Letters to the Editor

Letter: Thank you for writing a letter on repealing AUMF

Editor, I appreciated seeing the letter from Karen Anderson supporting the appeal of the 2001 AUMF Act. My husband and I are both retired psychiatrists,… Continue reading

  • Jun 4, 2019

Letter: Thank you for supporting WhidbeyHealth event

Editor, Everyone who attended WhidbeyHealth Foundation’s fundraiser Saturday evening was served great food, met interesting people and enjoyed lively entertainment, all while supporting the WhidbeyHealth’s… Continue reading

  • Jun 4, 2019

Letter: New safety alarms as the number of Growlers grow

Editor, This week, I witnessed firsthand the dangers we are facing with the increased number of Growlers practicing around Outlying Landing Field Coupeville. Growler jets… Continue reading

  • May 31, 2019

Letter: It’s time to put a stop to his incompetent leadership

Editor, A fifth migrant child died in U.S. custody at the southern border this year. Prior to this, it was 10 years since there was… Continue reading

  • May 31, 2019

Letter: Seeking financial support for the SW School District

Editor, The school funding shortfalls in our district have been much in the news recently. Despite budget restraints, teachers and staff continue to do amazing… Continue reading

  • May 31, 2019

Letter: Island County Planning staff not doing a good job

Editor, The Island County Planning staff is currently butchering the Island County zoning codes because of a perception that the codes are hard to understand… Continue reading

  • May 28, 2019

Letter: Setting the record straight about COER community

Editor, In her May 17 letter, Carol Parbs got many of her facts wrong. On behalf of the Citizens of the Ebey’s Reserve, I would… Continue reading

  • May 28, 2019

Woman benefited from her brash embezzling

Editor, It appears embezzling pays pretty good , if you only have to do 17 months for stealing over a quarter of a million dollars… Continue reading

  • May 28, 2019

Letter: WhidbeyHealth is seeking feedback, community voice

Editor, WhidbeyHealth has released an online survey to better understand the community’s health care needs, preferences, and perceptions. We will use this data to support… Continue reading

  • May 24, 2019

Letter: Medical professionals at hospital informed, kind

Editor, Recently I was admitted to WhidbeyHealth Hospital in Coupeville after a brief visit to their E.R. I was in a lot of pain and… Continue reading

  • May 24, 2019

Letter: Art show was a window into student’s minds

Editor, Goosefoot is to be commended for the effort they put into presenting the current young folks — high school students from Oak Harbor, Coupeville,… Continue reading

  • May 24, 2019

Letter: Remember to put ‘Civility First’ this Memorial Day

Editor, On Memorial Day, we pause to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our nation. These brave men and women answered… Continue reading

  • May 21, 2019

Letter: Ken’s Korner Red Apple improvements welcomed

Editor, A huge applause to the Red Apple in Clinton for being my new “go to” grocery store for produce. What a difference the new… Continue reading

  • May 21, 2019

Letter: The OLF was here long before noise naysayers

Editor, I moved to Whidbey Island about four years ago. Though prices were attractive, due to the noise I purposely did not buy near or… Continue reading

  • May 21, 2019

Letter: Late-night jet noise is resulting in stress, pain

Editor, It’s a quarter to 11 p.m. The planes started flying again tonight at 9:15, after flying off and on for most of the day.… Continue reading

  • May 17, 2019

Letter: Why would you complain about Navy jets after move?

Editor, Silence is no longer golden regarding my feelings for the Navy jet noise. I have lived less than a mile from Outlying Field Coupeville… Continue reading

  • May 17, 2019

Suggests JBLM as site for Navy landing practices

Editor, Recently, we requested the Navy consider a viable alternative to using Outlying Field Coupeville, particularly during the summer. On many nights during summer months,… Continue reading

  • May 17, 2019

Letter: When did the Republican party lose their path?

Editor, I have seen a lot of very shameful behavior the last couple weeks from the Republicans in the House and the Senate. They seem… Continue reading

  • May 14, 2019

Letter: New building fuels ideas, speculation and theories

Editor, The topic in the Goose checkout line the other day was that enormous building sprouting up on Bayview road. Speculations included a training facility… Continue reading

  • May 14, 2019

Letter: South Whidbey Hearts Hammers work went well

Editor, It was a stellar day of sunshine on Saturday, May 4, and South Whidbey Hearts & Hammers volunteers showed their mettle on its annual… Continue reading

  • May 14, 2019