Letters to the Editor

Letter: Can’t keep allowing immigrants to invade

Editor, We have a huge and growing problem at our southern border. It is national suicide to try to save everyone in Third World countries… Continue reading

  • Jul 13, 2018

Letter: Maybe should have used words ‘Nazis,’ ‘fascists?’

Editor, My apologies to left wingers who are not loonies. I was referring to those who incite violent riots and protests when their demands are… Continue reading

  • Jul 13, 2018

Letter: ‘Right-wingers’ ignore children

Editor, I want to respond to the recent “left-wing loonies” letter. I am a left-wing loony. One of the biggest differences I can see between… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2018

Letter: Commissioner Johnson’s remark makes no sense

Editor, Regarding a statement by Commissioner Jill Johnson in the article about affordable housing dated July 7, 2007; “Johnson said she believes housing is so… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2018

Letter: Real solution is to cut taxes

Editor, Dearest Jill Johnson and city council on affordable housing: Want to make housing affordable? Cut local property taxes by 50 percent! Cut local regulations… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2018

Letter: Confederate flag at parade doesn’t represent values

Editor, I write on behalf of the patriotic values I hold dear, on behalf of the children growing up in our community, on behalf of… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2018

Letter: Writer misinformed; right-wing policies damaging

Editor, The 7 July issue of the Whidbey News-Times carried a letter to the editor that contained a lot of biased information which needs to… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2018

Letter: Local well contamination should be a concern for all

Editor, The water that Coupeville residents and an untold number of private well owners drink is not safe. Not according to the Toxicological Profile for… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2018

Letter: Navy aviators are true heroes; learn to love noise

Editor, Yvonne Howell lives near Luke Air Force Base in Arizona. In a July article in Guideposts titled, “Jet, Jet, Pray!” she notes that, while… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2018

Letter: Rain couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm for Garden Tour

Editor, Thank you, thank you from the Oak Harbor Garden Club to all those who came out in the rain to view the six beautiful… Continue reading

  • Jul 6, 2018

Letter: Do our communities expect too much from the police?

Editor, How much do we expect of our police? Perhaps too much at times. Consider the following: Langley Police Chief David Marks’ handling of an… Continue reading

  • Jul 6, 2018

Tired of listening to the ‘left-wing loonies’ complain

Editor, I am sick and tired of listening to left-wing loonies complain about our immigration system, especially those that may or may not separate mothers… Continue reading

  • Jul 6, 2018

Letter: Homeless are human, just like you, me

Editor, In response to Ms. Duggans June 23 letter to the editor, “Life isn’t free …” After Vietnam, while living in Thailand, I received my… Continue reading

  • Jul 2, 2018

New Coupeville construction project doesn’t blend in

Editor, I’ve hesitated to write, fearing I was just being curmudgeonly and resistant to change; but, having chatted with yet another Coupeville resident dismayed with… Continue reading

  • Jul 2, 2018

Letter: Trump has opportunity to put women back in ‘cages’

Editor, Justice Anthony Kennedy’s resignation from the Supreme Court gives Donald Trump the opportunity to put women back in their cages. Trump told Chris Matthews… Continue reading

  • Jul 2, 2018

Letter: Programs should not be replacing ‘consequences’

Editor, At a recent campaign forum on South Whidbey I shared some of my of real-life experiences that informed and shaped my opinion of the… Continue reading

  • Jul 2, 2018

Letter: Island County Drug Court provides needed learning opportunities

Editor, Kudos to Judges Alan Hancock and Vickie Churchill for speaking up for the wisdom their Drug Court has applied to our American system of… Continue reading

  • Jun 29, 2018

Letter: Don’t distance the homeless, treat them with empathy

Editor, In a recent letter to the editor, a citizen insisted that we remove financially-struggling neighbors from our town. Her letter used the words “they”… Continue reading

  • Jun 29, 2018

Letter: Avoid stereotyping the homeless with broad brush

Editor, I want to build on Ms. Duggan’s letter published in the, June 23 Whidbey News-Times. Foremost, I want to thank Ms. Duggan for her… Continue reading

  • Jun 29, 2018

Letter: For effective government, become more involved

Editor, “Tweaks,” not “Tweets,” to improve the operation of our republic/democracy: 1: Mix them up. No more “sides of the aisle”. Seat Democrats, Republicans and… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2018