Letters to the Editor

Letter: Ask Island County commissioners to remove loophole

Editor, A persistent drum beat in these parts warn of our disappearing forest land. A half dozen letters and articles on these pages have expressed… Continue reading

  • Jun 18, 2021

Letter: Putting people into groups of color ‘divisive’

Editor, In his letter to the editor, Michael King says that a good teacher would point out that, “systemic racism is an obvious fact.” It’s… Continue reading

  • Jun 18, 2021

Letter: Coalition found location for right price at right time

Editor, This letter comes in response to Mr. Flaaten’s letter regarding the proposed site of Whidbey Homeless Coalition’s emergency shelter, the Haven, on Morris Road.… Continue reading

  • Jun 18, 2021

Letter: In agreement with positions stated in letters

Editor, This is in response to three letters to the editor published in the Saturday, June 12 edition. I would like to thank Wayne Flatten,… Continue reading

  • Jun 15, 2021

Letter: Be honest: It feels good to be white, feel superior

Editor, I don’t understand why you give space to Michael Bradley’s rants and threats about critical race theory, or CRT. If anything, his letter should… Continue reading

  • Jun 15, 2021

Letter: Extending liberty, justice to all is justifiable goal

Editor, As an older white guy, age 73, I’m amazed and befuddled by the hysteria over critical race theory and Black Lives Matter. I’ve been… Continue reading

  • Jun 15, 2021

Letter: Hold out for art that makes you feel something

Editor, Regarding the “Angel” statue survey, I was an art broker in Carmel, Calif., for years and my experience taught me a few things about… Continue reading

  • Jun 11, 2021

Letter: Name of new park is disconnected, will sow confusion

Editor, Seriously, Maxwelton Trails Park? Once again, a misnomer that will sow confusion — like a ferry called Coupeville Ferry, but arrives at Keystone area… Continue reading

  • Jun 11, 2021

Letter: Is location south of Coupeville truly the best option?

Editor, I invite the readership of your newspaper to assist me in evaluating the planning for a project — a homeless shelter on Whidbey Island.… Continue reading

  • Jun 11, 2021

Letter: Clear-cutting may literally leave us a rock to look at

Editor, What’s wrong with us? Witnessing every single year the cutting of huge amounts of brush and trees makes me write this letter to the… Continue reading

  • Jun 11, 2021

Letter: Worries about ships’ impact on environment

Editor, This is a follow up to my first letter to the editor to you voicing my concerns regarding multiple container vessels being moored in… Continue reading

  • Jun 8, 2021

Letter: Congress needs to ‘pull back’ Taylor Greene

Editor, Perhaps Marjorie Taylor Greene and people of her ilk need to get hold of a history book. She does not seem to know the… Continue reading

  • Jun 8, 2021

Letter: Natural gas is inexpensive and efficient

Editor, I am responding to Jill Eikenhorst’s May 15 letter to the editor of the Whidbey News-Times. In the attempt to purify our air and… Continue reading

  • Jun 8, 2021

Letter: Thank you, for leadership this past year

Editor, This past school year was literally like no other. I would like to thank the South Whidbey School District for its dedication to our… Continue reading

  • Jun 8, 2021

Letter: Nation’s ports, warehouses overloaded

Editor, Whidbey residents are wondering why ships are backlogged in the Puget Sound. As a South Whidbey High School alum and veteran longshore worker, I… Continue reading

  • Jun 8, 2021

Letter: Putting school board members ‘on notice’

Editor, School board members are being put on notice. There is an increasing wave of disgust from parents over so-called critical race theory in public… Continue reading

  • Jun 8, 2021

Letter: Where to draw line between ‘us,’ ‘them?’

Editor, The one-year anniversary of the alarmingly wrongful death of George Floyd is blaring in the news. The list of other similar cases is growing… Continue reading

  • Jun 4, 2021

Letter: Roar overhead is the sound of freedom

Editor, Regarding the letter to the editor, “Growlers … quiet afternoon in forest shattered by jets overhead,” I say, this is a Navy town. Jets… Continue reading

  • Jun 4, 2021

Letter: Bring back functional local postal service

Editor, For many years we had a friendly Langley Post Office. People picked up their mail, walked over to the several counters to sort out… Continue reading

  • Jun 4, 2021

Letter: Sons of American Revolution focus is on patriotism

Editor, Regarding the article on the front page of the Whidbey News-Times regarding the flag retirement ceremony with the Sea Cadets — they are great… Continue reading

  • Jun 1, 2021