Letters to the Editor

Watada simply broke promise

In the article, “Coupeville supports Watada,” (News-Times, Jan. 17) I love the way Paul Boring, staff writer, lumps everyone who lives in Coupeville into his… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2007

No longer in our Band of Brothers

Having read numerous comments in this newspaper regarding Lt. Watada’s anti-Iraq war presentation in Coupeville, I feel compelled to offer another viewpoint.I made a conscious… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2007

We’re paying to defend Banks

I finally figured out why my property taxes went up so much. Island County had to raise them to pay for all the litigation and… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2007

Men fortunate Watada quit

I am a friend of Chris Gomes and could not have said it better (Letters, Jan. 20). I spent 20 years in the Army including… Continue reading

  • Jan 27, 2007

Deadly wreck just a mistake

Why is it when a car crashes or someone gets drunk and speeds everyone compares it to Raymond Prokop? Once again (News-Times, Jan. 10) the… Continue reading

  • Jan 27, 2007

Watada acts with courage

Without question, Chris Gomes’ situation is worthy of sympathy, and I’m sure all the readers of his Jan. 20 letter to the editor wish his… Continue reading

  • Jan 27, 2007

Too much Watada coverage

I am disappointed at the Whidbey News-Times’ decision to run a lengthy feature on Mr. Watada. While his appearance in Coupeville was newsworthy, the length… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2007

Let’s respect other views

Paul Boring did a good job of covering Lt. Watada’s appearance in Coupeville. I have little to add to his account. Clearly, “Coupeville supports Watada,”… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2007

Oath demands military obedience

I’m not sure 100 people at a Recreation Center reflect the opinions of “Coupeville,” but it does concern me as a citizen and a military… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2007

View threatens our democracy

The article titled “Won’t fight in Iraq” begins by trying to portray Lt. Watada as some kind of hero, saying he was guided by conscience… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2007

Let’s seek out common ground

I feel that many people are so focused on tearing down whatever administration or political party or ideology they disagree with (such as the Jan.… Continue reading

  • Jan 20, 2007

Army refusenik just a coward

This man, Ehren Watada, is a coward (News-Times, Jan. 17). My son is currently in Army boot camp and if I’m being honest it scares… Continue reading

  • Jan 20, 2007

County lacks chicken feathers

It is sad to see that so many poultry farms are no longer in business on Whidbey. If they were still in business there would… Continue reading

  • Jan 20, 2007

Total loyalty has drawbacks

Greg Banks (News-Times, Jan. 13) is quoted as saying, “I expect the loyalty of my deputy prosecutors, and I’m entitled to the loyalty of my… Continue reading

  • Jan 20, 2007

Bigger issues than Banks

It appears you overlooked the fact the election was over Nov. 7, but you continue to print biased articles about Greg Banks who was reelected… Continue reading

  • Jan 20, 2007

Thanks: County cares about children

Thank you to Island County commissioners Mac McDowell, Bill Byrd and Mike Shelton for their support of the Children’s Commission in the 2007 budget for… Continue reading

  • Jan 17, 2007

Storms: Simple lesson: Be prepared

With all the letters that I have been reading about the storms and PSE and such I would like to take a moment to comment.I… Continue reading

  • Jan 17, 2007

Elections: Don’t single out Barbara Bailey

In reply to “We’re watching Barbara Bailey” (Letters, Jan. 6):I don’t think I’ve ever read anything as narrow minded and bigoted! It would seem Mr.… Continue reading

  • Jan 17, 2007

Help House has plenty of help

North Whidbey Help House, which was chartered on July 7, 1977, is the food bank that feeds those in need from Deception Pass to Greenbank.… Continue reading

  • Jan 17, 2007

Current events: No response to dumping

I would like to comment on the issue of illegal dumping on Whidbey Island, and the response of the Sheriff’s Office to this recurrent problem.I… Continue reading

  • Jan 13, 2007