Opinion

Editorial: St. Clair, Felici best candidates for county positions

Island County will be in good hands no matter who wins the races for commissioner and sheriff, but Janet St. Clair and Rick Felici, respectively,… Continue reading

  • Oct 30, 2018

Letter: Days of public trust and transparency are over

Editor, Dear Hospital District Board of Commissioners: it has come to my attention that WhidbeyHealth no longer allows WhidbeyHealth Primary Care to dispense Drug company… Continue reading

  • Oct 30, 2018

Letter: Souless money-grubbing people rule in U.S. today

Editor, A journalist, whose words in our free press had exposed abuses and excesses of the absolute rulers of Saudi Arabia, was most likely murdered… Continue reading

  • Oct 30, 2018

Letter: Rick Felici has a plan to fight drug trafficking

Editor, I’ve been following the race for Island County sheriff, and I fully support Rick Felici. Rick is overwhelmingly the right person at the right… Continue reading

  • Oct 30, 2018

Letter: Vote Rick for Island County Sheriff in Nov.

Editor, Rick Felici looks like the best choice for County Sheriff. He has extensive knowledge about what those who work in the sheriff’s office are… Continue reading

  • Oct 30, 2018

Editorial: Norma Smith, Dave Paul our picks for 10th District

In the race for the two state representative positions in District 10, voters should replace one incumbent and keep another. State Rep. Dave Hayes, a… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2018

Letter: Hayes, Felici best candidates for respective positions

Editor, I reviewed the qualifications of the candidates for Island County sheriff and concluded Rick Felici is, by far, the best candidate. He will bring… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2018

Letter: Vague, unconstitutional, I-1639 should be rejected

Letter | Vague, unconstitutional, Initiative 1639 should be rejected by voters

  • Oct 26, 2018

Letter: Kavanaugh seems to show reconciliation

Editor, This is an open letter to Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. First, as an 80-year-old proud citizen of my heritage as an American, but… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2018

Letter: GOP destroying republic, vote for Democrats

Editor, Why are we in this Trump/Republican mess? It is because people didn’t vote. This is partially due to continual voter suppression and lies by… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2018

Letter: St. Clair offers fair, balanced leadership

Editor, In a few days, the ballots for our November election will arrive in your mailbox. I am writing to express my strong support for… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2018

Letter: We can lead country by passing I-1631

Editor, A just-released report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the leading international body for the assessment of climate change, states that we have… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2018

Cartoon for Oct. 24, 2018

Cartoon for Oct. 24, 2018… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2018

Editorial: Levy an investment, so is involvement in pool district

North Whidbey Pool, Park and Recreation District is asking for a reasonable tax increase this election to keep a valuable community facility open. North Whidbey… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2018

Letter: Vote for candidates more in step with district’s values

Editor, We’re fortunate this year to have clear choices for state legislators, 10th District. Those of us hoping for common sense, values-driven policies will want… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2018

Letter: Felici best choice to lead county sheriff’s office

Editor, We would once again strongly encourage everyone to vote for Rick Felici for Island County sheriff. Just some of Rick’s accomplishments include: Over 30… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2018

Letter: Island County sheriff: Vote ‘no’ on I-940 and I-1639

Editor, With the Nov. 6 election right around the corner, I want to offer insights as to the impacts Initiative 940 and Initiative 1639 will… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2018

Letter: Vote ‘yes’ on I-1631 and hold polluters accountable

Editor, Thank you for your recent shout-out regarding Initiative 1631 and efforts by the Whidbey chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby to pass it (Sept. 21… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2018

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