Letters to the Editor

Letter: Government needs to follow its own rule of law

Editor, The issue of the rule of law comes up repeatedly in the impeachment proceedings of President Trump. Was he within the rule of law… Continue reading

  • Dec 13, 2019

Letter: Criticism of Trump came at an inappropriate time

Editor, Regarding Greg Banks’ Sound Off of Nov. 23: Mr. Banks’ command of the English language is truly commendable. His sarcastic screed about our president… Continue reading

  • Dec 10, 2019

Letter: NRA trying to hide the facts about gun violence

Editor, I was shocked by the letter by Mr. Dieckman on Nov. 23 defending the NRA, saying that guns don’t kill people, video games and… Continue reading

  • Dec 10, 2019

Letter: Santas elicit smiles from young, and not-so young

Editor, Thank you all for bringing the beautiful and whimsical Santas back to Coupeville for the season. They bring smiles to all of us, young… Continue reading

  • Dec 10, 2019

Letter: There are more speeders than slow drivers on island

Editor, The “In Our Opinion” piece from the Dec. 7 edition of your paper contained an editorial titled “You’re not alone in your irritation with… Continue reading

  • Dec 10, 2019

Letter: A treasure, the Greenbank Farm is worth supporting

Editor, After reading the recent articles and letters concerning the Greenbank Farm, I again realize how fortunate the residents and visitors to Whidbey Island are… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2019

Letter: Library events best part of visit to Whidbey Island

Editor, I recently visited Whidbey Island from my native Pennsylvania to visit my daughter and three grandchildren. I have never been to Washington before and… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2019

Letter: Prosecutor’s opinion piece was inappropriate for Thanksgiving

Editor, We as taxpaying citizens of Island County vehemently disagree with the Nov. 23 “Sound Off” written by Island County Prosecutor Greg Banks at “the… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2019

Letter: Hearing examiner would not provide accountability

Editor, Oak Harbor City Council should be wary about giving up jurisdiction over building permit matters to a “hearing examiner” who is not accountable to… Continue reading

  • Dec 3, 2019

Letter: DAV needs drivers to take vets to Seattle VA hospital

Editor, Having just concluded our annual Disabled American Veterans Forget Me Not drive this past Veterans Day, we once again can call it a success.… Continue reading

  • Dec 3, 2019

Letter: NRA has some role in gun violence in U.S.

Editor, I would like to thank Mr. Dieckman for his insightful letter in the Nov. 23 Whidbey News-Times. It is true that violence in our… Continue reading

  • Dec 3, 2019

Letter: Banks’ Soundoff well written, gives hopes for the future

Editor, Thank you, Greg Banks, for your Sound Off in the Nov. 27 Whidbey News-Times. It makes me very thankful that we have a local… Continue reading

  • Nov 29, 2019

Letter: Farm’s dog park should continue as one of best

Editor, I was thrilled to read reporter Laura Guido’s article about the Greenbank Farm meeting that took place Wednesday, Nov. 13. Dog owners showed up… Continue reading

  • Nov 29, 2019

Letter: Parents need to take responsibility and not blame NRA

Editor, Kudos to Byron Dieckman on his letter to the editor in the Nov. 23 Whidbey News-Times. I agree with him 100 percent. School gun… Continue reading

  • Nov 29, 2019

Letter: Sound Off by prosecutor should have been paid ad

Editor, I once told you that you kept making it harder for me to buy your paper due to your political bias. Your reply was… Continue reading

  • Nov 29, 2019

Letter: Administration’s asylum policy violates the law

Editor, As a parent of three and a child advocate, I am shocked, saddened and disturbed by the Trump administration’s attacks on asylum, particularly with… Continue reading

  • Nov 26, 2019

Letter: Manual recount of votes will restore confidence

Editor, After reading last Saturday’s issue of the Whidbey News-Times, I have some serious issues with the election system for Island County. I applaud the… Continue reading

  • Nov 26, 2019

Letter: Lack of Christian values is the problem, not guns

Editor, We had another shooting and all the anti-gun, anti-Second Amendment people are coming out of the woodwork. I get tired of people who do… Continue reading

  • Nov 19, 2019

Letter: Democrats are harassing Trump for his actions

Editor, Looking at the letters from last week, I noticed one that started out, “Anyone in America today, right now, who is not totally freaked… Continue reading

  • Nov 15, 2019

Letter: Consequences of gun violence far reaching

Editor, As I sit typing this letter, the news media are reporting yet another school shooting, this time at Saugus High School, Santa Clarita, Calif.… Continue reading

  • Nov 15, 2019