When I was in my 20s, I worked for social justice and followed my heart when voting for candidates who most represented my values. Hence, I voted for candidates of the Democratic Party.
This November you a definite choice as you vote for a senator to represent you in Olympia.
Regarding Ed Hickey’s climate denialist Sept. 21 letter to the editor, sorry but your arguments are not facts. They are discredited talking points right out of the industry’s handbook, all refuted long ago.
On the Island County Board of Commissioners, Angie Homola was out of control with our tax dollars. She spent her time protecting bureaucracy and friends, while cutting funding for sheriff’s deputies and pursuing tax increases.
I have never been one to write letters to the editor but, being 76, I feel it’s time to start. As a Whidbey Islander for 45 years, I watched many elected officials come and go.
Using facts, not fiction or unfounded accusations, I want to express my support for Angie Homola for state Senate in the 10th District. Angie’s qualifications have been thoroughly vetted by others, so I’ll focus on why she is more aligned with my beliefs and values than her opponent, Sen. Barbara Bailey.
Regarding Gary Piazzon’s Sept. 15 letter to the editor, “Urge you to look at the facts objectively,” I would like to respond.
I just have to weigh in on the Wellness Center project. I have gotten over the fact the word “hospital” has gone the way of the buggy whip, and that we didn’t get the more sustainable solar panels promised when we voted for the “hospital” bond, but what happened to our pride from being at the center of a national reserve, and where is the pride that we are held to a higher standard.
We have known Sen. Barbara Bailey since she was a freshman representative. She has always been supportive of schools, the disadvantaged and returning veterans. She helps them with education, our young people trying to go to college and those in need, while supporting agricultural activities, industry and the small business community.
Doris Brevoort, rhymes with report, running for State Representative for the 10th Legislative District, is a refreshing change to the current position holder, Dave Hayes.
Thank you, Rick Kiser, for your Sept. 3 letter chastising those engaged in civil disobedience near the refineries in Anacortes. There are a couple of things to clarify. First they aren’t protestors, they are defenders.
The disgraceful display of multi-millionaire football players kneeling during our national anthem on the anniversary of the 9/11 anniversary changed that. It might be “free speech” to disrespect our flag, but my free speech allows me to write this and to turn off my TV set.
Editor, Being a Court Appointed Special Advocate, or CASA, isn’t easy. Our CASAs are highly trained volunteers that are appointed by a judge to advocate for the best interests of children that have been removed from their homes following allegations of abuse or neglect.
Editor, Let me see if I’ve got this straight. The Republican machine puts out a full-page mailer filled with lies, half truths and photo shopped pictures attacking Angie Homola. These are exactly the same tactics used by Sen. Barbara Bailey in her attacks against former senator Mary Margaret Haugen four years ago.
Editor, Carol Allender wants proof that Sen. Barbara Bailey takes money from unsavory contributors. Sen. Bailey’s contributions are listed at votesmart.org and include $8,150 from pharmaceutical companies and $700 from payday lenders.
Seven candidates for the Whidbey Island Public Hospital Board of Commissioners, District No. 5, presented themselves for public scrutiny at the WhidbeyHealth Medical Center this week.
As mentioned in Whidbey News-Times reporter Ron Newberry’s Sept. 3 article on the Haller House, Historic Whidbey’s efforts to save the historic house are now over.
Wondering why the traffic has to back up on Regatta Drive during school pickup times? Cars have nowhere to park on the side and block the street so no one can drive through because of heavy traffic both directions.
As a United States congressman, Jay Inslee legislated at night behind closed doors with the Democrat cabal.
A very simple way to get Mexico to pay for the wall is to use the federal aid our government gives Mexico.