Opinion

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Cartoon for Wednesday, Jan. 18

Cartoon by Bob Englehart

  • Jan 17th, 2017

 

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Cartoon for Saturday, Jan. 14

Cartoon by Dave Granlund.

  • Jan 13th, 2017

 

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Cartoon for Saturday, Jan. 7

Cartoon by Dave Granlund.

  • Jan 6th, 2017

 

Editorial: Island County Commissioners’ Supreme Court challenge costly for taxpayers

The Island County commissioners are breaking the very law that Washington state’s…

  • Jan 13th, 2017

Hoping Navy lives up to its environmental standard award

Editor, Page 3 of the Dec. 8 Whidbey News-Times contained two articles,…

  • Jan 13th, 2017

All are invited to join nonpartisan League of Women Voters

Editor, The League of Women Voters’ motto is to make democracy work…

  • Jan 13th, 2017

Recently learned that Coupeville Festival Association gives back to local causes

Editor, Coupeville has many wonderful nonprofit organizations serving the community. Something I…

  • Jan 13th, 2017
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Sound Off: Don’t let fear mongering detract from facts

I feel the need to respond to Maryon Attwood’s Dec. 28 letter…

  • Jan 6th, 2017
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Opinion: News-Times picking up mantle as Coupeville newspaper closes

On Thursday, Jan. 19, we will be publishing the last edition of…

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Get involved to help solve homeless crisis

Editor, During a panel discussion on homelessness last week, the question was…

  • Jan 17th, 2017

Time for Navy to pick up increased school costs

Editor, Once again the school system wants more money from property owners.…

  • Jan 17th, 2017

Rebel-rousing, politically correct writer is greatly misinformed

Editor, In response to Katlaina Rayne’s Jan. 7 letter on the Navy…

  • Jan 17th, 2017

Letter: Atwood letter filled with innaccuracies

Editor, Once again, Maryon Atwood submits a letter that is filled with…

  • Jan 6th, 2017

Letter: Please take time to comment on Navy EIS

Editor, I live in Coupeville and I fear for the future of…

  • Jan 6th, 2017

Letter: Use letters to editor to debate facts,not vilify other writers

Editor, While being a relatively recent addition to Whidbey Island, I have…

  • Jan 10th, 2017

Letter: Don’t negotiate for property that was ‘stolen’ from public

Editor, I do not understand why the Island County commissioners have to…

  • Jan 10th, 2017

Letter: Police captain an asset to City of Oak Harbor

Editor, I read your article about Oak Harbor police Capt. Terri Gardner…

  • Jan 10th, 2017
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Cartoon for Sunday, Jan. 8

Cartoon by Nate Beeler.

  • Jan 8th, 2017
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Today’s cartoon for Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017

Today’s cartoon is by Bob Englehart.

  • Jan 17th, 2017
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Cartoon for Wednesday, Jan. 4

Cartoon by Dave Granlund

  • Jan 3rd, 2017
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Opinion: Fires are deadly, take the time to be safe

Last month, a mother and her two young children perished in a…

  • Jan 3rd, 2017

County shouldn’t settle over Wonn Road lawsuit

Editor, As a county resident living on high bank property in the…

  • Jan 3rd, 2017

Letter: Hopes readers do their own fact-checking in 2017

Editor, Positive news you may have missed in 2016: From the BBC:…

  • Jan 3rd, 2017

State Supreme Court didn’t follow a cardinal principle of jurisprudence

Editor, Prosecutor Greg Banks criticizes my previous column, in which I pointed…

Letter: Electoral College works as intended, but does not mean it works for us today

Editor, In response to Mr. Harry S. Hansen’s letter on Dec. 2,…

  • Dec 29th, 2016

With respect, the high court was right

With all due respect to Judge Hancock, it was not the nine…

  • Dec 28th, 2016

Letter: Help deliver message island doesn’t want more jets

Editor, Although the Navy had 3 years to draft an EIS for…

  • Dec 29th, 2016

Letter: Raising rent just to raise it is inhumane

Editor, This is an open letter to all those who rent or…

  • Dec 23rd, 2016

Letter: Thanks for another great Home Tour

Editor, The 2016 Soroptimist International of Oak Harbor’s Christmas Home Tour was…

  • Dec 23rd, 2016
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Cartoon for Saturday, Dec. 24

Cartoon by Dave Granlund.

  • Dec 24th, 2016
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Kiwanis Santa Orange Project a success

Editor, Once again the Kiwanis Santa Orange Project was a great success.…

  • Dec 20th, 2016
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Cartoon for Wednesday, Dec. 21

Cartoon by Pat Bagley.

  • Dec 20th, 2016
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Whidbey volunteers are the stars of the auditor’s office

Editor, The Island County Treasurer’s Office again wishes to thank our volunteers…

  • Dec 20th, 2016
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Guest Column: High Court interpretation led to problematic ruling

With all due respect, the state Supreme Court’s decision in State ex…

  • Dec 20th, 2016
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Founders chose to create a ‘Constitutional Republic’

Editor, My letter to your newspaper in response to Steve Erickson’s guest…

  • Dec 20th, 2016

Opinion: It’s time for county officials to bury the hatchet

pSimmer down now. That’s the best advice we have to give the…

Letter: Losing with the most votes isn’t a Democratic system

Editor, The big flaw in Harry S. Hansen’s comparison of the electoral…

Letter: Why is Navy not testing for jet fuel contamination?

Editor, The Navy is testing for PFOA contamination of ground water. Why…

  • Dec 16th, 2016
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Cartoon for Saturday, Dec. 17

Cartoon by R.J. Matson.

  • Dec 16th, 2016
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Cartoon for Thursday, Dec. 15

Cartoon by Daryl Cagle.

  • Dec 15th, 2016
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