Letters to the Editor

Letter: A place for free exchange of ideas, to provoke discussion

Editor, Evidently some folks don’t understand the the full use of the letters to the editor section of the newspaper, otherwise known as the Op/Ed… Continue reading

  • Nov 23, 2018

Letter: Not compelled to defer to ‘Navy experts’ on jet noise

Editor, In a recent Sound Off by the president of the Navy League in Oak Harbor, I was struck by the fact that it appeared… Continue reading

  • Nov 23, 2018

Letter: Patriotism preferable to president’s ‘nationalism’

Editor, Now President Trump is a self-described proud nationalist. Setting aside the term’s connection with heinous movements like “white nationalism” and German “National Socialism” or… Continue reading

  • Nov 23, 2018

Letter: Trump is leading us back 1861, a time of great hate

Editor, Some months back, a writer to the Whidbey News-Times wrote about the lack of civility in our nation, about issues confronting national and, presumably,… Continue reading

  • Nov 20, 2018

Letter: Chief of staff at WhidbeyHealth keeping his door open, agenda transparent

Editor, As incoming chief of staff for WhidbeyHealth for the 2019-20 period, and as a resident and physician on Whidbey Island for a little more… Continue reading

  • Nov 16, 2018

Letter: Sense of community is strong on Whidbey Island

Editor, I recently moved back to Whidbey Island after a number of years away. While I was away, I joined the world of social service… Continue reading

  • Nov 16, 2018

Letter: Congrats on the successful effort to reopen pool

Editor, Congratulations to everyone who supported the levy to reopen the Oak Harbor pool. It appears to have more than enough votes to surpass the… Continue reading

  • Nov 16, 2018

Letter: Island Transit campaign raises awareness about road safety

This time of year, it’s dark when I leave my house in the morning and soon it will be dark on my way home, too.… Continue reading

  • Nov 13, 2018

Letter: With tax losses, fewer tourists, where will money come from?

Editor, I appreciated Maryon Atwood’s Sound Off column of about a month ago in which she outlined the history of residential, commercial and public facility… Continue reading

  • Nov 13, 2018

Letter: Join group, start a journey, expand your mind, heal

Editor, I am hoping that we can leave divisive politics for a moment and discuss something to bring us together. In Jonathan Raban’s book, “A… Continue reading

  • Nov 13, 2018

Letter: WhidbeyHealth oncology thanks patients, families

Editor, Fourteen months later, WhidbeyHealth has completed the new pharmacy that meets new USP-800 regulations for safe mixing of hazardous drugs. These standards ensure a… Continue reading

  • Nov 9, 2018

Letter: Navy seeking comments on nonexisting agreement

Editor, A Memorandum of Agreement, or MOA, means acceptance or endorsement. Unfortunately, the Draft MOA released by the Navy to the local newspaper was none… Continue reading

  • Nov 9, 2018

Letter: Memo of agreement does not reflect Trust’s view

Editor, The Navy has determined that expansion of the Growler operations at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island will have an adverse effect on the Central… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2018

Letter: However you voted, we are all Americans, neighbors

Editor, Whether we voted in this election as a conservative, moderate, liberal or libertarian — we are all Americans, Washingtonians and Whidbey-Islanders. We are neighbors.… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2018

Letter: Harvest Celebration needs donations, volunteers

Editor, It is hard to believe that almost a year has passed and it’s once again time to prepare for this year’s North Whidbey Community… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2018

Letter: Time to replace county’s system of good old boys

Editor, This is my response to the “Sound Off” written by (Island County Prosecutor) Greg Banks and published on Oct. 31, 2018. Well, if you… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2018

Letter: Longtime attorney urges vote for Lane Campbell

Editor, We have been very fortunate to have experienced the leadership and professionalism of Island County Sheriff Mark Brown during the last several years; but,… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2018

Letter: Felici is caring, effective and best for sheriff job

Editor, I am writing to share my perspective on Rick Felici as candidate for Island County sheriff. As a member of the county’s Law and… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2018

Letter: Hannold’s misleading claims show desperation

Editor, I just received a campaign mailing from Rick Hannold who is desperate to hold onto his job as a county commissioner. His desperation shows… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2018

Letter: Can thank Hannold for keeping out fish pens

Editor, I love the peace of fishing. Oh, I know fishing along places like Saratoga Passage is not what it was when I was younger… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2018