Letters to the Editor

Letter: Foundation is supporting health care on Whidbey

Editor, The WhidbeyHealth Foundation is pleased and encouraged by the generous support our community has given to WhidbeyHealth hospital through the foundation. Thus far, the… Continue reading

  • Apr 28, 2020

Letter: Moving flight training would also be the sound of freedom

Editor, This letter addresses the letter by Fred Stillwell in your paper on April 18. This gentleman argues that the answer to the noise dilemma… Continue reading

  • Apr 28, 2020

Letter: Join in electing Helen Price Johnson to Senate

Editor, I support Helen Price Johnson for state Senate because she has been instrumental in improving access to health care in our rural areas. This… Continue reading

  • Apr 28, 2020

Letter: There’s blame to go around, but president failed us all

Editor, Regarding Mr. Hickey’s letter to the editor in the April 18 edition, “Name one Democrat who demonstrated leadership,” I could mention Jay Inslee, or… Continue reading

  • Apr 24, 2020

Letter: ‘We can make common sense cool again’

Editor, The following is a note from a friend who is an ICU nurse in New York City: “The commercials on the hotel TV are… Continue reading

  • Apr 24, 2020

Letter: What Trump doesn’t know, doesn’t do, is killing us

Editor, This is in response to a letter by Mr. Ed Hickey that appeared in the Whidbey News-Times on Wednesday, April 18, “Name one Democrat… Continue reading

  • Apr 24, 2020

Letter: One person’s ‘sound of freedom’ another person’s ‘sound of war’

Editor, While I strongly disagree with the premise of the letter, “Buy earplugs … appreciate Growlers,” published Saturday, April 18, I write primarily to raise… Continue reading

Letter: Regardless of the party, the other will cry ‘foul’

Editor, This is partially in response to the letter by Ed Hickey. I’ll be right up front. I disliked Trump before he ever ran for… Continue reading

  • Apr 24, 2020

Letter: Stop the whining, Navy members stressed too

Editor, The April 15 Whidbey News-Times once again has a letter from people who are suing to shut down OLF Coupeville, which; if successful would… Continue reading

  • Apr 21, 2020

Letter: Saturday’s Island Scanner in newspaper was a classic

Editor, Being shut in as we are, life can get quite boring. I want to thank the Whidbey News-Times for brightening my day. Your Saturday… Continue reading

  • Apr 21, 2020

Letter: Military pilots, first responders, all deserving of our support

Editor, My compliments to Fred Stilwell on his well put response to the Growler noise issue. Those pilots, and all first responders of any sort,… Continue reading

  • Apr 21, 2020

Letter: Listen to the birds, wind, be grateful for our Earth

Editor, There are still things you can do to celebrate Earth Day, on April 22, or rather what we like to call it here on… Continue reading

  • Apr 21, 2020

Letter: Take into account 30-plus years of Price Johnson’s steady leadership

Editor, Interesting and challenging times call for experienced leadership that listens to various perspectives and asks good questions which result in clear well thought out… Continue reading

  • Apr 17, 2020

Letter: Challenge: Name one Democrat who’s demonstrated leadership

Editor, In response to the Nancy Meyer’s letter, “We’ll survive in spite of the lack of leadership,” published in the April 15 Whidbey News-Times, I… Continue reading

  • Apr 17, 2020

Letter: Price Johnson’s experience as commissioner needed in the state Senate

Editor, I have known Helen Price Johnson for a number of years, since moving to Coupeville. I have seen her caring leadership style as an… Continue reading

  • Apr 17, 2020

Letter: ‘Stress’ is landing a jet on a moving postage stamp

Editor, I was not able to read the Saturday, April 11 Whidbey News-Times until Monday night after listening to broadcast news of folks sick and… Continue reading

  • Apr 17, 2020

Letter: What do we need to be doing to improve the survival curve?

Editor, The current consternation is Covid-19 that is worse than common flu. Flattening the incident curve doesn’t end it. It extends it. Until a safe… Continue reading

  • Apr 14, 2020

Letter: We’ll survive pandemic in spite of lack of leadership

Editor, The Trump administration failed this country with its mismanagement and political corruption. Besides disbanding the National Security Council’s federal pandemic office last year, putting… Continue reading

  • Apr 14, 2020

Letter: Flight practices should be halted during pandemic

Editor, News that the Navy had cancelled its training flights for the Passover and Easter weekend during the Covid-19 Stay Home order was indeed welcome… Continue reading

  • Apr 14, 2020

Letter: With her speech, queen exemplified true class

Editor, God save the Queen. As a British ex pat now living in Washington state, the first state to be struck by the deadly coronavirus,… Continue reading

  • Apr 14, 2020