Opinion

Cartoon for Dec. 12, 2018

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  • Dec 11, 2018

 

Letter: Be more considerate, get rid of your own garbage

Editor, To the inconsiderate “gardener:” Do you really think it is the Boy Scouts’ responsibility to remove your three black quilted hefty bags from their… Continue reading

  • Dec 11, 2018

 

Letter: Thank you for attending auction, giving support

Editor, Thank you, to all who attended and supported the Island County Historical Society’s auction last month. It was a tremendous success and a ton… Continue reading

  • Dec 11, 2018

 

Letter: Seattleite: Need to say, ‘No new jets. No new flights’

Editor, I’m a Seattleite and a weekender on Whidbey Island. My family and friends are part of the growing number of people visiting Whidbey every… Continue reading

  • Dec 11, 2018

Letter: Increase in flights will hurt environment, Orcas

Editor, I don’t own valuable property, or support myself on tourist income, but I do have a good bit of heart and soul invested in… Continue reading

  • Dec 11, 2018

Letter: Navy, its supporters, are not going anywhere

Editor, For nearly 40 years, we’ve listened to their hysterical garbage claiming that the Navy’s jets are “ripping the fabric” of the universe, or that… Continue reading

  • Dec 11, 2018

Cartoon for Dec. 8, 2018

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  • Dec 10, 2018

Editorial: It’s time to say goodbye to one-use plastic bags

The one-use plastic bags that shoppers get at grocery stores and other retails shops may soon become a thing of the past in Washington state.… Continue reading

  • Dec 7, 2018

Rockin’ a Hard Place: A rock dweller’s wish list for Christmas

With the plywood snowmen now up around Coupeville and the plywood toy soldiers now up on Pioneer Way in Oak Harbor, it must be time… Continue reading

Letter: ‘World Beyond War’ idea deserves consideration

Editor, As a 90-year-old who has learned all of the lessons in that period of the damage that comes from not solving human problems, of… Continue reading

  • Dec 7, 2018

Letter: Needed improvements made at Greenbank Farm

Editor, Cheers to the Port of Coupeville staff. This past year, several needed improvements were completed at the historic Greenbank Farm. The pond in front… Continue reading

  • Dec 7, 2018

Letter: If you’re a skeptic, read new Climate Assessment

Editor, Whatever your opinion about climate change, the report issued last Friday by the U.S. Global Change Research Program is worth your attention. The Fourth… Continue reading

  • Dec 7, 2018

Cartoon for Dec. 5, 2018

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  • Dec 4, 2018

Editorial: Hopefully door to crucial agreement isn’t entirely closed

Navy officials had the daunting task of negotiating with a string of agencies, groups and elected officials in determining how best to mitigate the effect… Continue reading

Letter: Yes, many people knew flight path, but Growlers came later

Editor, I love jet noise that I am able to quickly get away from if it becomes too intense. As a child, my dad would… Continue reading

  • Dec 4, 2018

Letter: Learn more about climate change, what you can do

Editor, About the last thing I thought I’d be writing about this holiday season is climate change – climate change and what to do about… Continue reading

  • Dec 4, 2018

Letter: Initiative 1634 was a win for state’s small business owners

Editor, A guest column in the newspaper recapping the election results mentions only beverage companies as winners with the passage of Initiative 1634, and fails… Continue reading

  • Dec 4, 2018

Letter: Candidate appeared to break rule on uniforms

Editor, Having recognized another Armistice Day — Veterans’ Day — it is good to reflect on one of the most valuable tenants of our democracy:… Continue reading

  • Dec 4, 2018

Letter: Hoping culprits return and remove garbage

Editor, Sometime in the last few days some persons — I am omitting the words I am feeling about these people — dumped a load… Continue reading

  • Dec 4, 2018

Cartoon for Dec. 1, 2018

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  • Nov 30, 2018