Letters to the Editor

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

Letter: Level of militarism simply unsustainable

Editor, On the front page of the Dec. 19 edition of The South Whidbey Record a headline reads “Growler meeting may draw a crowd” and… Continue reading

  • Dec 21, 2018

Letter: Global warming no hoax; help to save environment

Editor, Rick Kiser’s letter to the editor on Dec. 15 suggests that global warming is a hoax. In challenging recent reports, he cites the Heartland… Continue reading

  • Dec 18, 2018

Letter: The food bank powered through a power outage

Editor, I don’t often get to send a thank you via the newspaper to the amazing staff and volunteers who make Good Cheer great. However,… Continue reading

  • Dec 18, 2018

Letter: Langley’s handling of records requests dubious

Editor, It was interesting to hear the city of Langley blame the people who request public records for the fact that the city has lost… Continue reading

  • Dec 18, 2018

Letter: Navy, country need place for Growlers to practice

Editor, As a retired master chief who served at Whidbey Island, both in seaplanes and P-3s at Ault Field, I remember them both being too… Continue reading

  • Dec 14, 2018

Letter: Our island community making a big difference

Editor, Thanks to Laura Guido for her article, “Making Art to Make a Difference.” Readers who wish to order Georgia Gerber’s Sheepish Rabbit and/or Settling… Continue reading

  • Dec 14, 2018

Letter: Insurance cuts a slap in the face

Editor, WhidbeyHealth recently announced budget cuts, as noted in the South Whidbey Record on Dec. 12. One of those cuts affected many Whidbey Health retirees.… Continue reading

  • Dec 14, 2018

Letter: Arrest by deputies’ helped avert potential tragedy

Editor, On Nov. 21, we on Whidbey Island were very likely in the crosshairs of a domestic terrorist. The vigilance and courage of our Island… Continue reading

  • Dec 14, 2018

Letter: Not anti-defense; against being ‘collateral damage’

Editor, I read the South Whidbey Record Dec. 5 article, “Navy ends talks on impacts on historic district” and got the distinct impression that this… Continue reading

  • Dec 11, 2018

Letter: Frustrated by a lack of enforcement by county

Editor, It is in the spirit of continuous improvement that I write to you today. Certainly there is much injustice in our world, well beyond… Continue reading

  • Dec 11, 2018