Letters to the Editor

CDC censoring words bad for democracy

Editor, The seven censored CDC words never to be used again … These are trying days for our country and for all of us. We… Continue reading

  • Dec 19, 2017

Time for Oak Harbor to build own broadband

Editor, With the death of net neutrality, is it time for the city to look at building a municipal broadband? I think it is. It… Continue reading

  • Dec 19, 2017

Navy should release more water results

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

  • Dec 19, 2017

Thank you for speaking out on harassment

Editor, Thank you for your editorial on Dec. 13. I am heartened to see my paper come out on the side of decent treatment for… Continue reading

  • Dec 15, 2017

Hope nation remembers brave women

Editor, The impossible has occurred; a Democrat won an election this week in the red state of Alabama. Although the defeat of Roy Moore is… Continue reading

  • Dec 15, 2017

Call ISP and question net neutrality stance

Editor, On Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, the FCC voted to formally repeal net neutrality. I’ve emailed and called WhidbeyTelecom to ask them their official stance… Continue reading

  • Dec 15, 2017

Use caution when driving on icy roads

Editor, On the mornings of Thursday, Dec. 7 and Friday, Dec. 8, North Whidbey Fire and Rescue responded to a total of eight auto accidents… Continue reading

  • Dec 12, 2017

Appreciates fair, balanced reporting in stories

Editor, I just wanted to note that Keven Graves has raised the standards for the Whidbey News-Times. The reporting is professional, factual and balanced. I… Continue reading

  • Dec 12, 2017

Navy needs solutions for island water contamination

Editor, After attending the excellent meeting Monday night, “Getting Clear about our Water,” sponsored by Whidbey Water Keepers, I decided to stop drinking the water… Continue reading

  • Dec 8, 2017

Enjoyed Island Transit’s birthday celebration

Editor, I want to thank Island Transit for sharing its birthday celebration with us, the public. For almost eight years I commuted to Boeing using… Continue reading

  • Dec 8, 2017

Need to lobby legislature to keep net neutrality

Editor, Ready to send more money to your internet service provider (ISP)? Good. The Federal Communications Commission under their new leader, Ajit Pai, plans to… Continue reading

  • Dec 8, 2017

School board is grateful for Johnson’s years of service

Editor, Last week, Mr. Corey Johnson concluded his 12th and final year of service as an elected official of Oak Harbor Schools. I wanted to… Continue reading

  • Dec 8, 2017

Measures can be taken to remove contaminants

Editor, It’s been over a year since Perfluoroalkyl substances from Navy’s Outlying Field and Ault Field were found in public and private water supplies. These… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2017

So happy to be back serving community

Editor, To our island community and beyond: Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! On behalf of the thousands of seniors and those who care about… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2017

Thankful for cafe owner’s advise, kindness

Editor, I’m writing to inform you of an amazing experience I had visiting your island. It involves one of your local merchants, Ray from the… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2017

Thankful for kindess shown on Veterans Day

Editor, I am a Vietnam vet. Me and my wife, Sharon, attended the Veterans Day Parade. I tipped my USS Constellation hat to Mayor Bob… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2017

Humbled by public’s trust in festival board

Editor, At this time of gratitude, and on behalf of the board of directors of the Oak Harbor Music Festival, I would like to express… Continue reading

  • Dec 1, 2017

‘Outrageous’ is a bit of an overstatement

Editor, In response to the Coupeville writer’s comment in the Nov. 25 Whidbey News-Times who was not “amused” by the pilot’s artwork, I say lighten… Continue reading

  • Nov 28, 2017

Would be honored with sky depiction

Editor, I read with interest, many of the news-worthy/cringy articles on the recent Naval Air Station Whidbey Island pilots drawing pictures in the sky with… Continue reading

  • Nov 28, 2017

Those touting environmental protection should take bus

Editor, With the joyful news ISIS has been for all practical purposes defeated, I give public thanks to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island for its… Continue reading

  • Nov 28, 2017