Letters to the Editor

Event canceled, but Hearts and Hammers still serving

Editor, For more than a quarter of a century, during this time of year, hundreds of volunteers have gathered to improve the living situation of… Continue reading

  • Jun 19, 2020

Bacon is a hard worker who loves Island County

Editor, It’s important for me as a citizen of Island County that we elect commissioners with vision, experience, and integrity. Aug. 4 is the primary… Continue reading

  • Jun 19, 2020

Hats a good way to avoid arguments

Editor, I don’t see what the fuss is about with people wearing MAGA hats. Seems to me like a good way to avoid arguments, so… Continue reading

  • Jun 19, 2020

Systemic racism in this country faded decades ago

Editor, The attitude of your guest columnist, Preston Ossman, is one of the reasons our country is in such turmoil. People with his view are… Continue reading

  • Jun 19, 2020

Cliff is a compassionate, intelligent, caring person

Editor, During my tenure with Island County, working as a counselor, I was a part of the Drug Court team and was able to observe… Continue reading

  • Jun 19, 2020

Greene has a vision, common sense ideas

Editor, We need on the county board of commissioners a person who is committed to the challenges of efficiency and streamlining of all county processing.… Continue reading

  • Jun 19, 2020

Letter writers express range of bizarre, offensive viewpoints

Editor, There are typically many interesting letters to the editor which I have enjoyed reading. But the June 17 edition had the most bizarre and… Continue reading

  • Jun 19, 2020

Would a white person have died over a fake $20?

Editor, This is in response to Lisa Root’s letter to the editor about George Floyd. According to the Cup Foods store owner, Abumayyaleh made the… Continue reading

  • Jun 19, 2020

Flawed or not, Floyd did not deserve to die

Editor, Regarding the June 16 letter to the editor, “Floyd was perhaps a ‘nice guy,’ but his background was flawed,” I am writing to express… Continue reading

  • Jun 19, 2020

Accusations don’t justify killing by a police officer

Editor, I read Lisa Root’s letter with dismay. I couldn’t believe she was saying that, because George Floyd was “accused” of passing counterfeit money, had… Continue reading

  • Jun 19, 2020

Petrich has proven that she can get things done

Editor, I am writing to express my support for Kathleen Petrich for Superior Court Judge of Island County. I have come to know Kathleen while… Continue reading

  • Jun 19, 2020

Annual garden club tour, tea will be returning next year

Editor, From the Oak Harbor Garden Club to all our faithful followers on our yearly Garden Tour & Tea, we want to let you know… Continue reading

  • Jun 16, 2020

America is not a fascistcountry to be taken down

Editor, Who is Antifa, the voice of our youth claiming an ethical/ political high ground under the mantra of “Black Lives Matter”? I contend that… Continue reading

  • Jun 16, 2020

Elected officials should set an example and wear face masks

Editor, We were disappointed to see the headline on June 6 regarding Island County commissioners Jill Johnson’s and Janet St. Clair’s dismissal of the governor’s… Continue reading

  • Jun 16, 2020

How many protesters were bused in from Seattle?

Editor, I would like your paper to make an important correction. When writing your large front page photo and article about the Black Lives Matter… Continue reading

  • Jun 16, 2020

Glad sex offenders, child abusers coverage absent

Editor, I just ready my last two newspapers — they were filled with newsy articles relative to the island with some good news as well… Continue reading

  • Jun 16, 2020

Floyd was perhaps a ‘nice guy,’ but his background was flawed

Editor, Regarding the June 6 letter to the editor, “His Name was George Floyd, remember it.” Let’s get the facts straight about him. George may… Continue reading

  • Jun 16, 2020

Returning GOP delegates should be placed in quarantine

Editor, President Trump has announced that he is pulling the 2020 Republican Convention out of North Carolina because the state is requiring conformity with pandemic-related… Continue reading

  • Jun 16, 2020

Glad to see News-Times, The Record combined

Editor, Enjoyed the Saturday edition of the Whidbey News-Times today. Glad to see the new (old) size and the fact that you have finally created… Continue reading

  • Jun 16, 2020

Letter: To serve and protect, that’s what heroes do

Editor, “Trust me when I say that you can go elsewhere for a job. But you cannot go elsewhere for a soul.”- Senator Jeff Flake… Continue reading

  • Jun 12, 2020