Letters to the Editor

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

Letter: Vote for Democrat is a vote for increased spending

Editor, The 2020 election is fast approaching, The citizens of the United States have a huge decision to make. I emphasized citizens because there are… Continue reading

  • Oct 13, 2020

Letter: Vote for Prop. 1 so responders have the resources they need

Editor, Today, I am advocating strongly that the residents of North Whidbey support and vote for the levy lid lift for North Whidbey Fire &… Continue reading

  • Oct 13, 2020

Letter: Vote to give our children a healthy and safe future

Editor, The current COVID-19 pandemic has taught us many lessons, not the least of which is the importance of having scientifically based information upon which… Continue reading

  • Oct 13, 2020

Letter: Want an honest, informed state rep? Dave Paul is your man

Editor, On Dec. 27, 2018, Dave Paul drove to La Conner to talk to residents about their request for help in funding a new library.… Continue reading

  • Oct 13, 2020

Letter: Price Johnson has the right stuff to be state senator

Editor, Helen Price Johnson has the right stuff to be our state senator. I have known Helen for over 30 years, since the days she… Continue reading

  • Oct 13, 2020

Letter: Bacon the best choice for county commisioner seat

Editor, As an experienced political person in Island County, I urge you to vote for Melanie Bacon as county commissioner for District 1. I couldn’t… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2020

Letter: Bacon, Johnson best choices for county commissioner

Editor, On Monday, Oct. 5, the League of Women Voters presented an excellent online session with the candidates for Island County Commissioner. The League and… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2020

Letter: Cliff knows the system, players, would hit the ground running

Editor, We are lucky to have a truly outstanding candidate for Island County Superior Court judge in the upcoming election. In my 30 years working… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2020

Letter: Consider new candidates to replace those entrenched

Editor, During this campaign season there are many new and interesting candidates with campaign signs all over who are running for public office. Some deserve… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2020