Letters to the Editor

Letter: Blame for contamination may not be so clear

Editor, An article published recently in The Associated Press shows that it just might not be all the Navy’s fault for groundwater contamination with PFAs.… Continue reading

  • Sep 13, 2019

Letter: Growlers are more bearable than the tourists

Editor, This summer has proven to me that this island would be an utter misery if we had to depend on tourism to keep us… Continue reading

  • Sep 12, 2019

Letter: Nobody promised living under jets would be quiet

Editor, I believe that someone needs to speak up with some reality in this OLF Coupeville issue. A recent letter says “perfect solution … use… Continue reading

  • Sep 10, 2019

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