Letters to the Editor

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

Current events: Some saw this coming

Is there a kind of Nostradamus living among us in Oak Harbor?In the last few weeks I have read of Oak Harbor schools “discovering” empty… Continue reading

  • Jan 13, 2007

Current events: Army goes easy on officer

As a former Navy enlisted person I cannot understand why this officer, Lt. Watada, and supposed gentleman is being handled with such kid gloves by… Continue reading

  • Jan 13, 2007

Current events: Tell me more about this leakage

My curiosity has been tweaked with the addition of new terminology to the pages of this newspaper. That new terminology being “sales tax leakage.” Curiosity… Continue reading

  • Jan 13, 2007

Current events: Many can still burn outdoors

There seems to be much confusion over the new burn ban. Apparently there is a misconception that there is absolutely no outdoor burning allowed as… Continue reading

  • Jan 13, 2007

Current events: Snow braved to help foundation

On behalf of the Island County Readiness to Learn Foundation board and staff we would like to thank everyone who helped to make our fund-raising… Continue reading

  • Jan 13, 2007

Where were the storm troopers?

Lately I’ve seen several letters to the paper about the recent power outage. The complaints range from “why aren’t our power lines buried?” to “why… Continue reading

  • Jan 10, 2007

Move away for big box stores

For those who support the proliferation of big box stores on Whidbey, please move to Lynnwood, Everett or wherever they like so they can shop… Continue reading

  • Jan 10, 2007

Current events: Ban ignores wood stoves

Mr. Smith is not alone in not understanding the burn ban now in effect (Letters, Dec. 30).I live in a development near Maple Falls in… Continue reading

  • Jan 10, 2007

Grandma gaggle bound for D.C.

Calling all grandmas!Were you one of the majority of us who elected a Democratic Congress with the mandate to get us out of Iraq now,… Continue reading

  • Jan 10, 2007