Letters to the Editor

Letter: Reduce county taxes for those in noise zones

Editor, It is time that Island County admits that rural residential life in certain parts of the island are no longer safe living conditions for… Continue reading

  • Jul 16, 2021

Letter: Racism exists to serve white peoples needs

Editor, Racism is a very complex and elaborate thing having developed over hundreds of years. I’d like to thank the people replying to my letters… Continue reading

  • Jul 16, 2021

Letter: Impossible to live on Whidbey on minimum wage

Editor, I will say that I don’t blame all the people moving up here — Whidbey Island is beautiful and a peaceful getaway from city… Continue reading

  • Jul 13, 2021

Letter: Way to have a safe 4th is to ban fireworks

Editor, On July 4, I watched an unrelenting barrage of fireworks launched by a large group of party-goers approximately 100 feet from a well-documented, active… Continue reading

  • Jul 13, 2021

Letter: Students need to know facts about racism

Editor, There have been a number of letters to the editor in the last several weeks arguing against Critical Race Theory and expressing alarm that… Continue reading

  • Jul 13, 2021

Letter: Evidence proves it’s harder for Blacks to get ahead in U.S.

Editor, Regarding Bill Merrill’s letter to the editor minimizing the existence of racism in America: Bill, I’m glad you have lived such a blessed life… Continue reading

  • Jul 13, 2021

Letter: School district is complying with policies

Editor, Since the June 23 South Whidbey School Board meeting, I have reviewed the district’s policies, including key functions/duties of board members; curriculum development; the… Continue reading

  • Jul 13, 2021

Letter: Foundation appreciates community support

Editor, The South Whidbey Schools Foundation wishes to thank our community for its financial support during our recent online fundraiser. This was an extremely challenging… Continue reading

  • Jul 9, 2021

Letter: Racism exists, but doesn’t represent entire community

Editor, Regarding Michael King’s letter to the editor supporting Critical Race Theory, he may be proud to be an Oak Harbor’s defender of CRT, but… Continue reading

  • Jul 9, 2021

Letter: Council once again reveals it doesn’t listen to citizens

Editor, The July 7 article “City council nears end of Angel sculpture debate” reveals how tone-deaf — by choice — our Oak Harbor City Council… Continue reading

  • Jul 9, 2021

Letter: Carrier landing practices critical to crew safety

Editor, The July 2 letter to editor of the Whidbey News-Times, “Navy needs to find ‘appropriate’ practice location,” suggested the Navy neglected “basic humanity” by… Continue reading

  • Jul 9, 2021

Letter: Fleming has the experience needed on Langley council

Editor, I am heartened to see that Gail Fleming has declared she will be running as write-in candidate for Position No. 5 on the Langley… Continue reading

  • Jul 6, 2021

Letter: Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve has self to blame for Navy’s lack of flexibility

Editor, The Navy has no choice but to stand it’s ground with regard to scheduling at Outlying Field Coupeville. Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve will beg… Continue reading

  • Jul 6, 2021

Letter: Backing up claims with facts, not false assertions

Editor, After several rounds of this Critical Race Theory, or CRT, debate in the letters to the editor section, readers may have noticed something —… Continue reading

  • Jul 6, 2021

Letter: Natural gas is not environmentally friendly energy

Editor, Bill Merrill’s June 26 letter on natural gas was well-worded but incompletely considered. Similar to Don Brunell’s June 4 column, Merrill detailed the benefits… Continue reading

  • Jul 6, 2021

Letter: Navy needs to find ‘appropriate’ practice location

Editor, Based on online chatter, a large number of Central Whidbey residents contacted the Navy by email and phone on Monday, June 28. The following… Continue reading

  • Jul 2, 2021

Letter: Using fossil fuels is laden with downsides

Editor, A recent letter to the editor writer took exception to a previous letter that criticized the long-term benefits of natural gas as an energy… Continue reading

  • Jul 2, 2021

Letter: Poverty, hidden agendas are the real problem

Editor, If one looks back through human history, one finds that slavery is not exclusive to the white man. Many Asian, African and Native American… Continue reading

  • Jul 2, 2021

Letter: The shortage is in the jobs that pay living wage

Editor, I will say that I don’t blame all the people moving up here — Whidbey Island is beautiful and a peaceful getaway from city… Continue reading

  • Jul 2, 2021

Letter: Schools shouldn’t avoid difficult discussions

Editor, I am writing in support of the new environmental and ethnic studies classes to be offered at South Whidbey High School. I am a… Continue reading

  • Jun 29, 2021