Letters to the Editor

Letter: Former WhidbeyHealth employees deserve better

Editor, One of the rewards of working at WhidbeyHealth for over 20 years was enrollment in one of a number of health insurance plans offered… Continue reading

  • Jan 2, 2019

Letter: Navy should consider more on Growler increase

Editor, In response to the proposed increased number of Growler planes and training flights, residents of Whidbey Island have proposed scaling back their numbers, or… Continue reading

  • Dec 28, 2018

Letter: Employees getting a bad deal, losing their morale

Editor, I am writing this in response to two letters recently published in your newspaper regarding the transparency of WhidbeyHealth Medical Center in several important… Continue reading

  • Dec 28, 2018

Letter: Please don’t label the opponents of the Growlers

Editor, I am getting tired of those who are opposed to the Outlying Landing Field (OLF) referred to as unpatriotic, while those teary eyed supporters… Continue reading

  • Dec 24, 2018

Letter: Ebey’s is a rare jewel, please protect it forever

Editor, I observed hundreds of proud patriots — men and women, many longtime residents ---- gathered at Crockett’s Barn in response to proposed big changes… Continue reading

  • Dec 24, 2018

Letter: Thank you to Santa for spreading Christmas joy

Editor, Santa surprised the preschool-through-first-grade children last week for the Oak Harbor Kiwanis Club Santa Orange Project. It was a joy to see and hear… Continue reading

  • Dec 21, 2018

Letter: Need longer sentences to protect society from evil

Editor, In regard to the article “Lawyers argue over incest at sentencing” in the Dec. 15 edition of the Whidbey News-Times, I don’t know what… Continue reading

  • Dec 21, 2018

Letter: Don’t let jet noise ‘destroy’ this ‘national treasure’

Editor, We moved to this area in 2003. One of the reasons was Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve. To live amongst the past and share… Continue reading

  • Dec 21, 2018

Letter: ‘Dirty energy’ behind global warming denials

Editor, Rick Kiser’s letter to the editor on Dec. 15 suggests that global warming is a hoax. In challenging recent reports, he cites the Heartland… Continue reading

  • Dec 21, 2018

Letter: Letters against Growler practices are misguided

Editor, I find myself really angry when I read letters to the editor against the jet noise, most recently in the Wednesday, Dec. 13 edition.… Continue reading

  • Dec 18, 2018

Letter: Navy, country need place for Growlers to practice

Editor, As a retired master chief who served at Whidby Island, both in seaplanes and P-3s at Ault Field, I remember them both being too… Continue reading

  • Dec 14, 2018

Letter: Journalists have a difficult path

Editor, The journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who lived in in Virginia and wrote for the Washington Post, was a prominent Saudi dissident reporter. On Oct. 2,… Continue reading

  • Dec 14, 2018

Letter: Claims of climate change are about making money

Editor, The Fourth National Climate Assessment recently came out of the U.S. Global Change Research Program. One thing to keep in mind when you read… Continue reading

  • Dec 14, 2018

Letter: Practices better suited for Navy base in Fallon, Nev.

Editor, I am a long-time property owner on Whidbey Island. Our property, which we have owned for more than 40 years, is located within the… Continue reading

  • Dec 14, 2018

Letter: Arrest by deputies’ helped avert potential tragedy

Editor, On Nov. 21, we on Whidbey Island were very likely in the crosshairs of a domestic terrorist. The vigilance and courage of our Island… Continue reading

  • Dec 14, 2018

Letter: Be more considerate, get rid of your own garbage

Editor, To the inconsiderate “gardener:” Do you really think it is the Boy Scouts’ responsibility to remove your three black quilted hefty bags from their… Continue reading

  • Dec 11, 2018

Letter: Thank you for attending auction, giving support

Editor, Thank you, to all who attended and supported the Island County Historical Society’s auction last month. It was a tremendous success and a ton… Continue reading

  • Dec 11, 2018

Letter: Seattleite: Need to say, ‘No new jets. No new flights’

Editor, I’m a Seattleite and a weekender on Whidbey Island. My family and friends are part of the growing number of people visiting Whidbey every… Continue reading

  • Dec 11, 2018

Letter: Increase in flights will hurt environment, Orcas

Editor, I don’t own valuable property, or support myself on tourist income, but I do have a good bit of heart and soul invested in… Continue reading

  • Dec 11, 2018

Letter: Navy, its supporters, are not going anywhere

Editor, For nearly 40 years, we’ve listened to their hysterical garbage claiming that the Navy’s jets are “ripping the fabric” of the universe, or that… Continue reading

  • Dec 11, 2018