Opinion

Editorial: Goldie Road move welcome

It was a long time coming, but the decision by some Goldie Road property owners to ask to be annexed into the city is welcome… Continue reading

  • Feb 28, 2007

Sound Off: Pay lots more with a PUD

I got a really good laugh when I opened the editorial page Feb. 17 and saw, once again, that our resident Head WEANie (Steve Erickson)… Continue reading

  • Feb 24, 2007

Sound Off: Solutions to improving our city

I want to be part of the solution and not be part of the problem. Making Oak Harbor and Island County a great place to… Continue reading

  • Feb 24, 2007

Editorial: Ingenuity gets the job done

The Town of Coupeville took some refreshing direct action to makes its busy intersection of Main Street and Highway 525 safer during power outages.After watching… Continue reading

  • Feb 21, 2007

Editorial: The way we should grow

The newly approved Harbor Station development on Highway 20 at the old Copeland Lumber location is a good example of how growth should take place… Continue reading

  • Feb 21, 2007

Sound Off: Take your pick: ZPG or FPW

Al Gore’s “Inconvenient Truth” is documenting what we were warned about way back in the 70’s. What have we done about it?Back then our college… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2007

Sound Off: Island needs its own PUD

Puget Sound Energy’s chief executive was “compensated” to the tune of $2,980,000 in just 2005. That’s a lot of dollars. And we can all see… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2007

Editorial: Garry oak law laughable

Oak Harbor has a tough-sounding ordinance meant to protects its namesake Garry oak trees, but the handling of the Fidalgo oak situation proves the ordinance… Continue reading

  • Feb 14, 2007

Editorial: A tough act to follow

A new manager will soon be appointed for Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve. Whoever that person is, he or she will face a monumental task… Continue reading

  • Feb 14, 2007

Sound Off: Whidbey needs its own power

All this biomass dropping out of our trees and onto our power lines leaves me wondering where we’re going next for green energy. I’ll bet… Continue reading

  • Feb 10, 2007

Sound Off: Time to stop aiding enemies

It’s hard to sit on the sidelines anymore in a community where people seem to relish division of loyalty disguised as diversity rather than unity… Continue reading

  • Feb 10, 2007

Editorial: Local politics are important

The great thing about America is that most issues boil down to who runs for office and who gets elected. That’s true all the way… Continue reading

  • Feb 7, 2007

Sound Off: Prop. 13 teaches us to be wary

California’s Proposition 13 was enacted in 1978 to stem an immodest rise in real property taxes. It mandated a limit of 2 percent annual increase… Continue reading

  • Feb 3, 2007

Sound Off: Ferries put us in danger

Want to buy beer or wine on a state highway? You can on any Washington State Ferry that has food service. Washington State Ferries (WSF)… Continue reading

  • Feb 3, 2007

Editorial: Clover Valley could return

Oak Harbor School District officials seem determined to close Clover Valley Elementary School and their reasoning seems logical.School district enrollment has been declining, by more… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2007

Editorial: Good comes from black days

Some of the blackest days in Whidbey Island’s history came during the 1970s when Penn Cove was used as a holding area for killer whales… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2007

Sound Off: Animals need more protection

By Diana McClure and Joivanna CashenWe are in total agreement with the two letters published Dec. 13 referring to animal control not doing their job.… Continue reading

  • Jan 27, 2007

Sound Off:How best to declaw a cat

Cats are cool! Not unlike dogs, many times cats are man’s best friend. They welcome our love and affection. They make us laugh and keep… Continue reading

  • Jan 27, 2007

Editorial: Pier backers earn support

The Oak Harbor pier project appears to be on the ropes, but city leaders owe it to a cadre of hard working pier supporters to… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2007

Editorial: Illegal vote cost plenty

An Oak Harbor woman paid a high price for what she must have considered a simple act of kindness for her daughter.Her daughter was living… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2007