Letters to the Editor

Letter: Why is ‘narrative’ focused on equity, social justice?

Editor, There are many forms of government — communism, socialism, fascism, democracy, etc. Ignoring definitional hair-splitting, there are essentially only two types. Government that is… Continue reading

  • Mar 2, 2021

Letter: Fair Start for Kids Act would give access to early care

Editor, As a mother, I know how essential child care is for a child’s development, parents’ ability to work and for our economy to thrive.… Continue reading

  • Feb 26, 2021

Letter: Article should have included letter in entirety

Editor, This is a note to in regards to Stina Wenzek’s letter written to South Whidbey schools. My name was not on the letter, but… Continue reading

  • Feb 26, 2021

Letter: Teachers do not abrogate their right to free speech

Editor, This is in regard to the citizens’ complaint against a teacher in the South Whidbey School District, accusing him of indoctrinating students with his… Continue reading

  • Feb 26, 2021

Letter: Limbaugh may be speaking with God, but long-distance

Editor, What Americans need to remember is that it is democracy, the Republic, that is on loan from God. Over 500,000 Americans have made the… Continue reading

  • Feb 26, 2021

Letter: Stands behind efforts to awaken the ‘woke’

Editor, I had the opportunity to read articles in the Whidbey News-Times and The South Whidbey Record last week that were reminiscent of an article… Continue reading

  • Feb 26, 2021

Letter: Don’t allow Whidbey’s history to get lost in rush

Editor, The controversy over the choice of art to inspire and commemorate Whidbey Island and its population hub, Oak Harbor, is interesting. The choice seems… Continue reading

  • Feb 23, 2021

Letter: Island Drug deserving of our thanks, appreciation

Editor, Every day the Island Drug COVID-19 team faces crowds of mostly older citizens searching for vaccinations. Every day they deal with endless COVID-19 questions,… Continue reading

  • Feb 23, 2021

Letter: Open a community center that is welcoming to all

Editor, To Mayor Bob Severns and members of the Oak Harbor City Council: This week’s freezing weather has brought a long-standing community need to greater… Continue reading

  • Feb 23, 2021

Letter: Rush Limbaugh a talent ‘on loan from God’

Editor, I miss Rush Limbaugh’s insights into our deep state of corruption and misinformation, but feel blessed he now is in direct contact with God.… Continue reading

  • Feb 23, 2021

Letter: Grateful to community for approving schools levy

Editor, To the Oak Harbor Community: This is a letter of thanks for voting “Yes for Schools.” I have spoken with school board members, administrators,… Continue reading

  • Feb 19, 2021

Letter: Biden the best president to help restore democracy

Editor, The second impeachment of Donald J. Trump is a sad thing, but not for him — for us, because we did not do it… Continue reading

  • Feb 19, 2021

Letter: Questions whether letter to school board is news

Editor, Sadly, I have ceased being surprised about opinions being stated as fact and the substitution of uninformed preferences for well documented expert conclusions. I… Continue reading

  • Feb 19, 2021

Letter: History won’t be kind to Trump, those who attacked our democracy

Editor, To the pro-Trump letter writers — you guys are living in an alternate universe seeded by Trump, the narcissistic jerk with the brain of… Continue reading

  • Feb 18, 2021

Letter: Accept sculpture donation to go along side windmill

Editor, Regarding placing the Sebastián sculpture in Windjammer Park, I would like to advocate for diversity in our art selections. Art is made to convey… Continue reading

  • Feb 16, 2021

Letter: Acquittal, Jan. 6, body blows to our democracy

Editor, On Saturday, the U.S. Senate voted 57-43 to acquit former President Donald Trump of any responsibility for inciting the riot that overtook the Capitol… Continue reading

  • Feb 16, 2021

Letter: City should decline offer of free sculpture for park

Editor, “It’s an asset. It’s a draw for tourism. It’s a gift to our community of culture which we desperately lack,” Oak Harbor Arts Commissioner… Continue reading

  • Feb 16, 2021

Letter: Democracy is at stake; the Senate must convict Trump

Editor, I am a small-business owner in Clinton. I implore the U.S. Senate to convict Donald Trump and to prevent him from ever running for… Continue reading

  • Feb 16, 2021

Letter: Sculpture donation coming at right time, to right community

Editor, What an incredible opportunity, the privilege of a Sculptor Sebastián art piece in Oak Harbor. This world-renowned artist has respected and appreciated installations throughout… Continue reading

  • Feb 16, 2021

Letter: City has an opportunity to have world-class art

Editor, This is not my preferred format for dialogue. However, I feel I should at least provide a little clarity regarding the Sebastian sculpture that… Continue reading

  • Feb 12, 2021