Opinion

Letter: Golden Rule is what most Americans are living by

Editor, Norms, Standards and Behaviors. We have moved through another election cycle, a time when voters are often asked to choose Ford or Chevy, Republican… Continue reading

  • Nov 26, 2018

Letter: Thank you from the Impaired Driving Impact Panel of Island County

Editor, Once again, Island Thrift has fulfilled the Impaired Driving Impact Panel of Island County (IDIPIC) grant request for $5,000 (matching grant.) This is no… Continue reading

  • Nov 26, 2018

Editorial: Need for voters to pay attention didn’t end with the election

While Island County historically has had high voter turnout, those who voted in the county were unusually attentive and involved in the mid-term election this… Continue reading

  • Nov 23, 2018

Letter: Not compelled to defer to ‘Navy experts’ on jet noise

Editor, In a recent Sound Off by the president of the Navy League in Oak Harbor, I was struck by the fact that it appeared… Continue reading

  • Nov 23, 2018

Letter: Patriotism preferable to president’s ‘nationalism’

Editor, Now President Trump is a self-described proud nationalist. Setting aside the term’s connection with heinous movements like “white nationalism” and German “National Socialism” or… Continue reading

  • Nov 23, 2018

Cartoon for Nov. 21, 2018

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  • Nov 21, 2018

Editorial: Newspaper staff reflect on reasons to be thankful

Each Thanksgiving, the employees at the Whidbey News-Times and South Whidbey Record are questioned, on the record, about what they are thankful for. These are… Continue reading

  • Nov 20, 2018

Letter: Trump is leading us back 1861, a time of great hate

Editor, Some months back, a writer to the Whidbey News-Times wrote about the lack of civility in our nation, about issues confronting national and, presumably,… Continue reading

  • Nov 20, 2018

Cartoon for Nov. 17, 2018

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  • Nov 16, 2018

Letter: Chief of staff at WhidbeyHealth keeping his door open, agenda transparent

Editor, As incoming chief of staff for WhidbeyHealth for the 2019-20 period, and as a resident and physician on Whidbey Island for a little more… Continue reading

  • Nov 16, 2018

Sound Off: You can pay it forward on Small Business Saturday

By Hope Tinney When the lists of “best places to live” are compiled, communities that top the lists often share two qualities: they have a… Continue reading

  • Nov 16, 2018

Letter: Sense of community is strong on Whidbey Island

Editor, I recently moved back to Whidbey Island after a number of years away. While I was away, I joined the world of social service… Continue reading

  • Nov 16, 2018

Letter: Congrats on the successful effort to reopen pool

Editor, Congratulations to everyone who supported the levy to reopen the Oak Harbor pool. It appears to have more than enough votes to surpass the… Continue reading

  • Nov 16, 2018

Letter: Island Transit campaign raises awareness about road safety

This time of year, it’s dark when I leave my house in the morning and soon it will be dark on my way home, too.… Continue reading

  • Nov 13, 2018

Letter: With tax losses, fewer tourists, where will money come from?

Editor, I appreciated Maryon Atwood’s Sound Off column of about a month ago in which she outlined the history of residential, commercial and public facility… Continue reading

  • Nov 13, 2018

Letter: Join group, start a journey, expand your mind, heal

Editor, I am hoping that we can leave divisive politics for a moment and discuss something to bring us together. In Jonathan Raban’s book, “A… Continue reading

  • Nov 13, 2018

Cartoon for Nov. 14, 2018

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  • Nov 13, 2018

Cartoon for Nov. 10, 2018

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  • Nov 9, 2018

Letter: WhidbeyHealth oncology thanks patients, families

Editor, Fourteen months later, WhidbeyHealth has completed the new pharmacy that meets new USP-800 regulations for safe mixing of hazardous drugs. These standards ensure a… Continue reading

  • Nov 9, 2018

Letter: Appreciates supporters in his campaign for sheriff

Editor, I am writing to express my deepest gratitude for my devoted supporters, volunteers and campaign staff. You have stood by me through this extremely… Continue reading

  • Nov 9, 2018