Letters to the Editor

Letter: Put a stop to protests until COVID-19 is gone

Editor, People write letters to the editor saying protesters say “Black Lives Matter.” We are all God’s kids, tan, white, black — all matter. Protesters… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2020

Letter: Write a letter that has info, not a long list of obsessions

Editor, Regarding the letter, “Focus on Trump’s ouster from office detrimental to U.S.,” written by Ed Hickey. Ah, another Hickey screed, fluently written but containing… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2020

Letter: Howard’s experience in planning, transportation beneficial to county

Editor, In a field of highly qualified candidates for Island County commissioner, District no. 3, I am choosing to endorse Nathan Howard. Nathan’s experience in… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2020

Letter: Vote out politicians creating more problems than they’re solving

Editor, I am writing in response to Ed Meyer’s letter to the editor, published in the June 24 Whidbey News-Times. His letter was well stated.… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2020

Letter: People who say racism is systemic are often racists

Editor, Jim Short, in his response to my recent letter to the editor that included a statement that systemic racism faded several decades ago, cites… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2020

Letter: New Sound Water Stewards’ book for the island explorer

Editor, “Don’t leave home without it.” That’s what I said years ago when the first edition of “Getting to the Water’s Edge” was released. It’s… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2020

Letter: Americans are waking up to fact Trump a hateful, dishonest bully

Editor, Sorry Donald, you can’t tweet your way out of this one. I have never liked Donald Trump, but at the beginning of our COVID-19… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2020

Letter: Statues don’t represent who we are as Americans

Editor, As a white “Boomer” male, I’m heartened to see young women and men rise up and tear down Confederate statues. These actions are reminiscent… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2020

Letter: With Trump, you get more pandemic denial, racism

Editor, In response Ed Hickey’s July 1 letter to the editor, I’d like to present some facts. The Obama economy, after inheriting the great recession… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2020

Letter: Media needs to make big changes

Editor, The July 4 “Sound Off” column on views of a free press by our Founding Fathers did not take into account that today’s media… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2020

Letter: Gym taking steps to make sure its patrons feel safe

Editor, Kudos to Island Athletic Club: For most of my life I played team sports outdoors. Now that I’m a “senior,” I no longer play… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2020

Letter: Think mail-in ballots lead to fraud? Here’s an idea

Editor, Although I do not have a Twitter account, I often go to the website “Factbase.” I find they have the most current Covid-19 stats,… Continue reading

  • Jul 7, 2020

Letter: Garden scraps fine for pigs, table scraps not

Editor, In regard to your recent article about a local farmer who is raising pigs, I would like to raise awareness of a very deadly… Continue reading

  • Jul 7, 2020

Letter: You may someday need services of South Whidbey Fire/EMS

Editor, You may have seen the signs on South Whidbey, “Vote Yes Fire.” I recently retired from South Whidbey Fire/EMS after 28 years. The hard-working… Continue reading

  • Jul 7, 2020

Letter: Analyze positions, opinions, character and background of each candidate

Editor, Growing up in the 1950s, my father was a Republican, so I rather naturally gravitated to that party. He was also rather prejudiced, some… Continue reading

  • Jul 7, 2020

Letter: Price Johnson has earned the trust of 10th District residents

Editor, As an Army veteran and retired businessman still active in my community’s civic activities, it’s important to me that we elect a common-sense senator… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2020

Letter: If you need a reason to dump Trump, this is it

Editor, Trump will defend a Confederate statue but not our American soldiers. It’s been reported and verified that Russia — Putin — offered bounties to… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2020

Letter: True civility is not about shutting up

Editor, Independence. We pride ourselves as Americans that our country was established on the principle of freedom. When the founders were hashing out the details… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2020

Letter: Proud to support Homola for House of Representatives

Editor, In today’s world of so many unknowns, it’s good to have a candidate running for office with a proven record. That’s why I believe… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2020

Letter: Ken’s Korner management has bent over backwards for tenants

Editor, I am writing in response to the Whidbey News-Times article on June 27, “Pharmacy leaving Kens Korner.” The owner of Island Drug didn’t fully… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2020