Letters to the Editor

Letter: Shouldn’t judge neighbors based on party affiliation

Editor, Now that the elections are finally over, could we please get back to some normalcy? Let’s stop judging our friends, neighbors, family and others… Continue reading

  • Dec 18, 2020

Letter: Trump lost election, Biden needs support

Editor, For all the people who think Trump is their hero: Would you just look around and stop watching Fox News? The pandemic has thrown… Continue reading

  • Dec 18, 2020

Letter: With community’s support, Good Cheer $2,200 happier

Editor, A couple weeks ago, I was thinking about how to help some of my co-workers who are struggling because of cut hours. Our school… Continue reading

  • Dec 18, 2020

Letter: CARES funding purchase of critically PPE possible

Editor, As president of WhidbeyHealth Foundation, the fundraising charity for WhidbeyHealth, I would like to express our deep appreciation for the generous grant provided by… Continue reading

  • Dec 15, 2020

Letter: Defund police is not the message, it’s ‘re-imagine’

Editor, Perhaps, like many readers, I thoroughly endorse the objectives of the Black Lives Matter movement. But, their insistence on using the term “defund the… Continue reading

  • Dec 15, 2020

Letter: Growler noise: Prioritize human lives over lives of whales

Editor, I want to thank Lauren Kuehne and other scientists in pushing forward the science on noise pollution. Nobody smart disputes that noise pollution is… Continue reading

  • Dec 15, 2020

Letter: Practice on expectant targets, not unsuspecting civilians

Editor, Shouldn’t “clandestine approach and surveillance training” be practiced on expectant targets rather than innocent and unsuspecting civilians using their tax funded parks for solace… Continue reading

  • Dec 15, 2020

Letter: Show appreciation for postal carriers, garbage haulers

Editor, For the last several years we have, in the Spirit of Christmas and simply to show our appreciation of their services, added our postal… Continue reading

  • Dec 15, 2020

Letter: Students cannot learn over Zoom sessions

Editor, I am a veteran and retired member of the U.S. Air Force. I am very concerned about the closing of our schools. This is… Continue reading

  • Dec 15, 2020

Letter: Four Horsemen on verge of bringing on Apocolypse

Editor, Now that all you highly intelligent Democrats, radicals, socialists, thieves and progressives have almost succeeded in getting the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse —… Continue reading

  • Dec 11, 2020

Letter: Media was right about outcome of the election

Editor, The recent election and, more recently, the letter to the editor by Mr. Moreland proves his point. Although he won’t admit it, he too… Continue reading

  • Dec 11, 2020

Letter: Shout out to Parks and Rec Trustland Trails managers

Editor, This is a shout-out to the trails management team of the South Whidbey Parks and Rec District at the Trustland Trails network in Langley.… Continue reading

  • Dec 11, 2020

Letter: We should interrogate our internal beliefs

Editor, I’m writing in response to Al Williams’ Nov. 28 letter to the editor of the Whidbey News-Times regarding citizenship. I will focus on the… Continue reading

  • Dec 11, 2020

Parks liable for damages due to unsafe park conditions

Editor, Since December 2017, the South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District has constructed unsafe trails in Trustland Trails Park. Numerous citizens have put SWPRD on… Continue reading

  • Dec 11, 2020

Letter: Biden not the president-elect yet; Trump still holds position

Editor, Looking back over the years since I retired from the United States Navy in 1993, I have noticed one thing that bothers me. The… Continue reading

  • Dec 8, 2020

Letter: Isn’t it time for a serious discussion about future?

Editor, I guess I could have written my letter to the editor better, so misunderstanding as Ruth Kennedy seems to, is fair game. As for… Continue reading

  • Dec 8, 2020

Letter: Trump may indirectly benefit from hotels, but provides value

Editor,​ After reading the letter to the editor by Mr. Boehm, I trust that he will apply the same outrage to the incoming administration. By… Continue reading

  • Dec 8, 2020

Letter: WhidbeyHealth hospice is also providing excellent care

Editor, I read with interest your recent article on the potential purchase of Hospice of the Northwest by a for-profit hospice organization. The contrast between… Continue reading

  • Dec 8, 2020

Letter: Assess our need for skilled, unskilled immigrant workers

Editor, You published a letter to the editor by Mr. Williams that raises an issue that concerns many Americans. He asks for solutions to what… Continue reading

  • Dec 4, 2020

Letter: Human interest stories a mental health tonic

Editor, Heartwarming, fulfilling stories like “Home for the Kids: Whidbey woman takes in two goats deemed lost causes,” (Wednesday, Nov. 25 edition) by reporter Kira… Continue reading

  • Dec 4, 2020