Opinion

Letter: Hannold claiming credit for the work of other people

Editor, We expect elected officials to be truthful and to exercise a strong work ethic guided by integrity and honesty. Taking credit for the work… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2018

Letter: Right thing to do is support OH pool

Editor, We support the pool. About 40 years ago our Rotary Club worked hard and provided the support for our community to pass a bond… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2018

The debate over Naval air operations is too polarized

Editor, During the discussion period preceding the deployment of EA-18G “Growler” the Navy statement said the noise signature of the EA-18G was similar to the… Continue reading

  • Oct 22, 2018

Cartoon for Oct. 20, 2018

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  • Oct 19, 2018

It’s the Navy, base CO, that officials, residents should ‘hear’

Elected officials and Whidbey residents should take very careful note of the activist publicity stunt, “Do you hear us.” This concept is clearly expressed in… Continue reading

  • Oct 19, 2018

Rockin’ a Hard Place: Want more in your newspaper? Subscribe

I think I was born with printer’s ink in my veins. When I was 3 years old, I sat on my dad’s lap for what… Continue reading

Letter: Commissioner candidate says she supports Navy

Editor, I rarely respond to letters to the editors but calling me anti-Navy is one issue I take quite personally. I am a Navy daughter.… Continue reading

  • Oct 19, 2018

Cartoon for Oct. 17, 2018

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  • Oct 16, 2018

Editorial: Initiative 1639 is a common-sense gun measure

Initiative 1639 proposes common sense changes to the state’s gun laws and promises to save lives. The ballot measure would place restrictions on the ownership… Continue reading

  • Oct 16, 2018

Letter: Dems overplayed hand, awakened moral majority

Editor, The attempted character assassination by the Democrats of Judge Kavanaugh is just a symptom of the greater disease afflicting America. The overarching ailment which… Continue reading

  • Oct 16, 2018

Letter: If pool is to reopen, some repairs need to be made

Editor, Pool levy, some clarification please. The levy signs say, Pool Park Rec. I know what and where the pool is. What park or parks… Continue reading

  • Oct 16, 2018

Letter: Campbell has the support of staff, deputies

Editor, Regarding the two candidates for sheriff of Island County, I personally know both Lane Campbell and Rick Felici. I will not make any negative… Continue reading

  • Oct 16, 2018

Letter: St. Clair has right skills to be elected commissioner

Editor, Janet St. Clair demonstrated that she is well prepared to be our Island County commissioner. At the Oak Harbor forum Thursday, she impressed the… Continue reading

  • Oct 12, 2018

Letter: I-1639 would put data, 2nd Amendment, at risk

Editor, Vote “no” on Initiative 1639. Did you know that I-1639 allows the government to collect the personal information of gun owners through mandatory reporting… Continue reading

  • Oct 12, 2018

Editorial: Reject I-940; lawmakers should pass compromise instead

Washington State law effectively protects police officers from being prosecuted for using deadly force, no matter the situation. It’s a law that needs to be… Continue reading

  • Oct 12, 2018

Letter: Everyone wins if St. Clair is chosen to be commissioner

Editor, Ahoy there over on Whidbey. I am over here, on the other side of Saratoga Passage, on Camano Island. Can we talk? We citizens… Continue reading

  • Oct 12, 2018

Letter: Shake hands with the devil and you may end up in bed

Editor, Like millions of other people here in the United States and overseas, I watched the testimony of Dr. Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh… Continue reading

  • Oct 12, 2018

Cartoon for Oct. 13, 2018

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  • Oct 12, 2018

Cartoon for Oct. 10, 2018

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  • Oct 9, 2018

Letter: Oak Harbor needs pool for recreation, exercise

Editor, I would like to personally thank all the people who are devoting so much of their time to get the pool levy passed. I… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2018