Letters to the Editor

Island County Clerk’s Office was awesome

Editor, I represented myself in a legal matter in Island County Superior Court and had a memorable experience on many levels. What I want to… Continue reading

  • Aug 19, 2017

Langley leaders: consider Freeland sewer offer cautiously

Editor, With regard to offering Langley wastewater treatment capacity to assist Freeland, there is much to be considered and I hope Langley leaders will proceed… Continue reading

  • Aug 17, 2017

Climate change is real, accept it

Editor, After a lengthy search, Mr. Wyman finally found two scientists in his recent letter to the editor, “No, not all scientists agree on global… Continue reading

  • Aug 16, 2017

Guilt for WWII atom bomb deaths belongs solely to Japan

Editor, The recent letter, “We must admit guilt, end this nuclear madness,” is an incomplete recollection of history and the assignment of guilt is wrong.… Continue reading

  • Aug 16, 2017

Langley should keep its promise to artists

Editor, This is letter is in response to The Record’s Aug. 12 editorial, “Insuring privately owned art is the responsibility of artists, not taxpayers.” For… Continue reading

  • Aug 16, 2017

No, not all scientists agree on global warming

Editor, Thanks Ms. Mayhew for furnishing a listing of a large number of your “believers,” however their claim of a catastrophe that will result from… Continue reading

  • Aug 12, 2017

Senior Thrift: determined to make lemonade from life lemons

Editor, Crisis reinforces how special our Whidbey community is. Early in the morning on July 23, I stood in the parking lot at Senior Thrift,… Continue reading

  • Aug 12, 2017

Thanks for bringing up WhidbeyHealth emergency room concerns

Editor, Regarding Pat Wallace’s letter about difficulties at WhidbeyHealth (long emergency department wait times and delays in scheduling procedures), I would like to thank Pat… Continue reading

  • Aug 12, 2017

Use the HERO line, stop South Whidbey ferry line cutters

Editor, Many readers have by now seen the article in the Monday Seattle Times from their “Traffic Lab” regarding ferry line cutters. Several things stand… Continue reading

  • Aug 12, 2017

We must admit guilt, end this nuclear madness

Editor, Seventy-two years ago on Aug. 9, 1945, only three days after the world’s first nuclear bomb was exploded over Hiroshima, a second nuclear bomb… Continue reading

  • Aug 12, 2017

The Morgens made South Whidbey a better place

Editor, Kathryn and Michael Morgen, creative talented staples in our vibrant arts community, are leaving and I am sad to see them go. My first… Continue reading

  • Aug 9, 2017

Whidbey needs to get proactive about code enforcement

Editor, In response to a recent article on code violations, this seems to be a big issue that has been on the back burner, as… Continue reading

  • Aug 9, 2017

Whidbey woman experiences single payer health care, fast and free

Editor, On a recent trip to Scotland I had the misfortune to break a bone in my ankle. I went to the emergency room at… Continue reading

  • Aug 9, 2017

Humans and civilized humans, there’s an age of difference

Editor, Members of this culture are so narcissistic that they’re now calling this era the Anthropocene: the Age of Man. The term was devised by… Continue reading

  • Aug 5, 2017

Lawmakers, can you live on $20,000 a year?

Editor, Legislators, I see you got another raise. That’s two years in a row. Why two years in a row? Someone got smart and found… Continue reading

  • Aug 5, 2017

Trump should return to reality TV

Editor, Perhaps it’s time for Donald J. Trump to return to reality TV. He is more suited to that format. It’s full of drama, negativity… Continue reading

  • Aug 5, 2017

Next step to heal US is with ‘President Pence’

Editor, We are nearing the age of “senior citizenship.” As with many Americans our age, the events of the last few years have given us… Continue reading

  • Aug 2, 2017

Tansy ragwort is nasty stuff, we need it gone

Editor, I’ve noticed a sharp increase in the amount of tansy ragwort along the right of ways and private land on South Whidbey. Tansy ragwort… Continue reading

  • Aug 2, 2017

WhidbeyHealth hospital needs to step up its game

Editor, If you have had to visit the emergency room or schedule a procedure at WhidbeyHealth Medical Center you have, no doubt, encountered several hours… Continue reading

  • Aug 2, 2017

Scientists agree that global warming is a catastrophe in the making

Editor, This is in response to Ronald Wyman’s letter published on July 26. Mr. Wyman responds skeptically to the issue of climate change and asks,… Continue reading

  • Aug 2, 2017