Letters to the Editor

Only Ron Paul had it right

Well, it’s happened. Rick Larsen and the rest have stolen $700,000,000,000 from hardworking American middle class. Only Congressman Ron Paul advocates reining in spending and… Continue reading

  • Oct 14, 2008

Feeling misled, he will vote no

The “Yes on Whidbey PUD” group insists if the PUD vote passes, their first task will be to have an independent study done to determine… Continue reading

  • Oct 14, 2008

Play it safe, support PUD

It’s way too risky to keep Puget Sound Energy around on Whidbey Island. The company is in such poor financial shape it has to sell… Continue reading

  • Oct 14, 2008

Action needed, not elections

I’m sick of the lies, the scandals, the incompetence, the mudslinging, all motivated by unbridled greed. Don’t expect either presidential ticket, when elected, to be… Continue reading

  • Oct 14, 2008

Firefighters need support

Many have asked: “Why does North Whidbey Fire and Rescue need additional funding?” If I may, I will try and clarify some issues.In November 2001… Continue reading

  • Oct 14, 2008

Caregiver system just fine as it is

You may not have heard of it, but I-1029, the Caregiver Training Initiative, would, if passed, add millions of dollars to Washington’s already strained budget… Continue reading

  • Oct 14, 2008

Haugen has connections

When it comes to ferries, Mary Margaret Haugen is our best and only hope. Here is a little transportation reality: Everyone knew we had old… Continue reading

  • Oct 14, 2008

Election nears, gasoline drops

How nice it is to see the price of gasoline going down as election time approaches. Did someone say manipulation? It will be interesting to… Continue reading

  • Oct 10, 2008

Offering thanks from Kyrgyzstan

I’m writing this letter from Kyrgyzstan, a country on China’s western border. I am in the United States Air Force, currently deployed. I grew up… Continue reading

  • Oct 10, 2008

Tour meets its goal

The Board of Directors of the Whidbey General Hospital Foundation wants to express its appreciation for all the volunteers who helped make the 2008 Tour… Continue reading

  • Oct 10, 2008

Church effort benefits CADA

Nonprofit agencies like Citizens Against Domestic and Sexual Abuse cannot function without community support and it’s because of this community’s generosity we’re able to serve… Continue reading

  • Oct 10, 2008

Eileen will be missed

Adios to Eileen Brown’s most enjoyable weekly column, “Life On Whidbey.”Her newsy bits will be missed by these old eyes. I was quite shocked to… Continue reading

  • Oct 10, 2008

Haugen provides a safer highway

As I drive north on State Route 20 from Oak Harbor to Burlington, I am simply overwhelmed and thankful for the vast improvements in what… Continue reading

  • Oct 10, 2008

Sharpes plan wastes money

Mary-Margaret, stop wasting our transportation money!How many people realize that WSDOT’s plan to “improve” SR 20 and the SR 20 spur at Sharpes Corner in… Continue reading

  • Oct 10, 2008

Historic review should be dumped

It is time to reign in the county’s Historic Review Committee. I have had to deal with them on several permits. The process is time… Continue reading

  • Oct 10, 2008

Old boy network strikes again

Commissioner Mac McDowell hypocritically claimed he couldn’t do anything to fix the Jefferds McMansion mistake because he had to follow the law. Now he and… Continue reading

  • Oct 10, 2008