Letters to the Editor

Letter: Vague, unconstitutional, I-1639 should be rejected

Letter | Vague, unconstitutional, Initiative 1639 should be rejected by voters

  • Oct 26, 2018

Letter: Kavanaugh seems to show reconciliation

Editor, This is an open letter to Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. First, as an 80-year-old proud citizen of my heritage as an American, but… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2018

Letter: GOP destroying republic, vote for Democrats

Editor, Why are we in this Trump/Republican mess? It is because people didn’t vote. This is partially due to continual voter suppression and lies by… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2018

Letter: St. Clair offers fair, balanced leadership

Editor, In a few days, the ballots for our November election will arrive in your mailbox. I am writing to express my strong support for… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2018

Letter: We can lead country by passing I-1631

Editor, A just-released report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the leading international body for the assessment of climate change, states that we have… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2018

Letter: Vote for candidates more in step with district’s values

Editor, We’re fortunate this year to have clear choices for state legislators, 10th District. Those of us hoping for common sense, values-driven policies will want… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2018

Letter: Felici best choice to lead county sheriff’s office

Editor, We would once again strongly encourage everyone to vote for Rick Felici for Island County sheriff. Just some of Rick’s accomplishments include: Over 30… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2018

Letter: Island County sheriff: Vote ‘no’ on I-940 and I-1639

Editor, With the Nov. 6 election right around the corner, I want to offer insights as to the impacts Initiative 940 and Initiative 1639 will… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2018

Letter: Vote ‘yes’ on I-1631 and hold polluters accountable

Editor, Thank you for your recent shout-out regarding Initiative 1631 and efforts by the Whidbey chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby to pass it (Sept. 21… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2018

Letter: Hannold claiming credit for the work of other people

Editor, We expect elected officials to be truthful and to exercise a strong work ethic guided by integrity and honesty. Taking credit for the work… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2018

Letter: Right thing to do is support OH pool

Editor, We support the pool. About 40 years ago our Rotary Club worked hard and provided the support for our community to pass a bond… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2018

The debate over Naval air operations is too polarized

Editor, During the discussion period preceding the deployment of EA-18G “Growler” the Navy statement said the noise signature of the EA-18G was similar to the… Continue reading

  • Oct 22, 2018

Letter: Commissioner candidate says she supports Navy

Editor, I rarely respond to letters to the editors but calling me anti-Navy is one issue I take quite personally. I am a Navy daughter.… Continue reading

  • Oct 19, 2018

Letter: Dems overplayed hand, awakened moral majority

Editor, The attempted character assassination by the Democrats of Judge Kavanaugh is just a symptom of the greater disease afflicting America. The overarching ailment which… Continue reading

  • Oct 16, 2018

Letter: If pool is to reopen, some repairs need to be made

Editor, Pool levy, some clarification please. The levy signs say, Pool Park Rec. I know what and where the pool is. What park or parks… Continue reading

  • Oct 16, 2018

Letter: Campbell has the support of staff, deputies

Editor, Regarding the two candidates for sheriff of Island County, I personally know both Lane Campbell and Rick Felici. I will not make any negative… Continue reading

  • Oct 16, 2018

Letter: St. Clair has right skills to be elected commissioner

Editor, Janet St. Clair demonstrated that she is well prepared to be our Island County commissioner. At the Oak Harbor forum Thursday, she impressed the… Continue reading

  • Oct 12, 2018

Letter: I-1639 would put data, 2nd Amendment, at risk

Editor, Vote “no” on Initiative 1639. Did you know that I-1639 allows the government to collect the personal information of gun owners through mandatory reporting… Continue reading

  • Oct 12, 2018

Letter: Everyone wins if St. Clair is chosen to be commissioner

Editor, Ahoy there over on Whidbey. I am over here, on the other side of Saratoga Passage, on Camano Island. Can we talk? We citizens… Continue reading

  • Oct 12, 2018

Letter: Shake hands with the devil and you may end up in bed

Editor, Like millions of other people here in the United States and overseas, I watched the testimony of Dr. Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh… Continue reading

  • Oct 12, 2018