Letters to the Editor

Letter: Oak Harbor needs pool for recreation, exercise

Editor, I would like to personally thank all the people who are devoting so much of their time to get the pool levy passed. I… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2018

Letter: So excited to get ‘back into the swim of things’

Editor, I am so excited. Because of the hard work and generous support of this wonderful community, we are going to get our pool open… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2018

Letter: There were other qualified candidates

Editor, A Supreme Court appointment is a lifetime appointment. To rush through any candidate is wrong. Why was the GOP trying to rush through candidate… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2018

Letter: Kavanaugh’s statements misleading

Editor, Gulping water like a cornered rat, Brett Kavanaugh yelled that the Judiciary Committee hearing on Christine Blasey Ford’s sexual assault allegation against him was… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2018

Letter: Read measure, then cast your vote against it

Editor, I’m never surprised by the things the Piazzons will say in the support of a climate action item. The oil companies aren’t lying. But… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2018

Letter: What is state representative trying to hide?

Editor, Republican state Rep. Dave Hayes failed to provide even a single email in response to a request for public records of his correspondence with… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2018

Letter: Many working to to preserve ‘Homoja Hut’

Editor, Community spirit and volunteerism are alive and well. Last week, our community came together to rescue a Homoja — aka Quonset — hut from… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2018

Letter: Please vote to re-open John Vanderzicht pool

Editor, People-power — volunteers are active in Oak Harbor working to re-open the John Vanderzicht pool. It closed last year. A levy on the Nov.… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2018

Letter: Coupeville’s sense of whimsy on full display

Editor, As I drove through Coupeville today I was smiling at all the recently erected scarecrows. I love the whimsy of our small town. Thank… Continue reading

  • Oct 5, 2018

Letter: During Oct., share ideas for restoring civility

Editor, “Civility First… So We Can Work Together,” in conjunction with Sno-Isle Libraries, is sponsoring October as Civility Month here in Island County. We have… Continue reading

  • Oct 5, 2018

Letter: Oil companies are lying about measure’s impact

Editor, Not to shock you, but the oil companies are lying. Initiative 631 is not a tax. It is a fee placed on oil companies… Continue reading

  • Oct 5, 2018

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