After a year of political name-calling and clever ads and sound bytes, I’ve given up on candidates’ promises and now look at their voting records.
The Fourth of July once consisted of a couple nights of mostly popping sounds and sparkle, but this year it devolved into the island under siege of munitions-grade explosions.
I don’t know about you, but I am tired of all the big-money special interests trying to buy our elections to protect their selfish interests.
In reference to your front page article on June 16, I have a differing opinion of our “cute little bugger” and its family.
I was so shocked with the Examiner today as I turned to the editorial cartoon. There were so many ways to have commented on the tragedy in Orlando without resorting to Islamophobia.
Common advice is not to discuss politics or religion. But the Orlando massacre and President Obama’s response points out that we have religious conflict not only here in America, but worldwide.
During the years of her service as Island County commissioner, I have been impressed with the dedicated leadership and far-reaching accomplishments of Helen Price Johnson.
According to the May 19 issue of The Examiner, the Town of Coupeville is eyeing the ban on pot businesses. Councilwoman Pat Powell even says she’s “in favor of prohibition,” stating it’s not right for our town.
The Central Whidbey Lions appreciate all parade goers and community members who stopped by our tents after the Memorial Parade on May 28 and thanked us for preparing and handing out free hot dogs, bottled water and ice cream treats.
I am writing in support of the re-election of Helen Price Johnson for District 1 Island County commissioner. Helen has served her district and all of Island County with distinction and deserves another term of office to continue to work on behalf of the best interests of her district and Island County.
Once again we have a vacancy on our public hospital board. We sorely need some new, fresh and independent blood.
It seems this political season has cheers, fears and anxiety in spades, but at the local level things are looking up. We have a truly exceptional candidate running to represent us in the state Senate, our own former county commissioner Angie Homola.
The month of May is known for many things: Mother’s Day, Memorial Day and the flowers blooming after April’s showers. It is also Mental Health Awareness Month, and there are many opportunities right now to help ensure people and families in Washington and across the country get the critical help they need.
Island County Commissioners Jill Johnson and Rick Hannold and others have lost focus. If it’s dry enough to impose a stage-two burning ban, it’s certainly too dry to light fireworks in the forest of the unincorporated areas.
Harry Anderson’s column hit the nail on the head. Whidbey Island would be a much less livable community without the hundreds of nonprofit organizations that address the various needs of our community. We have organizations that attend to the issue of homelessness, both human and animal, the needs of seniors and youth, our history, our beaches, our open spaces and a hundred other worthy causes.
Beth and I are truly without words that express our gratitude and appreciation to so, so many people who spent their time and money and a magnificent Sunday afternoon to honor us with a fundraiser at the Coupeville Recreation Hall on May 1.
Its time to break free from fossil fuels at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 5.
Musselfest has always been designed to promote the restaurants and businesses in our community, especially those in the Historic Coupeville catchment area.
It’s come to our attention that there is some misinformation swirling around about the relationship between Senior Services of Island County, or SSIC, and the developing nonprofit South Whidbey at Home, or SW@Home, so we’ve joined together to set things straight.
I am concerned about the misrepresentation of the Ebey’s Prairie drainage problem written by Ron Newberry in the April 14 issue of The Whidbey Examiner. I am not criticizing Mr. Newberry. He is one of your best staff reporters and does an excellent job, always. The problem is reporters report what they are told during their interviews. And that is the problem with Newberry’s article titled “Prairie’s Flood of Concerns.”