Letters to the Editor

Letter: Still seeing delays in delivery of the mail

Editor, Just a heads up that, despite comments that the postal service is once again back to normal, I do see that certain flyers that… Continue reading

  • Nov 3, 2020

Letter: What is happening with COVID-19 in Coupeville?

Editor, Mr. Higman, please tell us, what is happening in Coupeville? Just giving the COVID-19 numbers does not help. It’s a huge increase in cases.… Continue reading

  • Nov 3, 2020

Letter: Don’t let ‘woke liberals’ dictate actions, speech

Editor, This letter is in response to Steve V. Horton’s Oct. 24 letter to the editor regarding a factual commercial on TV. The truth hurts.… Continue reading

  • Oct 30, 2020

Letter: EMTs, hospital provided excellent care at every stage

Editor, While hiking on Aug. 22, I slipped on a steep gravel section of a trail in South Whidbey Trustland Trails, off Craw Road. It… Continue reading

  • Oct 30, 2020

Letter: Read what candidates say about following the science

Editor, My wife had COVID-like symptoms of increasing shortness of breath and disabling fatigue for more than a week. We started to get concerned and… Continue reading

  • Oct 30, 2020

Letter: Volunteer drivers needed to drive vets in van to VMAC

Editor, Thank you volunteers. We at the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 47 would like to thank all the organizations and individuals who assisted in building… Continue reading

  • Oct 30, 2020

Letter: Water, waste resources are limited here

Editor, Who wouldn’t want this election to be over? Then all we have to do is live with the consequences. When the ballots are counted,… Continue reading

  • Oct 30, 2020

Letter: Experienced on the bench, Cliff has proven herself honest, fair

Editor, Carolyn Cliff will be an outstanding superior court judge. Not only is she the candidate with the most judicial experience, some 20 years as… Continue reading

  • Oct 27, 2020

Letter: Opinion touting Trump was devoid of true facts

Editor, In response to Joseph E Coomer’s ad: where to begin. When history is written, Trump will put Joseph McCarthy to shame in the category… Continue reading

  • Oct 27, 2020

Letter: Plenty of people had money troubles and got scammed

Editor, I believe voters are smart enough to see past all the 11th-hour political hit pieces. Even so, just this month, the Democrats spent more… Continue reading

  • Oct 27, 2020

Letter: Price Johnson supports growth, environment

Editor, I am voting for Helen Price Johnson for 10th Legislative District state senator. Please join me in supporting Helen because she has been supporting… Continue reading

  • Oct 27, 2020

Letter: Reject Referendum 90, ’protect our students’

Editor, In March, while Washington state was shutting down businesses, schools and churches, leaders in Olympia shoved through a mandatory comprehensive sex education bill that… Continue reading

Letter: There is a reason for the electoral college

Editor In response to Steven Horton of Langley, who is against the electoral college. There are 3,141 counties in the United States President Trump won… Continue reading

  • Oct 27, 2020

Letter: Vote for Democrats is the more prudent vote, actually

Editor, A vote for Democratic candidates is the more prudent vote. This is directly in response to an Oak Harbor citizen’s recent letter to the… Continue reading

  • Oct 27, 2020

Letter: Washington state GOP now the party of Trump

Editor, Growing up as an Ike Republican gives me a unique vantage point. Republicans used to support family values, the environment, the Constitution and the… Continue reading

  • Oct 27, 2020

Letter: Bacon ideal candidate for diversity of Island County

Editor, I support Melanie Bacon for Island County commissioner, District 1. Melanie’s experience managing human resources for Island County and working closely with our county… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2020

Letter: Be clear in anti-racist actions, stand up against hate groups

Editor, All around us, on island and off, white supremacy lurks. We have seen it reflected in how police officers treat Black, indigenous and people… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2020

Letter: Cliff knows us, we know her, and she has earned our trust

Editor, I met Carolyn Cliff, candidate for Island County Superior Court Judge position 2, in the late 1980s. I was starting Genesis House in Langley,… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2020

Letter: Coverage of Greene suit came across as ‘hit piece’

Editor, I think it’s important to let you know that your hit piece on Damian Greene is completely out of context. We all know this… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2020

Letter: Evaluate local candidates on civility, magnanimity

Editor, October is the month in which we celebrate civility. I wonder, is this timed to coincide with the month before Americans cast their ballots… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2020