Opinion

Letter: St. Clair has right skills to be elected commissioner

Editor, Janet St. Clair demonstrated that she is well prepared to be our Island County commissioner. At the Oak Harbor forum Thursday, she impressed the… Continue reading

  • Oct 12, 2018

 

Letter: I-1639 would put data, 2nd Amendment, at risk

Editor, Vote “no” on Initiative 1639. Did you know that I-1639 allows the government to collect the personal information of gun owners through mandatory reporting… Continue reading

  • Oct 12, 2018

 

Editorial: Reject I-940; lawmakers should pass compromise instead

Washington State law effectively protects police officers from being prosecuted for using deadly force, no matter the situation. It’s a law that needs to be… Continue reading

  • Oct 12, 2018

 

Letter: Everyone wins if St. Clair is chosen to be commissioner

Editor, Ahoy there over on Whidbey. I am over here, on the other side of Saratoga Passage, on Camano Island. Can we talk? We citizens… Continue reading

  • Oct 12, 2018

Letter: Shake hands with the devil and you may end up in bed

Editor, Like millions of other people here in the United States and overseas, I watched the testimony of Dr. Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh… Continue reading

  • Oct 12, 2018

Cartoon for Oct. 13, 2018

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  • Oct 12, 2018

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  • Oct 9, 2018

Letter: Oak Harbor needs pool for recreation, exercise

Editor, I would like to personally thank all the people who are devoting so much of their time to get the pool levy passed. I… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2018

Letter: So excited to get ‘back into the swim of things’

Editor, I am so excited. Because of the hard work and generous support of this wonderful community, we are going to get our pool open… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2018

Editorial: I-1634 will prevent a sugar tax , vote ‘yes’ in November

Big taxes were one of the tools successfully used to discourage tobacco use over the last few decades. And Initiative 1634 aims to accomplish much… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2018

Letter: There were other qualified candidates

Editor, A Supreme Court appointment is a lifetime appointment. To rush through any candidate is wrong. Why was the GOP trying to rush through candidate… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2018

Letter: Kavanaugh’s statements misleading

Editor, Gulping water like a cornered rat, Brett Kavanaugh yelled that the Judiciary Committee hearing on Christine Blasey Ford’s sexual assault allegation against him was… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2018

Letter: Read measure, then cast your vote against it

Editor, I’m never surprised by the things the Piazzons will say in the support of a climate action item. The oil companies aren’t lying. But… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2018

Letter: What is state representative trying to hide?

Editor, Republican state Rep. Dave Hayes failed to provide even a single email in response to a request for public records of his correspondence with… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2018

Letter: Many working to to preserve ‘Homoja Hut’

Editor, Community spirit and volunteerism are alive and well. Last week, our community came together to rescue a Homoja — aka Quonset — hut from… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2018

Letter: Please vote to re-open John Vanderzicht pool

Editor, People-power — volunteers are active in Oak Harbor working to re-open the John Vanderzicht pool. It closed last year. A levy on the Nov.… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2018

Letter: Coupeville’s sense of whimsy on full display

Editor, As I drove through Coupeville today I was smiling at all the recently erected scarecrows. I love the whimsy of our small town. Thank… Continue reading

  • Oct 5, 2018

Letter: During Oct., share ideas for restoring civility

Editor, “Civility First… So We Can Work Together,” in conjunction with Sno-Isle Libraries, is sponsoring October as Civility Month here in Island County. We have… Continue reading

  • Oct 5, 2018

Letter: Oil companies are lying about measure’s impact

Editor, Not to shock you, but the oil companies are lying. Initiative 631 is not a tax. It is a fee placed on oil companies… Continue reading

  • Oct 5, 2018

Letter: Who’d vote against clean, safe water and food?

Editor, Fortunately, an overwhelming majority of our state House and Senate voted “yes” to ban all PFAS chemicals from food packaging and firefighting foam. These… Continue reading

  • Oct 5, 2018