Letters to the Editor

Letter: Like John Lewis, protestors in Ore. want equal rights

Editor, What is happening in Portland, Ore.? It looks and feels like terrorism. Unmarked cars deployed, seemingly out of nowhere, unleashing camouflaged men with no… Continue reading

  • Jul 31, 2020

Letter: Bacon is very experienced, level headed

Editor, I have known Melanie Bacon, Democratic candidate for Island County commissioner, District 1, for 10 years. I am impressed with her kindness, dedication, fairness,… Continue reading

  • Jul 31, 2020

Letter: Prosecute all those who broke law under Trump

Editor, In response to a letter to the editor by Mr. Richard Ays, who blusters that 100 million Democrats are brainwashed against Trump. Mr. Ays… Continue reading

  • Jul 31, 2020

Letter: Speak out in support of keeping the post office

Editor, The post office used to be a place one could register to vote, apply for a passport, cash a money order, meet neighbor sand… Continue reading

  • Jul 31, 2020

Letter: Path of geese shared with practicing Navy Growlers

Editor, The overwhelmingly splendid sound of geese has returned to Coupeville, marking their seasonal migration southward. In my neighborhood, that means a daily sight to… Continue reading

  • Jul 31, 2020

Letter: Voters can elect candidate with most judicial experience

Editor, Carolyn Cliff has a judicial record of caring for the most vulnerable among us. Some of the most vulnerable among us are children who… Continue reading

  • Jul 31, 2020

Letter: Apparently exercising your rights now makes you a criminal

Editor, President Trump and his cronies are modeling behavior that would would once have been unthinkable in the United States … wholesale blame, name calling,… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2020

Letter: Vote for legislators who will bring back common sense

Editor, This weekend most of the voters of Washington state received their ballots for the primary election of 2020. I was curious and did a… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2020

Letter: Does ‘inclusivity’ mean beating someone from other party?

Editor, Since when is it okay for our Republican candidates for high state office to stand by and watch while a group of their ardent… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2020

Letter: Vote for Muzzall, get state moving forward again

Editor, I’ve known Helen Price Johnson for a long time, yet I’m throwing my complete support to Ron Muzzall for state Senate. Helen is a… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2020

Letter: Hit piece says more about challenger than Dave Paul

Editor, Dave Paul is a champion of education. He is the father of a teenage daughter and son and has dedicated his life to the… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2020

Letter: Homola is ‘proven energy’ that’s needed in a state representative

Editor, There’s some great candidates for that state rep position, but one stands out. Angie Homola walks the talk, does her homework and has shown… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2020

Letter: With new hockey team name, Oak Harbor has an opportunity

Editor, With the announcement of the name of the new hockey team in Seattle, The Kraken, Oak Harbor has a unique opportunity. We can support… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2020

Letter: Likes Muzzall, but position on assault weapons is wrong

Editor, Recently elected state Sen. Ron Muzzall is a fine gentleman in many ways. He is rooted firmly in the immediate area, has worked hard… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2020

It may be mental rather than physical, but it’s still ‘slavery’

Editor, Bad news, folks, slavery in America is not dead. There are at least 100,000,000 slaves in the U.S., and they are all controlled by… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2020

Letter: First responders are first line of defense in crisis

Editor, On March 12, the South Whidbey Fire/EMS Depart-ment, with the board of fire commissioners, approved a resolution that everyone in our community should support;… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2020

Letter: Can-do Homola would hit deck running as state representative

Editor, One inevitable outcome of the COVID-19 epidemic is that our state will experience an unprecedented crunch in its operations and budget in 2020-21 and… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2020

Letter: Age-appropriate sex education is not ‘pornography’

Editor, After having read Mr. Kiser’s letter to the editor, I was quite amused to his reference of science-based sex education as “pornography.” Age appropriate… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2020

Letter: Why was Muzzall at gathering held by ‘extremists?’

Editor, I would like to offer an apology to Zach Wurtz on behalf of all the Thompsons in the USA. Our black sheep, Scott took… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2020

Letter: Send Olympia message that common sense, virtue matter

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

  • Jul 24, 2020