Opinion

Editorial: It’s time to say goodbye to one-use plastic bags

The one-use plastic bags that shoppers get at grocery stores and other retails shops may soon become a thing of the past in Washington state.… Continue reading

  • Dec 7, 2018

 

Rockin’ a Hard Place: A rock dweller’s wish list for Christmas

With the plywood snowmen now up around Coupeville and the plywood toy soldiers now up on Pioneer Way in Oak Harbor, it must be time… Continue reading

 

Letter: ‘World Beyond War’ idea deserves consideration

Editor, As a 90-year-old who has learned all of the lessons in that period of the damage that comes from not solving human problems, of… Continue reading

  • Dec 7, 2018

 

Letter: Needed improvements made at Greenbank Farm

Editor, Cheers to the Port of Coupeville staff. This past year, several needed improvements were completed at the historic Greenbank Farm. The pond in front… Continue reading

  • Dec 7, 2018

Letter: If you’re a skeptic, read new Climate Assessment

Editor, Whatever your opinion about climate change, the report issued last Friday by the U.S. Global Change Research Program is worth your attention. The Fourth… Continue reading

  • Dec 7, 2018

Cartoon for Dec. 5, 2018

Cartoon for Dec. 5, 2018… Continue reading

  • Dec 4, 2018

Editorial: Hopefully door to crucial agreement isn’t entirely closed

Navy officials had the daunting task of negotiating with a string of agencies, groups and elected officials in determining how best to mitigate the effect… Continue reading

Letter: Yes, many people knew flight path, but Growlers came later

Editor, I love jet noise that I am able to quickly get away from if it becomes too intense. As a child, my dad would… Continue reading

  • Dec 4, 2018

Letter: Learn more about climate change, what you can do

Editor, About the last thing I thought I’d be writing about this holiday season is climate change – climate change and what to do about… Continue reading

  • Dec 4, 2018

Letter: Initiative 1634 was a win for state’s small business owners

Editor, A guest column in the newspaper recapping the election results mentions only beverage companies as winners with the passage of Initiative 1634, and fails… Continue reading

  • Dec 4, 2018

Letter: Candidate appeared to break rule on uniforms

Editor, Having recognized another Armistice Day — Veterans’ Day — it is good to reflect on one of the most valuable tenants of our democracy:… Continue reading

  • Dec 4, 2018

Letter: Hoping culprits return and remove garbage

Editor, Sometime in the last few days some persons — I am omitting the words I am feeling about these people — dumped a load… Continue reading

  • Dec 4, 2018

Cartoon for Dec. 1, 2018

Cartoon for Dec. 1, 2018… Continue reading

  • Nov 30, 2018

Letter: An open letter to U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen on Navy’s EIS

Editor, The following is a letter to U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen: As a constituent of yours and an active member of Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve… Continue reading

  • Nov 30, 2018

Letter: Growler expansion will have negative effects

Editor, This letter is in response to the Navy’s stated preferred alternative to expand Growler operations from 6,100 to 23,700 at the Outlying Field Coupeville.… Continue reading

  • Nov 30, 2018

Cartoon for Nov. 28, 2018

Cartoon for Nov. 28, 2018… Continue reading

  • Nov 28, 2018

Letter: Pastor Robert J. Sargent is celebrating 30 years here

Editor, Friday, Nov. 16 marked 30 years of faithful service as a pastor at Bible Baptist Church (BBC) Oak Harbor for Robert J. Sargent. In… Continue reading

  • Nov 27, 2018

Letter: Central Whidbey is fighting for its future; please help

Editor, Central Whidbey is fighting for it’s future and we need your help. Ignoring their own guiding principle not to use one site for a… Continue reading

  • Nov 27, 2018

Letter: Don’t give your personal info out over the phone

Editor, It has come to the attention of the Island County Auditor’s Office that there are individuals going to homes of some voters in the… Continue reading

  • Nov 27, 2018

Letter: Local volunteers are not involved in phone scams

Editor, No scam. When a race between two candidates is close, it is a common practice for both political parties to visit voters whose ballot… Continue reading

  • Nov 27, 2018