Opinion

Cartoon for Wednesday, Oct. 25

Cartoon by Dave Granlund.

  • Oct 24th, 2017

EDITORIAL| Elected officials need to abide by sunshine laws

Elected officials should try their best not to break the law. That…

  • Oct 20th, 2017

Chamber board supports Wright’s Crossing development

A recent survey to all Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce members showed…

  • Oct 20th, 2017

‘Habitual complainer’ should move from jet noise

Editor, To the writer of the letter published in the Oct. 11…

  • Oct 20th, 2017

Software is meant to be used with flight training

Editor This is in response to the letter to the editor, “Software…

  • Oct 20th, 2017

Country’s shootings not actually about the guns

Editor, In response to U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen’s guest column in the…

  • Oct 20th, 2017

Cartoon for Saturday, Oct. 21

Cartoon by Nate Beeler.

  • Oct 20th, 2017

VIEWPOINT| SPIN Cafe helping to make Whidbey a better place

Fall has always been a time of renewal for me; perhaps it’s…

  • Oct 17th, 2017

Vote to keep a valuable island resource operating

Editor, Oak Harbor and Whidbey Island are very lucky to have an…

  • Oct 17th, 2017

Software success should mean closing OLF

Editor, I’m very glad that the “magic carpet” software is working so…

  • Oct 17th, 2017

Never saw Wright’s Crossing property for sale

Editor, A Sept. 30 letter from Mr. Leo Mitchell concerning the Wright’s…

  • Oct 17th, 2017

‘The Fantasticks,’ on stage at WICA, is one not miss

Editor, As a retired film, television and theater critic, I have seen…

  • Oct 17th, 2017

VIEWPOINT | It’s never too soon to prevent gun violence

Imagine this scenario: During an annual physical exam, your doctor turns to…

  • Oct 17th, 2017

Cartoon for Wednesday, Oct. 18

Cartoon by Daryl Cagle.

  • Oct 17th, 2017

Goal is to reestablish sound financial foundation

Editor, I, Gerald Smith, am asking for your vote for fire commissioner…

  • Oct 13th, 2017

Cartoon for Saturday, Oct. 14

Cartoon by Dave Granlund.

  • Oct 13th, 2017

District needs Gerald Smith as commissioner

Editor, North Whidbey Fire and Rescue needs Gerald Smith for commissioner. Things…

  • Oct 13th, 2017

Love visiting city and staying at RV park

Editor, When we arrived at Staysail RV Park this year, we were…

  • Oct 13th, 2017

City will follow letter of the law with future development

Since I have had the privilege of serving as your mayor, I…

  • Oct 10th, 2017

Wrights Crossing would lower property values

Editor, I am clearly in opposition to Wright’s Crossing. But I decided…

  • Oct 10th, 2017

Like noise, residents must deal with housing shortage

Editor, Regarding the housing shortage for incoming Navy folks, while I was…

  • Oct 10th, 2017

Cartoon for Wednesday, Oct. 11

Cartoon by RJ Matson.

  • Oct 10th, 2017

Reader wants voters to see all pool has to offer

Editor, I wish you all could see the expression on children’s faces…

  • Oct 6th, 2017

Closing Oak Harbor RV park will lead to loss of revenue

Editor, It is with great sadness that I read the notice at…

  • Oct 6th, 2017

Media identifying killers will only lead to copycats

Editor, Again we hear the broadcast media clamoring for a “motive.” Most…

  • Oct 6th, 2017

Lamont has experience needed to serve district

Editor, I am voting for T.J. Lamont for fire commissioner, North Whidbey…

  • Oct 6th, 2017

Humbled by appreciation pages for law enforcement

Editor, As head of law enforcement in Island County, I am humbled…

  • Oct 6th, 2017

Cartoon for Saturday, Oct. 7

Cartoon by Monte Wolverton.

  • Oct 6th, 2017

Hope commissioners are as conscientious

Editor, A huge round of applause to the Island County Planning Commission…

  • Oct 3rd, 2017

Pool provides excellent therapy for all

Editor, Are we really going to let our community pool close? We…

  • Oct 3rd, 2017

Please save our community pool

Editor, If you would like to have family day at the pool;…

  • Oct 3rd, 2017

Pool time helped reader grow stronger

Editor, I am Mildred Johanson and I am 72 years young. When…

  • Oct 3rd, 2017

Pool offers community a healthy recreation option

Editor, You are not seeing campaign posters for the November North Whidbey…

  • Sep 29th, 2017

Your local newspaper: It’s the real deal

By JIM ZACHARY While no one should ever say “I know it’s…

  • Sep 29th, 2017

Is no vote really good planning?

Editor, The planning commission voted on Monday to say no to Wrights…

  • Sep 29th, 2017

Cartoon for Saturday, Sept. 30

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis.

  • Sep 29th, 2017

We need to stand against Trump dictatorship

Editor, Our current president is profoundly misusing the power and influence of…

  • Sep 29th, 2017

Sharing information allows people to make choices

Editor, Issues of transparency and money are at the heart of controversy…

  • Sep 29th, 2017

Delaying release of Growler EIS is a smart decision

Some people on Whidbey Island were disappointed to learn that Navy officials…

  • Sep 26th, 2017

hanks to community for supporting schools

Editor, On the Friday before Labor Day, James Steller, a parent of…

  • Sep 26th, 2017