Letters to the Editor

‘Ignorance’ on opioid lawsuit ‘disappointing’

Editor, I was surprised and disappointed at the ignorance shown by county commissioners Rick Hannold and Jill Johnson at the meeting to decide whether the… Continue reading

  • Apr 21, 2018


Need to elect Democrats to U.S. House, Senate

Editor, For graying baby boomers like me, Nov. 6 this a second chance to answer the call of history. Just as some of us did… Continue reading

  • Apr 21, 2018


Support Sno-Isle library system levy increase

Editor, Our libraries are not free. Your Sno-Isle Library card is free, but the wonderful system of Sno-Isle Libraries that we enjoy in Island and… Continue reading

  • Apr 21, 2018


It’s not about facts, but how to change

Editor, I have read with interest the debate between Dean Enell and Rick Hannold concerning anthropogenic — human caused — climate disruption. Neither believes the… Continue reading

  • Apr 18, 2018

Libraries are heart of community, deserve support

Editor, People on Whidbey Island know how valuable our libraries are to our communities. We have access to the resources of a library system that… Continue reading

  • Apr 18, 2018

‘Glass Menagerie’ will make you laugh, cry

Editor, WICA’s latest theatrical offering is Tennessee Williams’ most famous play, “The Glass Menagerie.” It runs every weekend through April 21. Why should you go… Continue reading

  • Apr 14, 2018

Cutting parking is irresponsible of city

Editor, The City of Langley has presented two plans for a project on First Street to utilize a $250,000 state grant. One, with improved angled… Continue reading

  • Apr 14, 2018

Realized I’m proud to be an ‘old guy’

Editor, I never thought being an old guy would make me proud of being old and just me, but I am. It took having to… Continue reading

  • Apr 13, 2018

Elect someone who stands up for environment

Editor, Who is Rick Hannold representing? It certainly doesn’t seem to be the citizens of Island County or the environment that sustains us. In a… Continue reading

  • Apr 11, 2018

Now is the time to vote yes for libraries

Editor, We have our special ballots and now is the time to support our community by voting yes for the Sno-Isle Intercounty Rural Library District… Continue reading

  • Apr 11, 2018

Thanks for making Bunco fundraiser a success

Editor, Guild 21 of Providence General Children’s Association hosted their 14th annual Bunco night on March 24 at Useless Bay Golf and Country Club. Guests… Continue reading

  • Apr 11, 2018

Want a commissioner that’s cognizant of local, global issues

Editor, Thanks to Rick Hannold for responding to my somewhat grim portrayal of his environmental record in light of Earth Day this month. Any response… Continue reading

  • Apr 11, 2018

Won’t know how much we lost until library gone

Editor, We need to support our libraries by voting yes for libraries on April 24. If the levy fails, we will lose a precious community… Continue reading

  • Apr 11, 2018

Health is wealth, we should be investing more into it

Editor, There is a movement afoot in our state to address the current inadequate health care system. It is Initiative 1600. I’m a volunteer for… Continue reading

  • Apr 7, 2018

Honor MLK by joining ‘Poor People’s Campaign’

Editor, April 4 marked the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., our American prophet, and the loss of his leadership was… Continue reading

  • Apr 7, 2018

Libraries services, materials worth ‘Yes’ vote

Editor, In the 1960s, Seattle’s Lake City public library was my haven. Now in my 60s, the Sno-Isle Library system meets my needs as well… Continue reading

  • Apr 7, 2018

Library reserves are required, serve purpose

Editor, A recent letter to the editor made very misleading statements about Sno-Isle Libraries finances, and I want to clear up the misinformation. Sno-Isle Libraries… Continue reading

  • Apr 4, 2018

Doesn’t respond well to threats of service cuts

Editor, I like public libraries. Do we need a Sno-Isle Library levy increase? The people in Washington spend more per person for public libraries than… Continue reading

  • Mar 31, 2018

Paul would be effective district representative

Editor, I met Dave Paul in July this past summer. Since then I have got to know him and admire who he is as a… Continue reading

  • Mar 31, 2018

Student marchers on right side of history

Editor, To the students who marched, thank you! We hear you. You bring hope back to we “adults” who should have dealt with this gun… Continue reading

  • Mar 31, 2018