Opinion

Editorial: How they’re spending money

“What else can you say about somebody that is spending money like a bunch of drunken sailors on a three-day pass?”This quotation from Marysville businessman… Continue reading

  • Mar 28, 2007

Editorial: Buddy, can you spare a ferry?

Washington State Ferries was caught with its boats down and users of the Keystone/Port Townsend ferry route paid a heavy price last week.For two entire… Continue reading

  • Mar 21, 2007

Editorial: Prudent pass pruning possible

The trees get in the way of the view.This sounds like the complaint of some Kansan visiting the great Pacific Northwest. After all, Midwesterners are… Continue reading

  • Mar 21, 2007

Sound Off: School board fails tennis

Your coverage of the Whidbey Island Tennis Associations recent meeting with the Oak Harbor School District did not begin to convey the confusion and disappointment… Continue reading

  • Mar 17, 2007

Editorial: Road deaths too common

Island County Sheriff Mark Brown is on the right track in deciding to crack down on poor driving habits on county roads.The combination of speed,… Continue reading

  • Mar 14, 2007

Editorial: Public trust first priority

When you see a local teacher scandal on TV screens throughout the Northwest, you know somebody messed up. Such is the case with the Oak… Continue reading

  • Mar 14, 2007

Sound Off: Schools must regain lost trust

I am writing in response to the article on the front page of the Whidbey News-Times March 7 regarding the report of inappropriate behavior by… Continue reading

  • Mar 10, 2007

Editorial: Keep a lid on rate hikes

Most pension checks are fixed and Social Security increases hover around 3 percent annually, so it’s no wonder then that older people, particularly, get upset… Continue reading

  • Mar 7, 2007

Editorial: Why miss a day of school?

The Oak Harbor School Board was remiss in signing on to an administration plan to cut this school year short by one day.This high-level version… Continue reading

  • Mar 7, 2007

Sound Off: Sharing the road with bikers

When you see motorcycle riders moving past you quickly:Don’t take offense or think we’re trying to “show off.” Ninety-five percent of the time, we’re trying… Continue reading

  • Mar 3, 2007

Editorial: Protect our food locally

The Island County Health Department should take a more proactive approach to notify island residents of how national food recalls impact them locally.Just last week,… Continue reading

  • Feb 28, 2007

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