Opinion

Eyman isn’t letting a bad 2017 slow him down in the new year

2017 was a stinky year for Tim Eyman. It ended with a thud last week when he confessed to not collecting enough signatures to get… Continue reading

 

Interdepartment jousting is the real ‘snake’ here

Editor, This nastiness emanating from the other Washington must be contagious since we now have county commissioners calling our prosecuting attorney a snake, of all… Continue reading

  • Jan 12, 2018

 

The country needs truth, justice and reconciliation

Editor, I would like to respond to Mr. Ed Hickey’s Jan. 6 letter. First, it is the Democratic Party, not the Democrat Party. I could… Continue reading

  • Jan 12, 2018

 

Threat shows mayor doesn’t understand value of free press

A free press is a government watchdog. A free press is fundamental to democracy. A free press is protected by the First Amendment. Langley Mayor… Continue reading

  • Jan 12, 2018

Cartoon for Saturday, Jan. 13

Cartoon by Rick McKee.… Continue reading

  • Jan 12, 2018

Photo may have cause misunderstanding for readers

Editor, Your Jan. 6 edition included a headline that read, “County commissioner calls prosecutor ‘snake,’ accuses him of lying.” Directly above the article appeared a… Continue reading

  • Jan 9, 2018

Applaud our reps for tax plan votes

Editor, I find that I cannot let pass the counter-factual letter which appeared in the Jan. 2 Whidbey News-Times. Among other things, it incorrectly attacks… Continue reading

  • Jan 9, 2018

Cartoon for Wednesday, Jan. 10

Cartoon by RJ Matson.… Continue reading

  • Jan 9, 2018

Opinion: It’s time to abolish the death penalty

It’s been 15 years since Robert Yates, a 1970 graduate of Oak Harbor High School, was sent to death row. The serial killer confessed to… Continue reading

Opinion: Fighting among elected officials is unhelpful, unacceptable

An Island County commissioner acted outrageously and shamefully this week in attacking the county’s elected prosecutor because she was still sore about losing a court… Continue reading

  • Jan 5, 2018

Still waiting for response to tax change request

Editor, On Nov. 15 and Nov. 25, 2017, I wrote a letter to the editor concerning unlawful practices of our Island County assessor and of… Continue reading

  • Jan 5, 2018

Democrats are ones that shouldn’t be trusted

Editor, I would like to add my comments to Rick Kiser’s excellent letter in the Jan. 3 Whidbey News-Times. Ever since the election of Donald… Continue reading

  • Jan 5, 2018

Cartoon for Saturday, Jan. 6

Cartoon by John Darkow.… Continue reading

  • Jan 5, 2018

Cartoon for Wednesday, Jan. 3

Cartoon by Paresh Nath.… Continue reading

  • Jan 3, 2018

Be part of conversation and write a letter to the editor

Letters to the editor have a long and proud history in American newspapers. Letters published in newspapers played an important role, for example, in rallying… Continue reading

  • Jan 2, 2018

County needs to deal with housing crisis now

Editor, Is affordable housing important to our county commissioners? An article in the Dec. 20 Whidbey News-Times refers to a housing needs analysis which the… Continue reading

  • Jan 2, 2018

A ‘thank you’ to our elected officials

Editor, This is an open letter I sent to our three glorious leaders, Rick Larsen, Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray about their vote on tax… Continue reading

  • Jan 2, 2018

Cartoon for Saturday, Dec. 30

Cartoon by Pat Bagley.… Continue reading

  • Dec 29, 2017

We will remember those we lost this year

Oak Harbor lost too many pillars of the community this year. They shared a lot in common. They were kind and compassionate, they were dedicated… Continue reading

Thanks to employees who kept roads clear

Editor, In response to our Christmas Eve snow event I would like to send my deepest gratitude and appreciation to the Island County Public Works… Continue reading

  • Dec 29, 2017