Opinion

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

Cartoon for June 15, 2019

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  • Jun 14, 2019

Letter: Many changes are needed at Oak Harbor City Hall

Editor, The April 10 Whidbey News-Times contained a front-page article that Patrick Harman is running for mayor of Oak Harbor because, he said, “the current… Continue reading

  • Jun 14, 2019

Letter: Writer’s suggestion in his letter ‘smacks of fascism’

Editor, The pretentious critique by John Thompson of Dr. Dawn Keith-Madeiros’ Sound Off further illustrates misconceptions encouraged by biased reporting. A public safety information meeting… Continue reading

  • Jun 14, 2019

Letter: Steps should be taken to regain control of fire district

Editor, Where or where has the fire district gone? It was with great disappointment that I read both newspaper and social media accounts of the… Continue reading

  • Jun 14, 2019

Letter: Idea for moving jet practices a good one

Editor, The May 18 suggestion in the letter by Robert Brown, Walt Sutton and Bill Lane to move Growler landing practice operations to Joint Base… Continue reading

  • Jun 14, 2019

Letter: ‘Sanctuary’ is falling victim to progress

Editor, My wife’s mother turned 104 years old earlier this month. Now she lives in town. It was National Fireman’s Appreciation Day and a bunch… Continue reading

  • Jun 14, 2019

Letter: Garage a blessing to those in most need

Editor, Garage of Blessings is a nonprofit organization whose sole purpose is to assist others in a time of need. The Garage of Blessings collects… Continue reading

  • Jun 14, 2019

Cartoon for June 12, 2019

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  • Jun 11, 2019

Letter: Proposed ‘solutions’ to the jet noise are nonsense

Editor, I read the letter to the editor by Patty Houts-Hussey and think someone needs to speak up. She claims that two Growlers were recently… Continue reading

  • Jun 11, 2019

Letter: Publisher should use fewer anecodotes, do research

Editor, Keven Graves’ recent Opinion column about homelessness invites empathy, but it fails to look deeply enough to reflect responsibly on a very complex, tragic… Continue reading

  • Jun 11, 2019