Opinion

Thankful for cafe owner’s advise, kindness

Editor, I’m writing to inform you of an amazing experience I had visiting your island. It involves one of your local merchants, Ray from the… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2017

Thankful for kindess shown on Veterans Day

Editor, I am a Vietnam vet. Me and my wife, Sharon, attended the Veterans Day Parade. I tipped my USS Constellation hat to Mayor Bob… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2017

Humbled by public’s trust in festival board

Editor, At this time of gratitude, and on behalf of the board of directors of the Oak Harbor Music Festival, I would like to express… Continue reading

  • Dec 1, 2017

Firearms banned from state Senate gallery during sessions

If you come to the state Capitol and want to see lawmakers in action, there are a few rules to follow while sitting in the… Continue reading

Cartoon for Saturday, Dec. 2

Cartoon by Jeff Koterba.… Continue reading

  • Dec 1, 2017

‘Outrageous’ is a bit of an overstatement

Editor, In response to the Coupeville writer’s comment in the Nov. 25 Whidbey News-Times who was not “amused” by the pilot’s artwork, I say lighten… Continue reading

  • Nov 28, 2017

Would be honored with sky depiction

Editor, I read with interest, many of the news-worthy/cringy articles on the recent Naval Air Station Whidbey Island pilots drawing pictures in the sky with… Continue reading

  • Nov 28, 2017

Those touting environmental protection should take bus

Editor, With the joyful news ISIS has been for all practical purposes defeated, I give public thanks to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island for its… Continue reading

  • Nov 28, 2017

Equal Rights Amendment a good place to start

Editor, First, as a matter of full disclosure, I am an old, white guy. I am somewhat amazed, and overwhelmed by all the allegations of… Continue reading

  • Nov 28, 2017

Cartoon for Wednesday, Nov. 29

Cartoon by Dave Granlund.… Continue reading

  • Nov 28, 2017

Voters are real ‘gems’ for taking away pool

Editor, I want to thank all of those who voted against the park/pool levy. Thank you for taking away the only place that many of… Continue reading

  • Nov 28, 2017

Thankful for care husband received at island hospital

Editor, Now that we are home from Swedish Hospital in Seattle, I can take a moment and thank all the emergency workers who helped save… Continue reading

  • Nov 28, 2017

Cartoon for Saturday, Nov. 25

Cartoon by Daryl Cagle.… Continue reading

  • Nov 25, 2017

How about including 90 days cash close to value?

Editor, Al Williams’ idea about property taxes in his Nov. 18 letter to the editor sounds good on the surface but will never fly if… Continue reading

  • Nov 25, 2017

Not amused by Navy pilot drawing in the sky stunt

Editor, Doing wheelies is what might be expected from middle schoolers. Doing wheelies in the sky with Growlers that cost $68 million each is appalling.… Continue reading

  • Nov 25, 2017

Ready to help legislators fix assessment issues

Editor, Al Williams, in his Nov. 18 letter to the editor, makes some interesting points in his response to my own Nov. 15 letter to… Continue reading

  • Nov 25, 2017

VIEWPOINT| Get out and support small businesses this season

Today is Small Business Saturday. It may not have the cachet of Black Friday or the sheer scale of Cyber Monday, but good-old Small Business… Continue reading

  • Nov 25, 2017

Cartoon for Wednesday, Nov. 22

Cartoo by Rick McKee.… Continue reading

  • Nov 21, 2017

Helping a child to find a home is rewarding

Editor, Today, I had the opportunity to call a couple of foster parents and give them the news that they are going to be able… Continue reading

  • Nov 21, 2017

Editorial: We are thankful for our cats and much more

Staff at the Whidbey News-Times and South Whidbey Record found much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. And apparently people who work at newspapers like… Continue reading

  • Nov 21, 2017