Opinion

Cartoon for Saturday, June 24

Cartoon by Dave Granlund.

  • Jun 23rd, 2017

 

Cartoon for Wednesday, June 21

Cartoon by David Fitzsimmons.

  • Jun 20th, 2017

 

Show support by attending base open house

Editor, On June 24, we get to show our support for our…

  • Jun 23rd, 2017

 

Tell PSE that ‘clean and green’ is the way to go

Editor, One participant said “From the Ashes” was the best documentary they’ve…

  • Jun 23rd, 2017

Editorial: Proposed cuts to Medicaid is bad medicine for hospitals

Proposed cuts to Medicaid under the U.S. Senate’s health care bill are…

  • Jun 23rd, 2017

Cartoon for Saturday, June 17

Cartoon by Dave Granlund.

  • Jun 16th, 2017

Don’t use pollution control to justify climate change ‘hoax’

Editor, In response to Mr. Sheldon’s June 21 letter, I am providing…

  • Jun 23rd, 2017

Editorial: Debate over swim club’s future must remain respectful

Simmer down and act like adults. That’s the advice we have for…

  • Jun 20th, 2017

Larsen leading charge on healthcare deceptions

Editor, Congressman Rick Larsen’s vision of common sense: Larsen assaults “Trump-care” with…

  • Jun 20th, 2017

Cartoon for Wednesday, June 14

Cartoon by Dave Granlund.

  • Jun 13th, 2017

Sound Off: Homeless youth face potential hazards, especially without a place to go

Theories and realities often differ. Such is the case on Whidbey Island,…

  • Jun 17th, 2017

Looking at direct source helps determine credibility

Editor, I am writing in response to the recent letter to the…

  • Jun 20th, 2017

Signs could warn hikers of the dangers of jet noise

Editor, Whidbey News-Times reports that Island County commissioners Jill Johnson and Rick…

  • Jun 13th, 2017

The sun controls our climate, not mankind

Editor, I would like to acknowledge Mr. David Powell’s fine June 7…

  • Jun 13th, 2017

Main street stores are integral to our communities

Editor, Recent efforts by eBay to lobby the state legislature don’t tell…

  • Jun 16th, 2017

100 deadly days of summer has begun

Editor, Memorial Day Weekend to the end of Labor Day Weekend is…

  • Jun 16th, 2017

Navy pushing the envelope with these late night flights

Editor, It is 1 a.m. on June 8 and the growlers are…

  • Jun 16th, 2017

Ryan’s House shouldn’t mix young adults, children

There’s been a lot of media attention focused on the future of…

Cartoon for Saturday, June 10

Cartoon by RJ Matson.

  • Jun 9th, 2017

Islanders are particularly vulnerable to climate change

Editor, Our new president just backed out of the Paris climate agreement,…

  • Jun 9th, 2017

Natural climate change info came from NASA web search

Editor, In Gary Piazzon’s June 3 letter he asked where I was…

  • Jun 9th, 2017

WhidbeyHealth staff truly top-quality, compassionate

Editor, I just spent eight days in the WhidbeyHealth Medical Center, and…

  • Jun 7th, 2017

As policy, Trumpcare lacking in common sense

If there were a book on common sense for Congress, I am…

  • Jun 7th, 2017

There is a consensus on global warming

Editor, I am responding to the letter from David Powell of Oak…

  • Jun 2nd, 2017

Climate denial is based in ideology, addiction, fear

Editor, David Powell is at it again insisting we ignore science and…

  • Jun 2nd, 2017

Thankful for community support of gallery’s move

Editor, We would like to express our deepest gratitude for the overwhelming…

  • May 30th, 2017

Windjammer play area a disappointment for kids

Editor, I grew up in this town, moved away for many years,…

  • May 30th, 2017

Sound Off: Legislature’s ‘levy swap’ is bad for local schools

We are incredibly proud of our schools and community and all we’ve…

  • May 30th, 2017

Cartoon for Wednesday, May 31

Cartoon by Patrick Chappette.

  • May 30th, 2017

Cartoon for Saturday, May 27

Cartoon by Dave Granlund.

  • May 26th, 2017

Editorial: Remember to be thankful to those who sacrificed

Though most people would probably vote for Fourth of July, a case…

  • May 26th, 2017

Grateful for all the island’s foster care community does

Editor, It is fitting that the month of May is dedicated as…

  • May 26th, 2017

Time is now to take action on dangerous intersection

Editor, FDR once said, “It is common sense to take a method…

  • May 26th, 2017

Earth is just going through natural temperature cycle

Editor, In Mark Enell’s May 20 letter he indicates that he believes…

  • May 26th, 2017

Looking Back: Rogue wave proves destructive to planned television broadcast

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

Cartoon for Wednesday, May 24

Cartoon by Dave Granlund.

  • May 23rd, 2017

Park and Rec priority statement gets it exactly right

Members of the North Whidbey Park and Recreation District board decided to…

  • May 23rd, 2017

97 percent of scientists say climate change is real, man made

Editor, We’ve had 10 “Earth Days” since Vice President Al Gore’s film…

  • May 19th, 2017

Grateful for all the sherrif’s office does for community

Editor, Special thanks the Island County Sheriff’s Office for working to remove…

  • May 19th, 2017

Editorial: There’s still time to vote for the Best of Whidbey

There’s still time to offer your two cents on some of the…

  • May 19th, 2017