Letters to the Editor

Trump speaks truth, not racism

Editor, It’s the economy stupid. And it’s DACA silly. It’s conservative judges, the wall, regulation roll back, treaty truth and military might. It’s about common-sense… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2018

Vote for commissioner with positive leadership skills

Editor, A recent letter regarding the District 3 County Commissioner race exhorted people to vote Republican, stating “we cannot afford to have a Democrat elected… Continue reading

  • Jan 23, 2018

Tired of being pawn in political agenda

Editor, As I write this letter our government is shut down because the Senate has not been able to approve a continuing resolution to keep… Continue reading

  • Jan 23, 2018

Confused by newspaper’s commissioner coverage

Editor, I was appalled by the coverage of the Island County Commissioners’ meeting as reported in the Jan. 6, 2018 issue. Although the photo included… Continue reading

  • Jan 19, 2018

Letter was filled with many falsehoods about politics

Editor, In his Jan. 6 letter, Ed Hickey offers an excellent example of how to combine hypocrisy with Joseph Goebbels-style propaganda and “dotard donnie’s” incessant… Continue reading

  • Jan 19, 2018

Need Hannold to uphold Republican values

Editor, I was pleased to learn that Rick Hannold is seeking re-election for District 3 Island County Commissioner. Rick is the man for this job.… Continue reading

  • Jan 16, 2018

Nice to see at least one windmill preserved

Editor, What a welcoming sight on State Highway 20 as one approaches Oak Harbor from the north and sees the restored windmill at the Auld… Continue reading

  • Jan 16, 2018

Demo gardens a great asset at Greenbank Farm

Editor, In addition to the many amenities of the Greenbank Farm, a recent article failed to mention one of the farm’s most attractive features —… Continue reading

  • Jan 16, 2018

Interdepartment jousting is the real ‘snake’ here

Editor, This nastiness emanating from the other Washington must be contagious since we now have county commissioners calling our prosecuting attorney a snake, of all… Continue reading

  • Jan 12, 2018

The country needs truth, justice and reconciliation

Editor, I would like to respond to Mr. Ed Hickey’s Jan. 6 letter. First, it is the Democratic Party, not the Democrat Party. I could… Continue reading

  • Jan 12, 2018

Photo may have cause misunderstanding for readers

Editor, Your Jan. 6 edition included a headline that read, “County commissioner calls prosecutor ‘snake,’ accuses him of lying.” Directly above the article appeared a… Continue reading

  • Jan 9, 2018

Applaud our reps for tax plan votes

Editor, I find that I cannot let pass the counter-factual letter which appeared in the Jan. 2 Whidbey News-Times. Among other things, it incorrectly attacks… Continue reading

  • Jan 9, 2018

Still waiting for response to tax change request

Editor, On Nov. 15 and Nov. 25, 2017, I wrote a letter to the editor concerning unlawful practices of our Island County assessor and of… Continue reading

  • Jan 5, 2018

Democrats are ones that shouldn’t be trusted

Editor, I would like to add my comments to Rick Kiser’s excellent letter in the Jan. 3 Whidbey News-Times. Ever since the election of Donald… Continue reading

  • Jan 5, 2018

County needs to deal with housing crisis now

Editor, Is affordable housing important to our county commissioners? An article in the Dec. 20 Whidbey News-Times refers to a housing needs analysis which the… Continue reading

  • Jan 2, 2018

A ‘thank you’ to our elected officials

Editor, This is an open letter I sent to our three glorious leaders, Rick Larsen, Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray about their vote on tax… Continue reading

  • Jan 2, 2018

Thanks to employees who kept roads clear

Editor, In response to our Christmas Eve snow event I would like to send my deepest gratitude and appreciation to the Island County Public Works… Continue reading

  • Dec 29, 2017

Was land proposal really about affordable housing?

Editor, What has become of the 1,500-home Wright’s Crossing “affordable housing” proposal? Was it ever really about providing “affordable housing” by a concerned, heart in… Continue reading

  • Dec 26, 2017

Treasurer’s office can’t take early property tax payments

Editor, Multiple national and local (Seattle) newspapers have recently published articles urging taxpayers to consider making payments for property taxes before year-end 2017 to assure… Continue reading

  • Dec 26, 2017

Navy should make water contamination test results public

Editor, The Navy should immediately make public the results of its October 2017 testing for 14 PFAS chemicals in public and private wells. It previously… Continue reading

  • Dec 19, 2017