Opinion

Voters have tough choices despite quiet election year

It’s been a quiet election year on Whidbey Island. Candidates are running unopposed for four Oak Harbor City Council seats, three WhidbeyHealth board seats and… Continue reading

  • Oct 31, 2017

Officials need to start working as unified body

Editor, In an ideal world, our elected officials are voted into office to represent a majority of constituents and better the community in which they… Continue reading

  • Oct 31, 2017

Cartoon for Wednesday, Nov. 1

Cartoon by Dave Granlund.… Continue reading

  • Oct 31, 2017

Fire district candidate needs to use current info

Editor, After reading Mr. T.J. Lamont’s latest letter to the editor, I’d like to point out that he has only told the North Whidbey Fire… Continue reading

  • Oct 31, 2017

District has potential to grow to meet more needs

Editor, I have been a commissioner for the North Whidbey Park and Recreation District for the last two years. My comments here are my own… Continue reading

  • Oct 27, 2017

VIEWPOINT | Pool is a community asset worthy of public support

If North Whidbey Park and Recreation fails in its second attempt to pass a replacement levy in November, all aquatic activities will be suspended on… Continue reading

  • Oct 27, 2017

Lowering voting age could prove beneficial

Editor, Despite the idea being absurd at first glance, lowering the voting age will benefit American society as a whole. A study done by Fairvote.org… Continue reading

  • Oct 27, 2017

Cartoon for Saturday, Oct. 28

Cartoon by Jeff Koterba.… Continue reading

Candidate believes taxes should fund fire basics

Editor, My name is T.J. Lamont and I am asking for your vote in November for North Whidbey Fire and Rescue Commissioner Position 1. I… Continue reading

  • Oct 24, 2017

Larsen’s gun control guest column is ‘pure claptrap’

Editor, Congressman Rick Larsen’s guest commentary on gun control is one of the best examples of emotional, ignorant claptrap I’ve suffered through in quite a… Continue reading

  • Oct 24, 2017

Aquatic club is getting a sweetheart deal at pool

Editor, As a North Whidbey Park and Recreation District board member for the last 22 months, I have gained insight into what I feel is… Continue reading

  • Oct 24, 2017

Cartoon for Wednesday, Oct. 25

Cartoon by Dave Granlund.… Continue reading

  • Oct 24, 2017

EDITORIAL| Elected officials need to abide by sunshine laws

Elected officials should try their best not to break the law. That may sound obvious or even silly, but there frequently seems to be a… Continue reading

  • Oct 20, 2017

Chamber board supports Wright’s Crossing development

A recent survey to all Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce members showed that the No. 1 concern was housing, specifically workforce priced housing between $200,000-$300,000.… Continue reading

  • Oct 20, 2017

‘Habitual complainer’ should move from jet noise

Editor, To the writer of the letter published in the Oct. 11 edition who suggested incoming Navy families “get used to commuting,” I suggest you… Continue reading

  • Oct 20, 2017

Software is meant to be used with flight training

Editor This is in response to the letter to the editor, “Software success should mean closing OLF.” Apparently, Michael Monson fancies himself as an expert… Continue reading

  • Oct 20, 2017

Country’s shootings not actually about the guns

Editor, In response to U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen’s guest column in the Oct. 18 Whidbey News-Times, when sociopaths use a gun to murder people, why… Continue reading

  • Oct 20, 2017

Cartoon for Saturday, Oct. 21

Cartoon by Nate Beeler.… Continue reading

  • Oct 20, 2017

VIEWPOINT| SPIN Cafe helping to make Whidbey a better place

Fall has always been a time of renewal for me; perhaps it’s because I work in a school district. As a result, it is natural… Continue reading

  • Oct 17, 2017

Vote to keep a valuable island resource operating

Editor, Oak Harbor and Whidbey Island are very lucky to have an all-year public pool. Please help keeping it open by voting “yes” to renew… Continue reading

  • Oct 17, 2017