Opinion

Cartoon for Wednesday, Jan. 31

Cartoon by Dave Granlund.… Continue reading

  • Jan 30, 2018

Shutdown a reminder of gradeschool civics class

Editor, Following the weekend’s great American congressional shut down, a government power play, I found myself reminiscing about the carefree days of my youth. I… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2018

Drivers should give roundabouts a chance

Officials from the Washington State Department of Transportation have their work cut out for them when they come to Oak Harbor on Wednesday. They will… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2018

Cartoon for Saturday, Jan. 27

Cartoon by Nate Beeler.… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2018

Trump speaks truth, not racism

Editor, It’s the economy stupid. And it’s DACA silly. It’s conservative judges, the wall, regulation roll back, treaty truth and military might. It’s about common-sense… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2018

Vote for commissioner with positive leadership skills

Editor, A recent letter regarding the District 3 County Commissioner race exhorted people to vote Republican, stating “we cannot afford to have a Democrat elected… Continue reading

  • Jan 23, 2018

Tired of being pawn in political agenda

Editor, As I write this letter our government is shut down because the Senate has not been able to approve a continuing resolution to keep… Continue reading

  • Jan 23, 2018

Cartoon for Wednesday, Jan. 24

Cartoon by David Fitzsimmons.… Continue reading

  • Jan 23, 2018

Domestic violence is a problem that needs more attention

It’s time to expand the current national focus on sexual harassment and sexual assault to include domestic abuse. Like sexual harassment and assault, domestic abuse… Continue reading

  • Jan 23, 2018

Eliminating statute of limitations on rape should be considered

Some people may be surprised to learn that there’s a statute of limitations on rape in Washington state. There’s currently a bill in the state… Continue reading

  • Jan 19, 2018

Confused by newspaper’s commissioner coverage

Editor, I was appalled by the coverage of the Island County Commissioners’ meeting as reported in the Jan. 6, 2018 issue. Although the photo included… Continue reading

  • Jan 19, 2018

Cartoon for Saturday, Jan. 20

Cartoon for Saturday, Jan. 20

  • Jan 19, 2018

Letter was filled with many falsehoods about politics

Editor, In his Jan. 6 letter, Ed Hickey offers an excellent example of how to combine hypocrisy with Joseph Goebbels-style propaganda and “dotard donnie’s” incessant… Continue reading

  • Jan 19, 2018

Navy working with town on water filtration system

I am very pleased to announce that the Navy has agreed to treat the Town of Coupeville’s drinking water for Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and Perfluorooctanoic… Continue reading

  • Jan 16, 2018

Need Hannold to uphold Republican values

Editor, I was pleased to learn that Rick Hannold is seeking re-election for District 3 Island County Commissioner. Rick is the man for this job.… Continue reading

  • Jan 16, 2018

Cartoon for Wednesday, Jan. 17

Cartoon by Monte Wolverton.… Continue reading

  • Jan 16, 2018

Nice to see at least one windmill preserved

Editor, What a welcoming sight on State Highway 20 as one approaches Oak Harbor from the north and sees the restored windmill at the Auld… Continue reading

  • Jan 16, 2018

Demo gardens a great asset at Greenbank Farm

Editor, In addition to the many amenities of the Greenbank Farm, a recent article failed to mention one of the farm’s most attractive features —… Continue reading

  • Jan 16, 2018

Eyman isn’t letting a bad 2017 slow him down in the new year

2017 was a stinky year for Tim Eyman. It ended with a thud last week when he confessed to not collecting enough signatures to get… Continue reading

Interdepartment jousting is the real ‘snake’ here

Editor, This nastiness emanating from the other Washington must be contagious since we now have county commissioners calling our prosecuting attorney a snake, of all… Continue reading

  • Jan 12, 2018