Opinion

Cartoon for Wednesday, Feb. 7

Cartoon by Dave Granlund.… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2018

No vote on bump stock ban telling of Bailey’s integrity

Editor, I am a firearm owner. I have legally hunted wildlife in the past. I enjoy target shooting on an approved range. I am also… Continue reading

  • Feb 2, 2018

Early net pen warnings came from Island, other counties

Early net pen warnings came from Island, other counties

There’s a simple alternative to roundabouts

Editor, Do not be deceived by alleged traffic improvement benefits of roundabouts, especially when there is a more simple alternative. Roundabouts enormously increase lane-changing situations… Continue reading

  • Feb 2, 2018

Cartoon for Saturday, Feb. 3

Cartoon by Rick McKee.… Continue reading

  • Feb 2, 2018

Lets refrain from writing about national politics

Editor, With regards to Ty Welch’s letter to the editor on Trump and racism etc., where to begin? Wait, I have a better idea: don’t… Continue reading

  • Jan 30, 2018

Democrats are not reacting with ‘mindless hate’

Dems not reacting with ‘mindless hate’

  • Jan 30, 2018

There’s got to be better commissioner candidates

Editor, It is truly ironic that in the same edition of this newspaper in which Rick Hannold announced his desire to be reelected as a… Continue reading

  • Jan 30, 2018

Republican using armed forces as scapegoats

Editor, In his Jan. 24 letter, William Christian claims “the citizens are being held hostage by a Democratic party ….” His simplistic opinion ignores many… Continue reading

  • Jan 30, 2018

Cartoon for Wednesday, Jan. 31

Cartoon by Dave Granlund.… Continue reading

  • Jan 30, 2018

Shutdown a reminder of gradeschool civics class

Editor, Following the weekend’s great American congressional shut down, a government power play, I found myself reminiscing about the carefree days of my youth. I… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2018

Drivers should give roundabouts a chance

Officials from the Washington State Department of Transportation have their work cut out for them when they come to Oak Harbor on Wednesday. They will… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2018

Cartoon for Saturday, Jan. 27

Cartoon by Nate Beeler.… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2018

Trump speaks truth, not racism

Editor, It’s the economy stupid. And it’s DACA silly. It’s conservative judges, the wall, regulation roll back, treaty truth and military might. It’s about common-sense… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2018

Vote for commissioner with positive leadership skills

Editor, A recent letter regarding the District 3 County Commissioner race exhorted people to vote Republican, stating “we cannot afford to have a Democrat elected… Continue reading

  • Jan 23, 2018

Tired of being pawn in political agenda

Editor, As I write this letter our government is shut down because the Senate has not been able to approve a continuing resolution to keep… Continue reading

  • Jan 23, 2018

Cartoon for Wednesday, Jan. 24

Cartoon by David Fitzsimmons.… Continue reading

  • Jan 23, 2018

Domestic violence is a problem that needs more attention

It’s time to expand the current national focus on sexual harassment and sexual assault to include domestic abuse. Like sexual harassment and assault, domestic abuse… Continue reading

  • Jan 23, 2018

Eliminating statute of limitations on rape should be considered

Some people may be surprised to learn that there’s a statute of limitations on rape in Washington state. There’s currently a bill in the state… Continue reading

  • Jan 19, 2018

Confused by newspaper’s commissioner coverage

Editor, I was appalled by the coverage of the Island County Commissioners’ meeting as reported in the Jan. 6, 2018 issue. Although the photo included… Continue reading

  • Jan 19, 2018