Letters to the Editor

Letter: Roar overhead is the sound of freedom

Editor, Regarding the letter to the editor, “Growlers … quiet afternoon in forest shattered by jets overhead,” I say, this is a Navy town. Jets… Continue reading

  • Jun 4, 2021

Letter: Bring back functional local postal service

Editor, For many years we had a friendly Langley Post Office. People picked up their mail, walked over to the several counters to sort out… Continue reading

  • Jun 4, 2021

Letter: Sons of American Revolution focus is on patriotism

Editor, Regarding the article on the front page of the Whidbey News-Times regarding the flag retirement ceremony with the Sea Cadets — they are great… Continue reading

  • Jun 1, 2021

Letter: Adopting ‘live and let live’ philosophy may be way to go

Editor, For 35 years, I’ve lived on Whidbey Island and consider the wildlife a blessing to be enjoyed. Nothing has brought me more joy, over… Continue reading

  • Jun 1, 2021

Letter: Quiet afternoon in forest shattered by jets overhead

Editor, On a cool misty early spring morning recently my girlfriend and I were visiting the Hoh Rainforest in the Olympic National Park. It is… Continue reading

  • Jun 1, 2021

Letter: We can learn from the experiences shared by others

Editor, Many thanks to Harolynne Bobis of Langley and Michael King of Oak Harbor for their letters to the editor, published in the May 29… Continue reading

  • Jun 1, 2021

Letter: Environmental change should start with us

Editor, Technological wonders — each and every day technology adds to our daily lives. Electric cars, solar, wind turbines and now, possibly, electric aircraft. It… Continue reading

  • Jun 1, 2021

Letter: Trump’s fans will never be deterred by his bad acts

Editor, Trump’s approval rating will never fall below 30 percent of the electorate — approximately 80 percent of the Republican Party — no matter how… Continue reading

  • Jun 1, 2021

Letter: Urge Inslee, Murray, Cantwell to support Idaho rep’s proposal

Editor, The mighty Snake River, with over 5,000 miles of tributaries, has been ranked as the most endangered in the United States. The scientific consensus… Continue reading

  • May 28, 2021

Letter: Grateful for board’s service during pandemic

Editor, I appreciate your recent coverage of the Community Health Advisory Board of Island County. This volunteer board, one of the longest standing such boards… Continue reading

  • May 28, 2021

Letter: Learned much as part of debate team at OHHS

Editor, Back in the late 1990s and early 2000s, when Oak Harbor High School had a debate team, I learned all about critical race theory… Continue reading

  • May 28, 2021

Letter: We cannot change history, but can learn from it

Editor, Please don’t believe the rhetoric about Critical Race Theory. As an African American, I learned what you learned about slavery, little or nothing. However,… Continue reading

  • May 28, 2021

Letter: Taxpayers deserve school board that follows the law

Editor, I had planned to give input to the Coupeville School Board at its May 24 meeting regarding its handling of the investigation of Superintendent… Continue reading

  • May 25, 2021

Letter: Applauding school board, students of South Whidbey

Editor, I commend the activism of the United Student Leaders of South Whidbey High School, who brought to the school board two existential issues —… Continue reading

  • May 25, 2021

Letter: Critical Race Theory mandate will destroy innocence

Editor, Gov. Jay Inslee recently bypassed all school boards and parents by signing into law a measure that will mandate so-called “Critical Race Theory” training… Continue reading

  • May 25, 2021

Letter: You don’t have to agree, but don’t call for censorship

Editor, ​Judging from the May 18 letters to the editor in this publication, I must have gored a sacred cow. That all but one letter… Continue reading

  • May 21, 2021

Letter: Certainly not thankful to have Biden as president

Editor, In a letter to the editor, Nancy Mayer wrote in her closing paragraph, “We, at last, have a sane, competent, knowledgeable president in Biden.”… Continue reading

  • May 21, 2021

Letter: Nope, that Oak Harbor building is not a stinky school

Editor, This really should begin, “Dear city.” Since the time of completion, Oak Harbor’s poop processing plant, or PPP, continues to look good, but smell… Continue reading

  • May 21, 2021

Letter: Appropriate that May is Foster Care Appreciation Month

Editor, It is no surprise that May is chosen as National Foster Care Appreciation Month. The month carries us well into springtime, the season that… Continue reading

  • May 21, 2021

Letter: Shouldn’t give opinion space to ‘talking points’

Editor, As frequently as you publish opinion pieces — propaganda — from Fred Wilferth of Coupeville, you should be charging him advertising rates. This level… Continue reading

  • May 18, 2021