Opinion

Letter: Growlers were designed to be loud, to be heard by all

Editor, We hear it all the time. We have the best military in the world, we have the best weaponry and the best, most highly… Continue reading

  • Jul 9, 2019

Letter: How can one not notice our changing climate?

Editor, Mr. Gunther, thank you for your letter to the editor of June 25 regarding the carbon pollution crisis, weather vs. climate and sea level… Continue reading

  • Jul 9, 2019

Letter: Another reason why Island County area is so healthy

Editor, Unrecognized too often are the special people who go the extra mile to help others in need. During a recent ceremony, Island County’s Community… Continue reading

  • Jul 5, 2019

Letter: Many helped to make 2019 garden tour a huge success

Editor, The Oak Harbor Garden Club would like to thank those in the community and those from out of town who joined us on our… Continue reading

  • Jul 5, 2019

The Petri Dish: Yes, lawmakers did raise a lot of fees and taxes

State lawmakers outdid themselves this year in the assortment of ways they chose to extract more bucks from you, your neighbor, and even your friends… Continue reading

Cartoon for July 6, 2019

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  • Jul 5, 2019

Letter: Apparent effort to silence opposition ‘anti-American’

Editor, To whomever has been stealing the anti-Growler yards signs in Coupeville, your petty thefts are pretty pathetic. Do you really think that by stealing… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2019

Cartoons for July 3, 2019

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  • Jul 3, 2019

Letter: Shocked to have to say that artists are not the ‘enemy’

Editor, From 5-6:30 p.m. June 26, there was a meeting of the annual Summer Open Studio Tour of Whidbey Working Artists. The studio and residence… Continue reading

  • Jul 1, 2019

Letter: Downtown merchants will benefit from LIHI housing

Editor, Now that both the city planning staff and the hearing examiner have recommended approval, I encourage the Oak Harbor City Council to step forward… Continue reading

  • Jul 1, 2019

Letter: State should use taxation system akin to California’s

Editor, On Proposition 13, the California property tax revolt of 1978 — Paul Gann, a conservative legislator in California in the 1970s, put forward an… Continue reading

  • Jul 1, 2019

Cartoon for June 29, 2019

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  • Jun 28, 2019

Letter: Oak Harbor on a path to ‘stinkiest little city in west’

Editor, Kudos to the aesthetically-gifted city leaders responsible for siting the massive sewage plant in the middle of downtown Oak Harbor. It contributes as much… Continue reading

  • Jun 28, 2019

Letter: What would Democrats do to improve our future, security

Editor, In a field of 25 Democrat “green” presidential hopefuls, every one of them wants to curb usage, or get rid of completely, fossil fuels… Continue reading

  • Jun 28, 2019

Letter: Community must help to meet needs of neighbors

Editor, To the Whidbey Island community, this letter is to encourage communication, understanding and sensible problem-solving in our community. We must meet the needs of… Continue reading

  • Jun 28, 2019

Letter: Johnson, Bristow concisely, clearly tackle local issues

Editor, I commend both Steve Bristow, Navy League spokesman, and Jill Johnson, Island County commissioner, for their clear concise letters about two very sensitive issues… Continue reading

  • Jun 28, 2019

Letter: Thank you, for bringing friendly pitbull to WAIF

Editor, An open letter to the person who dropped our dog at the pound: Whether your intentions were good or bad, we are thankful that… Continue reading

  • Jun 28, 2019

Cartoon for June 25, 2019

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  • Jun 26, 2019

Letter: Fasten your seatbelts, hang on to checkbooks

Editor, We all recently received our Notice of Value from Island County Assessor Mary Engle. Included with this notice, a slip of yellow paper explains,… Continue reading

  • Jun 25, 2019

Letter: Oak Harbor can be unsafe, but police doing their best

Editor, This is a letter of gratitude and appreciation. My husband and I returned from spending the winter in our Arizona home in mid-May to… Continue reading

  • Jun 25, 2019