Letters to the Editor

Letter: Seguine strong candidate for Appeals Court

Editor, I recently met Tom Seguine and had an in-depth conversation with him about his candidacy for judge of the Washington State Court of Appeals.… Continue reading

  • Jul 20, 2018

 

Letter: Accident reveals flaws in emergency services

Editor, I am the 80-year-old man who managed to survive a boat capsizing on July 1 while my partner did not make it. First, I… Continue reading

  • Jul 20, 2018

 

Letter: Those who violate law, should face consequence

Editor, Your lead article, “Islanders join protest,” in the July 4 edition of the Whidbey News Times got my attention very fast. I was pleased… Continue reading

  • Jul 20, 2018

 

Letter: It’s worth taking time to read the U.S. Constitution

Editor, It’s getting hard to ignore our national news and the extensively detailed Mueller investigation that clearly is zeroing in on President Trump — a… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2018

Letter: Please accept apologies for President Donald Trump’s behavior

Editor, Dear Europe: Please accept my heartfelt apology as an American citizen for inflicting Donald Trump upon you these past several days. Let me assure… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2018

Letter: Immigrants are not the source of America’s woes

Editor, Three people in the United States have more combined wealth than half of all Americans. Since the late 1970s, CEO pay has increased over… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2018

Letter: Before judging, walk a mile in their shoes first

Editor, It has come to my attention that there has been lots of negativity concerning our homeless population. I am hoping to possibly shed a… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2018

Letter: Officers showed compassion

Editor, My wife passed away unexpectedly late in June. Deputy Sheriff Robert J. Davison and Deputy J. Johnson arrived at my home and were organized,… Continue reading

  • Jul 13, 2018

Letter: Humbled to be grand marshal

Editor, I was deeply humbled to have been selected as this year’s grand marshal of the Oak Harbor Fourth of July Parade. It has been… Continue reading

  • Jul 13, 2018

Letter: Can’t keep allowing immigrants to invade

Editor, We have a huge and growing problem at our southern border. It is national suicide to try to save everyone in Third World countries… Continue reading

  • Jul 13, 2018

Letter: Maybe should have used words ‘Nazis,’ ‘fascists?’

Editor, My apologies to left wingers who are not loonies. I was referring to those who incite violent riots and protests when their demands are… Continue reading

  • Jul 13, 2018

Letter: ‘Right-wingers’ ignore children

Editor, I want to respond to the recent “left-wing loonies” letter. I am a left-wing loony. One of the biggest differences I can see between… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2018

Letter: Commissioner Johnson’s remark makes no sense

Editor, Regarding a statement by Commissioner Jill Johnson in the article about affordable housing dated July 7, 2007; “Johnson said she believes housing is so… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2018

Letter: Real solution is to cut taxes

Editor, Dearest Jill Johnson and city council on affordable housing: Want to make housing affordable? Cut local property taxes by 50 percent! Cut local regulations… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2018

Letter: Confederate flag at parade doesn’t represent values

Editor, I write on behalf of the patriotic values I hold dear, on behalf of the children growing up in our community, on behalf of… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2018

Letter: Writer misinformed; right-wing policies damaging

Editor, The 7 July issue of the Whidbey News-Times carried a letter to the editor that contained a lot of biased information which needs to… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2018

Letter: Local well contamination should be a concern for all

Editor, The water that Coupeville residents and an untold number of private well owners drink is not safe. Not according to the Toxicological Profile for… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2018

Letter: Navy aviators are true heroes; learn to love noise

Editor, Yvonne Howell lives near Luke Air Force Base in Arizona. In a July article in Guideposts titled, “Jet, Jet, Pray!” she notes that, while… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2018

Letter: Rain couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm for Garden Tour

Editor, Thank you, thank you from the Oak Harbor Garden Club to all those who came out in the rain to view the six beautiful… Continue reading

  • Jul 6, 2018

Letter: Do our communities expect too much from the police?

Editor, How much do we expect of our police? Perhaps too much at times. Consider the following: Langley Police Chief David Marks’ handling of an… Continue reading

  • Jul 6, 2018