Opinion

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Cartoon for Saturday, Dec. 10

Cartoon by John Cole.

  • Dec 9th, 2016

 

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Guest Column: It takes a community to raise the next generation

By the time she was in fifth grade, Breanna Belz had attended…

  • Dec 9th, 2016

 

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Cartoon for Wednesday, Dec. 7

Cartoon by Dave Granlund

  • Dec 6th, 2016

 

Letter: Consider joining climate change efforts

Editor, There’s no papering over November’s painful defeat of Initiative 732, which…

  • Dec 9th, 2016

Letter: Constitution’s writers saw a need for checks, balances

Editor, In Saturday’s edition of the Whidbey News-Times, guest columnist Steve Erickson…

  • Dec 9th, 2016
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Cartoon for Saturday, Dec. 3

Cartoon by Steve Sack

  • Dec 7th, 2016
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                                Presenting a proclamation to former Whidbey News Group publisher Wallie Funk, left, are Internship Coordinating Editor Frank Garred, center, and Wallie’s son, Mark Funk.

Publisher’s Column: Funk scholarship honor representative of his legacy

Former Whidbey News Group co-owner and publisher Wallie Funk received a well-deserved…

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                                Presenting a proclamation to former Whidbey News Group publisher Wallie Funk, left, are Internship Coordinating Editor Frank Garred, center, and Wallie’s son, Mark Funk.

Letter: Same argument can be made for Senate elimination

Editor, Steve Erickson’s article published in the Dec. 3 Whidbey News-Times argues…

  • Dec 7th, 2016

Letter: Check out an NJROTC event — you won’t be disappointed

Editor, Today I had the honor of attending my daughter’s first NJROTC…

  • Dec 7th, 2016

Letter: EIS comment period is way to make voices heard

Editor, The public comment within the federal arena is one of the…

  • Dec 7th, 2016

Letter: Soroptimist grateful for community support

Editor, During this season of being thankful for our blessings, Soroptimist International…

  • Dec 7th, 2016

Letter: Founding Fathers gave hope with Constitution

Editor, “Write about hope, we all need hope,” one of my best…

  • Dec 6th, 2016

Letter: Unfathomable Trump will share same title as Eisenhower

Editor, In his January 1961 farewell address to the nation, President Dwight…

  • Dec 6th, 2016

Letter: IDIPIC wishes everyone a safe holiday season

Editor, Today I had the honor and privilege to read out loud…

  • Dec 6th, 2016

Letter: ‘Patriots’ need to speak up in support of OLF Coupeville

Editor, I’m just asking you to please tell those whom support Outlying…

  • Dec 3rd, 2016

Letter: Writer offers a ‘delusional’ interpretation of U.S. defense

Editor, In response to the letter to the editor by Vicki Robin…

  • Dec 3rd, 2016

Sound Off: It’s time to get rid of the Electoral College

When it comes to choosing the president, a Washington state voter is…

  • Dec 3rd, 2016
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Cartoon for Wednesday, Nov. 30

Cartoon by Dave Granlund

  • Nov 30th, 2016
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Letter: Let’s agree that we all share the same Constitution

Editor, Let’s agree on who we as Americans are, not a red…

  • Dec 7th, 2016

Opinion column: Notable leaders have reasons to be thankful

With Thanksgiving upon us, we take a few moments to consider those…

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Cartoon for Saturday, Nov. 26

Cartoon by Dave Granlund.

  • Nov 28th, 2016
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Letter: Stated cause of death should read, ‘technological overload’

Editor, I was delighted to read your Nov. 19 Publisher’s Column regarding…

  • Nov 26th, 2016

Letter: Trump’s primary goal is, clearly, self-promotion

Editor, I understand that, nationally, roughly 80 percent of white Evangelicals voted…

  • Nov 26th, 2016

Editorial: Take time Saturday to support small businesses

Islanders this weekend can join consumers across the country in supporting their…

  • Nov 28th, 2016

A three-second day to speed Trump away

Editor, Like millions of my fellow Americans, for the last few days…

  • Nov 23rd, 2016

Trump backers will regret their egregious choice

Editor, Get a grip, Trump voters. Working class people: do you really…

  • Nov 23rd, 2016
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Cartoon for Saturday, Nov. 19

Cartoon by Dave Granlund

  • Nov 28th, 2016
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Letter: Trump administration doesn’t exist, nor are there any policies

Editor, I am seriously concerned about radicals and anarchists pretending to be…

  • Nov 19th, 2016

Letter: All of those who voted ‘anybody but Hillary’ should march

All of the crybaby sore losers should be ashamed

  • Nov 19th, 2016

Letter: In recognition of veterans, VFW Auxiliary has poppies available

Editor, The following is in response to Rose Sires’ letter to the…

  • Nov 19th, 2016
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Publisher’s column: #thankful for that ever-swinging pendulum

Ever long for the days before the Internet highway came ripping and…

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Letter: Firefighters are deserving of recognition, appreciation

A firefighter’s intervention no doubt led to life-saving treatement

  • Nov 16th, 2016

Letter: Resident wonders, where were the poppies on Veterans Day?

Wearing flower used to be a way to remember fallen comrades, support veterans

  • Nov 19th, 2016

Letter: Electoral College does not need to be replaced

Editor, The 2016 presidential election is behind us and many are surprised…

  • Nov 19th, 2016

Letter: Expect great things with return to state legislature

Editor, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the…

  • Nov 16th, 2016

Letter: Hillary Clinton has blazed a trail for first woman president

Editor, Whoever the first woman to become our president is, Hillary Clinton…

  • Nov 16th, 2016

Letter: It’s time again to serve a free Thanksgiving dinner

North Whidbey Community Harvest welcomes donations, though they’re not required

  • Nov 16th, 2016

Column: Putting Americans back to work must be job one for president-elect

The message is clear. President-elect Donald Trump’s “Job One” is to put…

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Cartoon for Wednesday, Nov. 16

Cartoon by Gary McCoy

  • Nov 16th, 2016
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Newspaper editorial: Meetings are an opportunity to learn about water testing

News that the Navy will test dozens of wells on Whidbey for…