Letters to the Editor

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

Letter: Time for the Island County Commissioners to push

Editor, There are discussions of converting 30 acres of rural forest zoned property into an event center for weddings in a forest setting. There is… Continue reading

  • Jan 22, 2019

Letter: Military training, civilians not a good combination

Editor, The Jan. 9, 2019 edition of The Asahi Shimbun News reports that the Japanese government is going to purchase “a small, uninhabited island in… Continue reading

  • Jan 18, 2019

Letter: Graphic information was unnecessary, hurtful

Editor, Regarding the Jan. 16, 2019 article, “Man kills his ex-girlfriend, calls to tell mother, then shoots self” was disturbing, especially given the grief and… Continue reading

  • Jan 18, 2019

Letter: Thank you, Robert Bishop, county coroner

Editor, I’d like to take a moment to thank our Island County Coroner Robert Bishop for all he does for our community. After the sudden… Continue reading

  • Jan 15, 2019

Letter: Opinion page cartoons are biased against Trump

Editor, I have been a customer of the South Whidbey Record for 30-plus years and continue to support having a locally printed paper; many friends… Continue reading

  • Jan 15, 2019

Letter: Forget the wall, get Trump to testify while under oath

Editor, When will Donald Trump be forced to testify under oath? Bill Clinton was held accountable for one lie about adultery. We now know that… Continue reading

  • Jan 15, 2019

Letter: Forever grateful to Planned Parenthood for what it does

Editor, The coming 46th year anniversary of Roe vs. Wade is certainly a time for reflection, as Lorinda Newton says in her letter. As I… Continue reading

  • Jan 15, 2019

Letter: Choose the life of a child over getting an abortion

Editor, This Jan. 22 marks the 46th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade. Many gather to remember this day. Some will gather on Jan. 19 for… Continue reading

  • Jan 11, 2019

Editorial: Discussing animal shelter policies can be healthy, productive

Stories in the South Whidbey Record about dogs and cats are always well read. Reactions are usually strong, whether it’s about kitties being abandoned, a… Continue reading

  • Jan 11, 2019

Letter: COER shouldn’t be able to hijack Section 106 process

Editor, Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve, or COER, has hijacked the Section 106 process. Based on an Island County public records request, COER hijacked the historical… Continue reading

  • Jan 8, 2019

Letter: League of Women Voters, AAUW legislative brunch open to public

Editor, Much has been said about the renewed interest in government in the last few years. While this “new-found” interest may appear to be the… Continue reading

  • Jan 8, 2019

Letter: Letter writer was spot-on about Growler concerns

Editor, Kudos for Dave Anderson’s strong review of the many arguments for shifting the anticipated tripling of Growler practice to places off of Whidbey. He… Continue reading

  • Jan 8, 2019

Letter: Employees getting a bad deal, losing their morale

Editor, I am writing this in response to two letters recently published in your newspaper regarding the transparency of WhidbeyHealth Medical Center in several important… Continue reading

  • Dec 28, 2018

Letter: Navy should consider more on Growler increase

Editor, In response to the proposed increased number of Growler planes and training flights, residents of Whidbey Island have proposed scaling back their numbers, or… Continue reading

  • Dec 28, 2018

Letter: Opposing noisy growlers is far cry from unpatriotic

Editor, I am getting tired of those who are opposed to the Outlying Landing Field (OLF) referred to as unpatriotic, while those teary eyed supporters… Continue reading

  • Dec 24, 2018

Letter: Trump is sending a bad message to rest of world

Editor, America is closed. That is the message Trump wants out in the world. If it takes the death of a seven-year-old child, that’s OK… Continue reading

  • Dec 24, 2018

Letter: Bristow should know the locals before labeling

Editor, In Northwest Voices, Steve Bristow, president of Oak Harbor Council of the Navy League complains about cartoonist Dave Horsey’s depiction titled, “Navy’s noise need… Continue reading

  • Dec 24, 2018

Letter: Mayor deserves praise for making a tough decision

Editor, This is a letter of praise for Langley Mayor Tim Callison — from someone who has occasionally been at cross purposes with him. But… Continue reading

  • Dec 21, 2018