Letters to the Editor

Letter: Leave pets at home, don’t let them suffer in a hot car

Editor, It’s hot out folks, even if it’s overcast. It’s too hot to leave your dog in the car. Please don’t leave your dogs in… Continue reading

  • Jul 19, 2019

Letter: Sheriff’s Citizens Patrol kept an eye on residence

Editor, Thank you, to the Island County Sheriff’s Citizens Patrol for watching our home while we were on vacation. We have a security system and… Continue reading

  • Jul 16, 2019

Letter: Paper’s editorial about FOI states what needed said

Editor, Thanks so much for putting in print what needed to be said, what people need to be reminded of…that in the discourse around the… Continue reading

  • Jul 16, 2019

Letter: Navy should reconsider increased use of OLF

Editor, I fear for the safety of my family. I am a 1964 Naval Academy graduate. I received my wings in 1965, flew 3,500 hours… Continue reading

  • Jul 16, 2019

Letter: Navy should reconsider increased use of OLF

Editor, I’d like to thank our legislature, and our House Representative Dave Paul specifically, for making major progress in addressing climate change and protecting our… Continue reading

  • Jul 16, 2019

Letter: Pride picnic held on South Whidbey a family affair

Editor, On the Island Life page of the July 13 edition of the South Whidbey Record, the two folks to the reverend’s right in the… Continue reading

  • Jul 16, 2019

Letter: Ask leaders to support bill for early-onset Alzheimer’s

Editor, There’s a bill coming up in Congress to assist the 200,000 Americans who have early-onset Alzheimer’s. I’m urging Rick Larsen, Maria Cantwell and Patty… Continue reading

  • Jul 12, 2019

Letter: It’s easy for an outsider to criticize Growler victims

Editor, I just had to respond to the letter in the South Whidbey Record of July 10 from Joe Kunzler of Sedro-Woolley. Joe refers to… Continue reading

  • Jul 12, 2019

Letter: What is climate change? The weather is changing

Editor, A response Mr. Gunther’s editorial question of June 26. I have visited the destruction, and participated in cleanup, after five “one-hundred-year storms”, and one… Continue reading

  • Jul 9, 2019

Letter: Sign stealers are not accomplishing anything

Editor, It has come to my attention that small fractions of Americans seem to want to waste valuable time and effort vandalizing the signs of… Continue reading

  • Jul 9, 2019

Letter: DNC is failing to spotlight threat of climate change

Editor, The Democratic National Committee has thus far failed to agree to hold a presidential debate with the sole focus being climate change. The UN… Continue reading

  • Jul 9, 2019

Letter: There’s still kind, helpful people left in this world

Editor, On my drive home from a three-day visit with my son and his family, I realized my handbag was still in Tacoma. No cell… Continue reading

  • Jul 5, 2019

Letter: Putting a new twist on the Pledge of Allegiance

Editor, Happy birthday, USA. I pledge allegiance to the flag of the [allegedly] United States of America [except Canada, Central and South] America, and to… Continue reading

  • Jul 5, 2019

Letter: Instead of trashing camps, show some compassion

Editor, To the Whidbey Island community, this letter is to encourage communication, understanding and sensible problem-solving in our community. We must meet the needs of… Continue reading

  • Jul 2, 2019

Letter: Peer review is crucial to climate change answers

Editor, Regarding, “There are plenty of answers for climate change question” from June 28, I’d like to add a few more sources for solid, science-based… Continue reading

  • Jul 2, 2019

Letter: Better enjoy shellfish before they go extinct

Editor, In response to Kenneth Gunther’s offer to buy a meal for anyone who can explain climate change in practical terms, I’d like to set… Continue reading

  • Jul 2, 2019

Letter: They are here because we were there violating rights

Editor, Guatemala is the single largest contributor of refugees to the United States. A recent poll shows partisan divisions regarding support for Central American refugees,… Continue reading

  • Jun 28, 2019

Letter: There are plenty of answers for climate change question

Editor, Dear Mr. Gunther, today, while attending a Zumba class at Island Athletic, I happened to read the recent editorial in the South Whidbey Record… Continue reading

  • Jun 28, 2019

Letter: A volunteer’s volunteer; thank you for all your help

Editor, Volunteers are the lifeblood of the many nonprofits and local organizations on Whidbey Island, bringing their skills, expertise, passion and commitment to serve our… Continue reading

  • Jun 28, 2019

Letter: What is climate change? What is it changing to?

Editor, Will someone please explain to me what is meant by “climate change?” What does the climate change to? Now if the climates are changing,… Continue reading

  • Jun 25, 2019