Letters to the Editor

Letter: How about moving landing practices to China Lake?

Editor, Fellow islanders, I may have the almost perfect solution for reducing the anticipated noise factor from the projected increase in training sorties of the… Continue reading

  • Sep 6, 2019

Letter: Senator shows she’s lost touch with local concerns

Editor, State Sen. Barbara Bailey’s Sound Off in the July 20 Whidbey News-Times exposes her as a disappointing representative who flirts with the truth and… Continue reading

  • Sep 3, 2019

Letter: You need to speak up and support the Navy

Editor, Why do the people of Whidbey Island allow an ambitious, self-promoting politician and dodgy new arrivals to define and mischaracterize their island? A quick… Continue reading

  • Sep 3, 2019

Letter: Great job on annual Oak Harbor Music Festival

Editor, I just wanted to express my thanks to all those who worked to make the Oak Harbor Music Festival happen. For my wife and… Continue reading

  • Sep 3, 2019

Letter: Climate change can only be solved if acknowledged

Editor, I am baffled by Tugg Thomson’s Aug. 17 letter to the editor arguing that climate change is not due to human activity. He refers… Continue reading

  • Aug 30, 2019

Letter: How would United States function without socialism?

Editor, In response to “Electing Democrats will lead to the ruin of country:” Socialism, according to Britannica.com, is “social and economic doctrine that calls for… Continue reading

  • Aug 30, 2019

Letter: City needs to put some money into other parks

Editor, During a recent walk about town, I visited two parks that are near my residence and was appalled at the conditions. Holland Gardens Park… Continue reading

  • Aug 27, 2019

Letter: Humans are definitely a cause of global warming

Editor, I was disappointed to read Tugg Thompson’s dangerously misinformed letter last weekend, “Humans aren’t responsible…” 8/17. The Whidbey News-Times should include some kind of… Continue reading

  • Aug 27, 2019

Letter: Why is God’s wrath being directed at Bible Belt?

Editor, Dear Mr. Dickenson, thank you for your letter of July 27 regarding climate chaos/carbon pollution being God’s will. Please help me understand your point… Continue reading

  • Aug 27, 2019

Letter: Jet noise much louder over Coupeville than Oak Harbor

Editor, As a resident of Coupeville who lives in the middle of the OLF Coupeville touch-and-go pattern, I wanted to write a calm and rational… Continue reading

  • Aug 23, 2019

Letter: Response following car accident was exemplary

Editor, On Tuesday morning, July 30, I was involved in a vehicle accident. I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in our… Continue reading

  • Aug 23, 2019

Letter: Oak Harbor’s mayor isn’t speaking for everyone

Editor, I write to agree with the “Navy Brat’s” letter of Aug. 14 regarding the mayor’s letter about the state AG’s lawsuit. The mayor indicated… Continue reading

  • Aug 23, 2019

Letter: Lack of low-income housing a local, national problem

Editor, Low-income housing is an important issue. We have a housing crisis not only locally, but nationally. “Hearing examiner gives nod to low-income housing,” Whidbey… Continue reading

  • Aug 23, 2019

Letter: Many support the Navy on Whidbey, but not jet noise

Editor, Witnessing the disharmony and slurs surrounding the Navy jet noise issue is extremely disheartening. The Aug. 20 Whidbey News-Times article by Laura Guido reported,… Continue reading

  • Aug 23, 2019

Letter: Business community in Oak Harbor is better off thanks to Cribb

Editor, I wanted to express my sincere gratitude to Christine Cribb for all of her work with the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce. Since she… Continue reading

  • Aug 20, 2019

Letter: Cartoonist doesn’t understand gun laws

Editor, Regarding the political cartoon in your Aug. 10 issue that shows two soldiers marveling that civilians can get the “same” assault weapons that they… Continue reading

  • Aug 20, 2019

Letter: Stop throwing your butts onto the roads

Editor, Just over a year ago, my best friend and I decided to adopt several miles of road under the Island County Adopt-a-Road Program. We… Continue reading

  • Aug 20, 2019

Letter: Christmas In July Food and Fund Drive a huge success

Editor, We would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere appreciation for an extremely successful Christmas In July Food and Fund Drive. Help… Continue reading

  • Aug 20, 2019

Letter: Time spent in emergency room less than satisfactory

Editor, My first experience in the WhidbeyHealth emergency room was in May 2014, when I first arrived on the island as a resident. I was… Continue reading

  • Aug 20, 2019

Letter: Despite hyperbole, lawsuit not about shuttering base

Editor, The Bounce-on-Whidbey group is ramping up its rhetoric and scaring politicians into uncomfortable corners. Emerging within the ramp-up is a healthy level of irrationality,… Continue reading

  • Aug 16, 2019