Opinion

Sound Off: Place veterans before horses

Time to speak out for the veteran!Our community of Whidbey Island is a military based community and should not need to be reminded of the… Continue reading

  • Oct 27, 2007

Editorial: Party’s over for Bakke, Dean

Handshakes, welcoming smiles, and well wishes are fine, but now it’s time for Island County’s two new commissioners, John Dean and Phil Bakke, to start… Continue reading

  • Sep 26, 2007

Editorial: Island gem turns 10

It has been a great 10 years for the Greenbank Farm.The community celebrated the 500-acre farm’s birthday Sunday amid speeches, homegrown food and local musical… Continue reading

  • Sep 26, 2007

Sound Off: Biking masses threaten drivers

It has taken 20 years of living on this rock to be angry enough to write a letter to the editor. Why now? Because last… Continue reading

  • Sep 22, 2007

Sound Off: A great example by Wildcat number 10

(An open letter to Dwight Lundstrom, principal of Oak Harbor High School.)I just want to let you know that you have a powerful reason to… Continue reading

  • Sep 22, 2007

Editorial: Keep rolling on videotaping

The Oak Harbor City Council shouldn’t lose its momentum in support of the proposal to start videotaping its workshop sessions and other city committee meetings.Nearly… Continue reading

  • Sep 19, 2007

Editorial: Butter up Mary Margaret

There’s only one way for officials to fix the traffic nightmare on Highway 20 at the south end of Oak Harbor: Butter up state Sen.… Continue reading

  • Sep 19, 2007

Editorial: Good choice for commissioner

Island County Commissioners Mac McDowell and John Dean made a good choice in picking Phil Bakke to join them on the three-person board, replacing longtime… Continue reading

  • Sep 12, 2007

Sound Off: Town needs regime change

Well readers, it’s me again, sitting up in British Columbia, pondering the fate of the once little town that I love. I’m certain that many… Continue reading

  • Sep 8, 2007

Sound Off: These taxes are worth paying

Pay more taxes?Yes, and gladly so to help sustain resources that are core to the health and well-being of each and every one of us… Continue reading

  • Sep 8, 2007

Editorial: It’s a night for the ages

Has there ever been a bigger Friday night in Oak Harbor’s history? Definitely not, in terms of a single event that will make an enormous… Continue reading

  • Sep 5, 2007

Sound Off: Festival income continues to rise

The Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival is proud to announce another successful year in raising funds for our community. We even exceeded our income from… Continue reading

  • Sep 1, 2007

Sound Off: Help show we care for kids

Back to school can be a fun time for kids especially when they are able to start the school year with new school supplies. For… Continue reading

  • Sep 1, 2007

Editorial: In Coupeville, the race is on

The Town of Coupeville’s one primary race for city council suggests that it could be a hot political season in Whidbey’s most historic community.Incumbent Councilman… Continue reading

  • Aug 29, 2007

Editorial: Calm before the storm

One good thing about a primary in August is that, when it’s over, there’s time for candidates and voters alike to take a breather before… Continue reading

  • Aug 29, 2007

Sound Off: Put vaccines on school list

With September just around the corner and school physicals due soon, many children will have their medical and immunization records reviewed. With immunization programs so… Continue reading

  • Aug 25, 2007