Letters to the Editor

Letter: Tarleton leads efforts to expand voter participation

Editor, Secretary of state races usually don’t attract much interest. But we should pay attention. Here in Washington state, vote for Democrat Gael Tarleton. She… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2020

Letter: We can’t afford to let our world be stolen, destroyed

Editor, Donald Trump has awakened many people like myself to the fact of how fragile our democracy is. Throughout most of my life, I was… Continue reading

Letter: After reading pro-GOP ad, independent voted Democrat

Editor, Thank you for printing the full-page (paid advertisement) ranting of Joseph C. Coomer. I have always considered myself an independent voter, but after reading… Continue reading

  • Oct 20, 2020

Letter: Base your Ref. 90 vote on facts, not misinformation

Editor, Referendum 90 will require Washington school districts to provide comprehensive sexual health education. The instruction must be medically accurate, age appropriate and inclusive of… Continue reading

  • Oct 20, 2020

Letter: Cartoon misinforms about herd immunity

Editor, While I typically enjoy the snarky humor of editorial cartoons, the cartoon in Oct. 17 Whidbey News-Times deriding those who believe in herd immunity… Continue reading

  • Oct 20, 2020

Letter: Homola is the better choice for House

Editor, I am very disappointed to see the Whidbey New-Times’ endorsement of Greg Gilday over Angie Homola. As your editorial states, Homola has “valuable local… Continue reading

  • Oct 20, 2020

Letter: Misinformation affects people from all political affiliations

Editor, Elections have always been wrought with intense emotions, positive and negative. But, today in an age of unrestricted, profit-driven corporate control over the messages… Continue reading

  • Oct 20, 2020

Letter: Potholes in road have no pollitical affiliation

Editor, Here are two reasons why I am voting to re-elect Jill Johnson for Island County commissioner. One of the arguments against her is the… Continue reading

  • Oct 20, 2020

Letter: Reconsider decision to not endorse Homola for House

Editor, I was puzzled and disappointed when I read the Whidbey News-Times’ political endorsements that excluded Angie Homola, a candidate for the 10th district House,… Continue reading

  • Oct 20, 2020

Letter: Will obligation to PACs divert attention from district needs?

Editor, In order to be an informed voter one must research the candidates to learn about their backgrounds and the positions they take on issues.… Continue reading

  • Oct 20, 2020

Letter: Don’t be fooled by the small ‘R’ on GOP signs

Editor, As we approach the final phase of this important election cycle, I’ve noted that the ‘R’ at the bottom of local Republican candidate signs… Continue reading

  • Oct 16, 2020

Letter: Price Johnson a progressive liberal who will hike taxes

Editor, When looking at the Saturday Whidbey News-Times, I noticed a couple of things. Letters criticizing Republicans for holding outdoor meetings without masks or distancing.… Continue reading

  • Oct 16, 2020

Letter: Price Johnson there for people with disabilities

Editor, In our front yard we have a flagpole. It has the American flag, the 12th man flag and, at the base of the flagpole,… Continue reading

  • Oct 16, 2020

Letter: Return local control over sex ed to schools, families

Editor, A recent letter to the editor sought to address Referendum 90. The author described the current sex ed requirements for Washington state schools but… Continue reading

  • Oct 16, 2020

Letter: Island County deserves very best judges, including Cliff

Editor, Having worked 15 years as secretary for Carolyn Cliff, candidate for Island County Superior Court Judge Position 2, I know firsthand she has an… Continue reading

  • Oct 13, 2020

Letter: Muzzall is pragmatic, willing to seek out details, information

Editor, I am writing today in support of Ron Muzzall for state Senate. I have had the privilege of knowing Ron for over 30 years… Continue reading

  • Oct 13, 2020

Letter: Pro-development donors would lead to higher taxes

Editor, On Saturday, Oct. 10 I received a hit piece accusing Helen Price Johnson of supporting higher taxes. For those looking for facts, Helen has… Continue reading

  • Oct 13, 2020

Letter: Record makes it clear Cliff best for Superior Court seat

Editor, I support Carolyn Cliff as a Superior Court judge because she is an excellent attorney and judge pro tem who cares about the law… Continue reading

  • Oct 13, 2020

Letter: Rely on tried, true workers who are proven trustworthy

Editor, Politics has become like Halloween, Christmas and April Fools day all rolled into one. Who can believe the crowd of deep-pocketed newbie clowns with… Continue reading

  • Oct 13, 2020

Letter: Sign thefts are not limited to Democratic candidates

Editor, This is in response to Bob Wall’s letter to the editor, “There’s no stronger endorsement than taking one’s yard sign.” I hope you’re right,… Continue reading

  • Oct 13, 2020