Letters to the Editor

Spreading the word about Bagel Factory Facebook post

Editor, I was thrilled to discover via your article that New York-style bagels are now available in Oak Harbor at the Whidbey Island Bagel Factory.… Continue reading

  • Apr 24, 2018

Why aren’t armed protestors being arrested?

Editor, I have an open question. Why is it OK for a large number of mostly white men and a few white women to show… Continue reading

  • Apr 24, 2018

Does everyone now need to be armed?

Editor, The last two issues of the Whidbey New-Times have printed Ed Hickey, and Larry Larson’s concerns about their Second Amendment rights. Let’s give the… Continue reading

  • Apr 20, 2018

Article shows why there needs to be competition

Editor, Health care has been a big issue in westernized countries for many decades. The question of whether we should have single payer or private… Continue reading

  • Apr 20, 2018

Environment is big factor in gun control discussion

Editor, On and on the arguments rage about the Constitution’s Second Amendment right to bear arms. Regardless of which side anyone is on, there are… Continue reading

  • Apr 17, 2018

Climate change not due to man, but part of God’s plan

Editor, The coordinated backlash against Commis-sioner Rick Hannold regarding “climate change” by David Coleman, Steen Hallings and now Gary Piazzon is regrettable. Their remarks were… Continue reading

  • Apr 17, 2018

Protect your Second Amendment rights

Editor, In response to Larry Larson’s excellent letter “If one Constitutional right is taken, why not take all,” on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, I would… Continue reading

  • Apr 13, 2018

Facts do matter when talking climate change

Editor, We wish to thank Commissioner Rick Hannold for sharing his position on climate change in a recent op-ed. Clearly he is in the anti-fact,… Continue reading

  • Apr 10, 2018

Allegation of wanting to shut down base is wrong

Editor, In a recent guest editorial, Rick Hannold claimed that I wanted to close down Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. His statement is simply not… Continue reading

  • Apr 10, 2018

Won’t know how much we lost until library gone

Editor, We need to support our libraries by voting yes for libraries on April 24. If the levy fails we will lose a precious community… Continue reading

  • Apr 10, 2018

Hannold’s ‘cherry picked’ logic raises concern

Editor, In reference to Commissioner Rick Hannold’s April 4 editorial, I was taken aback yet again that a person with the authority to influence our… Continue reading

  • Apr 10, 2018

Hannold’s climate change claims undermind credibility

Editor, Commissioner Rick Hannold’s guest editorial on April 4 would have been more appropriate had it been published on April Fool’s Day. He states that… Continue reading

  • Apr 6, 2018

Will congressman also speak support of pro-life?

Editor, An open letter to Congressman Rick Larsen: At the March For Our Lives event, the official speeches made it clear that it was an… Continue reading

  • Apr 6, 2018

is it time to get control of property tax?

Editor, In the last two years my property tax bill has increased an average of 14.7 percent per year. At this rate my tax will… Continue reading

  • Apr 6, 2018

Wright’s proposal a ‘loser,’ plain simple

Editor, I write on behalf of many who have followed and participated in deliberations around the proposed “Wright’s Crossing” development of up to 1,500 homes… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2018

Paul will be effective district representative

Editor, I met Dave Paul this past summer. Since then, I have got to know him and admire who he is as a person. The… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2018

Only $49K used for Pickard easement

Editor, The Island County Conservation Futures Fund is a vital tool to protect and preserve our rural character in Island County. In the March 13… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2018

If one Constitutional right is taken, why not take all?

Editor, Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to address your readers regarding the abridging of my Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2018

Loan isn’t going to fix the hospital’s larger problems

Editor, The lead article in the March 17 Whidbey News-Times got my attention very fast, as I am sure it did others. What is the… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2018

Allied Artists is indeed a nonprofit group

Editor, Whidbey Allied Artists is indeed a nonprofit organization and has been incorporated in the state of Washington as such. Our mission “is to provide… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2018