Letters to the Editor

Letter: Learn more about climate change, what you can do

Editor, About the last thing I thought I’d be writing about this holiday season is climate change – climate change and what to do about… Continue reading

  • Dec 4, 2018

Letter: Initiative 1634 was a win for state’s small business owners

Editor, A guest column in the newspaper recapping the election results mentions only beverage companies as winners with the passage of Initiative 1634, and fails… Continue reading

  • Dec 4, 2018

Letter: Candidate appeared to break rule on uniforms

Editor, Having recognized another Armistice Day — Veterans’ Day — it is good to reflect on one of the most valuable tenants of our democracy:… Continue reading

  • Dec 4, 2018

Letter: Hoping culprits return and remove garbage

Editor, Sometime in the last few days some persons — I am omitting the words I am feeling about these people — dumped a load… Continue reading

  • Dec 4, 2018

Letter: An open letter to U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen on Navy’s EIS

Editor, The following is a letter to U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen: As a constituent of yours and an active member of Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve… Continue reading

  • Nov 30, 2018

Letter: Growler expansion will have negative effects

Editor, This letter is in response to the Navy’s stated preferred alternative to expand Growler operations from 6,100 to 23,700 at the Outlying Field Coupeville.… Continue reading

  • Nov 30, 2018

Letter: Pastor Robert J. Sargent is celebrating 30 years here

Editor, Friday, Nov. 16 marked 30 years of faithful service as a pastor at Bible Baptist Church (BBC) Oak Harbor for Robert J. Sargent. In… Continue reading

  • Nov 27, 2018

Letter: Central Whidbey is fighting for its future; please help

Editor, Central Whidbey is fighting for it’s future and we need your help. Ignoring their own guiding principle not to use one site for a… Continue reading

  • Nov 27, 2018

Letter: Don’t give your personal info out over the phone

Editor, It has come to the attention of the Island County Auditor’s Office that there are individuals going to homes of some voters in the… Continue reading

  • Nov 27, 2018

Letter: Local volunteers are not involved in phone scams

Editor, No scam. When a race between two candidates is close, it is a common practice for both political parties to visit voters whose ballot… Continue reading

  • Nov 27, 2018

Letter: Golden Rule is what most Americans are living by

Editor, Norms, Standards and Behaviors. We have moved through another election cycle, a time when voters are often asked to choose Ford or Chevy, Republican… Continue reading

  • Nov 26, 2018

Letter: Thank you from the Impaired Driving Impact Panel of Island County

Editor, Once again, Island Thrift has fulfilled the Impaired Driving Impact Panel of Island County (IDIPIC) grant request for $5,000 (matching grant.) This is no… Continue reading

  • Nov 26, 2018

Letter: A place for free exchange of ideas, to provoke discussion

Editor, Evidently some folks don’t understand the the full use of the letters to the editor section of the newspaper, otherwise known as the Op/Ed… Continue reading

  • Nov 23, 2018

Letter: Not compelled to defer to ‘Navy experts’ on jet noise

Editor, In a recent Sound Off by the president of the Navy League in Oak Harbor, I was struck by the fact that it appeared… Continue reading

  • Nov 23, 2018

Letter: Patriotism preferable to president’s ‘nationalism’

Editor, Now President Trump is a self-described proud nationalist. Setting aside the term’s connection with heinous movements like “white nationalism” and German “National Socialism” or… Continue reading

  • Nov 23, 2018

Letter: Trump is leading us back 1861, a time of great hate

Editor, Some months back, a writer to the Whidbey News-Times wrote about the lack of civility in our nation, about issues confronting national and, presumably,… Continue reading

  • Nov 20, 2018

Letter: Chief of staff at WhidbeyHealth keeping his door open, agenda transparent

Editor, As incoming chief of staff for WhidbeyHealth for the 2019-20 period, and as a resident and physician on Whidbey Island for a little more… Continue reading

  • Nov 16, 2018

Letter: Sense of community is strong on Whidbey Island

Editor, I recently moved back to Whidbey Island after a number of years away. While I was away, I joined the world of social service… Continue reading

  • Nov 16, 2018

Letter: Congrats on the successful effort to reopen pool

Editor, Congratulations to everyone who supported the levy to reopen the Oak Harbor pool. It appears to have more than enough votes to surpass the… Continue reading

  • Nov 16, 2018

Letter: Island Transit campaign raises awareness about road safety

This time of year, it’s dark when I leave my house in the morning and soon it will be dark on my way home, too.… Continue reading

  • Nov 13, 2018