Letters to the Editor

Letter: Alternative, safe vaccines withheld by ‘big pharma’

Editor, House Bill 1638 mandates the removal of “religious and personal exemptions allowed for Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccines.” Gov. Jay Inslee declared an… Continue reading

  • Feb 19, 2019

Letter: Security of this nation’s borders must be a priority

Editor, We have a very serious problem in our country created by politicians and supporters. Why does our president have to fight our Congress for… Continue reading

  • Feb 19, 2019

Letter: Wondering if the Navy has problem with credibility

Editor, The Navy Growler EIS makes dubious assertions, as well as verbal ones, like these expressed in a recent meeting with some Admirals Cove folks:… Continue reading

  • Feb 15, 2019

Letter: Exposure to jet noise may have damaging effects

Editor, Noise exposure from military jets has long been shown to cause a significant increase in blood pressure and “shock” to the body. If noise… Continue reading

  • Feb 15, 2019

Letter: OLF discussion needs to remain in the spotlight

Editor, I just want to thank Congressman Rick Larsen for writing the Secretary of the Navy to give time for the Advisory Council of Historic… Continue reading

  • Feb 12, 2019

Letter: Navy took quick action to address problem of PFAs

Editor, In the Saturday, Feb. 2 edition, Rick Abraham implies that our Navy is delinquent in taking responsibility for PFAS contamination in our groundwater stemming… Continue reading

  • Feb 12, 2019

Letter: Navy would allow toxins to remain in water wells

Editor, The legislators in Olympia are on a rampage right now loading up the docket with all the stupid, unenforceable, mostly unconstitutional and ineffective bills… Continue reading

  • Feb 8, 2019

Letter: Wording could have people drinking contaminated water

Editor, The Navy and Coupeville’s “path forward” to the solution of the town’s PFAS-contaminated water supply is a slow one that won’t get people the… Continue reading

  • Feb 8, 2019

Letter: The student who stood his ground was not at fault

Editor, I don’t expect to win friends by saying this, but I’d like to speak up in defense of the Kentucky high schooler who stood… Continue reading

  • Feb 8, 2019

Letter: Americans come together to achieve a common goal

Editor, Thank you, Whidbey. I am Charles Monahan, commander of the local Disabled American Veteran (DAV) Chapter 47. I was lucky to be introduced to… Continue reading

  • Feb 8, 2019

Letter: Thank you for hard work work along Madrona Way

Editor, I would like to thank the Island County commissioners and the crew that has been cleaning up the trees along Madrona Way. We can… Continue reading

  • Feb 8, 2019

Letter: Emergency responders serve community well

Editor, In the early morning hours of Friday, Jan. 25, North Whidbey Fire and Rescue and a WhidbeyHealth ambulance responded to a motor vehicle accident… Continue reading

  • Feb 5, 2019

Letter: We need to take care of place in which we live

Editor, Our behavior has consequences. Our oceans have big problems. I think this fact is common knowledge by now. In particular, plastics end up in… Continue reading

  • Feb 5, 2019

Letter: Breaching dam is best solution for killer whales

Editor, “Urgent warning: Elected officials, if breaching does not begin this winter, you are killing the last hope for southern resident killer whales and our… Continue reading

  • Feb 5, 2019

Letter: We must disavow Patriot Prayer’s ideas, its actions

Editor, It is easy to believe that our island is an isolated locale, that nothing that happens here can possibly influence the outside world. However,… Continue reading

  • Feb 1, 2019

Letter: Wherever Patriot Prayer group goes, hate follows

Editor, Your paper published an article on Jan. 29 titled “Gun-rights group planning Whidbey gathering,” which announced the Feb. 2 “Enforce the 2nd Amendment” meeting… Continue reading

  • Feb 1, 2019

Letter: Every life lost to domestic violence is one too many

Editor, It’s happened again in our community. Every single life lost to domestic violence is one too many. In Washington state last years there were… Continue reading

  • Feb 1, 2019

Letter: Patriot Prayer shouldn’t be welcomed on Whidbey

Editor, Patriot Prayer shouldn’t be welcomed on Whidbey Island. You may be fortunate enough to have never heard of the organization Patriot Prayer; they’re often… Continue reading

  • Feb 1, 2019

Letter: Beauty of Ebey’s historic reserve needs to be preserved

Editor, Navy: you’ve done enough harm. Stop destroying, poisoning our environment. As a noted historian and Island County citizen Mr. Thom Gunn stated in a… Continue reading

  • Jan 29, 2019

Letter: County Coroner Robert Bishop works tirelessly

Editor, I’d like to take a moment to thank Island County Coroner Robert Bishop for all he does for our community. After the sudden loss… Continue reading

  • Jan 29, 2019