Opinion

Cartoon for Saturday, July 15

Cartoon by John Cole.

  • Jul 14th, 2017

 

Cartoon for Wednesday, July 12

Cartoon by Dave Granlund.

  • Jul 11th, 2017

 

Editorial: District’s levy would fund repairs, replace fire trucks

North Whidbey Fire and Rescue is facing an uphill battle to get…

  • Jul 14th, 2017

 

Do you really want to give fire district more of your money?

Editor, Fire commissioners say they need more of your money. Maybe that’s…

  • Jul 14th, 2017

Swim club proposals have been nothing but accounting manuevers

Editor, In the 20 months that I have been on the North…

  • Jul 11th, 2017

When there’s smoke, there’s probably a fire — vote ‘no’

Editor, I do not plan to vote for North Whidbey Fire and…

  • Jul 14th, 2017

Ryan’s House provides vital services

Editor, After reading the articles and opinion columns written about Ryan’s House,…

  • Jul 11th, 2017

Thanks for supporting Beachcomber Bazaar

Editor, The Oak Harbor Kiwanis Club Beachcombers Bazaar was a great success…

  • Jul 11th, 2017

Cartoon for Wednesday, July 19

Cartoon by R.J. Matson.

  • Jul 18th, 2017

Legislature need to focus on management, not more taxes

Editor, I don’t know if it’s ignorance on the part of the…

  • Jul 18th, 2017

PSE offering free LED bulbs to OH residents

Editor, Thank you Oak Harbor for saving energy, one LED light bulb…

  • Jul 18th, 2017

Swim club’s dissolution will definitely leave a big void

Editor, I feel for all members of the North Whidbey Aquatic Club…

  • Jul 18th, 2017

Cartoon for Saturday, July 8

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis.

  • Jul 7th, 2017

Exercise vigilance, caution on the roads this summer

The confluence of major road work, tourist season and ferry problems has…

  • Jul 11th, 2017

Ignoring signs of suicide may be a matter of life or death

Editor, Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United…

  • Jul 7th, 2017

Heart of public governance is open dialogue

Editor, There have been a variety of articles and opinion pieces in…

  • Jul 7th, 2017

Thanks for helping to make Garden Club tour a success

Editor, The Oak Harbor Garden Club wishes to thank the community for…

  • Jul 7th, 2017

Cartoon for Wednesday, July 5

Cartoon by Dave Granlund.

  • Jul 5th, 2017

Foolish to think climate change isn’t man-made

Editor, I read the recent letters by David Powell and Ed Hickey…

  • Jul 5th, 2017

Letter writer is incorrect on many health care facts

Editor, As a long-ago naval officer, I respect anyone, like Capt. Edward…

  • Jul 5th, 2017

Editorial: Life-saving Narcan should be available far and wide

It’s both alarming and sad that opioid overdoses are now such a…

Thankful Larsen protects right to healthcare coverage

Editor, In response Edward Drum’s June 21 letter to the editor on…

  • Jul 3rd, 2017

Letter writer wrong on many points about health care

Editor, I was intrigued by Edward Drum’s June 21 letter to the…

  • Jun 30th, 2017

Set a fireworks law that police can, and will, enforce

Editor, Of the 599 calls for service in the three days referenced…

  • Jun 30th, 2017

Avoid conflict and follow fireworks rules

There is a veritable cornucopia of rules regarding the discharge of fireworks…

  • Jun 30th, 2017

Cartoon for Saturday, July 1

Cartoon by Dave Granlund

  • Jun 30th, 2017

Sound off: Concerns raised about Ryan’s House grant are not without basis

During this legislative session, I’ve had the honor of working with my…

  • Jun 27th, 2017

Do Republicans believe they can fool everybody?

Editor, When the Medicare bill was passed in 1965, only 70 of…

  • Jun 27th, 2017

Dedication, knowledge of NAS Whidbey personnel appreciated

Editor, My husband and I attended the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island…

  • Jun 27th, 2017

Cartoon for Wednesday, June 28

Cartoon by Jeff Koterba.

  • Jun 27th, 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 24

Cartoon by Dave Granlund.

  • Jun 23rd, 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

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 21

Cartoon by David Fitzsimmons.

  • Jun 20th, 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

Looking at direct source helps determine credibility

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

  • Jun 20th, 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