Editor, Pastor Lawler should feel perfectly free to pray privately or in his church to whatever imaginary deity he adores. He has no right, however, to prosthelytize his faith to a captive audience gathered for the secular business of running the city’s government.
The decision to sue City of Oak Harbor is not Cladoosby’s alone Editor, Regarding the letter by Rollanda Sitko in the Whidbey News-Times on May 1 entitled “Can’t afford to support tribal casino suing city,” the City of Oak Harbor was warned by archaeologists that there is a burial ground in the area of Pioneer Way. You can’t expect the tribe to know where all their ancestors are buried.
Editor; I thank Mr. Van Voorst for his letter asking (for) more boisterous support of Whidbey Island Naval Air Station. There was one point that Mr. Van Voorst raised that I feel needs empathizing, namely the NAS Whidbey encroachers’ desire to close NAS Whidbey Island.
Editor, Personal projection — The EA-18G Growlers will be reassigned to Lemoore Naval Air Station and Oceana Naval Air Station once the P8s begin arriving.
Editor, In reference to the idea that businesses should be able to refuse service to whomever they choose, I’m sorry to say I agree. They should be able to pick to whom they offer their services.
Editor, Twenty years ago I wrote a letter to the Whidbey News-Times in support of Rick Schulte for school superintendent.
Editor, It is now abundantly clear that the Obama Administration lied to the American public about the Benghazi Consulate terrorist attack and engaged in a pre-election cover-up. Abundantly clear to those of us who still care about truth in government that is.
Editor, A political cartoon in Saturday’s paper shows a broken down car, a shack and part of a truck and said they are not really a car, a house and a truck. The last panel shows a small recycle bin — no glass — and asks readers if we consider this a recycle program.
Editor, Thank you, Barbara Bailey, R-Oak Harbor. As our elected state senator, we appreciate the efforts that you are making to protect the rights of business owners in Washington state.
Editor, At the Island County Board of Commissioners meeting on April 22 a capacity crowd of 100-plus people were on hand, primarily to discuss the rescinding of the recycling ordinance that had been passed in late December.
Editor, Concerning Ian Jefferds’ comment that he is offended because he may be required to prove his commercial shellfish farm in Penn Cove does not result in “adverse environmental impact,” I submit the following.
Editor, From the recent articles, letters to the editor and highway signs it would appear to me that Michael Monson and his group don’t want to just close or move the Outlying Field, their goal is to close Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, or to perhaps pressure the Department of Defense to buy out their properties that are in the flight path.
Editor, Wednesday night was the open house held by Department of Ecology for Island County’s new Shoreline Master Program Update. Considering the plan has new and larger waterfront setbacks for home construction, I was curious and concerned what the plan would say about the hundreds of waterfront homes that had been legally constructed and met the setbacks at the time of construction but would now be non-conforming for setbacks once the plan is adopted.
Editor, In the next couple of weeks the Washington State Legislature will decide whether to fund construction of a third 144-car ferry. The ferry will replace one of the 60 year old boats currently in the system.
Editor, On Aug. 17, 2010, 71 percent of voters shot down Island County’s Proposition 1 property levy tax. Any “law and justice” $2.6 million fall ballot measure is simply Prop 1 gussied up to make it appear as if it something entirely different, but it’s the same thing all over again and voters should reject it, too.
Editor, Once again, the Navy is showing its complete disregard for the very citizens it is supposed to protect. They are putting in an automated complaint phone system starting May 15 because they claim the operators get too much abuse.
Editor, I wanted to take this opportunity to talk about people who you, as readers, rarely see or even come in contact with. But they are every bit as important to the production of this newspaper as anyone. Those are your newspaper delivery people. Often, they are a blur in the night. Delivering your paper while you sleep. Delivering in all kinds of weather and the occasional deer crossing the road.
Editor, Exposing ironies indeed. Todd Meyers wrote a guest editorial on April 17 that I found quite bizarre. Initially I thought it was just another laissez-faire, free market, invisible hand, Koch Brothers funded effort worshipping at the feet of Adam Smith.
Editor, I was so sorry to see the resignation of Laura Blankenship from the Port of Coupeville. For there to be a subtle insinuation of negative motives shows only that you don’t really know Laura.
Editor, Port of Coupeville Commissioners Marshall Bronson and Benye Weber should repay the public funds that were spent and wasted as a result of the false statements they made at the port’s Feb. 13 public meeting.