  • Jan 27th, 2017

Is it worse for lies or delusions to run country?

Editor, I would like to thank Ed Hickey for his Jan. 25…

  • Jan 28th, 2017

Cartoon for Saturday, Jan. 28

Cartoon by Bill Schorr.

  • Jan 27th, 2017

Editorial: Voters can be confident district will be fiscally responsible with levy dollars

Oak Harbor schools Superintendent Lance Gibbon has spent the last several months…

  • Jan 27th, 2017

Editorial: Even Trump fans should find ‘alternative facts’ alarming

Fake news stories are fun to read and write. Two exchange students…

  • Jan 27th, 2017

Cartoon for Tuesday, Jan. 24

Cartoon by Daryl Cagle.

  • Jan 27th, 2017