Opinion

Military is owed citizens speak in support

Editor, I just want to advise folks of a major Team Whidbey…

  • Aug 18th, 2017

Guilt for WWII atom bomb deaths belongs solely to Japan

Editor, The recent letter, “We must admit guilt, end this nuclear madness,”…

  • Aug 18th, 2017

Bowling alley changes name from SM Recreation to Oak Harbor Recreation

100 years ago (1916 — Oak Harbor News) n Oak Harbor News…

  • Aug 18th, 2017

Cartoon for Wednesday, Aug. 16

Cartoon by Dave Granlund.

  • Aug 15th, 2017

Honey bees are vital to food production

Editor, Aug. 19 is National Honey Bee Day, a day to celebrate…

  • Aug 15th, 2017

Thankful for board’s efforts to pass fire bond

Editor, I want to thank our fire commissioners at Central Whidbey Island…

  • Aug 15th, 2017

Sound Off: Can there be peaceful end North Korea’s nuclear threat?

North Korea’s successful launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching…

  • Aug 11th, 2017

Let’s not sacrifice island’s health for a quick buck

Editor, What on earth goes on in the heads of Oak Harbor…

  • Aug 11th, 2017

Cartoon for Saturday, Aug. 12

Cartoon by Dave Granlund.

  • Aug 11th, 2017

Editorial: Proposed housing development isn’t right for Whidbey

Most of the people who commented on a News-Times story about a…

  • Aug 8th, 2017

More precious than gold: People with a trade skill

A plaintive, sometimes desperate cry is echoed all over the Rock these…

Cartoon for Wednesday, Aug. 9

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis.

  • Aug 8th, 2017

Whidbey woman experiences single payer health care, fast and free

Editor, On a recent trip to Scotland I had the misfortune to…

  • Aug 8th, 2017

We must admit guilt, end the madness of nuclear war

Editor, Seventy two years ago, on Aug. 9, 1945, only three days…

  • Aug 8th, 2017

We need to get proactive about code enforcement

Editor, In response to a recent Whidbey News-Times article on code violations,…

  • Aug 4th, 2017

Cartoon for Saturday, Aug. 5

Cartoon by Bill Day.

  • Aug 4th, 2017

Cornfield: Voters get chance to overturn property tax increase, bottled water tax

Voters never got a chance to try to overturn new laws increasing…

Cartoon for Wednesday, Aug. 2

Cartoon by Dave Granlund.

  • Aug 1st, 2017

Next step to heal US is with ‘President Pence’

Editor, We are nearing the age of senior citizenship. As with many…

  • Aug 1st, 2017

Grateful for service local newspaper provides

Editor, You said it well and said it right in your column…

  • Aug 1st, 2017

Hospital needs to step up its game

Editor, If you visited the emergency room or schedule a procedure at…

  • Aug 1st, 2017

Wallin Funeral Home was a good choice

Editor, Your recent article about Burley and Visser Funeral Homes closing prompts…

  • Jul 28th, 2017

Guest Column: Distracted driving law covers more than just cell phones

The state’s new law targeting distracted drivers sure is irritating folks. What’s…

Cartoon for Saturday, July 29

Cartoon by Dave Granlund.

  • Jul 28th, 2017

Cartoon for Wednesday, July 26

Cartoon by Sean Delanos

  • Jul 25th, 2017

There are some of us who love ‘alternative facts’

Editor, I found the recent commentary in the Saturday, July 22 publisher’s…

  • Jul 25th, 2017

Maybe it’s time for fire commission to change

Editor, The North Whidbey Fire and Rescue fire commissioners have already voted…

  • Jul 25th, 2017

Fire levy increase isn’t warranted

Editor, With my many years as a senior budget analyst for city,…

  • Jul 25th, 2017

Vote ‘yes’ Aug. 1 to save the pool

Editor, I am a commissioner for the North Whidbey Parks and Recreation…

  • Jul 25th, 2017

People outside city also support Oak Harbor pool

Editor, Why would someone like me who lives and is a registered…

  • Jul 21st, 2017

Parks district an important part of North Whidbey

Editor, Please know how very important our North Whidbey Parks and Rec…

  • Jul 21st, 2017

Reject the ‘fake news’ lie, support local journalism

The motive behind the whole “fake news” narrative is clear, and the…

Time out to further rural wells discussion

Last Wednesday arrived with a sense of possibility that lawmakers could solve…

Cartoon for Saturday, July 22

Cartoon by Pat Bagley.

  • Jul 21st, 2017

Cartoon for Wednesday, July 19

Cartoon by R.J. Matson.

  • Jul 18th, 2017

Legislature need to focus on management, not more taxes

Editor, I don’t know if it’s ignorance on the part of the…

  • Jul 18th, 2017

PSE offering free LED bulbs to OH residents

Editor, Thank you Oak Harbor for saving energy, one LED light bulb…

  • Jul 18th, 2017

Swim club’s dissolution will definitely leave a big void

Editor, I feel for all members of the North Whidbey Aquatic Club…

  • Jul 18th, 2017

When there’s smoke, there’s probably a fire — vote ‘no’

Editor, I do not plan to vote for North Whidbey Fire and…

  • Jul 14th, 2017

Do you really want to give fire district more of your money?

Editor, Fire commissioners say they need more of your money. Maybe that’s…

  • Jul 14th, 2017