Letters to the Editor

Need Hannold to uphold Republican values

Editor, I was pleased to learn that Rick Hannold is seeking re-election for District 3 Island County Commissioner. Rick is the man for this job.… Continue reading

  • Jan 16, 2018

 

Nice to see at least one windmill preserved

Editor, What a welcoming sight on State Highway 20 as one approaches Oak Harbor from the north and sees the restored windmill at the Auld… Continue reading

  • Jan 16, 2018

 

Demo gardens a great asset at Greenbank Farm

Editor, In addition to the many amenities of the Greenbank Farm, a recent article failed to mention one of the farm’s most attractive features —… Continue reading

  • Jan 16, 2018

 

Interdepartment jousting is the real ‘snake’ here

Editor, This nastiness emanating from the other Washington must be contagious since we now have county commissioners calling our prosecuting attorney a snake, of all… Continue reading

  • Jan 12, 2018

The country needs truth, justice and reconciliation

Editor, I would like to respond to Mr. Ed Hickey’s Jan. 6 letter. First, it is the Democratic Party, not the Democrat Party. I could… Continue reading

  • Jan 12, 2018

Photo may have cause misunderstanding for readers

Editor, Your Jan. 6 edition included a headline that read, “County commissioner calls prosecutor ‘snake,’ accuses him of lying.” Directly above the article appeared a… Continue reading

  • Jan 9, 2018

Applaud our reps for tax plan votes

Editor, I find that I cannot let pass the counter-factual letter which appeared in the Jan. 2 Whidbey News-Times. Among other things, it incorrectly attacks… Continue reading

  • Jan 9, 2018

Still waiting for response to tax change request

Editor, On Nov. 15 and Nov. 25, 2017, I wrote a letter to the editor concerning unlawful practices of our Island County assessor and of… Continue reading

  • Jan 5, 2018

Democrats are ones that shouldn’t be trusted

Editor, I would like to add my comments to Rick Kiser’s excellent letter in the Jan. 3 Whidbey News-Times. Ever since the election of Donald… Continue reading

  • Jan 5, 2018

County needs to deal with housing crisis now

Editor, Is affordable housing important to our county commissioners? An article in the Dec. 20 Whidbey News-Times refers to a housing needs analysis which the… Continue reading

  • Jan 2, 2018

A ‘thank you’ to our elected officials

Editor, This is an open letter I sent to our three glorious leaders, Rick Larsen, Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray about their vote on tax… Continue reading

  • Jan 2, 2018

Thanks to employees who kept roads clear

Editor, In response to our Christmas Eve snow event I would like to send my deepest gratitude and appreciation to the Island County Public Works… Continue reading

  • Dec 29, 2017

Was land proposal really about affordable housing?

Editor, What has become of the 1,500-home Wright’s Crossing “affordable housing” proposal? Was it ever really about providing “affordable housing” by a concerned, heart in… Continue reading

  • Dec 26, 2017

Treasurer’s office can’t take early property tax payments

Editor, Multiple national and local (Seattle) newspapers have recently published articles urging taxpayers to consider making payments for property taxes before year-end 2017 to assure… Continue reading

  • Dec 26, 2017

Navy should make water contamination test results public

Editor, The Navy should immediately make public the results of its October 2017 testing for 14 PFAS chemicals in public and private wells. It previously… Continue reading

  • Dec 19, 2017

CDC censoring words bad for democracy

Editor, The seven censored CDC words never to be used again … These are trying days for our country and for all of us. We… Continue reading

  • Dec 19, 2017

Time for Oak Harbor to build own broadband

Editor, With the death of net neutrality, is it time for the city to look at building a municipal broadband? I think it is. It… Continue reading

  • Dec 19, 2017

Navy should release more water results

Editor, The Navy should immediately make public the results of its October 2017 testing for fourteen PFAS chemicals in public and private wells. It previously… Continue reading

  • Dec 19, 2017

Thank you for speaking out on harassment

Editor, Thank you for your editorial on Dec. 13. I am heartened to see my paper come out on the side of decent treatment for… Continue reading

  • Dec 15, 2017

Hope nation remembers brave women

Editor, The impossible has occurred; a Democrat won an election this week in the red state of Alabama. Although the defeat of Roy Moore is… Continue reading

  • Dec 15, 2017