Opinion

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

Cartoon for April 20, 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

Cartoon for April 17, 2019

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  • Apr 16, 2019

Letter: Residents shouldn’t be charged for the stormwater runoff

Editor, This is in regard to the article in the Whidbey News-Times article on Saturday April 13 stating that residents of the Town of Coupeville… Continue reading

  • Apr 16, 2019

Letter: Hospital island residents treasured now long gone

Editor, We used to have our own little hospital here on Whidbey Island. It was simply Whidbey General Hospital — and it was ours. Our… Continue reading

  • Apr 16, 2019

Letter: On brink of homelessness as cost of living increases

Editor, I recently attended an excellent briefing on homelessness given by Island County Human Resources at the Oak Harbor Library. I thought the subject was… Continue reading

  • Apr 16, 2019