Letters to the Editor

Letter: Leave the deer alone, just let them roam

Editor, This is in response to the March 5 story on Coupeville’s deer population. First, it is not everyone’s opinion that there is a deer… Continue reading

  • Mar 26, 2021

Letter: Proposed law protects voting rights for everyone

Editor, In your Wednesday March 24 edition, there was a letter to the editor by Lorinda K F Newton, of Clinton that asserted, “House Resolution… Continue reading

  • Mar 26, 2021

Letter: Restore democracy by busting the filibuster in Washington, D.C.

Editor, We need government to work and express the will of the majority and do the people’s work. The filibuster originated to prevent progress on… Continue reading

  • Mar 26, 2021

Letter: True change starts with you and me

Editor, The news is horrible: mass killings, ethnic hate crimes, insurrection and destructive demonstrations. While our reaction may be to call out to government and… Continue reading

  • Mar 26, 2021

Letter: Two news articles an intresting juxtaposition

Editor, I read with interest the March 24 article about the petition opposing the proposed homeless shelter near Coupeville. At first, the petition’s arguments seemed… Continue reading

  • Mar 26, 2021

Letter: Tubman worthy of extra space in our history books

Editor, In his March 12 letter to the editor, Fred Wilferth laments ideology run amok when “textbooks devote two pages to Harriet Tubman and one… Continue reading

  • Mar 23, 2021

Letter: Measures threaten religious liberty in Washington state

Editor, The state House has passed two Orwellian-named bills that are now before the Senate. House Resolution 1, the so-called “For the People Act,” violates… Continue reading

  • Mar 23, 2021

Letter: Our country does not need or want more hatred

Editor, It’s too bad some people are so wedded to their political party that they can’t see how misguided their rhetoric is. To try and… Continue reading

  • Mar 23, 2021

Letter: Land-use policy was cause, will end ‘nightmare’

Editor, I rejoice that our courts decided that OLF Coupeville must be kept open. I’m writing as I cannot help but note COER leader Bob… Continue reading

  • Mar 23, 2021

Letter: Many share concerns about island’s schools

Editor, I had the opportunity to read an article in The South Whidbey Record today that was reminiscent of an article referencing a letter written… Continue reading

  • Mar 23, 2021

Letter: Do writers have concerns about Hunter Biden?

Editor, I read with interest the recent letters to the editor by writers who think former President Trump is the modern-day equivalent to Benedict Arnold,… Continue reading

  • Mar 19, 2021

Letter: Gov. Jay Inslee’s remarks are an insult to teachers

Editor, On Jan. 30, the World Health Organization declared a public health emergency of international concern. A call to arms for public officials to begin… Continue reading

  • Mar 19, 2021

Letter: Here’s an idea: Go with plants that ‘killers’ don’t like

Editor, Invasion of the Deer. They are coming. How soon will it be before Oak Harbor also sees these “killer deer?” Why do they come… Continue reading

  • Mar 19, 2021

Letter: Alternative facts are not truth, they are ‘beliefs’

Editor, I taught at South Whidbey High School for 18 years, 14 of them as English department chair. I retired 12 years ago, but continue… Continue reading

  • Mar 16, 2021

Letter: Biden administration offers hope for climate

Editor, A confluence of recent developments in government and business gives us hope for planet Earth. John Kerry was appointed special presidential envoy for climate.… Continue reading

  • Mar 16, 2021

Letter: Lovers of nature, beer want to help with clean-up

Editor, I am writing in response to Luie Ferrer of Coupeville, who recently wrote a letter to the editor about litter bugs who are leaving… Continue reading

  • Mar 16, 2021

Letter: Swimmers may be crazy, but the photos were great

Editor, Those cold water swimmers are out of their minds. Great photos, though. Diane Driver Langley… Continue reading

Letter: Teachers shouldn’t share their views with students

Editor, ​I have been married for 49 years to my teacher wife, so, I read with interest Steven Hortons’s letter to the editor defending a… Continue reading

  • Mar 12, 2021

Letter: Island County government needs to ‘step up’

Editor, I would like to know what role Island County government is playing in the pandemic besides web pages. I would also like to know… Continue reading

  • Mar 12, 2021

Letter: Senators must vote to eliminate the filibuster

Editor, State senators Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray must vote to pass HR1 and stand up for a bold and progressive Senate to uphold the… Continue reading

  • Mar 12, 2021