Opinion

Lawsuit against state is about protecting public’s right to know

Recall earlier this year when the state Legislature passed its $43.7 billion operating budget and spending plan addressing the K-12 education funding crisis? That was… Continue reading

  • Sep 15, 2017

Cartoon for Saturday, Sept. 16

Cartoon by Dave Granlund.… Continue reading

  • Sep 15, 2017

Editorial: Education key to fighting transgender discrimination

Ignorance is often at the heart of fear and hate. While the nation has made leaps forward over the last couple of decades when it… Continue reading

  • Sep 12, 2017

Come enjoy new Oak Harbor exhibit

Editor, Thanks to all who dropped by last Friday for the opening of our new Oak Harbor-themed exhibit. Our visitors, including a trio of tourists,… Continue reading

  • Sep 12, 2017

Cartoon for Wednesday, Sept. 13

Cartoon by R.J. Matson… Continue reading

  • Sep 12, 2017

Everyone should be prepared for natural disasters

As the nation struggles to grasp the enormity of the disaster wrought by Hurricane Harvey and braces for massive Hurricane Irma, which is due to… Continue reading

  • Sep 8, 2017

Excessive growth is a drain on limited water resources

Editor, Once again, the endless stream of fancy-pants salesmen are descending on Whidbey with fast-buck schemes for destruction of this now fading one-of-the-last-jewels on our… Continue reading

  • Sep 8, 2017

Cartoon for Saturday, Sept. 9

Cartoon by Bob Englehart.… Continue reading

  • Sep 8, 2017

League speaks out against Trump decision to reverse DACA policy

Editor, Following Tuesday’s announcement that the Trump Administration will reverse the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, policy, leaving the fate of 800,000 and… Continue reading

  • Sep 8, 2017

Today’s cartoon for Friday, Sept. 8, 2017

Today’s cartoon for Friday, Sept. 8, 2017.… Continue reading

  • Sep 8, 2017

Transit building should be available for public to tour

Editor, It’s a building bought and paid for by taxpayers. So why do Island County elected officials continue allowing Island Transit’s executive director and administrative… Continue reading

  • Sep 5, 2017

Taxing robots to slow down worker displacement

Last February, the European Parliament rejected a tax on robots, but took the first steps to regulate their development and deployment. The legislation also aims… Continue reading

  • Sep 5, 2017

Cartoon for Wednesday, Sept. 6

Cartoon by Dave Granlund.… Continue reading

  • Sep 5, 2017

Editorial: Taking island group’s ‘Civility Pledge’ is a good start

It may not be the answer to the woes of a divided nation, but promoting civility at home is welcome start. Liberals from South Whidbey… Continue reading

Hit-and-run driver missed the chance to be forgiven

Editor, This is to the driver of the white car with black trim, who hit my blue car Sunday evening on Southeast 6th Street. I… Continue reading

  • Sep 1, 2017

Learn about climate initiative at meeting set for Sept. 20

Editor, “Failing to plan is planning to fail.” — Eben Fodor What is unfolding in Texas is what climatologists have warned us about for decades.… Continue reading

  • Sep 1, 2017

‘Door hangers’ can be an invitation to burglars

Editor, There is a local organization using “door hangers” to advertise its event and is planning on hanging its flyer over the Labor Day weekend.… Continue reading

  • Sep 1, 2017

The Petri Dish: Snohomish cowboy ready to take on ‘Sheriff Joe’ again

A presidential pardon in hand, Arizona’s “Sheriff Joe” may be getting ready to hitch up his spurs for another campaign. The ink had barely dried… Continue reading

Case shows inadequacies of animal cruelty law

Allegations that a Whidbey Island man killed a dog with a pickaxe in a fit of rage was appalling and chilling. It’s bound to cause… Continue reading

  • Aug 29, 2017

Maybe Coupeville writer should be the one making apologies

Editor, This is in response to the ill-informed Coupeville writer who suggested in his Aug. 8 letter to the editor that the United States should… Continue reading

  • Aug 29, 2017