Letters to the Editor

Letter: Navy’s ‘courtroom antics’ shouldn’t impress judge

Editor, Jessie Stensland’s March 14 Whidbey News-Times article addressed the Navy’s March 5 request of the court to consider a non-public, secret declaration of the… Continue reading

  • Mar 17, 2020

Letter: Urge Inslee to declare a climate emergency

Editor, Don Brunell in a March 4 Sound Off column gave a lot of numbers regarding the price of acting on our climate crisis. As… Continue reading

  • Mar 13, 2020

Letter: Congrats to judges on jobs well done

Editor, Judge Alan Hancock’s decision to retire at the end of this year heralds the end of a truly remarkable career as a superior court… Continue reading

  • Mar 13, 2020

Letter: Sheriff’s office provides a splendid service

Editor, The landline telephone system at the home of two octogenarians, my wife and I, in rural Oak Harbor was inoperable for almost two weeks.… Continue reading

  • Mar 10, 2020

Letter: Familiarize yourself with candidates for judge

Editor, I read with interest the recent article “3 candidates vie for superior court judge,” and applaud the thoughtful — and early — attention being… Continue reading

  • Mar 10, 2020

Letter: Continuing to hold annual Musselfest ‘irresponsible’

Editor, I just want to go on record that I feel that those who are in charge of the Coupeville Musslefest were irresponsible for not… Continue reading

  • Mar 10, 2020

Letter: Predicts ruin for city’s economy, reputation

Editor, Three cheers to Rick and Kevin Kiser for their comments. I too would like to thank our greedy, idiotic and irresponsible politicians both here… Continue reading

  • Mar 10, 2020

Letter: More than $40,000 raised for Coupeville HS seniors

Editor, We at the Coupeville Lions Club want to thank the Coupeville community for making our 15th annual scholarship auction dinner such a huge success.… Continue reading

  • Mar 6, 2020

Letter: Must halt donations to charities, foundations

Editor, Our property taxes just increased by about $750 (19 percent) per year. We would like to thank the voters and out-of-control politicians for making… Continue reading

  • Mar 6, 2020

Letter: Increase makes helping groups too prohibitive

Editor, Our property taxes just increased by about $750 — 19 percent — per year. We would like to thank the voters and out-of-control politicians… Continue reading

  • Mar 3, 2020

Letter: Warren the best option to unite the country

Editor, I was recently “phone banking” for presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren. It was for the most part a pleasant experience. Most of those called were… Continue reading

  • Mar 3, 2020

Letter: Newspaper’s ‘extreme’ pro-Growler bias apparent

The extreme bias of the Whidbey News-Times in favor of the Navy’s expansion of EA-18G Growlers at Outlying Field Coupeville and egregious trivializing of the… Continue reading

  • Mar 3, 2020

Letter: If you don’t want to declare party, skip vote

Editor, In response to Edward Plitt’s letter to the editor in the Feb. 26 Whidbey News-Times regarding the party identification on our primary ballot, I… Continue reading

  • Mar 3, 2020

Letter: Engle family treated no better than rotten potato

Editor, Getting home from a wonderful vacation, I read in the Feb. 15 Whidbey News-Times an article on the front page about leases for Engle… Continue reading

  • Feb 28, 2020

Letter:

Editor, I recently received my ballot for the presidential primary election. I was under the impression that I was entitled to a secret ballot. That… Continue reading

  • Feb 25, 2020

Letter:

Editor, I have observed that less than half the pool users shower before getting into the pool. There are signs saying “a shower is required… Continue reading

  • Feb 25, 2020

Letter: Sound Water Stewards not responsible for petition

Editor, Sound Water Stewards of Island County thanks all who joined us at our 26th annual Sound Waters University on Feb. 1 at South Whidbey… Continue reading

  • Feb 21, 2020

Letter: Relax, enjoy the fruits of the Trump presidency

Editor, I feel nothing but sorrow for Larry Eaton. His hollow diatribe in his letter to the editor of Saturday, Feb. 15, about all the… Continue reading

  • Feb 21, 2020

Letter: Thanks for sharing and editing my letter

Editor, I want to thank you for publishing my last letter in “real-time.” Just to remind you of one thing about me, I write to… Continue reading

  • Feb 18, 2020

Letter: Trump reelection warning is a shameful’tactic’

Editor, Larry Eaton’s letter, ‘Trump reelection is a chilling prospect for U.S.’ is not only misleading, it does something much worse; it trivializes the lives… Continue reading

  • Feb 18, 2020