Letters to the Editor

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

Letter: Support Prop. 1, pay attention to who’s financing council candidates

Editor, Here we are, ballots in hand. We find ourselves, with the power of our votes, with the ability, even the responsibility, to set a… Continue reading

  • Oct 22, 2019

Letter: I-976 would lead to fewer buses, greater congestion

Editor, What an amazing service Island Transit is: Our citizens can go everywhere for free, without driving. Astonishing. But it seems like every year or… Continue reading

  • Oct 22, 2019

Letter: Political misinformation plagues Oak Harbor City Council race again

I find it funny how Mr. Fischer (in his letter to the editor, titled “Vegas Corp Pouring Money Into Council Races”) wants to make his… Continue reading

  • Oct 22, 2019

Letter: County’s sludge-spreading is putting residents at risk

Editor, If you live or own property on Whidbey Island you owe it to yourself to read the article referenced in the Sept. 14 letters… Continue reading

  • Oct 21, 2019

Letter:Pay attention to who’s funding Oak Harbor council races

Editor, There is reason for genuine concern in the upcoming election for two positions on Oak Harbor’s City Council. It is no coincidence that city… Continue reading

  • Oct 21, 2019

Letter: Investment firm is trying to buy council influence

Dear Editor: As the election draws near, Oak Harbor is once again inundated with a forest of yard signs. Hoping to influence voters with a… Continue reading

  • Oct 21, 2019

Letter: Get ballot in early if you want it delivered on time

Editor, In addition to the recent letter about delayed-mail-to-the-Island-County-Clerk revelation: If your mail is not in the Post Office (in Oak Harbor) by mid-afternoon, it… Continue reading

  • Oct 21, 2019

Letter: Voting to keep David Day on as port commissioner

Editor, I am happy to support David Day in his bid to be elected to continue as a commissioner for the Port of Coupeville. This… Continue reading

  • Oct 21, 2019

Letter: Vegas corporation pouring money into council races

Editor, As the election draws near, Oak Harbor is once again inundated with a forest of yard signs. Hoping to influence voters with a slogan… Continue reading

  • Oct 17, 2019

Letter: Music Festival fabulous because of community

Editor, On behalf of the board of directors of the Oak Harbor Music Festival, I would like to express our sincere thanks to all the… Continue reading

  • Oct 15, 2019

Letter: Navy naysayers will have irreversible consequences

Editor, To the misguided citizens trying so very hard to force the Navy to leave Whidbey Island — admit it; that has been your agenda… Continue reading

  • Oct 15, 2019

Letter: Doing simple research would have prevented today’s noise complaints

Editor, I have two properties on Whidbey Island, both in the Oak Harbor area. When we first came to the Island in 1989 on a… Continue reading

  • Oct 11, 2019

Letter: Fire district has been and will be served well by Koorn

Editor, I urge all residents of Island County Fire Protection District No. 2 to vote for Marv Koorn as commissioner of North Whidbey Fire and… Continue reading

  • Oct 11, 2019

Letter: Severns is committed to the city, should be re-elected

Editor, This letter is to express my support for the re-election of Bob Severns as mayor of Oak Harbor. I am a resident of the… Continue reading

  • Oct 11, 2019

Letter: Support the candidate who serves as a ‘voice of reason’

Editor, I want to compliment all who run for office as it is difficult with mass media sharing fiction, fact and other which can lead… Continue reading

  • Oct 8, 2019

Letter: Failure to do due diligence is a self-inflicted injury

Editor, Thank you, thank you, thank you, for your “Growler flight path” column, Mr. Graves, and how those who live under it made the choice… Continue reading

  • Oct 8, 2019

Letter: Proposed housing code change is a matter of greed

Editor, I’d like to respond to reporter Laura Guido’s article, “County eyeing cluster housing code revamp.” This proposal supports greed and does not help working… Continue reading

  • Oct 8, 2019

Letter: Salute the ‘sound of freedom,’ its impact on community

Editor, This past Fathers Day, me and my dad, former Oak Harbor mayor Al Koetje, sat down and talked about what Naval Air Station Whidbey… Continue reading

  • Oct 7, 2019

Letter: Publisher’s column on the nose about Growler noise

Editor, Dear Publisher Keven Graves, amen to your Sept. 21 column in the Whidbey News-Times regarding the controversial Outlying Field Coupeville and Naval Air Station… Continue reading

  • Oct 7, 2019