Letters to the Editor

Health is wealth, we should be investing more into it

Editor, There is a movement afoot in our state to address the current inadequate health care system. It is Initiative 1600. I’m a volunteer for… Continue reading

  • Apr 7, 2018

Honor MLK by joining ‘Poor People’s Campaign’

Editor, April 4 marked the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., our American prophet, and the loss of his leadership was… Continue reading

  • Apr 7, 2018

Libraries services, materials worth ‘Yes’ vote

Editor, In the 1960s, Seattle’s Lake City public library was my haven. Now in my 60s, the Sno-Isle Library system meets my needs as well… Continue reading

  • Apr 7, 2018

Library reserves are required, serve purpose

Editor, A recent letter to the editor made very misleading statements about Sno-Isle Libraries finances, and I want to clear up the misinformation. Sno-Isle Libraries… Continue reading

  • Apr 4, 2018

Doesn’t respond well to threats of service cuts

Editor, I like public libraries. Do we need a Sno-Isle Library levy increase? The people in Washington spend more per person for public libraries than… Continue reading

  • Mar 31, 2018

Paul would be effective district representative

Editor, I met Dave Paul in July this past summer. Since then I have got to know him and admire who he is as a… Continue reading

  • Mar 31, 2018

Student marchers on right side of history

Editor, To the students who marched, thank you! We hear you. You bring hope back to we “adults” who should have dealt with this gun… Continue reading

  • Mar 31, 2018

Voting ‘yes’ for libraries good for community

Editor, Ballots for our library levy arrive next week, and, along with so many friends, neighbors and community leaders, I will be voting yes for… Continue reading

  • Mar 28, 2018

St. Clair would lead county into the future

Editor, With Earth Day around the corner and a commissioner election following, maybe it’s time to review the respective local candidates’ environmental views. In District… Continue reading

  • Mar 24, 2018

THINC needs land for its tiny homes project

Editor, A shortage of housing coupled by the rise in rents and the increase in Airbnb market for in-home apartments has left many of our… Continue reading

  • Mar 24, 2018

Vote ‘yes’ to maintain island’s library services

Editor, I am writing to encourage you to vote yes for libraries. I have served on the board of the Friends of the Freeland Library… Continue reading

  • Mar 21, 2018

IDIPIC needs volunteers to serve as speakers, helpers

Editor, In 2017, the Impaired Driving Impact Panel of Island County presented our impact panels to 343 driver’s education students, 338 parents, 180 NAS Whidbey… Continue reading

  • Mar 20, 2018

Check you facts when talking gun control

Editor, In Lorinda Newton’s March 10 letter, she contends that states with the most gun laws have the most firearms fatalities. This is wrong. According… Continue reading

  • Mar 17, 2018

Guns need as much, if not more, training as cars

Editor, Lorinda Newton’s March 10 letter makes a great argument for the removal of the Dickey Law which prevents the Centers for Disease Control from… Continue reading

  • Mar 14, 2018

If guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have them

Editor, Each mass shooting grieves my soul, be it at a school, a theater, a church or a night club. Life is precious. Loss of… Continue reading

  • Mar 10, 2018

Don’t miss out on Uganda’s dancers Friday

Editor, South Whidbey Islanders: Please rejoice and welcome the dozen-plus young people from Kampala, Uganda, who will be with us during the next week to… Continue reading

  • Mar 7, 2018

Need to start listening to children about guns

Editor, The latest advice from conservative Newt Gingrich: “Let’s arm teachers.” What an unbelievable suggestion, that teachers should carry guns to protect kids, as in… Continue reading

  • Mar 7, 2018

I – 1600 volunteer because healthcare is a human right

Editor, Whole Washington is an ambitious group of citizens and health care professionals, determined to bring universal health care coverage to Washington state through a… Continue reading

  • Mar 3, 2018

We’re still blowin’ in the wind

Editor, Over 50 years ago, Bob Dylan recorded “Blowin’ in the Wind,” a song that reflected many of the challenges of the 1960s. You probably… Continue reading

  • Mar 3, 2018

Council should focus on commercial incentives

Editor, The underlying concern expressed in the South Whidbey Record’s editorial “Live music should continue at the Machine Shop,” is that the live music ordinance… Continue reading

  • Feb 28, 2018