Opinion

Natural climate change info came from NASA web search

Editor, In Gary Piazzon’s June 3 letter he asked where I was…

  • Jun 9th, 2017

Islanders are particularly vulnerable to climate change

Editor, Our new president just backed out of the Paris climate agreement,…

  • Jun 9th, 2017

WhidbeyHealth staff truly top-quality, compassionate

Editor, I just spent eight days in the WhidbeyHealth Medical Center, and…

  • Jun 7th, 2017

As policy, Trumpcare lacking in common sense

If there were a book on common sense for Congress, I am…

  • Jun 7th, 2017

Climate denial is based in ideology, addiction, fear

Editor, David Powell is at it again insisting we ignore science and…

  • Jun 2nd, 2017

There is a consensus on global warming

Editor, I am responding to the letter from David Powell of Oak…

  • Jun 2nd, 2017

Cartoon for Wednesday, May 31

Cartoon by Patrick Chappette.

  • May 30th, 2017

Sound Off: Legislature’s ‘levy swap’ is bad for local schools

We are incredibly proud of our schools and community and all we’ve…

  • May 30th, 2017

Windjammer play area a disappointment for kids

Editor, I grew up in this town, moved away for many years,…

  • May 30th, 2017

Thankful for community support of gallery’s move

Editor, We would like to express our deepest gratitude for the overwhelming…

  • May 30th, 2017

Earth is just going through natural temperature cycle

Editor, In Mark Enell’s May 20 letter he indicates that he believes…

  • May 26th, 2017

Time is now to take action on dangerous intersection

Editor, FDR once said, “It is common sense to take a method…

  • May 26th, 2017

Grateful for all the island’s foster care community does

Editor, It is fitting that the month of May is dedicated as…

  • May 26th, 2017

Editorial: Remember to be thankful to those who sacrificed

Though most people would probably vote for Fourth of July, a case…

  • May 26th, 2017

Cartoon for Saturday, May 27

Cartoon by Dave Granlund.

  • May 26th, 2017

Park and Rec priority statement gets it exactly right

Members of the North Whidbey Park and Recreation District board decided to…

  • May 23rd, 2017

Cartoon for Wednesday, May 24

Cartoon by Dave Granlund.

  • May 23rd, 2017

Looking Back: Rogue wave proves destructive to planned television broadcast

From the Oak Harbor News 100 years ago, in 1917: n Lt.…

97 percent of scientists say climate change is real, man made

Editor, We’ve had 10 “Earth Days” since Vice President Al Gore’s film…

  • May 19th, 2017

Editorial: There’s still time to vote for the Best of Whidbey

There’s still time to offer your two cents on some of the…

  • May 19th, 2017

Grateful for all the sherrif’s office does for community

Editor, Special thanks the Island County Sheriff’s Office for working to remove…

  • May 19th, 2017

Cartoon for Saturday, May 20

Cartoon by Bill Day.

  • May 19th, 2017

Tyrannical history is important to remember

Editor, We must remember our history or we are doomed to repeat…

  • May 16th, 2017

Editorial: WhidbeyHealth CEO’s goals should be clear

WhidbeyHealth’s hospital board handed hospital CEO Geri Forbes a $70,000 bonus, which…

Cartoon for Wednesday, May 17

Cartoon by Martin Sutovec.

  • May 16th, 2017

Coupeville Post Office worker bids farewell

Editor, It is with a heavy heart that I leave Coupveville Post…

  • May 16th, 2017

You either meet your goals, or you don’t

Editor, I read with interest that WhidbeyHealth CEO Geri Forbes received a…

  • May 16th, 2017

CEO’s next bonus should be based on staff retention

Editor, The CEO of WhidbeyHealth just got a $70,000 bonus for her…

  • May 16th, 2017

EDITORIAL | Filing week begins this Monday, but consider public office carefully

This week, FBI Director James Comey’s head became the latest to roll…

  • May 13th, 2017

Thanks to all who made Miss OH pageant a success

Editor, As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the…

  • May 12th, 2017

Editorial: Lawmakers need to take time, get health care right

It’s not a good sign when the passage of a bill sends…

  • May 9th, 2017

Threat of lost insurance might detour cell phone use

Editor, Are the local, county and state police enforcing the cell phone…

  • May 9th, 2017

Drug Take Back another successful event

Editor, I am pleased to announce we just completed another successful “Drug…

  • May 9th, 2017

Thanks to Bronsons for a memorable student trip

Editor, What sparks curiosity in children more than solving a mystery! Thanks…

  • May 9th, 2017

Guest Opinion: Tackling country’s drug dependency problems will take a united effort?

By Robert C. Schoening Use of controlled substances in this country is…

  • May 5th, 2017

Cartoon for Saturday, May 6

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis.

  • May 5th, 2017

There are healthier ways to raise money for schools

Editor, On a recent drive home, I passed a sign at McDonald’s…

  • May 5th, 2017

County must pay to dispose of toxic waste if state won’t

Editor, Island County needs to fund toxic waste disposal if the state…

  • May 5th, 2017

Smart thing is to exercise caution and protect planet

Editor, If I were to set my political views and biases aside,…

  • May 5th, 2017

Science ralliers see selves protectors, not protesters

Editor, Organizers and sponsors of the Stand Up for Science Rally and…

  • May 5th, 2017