Letters to the Editor

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

Letter: Navy withheld info on water contamination

Editor, The Navy found PFAS chemicals in water coming from its base more than a year ago – but didn’t reveal all that were found.… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2019

Letter: Fire commissioners have been fiscally prudent

Editor, I would like to clear up some items that have been said about me and North Whidbey Fire and Rescue. It has been said… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2019

Letter: I-976 would lead to another increase in ferry fares

Editor, Tim Eyman is sponsoring another $30 car-tab initiative, I-976, on this year’s ballot. Among a long list of transportation funding cuts included, I-976 could… Continue reading

  • Oct 29, 2019

Letter: In election, avoid council candidates connected to ‘baloney’

Editor, Having attended meetings by the promoters of the Wright’s Crossing debacle and finding it to be a carefully crafted bunch of baloney intended to… Continue reading

  • Oct 29, 2019

Letter: Intercultural learning helps build bridges

Editor, My name is Jin Ming Ma and I have lived in this wonderful country for over 28 years. I’m originally from China. I appreciated… Continue reading

  • Oct 29, 2019

Letter: Choice is clear in race for Oak Harbor council seats

Editor, I was intrigued by council candidate Michael Crawford’s response to my letter highlighting the fact that he and Mr. Mack have received out-of-state political… Continue reading

  • Oct 29, 2019

Letter: Mayor Bob Severns stays involved with community

Editor, I feel compelled to tell the citizens of Oak Harbor a little more about what I’ve done, what I am doing and why I… Continue reading

  • Oct 25, 2019

Letter: Forward-thinking people can plan for city’s future

Editor, In response to Oct. 19 letter: With all due respect Mr. Hulett, you have no clue what the hell is going on. Shame on… Continue reading

  • Oct 25, 2019

Letter: Don’t be fooled by the opponents of I-976

Editor, Wake up people, we’re being scammed again. The opposition to Tim Eyman’s Initiative 976 is doing what it does best — obfuscate in bold… Continue reading

  • Oct 22, 2019

Letter: Support Prop. 1, pay attention to who’s financing council candidates

Editor, Here we are, ballots in hand. We find ourselves, with the power of our votes, with the ability, even the responsibility, to set a… Continue reading

  • Oct 22, 2019

Letter: I-976 would lead to fewer buses, greater congestion

Editor, What an amazing service Island Transit is: Our citizens can go everywhere for free, without driving. Astonishing. But it seems like every year or… Continue reading

  • Oct 22, 2019

Letter: Political misinformation plagues Oak Harbor City Council race again

I find it funny how Mr. Fischer (in his letter to the editor, titled “Vegas Corp Pouring Money Into Council Races”) wants to make his… Continue reading

  • Oct 22, 2019

Letter: County’s sludge-spreading is putting residents at risk

Editor, If you live or own property on Whidbey Island you owe it to yourself to read the article referenced in the Sept. 14 letters… Continue reading

  • Oct 21, 2019

Letter:Pay attention to who’s funding Oak Harbor council races

Editor, There is reason for genuine concern in the upcoming election for two positions on Oak Harbor’s City Council. It is no coincidence that city… Continue reading

  • Oct 21, 2019

Letter: Investment firm is trying to buy council influence

Dear Editor: As the election draws near, Oak Harbor is once again inundated with a forest of yard signs. Hoping to influence voters with a… Continue reading

  • Oct 21, 2019

Letter: Get ballot in early if you want it delivered on time

Editor, In addition to the recent letter about delayed-mail-to-the-Island-County-Clerk revelation: If your mail is not in the Post Office (in Oak Harbor) by mid-afternoon, it… Continue reading

  • Oct 21, 2019

Letter: Voting to keep David Day on as port commissioner

Editor, I am happy to support David Day in his bid to be elected to continue as a commissioner for the Port of Coupeville. This… Continue reading

  • Oct 21, 2019