Letters to the Editor

Letter: WhidbeyHealth shouldn’t be turning away patients

Editor, My wife has been taking allergy shots since November of 2017. She was diagnosed with severe allergies by an ENT doctor in Mount Vernon.… Continue reading

Letter: State Ferries’ response to incident was troubling

Editor, I was one of the unfortunate souls on board the state ferry Kittitas Saturday afternoon, which had just docked at Clinton and was getting… Continue reading

  • Mar 12, 2019

Letter: Thank you to those who hosted AARP safety classes

Editor, I wish to thank the Oak Harbor Senior Center, Island Senior Services, Bayview Senior Center and, finally, the Coupeville United Methodist Church for hosting… Continue reading

  • Mar 12, 2019

Letter: Writer’s opinions on school safety are too left-leaning

Editor, Reading Gary Piazzon’s opinions in the letters to the editor, it occurs to me he doesn’t mention any way of making schools safe and… Continue reading

  • Mar 12, 2019

Letter: Raise age to 21 for those wanting to buy tobacco

Editor, My father started smoking at age 18, when he joined the Marines. He developed chronic obstructive disease in his 70s and struggled to breathe… Continue reading

  • Mar 8, 2019

Letter: Trump’s use of Emergency Powers Act is a concern

Editor, The Emergency Powers Act — a newsworthy topic of late. Should we be concerned that the president has asserted these powers for the purpose… Continue reading

  • Mar 8, 2019

Letter: Fire up those lawnmowers, the chainsaws after 10 p.m.

Editor, Regarding the proposed increased touch-and-go flights at Ault Field and Outlying Field Coupeville, the current noise ordinance time restrictions in Island County may become… Continue reading

  • Mar 5, 2019

Letter: Navy’s decision to filter water shows it’s not safe

Editor, It’s been more than two years since PFAS chemicals leaking from Navy property were discovered in the Town of Coupeville’s water, the same water… Continue reading

  • Mar 5, 2019

Letter: Supports those students fighting for safe schools

Editor, On Valentine’s Day, we lit 1,217 candles to honor and in recognition of the anniversary of the Parkland school shooting. The candles were for… Continue reading

  • Mar 1, 2019

Letter: Letter from ACHP to Navy reflects group’s concern

Editor, We hear them. Do they hear us? The recent letter sent by the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, or ACHP, to the secretary of… Continue reading

  • Mar 1, 2019

Letter: Letter to editor about HB 1638 was inaccurate

Editor, A letter to the editor about vaccinations, published Feb. 20 in the Whidbey News-Times stated, “House Bill 1638 mandates the removal of religious and… Continue reading

  • Feb 26, 2019

Letter: What’s all of this talk about global warming?

Editor, Over the last few days, Mother Nature has made me realize what wonderful neighbors I have. As I get ready to take on the… Continue reading

  • Feb 22, 2019

Letter: State of New York going too far with abortion law

Editor, I have been chewing on this for a while. We must wake up. The state of New York has made it legal to kill,… Continue reading

  • Feb 22, 2019

Letter: Tale of two walls: ‘Sorrow, anger, fear’ and ‘power’

Editor, Following are some thoughts of sorrow, anger, fear, power to share about two walls. A tall ugly, graffiti clad structure divides Bethlehem. It is… Continue reading

  • Feb 22, 2019

Letter: Letter writer got many of his border facts wrong

Editor, In a letter to the editor published on Wednesday, Feb. 20, Ed Hickey made a few statements that I feel I must respond to.… Continue reading

  • Feb 22, 2019

Letter: Former state treasurer is going against our citizens

Editor, Former State Treasurer Duane A. Davidson is opposed to the citizens of Washington acquiring the benefits of fractional reserve lending. It’s a concept that… Continue reading

  • Feb 19, 2019

Letter: Alternative, safe vaccines withheld by ‘big pharma’

Editor, House Bill 1638 mandates the removal of “religious and personal exemptions allowed for Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccines.” Gov. Jay Inslee declared an… Continue reading

  • Feb 19, 2019

Letter: Security of this nation’s borders must be a priority

Editor, We have a very serious problem in our country created by politicians and supporters. Why does our president have to fight our Congress for… Continue reading

  • Feb 19, 2019

Letter: Wondering if the Navy has problem with credibility

Editor, The Navy Growler EIS makes dubious assertions, as well as verbal ones, like these expressed in a recent meeting with some Admirals Cove folks:… Continue reading

  • Feb 15, 2019

Letter: Exposure to jet noise may have damaging effects

Editor, Noise exposure from military jets has long been shown to cause a significant increase in blood pressure and “shock” to the body. If noise… Continue reading

  • Feb 15, 2019