Opinion

Won’t know how much we lost until library gone

Editor, We need to support our libraries by voting yes for libraries on April 24. If the levy fails we will lose a precious community… Continue reading

  • Apr 10, 2018

Hannold’s ‘cherry picked’ logic raises concern

Editor, In reference to Commissioner Rick Hannold’s April 4 editorial, I was taken aback yet again that a person with the authority to influence our… Continue reading

  • Apr 10, 2018

Cartoon for Wednesday, April 11

Cartoon by R.J. Matson… Continue reading

  • Apr 10, 2018

Hannold’s climate change claims undermind credibility

Editor, Commissioner Rick Hannold’s guest editorial on April 4 would have been more appropriate had it been published on April Fool’s Day. He states that… Continue reading

  • Apr 6, 2018

Will congressman also speak support of pro-life?

Editor, An open letter to Congressman Rick Larsen: At the March For Our Lives event, the official speeches made it clear that it was an… Continue reading

  • Apr 6, 2018

is it time to get control of property tax?

Editor, In the last two years my property tax bill has increased an average of 14.7 percent per year. At this rate my tax will… Continue reading

  • Apr 6, 2018

SOUND OFF: Hope foundation an ongoing voice for pool support

As a former North Whidbey Park and Recreation District commissioner, I was present at the meeting when the Oak Harbor Rotary Club presented to the… Continue reading

  • Apr 6, 2018

Cartoon for Saturday, April 7

Cartoon by Dave Granlund.… Continue reading

  • Apr 6, 2018

Cartoon for Wednesday, April 4

Cartoon by Nate Beeler.… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2018

Guest opinion: Will never apologize for working to keep taxes low

The author of a March 23 Whidbey News-Times letter, Dean Enell, focuses on four issues where in his opinion I fall short. I found them… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2018

Wright’s proposal a ‘loser,’ plain simple

Editor, I write on behalf of many who have followed and participated in deliberations around the proposed “Wright’s Crossing” development of up to 1,500 homes… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2018

Paul will be effective district representative

Editor, I met Dave Paul this past summer. Since then, I have got to know him and admire who he is as a person. The… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2018

Only $49K used for Pickard easement

Editor, The Island County Conservation Futures Fund is a vital tool to protect and preserve our rural character in Island County. In the March 13… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2018

If one Constitutional right is taken, why not take all?

Editor, Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to address your readers regarding the abridging of my Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2018

Loan isn’t going to fix the hospital’s larger problems

Editor, The lead article in the March 17 Whidbey News-Times got my attention very fast, as I am sure it did others. What is the… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2018

Allied Artists is indeed a nonprofit group

Editor, Whidbey Allied Artists is indeed a nonprofit organization and has been incorporated in the state of Washington as such. Our mission “is to provide… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2018

OPINION: We must urge representatives to repeal newsprint tariff

Much of the talk of tariffs and trade wars has centered on the Trump administration’s decision to pursue increased taxes on some international supplies of… Continue reading

  • Mar 31, 2018

Doesn’t respond well to threats of services cut

Editor, I like public libraries. Do we need a Sno-Isle Library levy increase? The people in Washington spend more per person for public libraries than… Continue reading

  • Mar 30, 2018

Cartoon for Saturday, March 31

Cartoon by Steve Sack.… Continue reading

  • Mar 30, 2018

Vote out legislators that won’t listen

Editor, Why does it take massive marches to try to effect change in our country? Why don’t our quiet voices and opinions mean more to… Continue reading

  • Mar 27, 2018