Letters to the Editor

Letter: Who’d vote against clean, safe water and food?

Editor, Fortunately, an overwhelming majority of our state House and Senate voted “yes” to ban all PFAS chemicals from food packaging and firefighting foam. These… Continue reading

  • Oct 5, 2018

Cartoon for Oct. 3, 2018

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  • Oct 2, 2018

Letter: The month of October is dedicated to ‘Civility First’

Editor, Our country’s founders believed the government they envisioned would succeed as long as its citizens worked together to build “a more perfect union.” They… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2018

Letter: Questions about current Growler flights ignored

Editor, In response to the Sound Off by Capt. Matt Arny, Sept. 18 Whidbey News-Times, which suggests that the Navy is willing to answer questions… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2018

Letter: Levy meeting slated for Oct. 13

Editor, On the Nov. 6 ballot, residents of North Whidbey have the opportunity to revitalize recreation programs in our community. The North Whidbey Pool, Park,… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2018

Letter: Husband’s life likely saved by Team WhidbeyHealth

Editor, As an island resident since 1964, I’ve had many occasions to receive medical care from WhidbeyHealth Medical Center, previously known as Whidbey General. Through… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2018

Letter: Levy outcome won’t affect Clover Valley dog, ball park

Editor, Clarifying two reoccuring pool levy issues: First, the Clover Valley dog and ball park was unaffected by the North Whidbey pool/park levy failure. The… Continue reading

  • Sep 28, 2018

Letter: Concerned about impact of jet noise on property value

Editor, To our Island County Commissioners: I am very concerned about the property value of my home in Admirals Cove in the very likely event… Continue reading

  • Sep 28, 2018

Letter: Felici has most experience to be Island County sheriff

Editor, I have looked into the candidates who are running for Island County sheriff. It is clear to me that Rick Felici has the knowledge,… Continue reading

  • Sep 28, 2018

Letter: The Kavanaugh ‘lynching’ awakens ‘moral majority’

Editor, The virulent, unjust and partisan modern-day mob lynching of Judge Kavanaugh has me very concerned about the health of our national jurisprudence. It is… Continue reading

  • Sep 28, 2018

Letter: Arny’s Sound Off disguises real impacts of Growlers

Editor, In a recent Sound Off in the Whidbey News-Times, Capt. Matt Arny explained that “the Navy is proposing an increase in operations at the… Continue reading

  • Sep 26, 2018

Letter: For security, the Growlers should be in two locations

Editor, There’s one thing wrong with the scenario offered by Mr. Stevens in his Sept. 15 letter to the editor, “Be advised, the jets will… Continue reading

  • Sep 25, 2018

Letter: I-1631 will not help our environment, vote ‘no’

Editor, Soon we will all be voting in November on ballot measures, some good, some bad. One of the most odious is overly ambitious Initiative… Continue reading

  • Sep 25, 2018

Letter: Has the Navy looked at impact on Sound’s orcas?

Editor, Knowing how deeply the increase in OLF flights off Central Whidbey concern the human population in Puget Sound, I find myself wondering if the… Continue reading

  • Sep 21, 2018

Letter: Oak Harbor Key Club’s Trivia Night is nearing

Editor, I am writing this letter in regards to our First Annual Oak Harbor Key Club Trivia Night. This fundraiser will be a contest between… Continue reading

  • Sep 21, 2018

Letter: Democracy depends on exercising right to vote

Editor, Tuesday, Sept. 25 is National Voter Registration Day. Across the nation, members of the League of Women Voters will help individuals exercise their most… Continue reading

  • Sep 21, 2018

Letter: Sharpe’s Corner a job well done

Editor, There was a good bit of opposition when the Washington State Department of Transportation proposed the installation of roundabouts at Sharpe’s Corner and Gibraltar… Continue reading

  • Sep 18, 2018

Letter: A poor design for the big trucks

Editor, As one who spoke up against the roundabout traffic circle plans, I’ll have to admit that the ones put in on Highway 20 at… Continue reading

  • Sep 18, 2018

Letter: Letter writer is not an expert, Navy is

Editor, I think the U.S. Navy knows a bit more about the capabilities of its adversary and its own plans than Mr. X of Coupeville… Continue reading

  • Sep 18, 2018

Letter: Reasons are many to go see ‘Daddy Long Legs’

Editor, My husband and I greatly enjoyed the current production at Whidbey Playhouse, “Daddy Long Legs.” It was: 1. Charming 2. Delightful 3. Romantic 4.… Continue reading

  • Sep 14, 2018