Letters to the Editor

Letter: Good job on article about Sober House for Men

Editor, Thank you, for the great article featuring the opening of the sober house for men. With so much controversy about the homeless issue in… Continue reading

  • Jul 30, 2019

Letter: Claims about AG lawsuit against Navy misleading

Editor, Sen. Barbara Bailey’s July 20 Sound Off, “Litigator-in-chief’s lawsuit hurts economy, defense,” reaches a new low. Bailey’s commentary reeks of McCarthyism: intending to incite,… Continue reading

  • Jul 30, 2019

Letter: Make a difference by supporting PBY-Naval Air Museum

Editor, While the past year brought some disappointments, 2018-2019 has been a year of continued accomplishments for the PBY-Naval Air Museum. Our big disappointment is… Continue reading

  • Jul 26, 2019

Sound Off: Growler suit questions EIS process, not Navy’s value

Editor, Recently, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a lawsuit against the Navy, alleging that the Environmental Impact Statement process used in determining the… Continue reading

  • Jul 26, 2019

Letter: COER ‘snookers’ governor, ‘Sideshow Bob’ Ferguson

Editor, The state recently sued Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, the driver of 88 percent of Island County’s economy and 60 percent of the county… Continue reading

  • Jul 26, 2019

Letter: Instead of complaining noise, wear earplugs

Editor, Enough is enough. I, and a number of my friends, are totally fed up with the continual whining and complaining of the COER community… Continue reading

  • Jul 26, 2019

Letter: Washington state, Gov. Inslee, too welcoming

Editor, Gov. Jay Inslee has made it known that illegal immigrants who defy federal immigration laws are welcomed in the state of Washington. We will… Continue reading

  • Jul 26, 2019

Letter: It’s God, not humans, who are responsible for changes

Editor, Referring to the Wednesday, July 10, letter to the editor, “How can one not notice our changing climate?” How can one not notice our… Continue reading

  • Jul 26, 2019

Letter: Terrible sight at new splash park ruined the experience

Editor, Just a week ago, the City of Oak Harbor celebrated the opening of the revamped Windjammer Park at City Beach. I am an ex-runner,… Continue reading

  • Jul 26, 2019

Letter: Nearly $40,000 raised at annual garage sale

Editor, Thank you, Coupeville, all Whidbey and mainlanders for another successful Coupeville Lions Club Garage Sale. This year we moved back into our original digs… Continue reading

  • Jul 26, 2019

Letter: Lawsuit against Navy is an attack on the community

Editor, As a citizen, business and property owner as well as a new candidate for Oak Harbor City Council, I’m very disappointed in Atty. Gen.… Continue reading

  • Jul 23, 2019

Letter: Sheriff’s Citizens Patrol did a good job watching home

Editor, Thank you to the Island County Sheriff’s Citizens Patrol for watching our home while we were on vacation. We have a security system and… Continue reading

  • Jul 23, 2019

Letter: Navy response to critics eroding local support

Editor, Sorry, Sen. Bailey. The Attorney General’s siding with residents against the Growler noise was not inappropriate. Most of the folks who live on Whidbey… Continue reading

  • Jul 23, 2019

Letter: Bazaar a success thanks to vendors, the shoppers

Editor, The 16th Annual Kiwanis Beachcombers Bazaar was great, thanks to our wonderful vendors and all the amazing shoppers who came. We are very thankful… Continue reading

  • Jul 19, 2019

Letter: Ending partnership with CWFR will hurt community

Editor, Last month, WhidbeyHealth announced it would terminate in December an 11-year agreement with Central Whidbey Fire and Rescue for ambulance staffing. Under the contract,… Continue reading

  • Jul 19, 2019

Letter: Any Democrat would be better than Donald Trump

Editor, A recent letter to the editor posed a couple of questions regarding our current political climate: Are we better of under Trump than Obama?… Continue reading

  • Jul 16, 2019

Letter: Paper’s editorial about FOI states what needed said

Editor, Thanks so much for putting in print what needed to be said, what people need to be reminded of…that in the discourse around the… Continue reading

  • Jul 16, 2019

Letter: Training at OLF Coupeville a matter of life and death

Editor, It’s been over two years since I retired as the deputy public affairs officer (PAO) at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, having worked there… Continue reading

  • Jul 16, 2019

Letter: AG’s lawsuit against Navy is a political spectacle

By Christine Cribb The mission of the Greater Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce is to serve and promote the business interests of greater Whidbey Island.… Continue reading

  • Jul 16, 2019

Rockin’ a Hard Place: Balkanizing the Rock: What distrust may lead to

I’m just back from a dream trip along the coast of Slovenia and Croatia. Roman ruins everywhere, gorgeous sunsets, the clear blue waters of the… Continue reading