Letters to the Editor

Farewell friend and foe in Ebey’s Reserve

Editor, It is with hopeful anticipation and sadness that I am packing up my stuff, readying to leave Ebey’s Prairie, my home for 68 years,… Continue reading

  • Feb 27, 2018

Thankful for homeless count volunteers

Editor, Thank you volunteers and community supporters. Since 2006, Island County and partner agencies have participated in implementing the annual Homeless Point In Time Count.… Continue reading

  • Feb 27, 2018

Dreamers deserve path to citizenship

Editor, An essential point was missing in the recent letter from Ed Hickey. Dreamers are not illegal aliens though they are constantly labeled as such… Continue reading

  • Feb 23, 2018

No more ‘BS’ with gun control excuses

Editor, This is an open letter directed to Washington state legislators who failed to allow a assault weapon ban or even a limit on purchase… Continue reading

  • Feb 23, 2018

Banning all guns isn’t the answer to mass shootings

Editor, In reply to Sharron Gray’s Feb. 10 letter to the editor, she said that her niece, visiting from London, had the answer to our… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2018

‘Fringe group’ seeks base closure, not compatibility

Editor, Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve and other fringe groups have expanded their operations and under-the-table influence over the past years. On the surface, they claim… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2018

Thank you for urging responsible climate change action

Editor, Thank you for your editorial urging responsible action in confronting climate change. Washington state is poised to be a leader and model for other… Continue reading

  • Feb 16, 2018

Irony in Navy, civillian responses to security

Editor, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island just concluded a two-week drill which was an anti-terrorism exercise called Solid Curtain/Citadel Shield. A year ago I sent… Continue reading

  • Feb 16, 2018

Roundabout isn’t safe solution to traffic

Editor, Washington State Department of Transportation has not put traffic counters on State Highway 20, Banta or other roads. How can WSDOT design any road… Continue reading

  • Feb 16, 2018

State should follow county in banning fish net pens

Editor, I want to take a moment to express my appreciation to the past and present Island County Board of Commissioners for their efforts to… Continue reading

  • Feb 16, 2018

Appreciate community’s thoughts, prayers after death

Editor, We would like to thank all the friends and family that attended the funeral and reception for Leanne Mae (Libbey) Sahli. We appreciate all… Continue reading

  • Feb 13, 2018

Prosperity, greatness does not meet Dem’s agenda

Prosperity, greatness does not meet Democratic agenda

  • Feb 13, 2018

Grateful for community’s support in time of grief

Editor, Once again, I must thank the community for their consideration during my time of grieving after the passing of my son. Pete had more… Continue reading

  • Feb 9, 2018

Hannold calming for island’s Navy community

Editor, I ask that your readers please understand this Valentine’s Day the anxiety that many of us in the Skagit-Whidbey region like I have. It’s… Continue reading

  • Feb 9, 2018

Is there simple way to stop gun violence?

Editor, My niece and her husband, both from London, visited recently and we watched the local news one evening. Covered was a senseless school shooting,… Continue reading

  • Feb 9, 2018

Navy needs to address other chemicals in Coupeville wells

Editor, The Navy’s agreement to do something about its contamination of Coupeville’s water is long overdue. However, the decision the Navy and town are heralding… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2018

Effective leaders constantly evaluating decisions

Editor, In response to “Shutdown a reminder of grade school civics class,” I would choose dysfunctional leadership, which touches on all parts of society from… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2018

No vote on bump stock ban telling of Bailey’s integrity

Editor, I am a firearm owner. I have legally hunted wildlife in the past. I enjoy target shooting on an approved range. I am also… Continue reading

  • Feb 2, 2018

There’s a simple alternative to roundabouts

Editor, Do not be deceived by alleged traffic improvement benefits of roundabouts, especially when there is a more simple alternative. Roundabouts enormously increase lane-changing situations… Continue reading

  • Feb 2, 2018

Lets refrain from writing about national politics

Editor, With regards to Ty Welch’s letter to the editor on Trump and racism etc., where to begin? Wait, I have a better idea: don’t… Continue reading

  • Jan 30, 2018