Letters to the Editor

Letter: Seeking an injunction is COER act of desperation

Editor, I just became aware that the Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve decided in all their wisdom to mount what is being called “Monson’s Charge,” with… Continue reading

  • Feb 14, 2020

Letter: Trump reelection is a chilling prospect for U.S.

Editor, I’ll keep this very short so that the “Forever Trumpsters” can read it and will read it. Since Trump’s acquittal by the Republican-controlled Senate,… Continue reading

  • Feb 14, 2020

Letter: Romney symbolizes what America was once all about

Editor, We just heard something we haven’t heard in a long while. Being the eldest son of an itinerant immigrant carpenter, along with one of… Continue reading

  • Feb 11, 2020

Letter: Manufactured home zones provide affordable housing

Editor, In Oak Harbor we are fortunate to have many areas zoned for manufactured homes and trailers. This makes housing affordable for lower-income people. They… Continue reading

  • Feb 11, 2020

Letter: Don’t see how new charge will help the environment

Editor, My response to State Law SB 5323: I for one and I’m sure there are others who line our waste baskets with these bags… Continue reading

  • Feb 11, 2020

Letter: Appreciative of help from 911 responders, kind man

Editor, Gratitude to the 911 responders and, especially, to the wonderful kind man who rescued me during the past snowstorm on Smugglers Cove Road. Your… Continue reading

  • Feb 11, 2020

Letter: Offering ideas for saving Holland Happening

Editor, I am writing to express my agreement with the sentiment shared by Autumn Sundown in her Jan. 8 Sound Off opinion piece. Having lived… Continue reading

  • Feb 7, 2020

Letter: Hospital provided wonderful expertise

Editor, A long overdue letter is submitted to say thank you to the caring, professional team of Whidbey Home Health nurses and staff. I was… Continue reading

  • Feb 5, 2020

Letter: Post office needs to keep flag out of the dark

Editor, It’s been at least four months since we notified the post office that the our American flag is in the dark at night. How… Continue reading

  • Feb 4, 2020

Letter: Warren will fight against corruption

Editor, I have a family member who is a Type 1 diabetic. The cost of her insulin has more than doubled in just five years.… Continue reading

  • Feb 4, 2020

Letter: Don’t be suckered by calls asking you for money

Editor, Many of us frequently receive telemarketer and robocalls from money solicitors with names like “Firefighters Alliance.” It is my understanding that none of the… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2020

Letter: Limiting gun magazine capacity decreases survival odds

Editor, As it always happens after a gun-related crime, there is a call for more restrictions on guns and gun owners. Every time a new… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2020

Letter: WhidbeyHealth provided competent, life-saving care

Editor, It is popular to criticize the public institutions in our community. The common narrative is that things are rarely good enough, and people act… Continue reading

  • Jan 28, 2020

Letter: Contributions to Hearts Hammers quite generous

Editor, North Whidbey Hearts & Hammers is a new nonprofit that is dedicated to helping our community by providing home improvement assistance to homeowners with… Continue reading

  • Jan 28, 2020

Letter: Residents lucky to have excellent health services

Editor, When I woke up Tuesday, Jan. 21, I knew something was wrong and called 911. Within minutes I had two EMS units here, and… Continue reading

  • Jan 28, 2020

Letter: Challenges of enjoying single-use plastics

Editor, Penn Cove. For many, these words are associated with beautiful sunrises, herons majestically observing the waters for their catch, clam digging, duck and even… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2020

Letter: Navy failing to follow through with promises

Editor, Quite a few years ago, during the Environmental Impact Statement 106 historical hearing process, the Navy agreed to landscape around those ugly concrete blocks… Continue reading

  • Jan 17, 2020

Letter: NAS Whidbey has led the way in cleaning up contaminants

Editor, The Jan. 7 letter to the editor of the Whidbey News-Times, “Navy should clean up its mess for the next generation” gives the impression… Continue reading

  • Jan 17, 2020

Letter: Donation of feminine products helping women

Editor, In the 10 short months since “I Support The Girls-Whidbey Island” was established, we’ve had phenomenal success. Thanks to all the wonderfully generous people… Continue reading

  • Jan 14, 2020

Letter: ‘Deranged screed’ wrong, Americans are suffering

Editor, You recently published a deranged screed from a local Trumpster. He made the astonishing statement that, “I would bet that not one of these… Continue reading

  • Jan 14, 2020