Letters to the Editor

Letter: Homeless are human, just like you, me

Editor, In response to Ms. Duggans June 23 letter to the editor, “Life isn’t free …” After Vietnam, while living in Thailand, I received my… Continue reading

  • Jul 2, 2018

New Coupeville construction project doesn’t blend in

Editor, I’ve hesitated to write, fearing I was just being curmudgeonly and resistant to change; but, having chatted with yet another Coupeville resident dismayed with… Continue reading

  • Jul 2, 2018

Letter: Trump has opportunity to put women back in ‘cages’

Editor, Justice Anthony Kennedy’s resignation from the Supreme Court gives Donald Trump the opportunity to put women back in their cages. Trump told Chris Matthews… Continue reading

  • Jul 2, 2018

Letter: Programs should not be replacing ‘consequences’

Editor, At a recent campaign forum on South Whidbey I shared some of my of real-life experiences that informed and shaped my opinion of the… Continue reading

  • Jul 2, 2018

Letter: Island County Drug Court provides needed learning opportunities

Editor, Kudos to Judges Alan Hancock and Vickie Churchill for speaking up for the wisdom their Drug Court has applied to our American system of… Continue reading

  • Jun 29, 2018

Letter: Don’t distance the homeless, treat them with empathy

Editor, In a recent letter to the editor, a citizen insisted that we remove financially-struggling neighbors from our town. Her letter used the words “they”… Continue reading

  • Jun 29, 2018

Letter: Avoid stereotyping the homeless with broad brush

Editor, I want to build on Ms. Duggan’s letter published in the, June 23 Whidbey News-Times. Foremost, I want to thank Ms. Duggan for her… Continue reading

  • Jun 29, 2018

Letter: For effective government, become more involved

Editor, “Tweaks,” not “Tweets,” to improve the operation of our republic/democracy: 1: Mix them up. No more “sides of the aisle”. Seat Democrats, Republicans and… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2018

Letter: Living with consequences of ‘regrettable discussion’

Editor, The recent coverage of the Island County Planning Commission meeting on the Housing Element draft text as part of the Washington State Growth Management… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2018

Letter: Maybe volunteering would change Williams’ viewpoint

Editor, Planning Commissioner Shannon Williams’ comment that “People who want to be here will work for it” shows she is out of touch with ordinary… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2018

Letter: Planning commissioner said what she believes

Editor, Island County Planning Commission met last week. Commissioner Rick Hannold’s new appointment, Shannon Williams, created headlines. Ms. Williams’ opinions on the affordable housing plan… Continue reading

  • Jun 22, 2018

Letter: Life isn’t free; it’s time for community to teach that

Editor, Suppose your car was giving you trouble. You put it in the garage and put a little of gas in it everyday. You think… Continue reading

  • Jun 22, 2018

Letter: Moratorium on vacation rentals is ‘anti-tourist’

Editor, I am not sure if anyone else is aware of this, but today I found out that Coupeville has put a moratorium on vacation… Continue reading

  • Jun 19, 2018

Letter: Should work toward solutions to local crisis

Editor, It doesn’t take much time for news to travel. My phone rang last Wednesday evening, then emails. I listened to the concerns, read the… Continue reading

  • Jun 19, 2018

Letter: Base commander’s Sound Off ‘was a dud’

Editor, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Commander Capt. Moore’s recent Sound Off in the Whidbey News-Times was a dud. Sure, the intent of the Navy’s… Continue reading

  • Jun 15, 2018

Letter: Central Whidbey road will not harm wildlife

Editor, Regarding the letter claiming that the Houston/Race connector road would “interfere with pristine wildlife habitat,” I disagree. While attempting to count birds in that… Continue reading

  • Jun 15, 2018

Letter: The new rule on carts is the wrong approach

Editor, Our city leaders have done it again. They seem to prefer putting the horse in front of the cart. For years the police have… Continue reading

  • Jun 15, 2018

Letter: Speak up, speak out against administration

Editor, I truly do not know how much more our democracy can handle. It certainly feels like the wheels are completely off the bus, while… Continue reading

  • Jun 15, 2018

Letter: Hospital’s commissioners kowtow to administration

Editor, Why did WhidbeyHeath Medical Center change its name? Did they spend thousands of dollars on some marketing firm who suggested it? The hospital may… Continue reading

  • Jun 15, 2018

Letter: It’s customers who will pay the price for new law

Editor, Well, Saturday’s front page of the Whidbey News-Times once again showed how out of touch with reality our local government can get. Who do… Continue reading

  • Jun 15, 2018