Letters to the Editor

Letter: Exposure to jet noise is harmful to your health

Editor, Noise exposure from military jets has long been shown to cause a significant increase in blood pressure and “shock” to the body. If noise… Continue reading

  • Feb 15, 2019

 

Letter: Wondering if the Navy has problem with credibility

Editor, The Navy Growler EIS makes dubious assertions, as well as verbal ones, like these expressed in a recent meeting with some Admirals Cove folks:… Continue reading

  • Feb 15, 2019

 

Letter: Fractional reserve lending a good deal for state residents

Editor, Former state treasurer Duane A. Davidson is opposed to the citizens of Washington acquiring the benefits of fractional reserve lending. It’s a concept that… Continue reading

  • Feb 12, 2019

 

Letter: Dams came at high cost to tribes dependent on salmon

Editor, “Urgent warning: Elected officials, if breaching does not begin this winter, you are killing the last hope for southern resident killer whales and our… Continue reading

  • Feb 8, 2019

Letter: Patriot Prayer can’t decide law is unconstitutional

Editor, First, a quote: “Like most rights, the Second Amendment right is not unlimited … It is not a right to keep and carry any… Continue reading

  • Feb 8, 2019

Letter: Residents are suffering from Navy’s ‘sonic abuse’

Editor, Re: three letters in the Wednesday Jan. 30 South Whidbey Record Opinion page. One important letter addresses the ongoing poisoning of groundwater by the… Continue reading

  • Feb 5, 2019

Letter: Navy philosophy dismisses locals’ Growler concerns

Editor, The Langley resident who dismissed the concerns of people living near the touch-and-go landing strip in Coupeville where the Growlers practice is lacking both… Continue reading

  • Feb 5, 2019

Letter: Freeland Library offers limited magazine choices

Editor, A nice remodel on the Freeland Library, but the magazine section has been cut almost in half, maybe due to cost? Where are all… Continue reading

  • Feb 5, 2019

Letter: Name is Tokitae — don’t label her a ‘killer whale’

Editor, I was very heartened to read Patricia Guthrie’s article about the possibility of the orca whale Tokitae being released from her many years of… Continue reading

  • Feb 5, 2019

Letter: A vivid dream about Trump being banished to island

Editor, I had a dream last night. The Mueller report was finally released. It showed Trump was indeed Putin’s puppet. A long list of treasonous-like… Continue reading

  • Feb 1, 2019

We must disavow Patriot Prayer’s ideas, actions

Editor, It is easy to believe that our island is an isolated locale, that nothing that happens here can possibly influence the outside world. However,… Continue reading

  • Feb 1, 2019

Letter: Where the Patriot Prayer group goes, hate follows

Editor, Your newspaper published an article on Jan. 29 titled “Gun-rights group planning Whidbey gathering,” which announced the Feb. 2 “Enforce the 2nd Amendment” meeting… Continue reading

  • Feb 1, 2019

Letter: Patriot Prayer shouldn’t be welcomed on Whidbey

Editor, Patriot Prayer shouldn’t be welcomed on Whidbey Island. You may be fortunate enough to have never heard of the organization Patriot Prayer; they’re often… Continue reading

  • Feb 1, 2019

Letter: OLF discussion needs to remain in the spotlight

Editor, I just want to acutely publicly thank Congressman Rick Larsen for writing the Secretary of the Navy to give time for the Advisory Council… Continue reading

  • Jan 29, 2019

Letter: No sympathy whatsoever for jet noise complainers

Editor, Maybe I am not sympathetic enough to the persons living near the touch-and-go landing strip in Coupeville, but that landing strip has been there… Continue reading

  • Jan 29, 2019

Letter: Navy would allow toxins to remain in drinking water

Editor, The Navy and Coupeville’s “path forward” to the solution of the town’s PFAS-contaminated water supply is a slow one that won’t get people the… Continue reading

  • Jan 29, 2019

Letter: Ballots have been mailed; now it’s time to cast votes

Editor, February ballots have been mailed. Even with only two things to vote on, please don’t think it’s not important. The South Whidbey School District… Continue reading

  • Jan 29, 2019

Letter: U.S. government’s recent shutdown a real travesty

Editor, The government, or any part of it, should never shut down. There is no good reason for this, ever. Again, Trump is hurting ordinary… Continue reading

  • Jan 29, 2019

Letter: WAIF could do more to enrich and help dogs’ lives

Editor, This is in response to the Jan. 12, 2019 article, “Support is great, but WAIF still has its critics” in the South Whidbey Record.… Continue reading

  • Jan 25, 2019

Letter: Outcomes show WAIF is employing best practices

Editor, To address some misunderstandings in the article published Jan. 9, 2019, as WAIF’s Executive Director, I wanted to provide clarification for those in the… Continue reading

  • Jan 22, 2019