Letters to the Editor

Letter: No fares on Island Transit busses

Editor, How did Island Transit previously operate in the black since 2003 with only six tenths of 1 percent sales tax? Why can’t they operate… Continue reading

  • May 25, 2018

Letter: Keep it a safe summer

Memorial Day Week-end to the end of Labor Day Weekend is a 100-day period that embraces vacation time, travel time and nice weather. Lots of… Continue reading

  • May 25, 2018

Are lies acceptable if they have ‘righteous purpose?’

Editor, When is a lie a lie? How important is truth? Our courts demand it. Marriages depend on it. Business requires it… well maybe when… Continue reading

  • May 22, 2018

Letter: Growler expansions have consequences

Editor, Coupeville Community Allies, or CCA, presented “the ABCs of APZs” in Coupeville on the night of Tuesday May 15, explaining what is likely to… Continue reading

  • May 22, 2018

Letter: Penn Cove Water Festival holds deep significance

Editor, Thanks to all who contributed to another sensational Penn Cove Water Festival. The water festival provides a unique opportunity to get to know an… Continue reading

  • May 18, 2018

History shows need to be skeptical of the military

Editor, I just had to respond to the letter in the Whidbey News-Times on May 2 from Dennis Burns, “We should be thankful Navy is… Continue reading

  • May 18, 2018

Letter: Housing needed

Editor, The low-income housing unit proposed for Pioneer Way is needed in this community. I second George Saul’s arguments in his May 5 letter to… Continue reading

  • May 15, 2018

Letter: Words matter

Editor, I am a Christian, white, single, male gun owner who is a retired space communications engineer, approaching the age of 70 and living with… Continue reading

  • May 15, 2018

Letter: Drug return program a success

Editor, From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, we once again sponsored the Drug Take Back Program in our local communities, giving our… Continue reading

  • May 15, 2018

Letter: Trail access unfairly restricted

Editor, To the Naval Air Station Whidbey command staff: Oak Harbor was an active participant in creating the beautiful trail to the end of Maylor’s… Continue reading

  • May 11, 2018

Letter: Investigate rising costs

Editor, The April 14 edition of the Whidbey News-Times advised the public that the big new sewage plant has now reached a cost of $147… Continue reading

  • May 11, 2018

Letter: Doccumentary about climate change well-presented

Editor, In her May 5 letter to the editor, Sharon Emerson wrote about the Nova episode, “Decoding the Weather Machine,” a PBS program about climate… Continue reading

  • May 11, 2018

Application of law racist

Editor, In response to Delbert Hardesty’s letter to the editor: Your letter is the first time in my nearly 70 years of life that I… Continue reading

  • May 8, 2018

People over party

Editor, I was on a candidate website yesterday and noticed that his sign indicated he is with the GOP. This candidate is for Island County… Continue reading

  • May 8, 2018

Mother would be good IslandCounty Commissioner

Editor, As Mother’s Day approaches, I want to write to all of you to say why my mom, Janet St. Clair, would make a great… Continue reading

  • May 8, 2018

Letter: Affordable housing development is needed

Editor, Oak Harbor has worked successfully to ensure that we enjoy a high quality of life with great schools, good health care, excellent police and… Continue reading

  • May 4, 2018

Letter: Documentary on climate change recommended

Editor, Recently there have been some letters about whether climate change is real or whether it is man-made. Island County Commissioner Rick Hannold and state… Continue reading

  • May 4, 2018

Consider giving to vets’ center

Editor, Combat Veterans on Whidbey Island lack easy access to professional counseling for PTSD, traumatic brain injury, and related conditions. To get needed help, vets… Continue reading

  • May 2, 2018

Pro-gun rally was lawful, notice given in advance

Editor, In response to an “open question” from David Wright, Freeland, published Wednesday, April 25 in the Whidbey News-Times, “Why aren’t heavily armed protestors being… Continue reading

  • May 2, 2018

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