Letters to the Editor

Letter: Net result of the filibuster is less than constructive

Editor, If you care about the climate crisis, racial equity and income disparity, the presidential election and Georgia Senate runoff results were good news. As… Continue reading

  • Mar 12, 2021

Letter: Hunting the best option for deer control

Editor, In her letter to the editor of March 6, Michelle Peacock offers ideas for deer management in Coupeville. Deer habitat is diminishing but deer… Continue reading

  • Mar 12, 2021

Leter: Some letters are not fit to print

Editor, The fact check on one of the letters to the editor is an improvement, but Austin Cook’s point in his letter should be emphasized:… Continue reading

  • Mar 9, 2021

Letter: Better that prof keep tunnel idea to himself

Editor, I have a response to professor Bob Ortblad and his idea for building a tunnel to Whidbey Island: Keep your ideas to yourself. A… Continue reading

  • Mar 9, 2021

Letter: Let’s do something besides throw rocks at one another

Editor, What’s the fuss about equity? Mr. Meyers letter to the editor about “equity narrative” certainly expressed his anger, but it distracted from the issue.… Continue reading

  • Mar 9, 2021

Letter: Please stop dumping beer cans in the bushes

Editor, I am a volunteer for the Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve. I have regularly taken care of the beautiful “prairies wayside” on Engle Road… Continue reading

  • Mar 9, 2021

Letter: Whidbey doesn’t new connection to mainland

Editor, About every dozen years someone “floats” the idea of a tunnel or a bridge to make commutes between Whidbey Island and the mainland easier,… Continue reading

  • Mar 9, 2021

Letters: Drum shares same right to free speech

Editor, I write this letter in support of Edward Drum, who still has the right to speak in this country and in the Whidbey News… Continue reading

  • Mar 9, 2021

Letter: A place on Whidbey to take family

Editor, Spring is fast approaching, and nowhere is it more evident than at the beautiful Meerkerk Gardens. you will find some rhododendrons in bloom, others… Continue reading

  • Mar 5, 2021

Letter: Don’t like the deer in Coupeville? Move to the city

Editor, Regarding the deer in Coupeville article by Kira Erickson in the March 2 Whidbey News-Times, this assault on our wildlife must end. The deer… Continue reading

  • Mar 5, 2021

Letter: Trump thought he might lose reelection bid

Editor, Why I think former President Trump thought he might lose re-election early on. but did not plan to leave office: Clue 1: When asked… Continue reading

  • Mar 5, 2021

Letter: Tantamount to fake wrestling, the kind with bad hair

Editor, This is a response to a letter by Edward Drum, who longs metaphysically for the deep insights of Rush Limbaugh, equating him with the… Continue reading

  • Mar 5, 2021

Letter: Attacks on AP history teacher unfounded

Editor, We’ve heard from some very opinionated folks on the state of our schools, so maybe it’s time we heard from a student. As a… Continue reading

  • Mar 5, 2021

Letter: UW prof’s idea for tunnel is full of holes

Editor, The UW prof’s idea for a tunnel to replace the Clinton-to-Mukilteo ferry is not likely to float for long March 3 South Whidbey Record).… Continue reading

  • Mar 5, 2021

Letter: Allowed to voice concerns about kids’ education

Editor, As the father of two children, I would like to take the chance to write in support of Stina Wenzek’s letter to the South… Continue reading

  • Mar 5, 2021

Letter: Vaccinations went quickly, seamlessly

Editor, What a great community we live in. My husband and I recently received our Moderna vaccination at Trinity Lutheran Church hall in Freeland. Everything… Continue reading

  • Mar 5, 2021

Letter: Don’t censor, but sharing Drum letter unnecessary

Editor, I’d like to take a moment to address the letter from Edward Drum, M.D. regarding the passing of Rush Limbaugh. First, I’d like to… Continue reading

  • Mar 2, 2021

Letter: On loan from God? Should have much better connections

Editor, I certainly can’t claim to be the most buoyant duck in the pond, but it would seem to me that someone “on loan from… Continue reading

  • Mar 2, 2021

Letter: Students fortunate to have Eager as a teacher

Editor, We are writing as parents and community members. We are writing in support of an excellent teacher at South Whidbey High School, Mark Eager.… Continue reading

  • Mar 2, 2021

Letter: WhidbeyHealth CEO is paid more than Biden

Editor, I read the article that described the financial condition of WhidbeyHealth. One would conclude that the hospital is in very poor financial health. This… Continue reading

  • Mar 2, 2021