Opinion

Editorial: Board defends voters’ rights

Island County Canvassing Board members stood up for the voters last week when they complained about new state rules that tie their hands at vote-counting… Continue reading

  • Jan 17, 2007

Editorial: Spread our native plants

Whidbey Islanders would be wise to take advantage of the annual native plant sale sponsored by the Whidbey Island Conservation District.The district is taking orders… Continue reading

  • Jan 17, 2007

Sound Off: Racism lesson learned early

I was lucky to grow up in Oak Harbor here in the Pacific Northwest. Because it’s a military town, having people around me of different… Continue reading

  • Jan 13, 2007

Sound Off: 2-year schools spark growth

The link between education and economic development has become increasingly clear. Together, they are now issues critical to Washington’s families, according to Gov. Chris Gregoire.… Continue reading

  • Jan 13, 2007

Editorial: New faces always welcome

The changing of the guard at the Island County Courthouse always promises a fresh start and new opportunities.Newly elected county officials are now on the… Continue reading

  • Jan 10, 2007

Where the happy people reside

During times of war, pestilence and TV reruns, it’s inspiring to find a genuinely happy group of people who are glad to be alive, enthusiastic… Continue reading

  • Jan 10, 2007

How about meeting us?

Puget Sound Energy held a well-publicized meeting in eastern King County last week to explain their response to the big December windstorm in that area,… Continue reading

  • Jan 10, 2007

Sound Off: We all know a hero or two

Most heroes live and work among us without much notice. But we all know who they are.The Island County Community Health Advisory Board is again… Continue reading

  • Jan 6, 2007

Editorial: Plug sales tax leakage

The economic development community has a new catch phrase it’s been bandying about in recent months: sales tax leakage.Such leakage occurs when Island County residents… Continue reading

  • Jan 3, 2007

Editorial: Wildcat TV boosts holidays

Oak Harbor High School Wildcat TV students did an outstanding job over the holidays in helping to bring the school and the community closer together.Many… Continue reading

  • Jan 3, 2007

Holiday cold strategy falls short

It was a simple goal: Experience Christmas without the accompaniment of a bad cold as had happened the previous few years. It’s no fun sniffing… Continue reading

  • Jan 3, 2007