Letters To The Editor

Public invited to review proposed transit changes

Editor, Island Transit has been reviewing our fixed route bus system and…

  • Mar 24th, 2017

 

Public health discussions should move to Congress

Editor, For the past year, Island County Public Health has been caught…

  • Mar 24th, 2017

 

Newspapers should publish list of those who don’t vote

Editor, I would like to see every newspaper publish a list of…

  • Mar 21st, 2017

 

Jazz festival was a great collaboration of schools

Editor, Community spirit is built in many ways. Last Friday night, at…

  • Mar 21st, 2017

We stand for: Greed for today.

Editor, When we have another election will anything be changed for the…

  • Mar 21st, 2017

Oak Harbor police help neighbors get rid of ‘nuisance house’

Editor, I just wanted to send a letter stating what a wonderful…

  • Mar 21st, 2017

Small business has suffered mightily at hands of the city

Editor, This is an open letter to Mayor Robert Severns and the…

  • Mar 17th, 2017

To allow this small business to ‘die’ is simply shameful

Editor, It is egregious — outstandingly bad, shocking, appalling, terrible, awful, horrendous,…

  • Mar 17th, 2017

Speaking out can be important, but sometimes it’s just ‘hot air’

Editor, This is in response to the letter to the editor by…

  • Mar 17th, 2017

‘Fourth estate’ membership shouldn’t mean free access

Editor, Langley Mayor Tim Callison should be congratulated for fiscal responsibility rather…

  • Mar 17th, 2017

‘Me’ generation of should be asking how they can help

Editor, My friends and I have noticed over the last few years…

  • Mar 17th, 2017

The mayor’s actions are unacceptable, not even in jest

Editor, The action of the mayor, for whatever intended purpose, is completely…

  • Mar 14th, 2017

Loosing my marbles over missing puzzle pieces

Editor, For everyone who donates to local thrift stores, please don’t give…

  • Mar 14th, 2017

Thanks to restaurant for helping with cancer battle

Editor, As members of the Idex Health and Science Relay For Life…

  • Mar 14th, 2017

Callison must be removed before he does real damage

Editor, Once again, because of who we elect to government positions, we…

  • Mar 14th, 2017

The world will become the one Hobbes feared

Editor, Like all civilizations careening toward collapse, we have become hostages to…

  • Mar 10th, 2017

Missing friends, places he came to love while living on Whidbey

Editor, The purple mountain majesty — Olympics — the fruited plains —…

  • Mar 10th, 2017

What if Whidbey base is taken out by a Chinese ICBM?

Editor, Some points to ponder. First, In 1941 most of our fleet…

  • Mar 10th, 2017

Only ‘win’ will be action on effects of jet noise

Editor, I disagree with one part of a Feb. 22 Whidbey News-Times…

  • Mar 7th, 2017

Grateful to serve as principal at Clover Valley

Editor, I am proud to serve as principal for the 475 public…

  • Mar 7th, 2017

Trump immigration stance once shared by both Clintons, Obama

Editor, “All Americans … are rightly disturbed by the large numbers of…

  • Mar 7th, 2017

Voters confidence erodes when public participation is prevented

Editor, Washingtonians understandably take pride in our state’s tradition of transparency in…

  • Mar 7th, 2017

Our public officials must be willing to stand up to Navy

Editor, Now we know being on Whidbey can mean drinking water with…

  • Mar 3rd, 2017

Town officials not anti-Navy, rather they are pro-citizens

Editor, I moved to Coupeville almost two years ago and was delighted…

  • Mar 3rd, 2017

Think less about reelection, more about doing what’s right

Editor, The assessor is required to furnish each parcel owner their valuation…

  • Mar 3rd, 2017

Deputy chief went above and beyond to help resident

Editor, Deputy Chief Charlie Smith, with Central Whidbey Fire and Rescue, went…

  • Mar 3rd, 2017

If GOP believes in states’ rights, leave pro-marijuana states alone

Editor, I don’t use marijuana, but it’s legal in Washington state because…

  • Mar 3rd, 2017

Won’t spend money in town until Coupeville is pro-Navy

Editor, Since I now perceive Coupeville to be an anti-Navy town, I…

  • Feb 28th, 2017

Recognize, reject ‘lawfare’ tactics, all its falsehoods

Editor, Lawfare has infested our community. Lawfare is an activist tactic of…

  • Feb 28th, 2017

Growler noise abatement would be helpful in stealthy missions

Editor, As a former naval flight officer, I understand and support requirements…

  • Feb 28th, 2017

Protesting jet noise isn’t anti-Navy, it’s anti-noise

Editor, In response to Island County Commissioner Jill Johnson’s Feb. 18 Sound…

  • Feb 28th, 2017

Nation will come around to energy-saving politics

Editor, The new national administration casts a shadow on efforts to slow…

  • Feb 24th, 2017

Disagreement is one of the cornerstones of Democracy

Editor, I feel like I am in the midst of a Civil…

  • Feb 24th, 2017

We want elected officials who are rational and fair

Editor, Island County commissioners Jill Johnson and Rick Hannold denied Coupeville economic…

  • Feb 24th, 2017

Group’s study reveals ‘hidden costs’ from Navy’s presence

Editor, The recent political decision by Island County commissioners Jill Johnson and…

  • Feb 24th, 2017

Disconnect is with Johnson, not Coupeville Town Council

Editor, On behalf of the Sustainable Economy Collaborative and other concerned citizens,…

  • Feb 24th, 2017

Stop the ranting and start ‘presidenting’

Stop the ranting, raving and start ‘presidenting’

  • Feb 24th, 2017

Coupeville’s precious marshy and forested areas threatened

Editor, Coupeville is a precious jewel at the center of Whidbey Island.…

  • Feb 24th, 2017

Island County Commissioners should serve interests of all county citizens

Editor, I read twice reporter Jessie Stensland’s article, “Commissioners deny grant, calling…

  • Feb 21st, 2017

Why doesn’t Oak Harbor use all of its elementary schools

Editor, If Oak Harbor is so tight for school space, why are…

  • Feb 21st, 2017