Letters to the Editor

Letter: Why do teachers beg, bargain, hold signs?

Editor, “Fair and equitable salaries!” These were the resounding words left in the audience’s minds at the packed school board meetings June 25 and July… Continue reading

  • Jul 31, 2018

Letter: Thank you to volunteers who cleaned and painted

Editor, On behalf of Washington State Parks, I would like to extend our most sincere appreciation to the fantastic group of volunteers who donated their… Continue reading

  • Jul 31, 2018

Letter: Come celebrate the ‘Protect Washington’ act up for vote

Editor, Don’t we deserve wise, courageous leadership, elected officials that make reality-based, well-thought out decisions? Dave Paul, Janet St. Clair and Scott McMullen know that… Continue reading

  • Jul 31, 2018

Letter: Latsinova best qualified for the state Court of Appeals

Editor, There is one outstanding candidate running for the Court of Appeals. Rita Latsinova is uniquely the best qualified for this important position. The Court… Continue reading

  • Jul 31, 2018

Cartoon for July 28, 2018

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  • Jul 27, 2018

Letter: Changes and rain showers didn’t dampen garage sale

Editor, Thank you, Coupeville. Change is often risky. But, apparently, not so with this year’s Coupeville Lions Club Garage Sale, held June 30 through July… Continue reading

  • Jul 27, 2018

Letter: So-called ‘wars’ are all very expensive and a waste

Editor, Have you ever noticed the similarities of all the so-called “war on — fill in the blank —” programs the federal government is waging?… Continue reading

  • Jul 27, 2018

Letter: Illegal immigrants cause problems for our country

Editor, In response to Mr. David Coleman’s letter, Whidbey News-Times, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. Mr. Coleman seems to have missed the point of my letter… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2018

Letter: Dave Paul just makes sense

Editor, We live in very perilous times. We have been witnessing the possible collapse of constitutional government. It’s possible in a short while all three… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2018

Letter: Look closely at candidates

Editor, Rita Latsinova is a better choice for judge. I urge voters to check the backgrounds of the candidates for Court of Appeals, and not… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2018

Letter: Rick Felici is the most qualified

Editor, We would encourage everyone to cast their vote for Rick Felici for Island County sheriff. By far, Rick is the most qualified candidate. His… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2018

Letter: Felici top pick for sheriff

Editor, I have been watching the race for Island County Sheriff carefully. My father and brother were in law enforcement, and I have worked closely… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2018

Letter: Janet St. Clair best for commissioner

Editor, I read the article about the county commissioner district 3 candidates with interest. I think you captured the Janet St. Clair campaign. It’s clear… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2018

Letter: We need new voices to change the narrative

Editor, Do Rep. Larsen, Sen. Cantwell, and Sen. Murray really want more war-mongering saber rattling in all caps in the wee hours by a president… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2018

Letter: Oak Harbor Kiwanis Beachcombers Bazaar was a ‘great success’

Editor, The 15th Annual Oak Harbor Kiwanis Beachcombers Bazaar was a great success, thanks to our wonderful vendors and all the super shoppers. We appreciate… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2018

Letter: Protest at the Coupeville Veteran’s Memorial was disgraceful

Editor, I read about the protest at the Veteran’s Memorial in Coupeville on July 4th that disgraced our veterans, some of whom gave the ultimate… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2018

Letter: Seguine strong candidate for Appeals Court

Editor, I recently met Tom Seguine and had an in-depth conversation with him about his candidacy for judge of the Washington State Court of Appeals.… Continue reading

  • Jul 20, 2018

Letter: Accident reveals flaws in emergency services

Editor, I am the 80-year-old man who managed to survive a boat capsizing on July 1 while my partner did not make it. First, I… Continue reading

  • Jul 20, 2018

Letter: Those who violate law, should face consequence

Editor, Your lead article, “Islanders join protest,” in the July 4 edition of the Whidbey News Times got my attention very fast. I was pleased… Continue reading

  • Jul 20, 2018

Letter: It’s worth taking time to read the U.S. Constitution

Editor, It’s getting hard to ignore our national news and the extensively detailed Mueller investigation that clearly is zeroing in on President Trump — a… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2018