Letters to the Editor

We have our own Sarah Palin

I became so excited about America’s new hockey mom, Sarah Palin, that I decided to tell you about Whidbey Island’s version, Linda Haddon.Linda, like Sarah,… Continue reading

  • Sep 26, 2008

Why we should control our energy

You have probably found a glossy flier in your mail urging you to “Pull the Plug” and vote no to a “government energy takeover.” That… Continue reading

  • Sep 26, 2008

Two women and history

We have a great and historic opportunity to elect two women to be our Island County commissioners.Angie Homola and Helen Price-Johnson are both extraordinary women… Continue reading

  • Sep 23, 2008

Palin should drop McCain

What are the qualifications to be vice president? As far as I’m concerned there isn’t a senator or congressman qualified for either president or vice… Continue reading

  • Sep 19, 2008

Deputies needed for our safety

It makes me sigh, and shake my head, just thinking about local government officials who maybe haven’t thought about the big picture, which also involves… Continue reading

  • Sep 19, 2008

‘Release’ traced back to Sanders

What an exciting time, Aug. 29, to see the first piece of public art at Fort Nugent Park. Congratulations to the Oak Harbor Arts Commission… Continue reading

  • Sep 17, 2008

Helping make America dumber

I was dismayed to note in your column of Sept. 10 that you actually celebrate the candidacy of Sarah Palin for the second highest political… Continue reading

  • Sep 17, 2008

Angels help at recycling bin

On Sunday afternoon, Aug. 24, I was at the glass recycle bin and had an accident. I want to thank the gentleman who was standing… Continue reading

  • Sep 17, 2008

Concert fan gives a shout out

I know I speak for many people who attended the free weekly concerts played at City Beach by the Island Community Band. This group of… Continue reading

  • Sep 17, 2008

Palin has seen the light

Dear Ann Adams (Letters, Sept. 13), your comparison of Sarah Palin and Barack Obama is 180 degrees off. Community organizers are indeed worthy of respect.… Continue reading

  • Sep 17, 2008

I’m not a bagger basher

Judging by the replies to my last letter, it seems I’ve been misunderstood. For those who think I’m just here to be a bagger-basher, this just isn’t true; I have had some good experiences with the occasional bagger at the commissary.

  • Sep 13, 2008

Let’s compare their records

In her acceptance speech, Sarah Palin sneered at Barack Obama by saying, “I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a community organizer, except that you have actual responsibilities.”

  • Sep 13, 2008

Build it an they will die

Nuclear power for replacement energy? Nuclear power is not a dream; if you build it they will come. Nuclear power is a fact; if you build it they will die.

  • Sep 12, 2008

Mr. Music gets it done

I am writing this to let your readers know that my family has been using Mr. Music for the last five years.  We have purchased guitars, rented band instruments and taken lessons from Jim Ducken. We could not be happier with the service and commitment Mr. Music provides to our family and our students’ band programs through rentals and sales.

  • Sep 12, 2008

In praise of baggers

I’ve been shopping at NAS Whidbey Island commissary for the past 28 years and have always been treated with great care, politeness and thoughtfulness.

  • Sep 12, 2008