Letters to the Editor

Letter: Serenity of yoga class was interrupted by jet noise

Editor, This past Monday, I attended a yoga class, which was interrupted by fly-overs. The deafening noise incapacitated our instructor and she suspended class. Students… Continue reading

  • Sep 10, 2019

Letter: WhidbeyHealth provided ‘expert,’ ‘loving’ care during stay

Editor, I recently met some of the most wonderful folks I have ever known right here in Coupeville and under deadly circumstances. And, as a… Continue reading

  • Sep 10, 2019

Letter: When impartiality is gone, it raises questions of fairness

Editor, Personally, I don’t see how anyone can support Donald Trump. His policies are bad and his character much worse. However, why is a prosecutor… Continue reading

  • Sep 6, 2019

Letter: The ruling on biosolids is a danger to human health

Editor, Recently, the Island County Board of Commissioners made a decision that I think more people need to know about regarding the distribution of biosolids… Continue reading

  • Sep 6, 2019

Letter: Bailey must believe money trumps the Constitution

Editor, I just came across state Sen. Barbara Bailey’s July 19 attack on Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s suit against NAS Whidbey. She attacked Ferguson with… Continue reading

  • Sep 6, 2019

Letter: How about moving landing practices to China Lake?

Editor, Fellow islanders, I may have the almost perfect solution for reducing the anticipated noise factor from the projected increase in training sorties of the… Continue reading

  • Sep 6, 2019

Letter: Senator shows she’s lost touch with local concerns

Editor, State Sen. Barbara Bailey’s Sound Off in the July 20 Whidbey News-Times exposes her as a disappointing representative who flirts with the truth and… Continue reading

  • Sep 3, 2019

Letter: You need to speak up and support the Navy

Editor, Why do the people of Whidbey Island allow an ambitious, self-promoting politician and dodgy new arrivals to define and mischaracterize their island? A quick… Continue reading

  • Sep 3, 2019

Letter: Great job on annual Oak Harbor Music Festival

Editor, I just wanted to express my thanks to all those who worked to make the Oak Harbor Music Festival happen. For my wife and… Continue reading

  • Sep 3, 2019

Letter: Climate change can only be solved if acknowledged

Editor, I am baffled by Tugg Thomson’s Aug. 17 letter to the editor arguing that climate change is not due to human activity. He refers… Continue reading

  • Aug 30, 2019

Letter: How would United States function without socialism?

Editor, In response to “Electing Democrats will lead to the ruin of country:” Socialism, according to Britannica.com, is “social and economic doctrine that calls for… Continue reading

  • Aug 30, 2019

Letter: City needs to put some money into other parks

Editor, During a recent walk about town, I visited two parks that are near my residence and was appalled at the conditions. Holland Gardens Park… Continue reading

  • Aug 27, 2019

Letter: Humans are definitely a cause of global warming

Editor, I was disappointed to read Tugg Thompson’s dangerously misinformed letter last weekend, “Humans aren’t responsible…” 8/17. The Whidbey News-Times should include some kind of… Continue reading

  • Aug 27, 2019

Letter: Why is God’s wrath being directed at Bible Belt?

Editor, Dear Mr. Dickenson, thank you for your letter of July 27 regarding climate chaos/carbon pollution being God’s will. Please help me understand your point… Continue reading

  • Aug 27, 2019

Letter: Jet noise much louder over Coupeville than Oak Harbor

Editor, As a resident of Coupeville who lives in the middle of the OLF Coupeville touch-and-go pattern, I wanted to write a calm and rational… Continue reading

  • Aug 23, 2019

Letter: Response following car accident was exemplary

Editor, On Tuesday morning, July 30, I was involved in a vehicle accident. I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in our… Continue reading

  • Aug 23, 2019

Letter: Oak Harbor’s mayor isn’t speaking for everyone

Editor, I write to agree with the “Navy Brat’s” letter of Aug. 14 regarding the mayor’s letter about the state AG’s lawsuit. The mayor indicated… Continue reading

  • Aug 23, 2019

Letter: Lack of low-income housing a local, national problem

Editor, Low-income housing is an important issue. We have a housing crisis not only locally, but nationally. “Hearing examiner gives nod to low-income housing,” Whidbey… Continue reading

  • Aug 23, 2019

Letter: Many support the Navy on Whidbey, but not jet noise

Editor, Witnessing the disharmony and slurs surrounding the Navy jet noise issue is extremely disheartening. The Aug. 20 Whidbey News-Times article by Laura Guido reported,… Continue reading

  • Aug 23, 2019

Letter: Business community in Oak Harbor is better off thanks to Cribb

Editor, I wanted to express my sincere gratitude to Christine Cribb for all of her work with the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce. Since she… Continue reading

  • Aug 20, 2019