Opinion

Editorial: District’s levy would fund repairs, replace fire trucks

North Whidbey Fire and Rescue is facing an uphill battle to get…

  • Jul 14th, 2017

Cartoon for Saturday, July 15

Cartoon by John Cole.

  • Jul 14th, 2017

Exercise vigilance, caution on the roads this summer

The confluence of major road work, tourist season and ferry problems has…

  • Jul 11th, 2017

Cartoon for Wednesday, July 12

Cartoon by Dave Granlund.

  • Jul 11th, 2017

Thanks for supporting Beachcomber Bazaar

Editor, The Oak Harbor Kiwanis Club Beachcombers Bazaar was a great success…

  • Jul 11th, 2017

Ryan’s House provides vital services

Editor, After reading the articles and opinion columns written about Ryan’s House,…

  • Jul 11th, 2017

Swim club proposals have been nothing but accounting manuevers

Editor, In the 20 months that I have been on the North…

  • Jul 11th, 2017

Ignoring signs of suicide may be a matter of life or death

Editor, Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United…

  • Jul 7th, 2017

Thanks for helping to make Garden Club tour a success

Editor, The Oak Harbor Garden Club wishes to thank the community for…

  • Jul 7th, 2017

Heart of public governance is open dialogue

Editor, There have been a variety of articles and opinion pieces in…

  • Jul 7th, 2017

Cartoon for Saturday, July 8

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis.

  • Jul 7th, 2017

Cartoon for Wednesday, July 5

Cartoon by Dave Granlund.

  • Jul 5th, 2017

Editorial: Life-saving Narcan should be available far and wide

It’s both alarming and sad that opioid overdoses are now such a…

Foolish to think climate change isn’t man-made

Editor, I read the recent letters by David Powell and Ed Hickey…

  • Jul 5th, 2017

Letter writer is incorrect on many health care facts

Editor, As a long-ago naval officer, I respect anyone, like Capt. Edward…

  • Jul 5th, 2017

Thankful Larsen protects right to healthcare coverage

Editor, In response Edward Drum’s June 21 letter to the editor on…

  • Jul 3rd, 2017

Cartoon for Saturday, July 1

Cartoon by Dave Granlund

  • Jun 30th, 2017

Avoid conflict and follow fireworks rules

There is a veritable cornucopia of rules regarding the discharge of fireworks…

  • Jun 30th, 2017

Letter writer wrong on many points about health care

Editor, I was intrigued by Edward Drum’s June 21 letter to the…

  • Jun 30th, 2017

Set a fireworks law that police can, and will, enforce

Editor, Of the 599 calls for service in the three days referenced…

  • Jun 30th, 2017

Sound off: Concerns raised about Ryan’s House grant are not without basis

During this legislative session, I’ve had the honor of working with my…

  • Jun 27th, 2017

Cartoon for Wednesday, June 28

Cartoon by Jeff Koterba.

  • Jun 27th, 2017

Dedication, knowledge of NAS Whidbey personnel appreciated

Editor, My husband and I attended the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island…

  • Jun 27th, 2017

Do Republicans believe they can fool everybody?

Editor, When the Medicare bill was passed in 1965, only 70 of…

  • Jun 27th, 2017

Don’t use pollution control to justify climate change ‘hoax’

Editor, In response to Mr. Sheldon’s June 21 letter, I am providing…

  • Jun 23rd, 2017

Cartoon for Saturday, June 24

Cartoon by Dave Granlund.

  • Jun 23rd, 2017

Editorial: Proposed cuts to Medicaid is bad medicine for hospitals

Proposed cuts to Medicaid under the U.S. Senate’s health care bill are…

  • Jun 23rd, 2017

Tell PSE that ‘clean and green’ is the way to go

Editor, One participant said “From the Ashes” was the best documentary they’ve…

  • Jun 23rd, 2017

Show support by attending base open house

Editor, On June 24, we get to show our support for our…

  • Jun 23rd, 2017

Editorial: Debate over swim club’s future must remain respectful

Simmer down and act like adults. That’s the advice we have for…

  • Jun 20th, 2017

Cartoon for Wednesday, June 21

Cartoon by David Fitzsimmons.

  • Jun 20th, 2017

Larsen leading charge on healthcare deceptions

Editor, Congressman Rick Larsen’s vision of common sense: Larsen assaults “Trump-care” with…

  • Jun 20th, 2017

Looking at direct source helps determine credibility

Editor, I am writing in response to the recent letter to the…

  • Jun 20th, 2017

Sound Off: Homeless youth face potential hazards, especially without a place to go

Theories and realities often differ. Such is the case on Whidbey Island,…

  • Jun 17th, 2017

Cartoon for Saturday, June 17

Cartoon by Dave Granlund.

  • Jun 16th, 2017

Navy pushing the envelope with these late night flights

Editor, It is 1 a.m. on June 8 and the growlers are…

  • Jun 16th, 2017

100 deadly days of summer has begun

Editor, Memorial Day Weekend to the end of Labor Day Weekend is…

  • Jun 16th, 2017

Main street stores are integral to our communities

Editor, Recent efforts by eBay to lobby the state legislature don’t tell…

  • Jun 16th, 2017

Signs could warn hikers of the dangers of jet noise

Editor, Whidbey News-Times reports that Island County commissioners Jill Johnson and Rick…

  • Jun 13th, 2017

The sun controls our climate, not mankind

Editor, I would like to acknowledge Mr. David Powell’s fine June 7…

  • Jun 13th, 2017