Letters to the Editor

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

Let’s not sacrifice island’s health for a quick buck

Editor, What on earth goes on in the heads of Oak Harbor leadership? Should our once celebrated unique rural character and small town friendliness be… Continue reading

  • Aug 11, 2017

Whidbey woman experiences single payer health care, fast and free

Editor, On a recent trip to Scotland I had the misfortune to break a bone in my ankle. I went to the emergency room at… Continue reading

  • Aug 8, 2017

We must admit guilt, end the madness of nuclear war

Editor, Seventy two years ago, on Aug. 9, 1945, only three days after the world’s first nuclear bomb was exploded over Hiroshima, a second nuclear… Continue reading

  • Aug 8, 2017

Trump should return to reality TV

Editor, Perhaps it’s time for Donald J. Trump to return to reality TV. He is more suited to that format. It’s full of drama, negativity… Continue reading

  • Aug 4, 2017

Humans and civilized humans, there’s an age of difference

Editor, Members of this culture are so narcissistic that they’re now calling this era the Anthropocene: the Age of Man. The term was devised by… Continue reading

  • Aug 4, 2017

We need to get proactive about code enforcement

Editor, In response to a recent Whidbey News-Times article on code violations, this seems to be a big issue that has been on the back… Continue reading

  • Aug 4, 2017

Lawmakers, have you tried living on $20,000 a year?

Editor, Legislators, I see you got another raise. That’s two years in a row. Why two years in a row? Someone got smart and found… Continue reading

  • Aug 4, 2017

Next step to heal US is with ‘President Pence’

Editor, We are nearing the age of senior citizenship. As with many Americans our age, the events of the last few years have given us… Continue reading

  • Aug 1, 2017

Grateful for service local newspaper provides

Editor, You said it well and said it right in your column (Whidbey News-Times July 26). In spite of moles, scars, acne or even a… Continue reading

  • Aug 1, 2017

Hospital needs to step up its game

Editor, If you visited the emergency room or schedule a procedure at WhidbeyHealth Medical Center you have, no doubt, encountered several hours of wait time… Continue reading

  • Aug 1, 2017

Wallin Funeral Home was a good choice

Editor, Your recent article about Burley and Visser Funeral Homes closing prompts me to write about my personal experience with Wallin Funeral Home and Cremation… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2017

There are some of us who love ‘alternative facts’

Editor, I found the recent commentary in the Saturday, July 22 publisher’s column pertinent and faulty. The article’s introduction: “The motive behind the whole ‘fake… Continue reading

  • Jul 25, 2017

Maybe it’s time for fire commission to change

Editor, The North Whidbey Fire and Rescue fire commissioners have already voted to put their levy on the November ballot if it fails in August.… Continue reading

  • Jul 25, 2017

Fire levy increase isn’t warranted

Editor, With my many years as a senior budget analyst for city, state and federal governments, I can tell when things are off track in… Continue reading

  • Jul 25, 2017

Vote ‘yes’ Aug. 1 to save the pool

Editor, I am a commissioner for the North Whidbey Parks and Recreation District. The comments below are my own and not necessarily the stated position… Continue reading

  • Jul 25, 2017

People outside city also support Oak Harbor pool

Editor, Why would someone like me who lives and is a registered voter in Coupeville be interested in a Oak Harbor swimming pool levy? The… Continue reading

  • Jul 21, 2017

Parks district an important part of North Whidbey

Editor, Please know how very important our North Whidbey Parks and Rec District is to the entire north end of Whidbey Island. It provides benefit… Continue reading

  • Jul 21, 2017