Letters to the Editor

Letter: South Whidbey fundraiser raises $20,000 for schools

Editor, The South Whidbey Schools Foundation thanks our generous community in supporting our annual fundraiser — this year it was an online virtual one in… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2020

Letters: Kudos to Johnson for ensuring CARES funds fairly disbursed

Editor, I would like to thank Island County Commissioner Jill Johnson for her leadership in ensuring that the Congress-approved CARES funding reaches the local businesses… Continue reading

  • Jun 30, 2020

Letter: Voting for Damian Greene would be a smart move

Editor, I was very encouraged to see Damian Greene enter the race for Island County commissioner, District 1, and I enthusiastically support his candidacy. I… Continue reading

  • Jun 30, 2020

Letter: Fixating on Trump’s defeat is detrimental to the country

Editor, In response to Cheri Filion’s letter to the editor in the June 24 Whidbey News-Times, it seems obvious that she is enamored with Obama,… Continue reading

  • Jun 30, 2020

Letter: Congrats to 2020 recipients of Oak Harbor Music Festival scholarships

Editor, I would like to congratulate the recipients of the Oak Harbor Music Festival’s 2020 scholarships. How blessed we are to have a local organization… Continue reading

  • Jun 30, 2020

Letter: Sheriff clearly cares about his deputies, public at large

Editor, Thank God for Sheriff Felici. He obviously cares about his deputies and public at large. I sincerely hope he’s not stolen and taken to… Continue reading

  • Jun 30, 2020

Letter: Grateful for access to water that boat launch, beach provide

Editor, In response to Mike Christen and Jami Robinson Christen’s letter to the editor, I would like to express my family’s immense gratitude for the… Continue reading

  • Jun 30, 2020

Letter: ‘It is President Trump who is using Hitler’s playbook’

Editor, Recent letters to the editor have made it apparent that the Fox News propaganda machine is working well, inciting white supremacists to promote tropes… Continue reading

  • Jun 30, 2020

Letter: Wearing a mask is akin to wearing clothes in public

Editor, Just out of curiosity, why is being asked to wear a face mask in public anymore of an impingement of your personal freedom than… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2020

Letter: Experience with fake $20 was defnitely eye-opening

Editor, Having seen much discussion about passing fake $20 being a crime, apparently in George Floyd’s instance punishable by death, I thought I would tell… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2020

Letter: Statistics refute the notion that systemic racism has faded away

Editor, Bill Merill, I am choking on my kambucha double tall over your opinion that systemic racism just faded away decades ago. Sixteen percent of… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2020

Letter: Show care for others; put on a face mask

Editor, The science is clear. Wearing a mask decreases your chances of getting Covid 19 as well as transmitting it to someone else. So, why… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2020

Letter: SHIBA offering free assistance

Editor, I am one of seven volunteers on Whidbey Island who offer guidance to folks getting ready to enroll in Medicare. We also work closely… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2020

Letter: Navy is listening to calls to the noise complaint line

Editor, It seems that I owe an apology to the Navy. All these years, I thought that the Navy didn’t pay attention to the Growler… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2020

Compassionate, honest judges are necessary

Editor, We are in the midst of a global pandemic, heated politics and social unrest over who we want to be as Americans. Whatever our… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2020

Letter: We need to get back to values that made this country great

Editor, I have lived most of my life in the 20th century. I did two combat cruises, one in Vietnam and one in the Gulf.… Continue reading

  • Jun 23, 2020

Letter: Police are the thin blue line protecting law-abiding citizens

Editor, So, exactly what has been accomplished? Certain groups transformed some protests into predatory mobs that embarked on an orgy of rioting, looting, assault and… Continue reading

  • Jun 23, 2020

Letter: Letter writer was right; things can’t get much worse

Editor, I am writing in response to Richard Ays letter to the editor in the Saturday, June 13 Whidbey News-Times. His letter said it all.… Continue reading

Letter: County should act swiftly to keep boat ramp open

Editor, There has been a lot of community excitement surrounding a proposed five-year sand removal plan for the Mutiny Bay boat ramp on Robinson Road.… Continue reading

  • Jun 23, 2020

Lettter: Before saying more, letter writers should educate themselves

Editor, An appalling number of people seem to feel that now is the appropriate time to display their various forms of ignorance and racism. Some… Continue reading

  • Jun 23, 2020