Letters to the Editor

Letter: Employers can use discretion on masks when interactions are brief

Editor, In the Whidbey News-Times reporting of my board comments regarding the governor’s June 8 mandate that all employees must wear masks all the time,… Continue reading

  • Jun 9, 2020

Letter: Property owners harassed for exercising their rights

Editor, The article by Jessie Stensland, “Sand build-up leads to closure of Mutiny Bay boat ramp,” is, to say the least, very one-sided. The beach… Continue reading

  • Jun 9, 2020

Letter: America’s war against crime must be civil one

Editor, With all the disgusting news about police brutality in the news, it must be time for better police training. As a former cop from… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2020

Letter: His name was George Floyd, and his spirit had value

Editor, He wasn’t just another black man. His name was George. His friends called him “Big Floyd.” He moved to Minneapolis, Minn. to find work,… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2020

Letter: WhidbeyHealth condemns all violence, harassment

Editor, The staff and leadership at WhidbeyHealth condemn violence and harassment against any individual or group of people without exception. We cannot imagine the pain… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2020

Letter: You don’t have the right to endanger other lives

Editor, I am writing in response to Joseph Moreland’s letter to the editor in the May 30 edition of the Whidbey News-Times. He talked a… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2020

Letter: Grieving for patients who died unnecessarily

Editor, In response to May 30 letter to the editor from Joseph Moreland. He asserts that his rights under the First Amendment supersede anyone elses… Continue reading

  • Jun 2, 2020

Letter: We’re doing a far better here than Pennsylvania

Editor, Moon Township, Penn.? An opinion letter to our local newspaper critical of the Langley mayor from Moon Township, Penn.? The infection rate of Allegheny… Continue reading

  • May 29, 2020

Letter: Opening of boat launch a matter of public safety

Editor, I am writing this letter as a concerned resident about the situation at the Mutiny Bay boat launch. I am also writing because I… Continue reading

  • May 29, 2020

Letter: Are we simply sheep who blindly following leaders?

Editor, As our governor contemplates how to extend his lockdown order, and what to do after his powers expire on May 31, my question is,… Continue reading

  • May 29, 2020

Letter: Do those willing to risk COVID-19 realize it’s an agonizing death?

Editor, Do the people who say they are willing to take their chances and die from COVID-19 realize that their’s will be a slow, agonizing… Continue reading

  • May 29, 2020

Letter: Mayor’s action overreaching, a clear abuse of his power

Editor, We are witnessing another gross example of government overreach in the Langley mayor’s exercising his “emergency” power in mandating that everyone wear a mask… Continue reading

  • May 26, 2020

Letter: End the emergency, rely on peoples’ common sense

Editor, Gov. Jay Inslee declared on emergency on March 23 because of COVID-19. He implemented strict lockdown measures in order to keep the hospitals from… Continue reading

  • May 26, 2020

Letter: Instead of tearing it down, we should invest in USPS

Editor, We are back again, needing to protect the U.S. Postal Service, this time from Trump and his Republican cronies. Trump is trying to tear… Continue reading

  • May 26, 2020

Letter: Grateful to all those who responded to motorcycle accident

Editor, On Saturday, May 9 I was involved in a motorcycle accident at Sharpe’s Corner and State Highway 20. I would like to thank the… Continue reading

  • May 26, 2020

Letter: Team Calyx is a consistent, positive, inspirational pillar

Editor, My deepest appreciation goes out to what must be one of the most forward-thinking schools in this country — Whidbey’s own Calyx Community Arts… Continue reading

  • May 26, 2020

Letter: Cliff has more experience as judge than other candidates

Editor, Carolyn Cliff is the right choice to replace retiring Island County Superior Court Judge Vicki I. Churchill and deserves your support. Here’s why. First,… Continue reading

  • May 26, 2020

Letter: Memorial Day ceremony a very well done tribute

Editor, My wife and I just finished watching the Memorial Day tribute organized yet again by Kelly Davidson, whom we do not know. Many thanks… Continue reading

  • May 26, 2020

Letter: A quality mask perhaps better than $1,200 check

Editor, Taking a cue from my auto mechanic who always looks for the simplest problem leading to an obviously solution: Would we all not be… Continue reading

  • May 22, 2020

Letter: Price Johnson is a leader with extraordinary qualities

Editor, I am supporting Helen Price Johnson’s candidacy for state Senator and encourage others to do so as well. Helen is a leader with extraordinary… Continue reading

  • May 22, 2020