Letters to the Editor

Letter: Fire service has a long history of pulling together

Editor, I wanted to respond to a recent letter about North Whidbey Fire & Rescue sending firefighters and apparatus to help fight wild land fires… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2020

Letter: Greene’s mastered big budget, other critical leadership issues

Editor, In the Air Force, our three core values begin with “Integrity First.” So that’s extremely important to me, as it should be to you.… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2020

Letter: Johnson works for all, not a developer seeking favors

Editor, I want to encourage my friends and community to vote for Jill Johnson for District 2 Island County commissioner. I’ve known Jill for decades… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2020

Letter: Langley police force has full support of council, mayor

Editor, The mayor, Tim Callison, and mayor pro-tem, Dominique Emerson, would like to clarify comments over the last couple of weeks about policing policies and… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2020

Letter: Petrich has qualities a great judge would demonstrate

Editor, In more than 45 years of practicing law in Washington state, mostly off the island, I have practiced before all of the Island County… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2020

Letter: Price Johnson, a moderate, is pro-economic growth

Editor, I’m voting for Helen Price Johnson for state senator for one reason — her experience. It’s an easy decision for anyone aware of her… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2020

Letter: Vote Price Johnson; keep Muzzall down on the farm

Editor, I urge you to vote for Helen Price Johnson for Washington State Senate. I’ve followed Helen’s political career since she attended a leadership seminar… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2020

Letter: You can rewrite history, but it doesn’t change the truth

Editor, I received a flyer mailed out by a group in Kirkland and paid for by off-island big money organizations attempting to discredit our former… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2020

Letter: Being civil doesn’t mean being silent

Editor, We’d like to respond to Tom Strang’s letter to the editor saying that “civility” isn’t in the First Amendment, and that he has “found… Continue reading

  • Oct 6, 2020

Letter: Cliff’s knowledge, experience gives her an added advantage

Editor, As a former Island County commissioner for nearly 15 years, I want to publicly thank retiring Superior Court judges Vickie I. Churchill and Alan… Continue reading

  • Oct 6, 2020

Letter: Do you want legislators who disregard your health, safety?

Editor, Leadership by example? Hardly. Two of the candidates for Island County commissioner, Damian Greene and Dan Evans, along with three candidates for the Washington… Continue reading

  • Oct 6, 2020

Letter: Fire district sending message they don’t need more money

Editor, The Sept. 16 Whidbey News-Times had front page news that the North Whidbey Fire and Rescue needed voters to pass a levy so they… Continue reading

  • Oct 6, 2020

Letter: Is Trump’s COVID-19 a message from God?

Editor, If Joe Biden had contracted COVID-19 after the first presidential debate, I am certain many right-leaning conservative Christian pundits would have proclaimed it a… Continue reading

  • Oct 6, 2020

Letter: There are ways to get rid of coyotes other than kill them

Editor, There is an age-old tradition of killing coyotes as soon as one dares to enter your area. Coyotes are predators and do what predators… Continue reading

  • Oct 6, 2020

Letter: There’s no stronger endorsement than taking ones yard sign

Editor, Wow! Someone took our Biden for President sign from our front yard. I trust that whomever took it will display it at a more… Continue reading

  • Oct 6, 2020

Letter: ‘Civility’ is not mentioned in the First Amendment

Editor, I find myself writing another letter to our community newspaper. No, I’m not mad, angry, nor riding a high horse pushing a candidate for… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2020

Letter: Flyer attacking Homola filled with misinformation

Editor, I don’t just vote Democrat or Republican, I vote for the person whom I think will do a great job. Seventeen years ago I… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2020

Letter: Funding for North Whidbey fire district directly benefits us all

Editor, Changes can happen fast. We see this with the weather. Recently, fires throughout California, Oregon and our Puget Sound region resulted in devastating losses… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2020

Letter: Learn about SB 5395 before voting on Ref. 90

Editor, We will be voting on Referendum 90 in November. A referendum is the public’s way of indicating their collective opinion about a proposed bill… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2020

Letter: Why is it hard to explore idea things could be done differently?

Editor, During the Langley City Council meeting of Sept. 21, Mayor Tim Callison abruptly announced that a member of the Langley Police Department was considering… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2020