Letters to the Editor

Population growth not a problem

When I began reading Al Williams’ “Sound Off” Saturday (“Take your pick, ZPG or FPW), I started laughing, thinking it was a joke. But by… Continue reading

  • Feb 21, 2007

Voters should prove citizenship

This is in response to recent comments by Nels Kelstrom regarding his dissatisfaction with my co-sponsorship of HB 1774.As you know, HB 1774 provides that… Continue reading

  • Feb 21, 2007

Try these fact findings

My “findings of fact” in the Fidalgo Avenue Garry oak:The tree is older than the city of Oak Harbor.The tree came before the current owners… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2007

Faithful Living: A song of patience in my heart

Can you recall song lyrics from your youth? Of course you can! Those were most likely the days you enjoyed a simpler, more focused life.… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2007

It’s just junk science

When I read the junk science letter from Gary Piazzon on “global warming” I had to reply. The temperature rise had been a half degree… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2007

Closing the wrong school

The Oak Harbor School District is currently facing a large budget deficit and is searching for solutions. One idea has been to close Clover Valley… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2007

Press should show restraint

Freedom of the press is one of the rights guaranteed by the First Amendment to the Constitution. I am not sure the press is capable… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2007

Four stroke engines comply

Psssst, hey Larry Dobson (“Soundoff,” Feb. 10, “Whidbey needs its own power”):Want to wager that 99 percent of all generators sold on the open market… Continue reading

  • Feb 14, 2007

Lobbyists kill alternative energy

What would you do to bring the price of gas down by half, and get more horsepower for your buck at the same time? Would… Continue reading

  • Feb 14, 2007

Column deserves death penalty

The conquest of Whidbey Island (Editor’s column, Feb. 7) was so thinly disguised that it warrants action. Mr. Larsen should be dealt capital punishment for… Continue reading

  • Feb 14, 2007

Time to act on climate change

The debate is over. It’s been over for some time. Scientists are unanimously telling us that human activity is propelling climate change. They are desperately… Continue reading

  • Feb 10, 2007

Military must obey commander

I read with interest Mr. Ellingwood’s letter in the Jan. 27 Whidbey News-Times. As a former Director of Naval Officer Indoctrination School in Newport, Rhode… Continue reading

  • Feb 10, 2007

Leave religion out of land use

The sect hit with a moratorium is not Eckankar (News-Times, Jan. 20).I’ve noticed The Whidbey News-Times doesn’t usually report a person’s religion in articles about… Continue reading

  • Feb 10, 2007

Watada in pursuit of fame

Congratulations Coupeville in participating in Lt. Watada’s path to Hollywood success. We all agree he is a very well spoken and well educated young man,… Continue reading

  • Feb 10, 2007

Criminals aren’t being prosecuted

I got to admit, I did a double take when I read your “Editor’s column” in the Jan. 31 Whidbey News-Times about Island County juveniles… Continue reading

  • Feb 10, 2007

Prop 13 writer got fact wrong

John Adams said that facts are stubborn things. Strangely, Mr. Greig’s rant against California’s Prop 13 (“Sound off,” Feb. 3) is based entirely on his… Continue reading

  • Feb 10, 2007

Band receives little appreciation

Most people in this community take the OHHS Band for granted. There was an uproar after the lack of participation at state football games after… Continue reading

  • Feb 7, 2007

Local news appreciated

I am responding to the letter to the editor from Pete Sill about the bunnies. I believe the loss of a family pet is news… Continue reading

  • Feb 7, 2007

Pool crowded but popular

At the risk of making John Vanderzicht pool in Oak Harbor more popular and, thus, even more crowded when I am swimming, I’d like to… Continue reading

  • Feb 7, 2007

You light up my night

Since I drive a lot at night, I’ve noticed a growing tendency for drivers to use their fog lights in addition to their regular headlights.… Continue reading

  • Feb 7, 2007