Letters to the Editor

We should be thankful Navy is treating water

Editor, I understand the concern regarding water quality addressed in Rick Abraham’s letter to the editor on April 28. We, which includes all American citizens… Continue reading

  • May 2, 2018

Growlers are not good for business

Editor, Whidbey Island and our neighboring islands and towns rely on tourism to balance town budgets. Many small businesses of all kinds have emerged to… Continue reading

  • May 2, 2018

City should cut instead of taxing

Editor, Oak Harbor considers creating a taxing district for roads (April 28 Whidbey News-Times article). Our streets and roads are deteriorating. The city does not… Continue reading

  • May 2, 2018

Homelessness is a true problem

Editor, On Monday evening, I attended the Whidbey Homeless Coalition conversation, “What Does It Mean to Be Homeless on Whidbey Island?” Like many communities, homelessness… Continue reading

  • May 2, 2018

Inmate’s actions put him at risk

Editor, Regarding the case of Keaton Farris: The truth, as cold and hard as it is to hear, is that this criminal put himself in… Continue reading

  • May 2, 2018

Armed protesters didn’t do anything to warrant arrests

Editor, I would like to take the opportunity to respond to the letter written by David Wright of Freeland and published Wednesday, April 25, asking… Continue reading

  • May 2, 2018

Letter: Rick Hannold has plenty of support in Island County

Editor, From reading recent issues, it appears that the Democrats in our community are more prolific letter-writers than their Republican counterparts. Thus, it may seem… Continue reading

  • Apr 27, 2018

Letter: Drivers should be aware of dangerous section of road

Editor, On Monday, April 23, I was witness to a read-end collision on the stretch of Highway 20 between the Coupeville transfer station and the… Continue reading

  • Apr 27, 2018

Letter: Navy isn’t proactive, transparent on water issue

Editor, The Navy says it’s going to be a year before it installs a special filter to remove the PFAS chemicals contaminating Coupeville’s water. And… Continue reading

  • Apr 27, 2018

Concealed weapon shown at protest disconcerting

Editor, Saturday mornings, I join a group of peaceful individuals who stage an hour-long anti-Trump protest in front of Beeksma Park near downtown Oak Harbor.… Continue reading

  • Apr 24, 2018

Spreading the word about Bagel Factory Facebook post

Editor, I was thrilled to discover via your article that New York-style bagels are now available in Oak Harbor at the Whidbey Island Bagel Factory.… Continue reading

  • Apr 24, 2018

Why aren’t armed protestors being arrested?

Editor, I have an open question. Why is it OK for a large number of mostly white men and a few white women to show… Continue reading

  • Apr 24, 2018

Does everyone now need to be armed?

Editor, The last two issues of the Whidbey New-Times have printed Ed Hickey, and Larry Larson’s concerns about their Second Amendment rights. Let’s give the… Continue reading

  • Apr 20, 2018

Article shows why there needs to be competition

Editor, Health care has been a big issue in westernized countries for many decades. The question of whether we should have single payer or private… Continue reading

  • Apr 20, 2018

Environment is big factor in gun control discussion

Editor, On and on the arguments rage about the Constitution’s Second Amendment right to bear arms. Regardless of which side anyone is on, there are… Continue reading

  • Apr 17, 2018

Climate change not due to man, but part of God’s plan

Editor, The coordinated backlash against Commis-sioner Rick Hannold regarding “climate change” by David Coleman, Steen Hallings and now Gary Piazzon is regrettable. Their remarks were… Continue reading

  • Apr 17, 2018

Protect your Second Amendment rights

Editor, In response to Larry Larson’s excellent letter “If one Constitutional right is taken, why not take all,” on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, I would… Continue reading

  • Apr 13, 2018

Facts do matter when talking climate change

Editor, We wish to thank Commissioner Rick Hannold for sharing his position on climate change in a recent op-ed. Clearly he is in the anti-fact,… Continue reading

  • Apr 10, 2018

Allegation of wanting to shut down base is wrong

Editor, In a recent guest editorial, Rick Hannold claimed that I wanted to close down Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. His statement is simply not… Continue reading

  • Apr 10, 2018

Won’t know how much we lost until library gone

Editor, We need to support our libraries by voting yes for libraries on April 24. If the levy fails we will lose a precious community… Continue reading

  • Apr 10, 2018