Opinion

Appreciates fair, balanced reporting in stories

Editor, I just wanted to note that Keven Graves has raised the standards for the Whidbey News-Times. The reporting is professional, factual and balanced. I… Continue reading

  • Dec 12, 2017

Cartoon for Wednesday, Dec. 13

Cartoon by Steve Sack.… Continue reading

  • Dec 12, 2017

Navy needs solutions for island water contamination

Editor, After attending the excellent meeting Monday night, “Getting Clear about our Water,” sponsored by Whidbey Water Keepers, I decided to stop drinking the water… Continue reading

  • Dec 8, 2017

Enjoyed Island Transit’s birthday celebration

Editor, I want to thank Island Transit for sharing its birthday celebration with us, the public. For almost eight years I commuted to Boeing using… Continue reading

  • Dec 8, 2017

Need to lobby legislature to keep net neutrality

Editor, Ready to send more money to your internet service provider (ISP)? Good. The Federal Communications Commission under their new leader, Ajit Pai, plans to… Continue reading

  • Dec 8, 2017

School board is grateful for Johnson’s years of service

Editor, Last week, Mr. Corey Johnson concluded his 12th and final year of service as an elected official of Oak Harbor Schools. I wanted to… Continue reading

  • Dec 8, 2017

Library district should take levy to the voters

Even in this age of digital and online content, libraries remain vital institutions in communities across the nation. Many are still community gathering sites, and… Continue reading

  • Dec 8, 2017

Cartoon for Saturday, Dec. 9

Cartoon by Steve Sack.… Continue reading

  • Dec 8, 2017

Cartoon for Wednesday, Dec. 6

Cartoon by Rick McKee.… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2017

Greenbank Farm is a great local success story

The story of Greenbank Farm’s rescue from development is a perfect example of how government and citizens can work together. It took a patched-together band… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2017

Measures can be taken to remove contaminants

Editor, It’s been over a year since Perfluoroalkyl substances from Navy’s Outlying Field and Ault Field were found in public and private water supplies. These… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2017

So happy to be back serving community

Editor, To our island community and beyond: Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! On behalf of the thousands of seniors and those who care about… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2017

Thankful for cafe owner’s advise, kindness

Editor, I’m writing to inform you of an amazing experience I had visiting your island. It involves one of your local merchants, Ray from the… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2017

Thankful for kindess shown on Veterans Day

Editor, I am a Vietnam vet. Me and my wife, Sharon, attended the Veterans Day Parade. I tipped my USS Constellation hat to Mayor Bob… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2017

Humbled by public’s trust in festival board

Editor, At this time of gratitude, and on behalf of the board of directors of the Oak Harbor Music Festival, I would like to express… Continue reading

  • Dec 1, 2017

Firearms banned from state Senate gallery during sessions

If you come to the state Capitol and want to see lawmakers in action, there are a few rules to follow while sitting in the… Continue reading

Cartoon for Saturday, Dec. 2

Cartoon by Jeff Koterba.… Continue reading

  • Dec 1, 2017

‘Outrageous’ is a bit of an overstatement

Editor, In response to the Coupeville writer’s comment in the Nov. 25 Whidbey News-Times who was not “amused” by the pilot’s artwork, I say lighten… Continue reading

  • Nov 28, 2017

Would be honored with sky depiction

Editor, I read with interest, many of the news-worthy/cringy articles on the recent Naval Air Station Whidbey Island pilots drawing pictures in the sky with… Continue reading

  • Nov 28, 2017

Those touting environmental protection should take bus

Editor, With the joyful news ISIS has been for all practical purposes defeated, I give public thanks to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island for its… Continue reading

  • Nov 28, 2017