Letters To The Editor

The world will become the one Hobbes feared

Editor, Like all civilizations careening toward collapse, we have become hostages to…

  • Mar 10th, 2017

What if Whidbey base is taken out by a Chinese ICBM?

Editor, Some points to ponder. First, In 1941 most of our fleet…

  • Mar 10th, 2017

Missing friends, places he came to love while living on Whidbey

Editor, The purple mountain majesty — Olympics — the fruited plains —…

  • Mar 10th, 2017

Voters confidence erodes when public participation is prevented

Editor, Washingtonians understandably take pride in our state’s tradition of transparency in…

  • Mar 7th, 2017

Grateful to serve as principal at Clover Valley

Editor, I am proud to serve as principal for the 475 public…

  • Mar 7th, 2017

Trump immigration stance once shared by both Clintons, Obama

Editor, “All Americans … are rightly disturbed by the large numbers of…

  • Mar 7th, 2017

Only ‘win’ will be action on effects of jet noise

Editor, I disagree with one part of a Feb. 22 Whidbey News-Times…

  • Mar 7th, 2017

Think less about reelection, more about doing what’s right

Editor, The assessor is required to furnish each parcel owner their valuation…

  • Mar 3rd, 2017

Town officials not anti-Navy, rather they are pro-citizens

Editor, I moved to Coupeville almost two years ago and was delighted…

  • Mar 3rd, 2017

If GOP believes in states’ rights, leave pro-marijuana states alone

Editor, I don’t use marijuana, but it’s legal in Washington state because…

  • Mar 3rd, 2017

Our public officials must be willing to stand up to Navy

Editor, Now we know being on Whidbey can mean drinking water with…

  • Mar 3rd, 2017

Deputy chief went above and beyond to help resident

Editor, Deputy Chief Charlie Smith, with Central Whidbey Fire and Rescue, went…

  • Mar 3rd, 2017

Protesting jet noise isn’t anti-Navy, it’s anti-noise

Editor, In response to Island County Commissioner Jill Johnson’s Feb. 18 Sound…

  • Feb 28th, 2017

Growler noise abatement would be helpful in stealthy missions

Editor, As a former naval flight officer, I understand and support requirements…

  • Feb 28th, 2017

Recognize, reject ‘lawfare’ tactics, all its falsehoods

Editor, Lawfare has infested our community. Lawfare is an activist tactic of…

  • Feb 28th, 2017

Won’t spend money in town until Coupeville is pro-Navy

Editor, Since I now perceive Coupeville to be an anti-Navy town, I…

  • Feb 28th, 2017

Disconnect is with Johnson, not Coupeville Town Council

Editor, On behalf of the Sustainable Economy Collaborative and other concerned citizens,…

  • Feb 24th, 2017

Group’s study reveals ‘hidden costs’ from Navy’s presence

Editor, The recent political decision by Island County commissioners Jill Johnson and…

  • Feb 24th, 2017

We want elected officials who are rational and fair

Editor, Island County commissioners Jill Johnson and Rick Hannold denied Coupeville economic…

  • Feb 24th, 2017

Disagreement is one of the cornerstones of Democracy

Editor, I feel like I am in the midst of a Civil…

  • Feb 24th, 2017

Nation will come around to energy-saving politics

Editor, The new national administration casts a shadow on efforts to slow…

  • Feb 24th, 2017

Coupeville’s precious marshy and forested areas threatened

Editor, Coupeville is a precious jewel at the center of Whidbey Island.…

  • Feb 24th, 2017

Stop the ranting and start ‘presidenting’

Stop the ranting, raving and start ‘presidenting’

  • Feb 24th, 2017

Study disproving commissioner’s assertions will soon be released

Editor, I am responding to several letters in the Whidbey News-Times as…

  • Feb 21st, 2017

Why doesn’t Oak Harbor use all of its elementary schools

Editor, If Oak Harbor is so tight for school space, why are…

  • Feb 21st, 2017

Island County Commissioners should serve interests of all county citizens

Editor, I read twice reporter Jessie Stensland’s article, “Commissioners deny grant, calling…

  • Feb 21st, 2017

Commissioners shouldn’t allow personal bias to influence decisions

Editor, I have a Coupeville address. I also served in the Navy…

  • Feb 21st, 2017

Town should support EIS Scenario A, or risk losing federal grants

Editor, I support with reservation the actions taken by the Island County…

  • Feb 21st, 2017

Any way COER spins it, group is clearly ‘anti-Navy’

Editor, COER, I won’t belabor the fact that the OLF Coupeville was…

  • Feb 21st, 2017

County commissioners need to behave like the adults they are

Editor, As I read the article in Saturday’s Whidbey News-Times regarding our…

  • Feb 14th, 2017

Coupeville Town Council was responding to concerns voiced by residents

Editor, We are writing to express our dismay with the two Island…

  • Feb 14th, 2017

COER’s junk science, town’s comments, feel anti-Navy

Editor, When we married in 1964, my husband took his first shore…

  • Feb 14th, 2017

Commissioners’ actions show Trumpism has come to Island County

Editor, In a naked misuse of power, Island County commissioners Jill Johnson…

  • Feb 14th, 2017

To make things better, we must start doing things God’s way

Editor, There’s a saying, “when all else fails, read the directions.” God…

  • Feb 10th, 2017

Citizens showing up to have their voices heard, rights preserved

Editor, The past two weeks in national and international politics has been…

  • Feb 10th, 2017

Why not use decommissioned aircraft carrier for landing practices?

Editor, So why not take a decommissioned aircraft carrier like the USS…

  • Feb 7th, 2017

Petitions are fine, but comments on Navy’s EIS are more effective

Editor, Signing dueling petitions is fine, but not nearly as effective as…

  • Feb 7th, 2017

Don’t allow political ugliness spill into everyday behavior

Editor, I work at a store on South Whidbey. Most people here…

  • Feb 7th, 2017

Coupeville Community Allies holding EIS info meeting Monday

Editor, The Navy’s plan to dramatically increase Growler flight operations will significantly…

  • Feb 4th, 2017

Thanks to all who have helped Mother Mentors of Whidbey Island

Editor, I am so grateful to live and work in a community…

  • Feb 3rd, 2017