Letters to the Editor

Knue, not Smith, led on education

I believe Republicans, Democrats, and Independents in the 10th Legislative District all agree that we deserve a candidate that does not distort the truth. Norma… Continue reading

  • Oct 22, 2008

Obama and wife go to church

I find it distressing that some evangelicals, in books, on radio and TV, are leading many good Christian people into villifying a devout fellow Christian,… Continue reading

  • Oct 22, 2008

If you like Bush you’ll like Smith

Norma Smith was appointed a few months ago by a group of hardcore Republican operatives. She states that she was unanimously selected by the "leadership"… Continue reading

  • Oct 22, 2008

Ferries aren’t Haugen’s fault

I urge voters to look beyond the spin campaign against Mary Margaret Haugen to see all the good she has done for Island County and… Continue reading

  • Oct 22, 2008

More football players need to play

In pro football no player ever plays both ways. Even at college level, every player is assigned specialty positions they play.High school and peewee football… Continue reading

  • Oct 22, 2008

Taxes squash American dream

In the last four or five weekly papers there have been articles about the city and state complaining about their operating cost for materials and… Continue reading

  • Oct 22, 2008

Fire district earns ‘yes’ votes

We want to acknowledge the importance of our neighbors, the North Whidbey Fire and Rescue.We have been in need of their services and they have… Continue reading

  • Oct 22, 2008

Suicide is not compassion

The upcoming election ballot will include and initiative that is misleading to Washington State voters. Initiative 1000, which would allow someone to commit suicide with… Continue reading

  • Oct 22, 2008

New fire district tax is a whopper

North Whidbey Fire and Rescue wants to raise our taxes. The committee they appointed to convince us to vote for it says in the Island… Continue reading

  • Oct 22, 2008

Price Johnson listens, acts

I support Helen Price Johnson to be our new Island County commissioner. I have worked with Helen on numerous occasions and have found her to… Continue reading

  • Oct 22, 2008

Port did its financial planning poorly

Do any of you remember the applause, "attaboys," and superb job congratulations concerning the Coupeville Port District's Comprehensive Plan (2007-2026) adopted May 2007. At that… Continue reading

  • Oct 22, 2008

Go slow only when children are present

Heller Road, near the high school stadium and Hillcrest Elementary, has a speed zone of 20 mph during the house of 7 a.m. to 4… Continue reading

  • Oct 22, 2008

We’re paying plenty now for schools

In answer to president of the Oak Harbor School Board Dave McCool's dissertation on the need for yet another levy, in the Oct. 4 Whidbey… Continue reading

  • Oct 22, 2008

Haugen scuttled Keystone move

After reading about and listening to so much glorification and adulation over the political career of Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen, I am compelled to bring… Continue reading

  • Oct 22, 2008

For a change, firefighters need your help

North Whidbey Fire and Rescue is a volunteer fire and rescue department helping our neighbors when they are having the worst days of their lives.… Continue reading

  • Oct 17, 2008

What PSE isn’t telling you

PSE is being taken over by a foreign Australian investment bank, Macquarrie. PSE's top executives will rake in over $50 million for the takeover. PSE's… Continue reading

  • Oct 17, 2008

‘Upstart’ seen as offensive by Homola supporter

Your Oct. 15 article on page 1, "Opposites attract in county race," needs some clarification. The lead commentary, "Veteran McDowell vs. upstart Homola," is both… Continue reading

  • Oct 17, 2008

Bakke won’t tax and spend

There are a number of reason's why we are supporting Phil Bakke. Reason number one is, he is not a tax and spend commissioner. He… Continue reading

  • Oct 17, 2008

Ignore party labels, vote the issues

My family’s political ideology has deep roots. I was raised by a pilot,Marine, and long-time Republican state representative. Now as a marriedwoman with two children… Continue reading

  • Oct 17, 2008

Maintain our emergency services

I live at a busy intersection. Over the years there have been many accidents here (fewer since the intersection was reengineered). The promptness of response… Continue reading

  • Oct 17, 2008