Letters To The Editor

I will not give up the country I love

Editor, I am devastated by the election of Donald Trump. To me,…

  • Nov 16th, 2016

Outcast’s “DOG PARK: The Musical” was great

Editor, Don’t miss out on seeing “DOG PARK: The Musical. What a…

  • Nov 12th, 2016

Candidate thanks voters for support

Editor, This letter is to my fellow 10th LD Citizens. I want…

  • Nov 12th, 2016

My American dream, the one that wasn’t

Editor, What a treat! To wake up the morning after the election…

  • Nov 12th, 2016

Donald Trump is not my president either

Editor, Now that this surreal election is behind us, try this little…

  • Nov 12th, 2016

There’s a silver lining to a Trump presidency

Editor, Well there is a silver lining to Donald Trump being our…

  • Nov 12th, 2016

Americans deserve better from political leaders

Editor, When I imagine my bright and beautiful daughter and granddaughter working…

  • Nov 9th, 2016

Thank you South Whidbey Record for covering churches

Editor, Congratulations and a heartfelt thanks for today’s excellent front-page story about…

  • Nov 9th, 2016

Driver who hit deer should have done more to help

Editor, To the person who struck a deer at about 10:40 a.m.…

  • Nov 9th, 2016

Americans are deceived by the power of votes

Editor, And To The Republic For Which It Stands… We have a…

  • Nov 9th, 2016

Have saner heads prevailed in 2016 election?

Editor, If I were to participate in a national poll and be…

  • Nov 9th, 2016

The Record needs to improve its coverage of the arts

Editor, Last weekend the Saratoga Orchestra finished a fabulous concert of exciting…

  • Nov 9th, 2016

Record’s honors well deserved

Editor, Congratulations on well deserved honors of “general excellence” in state newspaper…

  • Nov 5th, 2016

What does a Trump vote say?

Editor, I just sealed my ballot and put a stamp on it.…

  • Nov 5th, 2016

Bailey is a great state senator

Editor, Seems as if there’s a coordinated letter campaign of hit pieces…

  • Nov 5th, 2016

Support Homola, Republican says

Editor, I’m a lifelong Republican and I am very disappointed with my…

  • Nov 5th, 2016

Bailey isn’t working for Island County

Editor, If girls are sugar and spice and boys are puppy dog…

  • Nov 5th, 2016

Elect Price Johnson to another term

Editor, With the election only a few days away, we are writing…

WEAN helped Saratoga too

Editor, It is great that several groups are now honored by a…

  • Nov 5th, 2016

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | My mailbox was knocked over, the lock pried open

Editor, Away for less than a week, our caring neighbor sent us…

  • Nov 2nd, 2016

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | A vote for Bailey is a vote against LGBTQ civil rights

Editor, Barbara Bailey, running for re-election to our 10th Legislative District Senate…

  • Nov 2nd, 2016

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Why I’m voting for Initiative 732

Editor, State Initiative 732 imposes a fee on fossil fuels based on…

  • Nov 2nd, 2016

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | There are cheaper alternatives to fixing Whidbey’s ferry woes

Editor, What if Community Transit ran an hourly bus, seven days a…

  • Nov 2nd, 2016

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Ferry size is not the problem

Editor, I’ve been a ferry commuter for 20 years and I take…

  • Nov 2nd, 2016

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | We have a right to our own opinions, not our own facts

Editor, During this super-heated political time, we sometimes hear such statements as…

  • Nov 2nd, 2016

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Donald Trump embodies what?

Donald Trump embodies what? Editor, I wish my tolerance level prevented writing…

  • Oct 29th, 2016

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | For once, let’s pass on Barbara Bailey

Editor, Why do people continue to vote for Barbara Bailey? Is it…

  • Oct 29th, 2016

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | How about an atheist for United States president?

Editor, The Oct. 22 Record opinion page is full of praise for…

  • Oct 29th, 2016

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Syria is about establishing a natural gas pipeline

Editor, During WWll the US lost just under one-half million people. Germany…

  • Oct 29th, 2016

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Whidbey voters should OK Initiative 732

Editor, Cutting through soap opera drama and paying attention to news of…

  • Oct 29th, 2016

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Bailey mailer unfair to Homola

Editor, I am appalled at Barbara Bailey’s hit piece that I got…

  • Oct 26th, 2016

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Bailey’s campaign is still negative

Editor, Who do you trust? Our candidates for state Senate have made…

  • Oct 26th, 2016

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Be careful with your mailbox on Whidbey

Editor, Found on Friday, Oct. 21: While out for a nice walk…

  • Oct 26th, 2016

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Letter regarding Homola incorrect

Editor, I recently saw some negative mail smearing Washington Senate candidate Angie…

  • Oct 26th, 2016

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Trump message one of hate, fear

Editor Every four years presidential election hype proclaims an election as the…

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Be careful with your mailbox on Whidbey

Editor, Found on Friday, Oct. 21: While out for a nice walk near Wycliff and Wilkinson south of Langley, I noticed a blue Payless cloth bag in the grass on the side of the road. It was full of soggy mail from many different addresses, from Highway 525 to the Fairgrounds, which included things like Amazon bills, Bank of America statements, and Macy’s bills. Action taken: Turned in to Freeland police. I hope they will go through all of the mail and contact everyone involved! At the very least, people will be missing some bills. At the worst, identities could have been stolen.

  • Oct 25th, 2016

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Bailey’s campaign is still negative

Editor, Who do you trust? Our candidates for state Senate have made a commitment to not run negative campaigns against each other, and only talk about the issues. Two days in a row I’ve received negative campaign mailers against candidate Angie Homola. They claim to be from the Good Government Leadership Council, but both the Public Disclosure Commission and I traced their origin. Funding for these hit pieces came from lobbyist working for the insurance industry, big tobacco, payday lenders & debt collectors, out of state drug companies, and Wall Street banks.

  • Oct 25th, 2016

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Letter regarding Homola incorrect

Editor, I recently saw some negative mail smearing Washington Senate candidate Angie Homola; unflattering photo-shopped picture, you know the genre. Curious about the nasty-sounding “record” it portrayed, I did some digging. One typical example: “Before she was removed as an Island County Commissioner Homola voted 13 times to raise taxes, including property taxes.”

  • Oct 25th, 2016

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Trump message one of hate, fear

Editor, Every four years presidential election hype proclaims an election as the most important ever. In truth some elections are more important than others. The election of Barack Obama in 2008 and the challenge of Donald Trump in 2016, for entirely different reasons, fit the important election category. Obama’s election brought forth what is best about America, appealing to the “better angels of our being.” It was a positive affirmation of our diversity.

  • Oct 25th, 2016

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Bailey letter in mail unfair to Homola

Editor, I am appalled at Barbara Bailey’s hit piece that I got in the mail today — distortions, misrepresentations and outright falsehoods. This is the tone, the example she wants to set in her effort to get re-elected? For crying out loud, she attacks Angie Homola for voting to cut the county budget, cuts that were essential to balance the budget during the great recession. Bailey also claims that Homola was “let go” from her job as a county building inspector, a claim which is simply not true.

  • Oct 25th, 2016

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | It’s time for an even playing field on South Whidbey

Editor, Less anyone feels sorry for the Archbishop Murphy football team, which…

  • Oct 22nd, 2016

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Presidential pick is the business of all Whidbey voters

Editor, It’s the political season and, in America, isn’t it always? I…

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Trump embodies Christian values

Editor, Thank God for Donald Trump. He stand up for the true…

  • Oct 22nd, 2016

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Wake up, there’s a problem at Seawall Park

Editor, Recently there was a community forum in Clinton regarding drug use…

  • Oct 22nd, 2016

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Whidbey Republican leaders should address Trump

Editor, The Trump campaign has now gone largely non-partisan with the abandonment…

  • Oct 22nd, 2016

Obituary for Kathryn Marty

Kathryn “Kathy” Fay Marty, born June 23, 1952 in Kirkland, WA to…

  • Oct 22nd, 2016

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Wake up, there’s a problem at Seawall Park

Editor, Recently there was a community forum in Clinton regarding drug use and crime. The Langley Seawall Park now has hours limiting night use because of crime, vandalism and drugs. I found a used needle at the park this spring, but threw it away before I realized there was a growing issue. At a vacant property that I have listed for sale, I have had someone sleep in the yard this summer, something I’ve never seen before, even during the recession years.

  • Oct 21st, 2016

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Presidential pick is the business of all Whidbey voters

Editor, It’s the political season and, in America, isn’t it always? I just had to chime in re: a County Commissioner, Jill Johnson. When asked by Steve Erickson who she was supporting in the national campaigns for president she said, “None of your damn business, Steve.” I happen to believe it is all of our business to know where a local candidate stands philosophically. I suspect that Jill will vote for Trump and follow the “party line” with an answer like that to a constituent’s question, very Trumpian.

  • Oct 21st, 2016

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | It’s time for an even playing field on South Whidbey

Editor, Lest anyone feels sorry for the Archbishop Murphy football team, which has now had five consecutive forfeits, here are the facts about private schools like ATM competing in sports versus small, rural public schools. For the past seven years in the Cascade Conference, in the major team sports Archbishop Murphy and King’s have combined to win 90 percent of the Conference Championships.

  • Oct 21st, 2016

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Whidbey Republican leaders should address Trump

Editor, The Trump campaign has now gone largely non-partisan with the abandonment of many of the GOP leadership. As such any normative constraints of civility on his campaign are lost and the Republican party has been dangerously, morally compromised. And most tragically, the self respect of our entire nation, both internally and abroad, is ever more dishonored and ashamed. We can expect political discourse to stretch truth in favor of a candidate’s position, but stretching the truth is quite different from mostly outright lies for the purpose of self promotion and fear mongering. The country is not in dire crisis. The government is nowhere near a disaster. We still hold to a resilient constitutional process, albeit challenged by political and cultural divisions.

  • Oct 21st, 2016