Opinion

In our opinion: Affordable housing should be a top legislative priority

Elected officials across Whidbey Island are completing their wish lists for Olympia. Around this time each year, the local officials enumerate the things that they… Continue reading

  • Nov 19, 2019

 

In Our Opinion: Irregularities in posted election results can’t be ignored

Based on precinct results posted on the official elections website for Island County, the wrong person won in at least five races and the tallies… Continue reading

  • Nov 15, 2019

 

Rockin’ a Hard Place: At the three quarters of a century mark and enjoying it

I am turning 75 years old this week. Three quarters of a century. Help me digest that for a moment. I was born a week… Continue reading

  • Nov 12, 2019

 

Greatest generation quickly slipping into history

Just before Veterans Day, the last known survivor of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor died at age 98. With the passing of George Hursey… Continue reading

  • Nov 12, 2019

Editorial: Hizon, Busig and Severns will represent the entire community

It’s ironic that Oak Harbor City Council candidate Michael Crawford claims the current council is influenced by special interests and that he and fellow candidate… Continue reading

  • Oct 25, 2019

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  • Sep 27, 2019

Sound Off: Freedom doesn’t come free, and it’s sometimes noisy

By Captain Larry Salter “Pardon our Noise, It’s the Sound of Freedom.” That’s what the sign said on the corner of Highway 20 and Ault… Continue reading

  • Sep 27, 2019

Sound Off: WNT publisher relies on ‘hackneyed,’ ‘divisive’ arguments

By Michael Monson Mr. Graves’ Publisher’s Column from Sept. 21 was stifled by personal perspective and did nothing to advance a better understanding of the… Continue reading

  • Sep 24, 2019

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  • Sep 24, 2019

Publisher’s Column: Moving under Growler flight path is a choice

Growing up in Anacortes in the 1970s and 80s, the rumble of A-6E Intruders and EA-6Bs flying overhead was familiar and normal. I don’t recall… Continue reading

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  • Aug 30, 2019