Letters to the Editor

Letter: What is the impact of ships on marine life?

Editor, I am very concerned with the increasing frequency of huge container ships being moored for multiple days in the Holmes Harbor/Baby Island area. We… Continue reading

  • May 14, 2021

Letter: Island County should reopen park to camping

Editor, Open Rhododendron Park up for camping, please. I just took my dog for a walk through the beautiful camping section of Rhododendron Park. For… Continue reading

  • May 14, 2021

Letter: ‘Big Lie’ should be called ‘The Big Question’

Editor, It amazes me that the media has focused on the question of voting irregularities in the last election as “The Big Lie.” While I… Continue reading

  • May 14, 2021

Letter: Not a zealot, but wears mask, got COVID vaccination

Editor, I am not a Democrat, nor am I an anti-vaxxer. I am an American. I did not want to get the COVID-19 shots, but… Continue reading

  • May 14, 2021

Letter: Clear-cutting is destructive, needs to be curtailed

Editor, Thanks so much for printing the letter to the editor by Nathan Howard regarding clear-cutting and its extensive and damaging effects on the dwindling… Continue reading

  • May 14, 2021

Letter: Nothing ‘hasty’ about phasing out fossil fuels

Editor, In his guest column, Don Brunell suggested phasing out fossil gas from buildings would be acting “hastily,” but nothing about our climate policy seems… Continue reading

  • May 14, 2021

Letter: Offering thanks

Editor, Regarding my dad’s heartbreaking situation, I want to thank each and every one of you who either made a GoFundMe/Facebook donation and/or assisted with… Continue reading

  • May 14, 2021

Letter: No sympathy for ‘newcomers’ to Whidbey Island

Editor, I have no respect for the people who complain about the parts of the island that probably made them want to move here in… Continue reading

  • May 14, 2021

Letter: Get vaccinated for your loved ones, a safer community

Editor, As a practicing veterinarian for over 40 years I’d like to weigh in on COVID vaccinations with an analogy. Most pet owners are aware… Continue reading

  • May 11, 2021

Letter: Grateful husband’s wishes answered at the end of life

Editor, Thank you to the Coupeville emergency medical personnel. I have relied on you for years to keep my husband Michael safe. Emergency response lift… Continue reading

  • May 11, 2021

Letter: Hearts Hammers needs, misses its local partners

Editor, South Whidbey Hearts & Hammers misses you. Like so many other organizations, we have been greatly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our annual first-Saturday-in-May… Continue reading

  • May 11, 2021

Letter: Wearing a mask is not relinquishing rights as American

Editor, Trump Republicans, please get a life. Trump lost. Biden won. Your mentor M.T. Greene is nuts. Liz Cheney, a rare Republican with compassion, is… Continue reading

  • May 11, 2021

Letter: Lauds deputies for restraint during stressful encounter

Editor, I write in response to the article, “Deputies de-escalate encounter with a man deemed mentally ill” in the April 24 edition of the newspaper.… Continue reading

  • May 7, 2021

Letter: Tyranny is just fine when it works for Republicans

Editor, I was intrigued by Ed Hickey’s May 5 letter to the editor. In it, he seemed to imply that nefarious Democrats support statehood for… Continue reading

  • May 7, 2021

Letter: George Orwell was a ‘democratic socialist,’ actually

Editor, An interesting phenomenon has been taking place lately: folks are dusting off their covers of George Orwell’s “1984” and “Animal Farm,” using these prophetic… Continue reading

  • May 7, 2021

Letter: District right to stand ground on equity, diversity

Editor, I am encouraged by the strength and integrity that the South Whidbey School Board, superintendent and the rest of the staff at the school… Continue reading

  • May 7, 2021

Letter: Biden is doing what Trump falsely accused of

Editor, For four years, former President Trump was severely criticized by Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Chuck Schumer. They were joined by fellow… Continue reading

  • May 4, 2021

Letter: Kudos to Biden administration for its accomplishments so far

Editor, Hat’s off to the Biden administration. One hundred million Americans vaccinated in 100 days. Two-thirds of senior citizens vaccinated within 100 days. Stimulus checks… Continue reading

  • May 4, 2021

Letter: Our country must strengthen the Foreign Service

Editor, As a retired member of the U.S. Foreign Service, I was proud to represent America in 10 countries over my 32 years of service.… Continue reading

  • May 4, 2021

Letter: Supports timber industry but not subsidies

Editor, Should we be subsidizing clear cutting of our forest lands in Island County? I’ve been hearing concerns about the clear cutting around the county.… Continue reading

  • May 4, 2021