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Cartoon for Aug. 17, 2019

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  • Aug 16, 2019

Cartoon for Aug. 14, 2019

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  • Aug 16, 2019

Letter: Humans aren’t responsible for climage change

Editor, I want to address the “Climate 101” lesson that Mr. Piazzon presented in his letter to the editor of July 9. The fact is… Continue reading

  • Aug 16, 2019

Letter: Article needed to address the starving orcas

Editor, Your article about how fine the Chinook fishing is failed to include any mention of the well-known fact that our Southern Resident Killer Whales,… Continue reading

  • Aug 16, 2019

Letter: ‘Navy brat’ supports AG’s lawsuit against the Navy

Editor, This letter is with reference to Oak Harbor Mayor Bob Severn’s recent letter to state Attorney General Robert Ferguson, as reported in the July… Continue reading

  • Aug 13, 2019

Soundoff: Patients have good reason to trust WhidbeyHealth

My wife and I were guests at a lovely Oak Harbor wedding on Saturday, and several of the attendees, who have lived on Whidbey Island… Continue reading

  • Aug 6, 2019

Letter: Sees no improvements in services at WhidbeyHealth

Editor, Recently, I’ve read articles in the Whidbey News-Times about the “new” WhidbeyHealth and how a person would be happy to be a “visitor” to… Continue reading

  • Aug 2, 2019

Letter: Sen. Bailey thinks Navy is above the law on jet noise

Editor, I take issue with Sen. Barbara Bailey’s use of derogatory name-calling in her July 24 “Sound Off” Op-Ed commentary. Sen. Bailey is certainly entitled… Continue reading

  • Aug 2, 2019

Letter: Historical reenactment will immerse you in fur trade

Editor, The mountain men have returned to Whidbey Island. Historical reenactments will recreate the rendezvous. Trappers would bring their furs and traders from St. Louis… Continue reading

  • Aug 2, 2019

Letter:

Editor, I was not surprised to read of three malpractice suits against WhidbeyHealth — an oxymoron if there ever was one. My daughter saw a… Continue reading

  • Aug 2, 2019

Cartoon for July 31, 2019

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  • Jul 30, 2019

Letter: Hospital needs to improve continuity of care, checks

Editor, My husband needed to be transported to WhidbeyHealth on a Saturday. It was serious and the paramedics and emergency room staff and physician were… Continue reading

  • Jul 30, 2019

Letter: Good job on article about Sober House for Men

Editor, Thank you, for the great article featuring the opening of the sober house for men. With so much controversy about the homeless issue in… Continue reading

  • Jul 30, 2019

Letter: Claims about AG lawsuit against Navy misleading

Editor, Sen. Barbara Bailey’s July 20 Sound Off, “Litigator-in-chief’s lawsuit hurts economy, defense,” reaches a new low. Bailey’s commentary reeks of McCarthyism: intending to incite,… Continue reading

  • Jul 30, 2019

Cartoon for July 27, 2019

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  • Jul 26, 2019

Letter: Make a difference by supporting PBY-Naval Air Museum

Editor, While the past year brought some disappointments, 2018-2019 has been a year of continued accomplishments for the PBY-Naval Air Museum. Our big disappointment is… Continue reading

  • Jul 26, 2019

Sound Off: Growler suit questions EIS process, not Navy’s value

Editor, Recently, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a lawsuit against the Navy, alleging that the Environmental Impact Statement process used in determining the… Continue reading

  • Jul 26, 2019

Letter: COER ‘snookers’ governor, ‘Sideshow Bob’ Ferguson

Editor, The state recently sued Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, the driver of 88 percent of Island County’s economy and 60 percent of the county… Continue reading

  • Jul 26, 2019

Letter: Instead of complaining noise, wear earplugs

Editor, Enough is enough. I, and a number of my friends, are totally fed up with the continual whining and complaining of the COER community… Continue reading

  • Jul 26, 2019

Letter: Washington state, Gov. Inslee, too welcoming

Editor, Gov. Jay Inslee has made it known that illegal immigrants who defy federal immigration laws are welcomed in the state of Washington. We will… Continue reading

  • Jul 26, 2019