Opinion

Cartoon for Saturday, March 25

Cartoon by Dave Granlund

  • Mar 24th, 2017

 

Cartoon for Wednesday, March 22

Cartoon by Rick McKee

  • Mar 21st, 2017

 

Editorial: Odor control at sewage plant worth the cost

Oak Harbor city officials made the right call in adding state-of-the art…

  • Mar 24th, 2017

 

Public health discussions should move to Congress

Editor, For the past year, Island County Public Health has been caught…

  • Mar 24th, 2017

Public invited to review proposed transit changes

Editor, Island Transit has been reviewing our fixed route bus system and…

  • Mar 24th, 2017

Opinion: Officer’s guilty plea should be reminder that predators come in all forms

It’s incomprehensible that a well-known, and by some accounts, highly-regarded police officer…

Jazz festival was a great collaboration of schools

Editor, Community spirit is built in many ways. Last Friday night, at…

  • Mar 21st, 2017

Newspapers should publish list of those who don’t vote

Editor, I would like to see every newspaper publish a list of…

  • Mar 21st, 2017

Oak Harbor police help neighbors get rid of ‘nuisance house’

Editor, I just wanted to send a letter stating what a wonderful…

  • Mar 21st, 2017

Small business has suffered mightily at hands of the city

Editor, This is an open letter to Mayor Robert Severns and the…

  • Mar 17th, 2017

To allow this small business to ‘die’ is simply shameful

Editor, It is egregious — outstandingly bad, shocking, appalling, terrible, awful, horrendous,…

  • Mar 17th, 2017

Speaking out can be important, but sometimes it’s just ‘hot air’

Editor, This is in response to the letter to the editor by…

  • Mar 17th, 2017

Cartoon for Saturday, March 18

Cartoon by Steve Sack.

  • Mar 17th, 2017

‘Fourth estate’ membership shouldn’t mean free access

Editor, Langley Mayor Tim Callison should be congratulated for fiscal responsibility rather…

  • Mar 17th, 2017

‘Me’ generation of should be asking how they can help

Editor, My friends and I have noticed over the last few years…

  • Mar 17th, 2017

Opinion: Coming election season has key positions on the ballot

With many local seats up for grabs, the election season has the…

  • Mar 17th, 2017

Thanks to restaurant for helping with cancer battle

Editor, As members of the Idex Health and Science Relay For Life…

  • Mar 14th, 2017

Callison must be removed before he does real damage

Editor, Once again, because of who we elect to government positions, we…

  • Mar 14th, 2017

Cartoon for Wednesday, March 15

Cartoon by Nate Beeler.

  • Mar 14th, 2017

Publisher’s Column: Hold newspapers accountable, yes, but see social media spin for what it is

When Langley Mayor Tim Callison sent the South Whidbey Record a $64…

The world will become the one Hobbes feared

Editor, Like all civilizations careening toward collapse, we have become hostages to…

  • Mar 10th, 2017

Cartoon for Saturday, March 11

Cartoon by Nate Beeler

  • Mar 10th, 2017

Opinion: Langley mayor’s attempt to bill for interview is chilling

Langley’s mayor thinks a newspaper reporter should pay to speak with the…

  • Mar 10th, 2017

Missing friends, places he came to love while living on Whidbey

Editor, The purple mountain majesty — Olympics — the fruited plains —…

  • Mar 10th, 2017

What if Whidbey base is taken out by a Chinese ICBM?

Editor, Some points to ponder. First, In 1941 most of our fleet…

  • Mar 10th, 2017

Only ‘win’ will be action on effects of jet noise

Editor, I disagree with one part of a Feb. 22 Whidbey News-Times…

  • Mar 7th, 2017

Grateful to serve as principal at Clover Valley

Editor, I am proud to serve as principal for the 475 public…

  • Mar 7th, 2017

Trump immigration stance once shared by both Clintons, Obama

Editor, “All Americans … are rightly disturbed by the large numbers of…

  • Mar 7th, 2017

Guest Editorial: Frightening bomb threat had a silver lining for our community

What kind of person thinks disrupting a school day, sending panic throughout…

  • Mar 7th, 2017

Voters confidence erodes when public participation is prevented

Editor, Washingtonians understandably take pride in our state’s tradition of transparency in…

  • Mar 7th, 2017

Cartoon for Saturday, March 4

Cartoon by Dave Granlund.

  • Mar 3rd, 2017

Deputy chief went above and beyond to help resident

Editor, Deputy Chief Charlie Smith, with Central Whidbey Fire and Rescue, went…

  • Mar 3rd, 2017

If GOP believes in states’ rights, leave pro-marijuana states alone

Editor, I don’t use marijuana, but it’s legal in Washington state because…

  • Mar 3rd, 2017

Our public officials must be willing to stand up to Navy

Editor, Now we know being on Whidbey can mean drinking water with…

  • Mar 3rd, 2017

Town officials not anti-Navy, rather they are pro-citizens

Editor, I moved to Coupeville almost two years ago and was delighted…

  • Mar 3rd, 2017

Think less about reelection, more about doing what’s right

Editor, The assessor is required to furnish each parcel owner their valuation…

  • Mar 3rd, 2017

Won’t spend money in town until Coupeville is pro-Navy

Editor, Since I now perceive Coupeville to be an anti-Navy town, I…

  • Feb 28th, 2017

Recognize, reject ‘lawfare’ tactics, all its falsehoods

Editor, Lawfare has infested our community. Lawfare is an activist tactic of…

  • Feb 28th, 2017

Growler noise abatement would be helpful in stealthy missions

Editor, As a former naval flight officer, I understand and support requirements…

  • Feb 28th, 2017

Protesting jet noise isn’t anti-Navy, it’s anti-noise

Editor, In response to Island County Commissioner Jill Johnson’s Feb. 18 Sound…

  • Feb 28th, 2017