Opinion

Cartoon for Saturday, Nov. 18

Cartoon by Dave Granlund.

  • Nov 17th, 2017

 

If the truth doesn’t matter, we’re in big trouble

It’s been said that we shouldn’t let the current state of politics…

 

Cartoon for Wednesday, Nov. 15

Cartoon by RJ Matson

  • Nov 14th, 2017

 

Cartoon for Saturday, Nov. 11

Cartoon by Dave Granlund.

  • Nov 10th, 2017

Storm a reminder to be prepared, help less fortunate

The first major wind-and-rain storm of the year hit Monday, ushering in…

Tax reform should include government reform

Editor, All this talk lately about federal tax reform — local tax…

  • Nov 14th, 2017

Encouraged to see efforts to save pool

Editor, I would like to personally thank all the people who worked…

  • Nov 14th, 2017

Cartoon for Wednesday, Nov. 1

Cartoon by Dave Granlund.

  • Oct 31st, 2017

Do parents care that voters allowed public pool to close?

Editor, To my knowledge, no member of the Oak Harbor City Council…

  • Nov 14th, 2017

Hannold challenger cites goals for healthier county

Editor, I appreciate the Whidbey News-Times’ coverage of my campaign for commissioner…

  • Nov 14th, 2017

Thanks to churches for putting on bazaars

Editor, Thanks so much to the churches in Oak Harbor who donate…

  • Nov 14th, 2017

Perhaps property values should be based on senority

Editor, In his Nov. 15 letter, Tim Verschuyl notes how property assessments…

  • Nov 17th, 2017

Forget-Me-Not drive will help fund veteran services

Editor, Thank You, Whidbey. We at the Disabled American Veterans just concluded…

  • Nov 17th, 2017

Some appreciated pilot’s sense of humor

Editor, To the Sky Pilot from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island who…

  • Nov 17th, 2017

Are landowners willing to step up for affordable housing?

Editor, When I read about Wright’s Crossing I am concerned that greed…

  • Nov 14th, 2017

Guest Editorial: Navy housing study is only one piece of the puzzle

I would like to take the opportunity to provide my thoughts on…

  • Nov 10th, 2017

Veterans Day is a chance to thank all those who’ve served

The Veterans Day parade in Oak Harbor will be especially poignant this…

  • Nov 7th, 2017

Coalition should advocate for builders already here

Editor, Regarding the article in the Nov. 3 Whidbey News-Times about the…

  • Nov 10th, 2017

Thanks to those who supported levy passage

Editor, We appreciate the community support for our recent bond measure. Funding…

  • Nov 10th, 2017

‘Silent majority’ is probably fake news

Editor, How interesting that an alleged anonymous silent majority should arise to…

  • Nov 7th, 2017

Time to gather Thanksgiving volunteers, donations

Editor, It is hard to believe that almost a year has passed…

  • Nov 7th, 2017

Cartoon for Wednesday, Nov. 8

Cartoon by Dave Granlund.

  • Nov 7th, 2017

Community needs to form intelligent growth plan

Editor, I am firmly convinced that the proposed Wright’s Crossing development is…

  • Nov 7th, 2017

Planner’s development philosophy should inspire

Editor, On the road of development of any nature, we face obstacles…

  • Nov 7th, 2017

Urge officials to reject development proposal

Editor, My husband and I are extremely opposed to the Wright’s Crossing…

  • Nov 3rd, 2017

Agencies see revenue increase with natural inflation

Editor, I am often amused, and a bit baffled, by the agencies…

  • Nov 3rd, 2017

Annexing active farmland for growth isn’t way to go

Editor, I strongly encourage our three Island County commissioners to set aside…

  • Nov 3rd, 2017

Fire district candidate needs to use current info

Editor, After reading Mr. T.J. Lamont’s latest letter to the editor, I’d…

  • Oct 31st, 2017

Officials need to start working as unified body

Editor, In an ideal world, our elected officials are voted into office…

  • Oct 31st, 2017

Voters have tough choices despite quiet election year

It’s been a quiet election year on Whidbey Island. Candidates are running…

  • Oct 31st, 2017

Cartoon for Saturday, Oct. 28

Cartoon by Jeff Koterba.

Lowering voting age could prove beneficial

Editor, Despite the idea being absurd at first glance, lowering the voting…

  • Oct 27th, 2017

VIEWPOINT | Pool is a community asset worthy of public support

If North Whidbey Park and Recreation fails in its second attempt to…

  • Oct 27th, 2017

District has potential to grow to meet more needs

Editor, I have been a commissioner for the North Whidbey Park and…

  • Oct 27th, 2017

Cartoon for Wednesday, Oct. 25

Cartoon by Dave Granlund.

  • Oct 24th, 2017

Aquatic club is getting a sweetheart deal at pool

Editor, As a North Whidbey Park and Recreation District board member for…

  • Oct 24th, 2017

Larsen’s gun control guest column is ‘pure claptrap’

Editor, Congressman Rick Larsen’s guest commentary on gun control is one of…

  • Oct 24th, 2017

Candidate believes taxes should fund fire basics

Editor, My name is T.J. Lamont and I am asking for your…

  • Oct 24th, 2017

Chamber board supports Wright’s Crossing development

A recent survey to all Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce members showed…

  • Oct 20th, 2017

EDITORIAL| Elected officials need to abide by sunshine laws

Elected officials should try their best not to break the law. That…

  • Oct 20th, 2017