Letters to the Editor

Vote ‘yes’ to maintain island’s library services

Editor, I am writing to encourage you to vote yes for libraries. I have served on the board of the Friends of the Freeland Library… Continue reading

  • Mar 21, 2018

IDIPIC needs volunteers to serve as speakers, helpers

Editor, In 2017, the Impaired Driving Impact Panel of Island County presented our impact panels to 343 driver’s education students, 338 parents, 180 NAS Whidbey… Continue reading

  • Mar 20, 2018

Check you facts when talking gun control

Editor, In Lorinda Newton’s March 10 letter, she contends that states with the most gun laws have the most firearms fatalities. This is wrong. According… Continue reading

  • Mar 17, 2018

Guns need as much, if not more, training as cars

Editor, Lorinda Newton’s March 10 letter makes a great argument for the removal of the Dickey Law which prevents the Centers for Disease Control from… Continue reading

  • Mar 14, 2018

If guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have them

Editor, Each mass shooting grieves my soul, be it at a school, a theater, a church or a night club. Life is precious. Loss of… Continue reading

  • Mar 10, 2018

Don’t miss out on Uganda’s dancers Friday

Editor, South Whidbey Islanders: Please rejoice and welcome the dozen-plus young people from Kampala, Uganda, who will be with us during the next week to… Continue reading

  • Mar 7, 2018

Need to start listening to children about guns

Editor, The latest advice from conservative Newt Gingrich: “Let’s arm teachers.” What an unbelievable suggestion, that teachers should carry guns to protect kids, as in… Continue reading

  • Mar 7, 2018

I – 1600 volunteer because healthcare is a human right

Editor, Whole Washington is an ambitious group of citizens and health care professionals, determined to bring universal health care coverage to Washington state through a… Continue reading

  • Mar 3, 2018

We’re still blowin’ in the wind

Editor, Over 50 years ago, Bob Dylan recorded “Blowin’ in the Wind,” a song that reflected many of the challenges of the 1960s. You probably… Continue reading

  • Mar 3, 2018

Council should focus on commercial incentives

Editor, The underlying concern expressed in the South Whidbey Record’s editorial “Live music should continue at the Machine Shop,” is that the live music ordinance… Continue reading

  • Feb 28, 2018

Let’s just keep young people out of Langley

Editor, To the members of Langley Association of Neighbors Downtown in the Feb. 24 front page story, more power to you! We have enough rabble… Continue reading

  • Feb 28, 2018

Machine Shop offers valuable enrichment

Editor, As a South Whidbey resident and mother of three, I was surprised and saddened to learn that business owner Tim Leonard continues to come… Continue reading

  • Feb 28, 2018

Focus gun control on assault rifles

Editor, Mr. Fred Stillwell’s recent letter in which he attempts to create a false equivalence between a mass shooting and other deaths due to drugs… Continue reading

  • Feb 24, 2018

Banning all guns isn’t the answer to mass shootings

Editor, In reply to Sharron Gray’s Feb. 3 letter to the editor, she said that her niece, visiting from London, had the answer to our… Continue reading

  • Feb 21, 2018

Thankful to community for festival support

Editor, Island Shakespeare Festival presented its first indoor production in January at WICA’s Zech Hall. “Shakespeare’s Other Women” attracted full houses with its virtuoso acting,… Continue reading

  • Feb 21, 2018

Concerned with safety of island and country

Editor, I was concerned about the Feb. 7 article “Law will allow for nuclear missile prep.” As Cynthia Kaul and Keith Anderson point out in… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2018

Irony in Navy, civillian responses to security

Editor, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island just concluded a two-week drill which was an anti-terrorism exercise called Solid Curtain/Citadel Shield. I bring this up as… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2018

Roundabout isn’t safe solution to traffic

Editor, The Washington State Department of Transportation has not put traffic counters on State Highway 20, Banta or other roads. How can WSDOT design any… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2018

Thank you for urging responsible climate change action

Editor, Thank you for your editorial urging responsible action in confronting climate change. Washington state is poised to be a leader and model for other… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2018

Clarifying a few seed-related facts in article

Editor, Thanks so much to The Record for helping spread the word about Deep Harvest Seeds. We very quickly crammed Evan Thompson, a wonderful local… Continue reading

  • Feb 14, 2018