Opinion

Eliminating statute of limitations on rape should be considered

Some people may be surprised to learn that there’s a statute of limitations on rape in Washington state. There’s currently a bill in the state… Continue reading

  • Jan 19, 2018

 

Confused by newspaper’s commissioner coverage

Editor, I was appalled by the coverage of the Island County Commissioners’ meeting as reported in the Jan. 6, 2018 issue. Although the photo included… Continue reading

  • Jan 19, 2018

 

Cartoon for Saturday, Jan. 20

Cartoon for Saturday, Jan. 20

  • Jan 19, 2018

 

Letter was filled with many falsehoods about politics

Editor, In his Jan. 6 letter, Ed Hickey offers an excellent example of how to combine hypocrisy with Joseph Goebbels-style propaganda and “dotard donnie’s” incessant… Continue reading

  • Jan 19, 2018

Navy working with town on water filtration system

I am very pleased to announce that the Navy has agreed to treat the Town of Coupeville’s drinking water for Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and Perfluorooctanoic… Continue reading

  • Jan 16, 2018

Need Hannold to uphold Republican values

Editor, I was pleased to learn that Rick Hannold is seeking re-election for District 3 Island County Commissioner. Rick is the man for this job.… Continue reading

  • Jan 16, 2018

Cartoon for Wednesday, Jan. 17

Cartoon by Monte Wolverton.… Continue reading

  • Jan 16, 2018

Nice to see at least one windmill preserved

Editor, What a welcoming sight on State Highway 20 as one approaches Oak Harbor from the north and sees the restored windmill at the Auld… Continue reading

  • Jan 16, 2018

Demo gardens a great asset at Greenbank Farm

Editor, In addition to the many amenities of the Greenbank Farm, a recent article failed to mention one of the farm’s most attractive features —… Continue reading

  • Jan 16, 2018

Eyman isn’t letting a bad 2017 slow him down in the new year

2017 was a stinky year for Tim Eyman. It ended with a thud last week when he confessed to not collecting enough signatures to get… Continue reading

Interdepartment jousting is the real ‘snake’ here

Editor, This nastiness emanating from the other Washington must be contagious since we now have county commissioners calling our prosecuting attorney a snake, of all… Continue reading

  • Jan 12, 2018

The country needs truth, justice and reconciliation

Editor, I would like to respond to Mr. Ed Hickey’s Jan. 6 letter. First, it is the Democratic Party, not the Democrat Party. I could… Continue reading

  • Jan 12, 2018

Threat shows mayor doesn’t understand value of free press

A free press is a government watchdog. A free press is fundamental to democracy. A free press is protected by the First Amendment. Langley Mayor… Continue reading

  • Jan 12, 2018

Cartoon for Saturday, Jan. 13

Cartoon by Rick McKee.… Continue reading

  • Jan 12, 2018

Photo may have cause misunderstanding for readers

Editor, Your Jan. 6 edition included a headline that read, “County commissioner calls prosecutor ‘snake,’ accuses him of lying.” Directly above the article appeared a… Continue reading

  • Jan 9, 2018

Applaud our reps for tax plan votes

Editor, I find that I cannot let pass the counter-factual letter which appeared in the Jan. 2 Whidbey News-Times. Among other things, it incorrectly attacks… Continue reading

  • Jan 9, 2018

Cartoon for Wednesday, Jan. 10

Cartoon by RJ Matson.… Continue reading

  • Jan 9, 2018

Opinion: It’s time to abolish the death penalty

It’s been 15 years since Robert Yates, a 1970 graduate of Oak Harbor High School, was sent to death row. The serial killer confessed to… Continue reading

Opinion: Fighting among elected officials is unhelpful, unacceptable

An Island County commissioner acted outrageously and shamefully this week in attacking the county’s elected prosecutor because she was still sore about losing a court… Continue reading

  • Jan 5, 2018

Still waiting for response to tax change request

Editor, On Nov. 15 and Nov. 25, 2017, I wrote a letter to the editor concerning unlawful practices of our Island County assessor and of… Continue reading

  • Jan 5, 2018