Letters To The Editor

Thank you for helping me through

Editor, A coalition for the homeless who would have thought they would…

  • Mar 1st, 2017

Thank God for common sense

Editor, I live in rural Langley, not within the city so I…

  • Mar 1st, 2017

WICA’s Macbeth was great; Churchill’s performance reminded of Orson Welles

Editor, I had the pleasure of watching Macbeth at Whidbey Island Center…

  • Mar 1st, 2017

Whidbey jet noise complaints are legitimate

Editor In what appears to be a current Republican tactic, our two…

  • Mar 1st, 2017

Island County commissioners were right to deny Coupeville’s grant

Editor, We support the decisions of Island County commissioners Rick Hannold and…

  • Mar 1st, 2017

South Whidbey Record’s opinion piece was biased

Editor, Wow! After reading your Feb. 25 editorial, “Shame on Who?” I…

  • Mar 1st, 2017

The mayor should have led better

Editor, Your editorial chides Mayor Tim Callison for some of his actions…

  • Mar 1st, 2017

Climate change plan is not ‘good news’

Editor, The headline, “Republican Plan for climate change good news,” for the…

  • Feb 25th, 2017

Fact-based discussion of base commerce is needed

Editor, The recent political decision by Island County commissioners Jill Johnson and…

  • Feb 25th, 2017

Come on guys, this ain’t right.

Editor, To Island County Commissioners Jill Johnson and Rick Hannold: You recently…

  • Feb 25th, 2017

We have our own problems to deal with

Editor, This is in response to the issue of sanctuary cities, here…

  • Feb 25th, 2017

Hannold should ask himself if he’s acting for common good

Editor, This letter is in response to the Feb. 15 South Whidbey…

  • Feb 22nd, 2017

If compromise is proactively sought, then diversity is good

Editor, I recently went into a local business and saw a note…

  • Feb 22nd, 2017

Republican plan for climate change is good news

Editor, I’d like to be the bearer of hopeful news! Up until…

  • Feb 18th, 2017

Let’s work together, not at odds with each other

Editor, The last time I checked, we still had freedom of speech…

  • Feb 18th, 2017

Langley must stand by its most vulnerable residents

Editor, Before last night, when I attended an especially informative, engaging, polite…

  • Feb 15th, 2017

Time to reassert our Declaration of Independence

Editor, Once upon a time (Nov. 8, 2016 to be exact) Yankee…

  • Feb 15th, 2017

For enlightenment, study U.S. immigration policy

Editor, The “sanctuary city” meeting was for “educational” purposes. Given the list…

  • Feb 15th, 2017

Central Whidbey will be affected by jet noise

Editor, The Navy’s plan to dramatically increase Growler flight operations will significantly…

  • Feb 11th, 2017

Should Possession Point property be an official ‘park?’

Editor, We have learned from the folks at Washington State Parks and…

  • Feb 11th, 2017

Langley’s sanctuary city proposal is an opportunity

Editor, Have you ever met a refugee? Have you ever met or…

  • Feb 11th, 2017

Get him out, and his cronies too

Editor, Okay, events unfold daily on a predictable but alarming basis with…

  • Feb 11th, 2017

In civilized society, all laws should be followed

Editor, “A contempt of the laws is the high road to anarchy.”…

  • Feb 11th, 2017

Stand up for your rights, rights of others

Editor, In the South Whidbey Record and other media, I’m now seeing…

Some sanctuary questions need answering now

Editor, The City of Langley needs to answer, with the force of…

  • Feb 8th, 2017

Appealing Affordable Care Act could have consequences for Whidbey

Editor, I am writing to raise awareness that if the Affordable Care…

  • Feb 8th, 2017

Good luck Republicans, the whole world is watching

Editor, Perhaps the only good thing about this election is that it…

  • Feb 8th, 2017

Sanctuary: ‘History will record whether or not we took a stand or bowed in complicity’

Editor, Our city leaders are in a dilemma. Should they pass an…

  • Feb 6th, 2017

Testy retort letter about Whidbey airfield was inaccurate

Editor, I’m answering Pete Becker’s testy retort to me about Whidbey’s Growler…

  • Feb 4th, 2017

Let’s make Langley a safe place for all

Let’s make Langley a safe place for all

  • Feb 4th, 2017

Now is the time to stand up for our community, values, neighbors

Editor, My husband and I own a house in Langley. We strongly…

  • Feb 4th, 2017

Sanctuary city: Can we find the middle path that’s wide enough for all?

Editor, The following is a letter I sent to the Langley City…

  • Feb 1st, 2017

Learn the facts, understand the history, support OLF

Editor, I live in Denver, however I was a resident of Langley…

  • Feb 1st, 2017

Thank you, ‘from the bottom of our hearts’

Editor, This letter is to the South Whidbey community. On Friday, Jan.…

  • Jan 28th, 2017

Langley march only one in world that was larger than town

Editor, If you marched in Langley on Saturday, Jan. 21, then you…

  • Jan 28th, 2017

Public discussion requires a safe space to speak, listen, learn

Editor, Part of the reason that I participated in the Womxn’s March…

  • Jan 28th, 2017

Thanks to all who have helped Mother Mentors of Whidbey Island

Editor, I am so grateful to live and work in a community…

  • Jan 25th, 2017

Readers need one paper for all of Whidbey

Editor, The time has come for the Whidbey News Times to be…

  • Jan 25th, 2017

Social activities foster community

Editor, I like the connectedness I feel in Langley at the go…

  • Jan 25th, 2017

Inauguration Day, 2017, will live in infamy

Editor, January 20, 2017, is another date which will live in infamy.…

  • Jan 25th, 2017

Put on ‘your’ big-boy pants, acknowledge mistakes

Editor, I had to respond to the “Freedom isn’t free, jets are…

  • Jan 25th, 2017

We shouldn’t have two realities, truth matters

Editor, It was very interesting for me to come today from my…

  • Jan 25th, 2017

The handling of U.S. goverment affairs

Editor, In response to the apparent lack of desire to govern or…

  • Jan 21st, 2017

Clean water is a right for all Whidbey citizens

Editor, Whidbey water is contaminated. How much? Where? Here’s what we know:…

  • Jan 21st, 2017

Freedom isn’t free, Whidbey jets are necessary

Editor, I normally do not write letters to the editor, but Mr.…

  • Jan 21st, 2017

South Whidbey school board director was wrong, there are no conflicts of interests

Editor, First of all, I would like to once again congratulate Fred…

  • Jan 21st, 2017

Homelessness: Whidbey Island can do better

Editor, On Tuesday, Jan. 10, Sno-Isle Libraries sponsored a discussion on “Homelessness…

  • Jan 18th, 2017

Sports teaches Whidbey students life lessons

Editor, I had the opportunity to officiate the South Whidbey girls varsity…

  • Jan 18th, 2017

Tomorrow’s students will need Langley Middle School

Editor, As a young family with young kids who would have eventually…

  • Jan 18th, 2017

More growlers are no ‘boon’ to Whidbey

Editor, Clinton man Steve Gutzmer wrote in a recent letter to the…

  • Jan 18th, 2017