In reference to Vicki Robin’s July 6 letter to the editor of the Whidbey News-Times, what does she mean by “wrong side/right side?”
Island County Sheriff Mark Brown says, “Cops aren’t to blame for community violence.” Well, that may be so in Island County, where there are only three African Americans for every 100 whites living here.
In addition to asking, “who’s responsible?” let’s also ask, “where is the accountability?”
I agree with Tom Pacher’s July 13 letter to editor. I didn’t even see times allowed for fireworks posted in the paper this year. But I don’t think he should blame just kids, but “big kids” too.
Dementia is a scourge that must be deciphered and a cure found. Until that fine day, the many victims and those taking care of them need serious assistance, ending with hospice care in the end stages of this devastating disease. Dementia is a scourge that must be deciphered and a cure found. Until that fine day, the many victims and those taking care of them need serious assistance, ending with hospice care in the end stages of this devastating disease. Dementia is a scourge that must be deciphered and a cure found. Until that fine day, the many victims and those taking care of them need serious assistance, ending with hospice care in the end stages of this devastating disease.
I am surprised to see the many large expensive reelection signs for state Sen. Barbara Bailey all over Oak Harbor.
For years, I lamented the “fuddy duddy” crowd that wanted to ruin the Fourth of July and ban neighborhood fireworks. However, after this latest Independence Day, I am forced to join that call to ban them, though not for noise reasons.
Next to my letter to the editor, I saw the Sound Off opinion written by Island County Sheriff Mark Brown, and I just wanted to say “thank you for writing it.”
It appears not all people give thought to one of the biggest investments they will make. And be stuck with for years to come.
I wonder if the city of Oak Harbor has figuratively maxed out its credit cards
I don’t know about you, but I am tired of all the big-money special interests trying to buy our elections to protect their selfish interests. Since Bailey took office she has received more than $1 million dollars spent on behalf of her campaign or on smearing her opponents.
The Fourth of July once consisted of a couple nights of mostly popping sounds and sparkle, but this year it devolved into the island under siege of munitions-grade explosions. I heard from longtime residents that it is definitely different than it used to be.
The unfounded fears being tossed around this issue aren’t what bothers me most; what bothers me is our eager readiness to allow those fears to push us to actions that negatively impact those we would call neighbors.
Well, it appears common sense went out the window for this year’s celebration, and by that I mean who would put a carnival and vendors in a park next to a huge hole in the ground and Mount Oak Harbor in the parking lot?
I have to weigh in on the issue of the Park/Talman sculpture being demolished by the hospital. Mikal, the spelling he preferred, and I were very good friends since 1975.
Mari Anderson’s letter to the editor, “Believes NAS Whidbey should go back on list,” was so wide off the mark that an analogy of her letter would be, “Titanic had successful maiden voyage.”
After a year of political name-calling and clever ads and sound bytes, I’ve given up on candidates’ promises and now look at their voting records.
Editor, After reading week after week the incessant whining of COER writers who constantly blame the Navy for the result of their poor real estate choices, I am able to find some humor in the Whidbey News-Times in the form of the Island Scanner column.
Editor, “The economic well-being blood of Oak Harbor and surrounding communities was, and is still, dependent on the Navy base.”
Editor, Thank-you for the article and your editorial outlining the insensitive way Whidbey General’s administration dealt with the Park/Talman sculpture.