Letters to the Editor

Letter: Vote ‘yes’ on I-1631, the Protect Washington Act

Editor, We have known for decades that carbon pollution would change our planet. In 1974, the CIA issued a classified report on the carbon-dioxide problem.… Continue reading

  • Aug 28, 2018

Letter: Navy should move some Growlers to Fallon, Nev.

Editor, We have owned a five-acre property several miles west of Outlying Field Coupeville since 1977. The land was originally part of Fort Casey. At… Continue reading

  • Aug 28, 2018

Letter: Oak Harbor Lions Club a ‘can-do’ organization

Editor, The Oak Harbor Lions Club is a “can-do” organization. The club’s commitment to service, combined with a wealth of skills, has made a great… Continue reading

  • Aug 28, 2018

Letter: Woman with master’s should not play victim

Editor, I am a woman who has been around way longer than the women’s movement. I am offended by the use of the woman card… Continue reading

  • Aug 24, 2018

Letter: Vote Janet St. Clair county commissioner

Editor, As the political season heads toward November, voters may rightly feel sick of national political antics. But we need to pay close attention to… Continue reading

  • Aug 24, 2018

Letter: Editorial more divisive than the use of nouns

Editor, In response to the editorial, “Attaching labels is divisive behavior we shouldn’t tolerate.” Labels are nouns and by themselves are not necessarily divisive. However,… Continue reading

  • Aug 24, 2018

Letter: Definitions of socialism, communism, liberalism

Editor, As we prepare to be assaulted by yet another election cycle I note that political invective is already being hurled indiscriminately. As usual, political… Continue reading

  • Aug 24, 2018

Letter: Whidbey Island swamp also needs to be drained

Editor, I just read the front page article of the Aug. 8 paper, and I am totally disgusted and chagrined at the apparent lack of… Continue reading

  • Aug 24, 2018

Letter: The cutting down of trees at local park is a tragedy

Editor, I was under the impression that Washington was pretty much a green state and that its citizens cared about taking care of the environment.… Continue reading

  • Aug 21, 2018

Letter: Why voters shouldn’t fear this Seattle transplant

Editor, In a recent letter to the editor, Commissioner Rick Hannold’s supporters seemed to fear the worst because I moved from Seattle. It’s true. We… Continue reading

  • Aug 21, 2018

Letter: Writer shouldn’t complain about noisy Growlers

Editor, In regards to “Brace for impacts from the ‘sounds of war’ on Whidbey,” when the A-6 Intruders and EA-6B Prowlers were here, the number… Continue reading

  • Aug 21, 2018

Letter: Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve gets OLF facts all wrong

Editor, Again, we need to clear up some typical Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve (COER) and Coupeville Community Allies (CCA) talking points that are completely false.… Continue reading

  • Aug 21, 2018

Letter: Hannold must represent electorate, including ‘libs’

Editor, We should all be questioning the ability of Mr. Rick Hannold to do his job sensibly and maturely. During a meeting concerning the Planning… Continue reading

  • Aug 17, 2018

Letter: Chemicals in town water unacceptable situation

Editor, It’s a sad fact that Coupeville residents and an untold number of private well owners still drink water contaminated with the Navy’s (PFAS) chemicals.… Continue reading

  • Aug 17, 2018

Letter: License plates making lighthouse a big draw

Editor, There are over 3,500 people cruising around our state with a Lighthouse License Plate displayed on their vehicle. More than 500 are here in… Continue reading

  • Aug 17, 2018

Letter: Alarmed by plan to hike number of Navy EA-18Gs

Editor, As a resident of Coupeville, I am alarmed by the Navy plan to increase the number of Growler operations at the OLF by 400… Continue reading

  • Aug 14, 2018

Letter: Habitat for Humanity is grateful for supporters

Editor, Thank you to our supporters. It has never been more important than today to talk about the need of affordable housing in Island County.… Continue reading

  • Aug 14, 2018

Letter: If you want to have a say, make service mandatory

Editor, Let’s be honest, this was never about noise. It’s about people who don’t like the military and want military people out of their neighborhood… Continue reading

  • Aug 14, 2018

Letter: It’s the illegal immigrants who are bad for America

Editor, As I was reading the many articles in the July 18 edition of the Whidbey News-Times, the section of letters to the editor got… Continue reading

  • Aug 13, 2018

Letter: Jet noise is ‘the sound of freedom,’ not ‘of war’

Editor, The “sound of war?” Really? This is a response to the absolutely repugnant and disgusting letter to the editor by Patrick Hurley. We suspect… Continue reading

  • Aug 13, 2018