Letters to the Editor

Proposed development would only worsen water problems

Editor, What’s wrong with this picture? In the Sept. 2 issue of the Whidbey News-Times, there is a half-page ad from Wright’s Crossing for an… Continue reading

  • Sep 19, 2017

Response from miniature horse article is amazing

Editor, Thank you so much for running the initial article on the miniature horses. We had over 30 people call us from around the state.… Continue reading

  • Sep 15, 2017

Standing in solidarity to protest PSE fracking

Editor, We’ll stand with the Puyallup tribe Thursday afternoon on Sept. 21 in opposition of Puget Sound Energy’s plans to expand fracked gas infrastructure in… Continue reading

  • Sep 15, 2017

Come enjoy new Oak Harbor exhibit

Editor, Thanks to all who dropped by last Friday for the opening of our new Oak Harbor-themed exhibit. Our visitors, including a trio of tourists,… Continue reading

  • Sep 12, 2017

Excessive growth is a drain on limited water resources

Editor, Once again, the endless stream of fancy-pants salesmen are descending on Whidbey with fast-buck schemes for destruction of this now fading one-of-the-last-jewels on our… Continue reading

  • Sep 8, 2017

League speaks out against Trump decision to reverse DACA policy

Editor, Following Tuesday’s announcement that the Trump Administration will reverse the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, policy, leaving the fate of 800,000 and… Continue reading

  • Sep 8, 2017

Transit building should be available for public to tour

Editor, It’s a building bought and paid for by taxpayers. So why do Island County elected officials continue allowing Island Transit’s executive director and administrative… Continue reading

  • Sep 5, 2017

Hit-and-run driver missed the chance to be forgiven

Editor, This is to the driver of the white car with black trim, who hit my blue car Sunday evening on Southeast 6th Street. I… Continue reading

  • Sep 1, 2017

Learn about climate initiative at meeting set for Sept. 20

Editor, “Failing to plan is planning to fail.” — Eben Fodor What is unfolding in Texas is what climatologists have warned us about for decades.… Continue reading

  • Sep 1, 2017

‘Door hangers’ can be an invitation to burglars

Editor, There is a local organization using “door hangers” to advertise its event and is planning on hanging its flyer over the Labor Day weekend.… Continue reading

  • Sep 1, 2017

Maybe Coupeville writer should be the one making apologies

Editor, This is in response to the ill-informed Coupeville writer who suggested in his Aug. 8 letter to the editor that the United States should… Continue reading

  • Aug 29, 2017

Be amazed by creative minds during annual Driftwood Day

Editor, On Saturday, Sept. 9, Oak Harbor will be home to the 12th annual Driftwood Day. This is a free fun-filled activity that is sponsored… Continue reading

  • Aug 29, 2017

Property owners need more respect from the legislature

Editor, Washingtonians sure like driving on the left side of the road. Well, maybe that’s the English. Anyway, we are different as we are one… Continue reading

  • Aug 22, 2017

What’s not said can have as much impact in news story

Editor, I was somewhat confused by the Whidbey News-Times’ July 22 Publisher’s Column. But I do not have a college degree in English so it… Continue reading

  • Aug 22, 2017

There’s no ‘fault’ in role U.S. played in nuclear history

Editor, To the apologetic letter writer who thinks we should “admit guilt and end this madness” in discussing the development/use of nuclear weapons, I ask,… Continue reading

  • Aug 18, 2017

Editorial about development was spot on

Editor, Thank you for your editorial regarding Wright’s Crossing. This project is a terrible idea for Whidbey Island. It’s too big, destroys good farm/grazing land,… Continue reading

  • Aug 18, 2017

Military is owed citizens speak in support

Editor, I just want to advise folks of a major Team Whidbey victory before the state Board of Health on Aug. 9. On YouTube under… Continue reading

  • Aug 18, 2017

Guilt for WWII atom bomb deaths belongs solely to Japan

Editor, The recent letter, “We must admit guilt, end this nuclear madness,” is an incomplete recollection of history and the assignment of guilt is wrong.… Continue reading

  • Aug 18, 2017

Honey bees are vital to food production

Editor, Aug. 19 is National Honey Bee Day, a day to celebrate one of the most important and widespread pollinators of our food and flowers.… Continue reading

  • Aug 15, 2017

Thankful for board’s efforts to pass fire bond

Editor, I want to thank our fire commissioners at Central Whidbey Island Fire &Rescue for agreeing to place a bond on the November election ballot.… Continue reading

  • Aug 15, 2017