Opinion

Letter: Filing lawsuits over jet noise isn’t a good idea

Editor, I am so sorry to sound like a one-string guitar, but I have never heard so many complaints against our military fly boys. I… Continue reading

  • May 3, 2019

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  • Apr 30, 2019

Letter: The real deal with the Oak Harbor Senior Center bus, program

Editor, It is always refreshing to know people care about, and are engaged in, their community. As our membership here at the Oak Harbor Senior… Continue reading

  • Apr 30, 2019

Letter: Trump’s achievements deserve recognition, praise

Editor, In 2020, we are all going to make a critical choice as to which way our country goes. As of now, there are 20… Continue reading

  • Apr 30, 2019

Letter: ‘Gentle giant’, aka Roger Sherman, will be missed

Editor, Whidbey has lost a gentle giant. Roger Sherman was a tall man, but that’s not what made him a giant. First, he was a… Continue reading

  • Apr 30, 2019

Letter: Helpful citizens ‘made my day’ at commissary, beach

Editor, On Friday afternoon, April 12, I had a couple events take place that made me realize what fine people we have in Oak Harbor.… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2019

Letter: Island is fortunate to have qualified local health care

Editor, When we moved here 20 years ago this month, we fell in love with Whidbey Island. We loved it so much, we started telling… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2019

Letter: Consider tax support for critical hospital services

Editor, WhidbeyHealth is an extremely valuable resource for island residents that must be preserved and especially nurtured. It is a rural, critical access health system,… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2019

Cartoon for April 27, 2019

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  • Apr 26, 2019

Cartoon for April 24, 2019

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  • Apr 23, 2019

Letter: Roger Sherman was a one-of-a-kind ‘gentle giant’

Editor, Whidbey has lost a gentle giant. Roger Sherman was a tall man, but that’s not what made him a giant. First, he was a… Continue reading

  • Apr 23, 2019

Letter: Sound Off writer spot on about need for new blood

Editor, In general, I do not agree with comments written by Ron Born. However, I do agree with him regarding his recent Sound Off column… Continue reading

  • Apr 23, 2019

Letter: Without warning, city has left the disabled ‘stranded’

Editor, The Oak Harbor Senior Center’s latest travel bulletin encourages individuals with disabilities to participate in senior center trips, including those people in wheelchairs. Yet,… Continue reading

  • Apr 23, 2019

Editorial: Win or lose, running for office is commendable

It’s our hope that nobody runs for public office unopposed on Whidbey Island this year. Debate, discussion and new ideas are vital to a functioning… Continue reading

  • Apr 23, 2019

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  • Apr 19, 2019

The Petri Dish: Face-recognition bill fails to meet deadline to advance in state House

One of the most intriguing dramas at this point in the legislative session revolves around a bill putting new rules in place regarding data privacy… Continue reading

Letter: Holiday is about much more than bunnies, eggs

Editor, Each spring, at parks such as Dan Porter Park in Clinton or on church grounds, many American families gather to watch children search for… Continue reading

  • Apr 19, 2019

Letter: New parking lot doesn’t meet definition of ‘green’

Editor, Greening of Coupeville? I was saddened to see that the parking lot by the library will be paved instead of using a surfacing that… Continue reading

  • Apr 19, 2019

Sound Off: Hospital commissioners should all tender resignations

WhidbeyHealth has outdone itself. As I write, I’ve just left a special hearing on the morning of April 14. Our hospital board just won the… Continue reading

  • Apr 19, 2019

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