Letters to the Editor

Letter: Trump is not to blame for everything that’s wrong

Editor, Why is the president being blamed for everything going wrong in our country right now? The real cause is the Republican voters who elected… Continue reading

  • Jan 29, 2019

Letter: A state bank would keep Washington’s money here

Editor, The Washington State Office of Financial Management used $480,000 to contract with the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at the… Continue reading

  • Jan 29, 2019

Letter: Claims by local Growler opponents easily debunked

Editor, The Jan. 18, “Japanese understand impact of Navy jet noise” letter is not factual. In reality, the Japanese FCLP relocation underscores the importance of… Continue reading

  • Jan 25, 2019

Letter: Outcomes show WAIF is employing best practices

Editor, To address some misunderstandings in the article published Jan. 9, as WAIF’s executive director, I wanted to provide clarification for those in the community.… Continue reading

  • Jan 22, 2019

Letter: Marvel, ooze patriotism at beauty, power of Growlers

Editor, In September 1940, the sounds of friendly aircraft over London were replaced by the unnerving sounds of the enemy German Luftwaffe, ordered by Hitler.… Continue reading

  • Jan 22, 2019

Letter: Japanese understand impact of Navy jet noise

Editor, The Jan. 9, 2019 edition of The Asahi Shimbun News reports that the Japanese government is going to purchase “a small, uninhabited island in… Continue reading

  • Jan 18, 2019

Letter: Description of crime was unnecessary, damaging

Editor, Regarding the Jan. 16, 2019 article, “Man kills his ex-girlfriend, calls to tell mother, then shoots self” was disturbing, especially given the grief and… Continue reading

  • Jan 18, 2019

Letter: Citizens’ job is to ensure elected representativs are doing theirs

Editor, Is the southern border situation a national emergency or a tempest in a teapot? I will let you decide. However, the border controversy is… Continue reading

  • Jan 15, 2019

Letter: Volunteers for treasurer’s office are invaluable at tax time

Editor, The Island County Treasurer’s Office wishes to extend its annual thanks to our volunteers, who help us open mail and prepare tax payments for… Continue reading

  • Jan 15, 2019

Letter: Distract, don’t talk about investigation, is a strategy

Editor, I believe President Trump nailed it when he said he prefers the word “strike” to describe what is going on in Washington, D.C. right… Continue reading

  • Jan 12, 2019

Letter: Writer’s information is propaganda, not facts

Editor, In your Dec. 26, 2018 edition of the Whidbey News-Times, you had a nice long (letter) by Terrence P. West of Coupeville. Some of… Continue reading

  • Jan 11, 2019

Letter: ‘Angel lady’ who turned in lost purse new best friend

Editor, In early December, I had a quick errand at Walmart, parked in the handicapped area, and did my shopping. I loaded my car and… Continue reading

  • Jan 11, 2019

Letter: Storm should have been front, center on page one

Editor, It is obvious where the Whidbey News-Times’ priorities are when the front page of the Saturday Dec. 22 edition was dominated by an ongoing… Continue reading

  • Jan 11, 2019

Letter: COER shouldn’t be able to hijack Section 106 process

Editor, Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve, or COER, has hijacked the Section 106 process. Based on an Island County public records request, COER hijacked the historical… Continue reading

  • Jan 8, 2019

Letter: Disheartened by editorial cartoon on Trump, his wall

Editor, It was disheartening that, when I opened the Whidbey News-Times Saturday, the first thing I saw was a very disrespectful cartoon of our president.… Continue reading

  • Jan 8, 2019

Letter: League of Women Voters, AAUW legislative brunch open to public

Editor, Much has been said about the renewed interest in government in the last few years. While this “new-found” interest may appear to be the… Continue reading

  • Jan 8, 2019

Lack of emergency vets on island is a serious problem

Editor, Last night, our large, blue-eyed beautiful dog suddenly became very ill. Although it was only 4:15 p.m., I called our vet as well as… Continue reading

  • Jan 5, 2019

Whidbey too vulnerable for Growlers jets | Letter to the editor

Editor, In response to the proposed increased number of Growler planes and training flights, residents of Whidbey Island have proposed scaling back their numbers or… Continue reading

  • Jan 4, 2019

Letter: What’s the real motive behind hospital dropping PEBB?

Editor, As a recently retired employee of the University of Washington, I can well understand why WhidbeyHealth’s retired employees are upset to learn at the… Continue reading

  • Jan 2, 2019

Letter: Former WhidbeyHealth employees deserve better

Editor, One of the rewards of working at WhidbeyHealth for over 20 years was enrollment in one of a number of health insurance plans offered… Continue reading

  • Jan 2, 2019