Opinion

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

Letter: We need to keep an eye on, challenge elected officials

Editor, Robert D. Brown’s letter on June 15 was clearly to the point regarding government management. We all need to pay more attention and challenge… Continue reading

  • Jun 25, 2019

Letter: Discourse over jet noise lacks civility, is dangerous

Editor, In response to the letter to the editor, “Idea for moving jet practices a good one” published on June 15, agreed. And thank you… Continue reading

  • Jun 25, 2019

Cartoon for June 22, 2019

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  • Jun 21, 2019

Sound Off: Anti-jet noise activists’ narrative not rooted in reality

By Steve Bristow The recent spate of activist letters, here and elsewhere, seem determined to portray our community in the most jaundiced of terms to… Continue reading

  • Jun 21, 2019

Letter: Contract concerns drive hearing examiner decision

Editor, In reading the Saturday, June 8, article in the Whidbey News-Times and South Whidbey Record, it appeared as if the Board of Island County… Continue reading

  • Jun 21, 2019

Cartoon for June 16, 2019

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  • Jun 19, 2019

Letter: Sound Defense Alliance more than a ‘handful’ of disgruntled island locals

Editor, Recent letters to the editor painted an inaccurate picture of the Sound Defense Alliance, or SDA, portraying the group as a handful of disgruntled… Continue reading

  • Jun 18, 2019

Letter: Jet noise can affect health and welfare of residents

Editor, As a retired professional with 40 years of experience in the mental health field, I’m concerned about the health and welfare of citizens —… Continue reading

  • Jun 18, 2019

Letter: What it means to be the Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve

Editor, It’s hard to be to be a leader in our world today. Since its founding in 2012, Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve, or COER, has… Continue reading

  • Jun 18, 2019

Letter: Dave Paul is doing great job as a state representative

Editor, People who serve as elected officials work hard for the people they serve. I am very impressed with state Rep. Dave Paul, who represents… Continue reading

  • Jun 18, 2019