Opinion

Letter: Navy seeking comments on nonexisting agreement

Editor, A Memorandum of Agreement, or MOA, means acceptance or endorsement. Unfortunately, the Draft MOA released by the Navy to the local newspaper was none… Continue reading

  • Nov 9, 2018

Sound Off: A look at winners, losers from Tuesday’s election

A surge in voter interest, a swell in the ranks of Democratic state lawmakers and a spendy bunch of contests marked the 2018 election. As… Continue reading

  • Nov 9, 2018

Cartoon for Nov. 7, 2018

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  • Nov 6, 2018

Cartoon for Nov. 7, 2018

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  • Nov 6, 2018

Letter: Memo of agreement does not reflect Trust’s view

Editor, The Navy has determined that expansion of the Growler operations at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island will have an adverse effect on the Central… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2018

Letter: However you voted, we are all Americans, neighbors

Editor, Whether we voted in this election as a conservative, moderate, liberal or libertarian — we are all Americans, Washingtonians and Whidbey-Islanders. We are neighbors.… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2018

Letter: Harvest Celebration needs donations, volunteers

Editor, It is hard to believe that almost a year has passed and it’s once again time to prepare for this year’s North Whidbey Community… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2018
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Sound Off: Support Whidbey Island veteran-owned small businesses

One of the first introductions I had to the entrepreneurial education provided by the U.S. Small Business Administration was attending a Boots to Business Reboot… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2018
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Letter: Time to replace county’s system of good old boys

Editor, This is my response to the “Sound Off” written by (Island County Prosecutor) Greg Banks and published on Oct. 31, 2018. Well, if you… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2018

Letter: Longtime attorney urges vote for Lane Campbell

Editor, We have been very fortunate to have experienced the leadership and professionalism of Island County Sheriff Mark Brown during the last several years; but,… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2018

Letter: Felici is caring, effective and best for sheriff job

Editor, I am writing to share my perspective on Rick Felici as candidate for Island County sheriff. As a member of the county’s Law and… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2018

Letter: Hannold’s misleading claims show desperation

Editor, I just received a campaign mailing from Rick Hannold who is desperate to hold onto his job as a county commissioner. His desperation shows… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2018

Letter: Can thank Hannold for keeping out fish pens

Editor, I love the peace of fishing. Oh, I know fishing along places like Saratoga Passage is not what it was when I was younger… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2018

Letter: Vote carefully on initiatives

Editor, The editorial board of the Whidbey News Group has really shown its hand in this election. I rely on the paper to provide unbiased… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2018

Letter: Pass I-1631 for good of climate

Editor, A just released Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the leading international body for the assessment of climate change, stated that we have just 12… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2018

Letter: Please vote to re-open pool

Editor, I have been an elected commissioner for the North Whidbey Pool, Park and Recreation District for the last three years. Some of the reasons… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2018

Cartoon for Nov. 3, 2018

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  • Nov 2, 2018

Sound Off: Rick Felici understands all facets of complex, difficult job

By Greg Banks, Island County prosecutor For years, I have turned down requests to endorse candidates for Island County elected offices. Recent coverage of the… Continue reading

  • Oct 31, 2018

Cartoon for Oct. 31, 2018

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  • Oct 31, 2018

Editorial: St. Clair, Felici best candidates for county positions

Island County will be in good hands no matter who wins the races for commissioner and sheriff, but Janet St. Clair and Rick Felici, respectively,… Continue reading

  • Oct 30, 2018