Opinion

Show where your loyalties lie April 15

Editor, April 15 is the day we demonstrate our commitment and loyalty…

  • Apr 7th, 2017

You want noise? Go live in Seattle

Editor, I came to Whidbey in 1971 from Illinois via Vietnam. Got…

  • Apr 7th, 2017

Cartoon for Wednesday, April 5

Cartoon for Wednesday, April 5

  • Apr 4th, 2017

Looking Back: Congressmen confirm Whidbey designated as defense area

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

Article on ‘hidden costs’ report launched a community conversation

Editor, Thank you for the coverage of meetings introducing Michael Shuman’s report,…

  • Apr 4th, 2017

Wallin family grateful for outpouring of love, support

Editor, Thank you, from the family of Gary Wallin. Words cannot express…

  • Apr 4th, 2017

Refusing to refund for their mistake is just bad business

Editor, I have been visiting Oak Harbor for over 20 years. During…

  • Apr 4th, 2017

Don’t move the jet noise to Deception Pass State Park

Editor, Your March 29 article about the Navy’s draft Environmental Impact Statement…

  • Apr 4th, 2017

April Fools’ section was well done, ‘Snooze-Times’

Editor, Snooze-Times - well done! Clever articles, Island Scammers sounded a lot…

  • Apr 4th, 2017

Editorial: April Fools! Whidbey Snooze-Times shouldn’t be taken seriously

Eagle-eyed readers may notice something unusual about today’s Whidbey News-Times. The Saturday…

  • Apr 1st, 2017

Guild Bunco a great success raising money for Providence

Editor, Guild 21 of Providence General Children’s Association hosted its 13th annual…

  • Mar 31st, 2017

Watch out America, Democracy is falling

Editor, A wall on the United States/Mexican border? C’mon! Doesn’t anyone remember…

  • Mar 31st, 2017

News-Times reporter did excellent job on article about new business

Editor, Thank you so much for the recent article about my new…

  • Mar 31st, 2017

Appreciates two-page show of support for law enforcement

Editor, I would like to thank you, your staff and all the…

  • Mar 31st, 2017

Cartoon for Saturday, April 1

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis.

  • Mar 31st, 2017

Why add to an already bloated defense budget?

Editor, Go ahead, Google this. The Defense Business Board was created in…

  • Mar 28th, 2017

Cartoon for Wednesday, March 29

Cartoon by Nate Beeler.

  • Mar 28th, 2017

Editorial: Public-private effort a good way to help homeless

Homeless people on North Whidbey will soon have an emergency shelter within…

  • Mar 28th, 2017

Experience a reminder of all the good on island

Editor, Last week I bought a mattress and boxsprings from Habitat for…

  • Mar 28th, 2017

Transit forgot to include additional public meetings

Editor, Thank you for publishing our Letter to the Editor in the…

  • Mar 28th, 2017

Public invited to review proposed transit changes

Editor, Island Transit has been reviewing our fixed route bus system and…

  • Mar 24th, 2017

Public health discussions should move to Congress

Editor, For the past year, Island County Public Health has been caught…

  • Mar 24th, 2017

Editorial: Odor control at sewage plant worth the cost

Oak Harbor city officials made the right call in adding state-of-the art…

  • Mar 24th, 2017

Cartoon for Saturday, March 25

Cartoon by Dave Granlund

  • Mar 24th, 2017

Opinion: Officer’s guilty plea should be reminder that predators come in all forms

It’s incomprehensible that a well-known, and by some accounts, highly-regarded police officer…

Newspapers should publish list of those who don’t vote

Editor, I would like to see every newspaper publish a list of…

  • Mar 21st, 2017

Jazz festival was a great collaboration of schools

Editor, Community spirit is built in many ways. Last Friday night, at…

  • Mar 21st, 2017

Oak Harbor police help neighbors get rid of ‘nuisance house’

Editor, I just wanted to send a letter stating what a wonderful…

  • Mar 21st, 2017

Cartoon for Wednesday, March 22

Cartoon by Rick McKee

  • Mar 21st, 2017

Opinion: Coming election season has key positions on the ballot

With many local seats up for grabs, the election season has the…

  • Mar 17th, 2017

Cartoon for Saturday, March 18

Cartoon by Steve Sack.

  • Mar 17th, 2017

‘Fourth estate’ membership shouldn’t mean free access

Editor, Langley Mayor Tim Callison should be congratulated for fiscal responsibility rather…

  • Mar 17th, 2017

‘Me’ generation of should be asking how they can help

Editor, My friends and I have noticed over the last few years…

  • Mar 17th, 2017

Speaking out can be important, but sometimes it’s just ‘hot air’

Editor, This is in response to the letter to the editor by…

  • Mar 17th, 2017

To allow this small business to ‘die’ is simply shameful

Editor, It is egregious — outstandingly bad, shocking, appalling, terrible, awful, horrendous,…

  • Mar 17th, 2017

Small business has suffered mightily at hands of the city

Editor, This is an open letter to Mayor Robert Severns and the…

  • Mar 17th, 2017

Publisher’s Column: Hold newspapers accountable, yes, but see social media spin for what it is

When Langley Mayor Tim Callison sent the South Whidbey Record a $64…

Cartoon for Wednesday, March 15

Cartoon by Nate Beeler.

  • Mar 14th, 2017

Callison must be removed before he does real damage

Editor, Once again, because of who we elect to government positions, we…

  • Mar 14th, 2017

Thanks to restaurant for helping with cancer battle

Editor, As members of the Idex Health and Science Relay For Life…

  • Mar 14th, 2017