Opinion

Letter: A hundred deadly days of summer, please be safe

Editor, I just returned from a wonderful vacation week spent on the Oregon Coast. As I returned to Island County, I realized that we are… Continue reading

  • May 14, 2019

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  • May 10, 2019

Letter: Children well-served by Island County community

Editor, It is no surprise that May is the month chosen as National Foster Care Appreciation Month. The month of May carries us well into… Continue reading

  • May 10, 2019

Letter: Another successful workday for Hearts Hammers

Editor, On Saturday, May 4, volunteers from Hearts and Hammers spread out across Whidbey Island to assist homeowners with needed repairs, improvements and maintenance to… Continue reading

  • May 10, 2019

Sound Off: State mandates cost counties big, funding should follow

It’s a fact that it takes money to run the government. And, “government” is often seen as a bad word. But, let’s remember what government… Continue reading

  • May 10, 2019

Letter: There are parents willing to adopt unwanted children

Editor, Abortion, which means killing babies, violates the sixth of the 10 Commandments, “Thou shalt not kill.” Abortion, though very convenient, is selfish. God creates… Continue reading

  • May 7, 2019

Letter: Telles isn’t the best choice for CEO at WhidbeyHealth

Editor, Based on my experience, Ron Telles is unqualified to become the CEO at WhidbeyHealth. I was one of the 50 or so people whose… Continue reading

  • May 7, 2019

Letter: Opinion page letters, column good for a laugh

Editor, The Whidbey News-Times doesn’t need a comic section to make us laugh, it has the Opinion page. On May 4, we had Jerry Cornfield… Continue reading

  • May 7, 2019

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  • May 7, 2019

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  • May 3, 2019

Letter: Socialism benefits society, don’t be fooled by Trump

Editor, It’s easy to get caught up in the propaganda percolating across America. It’s also important to correct misnomers as espoused by Ed Hickey in… Continue reading

  • May 3, 2019

The Petri Dish: Even with all that winning, Democrats didn’t run the table

Democratic lawmakers greeted the end of the 2019 legislative session with warm embraces, wide smiles and, for some, irrepressible joy. There was no visible residual… Continue reading

Letter: Filing lawsuits over jet noise isn’t a good idea

Editor, I am so sorry to sound like a one-string guitar, but I have never heard so many complaints against our military fly boys. I… Continue reading

  • May 3, 2019

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  • Apr 30, 2019

Letter: The real deal with the Oak Harbor Senior Center bus, program

Editor, It is always refreshing to know people care about, and are engaged in, their community. As our membership here at the Oak Harbor Senior… Continue reading

  • Apr 30, 2019

Letter: Trump’s achievements deserve recognition, praise

Editor, In 2020, we are all going to make a critical choice as to which way our country goes. As of now, there are 20… Continue reading

  • Apr 30, 2019

Letter: ‘Gentle giant’, aka Roger Sherman, will be missed

Editor, Whidbey has lost a gentle giant. Roger Sherman was a tall man, but that’s not what made him a giant. First, he was a… Continue reading

  • Apr 30, 2019

Letter: Helpful citizens ‘made my day’ at commissary, beach

Editor, On Friday afternoon, April 12, I had a couple events take place that made me realize what fine people we have in Oak Harbor.… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2019

Letter: Island is fortunate to have qualified local health care

Editor, When we moved here 20 years ago this month, we fell in love with Whidbey Island. We loved it so much, we started telling… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2019

Letter: Consider tax support for critical hospital services

Editor, WhidbeyHealth is an extremely valuable resource for island residents that must be preserved and especially nurtured. It is a rural, critical access health system,… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2019