Opinion

Sound Off: Please get involved in North Whidbey Fire District board meetings

Voters of North Whidbey, we are the volunteer members of North Whidbey Fire. Though we are volunteer, we meet the same qualification, education and training… Continue reading

  • Apr 5, 2019

Cartoon for April 3, 2019

Cartoon for April 3, 2019… Continue reading

  • Apr 2, 2019

Sound Off: Democrats are in charge but GOP is helping steer the debate

It’s the home stretch of the 2019 legislative session. With a month to go, Democrats are looking to use their majorities in the House and… Continue reading

Letter: Puget Sound Energy was not transparent on bill

Editor, This is a tale of woe that began last summer, involving two households, a failed shared well and Puget Sound Energy. When our well… Continue reading

  • Apr 2, 2019

Letter: Thanking those who made annual event a big success

Editor, Another incredible St. Patrick’s Day parade and pub crawl was pulled off without a hitch, thanks to such an eclectic group of volunteers from… Continue reading

  • Apr 2, 2019

Letter: Jet noise is crippling for Navy veteran husband

Editor, As a 19-year resident of Coupeville, I am finding it difficult to understand why, at 79, I am forced to consider selling my “forever”… Continue reading

  • Apr 2, 2019

Letter: Why is housing company not paying property taxes?

Editor, Why isn’t the privately owned Navy family housing company paying real estate taxes? The family homes on the Navy base are owned by a… Continue reading

  • Mar 29, 2019

Letter: State needs to spend within its income limits

Editor, Tuesday March 25, the Washington State House of Representatives released its proposed budget. Listening to an interview with the House minority leader yesterday afternoon,… Continue reading

  • Mar 29, 2019

Letter: Increased Growler noise diminishes island’s value

Editor, After years of testimonies and commentaries and public meetings and protests, the Navy has determined what it already knew — that, despite the proven… Continue reading

  • Mar 29, 2019

Letter: Growler noise levels are overwhelming, unfair

Editor, For the past three years, I’ve attended meetings, presentations and rallies, signed postcards, written letters and hoped that the U.S. Navy would minimize their… Continue reading

  • Mar 29, 2019

Letter: Navy needs to be part of the solution for housing

Editor, I read in Saturday’s, March 23 Whidbey News-Times that Whidbey leaders in planning and real estate met to try to “solve” Whidbey’s burgeoning housing… Continue reading

  • Mar 26, 2019

Letter: Don’t believe false claims about MMR vaccine safety

Editor, The following is in response to the Feb. 20 letter to the editor by Ed. A. Drum. Mr. Drum made unsubstantiated claims about how… Continue reading

  • Mar 26, 2019

Letter: Habitat for Humanity saw successful building event

Editor, Thank you for a successful Women Build 2019 event. On March 8 and 9, we saw over 80 enthusiastic Women Build volunteers at our… Continue reading

  • Mar 26, 2019

Letter: Island shouldn’t have to put up with noise abuse

Editor, Listening to the Growlers practice last week at both airports led me to a significant conclusion. I have over 30 years’ experience planning and… Continue reading

  • Mar 26, 2019

Cartoon for March 27, 2019

Cartoon for March 27, 2019… Continue reading

  • Mar 26, 2019

Rockin’ A Hard Place: Saddling up to find happy, peaceful, quiet trails for all

You’d think I’d be used to it. The December through February funk. Dark, dank, depressing. We’ve all been told we should have known it when… Continue reading

Cartoon for March 23, 2019

Cartoon for March 23, 2019… Continue reading

  • Mar 22, 2019

Letter: Ferry spokesman gave reporter false information

Editor, Reporter Laura Guido was given false information by Ian Sterling, “a spokesman for state ferries.” (March 13 story, “Kayak disrupts ferry.”) I quote from… Continue reading

  • Mar 22, 2019

Letter: Americans should celebrate social programs, safety nets

Editor, Dear Americans, are you for or against Social Security? Here’s what the polls say: On average 80 percent of Americans are in favor of… Continue reading

  • Mar 22, 2019

Cartoon for March 20, 2019

Cartoon for March 20, 2019… Continue reading

  • Mar 19, 2019