Opinion

Sound Off: Time to move the troops out

Whether one believes our entry into Iraq was justified or not or was strategically beneficial to the U.S. or not (considering oil, Israel or the… Continue reading

  • May 26, 2007

Sound Off: Don’t forget heroes who live

Naval Air Station Whidbey Whidbey Island recently learned that three of their own were killed in action near a town called Kirkut, in Iraq.Thinking about… Continue reading

  • May 26, 2007

First cruise trip starts slowly

First cruise trip starts slowlyIt was my first cruise, but I was privileged to be making history."This is my 40th cruise and I've never seen… Continue reading

  • May 25, 2007

Editorial: Be aware of our orcas

June has been proclaimed Orca Awareness Month by Gov. Christine Gregoire, a move which puts our resident orca whales in the spotlight.The proclamation was spearheaded… Continue reading

  • May 23, 2007

Editorial: Let’s show our respect

Memorial Day weekend should be treated as more than just the unofficial beginning of summer. Having fun over the three-day weekend is fine, but don’t… Continue reading

  • May 23, 2007

Sound Off: Why close Clover Valley?

Remind me again Dr. Schulte, members of the Oak Harbor School Board, students and taxpayers, why are we closing Clover Valley? I know we have… Continue reading

  • May 19, 2007

Sound Off: I broke the law on whale teeth

You recently printed an article (News-Times, April 28) about my pleading guilty on one count that I violated a Marina Mammal, Endangered Species and Lacey… Continue reading

  • May 19, 2007

Editorial: People can make it happen

Why can’t we get anything done?That question haunts Mayor Patty Cohen and the Oak Harbor City Council as we head into another election year. The… Continue reading

  • May 16, 2007

Sound Off: Good news for island children

This month we are very excited to formally announce the formation of the Island County Children’s Commission. This new commission will consist of 15 to… Continue reading

  • May 12, 2007

Sound Off: Stop project so it can be done right

This is an open letter to Mayor Patricia Cohen and Oak Harbor City Council, regarding Dillard’s Addition sewer extension.Thank you for giving us the opportunity… Continue reading

  • May 5, 2007

Sound Off: Partners can restore Sound

With 2,800 square miles of inland waterways, 2,500 miles of shoreline, and rivers and streams winding through 12 counties, Puget Sound is a defining characteristic… Continue reading

  • May 5, 2007

Editorial: Tennis needs fresh thinking

The good folks in the Whidbey Island Tennis Association need a new approach in their effort to build an indoor tennis facility for North Whidbey… Continue reading

  • May 2, 2007

Sound Off: Estuary must be restored

I am continually frustrated that Island County commissioner meetings generally occur during the day while I’m working and unable to attend.Regarding “Designation of basins that… Continue reading

  • Apr 28, 2007

Sound Off: Expensive septic ‘fix’ not needed

Just because the state mandates something it doesn’t automatically mean that it is necessary, right, or reasonable. It is more likely to be designed to… Continue reading

  • Apr 28, 2007

Editorial: Come clean on sewers

Oak Harbor doesn’t need open sewers, but it does need more openness on sewers. It’s the one place where city residents spend much of their… Continue reading

  • Apr 25, 2007

Editorial: It happens this week

Thanks in advance to all the volunteers whose efforts already guarantee success for this week’s 38th rendition of Oak Harbor’s Holland Happening.It is the year’s… Continue reading

  • Apr 25, 2007

Sound Off: Medical care in military lacking

First I would like to thank Whidbey Community Physicians and staff and especially Dr. Glass who will be leaving the practice soon.I want to extend… Continue reading

  • Apr 21, 2007

Sound Off: Students need more support

With all the frustration, anger, and confusion about the Oak Harbor School District’s decision to close Clover Valley Elementary I would like to put forth… Continue reading

  • Apr 21, 2007

Editorial: Couple fetch their dog

An Oak Harbor couple deserves an honorary award for retrieving their own stolen pitbull at no cost to the public.As reported in the April 7… Continue reading

  • Apr 18, 2007

Editorial: In service to their country

Oak Harbor has now joined the ranks of communities all over the country who have lost sons and daughters to the war in Iraq.Three sailors… Continue reading

  • Apr 18, 2007