Letters to the Editor

PSE offering free LED bulbs to OH residents

Editor, Thank you Oak Harbor for saving energy, one LED light bulb at a time. Puget Sound Energy would like to thank Oak Harbor residents… Continue reading

  • Jul 18, 2017

Swim club’s dissolution will definitely leave a big void

Editor, I feel for all members of the North Whidbey Aquatic Club swim team that have to witness the end of their swim club. This… Continue reading

  • Jul 18, 2017

When there’s smoke, there’s probably a fire — vote ‘no’

Editor, I do not plan to vote for North Whidbey Fire and Rescue’s levy increase. If you look at the proposed increase from 76 cents… Continue reading

  • Jul 14, 2017

Do you really want to give fire district more of your money?

Editor, Fire commissioners say they need more of your money. Maybe that’s because commissioners Larry Wall and Bruce Carman voted to give the three chiefs… Continue reading

  • Jul 14, 2017

Thanks for supporting Beachcomber Bazaar

Editor, The Oak Harbor Kiwanis Club Beachcombers Bazaar was a great success and we want to thank all the shoppers who came to support our… Continue reading

  • Jul 11, 2017

Ryan’s House provides vital services

Editor, After reading the articles and opinion columns written about Ryan’s House, I decided to visit the facility, speak with the personnel and volunteers and… Continue reading

  • Jul 11, 2017

Swim club proposals have been nothing but accounting manuevers

Editor, In the 20 months that I have been on the North Whidbey Parks and Recreation District board, the executive director working with the North… Continue reading

  • Jul 11, 2017

Ignoring signs of suicide may be a matter of life or death

Editor, Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. The statistics for various demographics, regardless of method, are all staggering. Deception… Continue reading

  • Jul 7, 2017

Thanks for helping to make Garden Club tour a success

Editor, The Oak Harbor Garden Club wishes to thank the community for helping to make our Garden Tour this year a big success! To the… Continue reading

  • Jul 7, 2017

Heart of public governance is open dialogue

Editor, There have been a variety of articles and opinion pieces in the Whidbey News-Times sharing a singular view of the actions by the North… Continue reading

  • Jul 7, 2017

Foolish to think climate change isn’t man-made

Editor, I read the recent letters by David Powell and Ed Hickey denying human-caused climate change. Why this is an important debate to have in… Continue reading

  • Jul 5, 2017

Letter writer is incorrect on many health care facts

Editor, As a long-ago naval officer, I respect anyone, like Capt. Edward Drum, who has managed to reach his elevated rank. That said, his June… Continue reading

  • Jul 5, 2017

Thankful Larsen protects right to healthcare coverage

Editor, In response Edward Drum’s June 21 letter to the editor on health care, the allegation that 50 percent of people covered under the American… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2017

Letter writer wrong on many points about health care

Editor, I was intrigued by Edward Drum’s June 21 letter to the editor concerning health care. I should mention that Ed is a friend of… Continue reading

  • Jun 30, 2017

Set a fireworks law that police can, and will, enforce

Editor, Of the 599 calls for service in the three days referenced for last year, how many citations were issued for illegal fireworks or illegal… Continue reading

  • Jun 30, 2017

Dedication, knowledge of NAS Whidbey personnel appreciated

Editor, My husband and I attended the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island open house on Saturday. Along with touring several planes, including the P-8A Poseidon,… Continue reading

  • Jun 27, 2017

Do Republicans believe they can fool everybody?

Editor, When the Medicare bill was passed in 1965, only 70 of the 140 Republicans in the House and only 13 of the 32 Republicans… Continue reading

  • Jun 27, 2017

Don’t use pollution control to justify climate change ‘hoax’

Editor, In response to Mr. Sheldon’s June 21 letter, I am providing a reference to the climate change citation he requests. Google search “Kyoto University/UC… Continue reading

  • Jun 23, 2017

Tell PSE that ‘clean and green’ is the way to go

Editor, One participant said “From the Ashes” was the best documentary they’ve ever seen. It got a five rating from all in attendance last Wednesday… Continue reading

  • Jun 23, 2017

Show support by attending base open house

Editor, On June 24, we get to show our support for our troops. I get it’s hard for many of my fellow supporters of Naval… Continue reading

  • Jun 23, 2017