Letters to the Editor

Hannold’s ‘cherry picked’ logic raises concern

Editor, In reference to Commissioner Rick Hannold’s April 4 editorial, I was taken aback yet again that a person with the authority to influence our… Continue reading

  • Apr 10, 2018

Hannold’s climate change claims undermind credibility

Editor, Commissioner Rick Hannold’s guest editorial on April 4 would have been more appropriate had it been published on April Fool’s Day. He states that… Continue reading

  • Apr 6, 2018

Will congressman also speak support of pro-life?

Editor, An open letter to Congressman Rick Larsen: At the March For Our Lives event, the official speeches made it clear that it was an… Continue reading

  • Apr 6, 2018

is it time to get control of property tax?

Editor, In the last two years my property tax bill has increased an average of 14.7 percent per year. At this rate my tax will… Continue reading

  • Apr 6, 2018

Wright’s proposal a ‘loser,’ plain simple

Editor, I write on behalf of many who have followed and participated in deliberations around the proposed “Wright’s Crossing” development of up to 1,500 homes… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2018

Paul will be effective district representative

Editor, I met Dave Paul this past summer. Since then, I have got to know him and admire who he is as a person. The… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2018

Only $49K used for Pickard easement

Editor, The Island County Conservation Futures Fund is a vital tool to protect and preserve our rural character in Island County. In the March 13… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2018

If one Constitutional right is taken, why not take all?

Editor, Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to address your readers regarding the abridging of my Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2018

Loan isn’t going to fix the hospital’s larger problems

Editor, The lead article in the March 17 Whidbey News-Times got my attention very fast, as I am sure it did others. What is the… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2018

Allied Artists is indeed a nonprofit group

Editor, Whidbey Allied Artists is indeed a nonprofit organization and has been incorporated in the state of Washington as such. Our mission “is to provide… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2018

Doesn’t respond well to threats of services cut

Editor, I like public libraries. Do we need a Sno-Isle Library levy increase? The people in Washington spend more per person for public libraries than… Continue reading

  • Mar 30, 2018

Libraries are best investment for communities

Editor, On the April 24 ballot, Sno-Isle Libraries is asking voters to restore 9 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value to the library district’s… Continue reading

  • Mar 30, 2018

Vote out legislators that won’t listen

Editor, Why does it take massive marches to try to effect change in our country? Why don’t our quiet voices and opinions mean more to… Continue reading

  • Mar 27, 2018

Look at issues, not party lines, in next election

Editor, Several weeks ago I submitted a letter in which I chastised state Sen. Barbara Bailey for her vote against the bill calling for a… Continue reading

  • Mar 27, 2018

Please pay more attention in parking lots

Editor, Last Saturday afternoon, at Walmart, while putting a package in my car, a full cart rolled down the hill and dented my car. The… Continue reading

  • Mar 27, 2018

Be sure to meet St. Clair, a candidate for commissioner

Editor, We in Island County have a candidate for commissioner from Camano Island who is outstanding. Janet St. Clair has a breadth of experience few… Continue reading

  • Mar 23, 2018

St. Clair has background to lead county into the future

Editor, With Earth Day around the corner and a commissioner election following, maybe it’s time to review the respective local candidates’ environmental views. In District… Continue reading

  • Mar 23, 2018

Town to look at Rec Hall use rates, guidelines

Editor, Kudos to Laura Guido for her balanced article on the Oak Harbor High School student walkout. And kudos to those who had the grace… Continue reading

  • Mar 20, 2018

John Fielding, Sr.: Sept.12, 1933-March 12, 2018

John Fielding, Sr., passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, March 12, 2018, at the age of 84. John Thomas Fielding was born in… Continue reading

  • Mar 20, 2018

Mission is to move training

Editor, Today’s social media overload of alternative realities, bogus “truths” and disparaging remarks not only discourages meaningful dialog, it demeans what Americans have always enshrined:… Continue reading

  • Mar 20, 2018