Letters To The Editor

Langley made the right call with Seawall Park

Editor, After gathering information and listening carefully to views on all sides,…

  • Jan 7th, 2017

County shouldn’t settle Wonn Road lawsuit

Editor, As a county resident living on high bank property in the…

  • Jan 7th, 2017

Positive news you may have missed in 2016

Positive news you may have missed in 2016: Editor, From the BBC:…

  • Jan 4th, 2017

Secret Santas made this the best Christmas ever

Editor, My name is Angela and I live in Freeland. A little…

  • Dec 31st, 2016

The board complied with the actual terms of the statute

Editor, Prosecutor Greg Banks criticizes my column in which I point out…

  • Dec 31st, 2016

Federalist Papers are not the end-all of political debate

Editor, In response to Mr. Harry S. Hansen’s letter from Dec. 20,…

  • Dec 28th, 2016

What went wrong with Whidbey’s ferry?

Editor, What is the problem with the ferry system? Less than one…

  • Dec 28th, 2016

Loyalty, experience, transparency and honesty are reasonable qualifications for president

Editor, Fear and anger have recently triumphed over reason and logic. It…

  • Dec 28th, 2016

Raising rent just to raise it is inhumane

Editor, This is an open letter to all those who rent or…

  • Dec 24th, 2016

Trump’s critics include many in Europe

Editor, On Nov. 8, 2016, the civilized world was shocked and dismayed.…

  • Dec 24th, 2016

Whidbey volunteers are the stars of the auditor’s office

Editor, The Island County Treasurer’s Office again wishes to thank our volunteers…

  • Dec 21st, 2016

Return to sanity: the Christmas gift that was not to be

Editor, I just realized something about technology. As it becomes more complex…

  • Dec 21st, 2016

For the record, the US is not a true democracy

Editor, My letter to your newspaper in response to Mr. Erickson’s viewpoint…

  • Dec 21st, 2016

The Electoral College was valid once, but now it stinks like 1787 grape juice

Editor, Who said, “Freedom of the Press belongs to the man who…

  • Dec 20th, 2016

Record column, cartoon brought hard-to-find amusement

Editor, You, Justin Burnett, deserve a major thank-you for your tongue-in-cheek column…

  • Dec 17th, 2016

There are better ways to improve lives than making Langley a sanctuary city

Editor, Clearly, South Whidbey Island has a warm, generous and caring resident…

  • Dec 17th, 2016

Island Shakespeare Festival founder will be missed

Editor, I have heard that Rose Woods is leaving the Island Shakespeare…

  • Dec 14th, 2016

Current South Whidbey booster club board is not suspect

Editor, As the parent of a South Whidbey High School student involved…

  • Dec 14th, 2016

What was your ‘aha!’ moment?

Editor, Think back. Perhaps way back, to a time in school when…

  • Dec 10th, 2016

Expect more bull from the bully pulpit

Editor, What’s behind Donald Trump’s propaganda war with the press? At election…

  • Dec 10th, 2016

South Whidbey needs outside-the-box ferry thinking

Editor, Regarding the ferries, while I am happy to hear the Suquamish…

  • Dec 10th, 2016

Great job on a snowy day, South Whidbey Record

Editor, This is just to say thank you for going way beyond…

  • Dec 10th, 2016

OnWhidbey, nationally, we can achieve breakthroughs rather than stalemates

Editor, Americans are like the contentious crew of a rocky boat. We…

  • Dec 7th, 2016

If you toss the electoral college, should Senate go too?

Editor, Steve Erickson’s article published in the Dec. 3 edition of the…

  • Dec 7th, 2016

Is Langley becoming a sanctuary city a good idea or just another Liberal feel-good pat on the back?

Editor, My issue with the proposed “sanctuary city” for Langley is that…

  • Dec 7th, 2016

Langley, think through the consequences of your good intentions

Editor, The idea that Langley could become a sanctuary city is interesting.…

  • Dec 7th, 2016

Beliefs, appearance are not factors for immigration

Editor, Regarding the incident on the Ohio State University campus where the…

  • Dec 7th, 2016

Whidbey Homeless Coalition expresses thanks for support

Editor, In the spirit of Thanksgiving, the Whidbey Homeless Coalition would like…

  • Dec 7th, 2016

Citizens’ Climate Lobby isn’t done yet

Editor, There’s no papering over November’s painful defeat of state Initiative 732,…

  • Dec 7th, 2016

Whidbey’s own house needs to be in order before inviting guests

Editor, The South Whidbey community is unique in the amount of love…

  • Dec 5th, 2016

Island Shakespeare Festival director expresses graditude

Editor, Seven years ago, a scrappy theatre company was born in the…

  • Dec 3rd, 2016

Island Shakespeare Festival board thanks outgoing director

Editor, From the inception of Island Shakespeare Festival, the artistic vision of…

  • Dec 3rd, 2016

Langley should become a sanctuary city

Editor, At a time when hateful rhetoric is in danger of ruling…

  • Dec 3rd, 2016

Being Liberal doesn’t mean being unpatriotic

Editor, I want to comment on the letter you printed by Richard…

  • Dec 3rd, 2016

When the road to oblivion becomes a narcotic reverie

Editor, Clive Hamilton, in his “Requiem for a Species: Why we Resist…

  • Nov 30th, 2016

The time for action is short, the consequences grave

Editor, President-elect Donald Trump has demonstrated time and again behavior that is…

  • Nov 30th, 2016

Thanks for the dinner, Mobile Turkey Unit

Editor, We would like to thank the Mobile Turkey Unit for a…

  • Nov 30th, 2016

Evangelical support for Trump seems contradictory

Editor, I understand that nationally roughly 80 percent of white Evangelicals voted…

  • Nov 26th, 2016

Stolen mail once again an issue in Langley

Editor, On Thursday, Nov. 17, while out enjoying a nice walk, I…

  • Nov 26th, 2016

Parades aren’t necessary, a ‘thank you’ is enough

Editor, This is in response to Richard Porter’s letter to the editor…

  • Nov 26th, 2016

Untenable is untenable, now and forever

Editor, This is in response to your recent editorial suggesting acceptance of…

  • Nov 26th, 2016

Daughters of Norway are grateful for the support

Editor, On behalf of our local Daughters-of-Norway lodge, I wish to thank…

  • Nov 23rd, 2016

Reporter left out the controversy

Editor, In writing about the proposed Wellness Center for Langley, the reporter…

  • Nov 22nd, 2016

Boxing training can help with Parkinson’s Disease

Editor, Eight months ago I learned I have Parkinson’s disease (PD), a…

  • Nov 22nd, 2016

This is a time for action, not defeat

Editor, Regarding the editor’s column on November 16, 2016: Justin, I will…

  • Nov 19th, 2016

The main stream media failed us

Editor, For those in the main stream media that are surprised at…

  • Nov 19th, 2016

Trump backers will regret their presidential pick

Editor, Get a grip, Trump voters. Working class people: do you really…

  • Nov 19th, 2016

Thanks for the votes, we’ll do great things together

Editor, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the…

We need a three-second day to speed Trump away

Editor, Like millions of my fellow Americans, for the last few days…

  • Nov 19th, 2016

Where was Langley’s patriotism on Veterans Day?

Editor, Veterans Day was celebrated in Coupeville and Oak Harbor by the…

  • Nov 19th, 2016