Opinion

Mission is to move training

Editor, Today’s social media overload of alternative realities, bogus “truths” and disparaging remarks not only discourages meaningful dialog, it demeans what Americans have always enshrined:… Continue reading

  • Mar 20, 2018

Why not build houses in vacant lots within the city?

Editor, Regarding the potential Wright’s Crossing development on Monroe Landing Road, in the Whidbey News-Times’ March 10 article, “OH developer wants board to reconsider appeal… Continue reading

  • Mar 20, 2018

Cartoon for Wednesday, March 21

Cartoon by Mike Keefe.… Continue reading

  • Mar 20, 2018

Communication breakdown is costing city residents

Editor, Your front page article on City Administrator Doug Merriman’s departure in your March 3 edition was most interesting. It’s an outstanding example of failure… Continue reading

  • Mar 20, 2018

CEO bonus, cost overruns are incongruous

The new wing project of WhidbeyHealth Medical Center is $3 million over budget. The revelation was announced at a hospital board meeting last week. During… Continue reading

  • Mar 20, 2018

Don’t allow incivility to unravel our island culture

Those of us living on Whidbey Island share a long, narrow “rock” in Puget Sound where we look up when an eagle flies by, watch… Continue reading

  • Mar 16, 2018

Washington should stick to Standard Time year-round

Editor, I’m so tired of Daylight Saving Time, and everyone I’ve spoken to these past few days dislikes it as much as I do. All… Continue reading

  • Mar 16, 2018

IDIPIC needs volunteers to serve as speakers, helpers

Editor, In 2017, the Impaired Driving Impact Panel of Island County presented our impact panels to 343 driver’s education students, 338 parents, 180 NAS Whidbey… Continue reading

  • Mar 16, 2018

Cartoon for Saturday, March 17

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis… Continue reading

  • Mar 16, 2018

Citizens deserve to know what’s going on in city

A $20 million increase in the cost of Oak Harbor’s sewage treatment plant took Oak Harbor Mayor Bob Severns and council members by surprise. Severns… Continue reading

  • Mar 13, 2018

Pickard used conservation funds in effort to close OLF

Editor, A recent letter to editor stated, “Board of Directors of Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve thanks Ken Pickard, our first president and one of our… Continue reading

  • Mar 13, 2018

Cartoon for Wednesday, March 14

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis.… Continue reading

  • Mar 13, 2018

Maybe county biosolids effect water quality

Editor, In regards to the article “Landings water tests high in fecal coliform,”one thing you may not have known is that Island County dumps tanker… Continue reading

  • Mar 9, 2018

Oak Harbor sure has changed in 30 years

Editor, It’s great to be back home after 30-plus years of a long life’s trail of stories. But, I feel the need to say that… Continue reading

  • Mar 9, 2018

Thankful for Pickard’s efforts to start COER

Editor, The Board of Directors of Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve thanks Ken Pickard, our first president and one of our founders in 2012, for his… Continue reading

  • Mar 9, 2018

Use of deadly force bill unites factions that were once divided

To fully appreciate a peace accord reached this week on rewriting state law on the use of deadly force by police, consider the intensity of… Continue reading

Cartoon for Saturday, March 10

Cartoon by RJ Matson… Continue reading

  • Mar 9, 2018

Sound Off: Levy important to funding Sno-Isle Libraries

Property taxes are a tough subject, but worth talking about. Almost all of the money needed to operate the five libraries on Whidbey Island —… Continue reading

  • Mar 7, 2018

Navy commendable in cleaning up past

Editor, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island held an open meeting of their Restoration Advisory Board last Thursday. It addressed concerns people have about our groundwater… Continue reading

  • Mar 7, 2018

Dreamers need to grow up, pay taxes

Editor, In response to Jerry Case’s Feb. 24 letter, yes these “dreamers” were brought to the United States when they were just children, by their… Continue reading

  • Mar 7, 2018