Letters to the Editor

It may be mental rather than physical, but it’s still ‘slavery’

Editor, Bad news, folks, slavery in America is not dead. There are at least 100,000,000 slaves in the U.S., and they are all controlled by… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2020

Letter: First responders are first line of defense in crisis

Editor, On March 12, the South Whidbey Fire/EMS Depart-ment, with the board of fire commissioners, approved a resolution that everyone in our community should support;… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2020

Letter: Can-do Homola would hit deck running as state representative

Editor, One inevitable outcome of the COVID-19 epidemic is that our state will experience an unprecedented crunch in its operations and budget in 2020-21 and… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2020

Letter: Age-appropriate sex education is not ‘pornography’

Editor, After having read Mr. Kiser’s letter to the editor, I was quite amused to his reference of science-based sex education as “pornography.” Age appropriate… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2020

Letter: Why was Muzzall at gathering held by ‘extremists?’

Editor, I would like to offer an apology to Zach Wurtz on behalf of all the Thompsons in the USA. Our black sheep, Scott took… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2020

Letter: Send Olympia message that common sense, virtue matter

Editor, I am writing today in support of Ron Muzzall for state Senate. I have had the privilege of knowing Ron for over 30 years… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2020

Letter: Levy a duplication of services, taxes for EMS

Editor, This is an open letter to the board of fire commissioners for South Whidbey Fire and Rescue and taxpayers of the South Whidbey community:… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2020

Letter: Homola a straightforward, hard working, talented public servant

Editor, In easy times, we can ignore politics and political antics. These aren’t easy times, though. Thankfully, many local people have offered themselves as candidates… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2020

Letter: Taxes being paid should provide for better service

Editor, As I sit in a ferry line waiting for two hours, I wonder … we are waiting this long because we wait for a… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2020

Letter: Cliff knows her way around Island County courthouse

Editor, Hands down, Carolyn Cliff is the best choice to replace retiring Superior Court Judge Vicki Churchill. I worked closely with Carolyn for 25 years… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2020

Letter: Gordon has shown he can do the job of commissioner

Editor, If you are like me these days, you often feel scattered and unable to focus. There are six folks running for county commissioner in… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2020

Letter: Johnson’s opponent supported by big developer

Editor, I am voting for Jill Johnson. She is the candidate with actual experience on the job and the depth of knowledge from lifelong residency… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2020

Letter: President is failing to uphold U.S. Constitution

Editor, Trump’s latest abrogation of his oath to uphold and defend the U.S. Constitution includes sending in “secret federal police” to Portland, Ore. to arrest… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2020

Letter: Prevent another death, install a traffic signal

Editor, Yet another letter-to-the-editor from me requesting the installation of a traffic signal at the corner of Bush Point Road and State Highway 525. In… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2020

Letter: Attributes, experience as pro-tem judge make Cliff a solid choice

Editor, I’ve read with interest the letters to the editor submitted by folks supporting Carolyn Cliff for Island County Superior Court judge to replace retiring… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2020

Letter: Howard knows how to make government work

Editor, Nathan Howard gets things done. We voters are fortunate to have four good people running for District 1 Island County commissioner. I feel the… Continue reading

  • Jul 21, 2020

Letter: Bruch will represent common people in the state Legislature

Editor, I am writing this letter in support of Bill Bruch for house representative 10th Legislative District. Bill Bruch tried to protect our children by… Continue reading

  • Jul 21, 2020

Letter: Vote for Bruch a vote for efficiency, accountability

Editor, If you’re looking for a principled candidate who will stick up for your rights, Bill Bruch is your man. Bill Bruch is the Republican… Continue reading

  • Jul 21, 2020

Letter: Vote Greene for excellent and sustainable future

Editor, The most important and locally influential government position is that of our county commissioners. As longtime responsible Whidbey Island residents, and after careful consideration… Continue reading

  • Jul 21, 2020

Letter: Homola will represent us well in the 10th District

Editor, I have known and worked with Angie for a number of years since moving to Coupeville. She worked tirelessly during the last financial downturn… Continue reading

  • Jul 21, 2020