Opinion

Blog: Where the Sword Ferns grow

On my 19,947th day on earth, I learned something that came as a complete surprise: I am not invincible to injury. Racing down Mount Constitution… Continue reading

Cartoon for March 6, 2019

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  • Mar 5, 2019

Sound Off: Ground broken for new Coupeville water treatment plant

While the town periodically sends information to our water customers, I realize I have not sent out a general update on the PFAS plan to… Continue reading

  • Mar 5, 2019

Letter: Fire up those lawnmowers, the chainsaws after 10 p.m.

Editor, Regarding the proposed increased touch-and-go flights at Ault Field and Outlying Field Coupeville, the current noise ordinance time restrictions in Island County may become… Continue reading

  • Mar 5, 2019

Letter: Navy’s decision to filter water shows it’s not safe

Editor, It’s been more than two years since PFAS chemicals leaking from Navy property were discovered in the Town of Coupeville’s water, the same water… Continue reading

  • Mar 5, 2019

Cartoon for March 2

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  • Mar 1, 2019

Letter: Supports those students fighting for safe schools

Editor, On Valentine’s Day, we lit 1,217 candles to honor and in recognition of the anniversary of the Parkland school shooting. The candles were for… Continue reading

  • Mar 1, 2019

Letter: Letter from ACHP to Navy reflects group’s concern

Editor, We hear them. Do they hear us? The recent letter sent by the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, or ACHP, to the secretary of… Continue reading

  • Mar 1, 2019

SOUND OFF: Disallow personal exemption for vaccinations

By the Pediatric Associates of Whidbey Island We, the pediatricians and nurse practitioners of Pediatric Associates of Whidbey Island, express our strong support for House… Continue reading

  • Feb 26, 2019

Cartoon for Feb. 27, 2019

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  • Feb 26, 2019

Letter: Letter to editor about HB 1638 was inaccurate

Editor, A letter to the editor about vaccinations, published Feb. 20 in the Whidbey News-Times stated, “House Bill 1638 mandates the removal of religious and… Continue reading

  • Feb 26, 2019

Cartoon for Feb. 23, 2019

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  • Feb 25, 2019

Letter: What’s all of this talk about global warming?

Editor, Over the last few days, Mother Nature has made me realize what wonderful neighbors I have. As I get ready to take on the… Continue reading

  • Feb 22, 2019

Letter: State of New York going too far with abortion law

Editor, I have been chewing on this for a while. We must wake up. The state of New York has made it legal to kill,… Continue reading

  • Feb 22, 2019

Letter: Tale of two walls: ‘Sorrow, anger, fear’ and ‘power’

Editor, Following are some thoughts of sorrow, anger, fear, power to share about two walls. A tall ugly, graffiti clad structure divides Bethlehem. It is… Continue reading

  • Feb 22, 2019

Letter: Letter writer got many of his border facts wrong

Editor, In a letter to the editor published on Wednesday, Feb. 20, Ed Hickey made a few statements that I feel I must respond to.… Continue reading

  • Feb 22, 2019

Cartoon for Feb. 20, 2019

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  • Feb 19, 2019

Letter: Former state treasurer is going against our citizens

Editor, Former State Treasurer Duane A. Davidson is opposed to the citizens of Washington acquiring the benefits of fractional reserve lending. It’s a concept that… Continue reading

  • Feb 19, 2019

Letter: Alternative, safe vaccines withheld by ‘big pharma’

Editor, House Bill 1638 mandates the removal of “religious and personal exemptions allowed for Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccines.” Gov. Jay Inslee declared an… Continue reading

  • Feb 19, 2019

Letter: Security of this nation’s borders must be a priority

Editor, We have a very serious problem in our country created by politicians and supporters. Why does our president have to fight our Congress for… Continue reading

  • Feb 19, 2019