Letters to the Editor

Letter: Koorn respects taxpayers, knows laws and safety standards

Editor, I retired from North Whidbey Fire and Rescue as a battalion chief after 25 years of service. During those years, I attended most of… Continue reading

  • Sep 17, 2019

 

Letter: We have a humanitarian crisis at the southern border

Editor, Since the beginning of 2019, more than 500,000 children, women and men have crossed the southern border of the United States seeking asylum from… Continue reading

  • Sep 17, 2019

 

Letter: If human activity is not responsible for climate change, then what is?

Editor, I would like to address Tugg Thomson’s comments regarding climate change in his Aug. 17 letter to the editor. • Water does expand with… Continue reading

  • Sep 17, 2019

 

Letter: Don’t be so quick to blame the Navy for water contamination

Editor, An article published recently in The Associated Press shows that it just might not be all the Navy’s fault for groundwater contamination with PFAs.… Continue reading

  • Sep 17, 2019

Letter: Department’s hard work shown during ‘ride along’

Editor, A few days ago, I visited the Oak Harbor Police Department. I used the phone in the lobby and asked to speak to an… Continue reading

  • Sep 13, 2019

Letter: Ebey’s National Historical Reserve is not necessary

Editor, I don’t expect a lot of public support for this, but I personally cannot find a narrative that explains why Ebey’s National Historical Reserve… Continue reading

  • Sep 13, 2019

Letter: NAS Whidbey would go on without the Growlers

Editor, I would like to express a few thoughts about the proposed Growler expansion on Whidbey Island. In 1999, Marine Air Station Irvine, Calif., moved… Continue reading

  • Sep 13, 2019

Letter: Blame for contamination may not be so clear

Editor, An article published recently in The Associated Press shows that it just might not be all the Navy’s fault for groundwater contamination with PFAs.… Continue reading

  • Sep 13, 2019

Letter: Growlers are more bearable than the tourists

Editor, This summer has proven to me that this island would be an utter misery if we had to depend on tourism to keep us… Continue reading

  • Sep 12, 2019

Letter: Nobody promised living under jets would be quiet

Editor, I believe that someone needs to speak up with some reality in this OLF Coupeville issue. A recent letter says “perfect solution … use… Continue reading

  • Sep 10, 2019

Letter: Serenity of yoga class was interrupted by jet noise

Editor, This past Monday, I attended a yoga class, which was interrupted by fly-overs. The deafening noise incapacitated our instructor and she suspended class. Students… Continue reading

  • Sep 10, 2019

Letter: WhidbeyHealth provided ‘expert,’ ‘loving’ care during stay

Editor, I recently met some of the most wonderful folks I have ever known right here in Coupeville and under deadly circumstances. And, as a… Continue reading

  • Sep 10, 2019

Letter: When impartiality is gone, it raises questions of fairness

Editor, Personally, I don’t see how anyone can support Donald Trump. His policies are bad and his character much worse. However, why is a prosecutor… Continue reading

  • Sep 6, 2019

Letter: The ruling on biosolids is a danger to human health

Editor, Recently, the Island County Board of Commissioners made a decision that I think more people need to know about regarding the distribution of biosolids… Continue reading

  • Sep 6, 2019

Letter: Bailey must believe money trumps the Constitution

Editor, I just came across state Sen. Barbara Bailey’s July 19 attack on Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s suit against NAS Whidbey. She attacked Ferguson with… Continue reading

  • Sep 6, 2019

Letter: How about moving landing practices to China Lake?

Editor, Fellow islanders, I may have the almost perfect solution for reducing the anticipated noise factor from the projected increase in training sorties of the… Continue reading

  • Sep 6, 2019

Letter: Senator shows she’s lost touch with local concerns

Editor, State Sen. Barbara Bailey’s Sound Off in the July 20 Whidbey News-Times exposes her as a disappointing representative who flirts with the truth and… Continue reading

  • Sep 3, 2019

Letter: You need to speak up and support the Navy

Editor, Why do the people of Whidbey Island allow an ambitious, self-promoting politician and dodgy new arrivals to define and mischaracterize their island? A quick… Continue reading

  • Sep 3, 2019

Letter: Great job on annual Oak Harbor Music Festival

Editor, I just wanted to express my thanks to all those who worked to make the Oak Harbor Music Festival happen. For my wife and… Continue reading

  • Sep 3, 2019

Letter: Climate change can only be solved if acknowledged

Editor, I am baffled by Tugg Thomson’s Aug. 17 letter to the editor arguing that climate change is not due to human activity. He refers… Continue reading

  • Aug 30, 2019