Letters to the Editor

Liberal and proud of it

We seem to have a small contingent of citizens that believes the conservative agenda is the only hope for America. Their belief that conservative Republicans… Continue reading

  • Feb 7, 2007

Watada shows real courage

We initiated a preemptive war when we invaded Iraq, allegedly to destroy the regime in power and its weapons of mass destruction. Before the war… Continue reading

  • Feb 3, 2007

Save our trees, plant more trees

I want to save the trees. I don’t want people to cut many trees. The animals need homes and they live in the forest. The… Continue reading

  • Feb 3, 2007

Town doesn’t support Watada

Your reporter, Paul Boring, did a good job of reporting Lt. Watada’s speaking engagement here, but your editorial assignment of the headline “Coupeville supports Watada”… Continue reading

  • Feb 3, 2007

New housing benefit doubted

It seems that everytime I come into Oak Harbor there are more trees cut down to make room for building more houses.Who has the money… Continue reading

  • Feb 3, 2007

Don’t mess up the post office

Have you been in our Oak Harbor post office on a weekend lately and seen the mess left on the floor by patrons who dump… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2007

Join the party, make a difference

We need to be involved in political life. We are in control of our laws and policies by electing representatives and making our voices heard.… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2007

Watada simply broke promise

In the article, “Coupeville supports Watada,” (News-Times, Jan. 17) I love the way Paul Boring, staff writer, lumps everyone who lives in Coupeville into his… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2007

No longer in our Band of Brothers

Having read numerous comments in this newspaper regarding Lt. Watada’s anti-Iraq war presentation in Coupeville, I feel compelled to offer another viewpoint.I made a conscious… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2007

We’re paying to defend Banks

I finally figured out why my property taxes went up so much. Island County had to raise them to pay for all the litigation and… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2007

Men fortunate Watada quit

I am a friend of Chris Gomes and could not have said it better (Letters, Jan. 20). I spent 20 years in the Army including… Continue reading

  • Jan 27, 2007

Deadly wreck just a mistake

Why is it when a car crashes or someone gets drunk and speeds everyone compares it to Raymond Prokop? Once again (News-Times, Jan. 10) the… Continue reading

  • Jan 27, 2007

Watada acts with courage

Without question, Chris Gomes’ situation is worthy of sympathy, and I’m sure all the readers of his Jan. 20 letter to the editor wish his… Continue reading

  • Jan 27, 2007

Too much Watada coverage

I am disappointed at the Whidbey News-Times’ decision to run a lengthy feature on Mr. Watada. While his appearance in Coupeville was newsworthy, the length… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2007

Let’s respect other views

Paul Boring did a good job of covering Lt. Watada’s appearance in Coupeville. I have little to add to his account. Clearly, “Coupeville supports Watada,”… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2007

Oath demands military obedience

I’m not sure 100 people at a Recreation Center reflect the opinions of “Coupeville,” but it does concern me as a citizen and a military… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2007

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