Letters to the Editor

Letter: Attributes, experience as pro-tem judge make Cliff a solid choice

Editor, I’ve read with interest the letters to the editor submitted by folks supporting Carolyn Cliff for Island County Superior Court judge to replace retiring… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2020

Letter: Howard knows how to make government work

Editor, Nathan Howard gets things done. We voters are fortunate to have four good people running for District 1 Island County commissioner. I feel the… Continue reading

  • Jul 21, 2020

Letter: Bruch will represent common people in the state Legislature

Editor, I am writing this letter in support of Bill Bruch for house representative 10th Legislative District. Bill Bruch tried to protect our children by… Continue reading

  • Jul 21, 2020

Letter: Vote for Bruch a vote for efficiency, accountability

Editor, If you’re looking for a principled candidate who will stick up for your rights, Bill Bruch is your man. Bill Bruch is the Republican… Continue reading

  • Jul 21, 2020

Letter: Vote Greene for excellent and sustainable future

Editor, The most important and locally influential government position is that of our county commissioners. As longtime responsible Whidbey Island residents, and after careful consideration… Continue reading

  • Jul 21, 2020

Letter: Homola will represent us well in the 10th District

Editor, I have known and worked with Angie for a number of years since moving to Coupeville. She worked tirelessly during the last financial downturn… Continue reading

  • Jul 21, 2020

Letter: Time to select candidates who ‘do’ instead of talk

Editor, Well, folks, we are coming up on election time again. Aug. 4 is the primary, Sept 3 the general election. It’s time to run… Continue reading

  • Jul 21, 2020

Letter: Mischo has impeccable people skills, various proven abilities

Editor, Voters in District 2 have a choice to make for Island County commissioner this Aug. 4 that can affect how well the county functions… Continue reading

  • Jul 21, 2020

Letter: Bacon, a problem solver, trusted leader, prepared

Editor, A lot has changed since I moved to Whidbey Island 42 years ago. There was only one stop light on the entire Island. The… Continue reading

  • Jul 21, 2020

Letter: There are sobering decisions to be made in this election

Editor, Elections are coming. Campaign signs are popping up like garden weeds. Decisions will be made. What do we want to become? We used to… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2020

Letter: Systemic racism did not ‘just fade away decades ago’

Editor. Bill Merrill, in a study resumes sent out with white sounding names received a one-in-10 callback while the same resume with black sounding names… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2020

Letter: Progressive candidates best hope for ‘real and positive change’

Editor, In times of crisis, it is easy to point fingers. It is easy to blame the exponential growth of cases and increasing lockdown-duration attributable… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2020

Letter: Getting a busy signal is only building on anger

Editor, The Navy has requested that we call the Growler noise complaint line at 360-257-6665 when we would like to register a noise complaint. All… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2020

Letter: In-person voting, with ID, ensures election integrity

Editor, In response to the letter to the editor, “Think mail-in votes lead to fraud? Here’s an idea,” in the July 8 Whidbey News-Times. In… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2020

Letter: Tell the community where you stand individually, collectively

Editor, This is in reference to a letter from the South Whidbey School District addressed to the South Whidbey community dated June 11. It appears… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2020

Letter: Choose a proven leader or a new-to-Island opportunist?

Editor, I’m thinking about whom to vote for position no. 2, Island County commissioner: Jill Johnson, a proven local leader or her same-party opponent —… Continue reading

  • Jul 14, 2020

Letter: Maintain fire district readiness, vote to approve district levy

Editor, Ballots for the Aug. 4 primary election are arriving soon. Listed are key elected races and a crucial government election measure, a levy lift… Continue reading

  • Jul 14, 2020

League plans candidate forums online

The League of Women Voters of Whidbey Island is gearing up for one of the most unusual election years, according to League board member Mendy… Continue reading

  • Jul 14, 2020

Letter: Get state government back on track, vote Republican

Editor, Democrats have controlled our state government for 40 years and, as our crumbling infrastructure, higher taxes, and runaway spending demonstrate, it is high time… Continue reading

  • Jul 14, 2020

Letter: District has insatiable appetite for palatial new fire stations

Editor, I’ll be voting against that South Whidbey fire district levy increase scheduled for an August vote, and here’s why. Though I admire the dedication… Continue reading

  • Jul 14, 2020