Letters to the Editor

Letter: Despite insurrection, democracy prevailed

Editor, Along with millions of people across the globe, I watched the events at our nation’s capitol unfold with “shock and awe.” As President-Elect Biden… Continue reading

  • Jan 15, 2021

Letter: PSE crews worked night, day to restore electricity

Editor, A huge shout out to the PSE crews that got our power back on so quickly. While we were all affected by the Jan… Continue reading

  • Jan 15, 2021

Letter: Bernie Sanders also drew big crowds, but he still lost

Editor, After the Jan. 6 disgrace at the United States Capitol, I remembered a letter appearing in this newspaper a week earlier. The writer said… Continue reading

  • Jan 12, 2021

Letter: Violence is ugly, only begets more violence

Editor, William Shakespeare wrote in “Julius Caesar” that “The evil that men do lives after them, the good is ofttimes interred with their bones. So… Continue reading

  • Jan 12, 2021

Letter: In America, we have a right to our thoughts

Editor, In the Saturday, Jan. 9 article about Trump supporters in Oak Harbor are comments by Island County Prosecutor Greg Banks. He said Trump supporters… Continue reading

  • Jan 12, 2021

Letter: Sees no evidence of an effort to minimize noise

Editor, Thank goodness media has shed light on the decimation of the soundscape the Growler jets present, especially here on Whidbey. The growing numbers of… Continue reading

  • Jan 12, 2021

Letter: Don’t allow the hate rising nationally infect Whidbey

Editor, My dear Whidbey neighbors, something big happened in our country on Jan. 6. Our political disagreements became a threat to our nation. It rattled… Continue reading

  • Jan 8, 2021

Letter: Hopes event will trigger new era of transparency

Editor, While I appreciate that the Whidbey News-Times is finally recognizing that there are systemic issues in Island County government, as was pointed out in… Continue reading

  • Jan 8, 2021

Letter: Trump administration puts human civilization at risk

Editor, The letter to the editor by Richard Ays in the Dec. 12 Whidbey News-Times and South Whidbey Record provokes my response. Attributing the Biblical… Continue reading

  • Jan 8, 2021

Letter: Walk in someone else’s shoes before judging

Editor, What I have to say I can sum up with one word ‚— “inequality.” I have lived on the island for 26 years and… Continue reading

  • Jan 8, 2021

Letter: We witnessed what blind group allegiance produces

Editor, It’s time to chill. I drove past the Trump rally in Oak Harbor yesterday about 1:30 p.m., right after I had watched Trump supporters… Continue reading

  • Jan 8, 2021

Letter: Whatever your views, give Biden a chance to succeed

Editor, Enough of the chaos, division and racism already. As someone who grew up in apartheid South Africa and looked to America as a beacon… Continue reading

  • Jan 8, 2021

Letter: Conspiracy mongers only contributing to our stress

Editor, We are weary. The year past was exceptionally difficult for just about everyone. I can’t imagine how hard it has been on a lot… Continue reading

  • Jan 5, 2021

Letter: Sheriff’s training for handling mental health incidents shows

Editor, With so many negative stories about law enforcement in the news these days, we’d like to give a big thanks to the Island County… Continue reading

  • Jan 5, 2021

Letter: We’ll likely always have tribal bent in our nature

Editor, Having been characterized as a lurking xenophobe by Sadie Strain in her Dec. 12 letter to the editor, “Why do so many hold dangerous… Continue reading

  • Jan 5, 2021

Letter: Facts about COVID-19 contrary to writer’s claims

Editor, I read the letters to the editor with great enthusiasm for I often gain insights that I haven’t found elsewhere. Sometimes I’m entertained by… Continue reading

  • Dec 29, 2020

Letter: Iran, North Korea shouldn’t be allowed to have nuclear weapons

Editor, We should not continue to allow Iran and North Korea to have nuclear weapons. We need strong treaties that will give us immediate access… Continue reading

  • Dec 29, 2020

Letter: Keep letters short to prevent wasting time

Editor, I have a suggestion for the letters to the editor section — require them to be short. I try to read them all so… Continue reading

  • Dec 29, 2020

Letter: Share your opinion of Navy training in state parks

Editor, I’m proud of my city for passing a resolution opposing the Navy’s application to conduct war games in our state parks. Kudos to the… Continue reading

  • Dec 29, 2020

Letter: Trump tried to do what is best for our country

Editor, Responding to Nancy Meyer’s Dec. 26 letter to the editor of the Whidbey News-Times, first, kudos to Fred Wilferth for a thoughtful, excellent reply… Continue reading

  • Dec 29, 2020