Letters to the Editor

Letter: Please vote to restore our governmental function

Editor, According to the filmmaker Michael Moore, our largest “political party” is not Democrats or Republicans but non-voters — over 100 million strong. To me,… Continue reading

  • Oct 30, 2018

Letter: Lane Campbell should be our next sheriff

Editor, I was a reserve police officer with Seattle Police Department for 41 years and a reserve deputy with Island County for three years, amassing… Continue reading

  • Oct 30, 2018

Letter: We need Janet St. Clair’s voice on commission

Editor, We have crossed “party lines” to support Janet St. Clair for Island County commissioner. It’s time that Camano had a resident islander at the… Continue reading

  • Oct 30, 2018

Letter: Vote Hannold out of office

Editor, I was astounded to read Rick Hannold’s statement in the Voters’ Pamphlet that he “has become known for working to keep taxes and fees… Continue reading

  • Oct 30, 2018

Letter: Department of Defense is using D.C. ‘double-speak’

Editor, The Department of Defense is speaking in Washington, D.C. double-speak. Let’s be clear, expansion means more and reduction means less. But the Department of… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2018

Letter: Vote no on I-1634; don’t give corporations power

Editor, Regarding Initiative 1634, you stated in your editorial that the decision about what to put into our bodies should be our own. There is… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2018

Letter: WSF needs to hear feedback

Editor, What prevents Washington State Ferries from issuing a monthly pass for residents of the island? What prevents WSF from allowing island residents from early… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2018

Letter: St. Clair would lead in a fair, balanced way

Editor, In a few days the ballots for our November election will arrive in your mailbox. I am writing to express my strong support for… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2018

Letter: Kept fish pens away from Whidbey, helped save IT

Editor, I am writing to endorse Rick Hannold. He has been our county commissioner for the past four years. Here are just a few of… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2018

Letter: Don’t support candidate backed by special interests

Editor, For starters, Janet St. Clair is a carpetbagger with a professionally run and managed political consultant organization out of Seattle. I always believe in… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2018

Letter: Votes yes to put a price on carbon, help environment

Editor, Thank you for your recent shout-out regarding Initiative 1631 and efforts by the Whidbey chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby to pass it (9/21, “Climate… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2018

Letter: Hannold takes credit for things he didn’t do

Editor, We expect elected officials to be truthful and to exercise a strong work ethic guided by integrity and honesty. Taking credit for the work… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2018

Letter: County sheriff: Vote ‘no’ on I-940, I-1639

Editor, With the Nov. 6 election right around the corner, I want to offer insights as to the impacts Initiative 940 and Initiative 1639 will… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2018

Letter: Oil industry cuts corners to boost profits

Editor, The oil industry claims that it’s for clean air and clean water – even while it pours millions of dollars into political campaigns to… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2018

Letter: Whidbey Island too divided over Growler training in Coupeville

Editor, When I lived in Spain 50 years ago, my host family told me this about the Spanish Civil War: rural villages in the 1930s… Continue reading

  • Oct 19, 2018

Letter: Testimony of Blasey Ford was believable and compelling

Editor, Like millions of other people here in the United States and overseas, I watched the testimony of Dr. Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh… Continue reading

  • Oct 19, 2018

Letter: Ready to represent the citizens of Island County

Editor, After attending the two League of Women Voters forums on South Whidbey, I was particularly impressed by Janet St. Clair, who is running for… Continue reading

  • Oct 16, 2018

Letter: If Dems, independents don’t vote, then what?

Editor, Today, I am calling the Republican party out as the fascist party of Donald Trump. All its Judiciary Committee members aligned to vote “yes”… Continue reading

  • Oct 16, 2018

Letter: Bigger ferry is nice, but turnaround about same

Editor, Washington State Ferries introduced the second of its newest ferries on the Mukilteo-Clinton run. The Suquamish seems pretty identical to the Tokitae if you… Continue reading

  • Oct 12, 2018

Letter: Thanks for helping make DjangoFestNW a success

Editor, As all of the staff here at WICA come up for air, and before the opening of our theatre season this weekend, I wanted… Continue reading

  • Oct 12, 2018