Letters to the Editor

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

Letter: We need a centrist candidate

Editor, I’d like to float the idea of purposefully voting for a moderate presidential candidate in the next election. Our island, like so many communities… Continue reading

  • Jan 10, 2020

Letter: Congress must act to prevent war

Editor, The United States and Iran are poised at the edge of war. President Trump, acting impulsively, ordered the assassination of an Iranian official considered… Continue reading

  • Jan 10, 2020

Letter: Navy should clean up its mess for the next generation

Editor, There has been a lot of news about the PFAS in the water on North Whidbey. In one instance, the Navy has been using… Continue reading

  • Jan 7, 2020

Letter: Members of Congress must abide by oath to uphold law

Editor, I was mystified by Timothy Hazelo’s letter to the editor in the Dec. 17 Whidbey News-Times. He argued that Rep. Rick Larsen should not… Continue reading

  • Jan 7, 2020

Letter: Influence of the NRA is dominating U.S. politics

Editor, I begin this response by asserting that I agree with most of what you, Mr. Dieckman, have written in your letter to the editor.… Continue reading

  • Jan 3, 2020

Letter: So many suffer from Trump Derangment Syndrome

Editor, The “pro-impeachment rally draws crowds,” piece in the Dec. 21 Whidbey News-Times and the letter to the editor, “Trump is a danger to our… Continue reading

  • Dec 31, 2019

Letter: Article falls short of representing hospital

The Whidbey News-Times article of Dec. 17, titled “Hospital ponders adding new position to executive team,” fails to accurately describe how a successful, modern hospital… Continue reading

  • Dec 28, 2019

Letter: More than ever, climate change facts important

Editor, In response to my letter to the editor Wednesday, Nov. 6, Mr. Hickey expressed skepticism that a small percentage of CO2 in the atmosphere… Continue reading

  • Dec 27, 2019

Letter: Deer a good reason for driving slow on Whidbey

Editor, The editorial of Dec. 12 bemoans slow drivers on Whidbey Island, including those driving “slightly under the speed limit.” You claim that this is… Continue reading

  • Dec 24, 2019

Letter: Arms makers appeal to the lowest instincts

Editor, The Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson is proposing bills that seek to limit high-capacity magazines, ban assault-style weapons and strengthen rules on ammunition… Continue reading

  • Dec 23, 2019

Letter: Grateful to the person who returned purse

Editor, This is to the person who turned my purse in to Walmart on Friday, Dec. 13, after it was left unattended by me. I… Continue reading

  • Dec 23, 2019