Opinion

Business Commentary: Retrieving ocean trash is only the first step

By Don C. Brunell People across our planet are increasingly aware of the growing amounts of trash floating in our oceans. While we are finding… Continue reading

  • Apr 18, 2019

Cartoon for April 17, 2019

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  • Apr 16, 2019

Letter: Residents shouldn’t be charged for the stormwater runoff

Editor, This is in regard to the article in the Whidbey News-Times article on Saturday April 13 stating that residents of the Town of Coupeville… Continue reading

  • Apr 16, 2019

Letter: Hospital island residents treasured now long gone

Editor, We used to have our own little hospital here on Whidbey Island. It was simply Whidbey General Hospital — and it was ours. Our… Continue reading

  • Apr 16, 2019

Letter: On brink of homelessness as cost of living increases

Editor, I recently attended an excellent briefing on homelessness given by Island County Human Resources at the Oak Harbor Library. I thought the subject was… Continue reading

  • Apr 16, 2019

Cartoon for April 13, 2019

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  • Apr 12, 2019

Letter: Coupeville Lions Club had successful dinner, auction

Editor, On the evening of Feb. 23, the Coupeville Lions Club held another successful scholarship dinner and auction for Coupeville High School seniors. We recently… Continue reading

  • Apr 12, 2019

Letter: What’s up with the extra traffic light at Erie Street?

Editor, At times, different parts of our government impress me and at other times confuse me. Right now I am working on the confused part.… Continue reading

  • Apr 12, 2019

Letter: Be certain to you pay your property taxes on time

Editor, Taxpayers of Island County, please take note. Property taxes are due April 30, 2019. Please mail early. When you mail your tax payment from… Continue reading

  • Apr 12, 2019

Letter: People of Oak Harbor deserve rent, tax cuts

Editor, I think the people in Oak Harbor deserve a rent reduction and property tax reduction. The Navy is bringing 36 more EA-18G jet airplanes.… Continue reading

  • Apr 12, 2019

Letter: Military Catholics welcome at the community parishes

Editor, Members of the Catholic communities of St. Augustine in Oak Harbor and St. Mary in Coupeville join our fellow Catholics at Naval Air Station… Continue reading

  • Apr 12, 2019

Cartoon for April 10, 2019

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  • Apr 9, 2019

Letter: Why doesn’t the Navy take jets off of Whidbey?

Editor, This is regarding EA-18G and F/A-18 training flights Why doesn’t the Navy conduct this training at Selah Airfield at the Yakima Training Center? It’s… Continue reading

  • Apr 9, 2019

Letter: What is going on with the Senior Center bus?

Editor, I am appalled at the City of Oak Harbor. For the past 10 years, the bus used by the Senior Center has given many… Continue reading

  • Apr 9, 2019

Letter: Why did a noise naysayer move in next to airfield?

Editor, You have given substantial coverage to Robert O. Brown’s complaints about Growler noise and Navy aviators not flying “where they are supposed to.” Mr.… Continue reading

  • Apr 9, 2019

Letter: Is this noisy life the new Navy normal on Whidbey?

Editor, Is the Navy planning on “taking” Whidbey Island from us? The Secretary of the Navy has said their declared expansion is only returning to… Continue reading

  • Apr 9, 2019

Letter: Growler jets are flying off of their flight patterns

Editor, I fully support our military and their mission to keep America safe, but as I read the Saturday April 6 Whidbey News-Times article about… Continue reading

  • Apr 9, 2019

Cartoon for April 6, 2019

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  • Apr 5, 2019

Letter: There’s much more that the taxpayer needs to know

Editor, Letter writer Mark Wahl, of Langley, accurately noted in the March 27 Whidbey News-Times that the 300-pound gorilla influencing housing issues here is our… Continue reading

  • Apr 5, 2019

Letter: Characterization of Navy personnel was offensive

Editor, I found Mr. Wahl’s characterization of Navy personnel offputting (March 27 letter to the editor). He thinks the 300-pound gorilla is Navy personnel “soaking… Continue reading

  • Apr 5, 2019