Opinion

Letter: Idea for moving jet practices a good one

Editor, The May 18 suggestion in the letter by Robert Brown, Walt Sutton and Bill Lane to move Growler landing practice operations to Joint Base… Continue reading

  • Jun 14, 2019

Letter: ‘Sanctuary’ is falling victim to progress

Editor, My wife’s mother turned 104 years old earlier this month. Now she lives in town. It was National Fireman’s Appreciation Day and a bunch… Continue reading

  • Jun 14, 2019

Letter: Garage a blessing to those in most need

Editor, Garage of Blessings is a nonprofit organization whose sole purpose is to assist others in a time of need. The Garage of Blessings collects… Continue reading

  • Jun 14, 2019

Cartoon for June 12, 2019

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  • Jun 11, 2019

Letter: Proposed ‘solutions’ to the jet noise are nonsense

Editor, I read the letter to the editor by Patty Houts-Hussey and think someone needs to speak up. She claims that two Growlers were recently… Continue reading

  • Jun 11, 2019

Letter: Publisher should use fewer anecodotes, do research

Editor, Keven Graves’ recent Opinion column about homelessness invites empathy, but it fails to look deeply enough to reflect responsibly on a very complex, tragic… Continue reading

  • Jun 11, 2019

Sound Off: Affordable housing: Alleviating financial burden

By Shawna Smith My name is Shawna Smith and I am a recent University of Puget Sound graduate working full time in the local property… Continue reading

  • Jun 11, 2019

Publisher’s Column: Open, constructive dialogue helps build communities

The issues surrounding homelessness are broad and troubling, not just in Oak Harbor, Coupeville or Whidbey Island, but across the country. There is no quick… Continue reading

Cartoon for June 8, 2019

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  • Jun 7, 2019

Letter: It isn’t always about money

Editor, Money wins over aesthetics, trees, ambiance. The land on the corner of State Highway 20 and East Sleeper Road was sold to the highest… Continue reading

  • Jun 7, 2019

Letter: Letter writer remark ‘sexist,’ but services are necessary

Editor, John Thompson was correct. Some letters should be returned to the writers for a rewrite, including his. He should have been given the opportunity… Continue reading

  • Jun 7, 2019

Letter: Anti-jet noise rep incorrectly labeled the Navy as a ‘bully’

Editor, In her May 29 letter to the editor, Paula Spina incorrectly stated the Navy as the “bully” in the situation regarding the OLF in… Continue reading

  • Jun 7, 2019

Letter: OLF Coupeville was chosen long ago as ideal location

Editor, I read the letter to the editor by Jim Innes, “OLF was here before the noise complainers.” I then thought, “while I’m not one… Continue reading

  • Jun 7, 2019

Letter: Blame for homeless issues doesn’t lie with nonprofits

Editor, A letter of response to Dawn Keith-Madeiros. Our family moved to Oak Harbor in October 1975 and built our home south of town. Oak… Continue reading

  • Jun 7, 2019

Cartoon for June 5, 2019

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  • Jun 4, 2019

Letter: Wants to see ‘balanced resolution’ to OLF issues

Editor, This week, I witnessed firsthand the dangers we are facing with the increased number of Growlers practicing around Outlying Landing Field Coupeville. Growler jets… Continue reading

  • Jun 4, 2019

Letter: Replacing aging bridge needs to remain an option

Editor, As the writer of the advertisement published in this newspaper, I want to thank John Bjoge for reading the article and writing a response… Continue reading

  • Jun 4, 2019

Letter: Sound Off should have been returned for rewrite

Editor, The editor of the Whidbey News-Times must have taken an early Memorial Day weekend. The Sound Off by Dr. Dawn Keith-Madeiros should have been… Continue reading

  • Jun 4, 2019

Sound Off: Conversations on homelessness are difficult

By Vivian Rogers Decker This newspaper was more kind than I deserved in the article a week ago Saturday. I appreciate that. I lost my… Continue reading

  • May 31, 2019

Cartoon for June 1, 2019

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  • May 31, 2019