Letters to the Editor

Hannold calming for island’s Navy community

Editor, I ask that your readers please understand this Valentine’s Day the anxiety that many of us in the Skagit-Whidbey region like I have. It’s… Continue reading

  • Feb 9, 2018

Is there simple way to stop gun violence?

Editor, My niece and her husband, both from London, visited recently and we watched the local news one evening. Covered was a senseless school shooting,… Continue reading

  • Feb 9, 2018

Navy needs to address other chemicals in Coupeville wells

Editor, The Navy’s agreement to do something about its contamination of Coupeville’s water is long overdue. However, the decision the Navy and town are heralding… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2018

Effective leaders constantly evaluating decisions

Editor, In response to “Shutdown a reminder of grade school civics class,” I would choose dysfunctional leadership, which touches on all parts of society from… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2018

No vote on bump stock ban telling of Bailey’s integrity

Editor, I am a firearm owner. I have legally hunted wildlife in the past. I enjoy target shooting on an approved range. I am also… Continue reading

  • Feb 2, 2018

There’s a simple alternative to roundabouts

Editor, Do not be deceived by alleged traffic improvement benefits of roundabouts, especially when there is a more simple alternative. Roundabouts enormously increase lane-changing situations… Continue reading

  • Feb 2, 2018

Lets refrain from writing about national politics

Editor, With regards to Ty Welch’s letter to the editor on Trump and racism etc., where to begin? Wait, I have a better idea: don’t… Continue reading

  • Jan 30, 2018

Democrats are not reacting with ‘mindless hate’

Dems not reacting with ‘mindless hate’

  • Jan 30, 2018

There’s got to be better commissioner candidates

Editor, It is truly ironic that in the same edition of this newspaper in which Rick Hannold announced his desire to be reelected as a… Continue reading

  • Jan 30, 2018

Republican using armed forces as scapegoats

Editor, In his Jan. 24 letter, William Christian claims “the citizens are being held hostage by a Democratic party ….” His simplistic opinion ignores many… Continue reading

  • Jan 30, 2018

Shutdown a reminder of gradeschool civics class

Editor, Following the weekend’s great American congressional shut down, a government power play, I found myself reminiscing about the carefree days of my youth. I… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2018

Trump speaks truth, not racism

Editor, It’s the economy stupid. And it’s DACA silly. It’s conservative judges, the wall, regulation roll back, treaty truth and military might. It’s about common-sense… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2018

Vote for commissioner with positive leadership skills

Editor, A recent letter regarding the District 3 County Commissioner race exhorted people to vote Republican, stating “we cannot afford to have a Democrat elected… Continue reading

  • Jan 23, 2018

Tired of being pawn in political agenda

Editor, As I write this letter our government is shut down because the Senate has not been able to approve a continuing resolution to keep… Continue reading

  • Jan 23, 2018

Confused by newspaper’s commissioner coverage

Editor, I was appalled by the coverage of the Island County Commissioners’ meeting as reported in the Jan. 6, 2018 issue. Although the photo included… Continue reading

  • Jan 19, 2018

Letter was filled with many falsehoods about politics

Editor, In his Jan. 6 letter, Ed Hickey offers an excellent example of how to combine hypocrisy with Joseph Goebbels-style propaganda and “dotard donnie’s” incessant… Continue reading

  • Jan 19, 2018

Need Hannold to uphold Republican values

Editor, I was pleased to learn that Rick Hannold is seeking re-election for District 3 Island County Commissioner. Rick is the man for this job.… Continue reading

  • Jan 16, 2018

Nice to see at least one windmill preserved

Editor, What a welcoming sight on State Highway 20 as one approaches Oak Harbor from the north and sees the restored windmill at the Auld… Continue reading

  • Jan 16, 2018

Demo gardens a great asset at Greenbank Farm

Editor, In addition to the many amenities of the Greenbank Farm, a recent article failed to mention one of the farm’s most attractive features —… Continue reading

  • Jan 16, 2018

Interdepartment jousting is the real ‘snake’ here

Editor, This nastiness emanating from the other Washington must be contagious since we now have county commissioners calling our prosecuting attorney a snake, of all… Continue reading

  • Jan 12, 2018