Opinion

Editorial: Win or lose, running for office is commendable

It’s our hope that nobody runs for public office unopposed on Whidbey Island this year. Debate, discussion and new ideas are vital to a functioning… Continue reading

  • Apr 23, 2019

Cartoon for April 20, 2019

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  • Apr 19, 2019

The Petri Dish: Face-recognition bill fails to meet deadline to advance in state House

One of the most intriguing dramas at this point in the legislative session revolves around a bill putting new rules in place regarding data privacy… Continue reading

Letter: Holiday is about much more than bunnies, eggs

Editor, Each spring, at parks such as Dan Porter Park in Clinton or on church grounds, many American families gather to watch children search for… Continue reading

  • Apr 19, 2019

Letter: New parking lot doesn’t meet definition of ‘green’

Editor, Greening of Coupeville? I was saddened to see that the parking lot by the library will be paved instead of using a surfacing that… Continue reading

  • Apr 19, 2019

Sound Off: Hospital commissioners should all tender resignations

WhidbeyHealth has outdone itself. As I write, I’ve just left a special hearing on the morning of April 14. Our hospital board just won the… Continue reading

  • Apr 19, 2019

Business Commentary: Retrieving ocean trash is only the first step

By Don C. Brunell People across our planet are increasingly aware of the growing amounts of trash floating in our oceans. While we are finding… Continue reading

  • Apr 18, 2019

Cartoon for April 17, 2019

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  • Apr 16, 2019

Letter: Residents shouldn’t be charged for the stormwater runoff

Editor, This is in regard to the article in the Whidbey News-Times article on Saturday April 13 stating that residents of the Town of Coupeville… Continue reading

  • Apr 16, 2019

Letter: Hospital island residents treasured now long gone

Editor, We used to have our own little hospital here on Whidbey Island. It was simply Whidbey General Hospital — and it was ours. Our… Continue reading

  • Apr 16, 2019

Letter: On brink of homelessness as cost of living increases

Editor, I recently attended an excellent briefing on homelessness given by Island County Human Resources at the Oak Harbor Library. I thought the subject was… Continue reading

  • Apr 16, 2019

Cartoon for April 13, 2019

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  • Apr 12, 2019

Letter: Coupeville Lions Club had successful dinner, auction

Editor, On the evening of Feb. 23, the Coupeville Lions Club held another successful scholarship dinner and auction for Coupeville High School seniors. We recently… Continue reading

  • Apr 12, 2019

Letter: What’s up with the extra traffic light at Erie Street?

Editor, At times, different parts of our government impress me and at other times confuse me. Right now I am working on the confused part.… Continue reading

  • Apr 12, 2019

Letter: Be certain to you pay your property taxes on time

Editor, Taxpayers of Island County, please take note. Property taxes are due April 30, 2019. Please mail early. When you mail your tax payment from… Continue reading

  • Apr 12, 2019

Letter: People of Oak Harbor deserve rent, tax cuts

Editor, I think the people in Oak Harbor deserve a rent reduction and property tax reduction. The Navy is bringing 36 more EA-18G jet airplanes.… Continue reading

  • Apr 12, 2019

Letter: Military Catholics welcome at the community parishes

Editor, Members of the Catholic communities of St. Augustine in Oak Harbor and St. Mary in Coupeville join our fellow Catholics at Naval Air Station… Continue reading

  • Apr 12, 2019

Cartoon for April 10, 2019

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  • Apr 9, 2019

Letter: Why doesn’t the Navy take jets off of Whidbey?

Editor, This is regarding EA-18G and F/A-18 training flights Why doesn’t the Navy conduct this training at Selah Airfield at the Yakima Training Center? It’s… Continue reading

  • Apr 9, 2019

Letter: What is going on with the Senior Center bus?

Editor, I am appalled at the City of Oak Harbor. For the past 10 years, the bus used by the Senior Center has given many… Continue reading

  • Apr 9, 2019