Letters to the Editor

Letter: Consider making event an ‘animal-friendly fest’

Editor, The Pigfest’s organizers, sponsors and participants should work to transform Pigfest into an animal-friendly fest. Although events promoting community spirit and charitable giving are… Continue reading

  • Aug 13, 2019

Letter: Electing Democrats will lead to the ruin of country

Editor, “Make America poor,” but not again as it was never poor. This will not be the Democrats’ slogan, but it will be the result… Continue reading

  • Aug 10, 2019

Letter: Communication might be a way to keep people safe

Editor, The two mass shootings this week have me wondering about just what is going on in the U.S. lately. Over the last few years… Continue reading

  • Aug 9, 2019

Letter: Navy here to stay, but adjustments are needed

Editor, It’s a sad day for the citizens of Oak Harbor to realize that their mayor suffers from bouts of extreme hyperbole, a serious lack… Continue reading

  • Aug 9, 2019

Letter: Move Growler practices to area in Skagit County

Editor, As a former Naval aviation officer, I understand the necessity for proper training of Naval aviators, especially those involved in carrier operations. Nobody that… Continue reading

  • Aug 9, 2019

Letter: Growlers weren’t ‘here first’ as some are claiming

Editor, Whidbey Island residents who don’t recognize the problem with the Growlers tell the rest of us, “The Navy was here first, and you signed… Continue reading

  • Aug 6, 2019

Letter: Illegal migrants in the U.S. should be held accountable

Editor, The July 7 article, “Islanders join protest against detention centers” got my attention but not my support. I agree with their right to protest,… Continue reading

  • Aug 6, 2019

Letter: Don’t let in ‘invaders’ from Mexico, Central America

Editor, I am sick of hearing about the “Squad,” the new Democratic front. They should be called the “Squat,” actually the “Diddly Squat,” referring to… Continue reading

  • Aug 6, 2019

Letter: Sees no improvements in services at WhidbeyHealth

Editor, Recently, I’ve read articles in the Whidbey News-Times about the “new” WhidbeyHealth and how a person would be happy to be a “visitor” to… Continue reading

  • Aug 2, 2019

Letter: Sen. Bailey thinks Navy is above the law on jet noise

Editor, I take issue with Sen. Barbara Bailey’s use of derogatory name-calling in her July 24 “Sound Off” Op-Ed commentary. Sen. Bailey is certainly entitled… Continue reading

  • Aug 2, 2019

Letter: Historical reenactment will immerse you in fur trade

Editor, The mountain men have returned to Whidbey Island. Historical reenactments will recreate the rendezvous. Trappers would bring their furs and traders from St. Louis… Continue reading

  • Aug 2, 2019


Editor, I was not surprised to read of three malpractice suits against WhidbeyHealth — an oxymoron if there ever was one. My daughter saw a… Continue reading

  • Aug 2, 2019

Letter: Hospital needs to improve continuity of care, checks

Editor, My husband needed to be transported to WhidbeyHealth on a Saturday. It was serious and the paramedics and emergency room staff and physician were… Continue reading

  • Jul 30, 2019

Letter: Good job on article about Sober House for Men

Editor, Thank you, for the great article featuring the opening of the sober house for men. With so much controversy about the homeless issue in… Continue reading

  • Jul 30, 2019

Letter: Claims about AG lawsuit against Navy misleading

Editor, Sen. Barbara Bailey’s July 20 Sound Off, “Litigator-in-chief’s lawsuit hurts economy, defense,” reaches a new low. Bailey’s commentary reeks of McCarthyism: intending to incite,… Continue reading

  • Jul 30, 2019

Letter: Make a difference by supporting PBY-Naval Air Museum

Editor, While the past year brought some disappointments, 2018-2019 has been a year of continued accomplishments for the PBY-Naval Air Museum. Our big disappointment is… Continue reading

  • Jul 26, 2019

Sound Off: Growler suit questions EIS process, not Navy’s value

Editor, Recently, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a lawsuit against the Navy, alleging that the Environmental Impact Statement process used in determining the… Continue reading

  • Jul 26, 2019

Letter: COER ‘snookers’ governor, ‘Sideshow Bob’ Ferguson

Editor, The state recently sued Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, the driver of 88 percent of Island County’s economy and 60 percent of the county… Continue reading

  • Jul 26, 2019

Letter: Instead of complaining noise, wear earplugs

Editor, Enough is enough. I, and a number of my friends, are totally fed up with the continual whining and complaining of the COER community… Continue reading

  • Jul 26, 2019

Letter: Washington state, Gov. Inslee, too welcoming

Editor, Gov. Jay Inslee has made it known that illegal immigrants who defy federal immigration laws are welcomed in the state of Washington. We will… Continue reading

  • Jul 26, 2019