Letters to the Editor

Letter: Trump’s lies harmless, but Joe Biden’s are not

Editor, Let us acknowledge that Donald Trump has lied — he follows a long line of politicians and, in fact, even the best of them… Continue reading

  • Dec 29, 2020

Letter: We need not fight to express our opinions

Editor, I read a community news paper almost religiously whenever and wherever I am. The Opinion page is more or less the first section I… Continue reading

  • Dec 29, 2020

Letter: Hold on, the Biden cavalry is coming

Editor, Michael Flynn, Trump’s former National Security adviser, now with his shiny new pardon, has recently been seen on a Fox News-wannabe station still advising… Continue reading

  • Dec 25, 2020

Letter: Trump increased employment, national wealth, moral authority

Editor, I wish to present a response to Nancy Mayer of Freeland, who so eloquently espoused the need to support the incoming administration. To begin… Continue reading

  • Dec 25, 2020

Letter: Where did the COVID money go, Helen Price Johnson?

Editor, As part of the newly passed COVID relief bill, Congress has added $25 billion for rental assistance to be divided among the states. I… Continue reading

  • Dec 25, 2020

Letter: Fair elections, smooth transfer of power is what democracy is about

Editor, Michael Flynn, former Trump national security adviser — for about a minute — now with his shiny new pardon in tow, has recently been… Continue reading

  • Dec 22, 2020

Letter: Students more active, interactive in virtual environment

Editor, This is in response to Calvin R. Hart’s letter to the editor in the Dec. 16 edition of the newspaper. In my years of… Continue reading

  • Dec 22, 2020

Letter: Taxpayer money shouldn’t be spent on derelict boats

Editor, The problem with your article on the derelict boat is the complete lack of responsibility on the part of the owner, Mr. Elm. It… Continue reading

  • Dec 22, 2020

Letter: Yes, Trump is a liar, but Biden is a warmonger

Editor, In response to Nancy Mayer’s Dec. 18 letter to the editor, Trump did lose the election; there is no credible evidence of wide-spread voter… Continue reading

  • Dec 22, 2020

Letter: Shouldn’t judge neighbors based on party affiliation

Editor, Now that the elections are finally over, could we please get back to some normalcy? Let’s stop judging our friends, neighbors, family and others… Continue reading

  • Dec 18, 2020

Letter: Trump lost election, Biden needs support

Editor, For all the people who think Trump is their hero: Would you just look around and stop watching Fox News? The pandemic has thrown… Continue reading

  • Dec 18, 2020

Letter: With community’s support, Good Cheer $2,200 happier

Editor, A couple weeks ago, I was thinking about how to help some of my co-workers who are struggling because of cut hours. Our school… Continue reading

  • Dec 18, 2020

Letter: CARES funding purchase of critically PPE possible

Editor, As president of WhidbeyHealth Foundation, the fundraising charity for WhidbeyHealth, I would like to express our deep appreciation for the generous grant provided by… Continue reading

  • Dec 15, 2020

Letter: Defund police is not the message, it’s ‘re-imagine’

Editor, Perhaps, like many readers, I thoroughly endorse the objectives of the Black Lives Matter movement. But, their insistence on using the term “defund the… Continue reading

  • Dec 15, 2020

Letter: Growler noise: Prioritize human lives over lives of whales

Editor, I want to thank Lauren Kuehne and other scientists in pushing forward the science on noise pollution. Nobody smart disputes that noise pollution is… Continue reading

  • Dec 15, 2020

Letter: Practice on expectant targets, not unsuspecting civilians

Editor, Shouldn’t “clandestine approach and surveillance training” be practiced on expectant targets rather than innocent and unsuspecting civilians using their tax funded parks for solace… Continue reading

  • Dec 15, 2020

Letter: Show appreciation for postal carriers, garbage haulers

Editor, For the last several years we have, in the Spirit of Christmas and simply to show our appreciation of their services, added our postal… Continue reading

  • Dec 15, 2020

Letter: Students cannot learn over Zoom sessions

Editor, I am a veteran and retired member of the U.S. Air Force. I am very concerned about the closing of our schools. This is… Continue reading

  • Dec 15, 2020

Letter: Four Horsemen on verge of bringing on Apocolypse

Editor, Now that all you highly intelligent Democrats, radicals, socialists, thieves and progressives have almost succeeded in getting the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse —… Continue reading

  • Dec 11, 2020

Letter: Media was right about outcome of the election

Editor, The recent election and, more recently, the letter to the editor by Mr. Moreland proves his point. Although he won’t admit it, he too… Continue reading

  • Dec 11, 2020