Letters to the Editor

Letter: Lack of Christian values is the problem, not guns

Editor, We had another shooting and all the anti-gun, anti-Second Amendment people are coming out of the woodwork. I get tired of people who do… Continue reading

  • Nov 19, 2019

 

Letter: Democrats are harassing Trump for his actions

Editor, Looking at the letters from last week, I noticed one that started out, “Anyone in America today, right now, who is not totally freaked… Continue reading

  • Nov 15, 2019

 

Letter: Consequences of gun violence far reaching

Editor, As I sit typing this letter, the news media are reporting yet another school shooting, this time at Saugus High School, Santa Clarita, Calif.… Continue reading

  • Nov 15, 2019

 

Letter: Thankful for voter support in bid to seek re-election

Editor, I want to take this opportunity to thank those who supported me for North Whidbey fire commissioner. I will continue to work to make… Continue reading

  • Nov 12, 2019

Letter: Congratulations, Mayor Severns, on re-election

Editor, I would like to publicly congratulate Bob Severns for winning re-election as mayor of Oak Harbor. I knocked on around 5,000 doors during the… Continue reading

  • Nov 12, 2019

Letter: Carbon tax a way to get biz, people to alter habits

Editor, This is in response to the Nov. 6 South Whidbey Record letter to the editor supporting a carbon fee bill. A carbon fee, or… Continue reading

  • Nov 8, 2019

Letter: Permit would allow Navy to discharge chemicals

Editor, The EPA has proposed a stormwater discharge permit for Navy discharges to Clover Valley Creek and Dugualla Bay. The EPA acknowledges that the proposed… Continue reading

  • Nov 8, 2019

Letter: Citizens should ‘wake up,’ support a carbon fee bill

Editor, It was the Sunday after the global climate strike inspired by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg. I was in church; the sermon title was… Continue reading

  • Nov 5, 2019

Letter: Event slated to explain taxes and assessments

Editor, The Island County Assessor’s Office has been invited by the Whidbey Island Association of Realtors to give a community presentation regarding the property tax… Continue reading

  • Nov 5, 2019

Letter: It’s time to strike against political cowardice

Editor, Anyone in America today, right now, who is not totally freaked out about what is happening to our democracy is not paying attention. The… Continue reading

  • Nov 5, 2019

Letter: Congress should ban PFAS in firefighting foam

Editor, Recently I attended an informative meeting hosted by the local greening congregations concerning drinking water. I learned that firefighting foam containing toxic PFAS chemicals… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2019

Letter: Navy withheld info on water contamination

Editor, The Navy found PFAS chemicals in water coming from its base more than a year ago – but didn’t reveal all that were found.… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2019

Letter: Fire commissioners have been fiscally prudent

Editor, I would like to clear up some items that have been said about me and North Whidbey Fire and Rescue. It has been said… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2019

Letter: I-976 would lead to another increase in ferry fares

Editor, Tim Eyman is sponsoring another $30 car-tab initiative, I-976, on this year’s ballot. Among a long list of transportation funding cuts included, I-976 could… Continue reading

  • Oct 29, 2019

Letter: In election, avoid council candidates connected to ‘baloney’

Editor, Having attended meetings by the promoters of the Wright’s Crossing debacle and finding it to be a carefully crafted bunch of baloney intended to… Continue reading

  • Oct 29, 2019

Letter: Intercultural learning helps build bridges

Editor, My name is Jin Ming Ma and I have lived in this wonderful country for over 28 years. I’m originally from China. I appreciated… Continue reading

  • Oct 29, 2019

Letter: Choice is clear in race for Oak Harbor council seats

Editor, I was intrigued by council candidate Michael Crawford’s response to my letter highlighting the fact that he and Mr. Mack have received out-of-state political… Continue reading

  • Oct 29, 2019

Letter: Mayor Bob Severns stays involved with community

Editor, I feel compelled to tell the citizens of Oak Harbor a little more about what I’ve done, what I am doing and why I… Continue reading

  • Oct 25, 2019

Letter: Forward-thinking people can plan for city’s future

Editor, In response to Oct. 19 letter: With all due respect Mr. Hulett, you have no clue what the hell is going on. Shame on… Continue reading

  • Oct 25, 2019

Letter: Don’t be fooled by the opponents of I-976

Editor, Wake up people, we’re being scammed again. The opposition to Tim Eyman’s Initiative 976 is doing what it does best — obfuscate in bold… Continue reading

  • Oct 22, 2019