Letters to the Editor

Letter: Hearing examiner would not provide accountability

Editor, Oak Harbor City Council should be wary about giving up jurisdiction over building permit matters to a “hearing examiner” who is not accountable to… Continue reading

  • Dec 3, 2019

 

Letter: DAV needs drivers to take vets to Seattle VA hospital

Editor, Having just concluded our annual Disabled American Veterans Forget Me Not drive this past Veterans Day, we once again can call it a success.… Continue reading

  • Dec 3, 2019

 

Letter: NRA has some role in gun violence in U.S.

Editor, I would like to thank Mr. Dieckman for his insightful letter in the Nov. 23 Whidbey News-Times. It is true that violence in our… Continue reading

  • Dec 3, 2019

 

Letter: Banks’ Soundoff well written, gives hopes for the future

Editor, Thank you, Greg Banks, for your Sound Off in the Nov. 27 Whidbey News-Times. It makes me very thankful that we have a local… Continue reading

  • Nov 29, 2019

Letter: Farm’s dog park should continue as one of best

Editor, I was thrilled to read reporter Laura Guido’s article about the Greenbank Farm meeting that took place Wednesday, Nov. 13. Dog owners showed up… Continue reading

  • Nov 29, 2019

Letter: Parents need to take responsibility and not blame NRA

Editor, Kudos to Byron Dieckman on his letter to the editor in the Nov. 23 Whidbey News-Times. I agree with him 100 percent. School gun… Continue reading

  • Nov 29, 2019

Letter: Sound Off by prosecutor should have been paid ad

Editor, I once told you that you kept making it harder for me to buy your paper due to your political bias. Your reply was… Continue reading

  • Nov 29, 2019

Letter: Administration’s asylum policy violates the law

Editor, As a parent of three and a child advocate, I am shocked, saddened and disturbed by the Trump administration’s attacks on asylum, particularly with… Continue reading

  • Nov 26, 2019

Letter: Manual recount of votes will restore confidence

Editor, After reading last Saturday’s issue of the Whidbey News-Times, I have some serious issues with the election system for Island County. I applaud the… Continue reading

  • Nov 26, 2019

Letter: Lack of Christian values is the problem, not guns

Editor, We had another shooting and all the anti-gun, anti-Second Amendment people are coming out of the woodwork. I get tired of people who do… Continue reading

  • Nov 19, 2019

Letter: Democrats are harassing Trump for his actions

Editor, Looking at the letters from last week, I noticed one that started out, “Anyone in America today, right now, who is not totally freaked… Continue reading

  • Nov 15, 2019

Letter: Consequences of gun violence far reaching

Editor, As I sit typing this letter, the news media are reporting yet another school shooting, this time at Saugus High School, Santa Clarita, Calif.… Continue reading

  • Nov 15, 2019

Letter: Thankful for voter support in bid to seek re-election

Editor, I want to take this opportunity to thank those who supported me for North Whidbey fire commissioner. I will continue to work to make… Continue reading

  • Nov 12, 2019

Letter: Congratulations, Mayor Severns, on re-election

Editor, I would like to publicly congratulate Bob Severns for winning re-election as mayor of Oak Harbor. I knocked on around 5,000 doors during the… Continue reading

  • Nov 12, 2019

Letter: Carbon tax a way to get biz, people to alter habits

Editor, This is in response to the Nov. 6 South Whidbey Record letter to the editor supporting a carbon fee bill. A carbon fee, or… Continue reading

  • Nov 8, 2019

Letter: Permit would allow Navy to discharge chemicals

Editor, The EPA has proposed a stormwater discharge permit for Navy discharges to Clover Valley Creek and Dugualla Bay. The EPA acknowledges that the proposed… Continue reading

  • Nov 8, 2019

Letter: Citizens should ‘wake up,’ support a carbon fee bill

Editor, It was the Sunday after the global climate strike inspired by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg. I was in church; the sermon title was… Continue reading

  • Nov 5, 2019

Letter: Event slated to explain taxes and assessments

Editor, The Island County Assessor’s Office has been invited by the Whidbey Island Association of Realtors to give a community presentation regarding the property tax… Continue reading

  • Nov 5, 2019

Letter: It’s time to strike against political cowardice

Editor, Anyone in America today, right now, who is not totally freaked out about what is happening to our democracy is not paying attention. The… Continue reading

  • Nov 5, 2019

Letter: Congress should ban PFAS in firefighting foam

Editor, Recently I attended an informative meeting hosted by the local greening congregations concerning drinking water. I learned that firefighting foam containing toxic PFAS chemicals… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2019