Social media a digital version of ‘telephone’ | In Our Opinion

  • Sep 28, 2016 at 4:00AM

For good or bad, social media has taken center stage in nearly every major news story.


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Landslide lawsuit a reminder civil court system isn’t perfect | In Our Opinion

  • Sep 21, 2016 at 4:00AM

The Island County Board of Commissioners last week ended a lawsuit with homeowners living in the neighborhood affected by the 2013 Ledgewood landslide. Without admitting to any fault, the county agreed to pay $1.5 million in a settlement with residents.

Johnson’s callout of chamber slap should raise some red flags | In Our Opinion

  • Sep 17, 2016 at 4:00AM

Chambers of commerce come in many configurations, but traditionally their role is to support their membership — the businesses that are the lifeblood of their respective communities.

Leaders have big job ahead in addressing affordable housing | In Our Opinion

  • Sep 14, 2016 at 4:00AM

The affordable housing problem on Whidbey Island, particularly the north end of the island, is reaching a crisis point, if it’s not there already.

Effort to buy Haller House ends, but hopes for preservation live on

  • Sep 7, 2016 at 4:00AM

After several years of volunteer work to purchase and preserve a historic Coupeville structure, the effort has come to an unfortunate end.

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