I wish to follow up on Tom Johnson’s letter to the editor published Aug. 12.
The point of the election on Nov. 3 is to vote for the candidate who will represent patients’ and taxpayers’ interests, and not keep the status quo at the hospital.
Having begun my career in 1971, I have been afforded decades of opportunity to experience health care’s medical evolution as well as its cultural devolution. Most of us are familiar with numerous positive medical advances.
Yesterday evening, the Swan Lake Preservation Group placed a flyer on my doorstep. In it, they portend the Fakkema family’s use of their own private property on the west side of Whidbey Island in a legal manner.
The following is an important message to each member of our community, both business owner and employee alike, regarding the proposed regulations requested by the president regarding the Fair Labor Standards Act and the payment of overtime.
I wish to encourage you to support the efforts to conserve the Fakkema family farm acreage as rural agricultural and forest lands.
The closing of Linds Pharmacy is a blow to Coupeville. The town, like Langley in 2009, appears to be too small to accommodate a standard pharmacy. Whidbey General, however, has a pharmacy, which currently serves only hospital inpatients.
While talking to some of the food vendors and some of the competitors, we did hear some disturbing comments regarding the Oak Harbor weekend.
I was dismayed and disgusted during the Whidbey Island Fair Parade to see that the South Whidbey American Legion Post’s entry in the parade carried not one, but two large Confederate flags. Add to that the fact that one of the motorcycle riders had a Nazi swastika on his headgear and one could wonder what the American Legion stands for.
I am extremely concerned about the upcoming election. I believe it imperative that we re-elect Georgia Gardner to the Whidbey General Hospital board.
Those who care for us should be cared for so they are able to provide excellent patient care.
The following is a rebuttal to two of the hospital’s statements made in Wednesday’s News-Times article headlined “WGH legal battles costly.”
Donald Trump and his supporters should be deported and dumped in North Korea. It’ll be like taking out the trash. When our country is rid of this garbage, America can heal from the shame of their ingratitude and Republicans can recover from the intoxicating conceit of the disrespectful Democratic who crashed their party.
I have to say I am utterly astounded by the behavior of two of our three Port of Coupeville commissioners, even though I am aware of the years of struggles, misunderstandings and disagreements between the port and the Farm Management Group.
As I visit with people around the island during this campaign season, I find there are a number of misconceptions about the Whidbey General Hospital health system and, as it impacts my candidacy as hospital commissioner, I’d like to offer a little information.
On Thursday, Aug. 20, all personnel who served aboard the USS Midway are invited to a no-host dinner at the VFW on Goldie Road.
This controversy has a personal effect on me, as I am one of the 60 or so artists who are represented by a gallery at the Greenbank Farm. The auto correct on my computer keeps wanting to change that to “Greenback,” as apparently do the commissioners.
I live in the Bush Point neighborhood. Recently I heard a low flying jet overhead. I looked out and saw — to my surprise — five jets? The Blue Angels.
Many previous letters to the editor have addressed the following from a narrow point of view, but... It’s not about the percentage of people who believe that Growler noise levels are detrimental to health. It is about our government obeying its own rules.
Hooray for the staunchly American judge who threw the anti-American Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve out of court in their socialistic attempt to get the rest of us to pay them for their failure to do any sort of due diligence in the purchase of property and what they now view as a mistaken move to Island County.